Custom Group Travel
Planning a family vacation to Japan? You’re in for a treat! Japan happens to be one of the safest countries in the world, is easily navigable, and offers a variety of family-fun activities. Whether you are seeking introduction to another culture or enjoying modern attractions, Japan has something to offer for everyone in the family. Parents may want to visit historic temples, lively festivals, and lush gardens, while children will look forward to Japan’s majestic castles, theme parks, and snow monkeys. Listed below are family-friendly places to visit in Japan, so you can begin planning the perfect family trip.
Japan is an amazing country with rich culture and history. Museums are highly recommended for families eager to learn another country’s background and traditions. They are also great exposure for people fascinated in modern technologies, science, space, and other special interests. Both children and adults alike will enjoy the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, the National Museum of Emerging Science, the Miho Museum, the Ghibli Museum, and the Edo-Tokyo Museum.
Lovers of animals and the sea will enjoy Japan’s spectacular aquariums. Since Japan is an island country, its culture and history will always be tied to the ocean. One of the best aquariums in Japan is the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa. Other spectacular and popular aquariums include the Aquamarine Fukushima in Iwaki, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka, and Marine World Uminonakamichi in Fukuoka.
Japan holds world-famous brand name amusement parks, such as Universal Studious, as well as theme parks unique to only its country. One of the most sought-after theme parks in Japan is of course, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, home to wondrous attractions and character-shaped foods that Japan is renowned for. Since ninjas and samurai are iconic in Japan, Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland) is a perfect way for families to explore historically based attractions, dress up in costumes, and watch live-action shows. Hello Kitty fans will love the indoor theme park Sanrio Puroland.
Festivals take place all over Japan during every season. This is a great way for families to indulge in Japanese culture while introducing a new experience to the young ones. Depending on the event, many festivals in Japan consist of delicious street food, traditional music performances, and ornately decorated floats. Check out the illuminated Sapporo Snow Festival in winter, the stunning Takayama Sanno Festival in spring, the colorful Nebuta Matsuri during summer, and the historical Jidai Matsuri in the autumn season.
When the average person thinks of castles, they may immediately think of European medieval-style castles. However, Japan happens to be home to several impressive castles that are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Be sure to visit the elegant Himeji Castle, an original-standing structure and a perfect example of traditional Japanese castle architecture. Kids will love to visit the former residences of high ranking samurai warriors and war lords. Other magnificent castles include the Matsumoto Castle (Crow Castle), the Osaka Castle, and the Hirosaki Castle.
The whole family will love the unique experience of meeting Japan’s famous snow monkeys. These onsen-bathing monkeys, Japanese Macaques to be exact, are found at the Jigokudani Monkey Park located deep into the forest. They are accustomed to humans, allowing a special close-up experience. The park is best visited during the colder seasons, where a snowy backdrop makes for an excellent photo-taking opportunity.
When you contact us through e-mail or phone, we will discuss the type of trip and services you're interested in. There are many things to consider when planning your trip to Japan, such as your travel date, length of stay, destination cities, points of interest, and budget. Based on this information, we will create an initial “sketch” itinerary that includes an outline of recommended travel routes, destinations, accommodations, transportation type, and services we can provide.
Many of our clients select one of our existing Group Tour itineraries and adjust it according to their interests, budget, and other modifications. We also have clients that have their own ideas about their intentions and plans, or even a specific itinerary in mind. However you envision your tour to Japan, you can depend on us to provide first-rate service and exceptional pricing. A minimum of 15 travelers is recommended to get the best rates. (Although we can accommodate smaller parties at higher rates).
Our Japan Custom Group Travel Inquiry Form is designed to give us a clear picture of your interests and preferences, so that we can create the ideal vacation for you. If one of our itinerary is the ideal base plan for you, please mention so in your inquiry. We will customize the plan so that the plan will meet your specific needs and desires.
5.0 stars based on 18 REVIEWS
6/3/2019-6/16/2019 / June 24, 2019
What made this tour awesome for us was definitely our tour guide, Ai Orikane. Also our driver, Tanaka-san was especially friendly, extremely helpful and flexible. Ai was very flexible and resourceful, making our suddenly cancelled visit to Puroland into a happy day by giving us alternative things to do that we enjoyed. She is a very professional, friendly and intelligent guide, who definitely made our trip wonderful. We couldn't have imagined having any other tour guide with us. We would definitely recommend AJT and especially Ai as the tour guide to anyone we know who will be travelling to Japan and needs a tour and/or guide.
Mrs Trewin from Canada
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 3, 2019
Kim was a terrific tour leader! She was so pleasant ....always smiling and trying to accommodate us. Nagi our first driver in Kyushu was also excellent. He always greeted us and made eye contact. He also kept the bus so clean. Loved the variety of places we visited ...sake factory, crane park, ice cream making, flower fields, oldest temple, etc. The meals were delicious, but could have used a little more variety. Too many kaiseki meals in a row. Would have loved more street food, ramen, udon for instance.
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 4, 2019
Our guide Kim was nothing short of fantastic. She was one of the most pleasant and knowledgable people I have ever met. Please tell her how much we appreciate her.
Mr & Mrs Glaser
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 10, 2019
Excellent guide and top quality hotels, transportation and food.
3/28/2019-4/11/2019 / April 17, 2019
with so many dietary restriction in our group, you have managed to do wonderful job except for confusion on 2nd and 3rd day. Best driver and guide we had who went out of their way to make us comfortable. Mr Kioshi Katsume was always available and answered all questions throughout the booking process. This was my 56th country but never received such a good service before.
Patel Group from USA