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Japan Journeys launch new 12-night family holiday

18th June 2013 Print

Japan Journeys, a leading specialist operator of tailor-made holidays and escorted tours to Japan, has launched a new 12-night dedicated Family Holiday package combining the best of Japan’s cultural and modern experiences for discerning families, starting from £5,895 (total for two adults and two children aged 11 or under).

The itinerary is designed to provide families with an opportunity to see all the main sights of Japan (with visits to Tokyo, Kyoto, the island of Miyajima, Nara and Hiroshima), whilst allowing them plenty of time to explore their own interests in more depth.

Japan offers families a completely diverse holiday experience with activities to suit all ages and there are plenty of reasons for families to fall in love Japan. Below are just some of the family experiences and activities available families when holidaying in Japan.

Home of Sega, Nintendo and Playstation, Tokyo is a gamers’ paradise and in the Akihabara district of Tokyo teenagers can check out the latest tech and hottest gadgets and games way before any of their friends back home.
The ancient Japanese culture provides endless opportunities for families to enjoy a hands-on educational experience such as a Taiko drumming lesson; a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto; Samurai and Ninja lessons; origami and Sumo tournaments.

The Japanese are big fans of karaoke and with the popularity of The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent in the UK, hiring a private karaoke booth pre-loaded with hundreds of English-speaking songs can be great fun for the whole family.
Children adore trains and the itinerary provides an opportunity to ride the world famous bullet (shinkansen) train. With speeds of up to 186 mph it is sure to delight kids of all ages.

Japanese animation characters such as Power Rangers, Pokemon and the Transformers are already hugely popular with UK kids and so every visit to Tokyo should include a visit to Studio Ghibli where the Oscar winning film ‘Spirited Away’ was made.

Kids love to dress up and so do the Japanese, so people watching in Harajuku where ‘cosplay’ (dressing up in character) fans hang out is a great, free activity, or visit the Kyoto Toei Studio Park where children can try on traditional Samurai or a Geisha outfits.

Japan is home to several theme parks including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sega Joypolis and Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park packed with some of the world’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coasters, all set against a picturesque backdrop of Mount Fuji. Leisure Land features a ‘ninja illusion house’ and petrol heads will love the Toyota Megaweb.

Details: With three pricing options to choose from there is a 12-night Family Holiday package suitable for all budgets. Starting from £5,895 (total price for two adults and two children aged 11 or under) the Bronze Package includes 12-nights’ standard accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, a 7-day Japan Rail Pass, escorted coach tours of Tokyo (with lunch), Kyoto (with lunch) and Nara, airport transfers and a detailed Japan Journeys Information Pack. Price excludes international flights.

The Silver Package costs from £8,095 per family (two adults, two children and includes superior accommodation) and the Gold Package costs from £11,795 per family (two adults, two children and includes deluxe accommodation.

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