Japan is a fantastic destination to travel to with kids in tow, and the accommodation you choose can greatly assist in how pleasant the overall family travel experience is. Hotel reservation site Booking.com recently released a top 5 list of family friendly lodging spots across the country, and you can find out more about them below.
Hotel Kowakuen Haruka, Ehime
For a limited time, Ehime's Hotel Kowakuen Haruka has a themed room which is perfect for the animal lovers out there. The collaboration with Tobe Zoological Park runs until October 31st and includes a room decked out with 3D animal art and animal plush toys. Another highlight of a stay here is the large public bath with a panoramic view of Matsuyama City, including Dogo Onsen and Matsuyama Castle.
1-1 Dogosagidanicho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0836
Mimaru Kyoto Shinmachi Sanjo, Kyoto
If you've got a Pokémon fan in your household, pop Mimaru Kyoto Shinmachi Sanjo on your accommodation must-stay list for the future. The Pokémon room at the property includes a feature wall decorated with a Pokéball design, and a giant plush Snorlax resting on the bed. In addition, the tableware and mugs are all Pokémon themed, and guests receive original Pokémon goods as gifts during their stay.
105 Machigashiracho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8206
Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa, Hokkaido
A top recommendation for families who enjoy the beauty of nature is Hokkaido's Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa. The accommodation spot is located in close proximity to the Shikotsu Toya National Park, but you don't even need to venture off the property if you don't want to. On-site there is an outdoor adventure park, indoor play areas, a full-sized climbing wall, and hot springs facilities after a long day of physical activity.
300-7 Otakiku Kitayuzawaonsencho, Date, Hokkaido 052-0316
I+land Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Located on Iojima Island around 30 minutes from central Nagasaki, I+land Nagasaki is a fantastic accommodation option for adults and children alike. The resort-style property has a wide array of attractions to keep the family entertained, including the Arkland Spa which boasts a dedicated kids waterplay area.
1-3277-7 Iojima-machi Nagasaki City, Nagasaki, 851-1201
Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay, Chiba
Situated just 30 minutes by car from central Tokyo and with close proximity to Tokyo Disneyland, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay serves as a perfect home base for travelers with children. A free shuttle bus provides easy access from the hotel to the theme park, and many of the hotel's rooms are designed with families in mind. The Urayasu City Sogo Park is also right across from the hotel if your children need to burn off a little extra energy.
5 Chome-8-23 Akemi, Urayasu, Chiba 279-0014