Japan's History for Families

Family
Family
10 - 12
days

Explore Japanese history, starting in the modern city of Tokyo, followed by the Edo Period gems of Nara, the devastating toll of WWII in Hiroshima, and finally Kyoto's Imperial charm.

In this trip

  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Tokyo, Japan

  • 2

    Nara, Japan

  • 3

    Hiroshima, Japan

  • 4

    Kyoto, Japan

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Things to do in and around Tokyo

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  • tokyo street
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  • Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
  • Yakiniku in Ueno. Tokyo-150527-7
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  • Yokohama by night
  • Sakura at Chidorigafuchi Park
  • Hamarikyu Gardens
  • ooedo onsen monogatari
  • Shinjuku 13-10-26
  • Hakone, Japan
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  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
  • Senso-ji
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Rikugien Garden @ Komagome
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  • 藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム
  • Tosho-gu Shrine
  • Yanaka - Tokyo
  • tokyo international forum
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
  • Kamakura...
   
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Tokyo

Japan, Kanto region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

Brimming with undeniable energy, Japan's capital and largest city is a vast metropolis full of museums, parks, and cultural monuments.

Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and most populous city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868. Many tourists visit the various downtowns, stores, and entertainment districts. Among a multitude of attractions you may find museums, markets, gardens, shrines, castles, and many more.
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Things to do in and around Nara

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  • Nara Park
  • Todai-ji temple, Nara Japan
  • Horyu-ji: Kondo & Gojunoto
  • Osaka!
  • Arashiyama
  • Isuien garden in Nara
  • Kofuku-ji, Nara
  • Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine), Nara-0586
  • Nara: Nara National Museum
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Kobe
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  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
   
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Nara

Japan, Kansai region

HistoricCulture2 nights

A culturally significant city, Nara is full of Japanese heritage, historic landmarks, as well as a wealth of shrines and temples.

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara remain: specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gango-ji, Yakushi-ji, Toshodai-ji, and the Heijo Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the legendary history of Kasuga Shrine, a mythological god Takemikazuchi arrived in Nara on a white deer to guard the newly built capital of Heijo-kyo. Since then the deer have been regarded as heavenly animals, protecting the city and the country.
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Things to do in and around Hiroshima

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  • Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • 広島平和記念資料館 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Itsukushima
  • 女木島 / Megijima
  • 200509 hiroshima museum of art
  • Ogijima 3/29
  • PhoTones Works #6940
  • Matsuyama Castle
  • Takamatsu
   
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Hiroshima

Japan, Chugoku region

HistoricCultureFood2 nights

Known as the world's first city in history to be hit by a nuclear weapon, this city features memorial museums, shrines, and castles.

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu - the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Broad Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Hiroshima has a humid subtropical climate characterized by mild winters and hot humid summers.
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Things to do in and around Kyoto

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  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Kyoto
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  • Osaka!
  • Arashiyama
  • Ginkaku-ji @ Kyoto
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  • Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
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  • Kobe
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Kyoto national museum
  • Gion District, Kyoto
  • Tenryu-ji
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  • Nayabashi, Nagoya
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Kyoto

Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

The capital of Imperial Japan for a whole millennium, the charming Kyoto is full of museums, cultural monuments, castles, and parks.

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Although archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, relatively little is known about human activity in the area before the 6th century AD, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.
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