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Travelers flock to Kyoto for its historic temples and cherry blossoms. But it also offers plenty of options for little ones. Here are some kid-friendly attractions and walking tours you won’t want to miss while visiting the old Japanese capital.
- Take a day trip to Nara, where you can visit the famous deer park, or imagine the samurai at Nijo-jo Castle, an Edo-era fortress that looks straight out of the pages of a children’s book.
- Visit the Kyoto Zoo, the second oldest animal park in Japan, home to a petting zoo and more than a thousand creatures in total.
- Book a small-group walking tour, which allows for a more intimate experience at sights like Fushimi Inari Shrine and can be personalized for younger travelers.
- Marvel at the wide variety of food items for sale at the Nishiki Market, a bustling hub of commerce in the city center.
- Take a train-themed visit to Kyoto Railway Museum, an institution that lets you explore 19 vintage steam trains and even ride one. Then head to Kyoto Station to observe the steam-train’s modern successor, the bullet train, in action.
- Hike amidst the bamboo groves of nearby Arashiyama, with a stop at the nearby monkey park.
- Visit Kyoto Studio Park, a working film studio that offers film sets, a haunted house, arcades, and various rides.
- Observe aquatic wildlife at Kyoto Aquarium, where you can see frolicking dolphins, penguins, seals, and more.
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Your child will get to experience different Japanese cultural activities during their time with us. Our friendly, English speaking staff will take care of your child. While your kids are with us, parents can enjoy sightseeing in a more relaxed manner. Local kids may join sometimes! Your kids can make friends with local kids and enjoy playing with kids from Japan. We have a morning class and an afternoon class. You can choose one or both!
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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