Posts tagged family Japan itinerary
Tokyo Highlights for Families

We top and tailed our trip to Japan with Tokyo, flying in and out of Narita airport. Don't underestimate the sheer magnitude of this city. It's insane. And no, you won't fit everything in! It would take a lifetime of trips to reach every corner of this city. But if you are traveling with your family here are some Tokyo highlights for us and our 2.5 yr old! 

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Odawara and Hakone

So day 5 was a travel day for us and due to the kiddo getting his grump on middayish, we decided to leg it out of Tokyo relatively early to avoid having to travel with crazy. 

We arrived in Odawara and decided to get to some greenery, so headed to Odawara Castle. We didn't know what else was around here, only that there were a few gardens, and we just needed space for the kid to be a kid outside of his pram. So we walked over from the station (about 10 mins) with big ol' faithful (our suitcase) and found the Castle. 

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Tokyo adventures around the hotel in Iidabashi and Tokyo Dome

We all felt groggy and a little grumpy this morning. We woke up in new surroundings and in a country we had never been before, after a full day of transit yesterday with our 2.5 year old which was utterly exhausting. 

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JAPAN ITINERARY! With a toddler in tow!

Firstly may I say that I am very aware that this is incredibly ambitious! I don't have expectations that we will get all or any of it done, but in a perfect world with a keen and well behaved toddler that sleeps in his pram and is up for all the adventures, this would be the ideal itinerary for our first trip to Japan. We also want down time days where we can just chill and hang out with no pressure to see anything. This will be an integral part of our time away, but something that I find hard to imagine at this point given the sheer magnitude of amazing things to see and do in Japan!!

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