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Travelling with children itinerary

9 days ago

We have 2 weeks in Japan in early April with our 3 kids and are planning to spend a few days in Tokyo before travelling to walk the Magome to Tsumago trail and stay near Nagiso. We then have a few days in Kyoto.

For our remaining days we have 3 nights currently booked in Kawayu Hongu to spend some time walking some of the Kumano Kono and to try the local Onsen. It is a long way from Kyoto and from Tokyo for us to then return afterwards to fly home. We are wondering if this is a bit far to travel with the kids so would greatly appreciate any other places you would go instead of Kumano Kono (although I still really want to go!) after visiting Kyoto before heading back to Tokyo.
Hakone?

Thank you

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7 days ago

I think it depends on how old your kids are.

http://www.tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo/suggested-walks/#half-day
There are 2 recommended routes based on Kumano Hongu Taisha. They are not very difficult courses.
If you get tired, you can get local buses.

If you go to Kyoto, then I recommend visiting Arashiyama. (Perhaps you've already planned it ...)
https://kyoto.travel/en/planyourvisit/course/33
In early April, you will be able to see lots of cherry blossoms.

Or why don't you visit Nikko from Tokyo?
https://trulytokyo.com/nikko-day-trip-itinerary/
You will find interesting creatures' sculptures on Toshogu Shrine and your kids will like it.

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7 days ago

Thank you so much for your advice. Kids are 10,8&4 years. I’ll have a look