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November itinerary with toddlers

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November itinerary with toddlers

Here is the plan...

Arrive Tokyo

Day 2-4 Tokyo including one day at Disneyland

Day 5-7 Nagano with a day trip to Matsumoto

Day 8-12 Kyoto

Day 13-14 Osaka

Day 15-16 Hiroshima

Day 17 back to Tokyo departing day 18

Too much? We have two little ones 4 and 2yo so we don't want to be moving around too much.

Should we skip Osaka and do longer in Hiroshima?

Also want to fit Nara in there somewhere too... Day trip from Kyoto?

Should we visit Matsumoto from Nagoya or stay there one night? Where would be the best place to leave from to get to Kyoto?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: November itinerary with toddlers

It all depends on what type of traveller you are.

I would stay Day 8-16 in Osaka for the entire time. From there use your rail pass to do day trips.

Kyoto / Nara / Himeji / Kanazawa/ Hiroshima etc. These are all easy day trips using your rail pass.

That way, you could stay in a 2-3bedroom apartment hotel in Osaka (weekly Mansion) where you will have space/kitchen/laundry all in your room. (only about $150-$180/night - if that)

That is what we have done a few times with our kids - especially when they were younger. Japanese hotels tend to not have enough space for a family of 4 when staying that length of time. Also taking your luggage plus kids on and off trains is not fun at all.

Edited: 16 June 2014, 09:01
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2. Re: November itinerary with toddlers

In Osaka

Universal Studios Japan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Kids Plaza Osaka

http://www.kidsplaza.or.jp/en/

Expo Park

http://www.expo70.or.jp/languages/english/

Etc., there are a lot of places where children can enjoy.

So, I think you enjoy it can have the 2 days.

Osaka

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2157.html

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3. Re: November itinerary with toddlers

@travellinallover can you recommend somewhere to stay in Osaka?

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4. Re: November itinerary with toddlers

We use mystays or http://www.osaka-hotelweeklygreen.com/

We find it handy to have a bigger room altogether, with a small kitchen etc. This one is in Namba which is the centre of everything in Osaka.

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