Japan, also known as the Land of the Rising Sun, is a stunning country in East Asia with a vibrant culture and rich history. If you’re craving the busy city life, Tokyo is the place to be. Here, you can experience unique nightlife at Roppongi. Besides clubs and bars, this area also has a thriving art scene, which you may see at Mori Art Museum, among others. For those who want a quieter vacation, head to Kyushu, a gorgeous island in Japan famous for hot springs, Mount Karakuni, serene beaches, and ramen. Chūbu is also bursting with incredible sights, ranging from the iconic Mount Fuji to Nagoya Castle. Other regions in Japan worth noting are Kanto, Okinawa, and Kansai.
If you want to bring the whole family to enjoy these attractions, scroll down to see the top family-friendly Rakuten STAY vacation rentals in Japan.
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Chūbu is ideal for those who want a more tranquil vacation in Japan. This region is mostly known for Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also consists of over nine prefectures, such as Nagano, Yamanashi, Fukui, and Aichi, among others—all of which are filled with breathtaking attractions.
Stay at one of these family-friendly rentals for your group trip to Chūbu in Japan.
This home features wooden accents that perfectly complement the white walls. Besides its calming interior, the roomy rental also boasts magnificent views of Mount Fuji, which you can properly see from the furnished terrace. The living area also has plenty of light thanks to the big windows. In this space, you can watch a movie on the TV or just lounge on the comfy sofa with the whole family. Thankfully, this spacious accommodation can host up to 10 guests.
If you’re bringing your furry friends along, you can take advantage of the provided pet essentials, such as cages, a foot wash area, and filth bins.
During your group trip to Japan, opt for this villa as your home away from home. Equipped with five beds and a spacious dining area, this 87-sq-m (936.46-sq.-ft.) rental is ideal for big families. What’s more, up to two dogs are permitted in this home.
When the weather permits, head to the stunning terrace with a dining area and a barbecue facility so that you can dine alfresco. There’s also a hot tub you can use to relax.
Have a heavenly stay in this bright accommodation in Yamanashi. This home is perfect for families, as it has multiple beds and enough outdoor space for your kids and pets to run around and play freely. When they’re done, gather everyone around in the dining area and serve a hearty set of meals cooked in the well-equipped kitchen. Cushions and food bowls will also be available for your pets!
Want to soothe your muscles? Head to the private sauna. There’s also a barbecue facility available for use.
Known as the land of volcanoes, Kyushu is the country’s third-largest island and has a myriad of historic attractions, such as Dazaifu and Munakata Shrine. This region also has a modern side to it, and you can visit the vibrant city of Fukuoka to see more of it firsthand.
Here are some lovely stays you can retire to when you’re in Kyushu with your family.
Booking a stay in this rental will surely make your family vacation better, as it guarantees a restful stay thanks to plush beds and a sizeable bathroom. You’ll also find solace in the modern interior with warm details and comfy seating. The compact space also features air conditioning to keep you cool.
Should you want to unwind indoors, sit by the TV and heat up a meal using the provided microwave.
Have a fun group trip to Japan and stay in this modern home. Ideal for a small family, this rental measures around 32.4 sq m (348.75 sq. ft.) and offers decent space for your things. Your little ones can make use of the desk and Wi-Fi to play some games on their tablets. The kitchen is also well-equipped for easier cooking adventures.
Best of all, the bedroom has a projector installed so that you can catch up on your favorite shows before going to sleep.
Don’t know where to stay in Japan with family? Look no further than this lovely 70-sq-m (753.47-sq.-ft.) rental that can comfortably accommodate up to six people. It offers three bright air-conditioned bedrooms and a total of four beds. The sleek living area also has a big projector so that your family can have a movie night.
To further add to the convenience of your stay, the kitchen is well stocked, and parking will also be available.
Boasting the country’s largest plain, Kanto Region has seven prefectures, with Tokyo and Yokohama being part of it. Tokyo is Japan’s capital city and is visited by millions of people each year, as it has everything tourists need for a memorable vacation, including Tokyo’s family-friendly hotels. Other prefectures in the region include Kanagawa and Saitama.
Here are some rentals that are great for a family trip to the Kanto Region.
Enjoy your vacation even more when staying at this pet-friendly rental! This 117.4-sq-m (1,263.68-sq.-ft.) villa is ideal for a big group of people as it has several comfy sleeping areas available.
When you want to bond with your loved ones, head up to the second floor of this villa, which contains various entertainment options. Watch your favorite animated movie in the cozy theater space or let the children experience a hot spring bath. After they go to bed, the adults can unwind in the steam sauna.
This villa boasts calming minimalist decor so that you will always be at peace. Fit for up to eight people, it is ideal for families to stay in while visiting Tochigi. Some amenities worth noting are a high-performance projector, a beautiful terrace, and a barbecue facility. You can also access an artificial hot spring, which is open 24 hours a day. Even better, pets are also more than welcome in this rental!
The kitchen also has all the necessary equipment you need to cook a delicious meal for your kids.
Primarily known for its range of stunning beaches and blue waters, Okinawa is truly a must-visit destination. This region is perfect for those who want a beach-filled holiday. You can also try snorkeling or diving or just aim for a tan while you’re here. In addition, the area is home to the iconic Shurijo Castle.
Check out our recommendation for a lovely family-friendly stay in Okinawa.
This 65-sq-m (699.65-sq.-ft.) suite is located on the top floor, so you will be guaranteed a nice view of the surrounding areas. Gather your family on the rooftop terrace equipped with a dining area and a spa tub. Inside, you’ll find a bedroom with beds as well as a kitchen fit for longer stays.
A projector is also available in the living area for cozy nights in after a day full of exploration.
With seven incredible prefectures, Kinki/Kansai Region should be the next place you visit in Japan. This region features Kyoto, Japan’s former capital city, which is filled with numerous temples and shrines. Another famous prefecture situated here is Osaka. In this region, you are sure to have a wonderful food-filled adventure.
Here’s a rental in the region that you can book for your family trip.
When in Hyōgo with family, make sure to book a stay in this villa, as it can accommodate up to nine people. The 73.84-sq-m (794.81-sq-ft) rental has six beds so that you all have space to sleep in. Furthermore, the wooden floors and furnishings emulate a calming and rustic feel that will allow you to fully unwind once you’ve completed the day’s fun-filled adventures.
For more fun, soak in the spa tub or have a cookout on the deck using the barbecue grill.
Immerse in the diverse culture of Japan
Japan is one of Asia’s most esteemed countries and is known for its technological advancements and diverse cultures. Find a place to call your home away from home by taking a look at the above best places to stay in Japan for families.
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