One of the best ways to explore the beauty of Japan with your family is by renting an RV or station wagon to travel the open roads. By road trip you can explore idyllic locations, get to plan an itinerary on your terms and enjoy all of the creature comforts of home. You also get a chance to explore some of the areas that are more remote and less frequently visited by tourists as you’re in charge of where you go. In this blog, we will explore some tips to help you on your family-friendly road trip adventures across Japan.

 

Family-Friendly Road Trip Adventures in Japan

 

Exploring Japan by Road trip offers a unique and flexible way to discover the country’s diverse landscapes and rich culture, all while enjoying the comforts of home. Traveling with children in a car can transform a regular family trip into an adventure of a lifetime.

Travellers Autobarn offers KUGA Campervan, which is up to 3 passengers with sleeping and cooking equipment.
StationWagon is up to 7 passengers, which makes big family have spacious and comfortable stay.

 

Preparing for Your Japan Road Trip

Before embarking on your road trip adventure across Japan, it’s important to plan thoroughly so your family is well-prepared. Some things to consider here include:
• Renting your vehicle: Whether you’re thinking of RV or station wagon hire, choose a vehicle that suits your family’s size and needs.
• Route Planning: Map out your journey considering the distances and driving times between destinations. Japan’s roads are well-maintained, but some rural areas may have narrow roads that require careful navigation.
• Packing Essentials: Besides clothing and personal items, pack toys, games, and digital entertainment for rainy days. Also, include a first-aid kit.

 

Kid-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

The open roads of Japan are filled with amazing adventures for families, with several key attractions that are kid-friendly and worth visiting:

Exploring the Kanto Region

The Kanto region offers a mix of outdoor activities and cultural experiences ideal for families traveling with children. It’s a beautiful part of Japan that’s full of exciting things to do.
• Day 1 – 2: Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi: Camp near Lake Kawaguchi with views of Mount Fuji. Explore the nearby Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, which features family-friendly rides and attractions.
• Day 3 – 4: Izu Peninsula: Driving on the Izu Peninsula offers travellers stunning coastal views, relaxing hot springs, and charming fishing villages. Enjoy the freedom to explore beautiful beaches, scenic mountain roads, and delicious seafood at your own pace. Experience Japan’s natural beauty and rich culture with your family.

Historical Journey in Kansai

The Kansai region is another part of Japan that’s rich in history and culture, making it a fantastic educational journey for families.
• Day 1 – 2: Kyoto: Stay at a campsite near Kyoto. Visit some historic temples in Kyoto as well as the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, where children can engage in samurai and ninja activities.
• Day 3 – 4: Nara: Enjoy a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Drive through serene landscapes and visit ancient sites like Todai-ji, home to the Great Buddha, and the historic Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Nara Park, famous for its friendly, free-roaming deer, provides a charming and memorable experience.

 

Kid-Friendly Campsites

There are plenty of campsites to settle down during your Japan road trip, but make sure they’re suitable for your family and your RV or Station Wagon. When planning your stops, consider these family-friendly campsites:

• PICA Fujiyama (Kanto): Located near Lake Kawaguchi, this campsite offers excellent facilities and is close to attractions like the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park.

• Shirakawado Auto Camping Park (Kansai): Ideal for visiting the historic sites of Nara, providing family-friendly amenities and activities.

 

Tips for a Smooth Road Trip

Making the most of your adventure with RV or Station Wagon rental in Japan can be made a little easier with the right approach. Take a look at our tips for a smooth journey across Japan below:

• Safety First: Always secure all items inside the Car and use child safety seats while driving.
• Breaks and Downtime: Plan for regular breaks to let kids run around and explore. This will help manage their energy levels and make the journey enjoyable for everyone.
• Engage and Educate: Involve your children in the trip planning by discussing destinations and attractions. Provide them with cameras or sketchbooks to document the trip.

 

Hit the Open Road  in Japan with your family

Roadtrip in Japan can be a delightful experience for families, offering the flexibility to explore at a comfortable pace with all the comforts of home.

Travellers Autobarn offers KUGA Campervan, which is up to 3 passengers with sleeping and cooking equipment.
StationWagon is up to 7 passengers, which makes big family have spacious and comfortable stay.

With Travellers Autobarn’ Campervan and Station Wagon and a spirit of adventure, your family can enjoy a memorable journey across Japan’s scenic roads, creating lasting memories together.

About the Author

Mayumi

I love nature and travel. I have lived and traveled in some countries and seen many cultures. I would love to share stories of Japan so that visitors can learn more about this wonderful and unique culture and have an unforgettable and enjoyable trip.

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