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Old 31-01-2018, 03:03 PM   #8062
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first time going to Japan in April 2018 with 2 kids (3 years old and 1 year old with stroller) and 3 adults (including me). anyone went Japan before can give some recommendations for places and comments for the below itinerary ? thanks

is it advisable to buy the 14 days JR pass or the 7 days JR pass when travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto and Kyoto to Tokyo?
Do you really need to go to Kyoto for your trip? Most of the passageways and temples are not stroller friendly. Roads are also quite small and bumpy (cobblestones) so if you are bringing along a light stroller, the wheels will often get stuck.

Personally, I would highly recommend just Tokyo and its surrounding areas such as Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kawaguchiko, etc. Based on your plan, you're trying to fit in too much which is fine for singles/couples but maybe tiring for kids.

Also, I wouldn't recommend Hiyori Hotel Maihama as the place is quite far from public transport. There are plenty of other options that are nearer to Disney resort that doesn't cost much.

For Ghibli museum, I suggest buying the ticket online. Take note when your date is ready for sale as you need to camp online. If you are late by a few minutes/hours, chances are the tickets would have been sold out.
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