The Hardyman Family with two children aged 13 and 11 travelled to Japan in January.
They visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Myoko Kogen (Ski Resort) and spent 8 days sightseeing and 9 days skiing.
Enjoy their story.
The highlights of our trip were hard to choose as we expereinced so many! Kyoto is the traditional Japan and was a great cultural experience. Just wandering the streets was an experience in itself.
The incredible skiing in Japan is still a cultural experince with traditional Japanese food and the best snow in the world. The Snow Sports School was top class and the service was like nothing we have ever experienced.
A visit to the snow monkeys has to be on your agenda as well. Seeing them bathe in a hot water rockpool was incredible.
We stayed in a traditional Machiya house in Kyoto and slept on futons. We opted for a more western style of hotel in Tokyo which was really central to get around. We stayed in a hotel in the ski fields enabling us to walk to the lifts and Japanese restaurants.
Our top tip for anyone planning this type of holiday – spend more time in Kyoto. There was so much to see and 3 days was not long enough.
We can’t wait to return next year at the same time!