Family trip to Japan to visit Disneyland, Snow Monkeys, and the traditional Japanese snow village – Nozawa Onsen.
Accommodation: Hilton Tokyo Bay, Magic Room. The room is full of interactive activities and secrets that will keep the kids amused. Upgrade if you can, the kids will love it!
Getting Around: Complimentary Themed Bus or a Monorail (located conveniently across from hotel). Pram hire is available at Disneyland.
Weather: Cold, layer up and bring a warm coat for the nights (no snow).
Accommodation: Hotel Tsubakino, Modern Ryokan Room.
Getting around town: Walk or taxi. Bus transfer to Snow Monkeys.
Invest in a good quality pair of snow boots like the SORELS. Your kid’s feet will thank you later!
Long walk for the little ones. Be prepared to carry them or even better bring a kid’s carry backpack. There are limited snacks and hot drinks at the entrance to the Snow Monkeys so bring your own food and water.
TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SKI VILLAGE
Accommodation: Nozawa Grand Hotel, Modern Ryokan Room, Level 3.
Transportation to town: Private taxi/car (~45mins & ~$100AUS). Alternatively, you can catch a train, but a much longer journey.
Getting Around Town: Walk. Hilly streets so the little ones will tire fast.
Weather: Snow in town. Ranges from slippery to wet. The kids and I wore our Sorel boots everywhere.
We accessed the base of the ski fields through town on a free magic carpet or a free t-bar. The T-bar was only a 5-minute walk from the hotel (Nozawa Grand Hotel). Kids sat on parent’s lap.