Take a journey to imaginative Japan.
is considered by some to be the best Disney park in the world. As the name suggests, it's inspired by tales and legends of the ocean, with seven themed ports. It's geared more towards older kids than Disneyland, with more thrills and spills, but there are still tamer rides that will captivate the younger members of the family. The locals take their Disney visits very seriously as well — the kids will love seeing groups of visitors in costumes.
You'll need to book tickets for this whimsical museum well in advance — none are sold at the museum, but they can be purchased through
. The brainchild of famous anime director Hayao Miyazaki — he's the Walt Disney of Japan — the museum recreates the fantastical world of his Studio Ghibli animation company. Located on the edge of Tokyo's Inokashira Park, the museum is a multi-storey mansion that's full of twists and turns, with an ever-changing line-up of exhibits.
3 Watch a baseball game
Baseball is a national passion in Japan and going to a game is a special experience for the whole family — one that they're unlikely to forget. The fans get pretty crazy — teams have their own mascots, songs, chants and dances and it's all very entertaining. The Yomiuri Giants are Tokyo's most popular team and tickets to their games can sell out months in advance — but the Tokyo Swallows can be easier to see. You can even bring your own food into the stadium — so grab some bento boxes from a convenience store and make a day out of it. Tickets can be purchased outside of Japan at