Embark on an unforgettable family escapade to Kyoto and discover attractions that offer an amazing array of experiences that will captivate both young and old. Don’t forget to add these key sites that will provide cherished memories for parents and endless excitement for the little ones.

Kyoto City Zoo

A haven for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages, Kyoto City Zoo is not to be missed and can be easily reached by accommodation providers like Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto. Featuring approximately 130 species, from majestic elephants and regal tigers to mischievous chimpanzees and towering giraffes, the zoo offers a captivating journey into the animal kingdom. Amidst lush greenery and open spaces, families can relax and connect with nature while children marvel at their favourite creatures of the wild.

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Samurai & Ninja Museum

Immerse your family in the world of ancient Japanese warriors at the Samurai & Ninja Museum, within easy reach of families staying at Gojo-based serviced apartments in Kyoto. Adventures to this attraction are unique because its interactive experience goes beyond showcasing artefacts like weapons, armour, and garments. What sets this museum apart is the chance for kids and parents to dress up as samurais or ninjas! Equip yourselves with authentic costumes and weapons, offering a thrilling opportunity to feel like warriors or assassins from a bygone era.

Kyoto Aquarium

An engaging and educational experience, the Kyoto Aquarium introduces children to the marvels of marine life. This family-friendly attraction showcases local marine biodiversity, educating visitors on the delicate balance of underwater ecosystems. Of course, children will also be enthralled by the impressive collection of sea creatures including penguins, jellyfish, dolphins, and spotted seals. Visitors can also witness animal feedings and live performances that make for fun-filled experiences as well.

Arashiyama Monkey Park

Embark on a wild adventure at the Arashiyama Monkey Park, amidst the mountains. Here, families can observe over 100 wild Japanese macaques in their natural habitat. Wander through forest trails and, at the designated feeding area, get up close with these fascinating creatures. Unlike a traditional zoo, the monkeys roam freely, creating an authentic and immersive experience that children will love. Follow the park’s guidelines for a safe encounter that is bound to be one of the favourite moments of your trip.