With the lowest crime rate in the world, Japan is a very safe and clean country that will allow you to travel peacefully with children. Even in Tokyo, the electric capital of nearly 38 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, it is not uncommon to see young children coming home alone from school on public transportation.
Japan is also the country where the infant mortality is the lowest in the world according to UNICEF in 2018, with a rate of 1 in 1,111.
This section contains the information you need in order to understand the best practices for a family travel, as well as the destinations you need to know so that your children discover an unforgettable Japan themselves.
In most tourist attractions and Japanese public transportation, children benefit discounts, usually as follow:
- Free up to 5 years old included
- Half price from 6 to 11 years old included
- Adult rate from 12 years old
In Japan, the majority went from 20 to 18 years old in July 2015, but this mainly concerns the right to vote. Tobacco, alcohol, marriage and credit cards are only accessible from 20 years old.