Get great discounts with Voyagin
If you’re taking the family to Tokyo, there’s much more to organise than just flights and accommodation. Whether you’re trying to find the best way to get to your hotel, a means of accessing Wi-Fi, or, of course, fun family-friendly things to do while you’re there, here’s a great place to start. Online booking platform (and Japan destination expert!) Voyagin offers discounted tickets to attractions, experiences and travel services across more than 10 countries. It can help make planning your Tokyo holiday easy and fuss-free.
#1 Reserve a pocket Wi-Fi
Whether it’s staying in touch with friends and family or sharing your trip on Instagram and Facebook, keeping connected on the go has become almost a necessity while travelling. Before you head off, book a portable Wi-Fi router in advance. (And choose one with unlimited data usage so you won’t get a rude shock if you go beyond the limit!)
On Voyagin, routers for Japan offer high-speed internet and they connect up to 14 devices at a time for a flat rate per day – plus, there’s a 30 percent discount available on the service. Just select the number of days (10, 20 or 30) and which airport to pick it up from, and you’ll be all set.
#2 Arrange airport transfer
We get it: it’s no fun lugging suitcases (plus strollers) up and down numerous bus aisles and subway stations. If you’re flying into Narita, there’s The Skyliner, a high-speed airport train that runs between Tokyo and Narita Airport and takes just 40 minutes. Besides convenient e-tickets and flexible date options, enjoy free Wi-Fi and reserved seating during your ride.
Or how about booking a vehicle to move the fam around with ease? Options with Voyagin include a limousine bus service from Haneda airport to downtown Tokyo (one hour) and shuttle services between Narita airport and Ginza or Tokyo stations.
#3 Get your train tickets
If you’re heading out to the countryside or nearby cities, book your shinkansen tickets in advance. Travelling at speeds of 300km/h or more, the high-speed bullet train is a fast and convenient option – it’s also a fun experience for the little ones! Voyagin has numerous ticket routes on offer, including between Tokyo and Kyoto, and Tokyo and Osaka. Or there’s an all-in-one JR pass that’ll have you all set with unlimited rides on the shinkansen, JR trains, buses and the Tokyo Monorail.
Within Tokyo itself, take advantage of the city’s top-notch transport system to get around. Depending on the length of your stay, you can enjoy unlimited rides if you book a Tokyo Subway pass (enjoy 5 percent off 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour passes on Voyagin). Best of all, the tickets are open-date.
#4 Snag reservations to popular restaurants
What’s a trip to Japan without great food? If you don’t know where to start, Voyagin has a wide selection of resto recommendations including the well-known Sushi Jiro and Michelin two-star eatery Sushi Masuda. Whether you’re into Michelin-starred cuisine or you’re looking for a particular kind of Japanese food (teppanyaki, shabu-shabu, yakitori, vegetarian – you name it), you can reserve a seat for a fee – especially handy for the more popular restaurants. If somehow you can’t make your reservation, you get a refund.
#5 Book fun activities and experiences
No one wants a grumpy travel companion, so you’ll want to keep the kids entertained and happy on vacation. You’ll be glad to know that Japan is home to some of the region’s best attractions! Voyagin has a great selection of fun family-friendly things to do across Tokyo. One top pick would be Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. After booking, just print your passes and head straight in for your Disney day out. Tickets include a FastPass that allows you to skip the queues for your favourite rides. If your little ones love Lego, it’s worth visiting the Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo (you can snag 25 percent off on Voyagin) to enjoy the fun rides, meet the characters and have a blast with colourful bricks.
For a cultural experience, the kids can get hands-on at classes such as traditional washi paper-making and origami photo-frame workshops. You can also go on a fun rickshaw tour of popular districts, or visit one of the popular animal cafés that feature cute creatures such as hedgehogs and owls.
Booking experiences on Voyagin is pretty straightforward – just choose your destination and browse the wide selection of activities and services. When choosing activities and services, you can add filters according to your wants such as “sightseeing”, “arts and culture” and more – there’s even a handy filter for “things to do with kids”! If you’re looking for a good deal, enable the “Special Offer” and check out the latest discounts. Each activity or service page features photos of the attraction and important details such as black-out dates, cancellation policy, age restrictions and opening hours to help you make a more informed choice. Besides skipping queues with e-tickets and having access to customer reviews, you’ll also be able to speak directly with customer service officers via a live chat function on the website.
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