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a family of 5 adults and 4 kids first time in japan with

a family of 5 adults and 4 kids first time in Japan with

hi! we are a family of 5 adults and 4 kids ages-9, 6, 3 and 3, on our first trip to Japan, here is our itinerary,
is it advisable to obtain 7 day JR Pass, and base in our itinerary is it doable with small kids, appreciate all your comments and suggestions, no hotels yet

June 09 Manila-Narita 0520-1035

    Go to hotel
    Eat lunch
    Puroland

June 10 Disneyland

June 11 Northern Tokyo:

    Tokyo National Museum
    Tokyo Skytree/Sumida Aquarium
    Ueno Park/Zoo
    Rikugien

June 12 Shinkanzen to Osaka

    Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

June 13 Universal Studios

    Dotonbori

June 14 Return to Tokyo via Shinkanzen

    Shibuya Crossing
    Hachiku Statue
    Shibuya 109

June 15 Disney Sea

June 16 Breakfast

    Proceed to Narita Airpot
    Flight at 1145
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Hi there,

It would be advisable to use a 7 day JR Pass for this trip. The cost of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto using the Shinkansen. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price, that can also come in useful for local trains in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as for travel to the Airport.

In general the trip looks quite relaxed and should be well doable with kids.

You may also like this article:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/family-trip-with-the-japan-rail-pass-tokyo-kyoto-and-osaka

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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