We are thinking about splitting our trip up into 4 segments, one week at each. We are traveling in October. I have 2 questions, below:
Tokyo (hitting up Disneyland at the end of the week)
Kyushu (staying in Fukuoka unless someone recommends someplace different to consider)
While I'd like to stay at many hotels, I think that having a "home base" in each area will make it easier with the kids so we will be using our JR rail pass a lot the first 3 weeks.
Question 1: Any tips for traveling with children? Mine are 1 & 3 - what are the must see's that you'd recommend for our family?
Question 2: Would you change the itinerary?
I am pretty sure we will stay at Marriott hotels throughout if anyone has any recommendations on ones that they'd recommend. We want to do Airbnb but are nervous (I've been reading about restrictions and last minute cancellations and when you travel with kids you're a lot less open to these sorts of disruptions!!!).
Basically, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also looking into hiring a tour agency for some day trips, for example, to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. Any recommendations or advice on whether or not to hire a tour agency?
We don't speak Japanese so just want to get our ducks in a row on what to expect :)