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Travel in Dec w/ 2 boys age 3 & 6: Shibu Onsen - Shiga Kogen

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Travel in Dec w/ 2 boys age 3 & 6: Shibu Onsen - Shiga Kogen

Hi,

We’re family of 4 (2 adults + 2 toddlers age 3&6), will be travelling to Japan for the 1st time by early Dec. After many browsing I decided to just highlight the trip into Tokyo Disneyland, Snow Monkey Park, Onsen (and snow playing if we are lucky) and Tokyo City.

Wondering if anyone could help:

1) Is there any age restrictions at the onsen (either public or hotel onsen)? When going to public onsen, can my 2 boys joining me or do they have to join my husband (i read that the public onsen are separated for male/ female.

2) Any recommendation for kids friendly ryokan with own onsen (mid range)?

3) Will it be likely any early snow around 8-12 dec?

4) If we are staying at Shibu onsen, how to get to Shiga Kogen for a day trip snow playing/ sightseeing? (We are not skiing but wondering if there any sledding park facility at Shiga Kogen.

5) Our 2 boys are very active, will it be ok to stay in Ryokan or is it better to stay in a modern hotel like? We really want to get the Japanese stay though.

Many thanks!!

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1. Re: Travel in Dec w/ 2 boys age 3 & 6: Shibu Onsen - Shiga Kogen

1. the boys should go to the male section.

3. possible.

4. For snow play, consider also Ryuoo Ski park which is about 30min from Yudanaka onsen by shuttle bus. It uses artificial snow if necessary. OTOH, Shiga Kogen might not have enough snow in early Dec so opening dates vary. check on snowjapan.com for more info.

Jakarta, Jakarta...
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2. Re: Travel in Dec w/ 2 boys age 3 & 6: Shibu Onsen - Shiga Kogen

Thanks for your reply and great input of the Ryuoo Ski Park, definitely will check on it!

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