Pack a lunch and snacks for the kids to keep energy levels up during the hike. Also, you might want to bring a carrier for small children.
There are portions of this hike in Japan that small children will have no problems doing by themselves, but other sections of the trail might be too steep for young kids to walk themselves. It’s a long hike, so take lots of rest breaks and be prepared to possibly carry young children.
We enjoyed this hiking trip in the late summer, but the leaves were already changing colours as if it was fall! The shade of the trees was perfect for a hot day, and we loved the many colours of the maple trees along our hike.