School terms keep kids in school and parents sane. Holidays can be boring to kids if they are left alone. Discuss vacation ideas and how to make good use of the free time for both children and adults.
Hokkaido is actually perfect for your dad. You will need to walk for quite a bit in Europe, but its worth while for photography junkies. Taiwan is relatively similar to Japan sentiment wise (soothing environment and extremely polite folks), so that is another country you can consider. With the high speed rail (HSR) operational you can travel from one city say Taipei to another like Taichung or Hualien in less than half a day. Just do not forget to visit the grand Taipei 101 building.
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