Looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind honeymoon experience? Whether you’re craving rest and relaxation in the countryside, deep cultural experiences, foodie tours, or futuristic luxury, you’ll find it all in the small island nation of Japan. Here are some of our top recommendations for a dreamy honeymoon in Japan.
An archipelago made up of more than 160 islands, Okinawa provides the ultimate tropical honeymoon.
While Japan is known for its bustling cities, life slows down to island time in this tropical paradise.
Okinawa is actually called the Hawaii of Japan, and with good reason! Here you’ll find white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and Yomitan- a pottery village where you can tour the workshops and watch as the local artisans handcraft incredible ceramic pieces. You can even take home some locally made pottery to decorate your home together!
Spend a day exploring the outdoor mall on the island called “American village” where you’ll find dozens of shops, restaurants, and attractions. This “village” is a cross between a mall and an amusement park and was largely influenced by the US military presence in the area, although you’ll see locals from mainland Japan flock here for a quick getaway!
Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands that make up Japan. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in stunning landscape and incredible cultural experiences. This untouched paradise is known for its 88-temple pilgrimage and traditional hot spring hotels known as ryokan. These luxury hotels are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of your partner! You’ll enjoy Kaiseki – a traditional meal that’s served in handcrafted Japanese ceramics. The baths themselves are called Onsen. Their mineral-rich water is heated by underground volcanic activity, and they provide a relaxing experience after a whirlwind wedding season. If rest, relaxation, and the tranquil Japanese countryside sound like the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a vacation with your partner, then Shikoku is the place for you!
Kyoto is widely considered the cultural center of Japan and it’s easy to see why when you visit. This prefecture is well known for its temples, gardens, traditional teahouses, and keeping to the old Japanese way of life. With over 2000 temples, Kyoto is also a spiritual center of Japan.
Experiencing a new culture is such a rewarding experience. In Kyoto, be sure to visit a matcha ceremony where you’ll learn about the deep roots of matcha in Japanese culture. You can also visit tea plantations and the incredible Matsui Sake Brewery which has been serving up the local spirit for just under 3 centuries!
And while Kyoto offers cultural and spiritual experiences galore, it also boasts a thriving foodie scene over in the Nishiki Market (better known as the Kitchen of Kyoto). Here you’ll find anything from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional noodle shops. If you visit Kyoto, make sure to also make a stop in the Nishijin textile district where you’ll find specialty vendors who sell things like tofu, tea, and hand-woven kimonos.
Yamanashi prefecture is nestled in the mountains of Japan where you’ll be able to see for yourself the famous postcard views of Mt. Fuji. If your honeymoon style is a combination of relaxation and time spent in nature, then you’ll want to visit the town of Fujikawagushiko in Yamanashi. This lakeside resort town in the foothills of Mt. Fuji is a great place to access the Yoshida Trail and the Fuji Five Lakes. And if you’re honeymooning in the spring, Yamanashi is also one of the best places in Japan to experience the breathtaking great cherry blossom bloom. Mount Iwadono hike is a must-do this time of year. You’ll walk through over 300 cherry trees that light up as the sun goes down. And bonus points if you make it to the summit, you’ll get to snap a few shots with your love at one of the best Mt. Fuji viewing areas.
And of course, we can’t talk about a honeymoon in Japan without mentioning the bustling capital city of Tokyo. Tokyo offers a little of everything including 5-star hotels, 230 Michelin-starred restaurants, parks and gardens filled with whimsical cherry blossoms, futuristic tech, and local watering holes.
Tokyo is a city unlike any other. On the cutting edge of new technology, new food experiences, and new ways to integrate city life with the beautiful natural surroundings, Tokyo has something for everyone to enjoy!
If you and your love are excited to dive into the local cuisine, you’ll find yourselves at home in Asakusa where you can take a food and drink tour of the area which is a popular location for foodies from around the world! There are also a number of luxury rooftop bars in several of the hotels including the Ritz Carlton Tokyo. If you’re after a more local drink experience, Golden Gai is a district where you’ll find hundreds of bars and local jazz clubs and it’s the preferred spot for locals to unwind after a long day of work.
And if you find yourself in need of a mid-day escape from big city life, Sumida Park is a great place to explore with over 600 cherry blossom trees right in the middle of the city.
For a fun day trip, you can also visit the Island of Enoshima where you’ll get to relax at the spa and visit Love Bell Hill. Here you’ll be able to write your names on padlocks and secure them on the famous love wall. You’ll get to ring the bell together which is said to bring good luck to your relationship!
Japan is a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience. You can dive deep into the culture, relax at natural spas, experience incredible culinary creations, and spend time in some of the most stunning landscapes. This island nation provides the ultimate getaway with your love after the wedding season wraps up and winds down.
You’ve already done so much planning for the big day, it’s time to sit back, relax, and let us take care of the honeymoon. Contact us today so we can start planning an unforgettable honeymoon in Japan for you and your partner to enjoy!
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