Honeymoon in Japan: Our Tips for Traveling Newlyweds

Japan is becoming one of the world' s most popular honeymoon destinations. Whether you're attracted to the serenity of Buddhist temples, breathtaking natural landscapes, or the vibrant energy of big cities, Japan has something to satisfy all your honeymoon desires. Here's an overview of the must-sees for a memorable honeymoon in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The tranquillity of Kyoto

Magnificent Kyoto, Japan's former imperial capital, is a must for couples in search of romance and tradition. Stroll hand in hand through the Gion district, a veritable gem where the footsteps of geishas meet the bewitching ambience of traditional teahouses. Explore historic treasures such as Kinkaku-ji, the famous Golden Pavilion, its gilt glinting in the sunlight, or the Fushimi Inari-taisha, where thousands of red torii (traditional Japanese gateways) line up majestically, creating a striking visual spectacle.

For an even more complete experience, don't hesitate to don a kimono and stroll through the city's temples and gardens. Don't miss a contemplative stroll through the Zen garden of Ryoan-ji temple, where tranquility and natural beauty invite meditation, offering a moment of peace and connection for honeymooners.

The hustle and bustle of Tokyo

For a more urban and electric honeymoon, Tokyo offers a multitude of exciting experiences. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of iconic neighborhoods like Shibuya, where the famous pedestrian crossroads will criss-cross throughout the urban landscape. Explore Shinjuku, vibrant with nightlife and twinkling lights. 

Want to celebrate your honeymoon with some shopping? Head to the trendy districts of Ginza or Harajuku, where you'll find a myriad of boutiques on the cutting edge of fashion, or to the heart of Shimokitazawa to browse the thrift shops. Don't miss Odaiba for futuristic architecture and modern attractions, perfect for an urban getaway.

For a romantic getaway, opt for a night cruise in Tokyo Bay, offering breathtaking views of the city's sparkling lights. Or climb up to the Tokyo Skytree observatory for a spectacular panoramic perspective, perfect for an evening for two.

The well-being of Hakone

Just an hour from Tokyo with our train tickets, Hakone is Japan's ultimate romantic getaway , with its majestic views of Mount Fuji and sparkling lakes. It's the perfect place for couples looking for an enchanting honeymoon experience.

Hakone's onsen, with their natural thermal waters, offer an interlude of absolute relaxation. Imagine you and your loved ones immersed in these hot baths, gazing together at the breathtaking panorama of Mount Fuji. Opt for a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, for total immersion in the local culture on your honeymoon. Some of these establishments even offer open-air onsen, where you can relax while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Hakone is also a great place for romantic walks. Explore Hakone National Park, with its tranquil lakes and mountainous landscapes, or visit the Hakone Open Air Museum, which houses an impressive collection of contemporary sculptures.

The romance of Okayama

Okayama, renowned for its majestic castle and magnificent Korakuen Garden, is a destination of choice for honeymooners wishing to combine cultural discovery with moments of relaxation. This garden, one of the three most beautiful in Japan, offers a peaceful setting perfect for hand-in-hand strolls.

Don't miss Kurashiki, often referred to as the "Venice of Japan". This enchanting historic district is famous for its picturesque canals lined with traditional homes and rice warehouses converted into charming boutiques and cafés. A boat trip on the canals of Kurashiki, with its peaceful waters and beautiful scenery, is an unforgettable romantic experience for your honeymoon. It's the perfect place to lose yourself in time and savor intimate moments together.


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  • Onsen and ryokans

Private onsen, or Japanese thermal baths, are perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating with your significant other, and there are locations throughout the country that especially famous for these hot springs. Immerse yourself in the soothing waters of Hakone, surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery, or discover the many baths of Beppu, renowned for the diversity of its hot springs. Each onsen offers a unique experience, ideal for relaxing together and enjoying unforgettable moments of well-being.

For total immersion in Japanese culture, as mentioned above, staying in a traditional ryokan is a must for honeymooners. These inns offer an authentic experience, with rooms adorned with tatami mats, where you'll sleep on comfortable futons. You can also enjoy kaiseki meals , a course of delicately prepared dishes that will delight your taste buds. A stay in a ryokan will allow you to soak up Japanese hospitality while savoring moments of serenity with your partner, for a truly unique honeymoon.

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Onsen

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Onsen

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  • Kimonos and yukata

For an authentic and romantic experience in Japan, rent kimonos or yukata (light version of the kimono) for a day and stroll through the historic districts of Kyoto or Kurashiki. Dressed in these magnificent traditional garments, you can fully immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of these places steeped in history, while creating unforgettable memories for the two of you. Many studios also offer photo sessions to immortalize this magical and romantic moment of your honeymoon, capturing the very essence of your Japanese honeymoon in all its traditional splendor.

  • Temples and shrines

Japan abounds in magnificent temples and shrines, offering couples an unforgettable immersion in Japanese spiritual culture.

In Kyoto, don't miss Kinkaku-ji and Fushimi Inari-taisha, architectural gems that transport you to a world of serenity and spirituality.

In Tokyo, the Senso-ji in Asakusa is a must-see, offering a precious opportunity to connect with Japan's rich spiritual tradition. These emblematic places invite you to share moments of contemplation and mutual connection, strengthening your bonds in a setting imbued with beauty and tranquility.

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