Honeymoon in japan

Honeymoon in Japan | The Honeymoon Guide

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A honeymoon in Japan will encompass culture, history, food and scenery. It’s one of the most epic countries to visit for your honeymoon!

The most efficient and cost-effective way to get explore Japan is by public transport and purchasing a Japan rail pass before travelling can be a good idea. Zip across the country on the Shinkansen (high-speed bullet train). Or, opt for one of the luxury trains that operate around the country.

If you can, visit during cherry blossom season in Spring.

Most couples will start their honeymoon in Japan in the iconic metropolis that is Tokyo, one of the world’s most innovative and fun cities to visit on earth.

Marvel at the contrast of traditional and modern, coexisting in harmony. There are many areas to explore, from neon lit Shinjuku and Shibuya to vibrant Harajuku.

If you’re planning a foodie honeymoon, you will be in culinary heaven. Discover how to make miso seasoning, taking a ramen tour, eating the most delicious Wagyu beef and explore the fresh sushi on offer at Tsukiji fish market.

See intricate shrines and temples like Meiji Jingu and Sensoji Temple. Love sports? Then a sumo-wrestling match is an absolute must.

In Kanazawa, visit the famed castle and Kenroku-En Garden. Learn about geisha culture in Higashi Chaya geisha district and visit the historical Nagamachi Samurai District. Explore the quaint streets of the charming town of Takayama and visit a sake brewery.

Visit Hotaka, Nagono and Matsumoto and explore the Japanese Alps and the magnificent lakes. Go on the Shin-Hotaka Ropeway for breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains.

See the snow monkeys bathe in the hot springs at Jigokudani Monkey Park. Take a moment of sombre reflection at the Peace Park in Hiroshima. Visit the sacred island of Miyajima to visit the Itsukushima Shrine. See the famous floating Torii Gate. Hike one of the trails of Mount Misen.

The enchanting ancient imperial capital of Kyoto is a must on your honeymoon in Japan itinerary. It’s not short of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with seventeen in the city and surrounds alone. Take a peaceful moment at Arashiyama bamboo forest.

Wander the alleys of Gion and glimpse the elegant Geisha keeping Japanese tradition alive. Visit Ryoan-ji Temple, home to Japan’s most famous Zen garden and Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the ‘Golden Pavilion.

A visit to the Fushimi Inari shrine is a must and there is more to see in Nara. Stay at a traditional ryokan, take part in a tea ceremony and explore the phenomenal dining scene.

Lively Osaka is worth a few days with highlights like historic Koyasan, the centre of Buddhism in Japan, nearby. For theme park lovers, you can also spend a day at Universal Studios Japan and Disneyland is also in Tokyo.

Mount Fuji looms large and Fuji-Hakone-Izu National park’s surrounding diverse landscapes are well worth visiting. Visit an Onsen Spa in Hakone and have a relaxing time in a hot spring. Perfect honeymoon bliss.

Despite being an island nation, Japan is less well known for a beach honeymoon, but Okinawa has beautiful beaches with turquoise waters to explore. Visit the Yaeyama Islands and go snorkelling and stargazing in Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Travelling during winter? Explore the northern island of Hokkaido for winter sports.

Is Japan good for a honeymoon? Absolutely! Adventure and cultural delights await. Whatever honeymoon in Japan itinerary you decide on, you’ll be back in this unique and fascinating country for an anniversary trip!


red gates and walkway of Fushimi Inari Taisha Japan

where to tag on

A honeymoon in Japan has so much to offer but it’s also well connect to other parts of Asia for a multi-destination honeymoon.

Consider an adventure honeymoon in China or an island hopping honeymoon add-on in Thailand or The Philippines.

You could stopover in Hawaii with multiple daily flights between Hawaii and Japan. Consider the United Arab Emirates. We love Dubai as an easy honeymoon combination.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to honeymoon in Japan is from March to May during cherry blossom season or in September to October for the autumn changes.

June to August can be humid in the cities and June and July bring ‘tsuyu’ or rainy season.

Japan experiences colder temperatures in winter from December to February, with temperatures ranging from 5° C / 40° F to 12° C / 50° F

how long to stay

We recommend at least 10 to 14 nights for a honeymoon in Japan.

However, the ideal duration of a honeymoon in Japan can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

14 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag and have time for multiple destinations, activities and relaxing.