Best Honeymoon Destinations in Japan


Romantic boat trip © kanjiroushi/Flickr

Believe it or not, thousands of newlywed couples spend their honeymoon in Japan. You can spot romantic hotels, parks, gardens, restaurants and many other facilities all around the Land of the Rising Sun. If you decide to spend your honeymoon in this amazing country, this article can give you some ideas and help you choose some must-see destinations for your honeymoon.

Large cities and tiny villages have romantic atmosphere as well. It all depends on you and your taste what places do you choose to visit.Of course, honeymoons are very important for new couples, it can give gorgeous mutual experiences. Hopefully, this article will be helpful for you and your beloved one.



tokyo tower

Take an evening walk around Tokyo Tower © kobakou/Flickr

Tokyo, the capital is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Japan. It offers thousands of places to choose from. Even a romantic walk on the streets of Tokyo can give you wonderful memories and experiences. Dinners with candlelights are very popular choices, especially at the restaurants of Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree. The garden of the Imperial Palace is one of the most romantic places in Tokyo, so if you spend your honeymoon here, I recommend you a long walk around the paths of the garden.

Why Tokyo? It offers more romantic destinations than any other Japanese city. Besides, here you can find thousands of hotels for your accommodation. Some hotels provide romantic things as well: trips around Tokyo, breakfast in bed, comfy rooms with hot tubs/jacuzzi, etc.


You can also visit Sensa-ji Temples with your beloved one © jaybergesen/Flickr

To sum up, the main activities of Tokyo as honeymoon destination are: walk around the Imperial Palace Garden, enjoying the sight of the city from Tokyo Tower and watching the sunset from Odaiba Island, which is located in Tokyo Bay. The best time to visit Tokyo is around the cherry blossoming (March- April) and early Autumn (September and October).



Romantic boat trip on Hanami Lake © kanjiroushi/Flickr




Spa resorts are very advantageous for newlywed couples in Kyoto © Dennis Wong/Flickr

Kyoto is the second most popular city from the point of view of honeymoon destinations. A romantic getaway around the Buddhist Temples or the Geisha Districts of Kyoto can give wonderful memories for both of you. The Zen Gardens, which belong to the Buddhist Temples are one of the most visited places in the city. The temples with the most romantic garden and atmosphere are: Kinkaku-ji, Kozan-ji and Ninna-ji.

Just like Tokyo, Kyoto also has an Imperial Palace with an Imperial Garden and this one also a must-see place for newlywed couples. In Kyoto you should also schedule an afternoon to visit the Japanese castles of the city, or, at least one of them. Definitely, Nijo Castle is the most popular choice of the newlywed couples.


Nijo Castle

Breathtaking view of Nijo Castle’s Garden © xiquinhosilva/Flickr

Why Kyoto? This city has more UNESCO heritage sites than any other Japanese city, so it offers thousands of attractions to choose from. The Imperial Palace and Imperial Villas (Sento, Katsura, Shugakuin) all worth a visit.

Kyoto Botanical Garden can also be the place of a romantic experience, but it is the city itself and its traditional Japanese atmosphere will make this holiday unforgettable for both of you. If you decide to spend your honeymoon in Kyoto, I can guarantee that you won’t regret it.


Roses can also make your day romantic 🙂 © CBP Photography/Flickr


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