10 reasons why you should spend your honeymoon in Japan
14 Sep 2018
Japan is brimming with colour, culture and creativity, and is the perfect place for a vibrant honeymoon
When looking for the perfect honeymoon destination there is a lot for a newlywed couple to consider. From price to geographical location and the type of vacation, couples have plenty of choices. Japan continues to gain popularity as a honeymoon destination given its unique modernity intermingled with traditional, ancient history and vibrant culture.
If you're a couple who is looking for a honeymoon getaway that offers adventure, relaxation, history, culture, and cuisine, then Japan is the perfect place for you to celebrate your matrimonial bliss. Here are 10 reasons why you should spend your honeymoon in Japan.
1. Japan is fun in every season
Depending on what time of year you are looking to travel for your honeymoon, Japan can be enjoyed year round. According to Tourist Japan, the most popular times to visit Japan are in late spring (March-May) and late autumn (September- November) as the weather is temperate and pleasant. Moreover, the famous cherry blossom season falls in the spring filling the country with pink puffs reminiscent of popcorn, creating an almost dreamlike experience ideal for honeymoon pictures. If you are planning a winter honeymoon, Japan also offers world-class skiing in places like Hokkaido and Tohoku found in northern Japan.
2. Ultimate relaxation
If you are a couple looking for some spa-like serenity then look no further than traditional Onsens - a Japanese hot spring. There are many spas to choose from, so sit back, relax and enjoy all that Japanese relaxation has to offer. From luxurious private spas to communal bathing pools, you are sure to find a suitable option to relax from stressful wedding preparations and soak away your troubles.
3. So much culture
From the eccentric street style of the Harajuku boys and girls to the striking architecture and bright neon lights in Tokyo, there is an eclectic, diverse and vibrant culture in Japan. Forward thinking and progressive, yet traditional and humble, Japan is an exciting insight into culture seen in the language, arts, music, film, literature, and everyday life.
4. A rich history
There are many ancient historical sites found throughout Japan. With major attractions like the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Tokyo, historic Kyoto and iconic Mount Fuji, the sightseeing options are endless and intriguing. Popular museums include the Tokyo National Museum, the Nezu Museum and Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum.
5. Did we mention the food?
Innovative, modern yet traditional, the culinary scene in Japan is continually evolving. From Ramen to sushi and matcha flavored everything, Japan has some of the best and freshest seafood and culinary fare. There are high-end dining establishments for romantic honeymoon dinners but the street food will not disappoint and is just as delicious.
6. Find your zen
Zen gardens also known as Japanese rock gardens can be found throughout the country and create a serene and tranquil environment. They create a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city life and are the perfect hideaway for finding a quiet moment together as a couple and reflecting on the exciting honeymoon experience and bright future together.
7. Shop 'til you drop
It is best to pack light as you are likely to stock up on some goods while in Japan. Street style is on point and there are many shopping districts like Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku as well as major malls and outlet malls. From anime and manga to designer labels and traditional souvenirs, you are sure to find everything you are looking for, and things you didn’t even know you were looking for. This is also the perfect way to pick up a memento for a lasting keepsake of your honeymoon experience together in Japan.
8. Amazing architecture
From the traditional buildings and temples to sky-high towers, architecture in Japan is noteworthy and exciting. It is easy to spend days just marveling at the impressive structures and opposing buildings.
9. Budget friendly
Depending on your honeymoon budget, Japan is easily traveled at a variety of price points. Using public transportation like the Japan Metro and Japan Rail System and staying in low-cost hotels are great ways to save on money while still experiencing Japanese culture. It is possible to enjoy Japan at every price point and the possibilities are limitless regardless of price.
10. A sense of tradition
Tapping into the deep and meaningful traditions in Japan is part of the experience. If possible, it is worth spending a night in a Ryokan - a traditional Japanese Inn which provides a special insight into Japanese hospitality. Participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a special experience for a new couple and a beautiful ceremony and can be enjoyed while wearing a kimono. Taking time to learn about these traditions and experiencing them firsthand is a unique and relevant part of experiencing Japan on your honeymoon.