Sensouji Temple, Tokyo, Japan

Why Japan is a great honeymoon destination?

Japan has always been an attractive country for tourists from around the world. Although it is not a typical honeymoon destination with a tropical climate and white sand beaches, more and more couples these days are considering Japan as their honeymoon destination as well. In this blog post, we answered the question of why Japan is a great honeymoon destination.

Without a doubt, Japan is a wonderful country that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. There is no other country in the world which has the similar perfect balance between the modern life and thousands of years of history, culture and traditions. From its megacities with urban atmospheres to secluded countryside with breathtaking landscapes, there are lots of things to do and see in Japan.

Why Japan is a Great Honeymoon Destination?

Cities, landscapes, the food, the culture and warm hospitality of kind people in Japan never disappoint travelers. For couples who are seeking a cultural adventure and exploration, Japan is a great honeymoon destination.

Vibrant Cities
Crowds pass below colorful signs in Akihabara electronics district in Tokyo Japan
Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo, Japan

Japan is home to some of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Sapporo are probably the most famous and most visited cities in Japan. With a well organized itinerary, you can visit amazing places in these cities during your honeymoon in Japan. From castles to temples and from museums to trendy shopping districts; each of these cities have something unique to offer that are definitely worth visiting.

Natural Wonders
view of Mountain Fuji and Chureito Pagoda around trees in autumn season at Yamanashi, Japan
View of the Mount Fuji and Chureito Pagoda

First of all, Japan is a very clean country with lots of pristine natural sites and landscapes. Although it is home of the some of the largest megacities in the world, Japan did a great job in protecting it’s natural treasures. There are plenty of mountains, volcanoes, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, forests, bays and coasts scattered across 6852 islands that make up Japan. You can try different kinds of outdoor activities in different natural sites of Japan and turn your honeymoon into an unforgettable holiday.

Relaxation, Meditation and Wellness
japanese women takes a rest in the onsen hot springs in winter
Japan is home to more than 3000 Onsen resorts

In order to experience some peaceful and spiritual moments, you can visit Shinto Shrines, Buddhist Temples and Zen Gardens in Japan. You can find them almost anywhere in Japan and pay a visit to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and relieve stress.

Another way to relax and relieve stress in Japan is visiting natural hot springs which are called as “Onsen” in Japanese. Japan is home to more than 3000 Onsen resorts and over 30.000 natural hot springs. There are many types of hot springs in Japan which are distinguished by the minerals they contain. These minerals provide different health benefits and have a relaxing effect on your body and mind. To make your Onsen experience more authentic, you may book a room in an Onsen Ryokan. Ryokans are the best places to experience traditional Japanese lifestyle with elements that are unique to Japan such as; tatami floors, sliding doors, futon beds, Japanese style baths, local cuisine and guests wearing Yukata.

Japanese Cuisine
Mixed sushi and sashimi platter in a Japanese restaurant
Mixed sushi and sashimi platter

Another big reason why Japan is a great honeymoon destination is the world famous Japanese Cuisine. Sushi is probably the most famous Japanese dish which can be found in almost every country. However, Japanese cuisine goes beyond sushi, rice and ramen. During your honeymoon, you can taste delicious authentic dishes cooked with fresh and unique ingredients that you can only find in Japan.

Easy to Navigate and Explore

Japan is probably the most easy to navigate country on earth. Thanks to the highly developed transportation infrastructure, you can travel from point A to point B in Japan with safe, clean, comfortable and fast alternatives. High-speed railway lines in Japan are known as the Shinkansen, which is the first extensive bullet-train system in the world. Shinkansen is the most convenient method of transportation for most routes in Japan. Shinkansen trains are very fast, comfortable and safe trains and always arrive to the stations on time.

All the major cities in Japan have their own subway systems. Subways are usually the best mode of transportation for city explorations. Subway trains are always punctual, safe and clean in Japan; but we suggest you to avoid rush hours especially on busy routes.

In case you have any questions or want to add something to our list, please don’t hesitate to comment below!

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