Honeymoon Destinations in Japan

Post-wedding, your next adventure will be making beautiful memories on your  Honeymoon Destinations in Japan. This is a big decision in your life as choosing where to travel with your partner will be the very first adventure as you start a new life together.

Japan is home to a great number of honeymoon destinations that for sure do not disappoint. Check out some of our top picks and see if one feels like it would be right for you!

1. Hokkaido

If you and your partner are major foodies and love Japanese food, Hokkaido is a top-tier honeymoon destination! Hokkaido is widely famous for the high-quality seafood, fresh vegetables, local ramen, and much more it has to offer.

Sapporo is the prefectural capital of Hokkaido and is home to a great number of shops and restaurants where you can enjoy Hokkaido’s must-try food options. In addition, Hokkaido is a place not only for satisfying your appetite but also for discovering spectacular sceneries amongst a vast array of beautiful nature.
And if you travel to Sapporo in February, make sure to check the famous Sapporo Snow Festival where you can see impressive snow and ice sculpture displayed around the town!

About 30-minute away from Sapporo by train is a small harbor city Otaru. It has a beautiful canal and preserves the historical buildings that you can see the western influence.

Head to Farm Tomita in Furano to admire the stunningly beautiful lavender fields, or enjoy skiing at Niseko Village against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Akan Mashu National Park is a perfect spot for exciting wildlife encounters while walking around the impressive landscape created by beautiful forests and caldera lakes.

Where to stay in Hokkaido

Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate (Hakodate City)

→Great location that is only a few minutes walk from JR Hakodate station.

La Vista Furano Hills Natural Hot Spring (Furano City)

→Popular hotel with friendly English-speaking staff and relaxing onsen facilities.

2. Okinawa

If you want to spend your honeymoon with your partner while surrounded by beautiful nature, fly to Okinawa which always ranks among the most popular tourist destinations in Japan!

Okinawa is Japan’s southernmost prefecture, and it consists of a number of splendid islands. Domestic flights are available from big cities to the Okinawan mainland and you can rent a car to get around the scenic island easily.

Okinawa is home to great sandy beaches, vibrant shopping spots, wildlife encounters diverse wildlife and unique culture from what you would traditionally expect in Japan.

If you want to spend your special time in Okinawa actively, snorkeling and diving are great activity options that allow you to dive into the crystal-clear water to discover the underwater world. There are also luxury hotels that are perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon stay.

Where to stay in Okinawa

Halekulani Okinawa

→Luxury five-star hotel offering spacious rooms with a great ocean view.

3. Kyoto

Widely known as the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto attracts tourists from every corner of the world. It is a perfect destination if you and your sweetheart are especially interested in traditional Japanese culture and history.

Explore the historic temples and shrines, including Kiyomizu–dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji Temple which are officially on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Arashiyama is a must-visit if you are seeking somewhere to relax in nature or take on refreshing hiking trails.

Don’t forget to book a room at traditional Japanese ryokan which will make your honeymoon special with top-tier services and cuisines. Summer in Kyoto can be pretty hot and winter is typically colder than in Tokyo, so spring and fall are reccomended as the best time to visit in the year.

Where to stay in Kyoto

Luxury hotel SOWAKA

→Exceptional Ryokan which is nestled in the beautiful Geisha District, Gion.

Nagi Kyoto Arashiyama

→Perfect location which is easily accessible to the best tourist attractions in the Arashiyama area.

4. Atami

Atami is a lovely hot spring resort in the eastern part of Shizuoka prefecture. It is easily accessible from Tokyo by Shinkansen and is a popular weekend trip destination among people living in the Kanto region. This scenic seaside hot spring resort offers plenty to see, do, eat and experience depending on your interests.

Soak in relaxing hot springs at traditional Japanese ryokan or visit modern art museums to appreciate impressive artworks.

Try fresh seafood which is very reasonably priced and served at local restaurants, or go and enjoy sea bathing at golden sandy beaches in summer. If you are planning a multi-day trip, travel down to the Izu peninsula which is also home to a wide range of experiences and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Where to stay in Atami

Watei Kazekomichi

→Cozy small Ryokan with only 8 guest rooms and a spacious open-air bath.

5. Matsuyama

Matsuyama is a beautiful city and is the prefectural capital of Ehime prefecture in the Shikoku region. It is an ideal destination for those who are seeking a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of big cities as the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing.

Matsuyama’s Dogo Onsen is one of the most famous oldest hot springs in Japan and it is believed to have a history of over 3,000 years. Their public bathhouse is called “Dogo Onsen Honkan”, and the historic building has been adored by local people as a landmark in Matsuyama for centuries.

You can enter the bathhouse for ¥400, but note that there is always a long line outside the bathhouse and you will need to wait. Back in the Edo period, Matsuyama flourished as a castle town of Matsuyama Castle, one of the twelve original castles in Japan with a castle keep that has been preserved since its establishment in the late 19th century. From the top of the castle, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Matsuyama and the Seto Inland Sea in the distance!

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