The Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations in Japan

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If you're searching for an unforgettable destination for your honeymoon, take a trip to Japan. A diverse country, Japan offers buzzing futuristic cities and ancient shrines, brilliant cherry blossoms, and relaxing hot springs. This dreamy destination is the ultimate escape after your wedding day.

Whether you choose to explore beautiful landscapes, delve into the country's culture, or take a city break, your honeymoon in Japan will be unforgettably unique to you both. You can indulge in culinary delights and enjoy the best accommodation during your vacation in this mesmerizing country.

 

Why plan a luxury honeymoon to Japan?

Japan offers something to suit every couple. From historic cities crammed with cultural sights to scenic islands dominated by valleys and soaring mountains, this country has a captivating blend of experiences. Allow our experts to craft you a luxury honeymoon that will be truly special. So, tell us what you want from your post-wedding escape and we'll design your dream trip.

“There are many incredible experiences for honeymooners in Japan.  I’d recommend staying a few nights at a ryokan somewhere tucked away in the mountains, going out for hikes or simply enjoying your private onsen all day. The new Guntu boat gives honeymooners the unique opportunity to cruise through the Seto Sea in ultimate luxury, letting you explore Japan from the water and enjoy decadent seafood. Also, what’s more fun than a private cooking course and learning the art of soba making, or a private sake tasting with a Sake Master in Tokyo?”

– Corey Wiess, Scott Dunn Asia Travel Specialist

 

When is the best time to visit Japan for a honeymoon?

Japan is a bewitching destination, whatever the season. But if you have your heart set on certain experiences during your honeymoon, our travel experts can tell you the best time of year to visit.

Spring runs from March until mid-May and is one of the most magical seasons. Between late March and early April, you'll catch the cherry blossom that fleetingly covers the country in a burst of pink and white hues. Japan has over one million sakura trees – more than anywhere else in the world – and one of the oldest of these cherry blossoms is found in Gifu. The Usuzumi Zakura tree is over 1,500 years old, and its blooms appear from early April. Its unusually soft pink blossoms gave it its name, 'usuzumi', which means 'pale ink'. 

However, spring is one of the busiest seasons to visit Japan, so you might prefer to take your honeymoon in the fall (September to November). This is when the hot and humid summer temperatures fade giving way to autumnal colors that will form the backdrop to your honeymoon.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Japan for your honeymoon depends on what you want from your vacation. Speak to our experts to arrange an itinerary in Japan that will work for you.

 

What are the best destinations for your honeymoon in Japan?

Are you searching for the best honeymoon spots in Japan? Our team of travel specialists has created a list of destinations for couples planning their first vacation as newlyweds. From activity ideas to luxury resorts, we'll create the perfect Japanese getaway.

 

Tokyo

 

Best for: A place where old meets new

Tokyo is Japan's dynamic, bustling capital. Here, skyscrapers seamlessly blend with historic temples, and you'll discover contemporary trends and traditional customs. From the controlled chaos of the Shibuya Scramble to the serene Meiji Shrine, you'll find a diverse range of experiences. Explore the trendsetting, youth-centric districts of buzzing Harajuku and Ginza or unwind in Ueno Park, where you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring, and head to Japan's oldest zoo at the center of the park.

While you're here, you'll both get to sample world-class cuisine. Tokyo is the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. There are over 200 to choose from, so why not indulge in a romantic meal prepared by the finest chefs?

 

Kyoto

 

Best for: The city of contrasts

Known for its timeless elegance and historical significance, Kyoto is a city that combines tradition with contemporary living. During your visit, you'll get to walk among bamboo groves and take a trip to stunning spiritual sites such as the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) temple, so-called because of the gold leaf that covers its top two floors. Or there's the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of vermilion torii gates.

Kyoto's historic Gion district, home to traditional tea houses and geisha culture, transports visitors to a bygone era. With its tranquil gardens and 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kyoto is a destination that encapsulates Japan's ancient charm.

 

The Japanese Coast

 

Best for: Scenic views in a tranquil setting

If you're planning a stay on the Japanese coast, the Shima Peninsula, also known as Ise-Shima National Park, is a beautiful destination in Japan for your honeymoon. This pristine coastal region is renowned for its scenic beauty and cultural significance. The tranquil peninsula is dotted with sacred Shinto shrines, including the revered Ise Grand Shrine.

For a romantic excursion, take a trip to picturesque Ago Bay – famous for the female free-divers who cultivate pearls – and enjoy scenic vistas over the Pacific Ocean. The rugged terrain of the Shima Peninsula offers a peaceful retreat, making it an ideal spot for those seeking serenity and awe-inspiring landscapes.

 

Mount Fuji

 

Best for: An exhilarating experience

For couples with a sense of adventure, journey to Mount Fuji. Get up close to Japan's highest mountain and scale the world's seventh-tallest island peak. If you have your heart set on climbing Mount Fuji, it's recommended you visit in the summer months of June and July for the best conditions.

However, this is an awe-inspiring place all year round. The Fuji Five Lakes region offers impressive views and a trip to Lake Kawaguchi is a must for those seeking picture-perfect scenery. On a calm, clear day you can see an upside-down image of Mount Fuji reflected in the lake. You'll also find hot springs. Hakone's relaxing onsen baths are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

Whether enjoying a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi or savoring local delicacies, Mount Fuji and its surroundings are a magical setting for your honeymoon to Japan.

If you're searching for an unforgettable destination for your honeymoon, take a trip to Japan. A diverse country, Japan offers buzzing futuristic cities and ancient shrines, brilliant cherry blossoms, and relaxing hot springs. This dreamy destination is the ultimate escape after your wedding day.

Whether you choose to explore beautiful landscapes, delve into the country's culture, or take a city break, your honeymoon in Japan will be unforgettably unique to you both. You can indulge in culinary delights and enjoy the best accommodation during your vacation in this mesmerizing country.

Why plan a luxury honeymoon to Japan?

Japan offers something to suit every couple. From historic cities crammed with cultural sights to scenic islands dominated by valleys and soaring mountains, this country has a captivating blend of experiences. Allow our experts to craft you a luxury honeymoon that will be truly special. So, tell us what you want from your post-wedding escape and we'll design your dream trip.

“There are many incredible experiences for honeymooners in Japan.  I’d recommend staying a few nights at a ryokan somewhere tucked away in the mountains, going out for hikes or simply enjoying your private onsen all day. The new Guntu boat gives honeymooners the unique opportunity to cruise through the Seto Sea in ultimate luxury, letting you explore Japan from the water and enjoy decadent seafood. Also, what’s more fun than a private cooking course and learning the art of soba making, or a private sake tasting with a Sake Master in Tokyo?”

– Rikki Poynton, Scott Dunn Asia Travel Specialist

When is the best time to visit Japan for a honeymoon?

Japan is a bewitching destination, whatever the season. But if you have your heart set on certain experiences during your honeymoon, our travel experts can tell you the best time of year to visit.

Spring runs from March until mid-May and is one of the most magical seasons. Between late March and early April, you'll catch the cherry blossom that fleetingly covers the country in a burst of pink and white hues. Japan has over one million sakura trees – more than anywhere else in the world – and one of the oldest of these cherry blossoms is found in Gifu. The Usuzumi Zakura tree is over 1,500 years old, and its blooms appear from early April. Its unusually soft pink blossoms gave it its name, 'usuzumi', which means 'pale ink'. 

However, spring is one of the busiest seasons to visit Japan, so you might prefer to take your honeymoon in the fall (September to November). This is when the hot and humid summer temperatures fade giving way to autumnal colors that will form the backdrop to your honeymoon.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Japan for your honeymoon depends on what you want from your vacation. Speak to our experts to arrange an itinerary in Japan that will work for you.

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Ultimate Japan

Ultimate Japan

Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Hakone

Japan is one of the most fascinating destinations in Asia and this classic itinerary is perfect for those wanting to experience the delightful diversity of the country, with stops at the main highlights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Hakone.

Culture Spa & health

$9,500 pp

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Exceptional Japan

Exceptional Japan

Tokyo, Kiso Valley, Kyoto, Miyajimaguchi & Lake Kawaguchi (Mount Fuji)

Japan is often praised for its rich culture and history while its natural wonder goes overlooked. Take in a different side of Japan by exploring the Nakasendo Walking Trail, an ancient postal route that winds through wild forests. You'll also experience the country's most inspiring cities and the beautiful surrounds of Miyajima and Lake Kawaguchi.

Adventure Culture

$9,600 pp

12 nights
Limitless Japan

Limitless Japan

Tokyo, Yamashiro Onsen, Kyoto, Ise Peninsula

Ignite the senses as you take an awe-inspiring tour through Japan in limitless luxury, enjoying the eclectic mix of madcap modernity and tranquil tradition. Slip between skyscrapers, savor sake, and be stunned by samurai. Headquarter at some of the most exclusive hotels and native ryokans while enjoying unparalleled service and delectable cuisine.

Culture Spa & health
12 nights
Epic Japan

Epic Japan

Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama & Tokyo

Dive straight into the buzz and throng of life in Japan with this epic and immersive trip. Staying in the very best spots for cultural highlights, unique diversity and culinary delights, you'll venture through the country led by your taste buds. Experience an array of regional cuisines alongside mesmerizing scenery and exciting nightlife.

Culture

$12,900 pp

12 nights
Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Season

Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Season

Tokyo, Kanazawa, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone

Explore and marvel during Sakura season, when beautiful cherry blossom blankets the country. Taking you throughout the island of Honshu, visit Japan in spring to see a nation in full bloom. The unfolding beauty continues through Hakone National Park and Miyajima Island, two of the best and most picturesque places to see Japan’s famed blossom.

Culture Adventure Couples

$17,100 pp

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Taste of Japan

Taste of Japan

Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka

Savor the chance to tour Japan through world-class cuisine on this food-focused trip. Awarded heritage status by UNESCO, Japanese food is an art form and integral to the country’s culture. Experience the rituals and exquisite aesthetic of kaiseki dining, enjoy a private sushi masterclass, delight in the street food, and sip smooth sake.

Culture

$9,600 pp

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FAQs about your Japan honeymoon

  • What are the best honeymoon hotels in Japan?

    Wherever you plan to visit while in Japan, you'll stay in luxurious accommodation when you book your honeymoon with Scott Dunn.

    For couples venturing to Mount Fuji, there's the Hoshinoya Fuji. This is a luxurious glamping experience located next to Lake Kawaguchi and set within red pine forests.

    Heading to Tokyo? You're spoiled for choice, but the Palace Hotel offers sumptuous suites featuring outdoor terraces on the Club floor where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning or pre-dinner cocktails. This hotel is home to the first Evian spa in Japan, so enjoy indulgent treatments during your stay.

    Honeymooners in Kyoto can stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, which has butlers on hand and is perfectly located on the Kamogawa River, close to the city's vibrant downtown areas. Or you might prefer Hotel The Mitsui, a gorgeous hotel with low-rise, white-walled architecture designed to evoke the style of the 17th century UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle located opposite.

    These are just some of the beautiful hotels and resorts on offer in Japan. For the perfect honeymoon resort, our travel specialists are just a call away, ready to help you find the ideal accommodation for your post-wedding getaway.

  • Can you provide a full honeymoon itinerary in Japan?

    We can create an itinerary designed to suit you both. We'll discuss what you want from your honeymoon to Japan then we'll plan it and take care of the details. From authentic cuisine to adrenaline-fuelled activities, lavish accommodation, and guided tours, we arrange everything so you can enjoy your special time together as newlyweds.

  • How do I plan my honeymoon to Japan?

    Speak to us. With so much on offer, it can be tricky knowing where to begin when organizing your trip. That's where our travel specialists at Scott Dunn shine. We have created some of the most refined and luxurious honeymoon tours in Japan, which we can tailor to ensure yours is perfect.

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