Japan Honeymoon (or Anniversary) Itinerary

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Advisor - Caroline Bernthal
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Caroline Bernthal

  • Active Travel

  • City Travel

  • Wellness Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Japan

  • Romantic

  • Relaxation

  • Sightseeing

Traditional Japanese temple
Curator’s statement

Japan might not be first on your radar for honeymoon or anniversary trips, but let me change your mind! It's unique and adventurous - the perfect journey to bond your relationship and explore something new together. The culture is vibrant and the people are the kindest and most welcoming! This itinerary will take you through the country from city to coast - and between. Spend at least two weeks exploring Japan!

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Day 1: Tokyo

A high tower behind the greenery

Start your trip in the capital city, Tokyo.

Wander the neighborhoods:

  • Harajuku for trendspotting and quirky desserts.

  • Ginza for shopping.

  • Asakusa for culture.

  • Akihabara for tech.

  • Shinjuku for nightlife and karaoke.

  • Shibuya for city vibes and to scramble across the busy Shibuya Crossing.

Day 2: Tokyo

A street in Tokyo.

Don't miss this in the city:

  • Senso-ji Temple: A beautiful temple.

  • teamLab Planets : Technically an art museum, but so much more!

  • Skytree: Tallest tower in the world offering expansive city views.

  • Golden Gai: A tiny hidden street with tucked in dive bars.

  • Omoide Yokocho: A famous alleyway packed with food stalls.

Day 3: Disney

Ride in Tokyo Disneyland

Disneyland Tokyo is a fun and easy stop while in the city - a perfect day trip to relive your childhood!

Day 4: Nikko

A mall in Japan at night

Head north for a few nights to experience the Japanese hot springs or onsens. Spend some time relaxing in the springs, having a spa treatment (or two!), and taking in the beautiful natural scenery after your time in the city.

Day 5: Kyoto

Golden temple in Kyoto

Next, you'll explore the cultural hub of Kyoto. The shrines and temples are enough to keep you plenty busy here, but save time for the food scene!

  • Fushimi Inari shrine: Hike through the famous orange gates.

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the picturesque streets leading up to it.

  • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

  • Gion and Southern Higashiyama: The perfect place to wander, the streets are so well preserved and you may spot a Geisha!

  • Nanzen-ji Temple: A beautiful Zen garden.

Day 6: Kyoto

Japan food street at night

Take a food tour or a cooking class! Visit a teahouse - Kyoto is famous for green tea. Try everything at Sujin-Shinmachi, a street food area.

Depending on the time of year and your style, spend a few days either skiing or at the beach in Okinawa.

Need to Know

Looking for more honeymood travel inspo? Check out my guide, Italy Honeymoon Itinerary: Tuscany Region.

Advisor - Caroline Bernthal

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Japan.