We curate the ultimate to-do list for couples looking to spend their honeymoon in Japan like the Kapoor-Ahujas.
Ask anyone who has visited, and they'll tell you: Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. And while you could spend a lifetime exploring all of the splendidly whimsical islands and cities, we suggest you start with this list of quirky gardens, stunning views, and fun adventures to embark on, for your honeymoon.
1. Visit the Aoshima Cat Island in Ishinomaki, Japan
Cat lovers take note, In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village.
2. Take a stroll through the enchanting Wisteria-lined tunnels
Located in Kitakyushu, the Kawachi Fuji Gardens have a pastel-colored tunnel of wisteria flowers which looks right out of a fairytale. This colourful passageway made of 20 species of wisteria plants in varying pastel shades, making it great for photo-ops.
3. Relax in the Unusual Pools at Yunessun Spa Resort
The Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan offers exotic bathing options and a number of theme spas such as the Ancient Roman Bath and the massive God’s Aegean Sea. One of the top attractions of this relaxation resort is their drink-themed spa such as the Green Tea Spa, where a pool filled with actual tea is offered to bathers to relax. Pools filed with Red Wine, Coffee, and a pepper-water filled Ramen Noodle Spa are also a few of the appealing options.
4. Cruise in the Unusual Swan-Shaped Boats in Lake Yamanaka
Lake Yamanaka, the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes, is also known as the “Swan Lake”. It is a haven for swans, both natural, as well as, man-made. Alongside the flock of swans, entrepreneurs have added to the population with swan-shaped paddleboats, and a large ferry boat with a long neck and head. The observation deck of the ferry boat gives a spectacular view of Mount Fuji.
5. Take a Ride in the Hydrangea Train
You can get some of the most stunning scenic views through a ride in the Hakone Tozan Railway in the months of June and July when thousands of beautiful hydrangeas bloom along the rails.
6. Date Night with a View
Drop your boring Chinese takeout plans and head to China Blue at the high-end Conrad Tokyo for a scrumptious meal with panoramic sights of Tokyo Bay.
7. Jaunt Through Kyoto’s Majestic Ancient Sites
The city that served as Japan’s imperial capital for the longest time now boasts of heritage and culture with its magnificent collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city of Kyoto has an array of Japanese wooden architecture and the beautiful Japanese gardens to explore.
8. Happy Hanami!
Gorgeous flowers are the main attraction at the cherry blossom festivals, but there are a variety of traditional Japanese performances presented during these festivals. You might want to consider joining a tea ceremony held under the cherry trees; it can be quite the memorable experience.
9. Snorkel or Scuba Dive in the Emerald Blue Seas of Okinawa
Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa has a few dozen islands which boast a lovely climate, snow-white beaches in contrast to the emerald blue seas. Okinawa serves as a desired destination for travellers to relax and engage in water activities like scuba diving and snorkeling.
10. Ride Along the Shimanami Kaido Bikeway
The Shimanami Kaido Bikeway is one of the most unique attractions that Japan has to offer with its awe-inspiring views of the sea. Spread across 43 miles and connected by one of the world’s longest chain of bridges, this bikeway hops through 6 islands across the Seto Inland Sea.
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