Honeymoons in Japan
Japan is a dream honeymoon destination. Where else could you experience ancient traditions, impeccable hospitality, world-class cuisine and fantastic accommodation - ranging from exquisite ryokan with private hot spring baths to super-deluxe hotels at the top of towering city skyscrapers? And that's not to mention the romantic scenery from quaint rural villages to impeccable gardens filled with cherry blossom.
Whether your ideal honeymoon includes visiting a Zen-inspired spa at an exclusive mountain retreat, taking a sunset helicopter cruise over Tokyo's dramatic skyline, or relaxing with a cocktail on a subtropical island - our expertly planned packages and on-the-ground support ensure that no hiccup can get in the way of your experience. Some of our staff have even honeymooned in Japan themselves, so you can rest assured that we know how to make your trip extra-special.
Hot Springs & Countryside Honeymoon (Superior)
Japan's hot spring bathing culture and scenic countryside make it a wonderfully romantic setting for a honeymoon.
Essential Honeymoon (Essential)
This itinerary proves that a Japanese honeymoon doesn't have to break the bank.
Honeymoons accommodation across Japan
The Nishimuraya Honkan is a stunning traditional Japanese ryokan in the heart of the hot springs which first opened its door more than 100 years ago. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a range of hot spring baths to enjoy, a stay here is a real treat.
Watanabe Inn (Miyajima)
Run by the very hospitable Watanabe family, this is a lovely traditional ryokan with just 3 guest rooms. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with tubs made of Japanese cypress.
The inn is one the edge of the main village, a short walk from Itsukushima Shrine. The ever-so-thoughtful staff will arrange a complimentary pick-up from the ferry port to help with your luggage. Included meals are served in the ryokan's restaurant and the kaiseki dinner will feature regional specialities such as oysters and Hiroshima eel.
Daikichi Minshuku (Tsumago)
This is authentic, old style minshuku, has appeared on TV Tokyo's "Top Ten Minshuku" programme and been patronised by many celebrities.
Known for its warm welcome and local cuisine, the minshuku has just 5 guest rooms. Rooms are not en-suite but there is a shared bath which can be used privately. Please note that as this area is all about staying in authentic inns we use the same accommodation for our standard and upgrade options. The accommodation is simple but the best place to stay for this location.
Yoshimizu Ryokan (Kyoto)
At the cheaper end of Kyoto's ryokan, the Yoshimizu is a charming, traditional inn in a beautiful setting in Maruyama Park surrounded by maple trees and bamboo.
Kodaiji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka Shrine and Gion are all within easy walking distance, as are the shops and restaurants of Kyoto's downtown area.
Guest rooms are Japanese-style and some have attached toilets. There are two shared bath and shower rooms which can be used privately by locking the door behind you. The hospitable hosts serve a western style breakfast in the ryokan's organic café which includes excellent coffee as well as homemade bread and marmalade.
Like most ryokan in Kyoto, the Yoshimizu has a curfew around 11pm and you'll need to negotiate with the owner to leave the front door unlocked if you want to stay out later! This is a shame as Kyoto does have great nightlife, but then again why not take advantage of an early-night by heading out first thing to explore Kyoto's temples and shrines in the morning light before the tour buses arrive.
Nishimuraya Honkan (Kinosaki Onsen)
The wooden buildings were designed in part by renowened architect Masaya Hirata and each room has its own personal flourish. Sumptuous kaiseki meals compliment the elegance around you.
The Hakone Ginyu is one of the most luxurious hot spring ryokan in Hakone National Park.
Ginyu means a person travelling to gain inspiration for a poem, and it is with this wanderlust spirit in mind that the ryokan combines traditional Japanese rooms with artefacts from the owner's travels in Indonesia. The entrance to the ryokan is perched at the top of a lush valley with fantastic views across the national park. The Ginyu harnesses the natural hot springs of the Fuji region for fantastic onsen baths; some are outdoors nestled in the rocks by the riverside. All guestrooms have a private onsen bath too, all with great views. The rooms, which start at 68sqm, resemble traditional Japanese ryokan rooms with shoji paper screens, tatami mat areas and natural wood, but also have the comfort of thick Western style beds, sofas and wooden chairs so you don't have to sit on the floor. Other hotel facilities include two bars, a lounge and excellent spa. Breakfast and dinner are included and served privately in the guest rooms.
Hanafubuki (Izu Peninsula)
Set amongst the trees of a woodland grove, the Hanafubuki is a luxury ryokan especially noted for its impressive selection of natural hot spring baths, its lovely, individually decorated Japanese style rooms and its beautiful location.
The ryokan is located in the heart of the natural beauty of the Izu Peninsula and, although easily accessed from Tokyo, you will feel a million miles away form the busy metropolis. The Jyogasaki suspension bridge is just 20 minutes walk from the inn and forms part of a scenic coast path that is just footsteps from the inn. In fact, weather permitting, the English speaking manager leads a guided walk every morning which you are more than welcome to join. Boat trips and a hike up the dormant Mt. Omura volcano are also all possible from here. There are 7 different hot spring baths to enjoy at the inn including outdoor baths of all shapes and sizes many of which are available for private use. Meals are a real treat and you will have a choice of three different dining rooms, each beautifully decorated and overlooking the lantern lit trees and pathways of the ryokan. Dinner is traditional kaiseki style but there is a choice of courses available as well a selection of different breakfast options. This is a beautiful inn with caring staff who will ensure you have a relaxing stay.