Self Guided Adventure


Essential Honeymoon

12 Nights: from US$1957 per person (twin share) Trip Code: EHON

This itinerary proves that a Japanese honeymoon doesn't have to break the bank. We've kept the accommodation and route fairly simple so that you can spend more on the fun things: eating out, sightseeing and enjoying the best that urban and rural, modern and traditional Japan has to offer. Read more >

The holiday starts in futuristic Tokyo and ends in the city of Osaka, a great place for shopping, bar hopping and sampling the street food. On the way you'll visit rural areas like Hakone National Park - known for its hot springs, world-class art museums and fabulous views of Mount Fuji - and romantic Tsumago: a beautifully preserved old post town best accessed on foot by walking the ancient Nakasendo Highway from nearby Magome.

A night at sacred Mount Koya will be an enchanting experience. Here you'll have the chance to explore the atmospheric Okunoin Cemetery and join the monks' morning meditation service to add an element of spirituality to your very special holiday.

Finally, no trip to Japan would be complete without some time in Kyoto, the country's cultural heart. We recommend a trip to Kiyomizu-dera where you can test your love by walking blindfolded towards each other between the famous love stones!

To free up the funds to allow you to see and do as much as possible whilst you're in Japan, some of the hotels we've included on this trip will be fairly basic. In the big cities you'll be so busy sightseeing that the accommodation is really just a place to sleep, but you can rest assured that all the hotels will be clean, comfortable and well-located. In addition to more basic accommodations we've squeezed in a gorgeous family-run minshuku inn in Tsumago and a night in Buddhist temple lodgings on Mount Koya, whilst your Hakone inn has a great outdoor hot spring bath that can be reserved for just the two of you.

By starting the trip at Tokyo Narita Airport and flying out of Osaka Kansai Airport, you'll also save money on transport. Please let us know if you need help finding "open jaw" flight tickets or if you'd prefer to fly out of Tokyo instead of Osaka.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Twelve nights accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and two evening meals
  • All transport between destinations
  • Airport transfers
  • Hakone Free Pass and Kansai Thru Pass
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Voucher for sushi breakfast at Tsukiji fish market
  • Kyoto tea ceremony
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

Trip Highlights

  • Have a sushi breakfast at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Try an outdoor onsen hot spring bath in Hakone
  • Overnight in a traditional inn in Tsumago
  • Stay in Buddhist temple lodgings on Mount Koya
  • See stunning views of Mount Fuji
  • Walk the Nakasendo Way to the village of Tsumago
  • Take part in a Kyoto tea ceremony
  • Eat Osakan street food

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

What, where, when and how...

Essential Honeymoon - 13 Days - Accommodation

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