If originality is the name of your honeymoon game, then look no further than one of the most ‘other’ (and completely amazing to boot) destinations in the world - Japan.
For those wanting to get well and truly outside the box on their
honeymoon, or to throw the box out altogether, Japan is the perfect
destination. This is, after all, a place where you can buy burgers
and eggs from vending machines, karaoke is done without a hint of
irony and trains actually run on time. It's also the complete
package when it comes to travel; snow-capped mountains in the
north, flawless beaches in the south, and pretty much everything
else on the honeymoon tick-list in between.
The main island of Honshu is home to everything you could ever want to
see on a luxury honeymoon. Tokyo, as the largest city in the world,
is somewhere we'd highly recommend having a guide to show you
around, so you can get the best from the experience. With more
Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, food
is a major draw here. History buffs (although maybe not
romantic-types) will doubtless be drawn to Hiroshima; a harrowing
but necessary trip for many. Wildlife enthusiasts will want to head
straight to Jigokudani to watch snow monkeys bathing in hot
springs, while adrenaline junkies will love skiing in northerly
There's also no need to compromise on romance, this is a
honeymoon after all; for fans of hearts and flowers, it doesn't get
much more flowery than Japan's cherry blossom season - the perfect
honeymoon option if you're having a spring wedding.
Accommodation is also key to any honeymoon, and the luxury hotels
in Japan are also, well, extremely luxurious, whether you're
staying in a futuristic skyscraper or a ryokan - a traditional
Japanese inn where you sleep on futon beds in tatame walled
bedrooms, wear slippers and yakata dressing gowns and eat
multi-course banquets of sublime Japanese cuisine. It's the perfect
way to experience the real Japan, but for a taste of the unreal
Japan, the soaring skyscraper hotels in Tokyo are also
It gets better. One piece of the honeymoon jigsaw missing in Japan
is beach action (although the islands of Okinawa are an option) but
we're finding Japan and Hawaii becoming an increasingly popular -
and super original - honeymoon combo.
Honeymoon Gift List Service
Take advantage of our Honeymoon Gift List service! The service
allows your loved ones to contribute to your Japan honeymoon by
giving money towards the overall cost of your honeymoon.