Japan is an archipelago with 6000+ islands, including four major islands of Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Honshu is a place of magic and some pretty miraculous sights. The ancients and modern lifestyle, the cuisine, the accommodation, and scenery; everything are beguiling with its charm and history. To have the best honeymoon in Japan, you need to put these below mentioned activities and places on your list. The late autumn is the best time to visit the country. There are few sights more bewitching than the sight of cherry trees in full bloom from September to November in Japan. The temperature is mild enough that it will be a remarkable and forever memorable honeymoon for you as a couple.
One of the three sacred mountains in Japan, the Mount Fuji is 12,388 feet tall is an active volcano. It is about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Take a guided tour and trust us, you will not regret it. It is one of the most majestic and picturesque sites in the country. There is just a thrill about this highest mountain which rests like a sleeping giant.
A popular Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari-Taisha is sacred to the Japanese. It was said to be dedicated to the god of rice and sake by the Hata clan. The vibrant orange Torri gates of the shrine are a majestic sight, and you can have a soulful stroll through them. Many miniature shrines and graveyards along the path. These over 5000 Torri gates will offer you serenity like nothing else.
If you make it to your honeymoon in Japan during winters; make plans for the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival. Held in February, the snowy town turns into something from a storybook during the festival. The town is surrounded by the glittery lanterns and artistic snow sculptures. Official lanterns light up between 5pm to 9pm and you can also turn on your own lanterns.
Another festival on your list should be the Fuji Shibazakura Festival. You can enjoy the scent and scenery created by the variety of pink moss. Mores 800,000 pink moss flowers create an aesthetic carpet that you need to see to believe.
The cherry blossom viewing in the Chidorigafuchi Park is another must-see the sight, when in Japan. It’s not a real park though. You can rent boats or lay your mat, yet it’s a breathtaking sight in the March and April months.
The Ashikaga Flower Park is a beautiful garden with its globally famous wisteria vines. The pink, purple and yellow wisterias are a magical sight, not to mention a popular one in Japan. You can walk the wisteria tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens and enter a fairytale. The 100-meter-long tunnel, covered with vines and flowers is the best spot for some instagramable photos.
You can also go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Okinawa with its beautiful coral reef sights. They are similar to the great barrier reef in Hawaii and Australia and attract tourists from the world.
A four hour boat ride through Hozugawa River is a must when in Japan. It goes from Kameoka –shi to Arashiyama, Kyoto. You will travel 16km and be impressed with the majestic sights of Mount Ushimatsu and Mount Atago. Just avoid the rainy seasons for this beautiful boat ride.
One of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Shirakawa-go is ideal for couples who wish for a quiet honeymoon in a beautiful mountain village. It’s the perfect autumn getaway, but lovely in any season. The icy blue view in the night when the cottages are covered in snow is something to behold, and the locals are so very friendly.
Some very anime-like inns await you in Japan if you love the traditional scenery of the country. These inns are called Ryokan, with tatami-matted rooms, and a true feel of Japanese lifestyle at its best.
An hour from Toyama City, you can experience a unique traveling experience. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route offers a scenic bus ride in the winter season. You will pass the snow walls that are 20 meters high.
Japan is a beautiful country with great tourist attractions. You can visit it in the fall or the winter for the best experience. The nostalgic charm and the beauty of the country make it a perfect place for the honeymooners.