(Closed) Change of honeymoon plans from Italy to Japan!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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legojedi:  Hiroshima was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. It was incredibly moving. 

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jolie2:  the sumo matches were going on in Tokyo when we were in Japan in September 2014. If they coincide with your trip, definitely get tickets. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

YEA! We are going in less than two months (a month before our wedding) – as it was my engagement gift to my Fiance. 

We’ve done a TON of research, but I really recommend checking out Twenty Years Hence – these guys are blogger friends and spent weeks in Japan, writing really detailed posts. That has helped us a lot.

I’ll also send you my Pinterest board, as I pinned posts and info along the way, as I was planning: https://www.pinterest.com/picky_girl/secret-trip/

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Long Island

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Isabelle663:  DH & I thought that Japan would be out of our budgets as well but sometimes they have amazing airfare deals going on!! Quality food can actually be found at reasonable prices and sites like airbnb or homeaway make housing quite affordable! Don’t give up hope!!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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jolie2:  I LOVED Japan! Wasn’t a honeymoon, but DH and I spent 2 weeks there on our way home from a year living in China. The food was amazing, and their food quality is honestly as high or higher than US/Canada – I would totally trust vending machines, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, etc. Honor is such a huge deal in Japan, which is so amazing. It’s so clean, and organized. Love it. Would go back in a heartbeat! If you’re looking for a sleepier city – Kyoto stole my heart! Not as hectic as Tokyo, very Japanese, but still has all the city amenities you could want.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hubby and I are taking our honeymoon on our 1 year anniversary at the end of this september for 2 weeks and we are going to Japan too!

Hubby has been there before and I can’t wait. (mainly to try all the yummy food!)

We have been looking at some different places to visit other than the usual Tokyo Tower or Fish market type places. After searching for videos on youtube of other people’s vacations we are most excited about going to “fox island” and checking out an owl cafe!

Also found this cool website that helps you plan your trips day to day. Gives you suggestions on places to go and where to eat as well as tells you how to get there and how long it will take. check it out http://www.odigo.travel 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I LOVE Japan! So clean, very hygiene, really organised and people are so polite and kind. Food is great and yes, you can trust all vending machines. Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Nagano, Kanazawa are lovely cities to visit. Awwww…. l miss Japan…..

You will definitely have a great time in Japan! 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Just a warning to people going to animal cafes!

check the places out online!  

Japan has almost no animal protection laws sonmost of these cafes mistreat the animals. I’ve heard it can be quite an upsetting experience. 

Just make sure you are going to an ethical animal cafe!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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jolie2:  Bathrooms…… No problem!! 🙂 They are usually super clean and very easy to find. l’ve never been to China but my friend who has lived in China, was very surprised how clean bathrooms were in Japan compare to China. So you don’t need to be worried about bathrooms in Japan. 🙂 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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jolie2:  You can easily fill 10 days between Tokyo and Kyoto, especially if you’re using those cities as homebases for day trips to other places.  From Kyoto, we day tripped to Nara one day and to Hiroshima/Miyajima Island another, and from Tokyo we took a day trip to Jigokudani to see the snow monkeys.  We’d also planned a day to go to Fuji from Tokyo but that fell through.

 

Everything is clean in Japan, including the toilets, even the ones in the ground.  I’d also say they’re easy to find because just about everyone speaks enough English to help you out.  Seriously, it was easier to navigate Japan not knowing a word of Japanese than it was to get around places in Central America knowing basic Spanish.

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