- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2018 - TBD
Has anyone done this? And advice?
Has anyone done this? And advice?
We are planning on taking a Japan Honeymoon a year after our wedding (to save up enough to have a wonderful trip and it gives me enough time to learn more Japanese haha)
We are thinking at least a week with all we want to see. Right now we are writing down a list of must see places and then we will map out our route from there.
The best places I have found for advice, believe it or not, is youtube. There are soooo many vloggers with helpful “travel to Japan Tips” videos as far as packing, sight seeing, transportation, food, ediquette…
Do you know about how long you will be there or where you want to visit/stay?
I posted here before asking for advice and there were a lot of helpful replies http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/honeymoon-japan-where-to-start/
I haven’t been to Japan on honeymoon, but I did visit for a holiday two years ago. I thought it was a lovely country. The people are friendly and the food is delicious. There is also plenty to see and do.
We’re going for two weeks in November on vacation. If you remember, hit me up after then, I am sure I will have tons of advice. 🙂
We are going to be spending a week and a half in Japan for our honeymoon. 🙂 I lived there for a year and a half while I was teaching English, so we planned most of it ourselves. I did hire a tour company to help organize some of our stay (mostly hotels and a photo shoot while we are there) since neither of us are particularly good with the language.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. That goes for anyone, really. Having lived there, I know a lot about Tokyo and some about Kyoto as well.
We loved Japan! I was amazed how easy it really was to travel around. Everything is signposted in English and the people were so friendly and helpful when we had any questions. If you are planning on touring get the Japan Rail Pass, its only available to tourists but saves so much money for getting around on trains (which is the easiest way to get around). We did a mixture of Cities (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Osaka) and countryside (Mainly Gifu and Nagano prefectures- Nakasendo Valley, Shirikawa-go and we also stayed in Koya-san which was amazing). We stayed in total for 3 weeks. If you can, stay one night in a ryokan or traditional farmhouse, they can be expensive but the whole experience is worth it.
I wasn’t there for a honeymoon, but I found Kyoto most romantic.
I was there for a 2 week holiday a few years ago and I LOVED IT!!! Everything about it was fantastic! The food is amazing (green tea ice cream, I was in heaven!!), the people are so curteous (they line up for everything like going up escalators/waiting to board the train etc). There’s so much to see and do and it’s so easy to get around the country. If you get a chance I highly suggest staying a few nights in a traditional roykan with the mattresses on the floor and a private onsen, such an amazing cultural experience, it was one of the hightlights of our holiday. We stayed in one near Mt Fuji.
If I ever get the chance I would go back in a heartbeat. You’ll have an amazing time!
We didn’t go on a honeymoon, but I lived there for 2 years. If you have the opportunity, I would spend an evening on Mt. Koya in Kansai–look it up, it’s an incredible experience.
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