Japan, the land of the rising sun, is beautiful and unique in its way. Best known for its clean spotless streets, charming natural attractions, sprawling cities and tasty cuisine, Japan is a great honeymoon destination for many. We have carefully selected 20 best honeymoon destinations in Japan other than Tokyo because of their unique beauty and here they are.
1) Oirase Gorge, Aomori Perfecture
Considered as one of the most beautiful mountain stream in Japan, Oirase Valley is located near Lake Towada, the 3rd largest lake in Japan. It is best known for its enchanting mossy forest and refreshing water cascades. Best time to visit is during spring for its fullest green or during autumn to see the peaceful orange-gold foliage.
2) Shirakawa-go, Gifu Perfecture
The small village of Shirakawa is best known for its traditional houses built in “gasshō-zukuri” way. In which, from afar you might think that the house was half buried in the ground. Best time to visit Shirakawa is during winter season, where the snow topped houses forms a cool picturesque view for the traveller.
3) Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Perfecture
This island off the bustling Hiroshima city is best known for one of the most beautiful scenic views in Japan. Take your time and visit the Floating Tori Gate at Itsukushima Shrine to catch breathtaking moments, a little at a time.
4) Kobe, Hyogo Perfecture
Kobe is a colourful and vibrant city known for its nightlife, natural bay and mountain attractions, marbled beef, hot springs and multi culture. It is a destination with lots of pretty interesting sights and landmarks such as the Rokko Hills, Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe Harborland, Tetsujin-28-go (Gigantor robot) statue and many shopping venue!
5) Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki Pefecture
If you love flowers, Hitachi Seaside Park is definitely a must-visit for you! Located in Hitachinaka which is northeast of Tokyo, the best time to visit the park is during the blooming season of kokia, cosmos, and pampas grass around May.
6) Hakone, Kanagawa Perfecture
Conveniently located on the west of Tokyo, with stunning views of the majestic Mount Fuji, Hakone is a pretty nice honeymoon destinations especially for the newly weds! Urban legends today said of a fertility tree in Hakone Shrine, where a married woman touches it, will be blessed with pregnancy. Head down to Owakudani Valley and check out the boiling sulphur hot springs too!
Some of the best Japanese chef around the world will say that the best rice in Japan comes from Niigata. It is no wonder a marvel to see and enjoy the charming rice terraced fields in this destination. Bordering the Sea of Japan, Niigata city is also best known for its massive aquarium and seafood restaurants!
8) Todai-ji Temple, Nara Perfecture
Todai-ji Temple is an interesting temple complex where you get to see and interact with the peaceful Nara deer which roams freely in the area. Wefie with a nara deer? You’ll surely get many opportunities for that!
9) Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto Perfecture
Officially marked as Japan’s Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is one of the most romantic places in Japan. Couples, local and overseas, often loves to take pre wedding photography shoot here. Best time to visit is in the morning, where you will feel an ambience of peace, tranquility and serenity.
10) Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki Prefecture
Take a boat trip and sail along the narrow Gokase River to Takachiho Gorge where you can see impressive lava rock valleys and countless waterfalls. Romantic? Definitely it is!
11) Jigokudani Monkey Park, Nagano Perfecture
Where you can “photo bomb” the snow monkeys while they are taking a relaxing bath in the hot springs by the snowy mountain? Here!
12) Yama-dera, Yamgata Perfecture
Simply known as the lone temple on the mountain in the middle of nowhere. Yama-Dera is a perfect destinations for honeymooners to see the best of Japan’s natural scenic beauty! Conquer heights together!
13) Beppu, Oita Perfecture
From afar, this hot spring city does look like a smoking city. A trip to Beppu is not to be missed especially if you have more time in Japan. The problem is, which hot spring resort to stay in when there are so many choices for you!
The lively city of Osaka is both colourful at night as well as in the daytime. Best known for its many attractions such as Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle and Dotonburi shopping district! Admire the plum, peach and cherry trees blossoms unique when the season changes.
15) Chureito Pagoda, Yamanashi Perfecture
For many years, this five storied has been the best spot to see Mount Fuji as well as the breathtaking cityscape views of Fujiyoshida. Instagram-worthy? 100 percent!
16) Hitsujiyama Park, Saitama Perfecture
Come spring season, visit Hitsujiyama Park and marvel at the “endless sea of pink moss flowers” on Shibazakura Hill. Wefie time!
17) Nagoya Castle, Aichi Perfecture
Of the many traditional castles in Japan, Nagoya Castle is definitely in the top 3 most splendid castle in the country! A visit to the castle may make one feels as if he or she is travelling back in time to the shogunate (samurai) period.
18) Tottori Sand Dunes
Fancy a desert adventure escapade from the city? The 16 kilometres Tottori Sand Dunes could be the perfect destination for you!
19) Tateyama, Toyama Perfecture
Looking forward to a hiking holiday to see beautiful vistas of alpine mountain ranges? You don’t have to travel to Switzerland to experience that as you can do that in Japan’s Tateyama.
Often been called as “The Amsterdam of Japan”, this peaceful historic city is worth a visit for its romantic waterways and peaceful atmosphere.
So here you have, the 20 beautiful japan honeymoon destinations! If you have more time to travel in this country, be sure to visit them all!