Japan is the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds starting their life together or for couples who are looking to surprise their significant other with a romantic getaway. There’s nothing better than sharing a travel experience of a lifetime with your love at one of the many romantic places in Japan. We have created a list with some of the most beautiful and romantic place, where you both can fall in love all over again.
10 Most Romantic Japanese Places
So scroll down and find out the best romantic weekend getaways in Japan to surprise your partner and make awesome memories to last you both a lifetime!
1. Mt. Fuji: Enjoy a boat ride by the mountain
There’s definitely something whimsical when you’re seeing a beautiful mountain with your better half in a foreign country. You can enjoy a small cruise on the lake and take in the beautiful sights of the majestic Mount Fuji and its surroundings. There are many boat cruises available by the lake for both of you to choose from. This is the perfect setting to be surrounded by beautiful sights and your better half.
2. Tokyo: Take a helicopter charter ride in the night
If you want to take your loved one on a romantic date, but want to do something better than average, then taking a helicopter charter ride over Tokyo will definitely make your date even more memorable. All you have to do is sit back and relax while you and your love are up in the air, enjoying the twinkling city lights from above. Even though the charter ride is a bit pricier than an average activity, but it is definitely worth it for the views and the experience you both are about to share with each other.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Helicopter fee: INR 15,807
3. Okinawa: Relax at the beaches
This is place is one of the most ideal places to visit during your romantic weekend getaways in Japan with the love of your life. Okinawa has some of the most beautiful beaches with white sand and clear blue water, which is just the perfect location to spend time. It is also filled with secluded places where you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset with each other. And, it just doesn’t end here, this place is a perfect fit for Japan honeymoon destinations, as it has some of the best honeymoon resorts available too.
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4. Japanese Ryokans: Spend a few nights relaxing here
Make the most out of your time in Japan by spending a few nights at a traditional Japanese inn with your love. Some of the Ryokan’s also have private hot springs for their guests for couples to spend time relaxing with each other in the most tranquil settings ever seen. And don’t forget to try the scrumptious kaiseki dinner to get your taste buds up and running. You and your partner are bound to feel refreshed and energized after spending time at the traditional Japanese ryokan.
5. Lake Mashu: Gaze at the stars
Venturing out to see some of the most scenic views is also a very romantic way to spend your time with each other in Japan. Lake Mashu which is located in Hokkaido is one of the most serene places where you can cuddle and de-stress. You can also gaze at the stars at night time, as this place is no light pollution zone. The best part about Lake Mashu is the ambiance and the views change completely, which is totally dependent on what season is currently running. You can also take a stargazing Lake Mashu tour, where they take tourists to the 1st observation deck. The best way to reach this place is by bus, which is available from April until July.
Distance: 20 minutes away from JR Mashu Station
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6. Tokyo Tower: Snuggle in the night
There is definitely something about the night sky which makes any place and everything feel a little more romantic. And, the Tokyo Tower is one of the most popular, and romantic places in Tokyo Japan to visit during nightfall. The tower is lit up in the night and shines like a beacon and you can’t help but think that it also has a little resemblance to the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. This is the most ideal place for a date night with a blanket to sit on and get cozy with your loved one. If you are feeling a bit hungry, then you can also try the themed food which is sold right underneath the tower and enjoy the views as well.
7. Mint Museum: Visit during Spring
The Mint Museum is located in Osaka which is a really nice place to go on a simple date to enjoy art and the renowned cherry blossoms. If you and your loved one are art fanatics, then this is a great place to visit. Spring is the perfect time to visit this place because it is literally filled with the most beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms everywhere. Imagine having a small picnic here with views of cherry blossoms everywhere, making this place even more worthy for a romantic date.
8. Love Shrine in Kyoto: Strengthen your bond
Kiyomizu Dera is one of the most famous and biggest temples in Kyoto, which is also preferred by many couples and tourists. There is a small shrine located behind the main hall in this temple which is known as the “the stone of love”. So legend says that if you want to find your true love, there are 2 big stones placed in the center of the shrine. You should first touch the stone and close your eyes, then with your eyes closed continue walking to the other stone too. And, if you find the other stone and touch it, then you will find your true love.
If this is not interesting or romantic enough for you, then the Sagano Romantic Carriage Train, which takes you to the shrine will definitely catch your interest. A train which has the word romantic in it is definitely a lovely and romantic way, to enjoy some of the most beautiful and picturesque views of the bamboo forests, cherry blossoms, hills, valleys and the Hozu river en route with your partner. You can board the carriage from the Saga-Arashiyama Station, and the carriage operates from March 1st – December 29th, so if you are looking for romantic weekend getaways in Japan, this is the perfect place for it.
Location: Arashiyama Kyoto, Japan
Train ticket fare: Adults: INR 394 and Kids: INR 197
Train departure: 9 AM – 5:30 PM (from Saga Station) and 9:30 AM – 6:10 PM (from Kaemoka Station)
9. Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: Witness this marvel
Imagine seeing millions of glittering lanterns everywhere in a snowy town. This is a winter festival which is held annually in February in Otaru. Most definitely one of the most beautiful romantic settings to see and share with your loved one. Otaru has two main festival areas which are lit up daily during the evenings, where you can see the Unga Kaijo area and the Temiyasen Kajio area fully light up with lanterns and small snow statues, which have lights placed inside them.
Locals who hail from this part of the town also put up lantern displays in front of their homes and shops, adding more charm to the festival’s spirit. These two areas are located within a fifteen minutes distance only from the train station, making it very accessible to travel and enjoy the town’s ambiance on foot. There are also some food stands by the Temiyasen Kaijo area where you can enjoy the lanterns and eat feast on some local delicacies.
Location: Unga Kaijo and Temiyasen Kaijo, Japan
Timings: 5 PM – 9 PM
Festival days: 9th -18th February
10. Tokyo: Row along the canals
If you are in Tokyo during the Springtime, then you should definitely not miss out on visiting the canals in Tokyo. It is also one of the must-see Japan honeymoon destinations, this place is simply one of the most romantic places in Japan. You can easily spend hours here just rowing away with your beloved. The Chidorigafuchi Canal which runs along the Edo castle has Sakura blossoms blooming everywhere. And there is nothing more romantic than spending time rowing by some of the Sakura petals floating along, with the gentle breeze kissing your face, with your loved one in front of you.
Location: Kudan Minami 2-Chome, Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Boat rental fee: INR 317.72 (during the regular season) and INR 508.36 (during Hanami season)
Timings: 11 AM – 5:30 PM
So, what about paying these romantic places in Japan a visit, and rekindle your love all over again. Book your trip to Japan right away and travel to the best Japan honeymoon destinations with your significant other for the sweetest moments and memoirs! Also, don’t forget to tell us about your experience in the comments below. What’s the hold-up? Start packing!
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