Japan Honeymoons

Some may say Japan is the least obvious destination in our honeymoon repertoire, but it's easily one of the most intriguing, and delivers 'unique experience' like no other country we know.

Lively urban culture is balanced by beautiful ancient tradition, while superb natural landscapes provide a deeply satisfying backdrop to the swift rail journeys that whisk you between the inspiring cities and mountainous hot spring resorts.

While you won't find yourself flopping on a tropical beach for a fortnight (which isn't very 'Selective Asia' anyway), Japan's relative absence of beach resorts is easily answered by its sophisticated hot spring culture - mountain resorts with natural mineral pools and exclusive spa accommodation, where deep relaxation and beautiful scenery are the focus of your stay. How much time would you like to spend relaxing in an onsen, soaking away the wedding adrenalin? There are several within a couple of hours of Tokyo.


Why choose Japan?

  • Japan is seemingly tailor-made for private travel - it's extremely safe and inherently welcoming, with smart high-speed railways that connect some of the world's most compelling cities in a matter of hours, and immaculate hotels where customer service has almost become an art form. 
  • We can tailor an itinerary to your interests, but consider first how much you want to travel and how many destinations you’d like to visit. Would you like to spend time near other people, or would you rather hide away together? Would you like to experience as much as possible, or would you prefer a particular style of honeymoon with just a taste of the rest? 
  • How about a day or two strolling around Kyoto's tranquil temples, or indulging in Osaka's famous foodie culture? Would you prefer to start by having some fun in a sake brewery, or dressing in kimono (which is, these days, Japan's formal wedding outfit) for your own private tea ceremony? 
  • If tranquility is key, we can arrange for a few days stay in a mountain monastery at the seat of Japanese Buddhism, or perhaps you'd enjoy a morning's walk along the historic rural trails that connected towns and villages in the times of samurai. 
  • Maybe you want to spend the first few days of your Japanese honeymoon in Tokyo, luxuriating in a Park Hyatt suite with spectacular city views, and some of the world's finest nightlife on your doorstep. Whatever suits you best - we think Japan can deliver it with style.

Creating your perfect honeymoon?

Discuss your plans with our Japan honeymoon experts.

Our Destination Specialists travel extensively throughout Asia, and every honeymoon they create is tailored to unique requirements. They're on hand to assist you at any stage of the planning.

Toll Free +1 866 932 3840
Annie, tailor-made travel specialist

Certainly not your standard honeymoon, any journey in Japan promises to be an exceptional experience. For newlyweds, we've got a range of ideas and special touches that will take this very special holiday into the next stratosphere! 

Annie - Japan honeymoon specialist

Capital: Tokyo
flight time
Flight time from UK: 12 hrs
Currency: Yen
Citizens of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US and most European countries do not require a visa to visit Japan for up to 90 days.
Japan combines well with Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia

Our tailor-made services in Japan

Due to the efficiency and value of train travel, and the cost of guiding, our Japan itineraries involve a higher degree of independent travel. This is not to say that we leave you to fend for yourselves: we offer self-guided suggestions and provide essential maps & information, ensuring you receive all the assistance you would expect on a Selective Asia holiday.


Find out a little more about Japan

Ways to explore Japan

Ways to explore Japan

See our recommended itineraries
Japan highlights

Japan highlights

See our Japan experiences
Japan on our blog

Japan on our blog

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In focus

Cherry blossom season

Hanami is the centuries-old Japanese tradition of admiring the ephemeral beauty of flowers - almost always cherry blossom these days, although plum-admiration is an older ritual. Cherry blossom viewing has become such a popular spring pastime that a special blossom forecast is featured on the news, to help people plan their parties and picnics beneath the country's many cherry trees. For Japanese who've seen it all before, the parties are definitely as important as the blooms, but for honeymooners this is a chance for a truly magical moment. 

Bride’s day

Adding a sprinkle of surprise to your honeymoon?

If you're a groom (or bride - it works just as well both ways!) wanting to add an unexpected treat or adventure to the honeymoon, our 'Bride's Day' approach is the answer. Whether it's some surprise pampering, an unexpected day of adventure, or a unique VIP experience for your loved one, our honeymoon specialists will be happy to take care of it - in strict confidence, of course.

It doesn't matter whether you have something specific or quirky in mind, or you need some ideas from someone who's been there before you - just get in touch, let us know what you're thinking, and we'll make sure that your surprise is personal, perfect... and secret!

Upgrades &

the full VIP service

As you would expect, many of our preferred hotels offer special honeymoon packages, extras and in some instances discounts.

You don't have to book directly with the hotels to get these benefits and all savings will be passed directly on to you.

Anna, tailor-made travel specialist

For us it was a straight choice between Indonesia and Japan on our recent honeymoon. Bali won through and we had an exceptional honeymoon, some of which I covered in my Selective 6 blog post. A trip to Japan followed a year later so it was a win win!

Anna, tailor-made travel specialist

Gift List

We are delighted to offer a wedding gift list service for couples who'd like to ask friends and family to contribute towards the cost of this very special holiday. In order to keep things as simple as possible for you, Selective Asia will provide you with stylish gift cards to send out with your wedding invitations, explaining how contributions can be made. Read about our gift list service here...