Things to do in Japan

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So you’re thinking about heading to East Asia for your honeymoon – excellent choice! Let us tell you some of the top things to do in Japan during your visit.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji Japan

The tallest peak in Japan and one of its sacred mountains, this active volcano is popular for its summit hikes leading to some quite incredible views.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Disneyland Tokyo

For the Disney lovers among us, experience it in a new culture at this spectacular theme park – including Tokyo DisneySea which is just incredible. Definitely treat yourselves to fast passes, or if you don’t mind going in the single rider line it will save you HOURS of queueing.

Kinkaku-joi

Kinkaku-Joi Japan

A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto covered in gold leaf and one of the most popular buildings in Japan – it can get very crowded so try and head in early if you can. The gardens are beautiful to stroll through whilst you enjoy the Shinto culture, and make sure you try the sesame ice cream at the end!

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree Japan

An observation tower in Tokyo and the tallest building in Japan at 634 metres! Remarkable views from the top (if a little expensive with admission at around £47) but not just a tour of a tall tower; there’s an aquarium, planetarium, and plenty of shops to keep you occupied on the floors below.

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle Japan

A picture of Japanese architecture, a visit to this hilltop castle that dominates the skyline is highly recommended. if you’re going to visit a castle, make it this one, and be prepared for a lot of stairs…

Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Japan

The head shrine of Inari located in Kyoto, with some brilliant trails for hours of hiking and some fantastic photo opportunities, including in the bamboo grove around the lake. Definitely get there early to avoid the crowds and buy your water before you start.

Itsukushima

Itsukushima Japan Hiroshima

A small island in Hiroshima Bay, it has some beautiful temples and forests, as well as the partly-submerged Grand Torii Gate and the Museum of History and Folklore.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Churaumi Aquarium Okinawa japan

One of the world’s largest and most impressive aquariums located in Motobu. The whale sharks are a must see, and you can even relax on the nearby beach afterwards to watch the sunset!

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Japan

Commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, this is based in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and a testament to the citizens who rebuilt their city after the devastation. A must for history lovers. To experience the spine-tingling atmosphere this creates, it’s better to visit in the evenings.

Ueno Park

Cherry Blossom japan

A public park in Tokyo with beautifully kept gardens, plenty of museums and temples plus a zoo. The best time to visit is in late March/early April when the cherry blossom (also known as sakura) are in blossom, with some beautiful colours at sunset.