Choosing the right Honeymoon destination can be fun, but intimidating. Do you go classic and spend it somewhere beachy and warm, or do you go someplace exotic and less well known? Well, we're here to help you expand your horizon and find the destination that's truly you.
Every week we feature a new location that you may not have considered to spend the first few weeks of your new life.
This week's destination: Kyoto, Japan
Former capital of Japan, Kyoto is an exciting alternative to the frequented Tokyo. Known for its temples, gardens, and futuristic look, Kyoto is sure to bring much more diversity to your honeymoon than you'd ever expect.
- Iwatayama Monkey Park - Visitors are allowed to roam through this park and freely interact with and feed the local Japanese macaque monkeys. The monkeys are human friendly, especially when presented with treats such as apples and peanuts.
- Kotobikihama Beach - This beach is known for being the best Nakisuna (or, "singing sand") Beach in all of Japan. When walking on this sand, a beautiful sound is heard that you're not likely to find in many other places.
- Oeyama Ski Resort - Since Kyoto is surrounded by tall mountains and lush forests, it seems only natural for there to be a ski resort that overlooks the city. Sporting one of the best views in all of Japan, this resort offers courses for beginners as well as experts. They also have bungalows for rent, so you can extend your stay if desired.
- Gion Corner - A theater which specializes in providing tourists with seven one-hour English performances showcasing the different styles of theater and dance that Japan has to offer. These performances include: classical comedy plays (Kyogen), Kyoto style dance (Kyomai), Imperial Court music (Gagaku), the Japanese harp (Koto), flower arrangement (Kado), tea ceremony (Chado), and puppet plays (Bunkaku).
- Tetsugakunomichi - Also known as the Path of Philosophy, it is known for bringing peace of mind to those who walk through the Cherry Blossom-lined paths. Tetsugakunomichi offers itself as a wonderful meditation and relaxation spot. There are also small shops, temples, and restaurants that line the path.
- Kyoto Nightlife - Kyoto is known for being electrifying and exciting at night, just as it is known for being relaxing and peaceful during the day. Boasting avant-garde bars and clubs spreading across a multitude of dance styles and crowds, you're sure to have fun almost anywhere you go. Suggestions: Club Metro, Live Spot Rag, Le Club Jazz, Mamma Zappa, and Yoramu.