Honeymoon in style in Japan. Stay in the best hotels and explore vibrant Tokyo and gorgeous Kyoto with your own chauffeur. Visit beautiful natural areas and dine on sumptuous meals, enjoying a whole host of real Japanese experiences; including a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony at Kyoto’s oldest shrine.
Be driven to Tokyo’s premier luxury hotel in a vintage Rolls Royce. In the evening go on a culinary adventure as you take each dinner course in a different location. Tour Tokyo with your private car and guide. At Tokyo’s most famous shrine, receive a blessing and watch a Shinto purification dance. Take a day to discover Tokyo at your leisure. With an early start you can head to Tsukiji Fish Market and spend the morning at the world’s largest fish market. Visit the electronics district of Akihabara, a techie’s paradise, or take a look around Tokyo’s world class museums and art galleries. Leave the bustle of Tokyo for a drive to the quiet seaside town of Kamakura. Stay at a luxurious ryokan, built into the side of a mountain. Indulge Japanese style in a kaiseki in your room, a beautifully presented meal consisting of many small courses. Visit Hakone Open Air Museum, set in a park with beautiful views of the surrounding valley. Take the world’s second largest cable-car journey and walk around an other-worldly landscape filled with bubbling, sulphurous pools. Board the famous Japanese bullet train, or shinkansen, for Kyoto and explore the city by private car. In the evening, enter an exclusive restaurant and have a private Geisha party. Receive a massage using natural Kyoto oils then return to your hotel for a wedding clothes fitting session and hair styling consultation. Have your hair styled and be dressed in a Japanese wedding kimono. Drive by private car to the oldest Shinto shrine in Kyoto and have a traditional wedding ceremony, overseen by a Shinto Priest. Next, fly to Okinawa, an island chain with its own unique cultures and a sub-tropical climate. Head for Ishigaki Island, famous for its beautiful, quiet beaches and clear water. Relax on the beach or if you’re feeling active, go snorkeling or hiking. Transfer to your hotel, The Park Hyatt, Tokyo and enjoy a romantic last dinner on the 52nd floor of the hotel at the New York Grill; best known for featuring in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’
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Backyard Travel is an independent online company specializing in tailor made tours to seven destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and China. Launched in mid February 2012 with headquarters in Bangkok Thailand, Backyard Travel is staffed by locals and expats with many years of experience in the travel industry, who are committed to sharing their deep knowledge of, and passion for the region. Clients travelling with Backyard Travel will explore hidden places and see the classics with a unique twist, connect on a deep level with local people and ultimately gain a genuine understanding of the countries and cultures they visit.