We booked our honeymoon!
You may remember that way back in February I asked for your help as we were trying to decide where to go on our honeymoon.
We’d narrowed down the options to four places: Japan, Cuba, South America and the Maldives, but as they each offered such different experiences we were struggling to make a decision.
Since then we’ve got married (yay!), been on our minimoon to San Sebastian (double yay!) and we have now booked our flights for our big adventure next year (is triple yay even a thing??)
Thanks to everyone who made suggestions, I can now tell you that we will be going on honeymoon to…
Yes, we will be travelling to the land of temples and tea; to explore the beautiful, mystical landscapes and get lost in the ridiculous. We’ve already got a list of places we want to visit during our three weeks and this month’s #travelbookclub choice of Hokkaido Highway Blues helped to get me even more excited about our trip (if that’s actually possible).
Our flights are booked for April and we’re *really* hoping to be able to see some the country’s sakura (cherry blossom) bloom. The season varies from place to place and depends a lot on climate, rainfall and many other factors, so there’s no guarantee. But last time I visited Japan I managed to accidentally gate-crash a geisha tea party, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be lucky again.
In the meantime if you have any suggestions of must-see places, restaurants to eat at or places to stay, then please do let me know. We absolutely love quirky adventures, so anything along those lines is also very welcome.
Eeeek, I can’t wait to get started with the planning!
Quadruple yay for finally booking!! Bet you’re super excited already. No doubt it will come around really quickly and I so hope you see all the gorgeous cherry blossoms 🙂
So excited! Am loving reading all of the guide books and blogs about it. Fingers crossed for the cherry blossom!
How exciting Emily! You look absolutely stunning in your wedding photos by the way. I can’t believe I have already been married for 15 years! Time sure flys!
Thank you! We had such a wonderful day. 15 years is fabulous and you still have lots of great adventures with your hubby 🙂
Yes indeed! Plus now we have an almost 11 and 9 year old to add into the mix! 🙂 Amazing how life can be!
I adore Japan – you will have the most amazing time! We did a 2 week ‘tour’ in April 2012 – the sakura is absolutely beautiful!
If you are staying in Tokyo, I’d recommend a very early morning visit to the Tsukiji fish market – its a pretty awesome experience. Also, a train trip to Nikko, north of Tokyo is worth it. We stayed overnight, but you could do it in a day if you are pressed for time – it’s absolutely stunning.
Great, thanks so much for the tips – I’ll add them to our to-do list! Did you do a tour with a company or did you plan it yourself?
Wow, that’s sooo exciting Emily!! I really want to go to Japan myself so I’ll definitely keep a close eye on all your updates and posts and pics! Such a fabulous choice of honeymoon destination! Hope the cherry blossoms come out in swathes for you 🙂
Thanks so much Shikha, we’re so excited! I’m just trying to narrow down our itinerary as I want to go everywhere!
Ah, yay, so exciting! I’ve not been to Japan but cannot wait to hear all about the planning and the actual trip!
Thanks Jodie, I can’t wait! The planning has already started 😉
Hoorah! So amazing to hear! Have you booked a JR Railcard?