Spencer’s and Lucy’s Tokyo Adventure
Did you go on your honeymoon straight after your wedding?
Yes, we went the very next day as we only had a limited block time off work. In hindsight it would have been nice to have a few weeks or months from the wedding so we had time to plan and properly reassess the day.
What advice would you give to other couple choosing a honeymoon destination?
Time of year is very important. Some tropical destinations are not suitable late summer due to storms.
What made you decide to go to Tokyo? Have you been Before?
We’ve never been but always wanted to. We’ve always been intrigued by different culture and Spencer loves tech, so this seems great!
What time of year did you go and what was the weather like?
We went in June. Which was supposed to be the end part of the rainy season – however we were very lucky it only rained a couple of days.
Where did you stay? (Hotel/Villa/Airbnb)
We stated in a Hilon Hotel as we were worried about the language barrier – however I don’t think it matters where you stay in Tokyo, even if the host doesn’t speak frequent English, they always seem so accommodating.
Did you visit any attractions? Which would you recommend?
We took the bullet train to Kyoto which was amazing! So many shrines and temples to visit. In Tokyo we visited a lot of shopping districts – its amazing how different the shopping culture is in Japan.
Any top planning tips someone to know before visiting Tokyo?
It’s very rude to tip in Japan! However show gratitude for the service. Also get a pocket WiFi or sim card – we picked our up/dropped off at the post office at the airport.
What was the food like? Do you remember any nice restaurants?
The food in Tokyo is fantastic. If you can order wagyu beef! Also we went to one restaurant “zauo fishing” where you catch your own fish and eat it – all inside the restaurant. We were so bad at it a waiter had to help.
Would it be somewhere you would visit again?
Yes, like most cities it’s ever changing it would be good to visit several years from now to see what’s changed.