If you’re looking for a special getaway with your other half this Valentine’s, why not go to Japan where they have various tours to suit different types of couples. We’re not talking about the usual cities such as Tokyo or Osaka or even Kyoto (although they’re great to visit as well) but we’re talking breath-taking landscapes, intimate onsens, authentic ryokans and off-the-beaten-path treks. Trust that romance will blossom once more while couples reconnect in a meaningful way amidst nature, without the interruptions and distractions of work.
For the chill lovebirds
Oita Hot Spring Trail introduces Oita Prefecture, an area of Japan particularly rich in the beauty of its countryside, its high quality and varied food and its relaxed, friendly people. Oita also boasts the largest concentration of hot springs fed by the greatest volume of water. Here they come in many different guises; some are clear and others murky, some pungent while others are fizzy. Travellers will be able to indulge in intimate soaks, spending quality time with their loved one in a unique way.
For the adventurous pair
The Snow Country tour presents a challenge for those looking for an adventure. The snowshoeing tour takes travellers through Japan’s snow country, providing an intimate experience of life in a winter wonderland that can only be accessed using snowshoes. Couples can form deeper bonds as they visit a spectacular Shinto shrine complex; stay in charming farming villages located in deep valleys; and cross spectacular, remote winter landscapes.
For the power couple
Independent travellers will delight in the Self-Guided Kiso Wayfarer, where couples will be able to spend some quality time with their other half, while relying on each other for navigation and support. One of the most well-known and maintained sections of the old highway, Kiso Road’s eleven towns are amongst the best preserved in all Japan lending a delightful ambience from an older age.
For details about prices, tour dates and reservations, please visit www.walkjapan.com.
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