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Destination Wedding Photos in Japan

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Create your own wedding story with the help of destination wedding and engagement photographers from Famarry! Your bridal dreams are sure to come true at a wedding photo shoot in scenic Japan.

Photographs capture various moments in our lives and serve as tangible mementos we can fondly return to. Not only do wedding photos make such precious memories, they also signify the beginning of a new life for the bride and groom. This may be why wedding and pre wedding photography is increasing in popularity. Here are some beautiful pre wedding photo sites in Japan.

 

Sunflower Fields – Hokkaido

Sunflower Fields
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Sunflowers in Hokkaido begin to bloom in mid-July and last all the way through October, depending on specific regions. The two most recommended sunflower fields are located in Hokuryu and Ogawa Noen. Hokuryu’s sunflower field is the largest in Japan, with around 1.5 million sunflowers blooming annually. You can enjoy a ride on the tractor “Himawari Go” as it slowly pulls you through the sea of yellow flowers. Don’t miss their annual Sunflower Festival, which is scheduled to take place July 15, 2017 to August 20, 2017. The sunflower field in Ogawa Noen stands out from the rest because of its policy that allows visitors to meander through their sunflower maze consisting of over 40,000 blossoms. If you had to pick one place to get lost in, it must be here.
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Sunflower Field in Hokuryu Town

Address: Itaya, Hokuryu, Uryu district, Hokkaido

Admission Fee: free

Sunflower Festival Date: July 15, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Phone: 0164-34-2082

Website: Sunflower Field in Hokuryu Town (Japanese)

 

Tsukubasan Shrine – Ibaraki

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Nothing could be more classic than a photo shoot at a shrine in traditional Japanese attire. Located in Ibaraki prefecture, the Tsukubasan Shrine is said to be more than 3,000 years old and specializes in marriages or marriage ties (Enmusubi 縁結び).
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Tsukubasan Shrine

Address: Tsukuba, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Access: 40 minute from Tsukuba station by Tsukubasan Shuttle Bus

Website: Tsukubasan Shrine (Japanese)

 

Hitachi Seaside Park – Ibaraki

Hitachi Seaside Park
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These blue flowers are called nemophilas, and bloom mid-April to May in Ibaraki. Approximately 4.5 million nemophilas can be seen at Hitachi Seaside Park every year, transforming the Miharashi Area into a baby blue carpet. In the autumn, these very same hills are turned crimson by kochias (summer cypresses). Aside from the Miharashi Area, this seaside park has many other scenic sites such as the Rose Garden and Giant Flower Ring Ferris Wheel.
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Hitachi Seaside Park

Address: Mawatari, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Access: From Ueno Station (Tokyo) take the JR Joban Line express train (70 minutes), then change at Katsuta Station for the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway, Minato Line. (You can also take a taxi or the Ibaraki Kotsu bus from Katsuta Station to Hitachi Seaside Park). If you decide to use the train from Katsuta Station, get off at Ajigaura Station and enjoy a 20 minute walk to the south entrance of Hitachi Seaside Park.

Website: Hitachi Seaside Park

 

Sensoji Temple – Tokyo

Sensoji Temple
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This picture was taken on the grounds of Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, a popular tourist location. Being the oldest temple in Tokyo, the Sensoji Temple is a Tokyo Designated Historical Building as well as a National Designated Cultural Property. Visitors can walk through the grand Kaminari (Thunder) Gates and peruse through the various stands and shops that line both sides of the path leading to the pagoda and main temple. On clear days, you will be able to see the Tokyo SkyTree, the world’s highest free-standing broadcasting tower, as seen in the picture above.
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Sensoji Temple

Address: 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minutes walk from Asakusa station

Admission Fee: free

Website: Sensoji Temple

 

Tokyo Tower – Tokyo

Tokyo Tower
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Built in 1957, the Tokyo tower is a 333 meter steel tower located in Minato City, and has long been loved by couples due to the romantic belief that couples who watch the Tokyo Tower lights go off will become happy together. The 180 lightbulbs that shine from this tower have an orange glow in the winter and are replaced with a cool, white hue in the summer times.
*The Special Observatory (25om) is currently undergoing renovations and is scheduled to reopen to the public summer 2017.
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Tokyo Tower

Address: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minutes walk from Akabanebashi Station

Hours: 9:00AM – 11:00PM
*Last entry 10:30PM

Main Observatory Admission Fee:
900 yen (Senior high school students and older)
500 yen (Junior high school and primary school students)
400 yen (Children 4 years and older)

Website: Tokyo Tower

 

Near Landmark Tower  – Yokohama

Near Landmark Tower
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Yokohama is known for its city skylines, particularly the area near the Landmark Tower. At night, the ferris wheel located in a nearby amusement park adds a whimsical element to the night view.
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Yokohama Landmark Tower

Address: 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 3 minutes walk from Minatomirai Station

Hours:
Landmark Plaza (Shops) 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Cafe and Restaurants 11:00AM – 10:00PM

Website: Yokohama Landmark Tower

 

Osanbashi Pier  – Yokohama

Osanbashi Pier
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This design is located on the flooring of Osanbashi Pier, located in Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. The King, Jack, and Queen represent the Kanagawa Prefectural Office, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, and Yokohama Customs building, respectively. This site is sure to create classy, polished destination wedding photos.
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Osanbashi Pier

Address: 1-1-4 Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 11 minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station

Hours: 9:00AM – 9:30PM

Website: Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

 

Mt. Fuji – Shizuoka

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Mt. Fuji, affectionately referred to as “Fuji-san” by the Japanese, has long been the country’s most beloved volcano. It is the highest mountain located in Japan, with a height of 3,776 meters. Mt. Fuji is a famous mountain climbing spot, the most popular activity being sunrise-watching at the summit (called Goraiko).

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There are also ways to enjoy Mt. Fuji without having to climb it. At the foot of the volcano exists the Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. In May every year, a festival known as the Yabusame festival is held there, featuring samurai showcasing their bow, sword, and horsemanship skills.
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Mt. Fuji

Address: Mount Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture

Website: Mt. Fuji

 

Philosopher’s Path  – Kyoto

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The Philosopher’s Path, also known as the Philosopher’s Walk, takes on its most breath-taking form when a cherry blossom canopy hangs over it in the springtime. This scene would make for a perfect traditional Japanese wedding photo shoot.
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Philosopher’s Path

Address: Sakyo ward, Kyoto prefecture

Access: located near Ginkakuji Temple, Anrakuji Temple and Honenin Temple in Kyoto

Website: Philosopher’s Path

 

Keage Incline – Kyoto

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Built in 1890, Keage Incline is the world’s longest rail line (581.8 meters). Its usage was discontinued in 1940, and has now become a popular photography place. In the spring, the cherry blossom trees planted on either sides of the rail line go into full bloom, making it another unmissable spring sight.
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Keage Incline

Address: Nanzenjifukuchicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 3 minute walk from Keage Station

Website: Keage Incline (Japanese)

 

Nara Park  – Nara

Nara Park
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This park is most popular for its “dear” inhabitants– herds and herds of deer freely roam the area to graze on the lawns and rest. This comes from the ancient belief that Japanese sika deer are messengers of Shinto gods.

Nara Park Area also showcases Buddhist architecture and other elements that are carefully preserved. One major attraction within the park area is Kokufukuji, a temple built in the early 8th century. Its pagoda is approximately 50 meters high and boasts five stories, making it the second-tallest old tower in Japan.
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Nara Park

Address: Zoshicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture

Access: 6 minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara station

Website: Nara Park Area

 

Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort Beach – Okinawa

Okinawa
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The most obvious motive for visiting Okinawa is to bask in the white sand beaches, so why not take your pre wedding photos there as well? Here are just two of many beautiful settings you may want to consider for a photo shoot.

Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort Beach
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Take a romantic shot in the sea breeze and over turquoise blue waters at this beach in Okinawa. The plus? You might as well spend a night or two in the hotel located conveniently near the beach for a little pre honeymoon while you’re there.
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Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort

Address: 66-1 Aza Fuchaku, Onna-son, Kunigami District, Okinawa

Access: 8o minute bus ride from Naha Airport by Airport Limousine Bus

Phone: 098-965-2222

Website: Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort

 

Ishigaki Island – Okinawa

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Ishigaki Island is located approximately 420 meters southwest of Naha, Okinawa. The island is most famous for its vibrant coral reefs and dense jungle surrounding Mt. Omoto-dake. Ships are the main form of transportation to and from the island, which adds adventure to your destination wedding photos.
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Ishigaki Island

Address: Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture

Access: 1 hour airplane ride from Naha Airport to Ishigaki Airport

Website: Ishigakijima Island

 

Introducing Famarry

The images above were taken by Famarry, a platform of wedding photographers located around the world. Many of these photographers work in Japan, and are specialized in specific areas such as waso (traditional Japanese clothing), outside shooting, and much more. Famarry also takes requests for engagement, wedding day, maternity, and for a limited time, cherry blossom photo shoots. Interested in learning more? Feel free to contact our chat agents at Fast Japan to learn more details about scheduling, packages, and fees.

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Website: Famarry

 

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