Private Traditional Ryokan Experience for Couples in Tokyo

Duration: 8 hours
Budget: $600

An exclusive trip to a traditional Japanese ryokan where couples can step back in time and enjoy classic Japanese hospitality. This date is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in a new and traditional culture, while enjoying the calm and beauty that Japan has to offer.

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  • Begin your day by checking into a carefully selected traditional ryokan with private tatami-matted rooms. The serene and calm ambiance of the place - touched by the grace of centuries-old traditions - is perfect for couples who love to imbibing the spirit of a culture.
  • Walk around the beautiful neighborhood, maybe you could explore Asakusa, known for its historic Senso-ji temple, or Ueno Park, home to nature, a zoo, and several museums. It's a great opportunity to take a lot of photographs as a remembrance of your exclusive trip to Tokyo.
  • In the afternoon, a special tea ceremony will be waiting for you. The act of preparing and drinking matcha (green tea) with traditional Japanese sweets is a beautiful and tranquil experience that has been perfected over centuries.

Preparation steps:

  • Make sure to book your traditional ryokan well in advance to secure your private tatami-matted room.
  • Since this is a high-budget date, consider hiring a professional photographer to capture your most memorable moments.
  • Pack light, comfortable traditional Japanese attire is available at the ryokan, and your room usually comes with a set of yukata for both. Remember to also bring swimwear for the private onsen in the evening.

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Some tips:

  • Make sure to respect local customs: Remove your shoes when entering a building and be thoughtful of others around you.
  • Traditional ryokan often provide traditional Japanese meals which often consist of several small dishes. If you're a picky eater, it's better to notify them in advance.
  • It's also important to follow proper etiquette when using onsen—bathing with a towel is not allowed. Bathing with a towel may result in contamination of the hot spring water and is not allowed to maintain the quality of the hot spring.

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