Sexy and romantic jaunts to launch the rest of the year.
In Tokyo, ancient histories of heroic samurais and coy geishas romantically coexist with the neon-lit ultra-modernity of it all, making for exhilarating romantic travel.
Drop your bags off at the new Aman Tokyo (from $600/ night), occupying the top tiers of the Otemachi Tower, where textured washi paper wraps the lobby six stories high to resemble a Japanese lantern. Eighty-four spacious rooms and suites are designed in the Japanese minimalist aesthetic, where sleek furnishings surprisingly translate into intimate ambiance. Partake in sado, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony that takes place at dawn during the summertime, or rekindle childhood crazes at the Pikachu Café.
Keep in mind that Tokyo has more Michelin stars than any other city: Stop in at three-star Sukibayashi Jiro (of Jiro Dreams of Sushi fame) or, for mind-blowing French fare, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is parfait. Because no getaway is complete without a token sunrise viewing, don your in-room yukata, grab your sweetie by the hand, and find a spot on the Otemachi Tower’s 33rd level. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mount Fuji in the distance. You’ll soon discover why Japan rightfully deserves its title as the “land of the rising sun."
This article was published in 7x7's Weddings 2015 issue. Click here to subscribe.