Kyoto Elopement Ideas

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Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, is a tourist hotspot.  And for good reason: it is simply an amazing place.  Everywhere you go there are old houses, shrines and temples and gorgeous gardens.  Kyoto Elopement Packages are popping up all over the place, and it is quite easy to do, however, we don’t want to do what everyone else is doing!

The challenge we have set  ourselves in designing our Kyoto Elopement Packages is to find hidden gems that are slightly off the beaten path; places that can offer intimacy among the throng of tourists and visitors to this wonderful city.   And we believe we have done that!

Currently we have two Kyoto Elopement Plans (expect more soon!):

  • Kyo-Machiya Plan
  • Garden Plan

Kyo-Machiya (old house) Elopement

Connect with traditional Japan

Kyo-Machiya are everywhere in Kyoto!  They are the heart and soul of the city and form the backbone of the local architecture both in the commercial and residential areas.  More importantly for us, they are stunning, romantic and unique settings for our couples, and we can’t wait for you to see them!

The company we have partnered with for this plan Iori Machiya Stay have 14 houses ranging from 8o years old to 160 at various locations around the city.  Many are just a stones throw from world heritage sites, others on the Kamogawa, the river running through the city.  All stunning, intimate and uniquely romantic ceremony settings.

The best part about this plan?  The house is yours to “live like a local” for at least one night; more if you choose to!

This plan includes the following:

  • Planning and coordination
  • In-House Officiant
  • Venue Fee (dependent on house, number of nights and season)
  • Photography


Optional Extras

  • Couple’s Kimonos
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Dinner
Kyoto Elopement Packages

Kyoto Garden Elopement

Dreamy Garden Wedding

Gardens in Kyoto are simply stunning!  We are happy to have teamed up with what we think could be one of the most picturesque gardens in the whole city: Oukakuen.  It is in fact a wedding venue which can be hired out to large and small parties, and you can be sure of intimacy for your ceremony.

Because it is a wedding venue, the plan includes dinner from their world class chefs.  Choose from Japanese or French menus  or a bit of both!  Enjoy an intimate dinner right after the photoshoot and celebrate your special day while overlooking the garden.

Kyoto Elopement Packages

This plan includes the following:

  1. Planning and coordination
  2. In-House Officiant
  3. Venue Fee
  4. Photography 
  5. Dinner


Optional Extras

  • Couple’s Kimonos
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Chauffeur to and from your hotel

Bespoke Kyoto Elopement

Let us know what you want

If you want something more unique, contact us.  Perhaps we can put together a plan in one of many gorgeous Japanese Ryokans, which are famed for their beauty, tranquility and hospitality.  Or even include chauffeur driven cars to help you get from A to B, or even complete the whole experience with a personal tea ceremony.  Let us know your thoughts and we will gladly help your vision become a reality.

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Let us know what we can do for you

If you are ready to choose from any of the above Kyoto Elopement Packages, contact us today to find out more.  If you want to put together something more personal, we would love to hear your ideas.  Just complete the information below and we will get back to you to start the ball rolling!