Welcome back to our at-home date night series, inspired by our most popular honeymoon destinations of all time.

This week’s edition takes us to the beautiful Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo is a one-of-a-kind cultural, historical and culinary experience. The possibilities for adventure are endless, as Tokyo is home to many monuments as well as the iconic Mt. Fuji. Tokyo is also a great place to try new foods, from sushi to ramen to less common traditional dishes like natto. Read on to create your honeymoon at home in Tokyo.

Tokyo Date Night: Food & Drinks

Food is a huge part of Japanese culture. To experience some traditional flavors while having some fun, try these sushi combinations and traditional-style ramen. Both recipes can be made vegetarian.

To drink, Calpis is a popular non-alcoholic choice. Or, a bottle of Sake makes for a nice complement to the meal.

And to tie everything together, enjoy some mochi for dessert.

Tokyo Date Night: Ambience

Bring Tokyo to life in your home for under $100 with these decorations and props:

For extra fun, add these touches:

Find these items and more on our full Date Night at Home Tokyo shopping list on Amazon.

Tokyo Date Night: Music and Tours

During cocktail hour, choose one of these playlists to set the mood (choose the music streaming service you use):

Spotify    Apple Music

And then enjoy exploring Tokyo, and other parts of Japan, with these virtual tours.

Tokyo Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a sure-fire guide to pulling off a date night to remember:

Week before: Order supplies from our Date Night at Home Tokyo shopping list on Amazon.

Day before: Shop for food/drinks ingredients

Sushi ingredients:

  • Short grain rice
  • Sushi vinegar (rice vinegar, sugar, kosher/sea salt)
  • Nori (seaweed)
  • Fillings (seafood, veggies, etc)
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi (optional)
  • Sushi ginger (optional)

Ramen ingredients:

  • Mirin
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Light soy sauce
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic cloves
  • Chicken thigh boneless, skin off
  • Brown sugar
  • Chicken stock
  • Spring onions
  • Ginger
  • Red chili or dried chili flakes
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Ramen noodles
  • Soft boiled eggs
  • Spinach
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic
  • Radishes or bean sprouts
  • Chili garlic oil

Calpis ingredients:

  • Natural greek style yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Mineral water/water/soda water

Mochi ingredients:

  • Sweetened red bean paste
  • Sweet rice flour
  • Green tea powder
  • White sugar
  • Cornstarch

Day of:

5 pm: Set up your decorations and get your playlist on!

6 pm: Start prepping your sushi and/or ramen

7 pm: Time to get dressed up

7:30 pm: Enjoy happy hour cocktails

8 pm: Dinner time! Indulge in the traditional Japanese dishes

9pm: Explore Tokyo through virtual tours on your tv, make origami projects, try your hand at Japanese calligraphy, take some romantic photos, and enjoy your mochi.

 

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! If you share on social media, use the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome, so we can feature you on Honeyfund’s social. Check back next Monday for our next Honeymoon at Home date-night destination!

 

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