Most people think romance diminishes with age but they are wrong, it simply matures and grows as well. Most of the older couples spent their youth days working and sweating to raise their children and take care of their businesses, at this age, they have the time to get away from all the madness and there couldn’t be a better time to do so. Let us discuss some of the best destinations for older couples to show their affection.
Japan the country is very developed modernised and fast but you will easily find the toned down activities to do as senior citizens. There are a lot of romantic sites, we will just touch on a few. Osaka has a lot of romantic sites that will remind you of your youth. Dotonbori is one of the must-see sites in Osaka, it harbours a variety of romantic restaurants versed into different cuisines for fine dining and bars to relax and enjoy a drink.
The most popular attraction is the neon light glowing in the night. After that herd to the Universal Studios Japan for a stroll hand in hand while you watch the young ones giggle and wiggle in the theme park. Visit the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, which is near Osaka Bay in Tempozan Harbor. The aquarium is among the best and largest in the world, enjoy watching the aquatic life in the impressive aquarium.
Marvel at the amazing architecture of the Umeda Sky Building. This glass and steel building stands tall in the north of Osaka Station. There is no harm in trying some of your yesteryear interests, so if Ferris wheels had a hand in your romance a visit to the HEP FIVE mall is a must, this shopping mall has a huge Ferris wheel attached to its roof.
Even if you don’t get on the wheel the view of it is astonishing. Osaka Castle is one of the popular sites for couples, the landmark takes you out of the modern town and takes you back into time a bit. On the history note, the Osaka Museum of History is not to be missed. The museum provides comprehensive information about the surrounding and its history. The Osaka Castle of Osaka can also be observed undisturbed from the museum.
In the southern district of Minami is a heaven of electronics in the form of Denden Town in Nipponbashi. In this town, you are sure to find electronic toys to express your love and keep as a souvenir for remembering the trip. To top the visit to Osaka all left will be a visit to the Tennoji Park and Zoo. The park is a marvellous site for bonding boasting of fresh lawns, recreational facilities, a traditional garden and a museum in the form of the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts.
Most know this city from history books but that’s a story for another day, the city has a lot to offer and grow your relationship through its calming scenery and world heritage sites. The city boasts not of one but two world heritage sites namely Itsukushima Shrine and the A-Bomb Dome of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
The Itsukushima Shrine is a once in a lifetime sight as you will never come across anything like it in the entire world, the shrine has a Torri gate and the shrine itself built in the middle of the sea. That is not the only temple in the city, there are others like Koriyakushi Fukumitsuji temple which is approximately a thousand years old and houses 12 bodies of statues which are of great cultural significance, and Tenneiji Temple which offers the romantic view if the weeping cherry blossoms during the beginning of April, there are a lot of other temples to be explored in Hiroshima.
The city also boasts of world-class gardens and parks perfect for reconnecting with nature. The parks include National Bihoku Hills Park which harbours some of the most beautiful flowers, the park has three hectares of land with around 70 different species of flowers which blossom between spring and autumn. Also visit the Hill Overlooking History Park, from here you can see the beautiful hills of northern Hiroshima and Shikoku. This park has the best view of the Mitarai town and glittering Seto inland sea. There are a lot of other gardens and parks which offer the best strolling experience.
The survivors of the world war seem to have the best for senior couples. One of the most popular attractions in Berlin is the Brandenburg Gate, the gate was popular for demonstrations during the cold war but the walk by the German Chancellor Angel Merkel, Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa of Poland put the site back in the good books. The Museum Island is also a must-see, also known as Spree Island is honours the city’s oldest museum in the form of Altes Museum which was built in 1830 to hose the Crown Jewels and many other royal treasures.
The other museums include the Neues Museum which was rebuilt in 2009 after being destroyed in the second world war, this museum houses collections from the Egyptian Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie or Old National Gallery has on display sculptures and paintings from as far as the early 1800s. There are a lot of other museums for your amusement. Berlin is also home to one of the oldest estates in the form of Charlottenburg Palace, the palace used to be home to the German royalty in the 17th century.
In the palace, you get to get a glimpse of the lives of the Prussian Kings. The Mausoleum houses the royal tombs and the Grand Courtyard houses the statue of the Great elector Frederick William Of Brandenburg. The Charlottenburg Palace Christmas Market has eye-catching exhibits from the local vendors and artisans, from this exhibit you are sure to find something to remind you of the young love that has developed to what you have today.
As you mature the body gets to be fatigued from the journey of life, which is why the senior couples need more care than the younger ones, Japan has some of the world’s best hospitals and fastest emergency systems. For this reason, Japan is our destination of choice for a senior couple getaway, more specifically Hiroshima. Hiroshima is laid back with a lot to see and simple activities to partake in.