Love is love.
Celebrate the beauty of your love
in Japan.

We welcome our LGBT community
from around the world.Love wins!

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Inspiring, traditional Japanese wedding
ceremony experiences for same-sex couples.

A world first—inspiring, traditional Japanese wedding ceremony experiences
for same sex couples.

What Makes Equal Wedding Japan Unique

Equal Wedding Japan provides memorable and exquisite wedding ceremonies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples.
We honor all forms of love, regardless of gender and sexuality.

We believe strongly in equality, and are proud to support our LGBT community from around the world.
Although same-sex marriage isn’t yet recognized in Japan, Equal Wedding offers same-sex wedding ceremonies to celebrate everyone's right to love.
We hope that more and more venues in Japan will celebrate same-sex weddings, and that
the visibility will contribute to legalizing same-sex marriages in Japan one day too. In the end,
love wins!

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Savor Japanese culture

Savor Japanese culture

You can savor authentic Japanese culture with a ceremony that honors Japan's rich traditions and aesthetics, in a uniquely Japanese space.

Personalize your wedding plan

Personalize your wedding plan

We offer customization options to make your wedding truly and completely yours.

Exclusively reserved space

Exclusively reserved space

Your venue is exclusively reserved for your use alone, allowing you true quality time with your loved ones. (Some exceptions apply.)

English language support

English language support

We offer full English language support, so don’t hesitate to ask us any questions.

Experienced professional staff

Experienced professional staff

Your wedding is arranged by experienced professionals who handle 4,000 ceremonies every year.

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Plans

Samurai Wedding PREMIUM

The set included in the “Samurai Wedding PREMIUM”

Two kimonos (montsuki-hakama, a formal crested kimono with traditional skirt and jacket for men, and for women, either irouchikake, a colorful wedding kimono, or shiromuku, a white kimono)

$ 10,000

Notice : Traffic and lodging is not included in the plan.

Samurai Wedding PREMIUM

  • Special kimono accessories:undergarments, tabi toe socks, and folding fan
  • Professional kimono dresser
  • A complete set of all items to be used for wedding rites in the ceremony
  • An English speaking officiant and attendant
  • A professional photographer
  • Hair&make up
  • Photo Costume
  • Special Movie
  • Ippitsu-no-gi (Ritual of a Few Pen Strokes)

Samurai Wedding PREMIUM

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Noh Wedding Basic

The set included in the “Noh Wedding Basic plan”

Two kimonos (montsuki-hakama, a formal crested kimono with traditional skirt and jacket for men, and for women, either irouchikake, a colorful wedding kimono, or shiromuku, a white kimono)

$ 6,500

Notice : Traffic and lodging is not included in the plan.

Noh Wedding Basic

  • Special kimono accessories:undergarments, tabi toe socks, and folding fan
  • Professional kimono dresser
  • A complete set of all items to be used for wedding rites in the ceremony
  • An English speaking officiant and attendant
  • A professional photographer
  • Noh chanting

Noh Wedding Basic

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Classica Wedding

The set included in the “Classica Wedding plan”

Two kimonos (montsuki-hakama, a formal crested kimono with traditional skirt and jacket for men, and for women, either irouchikake, a colorful wedding kimono, or shiromuku, a white kimono)

$ 5,000

Notice : Traffic and lodging is not included in the plan.

Classica Wedding

  • Special kimono accessories:undergarments, tabi toe socks, and folding fan
  • Professional kimono dresser
  • A complete set of all items to be used for wedding rites in the ceremony
  • An English speaking officiant and attendant
  • A professional photographer

Classica Wedding

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A procedure to your wedding day(After Submit)

Preparations

  • You can talk to our wedding planner by e-mail about any requests and questions.(Please feel free to contact us by e-mail and ask about the airport, lodging and activities.)
  • We will ask you when you will arrive at Japan, where to stay in Japan, and how we can contact you in Japan.
  • We will discuss where your attendant will meet you in Japan on your wedding day. And we will let you know how you can reach the designated location.
  • Your attendant will contact you by phone on the day you arrive at Japan.

On your wedding day

  • You will meet your attendant at a designated location, and will be guided to the ceremony place.
  • Our professional kimono dresser will dress you.
    When hair & make up service is included in the plan, our professional hair & make up artist will offer the service.
  • The officiant will explain you about the ceremony program, and let you rehearse.
  • Your wedding ceremony starts.
    The photographer will take your picture during your ceremony.
  • Take off your kimono and when meals are included in your plan, you will enjoy foods.

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COMMENTS FROM THE BRIDES
- Michelle and Malia

It was mind blowing! Just us in such a beautiful country is a special
memory that will last a lifetime. I would love to go back for our 10 year
anniversary!

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in
Japan and what did you think of it?

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in
Japan and what did you think of it?

We had done a wedding in the US 5 years ago, so this was our 5 year anniversary. We wanted to do our wedding in Japan because my wife Malia is half Japanese, and our daughter is a quarter Japanese. ...Obviously it's part of our culture, and it was always our dream to go to Japan together. To do a wedding ceremony in such a beautiful place was really dreamy.

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?

It was better than I could have imagined. Japan is so beautiful and everything was so special: The kimonos, the dances and the ceremony were amazing, everything was very well thought out, and everyone was so nice and accommodating to us. Having our daughter with us was also amazing.

I felt even more connected with Malia because it was basically just the two of us, in a foreign country together. That felt special and different. To have a memory together like that is a lifetime memory. I would love to go back for our 10 year anniversary!

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What kind of image did you have of Tokyo before coming, and
what was your impression after?

What kind of image did you have of Tokyo before coming, and
what was your impression after?

I had some stereotypes in mind, like Tokyo being cool but a little bit crazy.I was worried it might be sometime overwhelming with a young kid. Actually it was not at all! There were tons of people, ...yes, but we both loved how it was so organized, with just fluid manners and that was really impressive.

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?

We were shocked how clean everything was, in such a big city, and how everything ran on time by the minute! And of course, the food is delicious, and everything is just so beautiful.

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How did you spend your time in Japan?

How did you spend your time in Japan?

Every day was very cool. We would leave our hotel in Shibuya at around 9am and we wouldn't return until like 8pm, because I loved how you can just get lost in the streets of Tokyo. We would ...just spend the whole day discovering. Japan is so safe, it put me at ease to get lost.

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?

We ate good food, and shopped a lot. We loved
the stationary and oh my gosh, the kids clothes! They are sooo cute! We also visited some shrines, they are gorgeous. And we went to the gay area in Shinjuku, it was super fun to meet Japanese lesbians!

As I am a hairstylist and have a salon in SF, I loved exploring hair salons and see the beauty products. One thing that struck me is that the haircuts I have seen were more pushed in the boundaries, I feel like Japanese stylists take more risk. I like the type of product they are selling, how they are perfectly curated.

Harajuku was my favorite neighborhood, because of the culture there, I loved the way people took a style and went extreme with it. The shops there were amazing, there's this cotton candy place where they would make rainbow and flowers, that was really fun to watch.

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What did you like most about your wedding ceremony?

What did you like most about your wedding ceremony?

The attention to detail was amazing. It was nothing you would find in the States. Every little thing that we did felt very thought out, there was a reason for everything. I loved all the tradition ...intertwined in the ceremony. I knew it would be beautiful, but I didn't know it would be that beautiful! Getting dressed by professional kimono dressers was also amazing, that felt very special. That is an experience in my life that I will never forget.

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?

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Would you recommend the ceremonies to your LGBT friends,
and do you have any advices for couples who would want to do

Would you recommend the ceremonies to your LGBT friends,
and do you have any advices for couples who would want to do
a ceremony in Japan?

I would absolutely recommend them to my LGBT friends, because it blew my mind. Japan itself is so beautiful, and then to get to have a ceremony like that, dressed like that, I would recommend ...everything! I have been telling my friends all about it and just from seeing pictures, people are inspired.

Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?Why were you interested in having a wedding ceremony in Japan and what did you think of it?

As a same-sex couple, we felt everyone was very nice, and never felt awkward or that it was an issue.

The only inconvenience we felt in Japan was the subway. They were very complicated and confusing, so be prepared to use a lot of Google map and Google translator. We rented a portable wifi at the airport, and it was super helpful.

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FAQ

What kind of country is Japan? Does it have welcoming attitude to LGBT people?

LGBT couples are often featured on the television so, Japanese society is very open-minded and accepting. You will be welcomed warmly by venue staff. 

Are flights and lodging included?

These are not included in our plans, so we ask that you please arrange them on your own or using a travel service.

Can we have the ceremony with guests?

All plans are for only two people. If you wish to include family and friends, then the cost of meals will be calculated separately. You may choose to forgo meals; in that case, we welcome as many guests as the space will allow.

How long before the wedding should we contact you?

The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting your first choice of scheduling. Your wedding is no small matter, so it's best to inquire at least a month in advance.

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