A Trip with Boutique Japan

If you’re looking for the trip of a lifetime to Japan, you’re in the right place.

Japan is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, but getting beneath the surface can be a challenge for even the most experienced travelers.

Our specialty is helping travelers who believe that travel is about unique, memorable experiences – not just sightseeing or checking items off a list.

Learn more about planning a trip with Boutique Japan

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The beautiful red torii of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

“We have always prided ourselves on planning and delivering our own international travel experiences but we can honestly say that we will never travel to Japan (and we plan to do so many times) without using Andres and the team at Boutique Japan.” – Peter & Lyn, Australia

Bespoke Japan Travel

A completely unique Japan experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Japan offers an incredible array of cultural and culinary experiences, from the sublime to the exhilarating. We don’t believe one size fits all, and design your trip just for you whether your interests lie in:

  • Japan’s incredible cities and historic towns and villages
  • Experiencing the tradition of a luxurious ryokan (inn)
  • Visiting centuries-old crafts shops in the backstreets of Kyoto
  • Neighborhood izakaya, high-end restaurants and casual noodle shops
  • Exploring Tokyo’s culinary scene with a local foodie
  • Modern and traditional arts and crafts, and the art island of Naoshima
  • Soaking in remote onsen (hot springs) while snow falls around you
  • Outdoor pursuits amid beautiful natural surroundings
  • Architecture and gardens
  • Or almost anything else Japan offers

We meticulously arrange your trip around your unique interests, ideal travel pace, accommodation preferences and personal travel style.

“Boutique Japan masterfully crafted a spectacular and unforgettable two week Japanese journey for us. We had been dreaming of a Nippon adventure for some time, but never in our wildest dreams could we have planned a journey like this.” – Kate & Varant, Australia

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Maiko (apprentice geisha) stroll in Kyoto

Sample Trips

The sample itineraries below are here to inspire you. We can use them as a foundation for your bespoke trip or begin completely from scratch.

These are not fixed itineraries and can be customized or altered in almost any way.

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Japan Essentials: Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone (8 Days)

Sunset from Kiyomizudera Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple UNESCO world heritage site Kyoto Japan

Length: 8 days
Price: From $5,290 per person based on double occupancy
Type: Private travel experience
Dates: Based on your preferred travel dates

Our private 8-day Japan Essentials: Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone trip is perfect if you want to experience the very best of the Tokyo metropolis, the ancient capital Kyoto, and the beautiful Hakone National Park in the shadow of Mount Fuji.

Prices for a trip like this begin at approximately $700-$800 per person per day.

Luxury Japan: Art, Culture & Cuisine (11 Days)

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Length: 11 days
Price: From $11,200 per person based on double occupancy
Type: Private travel experience
Dates: Based on your preferred travel dates

If you’re seeking the best Japan has to offer, look no further than our 11-day Luxury Japan: Art, Culture & Cuisine trip. Featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences and some of Japan’s best hotels and ryokans, you’ll enjoy art, culture and incredible cuisine as you immerse yourself in Japan.

Prices for a trip like this begin at approximately $1,000-$1,500 per person per day.

Luxury Ryokans & the Japanese Countryside (13 Days)

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Length: 13 days
Price: From $12,100 per person based on double occupancy
Type: Private travel experience
Dates: Based on your preferred travel dates

For the experienced traveler seeking to get off the beaten path we present our 13-day Luxury Ryokans & The Japanese Countryside trip. You’ll visit some of Japan’s most stunning locations, enjoy once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences and cuisine, and stay at some of the country’s most unique and luxurious hotels and ryokans.

Prices for a trip like this begin at approximately $1,000-$1,500 per person per day.

Japan Cities, Mountains & Art (12 Days)

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Length: 12 days
Price: From $9,210 per person based on double occupancy
Type: Private travel experience
Dates: Based on your preferred travel dates

Our private 12-day Japan Cities, Mountains & Art trip offers the perfect combination of urban excitement, beautiful landscapes and unique cultural experiences. You’ll travel from Tokyo to the Japanese Alps, the art island of Naoshima to the ancient capital of Kyoto.

Prices for a trip like this begin at approximately $800-$1,000 per person per day.

“Boutique Japan planned our honeymoon in February 2016. Our overall experience with them was absolutely exceptional, I could not recommend them more. Thank you thank you thank you Boutique Japan for an unforgettable honeymoon and by far the best vacation of our lives.” – Becky & Jay, New York City

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The iconic Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

I Want to Go. What Do I Do Next?

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Japan trip, the best way to start the conversation is to send us the details below.

Please note that, at the moment, we are temporarily at capacity and focused on assisting our current clients (more on why we work with fewer clients). If you are traveling 9-12 months from now, and would be open to beginning the trip-planning process 1-2 months from now or later, we would love to hear from you.

While we wish we could help everyone who reaches out to us, we are a small team and not always able to respond to inquiries that are not related to working together on a bespoke trip. If you are seeking trip advice, please refer to our free Japan Travel Tips & Resources.
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