We generally recommend planning around 9 to 12 months in advance, especially for peak seasons like spring and fall (this is due in great part to demand for the best local guides and experts, not to mention hotels and ryokans).
We are a small team and simply cannot assist everyone who contacts us. Our website (particularly our blog) is filled with Japan travel information, which we hope helps as many travelers as possible. Thank you for your understanding and consideration!
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- You can also reach us by email at travel [at] boutiquejapan.com.
- Our regular business hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm (US Central Time).
- We are always happy to chat by phone as part of the planning process, but request that you please initiate the communication process using the simple form above.
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Evan K., New York City
Boutique Japan did an excellent job of orchestrating our two-week trip. Their intake process for new clients is thorough and thoughtful. Once on the trip it was clear that our itinerary was customized to meet our interests. When a typhoon derailed our original itinerary, Boutique Japan was quick to suggest and help book an alternative.… Read More
Kellie T., Wisconsin
I just want to thank everyone at Boutique Japan, because this was truly a trip of a lifetime! I could not have done it without all your help. I just can’t believe how meticulously coordinated everything was and the incredible thoughtfulness and kindness from all of you, my guides, hotel/ryokan staff, and everyone I met… Read More
Laurel S., New York City
Boutique Japan helped us plan the trip of a lifetime. They made excellent suggestions, taking into account our interests. The itinerary, the accommodations, and the guides they arranged for us were all superb. Everything went smoothly thanks to their careful planning. We really benefitted from their detailed knowledge of and passion for Japan. We highly… Read More
Lee Munson, Albuquerque
My wife Alison and I found Boutique Japan while researching and planning our 20th anniversary trip. We are experienced travelers, but between busy work lives and kids, it had been a while since we had the chance to take a special trip together alone. We have wide-ranging interests and from the beginning realized that our… Read More