Our award-winning team of Japan experts puts an extraordinary amount of love and attention into each and every detail of your Japan trip, to ensure you have a seamless and one-of-a-kind experience.

Recognized as a Top Travel Specialist for Japan by Condé Nast Traveler, we have been planning unique and immersive trips for curious and enthusiastic travelers from around the world since 2013.

From Tokyo to Kyoto, Hokkaido to Okinawa, and everywhere in between, let us help you explore Japan in a truly personal, meaningful way. Here’s how it works.

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Discovering Your Vision

When it comes to your Japan itinerary, everything is designed around you, just for you. So the first and most important step is to learn about you and what you’re looking for in this trip.

To give you authentically personalized insights, we begin by listening and learning about your interests, priorities, and personal travel style. What do you look for in accommodations? What types of experiences do you seek out? Do you love travel by rail, or prefer private drivers all the way?

Throughout the process, we constantly share expert insights. Has one of the destinations you’re interested in become touristy? Is there a hidden gem you didn’t know about? To offer the most fulfilling trip possible, we’ll make sure you’re aware of special places and experiences you may not have considered.

Seeking travel inspiration? See our sample itineraries for a taste of the Boutique Japan experience.

Designing Your Japan Itinerary

Then we begin designing your perfect Japan itinerary piece by piece, taking your feedback into account along the way.

When we say bespoke, we mean it. Everyone’s “perfect” trip is unique, which is why we don’t recycle itineraries. Your entire Japan trip — from the destinations to accommodations, room types, unique private experiences, transport choices, and more — is crafted completely for you.

See what’s included in a trip with Boutique Japan.

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Preparing for Your Japan Trip

As soon as you’ve approved the Japan itinerary we’ve designed for you, it’s time to book your trip and begin preparing for your adventure. We’ll handle the behind-the-scenes process of meticulously coordinating all the details of your itinerary, so you can just relax, and begin daydreaming and reading up on Japan.

In the meantime, your dedicated Operations Specialist (aka “Detail Master”) will help expertly guide you in preparing for your trip, providing you with essential pre-departure information and answering any questions you may have.

Unlike many travel companies (which outsource everything to third-party ground handlers), we have long-established personal and direct relationships with guides, local experts, and staff at accommodations, and personally do the legwork of coordinating your on-the-ground arrangements in Japan. This process is a time-intensive “labor of love” that helps ensure everything is in place for a highly personalized and seamless trip through Japan.

Your Japan Adventure Begins

As departure day approaches you’ll receive your beautiful Final Itinerary, packed with essential information for your time in Japan. Then it’s finally time for your long-awaited trip!

From start to finish, we’re here to make everything as enjoyable and effortless as possible. Additionally, with 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, you can simply relax and enjoy the adventure.