Trip to Tokyo and the Japanese Countryside
A 6-day Japan itinerary featuring incredible food, charming backstreets, and a sublime selection of modern and traditional experiences.
Coffee in Japan: Third Wave Coffee in Tokyo & Beyond
Best known for tea, Japan is also becoming a coffee lover's destination. We spoke with Tokyo Coffee's Eric Tessier about third wave coffee in Japan.
A Guide to Visiting Osaka, Japan | Boutique Japan
Osaka is one of Japan's most unsung cities, often overshadowed by its neighbor Kyoto and Tokyo. Find out what makes Osaka such an amazing destination!
Japan Travel Tips: Expert Advice for an Amazing Trip
If you're in the early planning stages, or are looking for more Japan travel tips, enjoy our free Japan travel resources, including sample itineraries & more!
Wi-Fi & Mobile: Staying Connected in Japan | Boutique Japan
Traveling to Japan? You may have heard that Wi-Fi is surprisingly hard to find in Japan. So we wrote this simple guide to help you stay connected!
Kyoto Cuisine: Foods to Eat in the Ancient Capital | Boutique Japan
Kyoto's cuisine is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan's ancient capital. Here are some Kyoto foods not to miss when you visit!
25 Unforgettable Japan Experiences | Boutique Japan
Ideas and inspiration for your trip to Japan. 25 remarkable places and experiences in Japan, from sushi to sumo, hot springs to hiking, and much more!
Japanese Whisky: A Guide to Japan's Best Distilleries
Japanese whisky is increasingly famous, and more travelers are visiting Japan to sample whisky — and tour Japan’s great whisky distilleries — than ever before. Here are six legendary Japanese whisky distilleries where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the whisky-making process.
Sake 101: A Beginner's Guide To Sake in Japan | Boutique Japan
Sake 101 for sake beginners. Find out more about sake tasting, different types of sake, and more. A fun and easy guide to the basics of sake for sake beginners.
Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) Basics
Should you get the Japan Rail Pass for your trip to Japan? While it can be an amazing tool, find out why it's not always the cheapest or most convenient option.
Visiting Japan in Winter: Amazing Cuisine, Hot Springs, and Skiing
The Japanese winter is magical, especially if you love sushi, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs & snow monkeys! See our top recommendations for winter in Japan.
Ryokans in Japan: Tradition & Luxury | Boutique Japan
Should you stay in a ryokan? Take a virtual ryokan tour, and see what makes staying in a traditional Japanese ryokan a "must" when visiting Japan.
Shochu 101: An Introduction To Shochu | Boutique Japan
What are the differences between shochu and sake? Today shochu expert Yukari Sakamoto joins us to talk shochu, Japan's favorite distilled liquor. Kanpai!