Your Japan Trip Begins Here
Who isn’t curious about the land that gave us sushi, samurai swords, and Hello Kitty handbags? Japan is cherry blossoms, ancient temples, high design, square watermelons, white-gloved bus drivers, shockproof high-rises, and tea ceremonies in which nearly every hand movement is prescribed. It is also otherworldly in the extreme. Japanese society relies heavily on personal connections to unlock doors. Without them, your experience of Japan is guaranteed to skim the surface. Japan is also bracingly expensive, with many of the loveliest ryokans and guest houses costing upwards of $1,000 per night (although that does include an extravagant dinner). And because the number of savvy guides with exceptional access is limited, they can command high fees. If you are seeking the right bespoke trip-planning specialist who can deliver the best that Japan has to offer, and if you fill out your wish list below, I can point you toward your smartest options. All information you provide is private; it will be seen only by me and the travel expert I recommend for you.
Pricing tip: For a private luxury Japan trip that delivers extraordinary experiences, expect to spend upwards of $2,000 per day for two travelers (or $3,000 in high season).