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Cherry Blossom Forecast Map 2020

  • February 11, 2020

The popular blossoming of Sakura is a national event in Japan that flocks tourists from all over the world. However, the timing of the blooming is sometimes hard to predict due to the transience of the

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Thank You for Your Support in 2019!

  • December 27, 2019

Above photo is Osechi*.  Osechi* are the traditional Japanese New Year foods, exquisitely prepared collection of foods that are shared among family members or friends. It uses seafood and food from

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Who’s Behind Kuroko Boutique Tours?

  • November 30, 2019

For almost three years, Kuroko Boutique Tours has successfully organized intimate, personal tours to Japan, meticulously curating them around your interests, preferred pace, and travel style. Behind these

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Best Cherry Blossoms Places in Japan

  • October 31, 2019

Springtime in Japan is nothing less than magical. From late March to early May, the country’s iconic cherry trees capture the attention of visitors and locals as billions of tiny pink flowers blanket

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Nakasendo Trail – Walking Through the Villages of Old Japan

  • September 30, 2019

In recent years, the old mountain route between Kyoto and Edo (now called Tokyo), known as the Nakasendo (literally, “Middle Mountain Way”), has become one of Japan’s most famous hiking routes. The

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Best Three Japanese Gardens – Kuroko’s Picks

  • August 30, 2019

Top photograph courtesy of David Altschul Photography.In Japanese culture, garden-making is high art, equal to the arts of calligraphy and ink painting. Japanese traditional gardens highlight the beauty

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Discover the Art Island of Japan, Naoshima

  • July 30, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of a place where art reigns supreme? Where creativity is almost tangible in the air? Well, our next tour is going somewhere truly captivating... Floating in the Seto Inland Sea of

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How to Spend 5 Weeks Exploring Japan

  • June 21, 2019

From May to June, Kuroko Boutique Tours led three trips deep into Japan.We spent 5 immersive weeks with travellers exploring the busy metropolis of Tokyo, wandering the bamboo forests in Kyoto, doing restorative

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The Best Time to Visit Japan

  • May 20, 2019

When is the best time to visit Japan? Well that all depends on your favourite colour… Ask locals what time of year is best to visit Japan and you’ll get a different answer every time. Each season

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Top 3 Ramen Resturants in Hokkaido

  • March 20, 2019

Ramen is one of the most delicious foods in the world. A ramen apprentice spends around 5 years in training before opening their own restaurant. A ramen chef will dedicate their life to perfecting

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