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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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Hokkaido in Summer: Why the Hokkaido Garden Path is the Worth the Walk

  • February 18, 2019

Have you ever taken the time to just be in nature? Taken a deep breath in a simply let all the tension of modern day life leave your body? Hokkaido in summer has a tendency to overwhelm your senses in

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Sister City Delegation

  • January 24, 2019

​In feudal Japan, 47 loyal Samurai gave their lives to protect the honour of their master. Walking around the picturesque city of Ako in the temperate Hyogo prefecture, you’d never

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