In Deep: The Isolation of Japan
Orsolya Kako | Aug 5, 2015
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Though Japan’s long period of isolation kept it closed off from much of the world, one upshot was the rise of cultural touc more...

Global Traveler
Immersive Excursions To Japan
In the News | May 29, 2015
Debra Bokur | Media Mentions

"Offering luxury bespoke walking and cycling expeditions to nearly every corner of the world since 1966, Butterfield & Robins more...

The Top 14 Things to do in Kyoto
Orsolya Kako | Sep 26, 2014
See + Do | Must Sees

Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, there are plenty of things to do in Kyoto that will give you a sense of the city and more...

Westways Magazine
Healing Waters
In the News | Aug 11, 2014
Daniel Asa Rose | Media Mentions

"Blame it on Bill Murray... It started, innocently enough, as a bike trip with Butterfield & Robinson, that upscale globe-tro more...

Insider’s Guide: Things
To Do in Tokyo
Orsolya Kako | Apr 1, 2014
See + Do | Insider's Guides

B&R Trip Designer Orsolya Kako rounds out our three-part Insider’s Guidewith this list of her favourite things to do in Tok more...

Insider’s Guide: Tokyo Hotels
Orsolya Kako | Dec 3, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Trip Designer Orsolya Kako presents her picks for the "beyond great" Tokyo hotels where you can do so much more than simply r more...

Insider’s Guide: Tokyo Restaurants
Orsolya Kako | Dec 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

In our latest installment of "Where to Eat" Trip Designer Orsolya Kako offers a few a few of her favourite Tokyo restaurants more...

Japanese Etiquette
Dave Bowden | Jun 14, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Bow or shake? Shoes on or off? Smile or frown? (Just kidding—always smile.) Consider this your cheat sheet to mastering Jap more...

Know Before You Go: Japan Travel Tips
B&R Staff | May 29, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

In this ongoing series, we pose some essential questions and arm you with answers from our regional experts. more...

Chanoyu: A Profound Influence
Orsolya Kako | May 22, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Of all the art forms that Japan adopted from China, chanoyu or tea ceremony, had the most profound influence. more...

Bicycling Magazine
In the News | Apr 2, 2013
Bill Gifford | Media Mentions

"You did what?" Elizabeth asks, looking up from her newly purchased and costly looking sake bowl. "Naked?" more...

In Sake, a Taste for Adventure
Katie Marshall | Oct 2, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Sake rice wine elicits a feeling from the Japanese akin to the enthusiasm Scotch elicits from the Scots and wine elicits more...



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