5/15/2023 - 5/26/2023 / 2023-05-15
Comprehensive. Lots of variety from ancient to modern sites. Well paced with time explore or relax. Guides were excellent.
5/15/2023 - 5/26/2023 / 2023-05-15
The tour was very well coordinated. We saw so much! And although there was a LOT of walking, it felt really good to be out and in the countries' environment, as opposed to simply driving by the sites. I especially liked our guide in Korea, Melvin. He was informative without being overwhelming. The hotels and food were high quality, too!
4/5/2023 - 4/15/2023 / 2023-04-05
I cannot say enough good things about this tour! We definitely got our money's worth on this tour, and I am very happy I found AJT in my search for this type of East Asia Cherry Blossom tour. Our Korean guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable about the history of Korea's dynasties and invasions, which shaped the culture, language, and mindset of the Korean people. Our Japan guide, Janice, was very thoughtful, personable, and knowledgeable about the culture of Japan and significance of certain sites, and she tried to find spots where we still could see cherry blossom trees in bloom, since this year the cherry blossoms bloomed two weeks early and were mostly past their prime, because she did not want us to be disappointed. They both kept us informed about changes in our itinerary due to weather or other causes, and they made adjustments in the order of site visits so that we were able to see everything that was promised in the AJT tour brochure and itinerary. They listened to our feedback and gave suggestions on how to maximize our free time in each tour destination in both countries. On a personal note, both guides continued to check in about my tree nut food allergy and to make sure that my placement at each table had a marker so that the restaurant servers knew they should be careful and make sure I received a special dish prepared just for me. In particular, Brian helped me get treatment at the Seoul ER after I had an asthma attack and I needed a stronger inhaler prescription. That kind of personal touch and one on one service is priceless for someone who has serious medical conditions. Finally, I really appreciate AJT's efforts in getting two tickets to the Studio Ghibli museum for our preferred date, after the tour was over. I know it wasn't easy, but it was worth the trip and effort. Thank you!
4/2/2019-4/13/2019 / April 19, 2019
Everything was great!
Tahmeroo & Kathryne from Kansas
10/17/2018 - 10/28/2018 / October 31, 2018
Saw and did everything we wanted to. The tour guides were friendly and made the experience better. Shout-out to the awesome drivers as well!
Daniel & Jenna from Arizona
10/26/2013 - 11/7/2013 / November 26th, 2013
On behalf of 47 guests from Houston Texas, I would like to express our gratitude! Everything was organized starting from California office. Mr. Kiyoshi, Thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our itineraries, The experience Japanese Kaiseki Banquet Dinner, Osen Hot spring in Luxury Hotel, and excellent selective Menus. Ms Kimi, truly dedicated to her profession and care, and made sure all of our needs were fulfilled! Our Bus driver Mr. Yamada even skip his breakfast, in order he has to be at Shinkansen Station on time to pick-up our group, while our group experience ride Bullet train, It was an amazing and memorable experience, I am looking forwards to working with all of you again in Mar 2014 group!
Julie from Redondo Beach, California