11/11/2018 - 11/24/2018 / November 29, 2018
My husband & I would like to let you know that we have
just completed a marvellous AJT Autumn Leaves Tour.
We were recommended by Janesco Sydney to join
your tour (they organised this for us) and we have been
most impressed with the tour from “go to whoa”. Our
Japanese guide Kim Kida (Kim) was absolutely
marvellous & couldn’t have done more to help us. Even
at the end of the tour she managed to organise an
earlier plane flight for us from Fukuoka to Tokyo after
the tour finished & since she was also flying to Tokyo
on this earlier flight, she guided & stayed with us right
up to our hotel nearby Shinagawa Station Tokyo. We
can’t compliment her enough as she smoothed the
whole tour & gave us every information possible about
the areas, cities & day to day activities of the tour.
The tour was very comprehensive & took us to some beautiful places that were not on the itinerary of many other tours of Japan. We were also impressed with the standard of accommodation booked for us by AJT.
Thank you very much for our fantastic tour of Japan.
Barry & Robin from Australia
10/15/2018 - 10/28/2018 / November 13,2018
I rate this tour A++. There were many options for Japan tours when I made my choice, and I am sure none of the others could surpass or even equal the wonderful experience I had with AJT. From the contacts with the USA office (thanks, Hiroko Martin) to the arrangements in Japan, all was wholly professional and first-rate. I recommend this company unreservedly. I want particularly to commend Kim, our tour guide for the second week. We learned so much from her about her country and its people, its past and present, its culture and customs. She was always so cheerful and accommodating, and perfectly balanced thepersonal and professional in her commentaries. Bravo, Kim! I know I will be returning to Japan, very soon, I hope, and I would be simply delighted if I knew in advance how to sign up for one of her tours. She is the BEST!
John from Canada
4/16/2018 - 4/29/2018 / May 7th, 2018
This is a journey that might have been superb but ended up less than perfect even though our second week with Kim was much better, closer to what it should have been from the start. Our tour guide for the first week was awful, a disgrace to have a group of 16 people under the care of a such poor tour leader. That being said, I give credit to AJT for reacting promptly, adding a second guide from day 4 and later providing a very good guide, Kim, for a very enjoyable week 2. There were also a few minor issues that should easily have been avoided: Hassle-free baggage handling was anything but during week 1. The hotel substitution in Hiroshima was less than adequate. On 3 occasions, when dinner was on our own, the hotel selected was badly situated, with no dining options nearby. One listed traditional japanese dinner was replaced by a non-descript buffet. But overall, this was still a pleasant journey, nicely put together.
Philippe & Francoise from Texas
4/5/2018 - 4/18/2018 / May 1st, 2018
Tour guide Kim Kida was excellent in providing information, organizing the group through the train station, going out of her way to help with medical issues etc. Both bus drivers Kamata san and Nakayama san were excellent drivers through winding small roads, parking the buses in small, tight spaces and on winding mountain roads. Not an easy task!
Sharon, Pamella & Bonnie from California
11/13/2016 - 11/26/2016 / November 30th, 2016
FYI, this tour was great! My wife and I had a great time. Your tour covered so many areas and sights. The food is first class and the tour guide is wonderful. Billy provided us with all the cultural and historical information about all the places we visited. The bus driver was excellent. Once I build up enough vacation time to see the North part of Japan, I will be sure to book it through your company.
Wing & Lynn from California
3/21/2016 - 4/2/2016 / April 4th, 2016
We just completed the reverse cherry
blossom tour in Japan. Our tour guide
We are extremely happy both with the content of the tour and Billy’s performance.
We were introduced to Japan in a most pleasurable way, seeing a lot of historical and religious sites and the Japanese way of life/customs. For us it was an eye opener.
We were favoured by the weather and enjoyed the sights of the many cherry blossom trees.
Billy was very informative and has a very good command of English. He was methodical, punctual, courteous, and bent over backwards to please all of us. Nothing was too much for him. He also helped us in our personal concerns with outmost sensitivity and efficiency. A great guide to be valued.
Thank you again,
Michael & Annamarie from Australia
9/30/2015 - 10/13/2015 / October 30th, 2015
Thank you so much for setting up our tour for us. We all had a wonderful time on our trip to Japan. It was very nice to meet Hyroku-san on our last week in Japan. She was very delightful made our tour that much enjoyable. The tour was more then I expected and was wonderful to see all the many places we visited. I would recommend everyone who wants to see Japan to go on this tour from your tour group. It was also wonderful to be able to ride the bullet train. We are also talking about another trip to Japan to see the northern parts of Japan. So we will keep your company in mind when we decide to take another Japan trip. Again thank you for all that you did for us.
Sue from Idaho
3/30/2015 - 4/12/2015 / May 26th, 2015
We went on the “Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps- Cherry
Blossom Special Tour” and the Cherry Blossoms did not
disappoint one bit. They were spectacular in Ueno Park and
on the grounds of the Himeji Castle making the long queues
well worth it! Takayama was just breathtaking.
Every place we went to on the itinerary was great and interesting.
Most of the accommodation were pretty good with the Narita Excel Hotel rated the lowest.
Most of the meals provided were substantial and excellent with the exception of the Chinese lunch we had in Nagasaki……a Japanese ramen would have been heaps better.
We are very appreciative of our guide Don Lim who gave us useful tips throughout our tour and the miso factory where he took us for one of our lunches was just outstanding. Getting us to the monkey park at feeding time was also another of his small but rewarding touches. Much thanks Don.
We have no hesitation in booking another tour with AJT in the future as you guys are great with the itinerary and we’ve been recommending all our friends to you.
Thanks again for making our Japanese tour so interesting, enjoyable and memorable.
Richard & Charlotte from Australia
4/5/2015 - 4/18/2015 / May 18th, 2015
We would all recommend AJT to anyone interested in travel to Japan. Before booking, I researched tour agencies which provided tours of Japan and narrowed the search down to three. I chose AJT for our group of 13 because of the good reviews on the internet and the wonderful AJT itinerary, which was clearly more comprehensive than the other 2 agencies with more upscale accomodations. One of our travelers' sons had been to Japan and looked over AJT itinerary. His comments to his Mom were: "Mom, don't miss this fabulous trip." We would all rate AJT as a 5* company.
Ms Loch & friends
4/5/2015 - 4/18/2015 / April 20th, 2015
We have just returned from our FABULOUS
trip to Japan. All went very well and
you assigned us EXCELLENT guides, who
saw to our every need. Japan is the
beautiful garden island, we had always
dreamed of touring. The hotels were
upscale and very nice, especially the
one in Tokyo. There was so much
variety of experience that we felt we
had a most comprehesive tour of the
central part of Japan. Thank you from
all of us for the outstanding All Japan
A special thank you for the experience of dressing in Japanese kimonos. All enjoyed this special privilege. My surprise was that the outfit was so comfortable. We felt transferred to an older time. All Japan Tours went out of the way to make our trip memorable, as none of us will ever forget the privilege of this tour. Thank you to you and your staff for creating this special time in our lives.
Helen from Texes