10/5/2018 - 10/13/2018 / October 24, 2018
This was an outstanding tour. We saw ancient sites, important cultural sites, World Heritage site, rural scenes of rice and persimmon harvests, modern cities and small villages and wonderful onsens. The oceans and their many islands, mountains tops and valleys, sand dunes and so many tunnels and bridges. Outstanding art, both Japanese and world class contemporary pieces, museums and their grounds and sites. Tadao Ando’s sites so impressed and inspired us with his vision. Chats with local people who were curious to know where we came from and who were so kind and helpful, and conversations with other tourists from Japan and other global regions. We ate foods from local fields and waters beautifully prepared and presented, bought fruits from local farmers’ markets and from Lawson’s, tried local favorites like okonomiyaki which was like a Mexican tostadas. Too many memories we have that we have no time and space to share right now. Exceptional guide and driver to take us where we always thought was even better than the day before.
Dorothy & Mikio from California