8/25/2014 - 8/31/2014 / September 3nd, 2014
We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour - we saw so many things and had so many wonderful meals! We especially enjoyed our Tour Guide - Mr. Ito (Ito-San) he brought just the right amount of information, knowledge and humor into his talks. He was polite and patient the entire trip - even when some people in the group would stay longer than he asked at some locations - he kept things calm and under control. Not an easy job with so many of us all wanting to go in different directions! I will be sure to recommend your tour to friends in the future.
Laurel from Washington
7/15/2014 - 7/22/2014 / July 31th, 2014
I just want to thank you for such a great
Kim Kida was an AMAZING tour guide. There wasn't any question that we had that she didn't know the answer to and made us feel most welcome asking her anything. She made us feel the joy and awe the beautiful country of Japan. My 18 year old nephew had a good time the whole time and that is saying something. Kim gave us the perfect amount of structured and free time. I can't write enough good things about her!
Our bus driver was Mr. Hasegawa, which says a lot that I remember his name. He was extremely skilled at his job but he was also very kind and extremely dedicated to his job. We had impressive holiday traffic one day and he was efficient and kind the whole time.
I wish I could remember the Japanese phrase for "Thank you for being tired." I am sure Mr. Hasegawa and Ms. Kida must have been very tired after our tour but we saw none of that because they were energetic and gracious the whole time (extremely accommodating also - just fantastic).
Bonnie from California
7/6/2014 - 7/12/2014 / July 20th, 2014
I am back from my Golden Route Japan
Summer Tour from July 6-12, 2014. I
enjoyed the tour very much with all the
variety and things to do in a short time.
I also liked the pace and the choice of
places to visit, and the food was
wonderful. We did see and do everything
despite the typhoon that was supposed to
hit us and it only rained hard at the
Ninja Museum. We saw Mt. Fuji clearly
from a distance.
What I liked really well was our tour guide, Kim Kida. Not only was she accommodating to everyone's needs but she was especially helpful to me on my travel arrangements from Osaka to Yokohama after the tour ended. Kim gave me precise directions on taking the bullit train from Shin Osaka to Shin Yokohama without using taxis which saved me a lot of money. There was a free shuttle bus from ANA Crown Plaza Hotel in Osaka to Osaka Station where I bought my bullit train ticket. Then I got on a local train with the bullit train ticket that got me to Shin Osaka in 2 minutes. This was a free transfer. Then I caught the bullit train to Shin Yokohama and used the same ticket to catch a local Yokohama train to Sakura- gicho station. The exit leads to a huge plaza with a escalator taking you to the landmark tower and the covered malls. I walked about 15 minutes to my hotel which is attached to the 2nd mall. A taxi would have taken 30 minutes according to Kim. I am glad I followed her advice because the way I walked was directly to the hotel. I also did not see the streets or taxis around which take one-way streets that are out of the way and the traffic lights are long. It took me 5 hours to do all this so it was a daunting task when you do not read Japanese and speak only a little Japanese.
Fumiko from California
5/20/2014 - 5/26/2014 / May 28th, 2014
Good day to everybody in All Japan tours. I just comeback from Golden Route Japan spring tour. I just loved every minute of this tour. Next day at home I already missed Japanese food. The hotels you can not wish for better. Everything was organized just perfect, on very high professional level. And most important is country of Japan. I enjoy every moment in there. Rich history, warm peoples, local cuisine. Well done, AJT. Thank You so much.
Arturas from Illinois
3/19/2014 - 3/25/2014 / May 12th, 2014
I apologize for the delay in not sending you a comment regarding our Japan tour but I had to leave on another vacation soon after. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour – the hotel and accommodation, the itinerary, meals were excellent, and best of all we had Yuka as our guide. She was informative, humorous, and took very good care of us all. We had one person on the tour who was very rude at times but Yuka handled him very professionally. Perhaps we might be a bit biased but it’s hard to imagine anyone visiting Japan not to fall in love with their culture, the people and the beauty of this country. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
Kazuo from Canada
3/23/2014 - 3/29/2014 / April 29th, 2014
I wanted to touch base and let you and everyone at all japan tours know what an amazing time we had on our recent trip. We had Kim as our guide and Nita as our driver. They are wonderful. We could not have asked for more. We also loved all of the hotel choices. They were fantastic. I have recommended you to several people already and many people have asked about our tour based on the photos from our trip. Thank you for everything.
Kelly from California
4/13/2014 - 4/19/2014 / April 21st, 2014
We just finished the Golden Route Reverse Tour and we had a wonderful time. It was a very fascinating tour. We saw lots of beautiful attractions and the tour guide Don Lim was very helpful to make sure everyone was accomodated. The bus drivers were also very professional and nice. I am interested in booking a tour in 2015 to Hokkaido, possibly the Summer Flowers in Hokkaido & Kyoto. I will check the All Japan Tours web site to stay informed of the dates for these tours.
Jacqueline from Germany
3/31/2014 - 4/6/2014 / April 8th, 2014
My boyfriend had an amazing time! The Cherry Blossom tour far exceeded both of our expectations. Our guide was very informative, and talked about the culture of Japan, as well as her personal experiences, throughout each of the bus rides to our destinations, which made the duration of the travel time between various locations feel like only a 15 minute drive. The sights were beautiful, and the food was delicious. Although some of the Japanese foods were not to my liking, I still tried the food and enjoyed the experience of beauty of how each dish was prepared. Our driver, Mr. Onito, was always in a cheerful mood. He always had a smile on his face, and it was nice to always greet him in the mornings. The hotels were all very nice. I will definitely be taking another tour in the future, and would highly recommend this agency to friends and family. A big thanks to your staff, located in the Ontario, Ca office, for always answering my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and for always being friendly. I have always dreamed of visiting Japan since I was 11 years old, and this tour of Japan did not disappoint. I wish this agency much success, as it is very much deserved. Thank you so much for providing my boyfriend and I with such an unforgettable experience!
Miranda from California
12/8/2013 - 12/14/2013 / January 13th, 2014
Just to let you know that the Japan tour was excellent - a really good blend of history, geography, religion, culture etc and our tour guide was really good.
Vivien from Australia
7/6/2013 - 7/12/2013 / August 14th, 2013
I travelled on the All Japan Tours “Golden Route” in July 2013, and really loved it. It was an amazing and memorable experience. We were taken in a luxury bus to each destination, which included natural wonders like Mt. Fuji, notable buildings, temples and shrines, museums, and even popular shopping destinations. The included meals were fantastic and gave us a real taste of traditional Japanese cuisine. Even though it was entirely foreign to me and my group, our tour leader Kim-san was really helpful in explaining how to eat particular dishes. She was very helpful and knowledgeable, and told us a lot of interesting facts about our destinations, as well as facts about Japanese culture in general. The hotels we stayed in were great, especially the ryokan, where Kim-san told us the correct way to take a public bath… It was an unforgettable experience. I feel I got my money’s worth from this tour, and would definitely travel with All Japan Tours again!
Sian from Australia