7/6/2017 - 7/12/2017 / July 19th, 2017
We just got back from our amazing 7 day
Golden route tour led by Kim. She was
absolutely THE BEST Tour guide we've ever
had... friendly, sincere, informative extremely
polite, knowledgeable, patient, intelligent, a
perfect English speaker, and an amazing story
teller! The list can go on and on.... all 3 of us
were captivated by her and Japan. Please let
her know how Wonderful she is! I am going to
yelp, Facebook, tell all my friends, etc. about
her and your company- can't say enough
positive things. The bus and its driver were also
top notch too!
Hoping to someday return for another visit, for sure will book through you!
Very Grateful, Thanking You,
Pamela & Gloria from San Diego
6/3/2017 - 6/13/2017 / July 14th, 2017
Our family was worn out when we returned
home but very happy.
We are still talking about our time in Japan.
Billy was a great guide and went way over and beyond with many of the things he did for us. He was patient and very informative. We appreciated the historical and practical information he shared with us.
Thank you again for your guidance and help in planning our family trip. The only thing we might have changed was a later start a few mornings in Tokyo. And that’s about it!
We are happy to recommend you to our friends and will offer a recommendation to any of your clients on Billy’s behalf.
Judi and Dr. Kent Nakamaru
5/27/2017 - 6/3/2017 / June 12th, 2017
I just wanted to relay how wonderful Kim Kida (
our tour guide) was and similarly... our driver (
sorry I dont remember his name although I
should) was equally wonderful.
They took excellent care of me and my son. Our accommodations were wonderful and I would rate our whole vacation as A+. Thank you also for the support we got even before we got there with Nozomi answering all my questions ( and pre travel worries).
Hope to travel with you again .
Hanae & Mikhail from Pennsylvania
4/2/2017 - 4/9/2017 / May 8th, 2017
Ms Lynn Morimoto is one of a kind. She was our guide for the Golden Triangle of Japan Cherry Blossom tour we just took (first week of April). Lynn's knowledge, enthusiasm, and willingness to share of herself made us appreciate Japan at a much deeper level than we would have otherwise. I especially want to thank Lynn for going above and beyond the call of duty when I got water in my ear at the Onsen (thats another story). When we arrived into the next town, that evening she not only found a medical facility, but insisted on accompanying me and sat next to the doctor to translate as he was draining my ear! We feel so grateful to have met so truly a good hearted person as Lynn. She made the experience one we will never forget! We would appreciate it if you would forward this note of thanks to her. We hope she is continuing to love life and doing well.
Mr & Mrs Chi from Maryland
4/10/2017 - 4/16/2017 / May 2nd, 2017
I would like to say how much I really enjoyed the Golden Route; Cherry Blossom Special Tour 2017. The trip was exceptional and beyond what I expected. The service from AJT was outstanding and the staff at AJT was very professional and helpful. Our tour guide (interpreter) Miharu was an absolute delight! She was very informative and helpful throughout the tour. She was professional, humorous, prompt and accommodated us on working the schedule when the weather was an issue. She was always there to offer us assistance. I also enjoyed meeting the others in our tour group. Japan is a beautiful country, the culture very interesting and people were very polite. I want to thank All Japan Tours and Miharu for an absolutely wonderful experience!! I would highly recommend your company. AJT is ichiban! : ) Thank you.
Carol from Arizona
4/10/2017 - 4/19/2017 / April 25th, 2017
We had a great time on the Tour. Our two tour guides Miharu and Kenichi "Henry" were well informed and interesting.
Yoshimoto family from California
4/10/2017 - 4/16/2017 / April 24th, 2017
Our recent tour was very good and we both are
very satisfied because we have seen a lot
during the tour. Our tour guide Mrs. Kisako
Miharu was excellent, she took care on us very
I will put something together and I will post it in your website, so people will know that they can trust AJT with their travel plans in Japan. I am also pleased to say that the communication with your office exceeds my expectation.
Theo & Irene from Canada
4/15/2017 - 4/22/2017 / April 24th, 2017
I want to thank you for a wonderful trip and
excellent itinerary. Everything was perfect from
the hotels to the restaurants to the number of
important sites in Japan that we got to visit.
And certainly I want to praise our tour guide, Hiroko, for an amazing job managing this group and accommodating everybody's needs. She had a great attitude and worked so hard to make our experience a great one.
Thank you to All Japan Tours and to Hiroko for giving us a vacation that we will remember forever.
Laurence & Kendall from Massachusetts
10/18/2016 - 10/28/2016 / February 9th, 2017
I recently spoke to an employee in your USA
department regarding my husband and my
interaction with a tour guide in Japan.She
reassured me that this email would be
forwarded to your Tokyo office.
I am writing in strong praise and recommendation of your Tour Guide Billy Hayashi. We toured with him October18-28. We landed in Tokyo (Narita) where Billy met us promptly on landing. The next day we proceeded on our trip which included Kyoto,Osaka, Hiroshima, Shikoku, then returning to Osaka for our return to the USA. .
The travel was easy and accommodations excellent. .
My husband is Japanese American, very knowledgable about the culture and history and speaks and understands a moderate amount of Japanese. I went on this trip to fulfill his desire to show me Japan. .
The tour and activities were excellent. My husband listened to other guides in groups nearby ours and told me that Billy provided more information than the others. .
Billy apparently is gifted in his English skills. HIs rapid understanding, response and sense of humor indicated to me that he “thinks in English”. He represents your company in a way that should be recognized and valued! .
My feelings before the tour were that I was going on the tour to please my husband. This was such a rich experience that I now tell my husband “ I want to go back to Japan”,and we hope to! .
Thank you and thank you to Billy for this memorable experience!
Tetsuo & Terry from California
10/16/2016 - 10/25/2016 / January 3rd, 2017
Four members of our family decided on the
Japan Tour Autumn 2016. We joined the tour a
day late (10/17/16 to 10/25/16) not knowing
what to expect. Our experience was one-of-a-
lifetime. We are STILL talking about Billy
(Masao Hayashi-san). He made the tour
unbelievably special. He gifted us with a lifetime
of memories of Japan. Most importantly he is a
really unique human being. Genuine, kind,
caring with great discernment when it comes to
people. Something that can't be taught. He
shepherds people gently, he somehow makes
every person feel special and looked after. He
goes out of his way for others. Our driver
Uetake-san was an expert driver and expert
with directions. There were no delays or turn-
arounds the whole trip from Tokyo to Osaka and
in-between no matter the windy roads, narrow
residential streets, busy traffic.
Everyone on the tour could tell Billy likes what he's doing and loves Japan. He would add personal insight to our daily upcoming stops. He prepared us well on every aspect of our travels (e.g. manners, garbage, restroom stops, which side of the street and escalators to walk/stand on). All of these things contributed to a stress- free tour, enabling us to totally enjoy our fellow tour companions and Japan. Billy's enthusiasm was contagious throughout our travels even though this is his job, and we were aware that he doesn't get home often. In addition to all of the knowledge, appreciation and memories we took away from our trip... we also have new appreciation for Mr. Donut, MOS burgers, Yoshinoya Beef Bowl to name a few, thanks to Billy!
THE TAKATA FAMILY