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
4/5/2014 - 4/18/2014 / May 21st, 2014
Good morning to all at All Japan Tours ..... It has been awhile since we returned from our trip on April 19th. I have been meaning to write to you but caught up in work and home and life. Joe and I wanted to express to you of what a wonderful once in a life time trip to Japan we had. Everything to us was perfect. Your tour guide Yukie was the best ... she had so much personality and added so much insight that we really appreciate, we just loved her. Our wonderful bus diver can't remember his name but it was Bamboo Man in English was the best and safest drive who drove us over 2,000 from one point to another was remarkable and we so appreciated him. The tour, the sites, the culture and all the meals were so wonderful .... we just loved it and just wanted to let you know we felt it was worth every penny. Thank you for your services .... we have attached a few pictures of our memories ..... Thank you again,
Joe & Terry
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
4/12/2014 - 4/19/2014 / April 21st, 2014
This is let you know that we got back home to Perth safely last night after the tour. We would like to thank you for a well organised informative tour. We enjoyed the tour and the company of many nice people who joined. We would like to specially thank Mr Ito( our guide) for his efforts in making this tour a comfortable, interesting and a memorable experience.
Dinesha, Shivanti & Sonal from Australia
4/12/2014 - 4/19/2014 / April 18th, 2014
I just finished a tour ( well tonight is last night in Narita airport hotel) and i just want to say a big thank you to you arranging this trip. It was amazing. However, i want you to know what an amazing person works for you ( in case you are not aware) -Mr. Ito who was our tour guide. He was dealing with an extremely big group of 34 people and to accomodate everyone- it would take a lot of patience and good will. Not only he is an amazing person with extensive knowledge about his country and places where we were travelling , but he had so many stories that were intertaining and very interesting. He went above and beyond to make sure that we all are safe, settled, in a good mood and that we have a great experience of our stay. So, eventhou our entire group absolutely loved him and his positive, friendly and amazing attitude, i believe that it is important for you ( in the office ) to know that you have a great person on your team and that you are very lucky. I will recommend "all japan tours" to my friends and i will be considering taking another one in future (may be in a year of two). Please , make sure to send Mr. Ito best regards and a huge thank you from our group that he was working with from april 13 to april 19.
Viktoriya from Canada
3/23/2014 - 4/1/2014 / April 10th, 2014
Just returned from our trip and wanted to thank Miharu and Miwa-san (our driver) for a wonderful experience. This was my parents first experience traveling abroad and I think we were all a little nervous. Once we joined our group though it was so easy. Miharu took really good care of the whole group and when we had a rainy day she rearranged the itinerary so we did indoor things and we still got to see all the outdoor sights the next day. Since the weather had been cool the cherry blossoms were a little late blooming so Miharu and her whole network of drivers and guides were always communicating so as to “find cherry blossoms”. Many beautiful sights, good hotels (we were three in a room so a little more crowded but no problem), and yummy food. ( I read one of the reviews where someone’s mother wanted to eat natto every morning and that was my mom too.) Yes, you must try the Onsen, there’s lots of walking and steps so for you first timers be prepared and get in shape because they have good ice cream there too. Miharu was great, talked about all kinds of Japanese culture, the old and the very new and made the bus rides pass more quickly and had us laughing all along the way (the black pearls, prime ministers and toilets to name a few:)) Stick close to her and you’ll learn so much ( I hear some of the other company tour guides talking and they were very hard to understand.) She is very accommodating and you can tell she loves her job! AJ tours gets our recommendation!! Thanks.
Kanemaru & Fukuyama family from California
3/23/2014 - 4/1/2014 / April 8th, 2014
I was part of the Cherry Blossom tour beginning 23rd March until the 31st March 2014. I just wanted to drop a quick note of 'Thank you ' to your team for the beautiful, safe and enjoyable experience I had. Miharu was efficient, knowledgeable and always helpful with a smile on her face. The group I was part of, was also a good mix of people from different parts of the world. Everyone was there with an open mind, well, mostly everyone : ) to enjoy, learn and experience Japan. Thanks again, and I would definitely recommend your agency for any travel requirements in Japan.
MaryAnn from Dubai