10/30/2023 - 11/12/2023 / 2023-10-30
The tour and guide met all my expectations and more…it was a jammed packed week that offered a wonderful experience of Japan.
Ms. Ann Granger
10/28/2023 - 11/4/2023 / 2023-10-28
We had the BEST time during our 1 week tour! Our sightseeing schedule was full every day - and amazingly, it all worked! Tour guides, drivers, trains, and hotels were punctual, well-staffed, and very professional. We appreciate that AJT created a personalized tour for us based on my son's special interests in Samurai, Ninjas, and Anime - while also including my interests in seeing the fall foliage, culture, gardens, and an overnight sty at a ryokan. We learned so much about Japan from this tour!
Mrs. Jacqueline Prause
10/20/2023 - 10/29/2023 / 2023-10-20
Billy was an excellent guide
Mr. William Poloway
10/16/2023 - 10/29/2023 / 2023-10-16
In general tour was nicely organized especially transportation and guides were helpful.
Mr. Lieven Naessens
9/19/2023 - 9/29/2023 / 2023-09-19
Mr. Anton Anastasov
9/10/2023 - 9/22/2023 / 2023-09-10
All well coordinated and thought out! Very thorough and easy to follow!
8/4/2023 - 8/12/2023 / 2023-08-04
Kiyoshi Katsume was very patient and accommodating to all of our requests as we worked to find a good balance between tour activities and cost. The accommodations were all wonderful. We especially enjoyed the ryokan Aura Tachibana in Hakone, with its beautiful outdoor onsen. Our tour guide Hiro Fukui in Kyoto was so friendly, and so generous with his time and knowledge. He also offered help in the event our travel plans were potentially affected by an incoming typhoon. Our tour guide Mr. Nooga for the Mt. Fuji climb was invaluable - we wouldn’t have made it to the summit without him. Although we chose to explore and navigate to Tokyo on our own, Mr. Katsume was so helpful in explaining which trains to take, how to get to our accommodations, and also where to buy tickets for a baseball game. AJT also gave us excellent advice regarding travel during the busy obon season. We are so thankful for all the arrangements, information, and advice provided by AJT. We had a wonderful balance of guided tours and time and confidence to travel on our own. Thank you!
6/30/2023 - 7/12/2023 / 2023-06-30
We had a wonderful time visiting Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and Kyoto. Kiyoshi did a fantastic job helping us narrow the itinerary for each destination. We had many questions and Kiyoshi always responded quickly and provided enough details for us to make comfortable decisions regarding our tours. Kiyoshi’s efforts to accommodate the increase in our group size from 6 to 10 on relatively short notice was exceptional. All of our tour guides in Japan (Mariko, Ayumi, Fujita and Yoshiko) were extremely professional, knowledgeable, energetic and personable. They took time to plan our days to ensure we have the maximum experience. We really appreciated all the tour guides were able to bring us to specific itinerary locations with few foot traffic for great photo opportunities. One of our favorite highlight was staying at the ryokan in Takayama and we would not have considered this if we were to plan our own trip. The hotels were centrally located and close to the train stations for us to explore each city at night. Kiyoshi also provided us with Japan's local tour contact information which we used when there was a slight traffic delay (10 minutes) on our transfer to the airport. We will definitely use AJT for future trips to Japan and would highly recommend AJT to others.
6/21/2023 - 6/30/2023 / 2023-06-21
Most of the hotels were very good except for the Righa Gran Kyoto: The room was too small to be comfortable. All the guides were excellent and transportation were adequate.
6/15/2023 - 6/21/2023 / 2023-06-15
Well planned and well led, it covered everything we asked for and more.
6/12/2023 - 6/19/2023 / 2023-06-12
our guides were pleasant and knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time with both of them. Joyce was fabulous in Tokyo and Hiro was amazing in Kyoto. Both were flexible if we wanted to add or change something. my only comment would be not to recommend the ryokan we stayed at (if you recall our original reservation was changed due to maintenance and we chose the lower cost option you gave us) but that facility was disappointing compared to our other accommodations.
6/7/2023 - 6/21/2023 / 2023-06-07
The highlights are Shirakawa-go, Takayama, the ryokan, Kyoto and Nara deer park.
5/29/2023 - 6/9/2023 / 2023-05-29
I hired All Japan Tours to organize the art tour which I curated. We worked on it for two years as this was a complicated trip with a lot of different locations, strict schedule, private viewing, and everything had to be on the highest level of hotels and food. The job that Kiyoshi and his team have done is exceptional. It was so well organized that everything was on time. They are flexible, detail oriented, and lovely to work with.
5/28/2023 - 6/1/2023 / 2023-05-28
We had a fabulous time and our guides were spectacular. We have emailed them directly with our review.
5/21/2023 - 5/30/2023 / 2023-05-21
If you want one of the best tours of your life go with All Japan Tours and ask for Miss Kim. We went for our honeymoon and Miss Kim made it unforgettable. We experienced more than we could have imagined and she was exceptionally helpful and informative. Japan is the most beautiful place we have seen in our lives, and when we got home we missed both the country and Miss Kim. Thank you for all that you have done. We hope to come back again! You really made our honeymoon memorable.
Mr. DiSano and Ms. Urquiza
5/11/2023 - 5/24/2023 / 2023-05-11
The guide and bus driver were exceptional.
5/11/2023 - 5/24/2023 / 2023-05-11
Everything about the tour was amazing! Our guide Miharu was a very big part of making the tour so fantastic. Her knowledge, guidance, assistance, storytelling, friendliness -- I can go on and on, and especially her humor and comedic skills had us all laughing and wanting more. She never failed to have an answer to our questions. Driver Harada-san was also so accommodating and pleasant to have as our driver -- he had the softest hands! I loved all the "hand on" activities - doing bonsai, woodcarving, making kamaboko, making tatami, dancing. It was also so special that Miharu was able to have the beautiful Japanese singer fly in just to entertain us on the bus. That was so special and I'm sure something that is not done for all tours.
5/11/2023 - 5/24/2023 / 2023-05-11
Our tour was carefully curated to meet the diverse interests of our group. We had a group of family and friends, many who have traveled to Japan together several times before with a different company. AJT was by far superior in the sites and experiences they provided. The local tour guide was informative and funny and took the extra steps to make sure our tour would be memorable. We will definitely use AJT for our next trip. Thank you
5/11/2023 - 5/24/2023 / 2023-05-11
It was a fabulous tour! Kiyoshi and Jeanne Sakamoto did an excellent job of planning a great itinerary and activities. It was very well thought out and proceeded smoothly. The activities were all fun and every place we went was expecting us. I especially enjoyed the luxury Hotel Matsushima Taikanso and the beautiful ocean view room. Hotel Family Sado Aikawa was also lovely. it was so nice to have oceanfront rooms. Enough cannot be said about our amazing tour guide Miharu. She was always prompt, well-prepared and organized, and she filled us with information about the history, culture and personal stories with visual material, and all in a very entertaining manner. She kept us laughing throughout the tour. In addition, Miharu was kind, thoughtful, considerate, caring, flexible, joyful and looked out for everyone. She even provided us with delicious snack and water bottles on the bus. She seemed to sense the needs of our tour group and paced our tour accordingly. She truly made the tour to be the very BEST. Our bus driver Mr. Harada was also the best. We felt very confident in his safe and excellent driving. He was also very kind and friendly, always with a smile on his face. He was very accomodating as well, making extra stops to meet rest stop or shopping needs. Miharusan and Haradasan both went out of their way to make this an incredible and memorable tour. Kiyoshi was also very helpful and answered all my trip/airline related questions. We also appreciated all the information of the places we were going to prior to the trip. Thank you very much All Japan Tours. Thank you Miharu, Mr. Harada and Kiyoshi
5/9/2023 - 5/29/2023 / 2023-05-09
Our tour was phenomenal. Everything was well planned, with even small details taken care of…like including maps and reserved train seats.
5/9/2023 - 5/29/2023 / 2023-05-09
Our private tour of Japan was fantastic! From the complete, thoughtful itinerary, to the comfortable accomodations to the most wonderful guides - everything was planned and executed to perfection. We appreciated how AJT took our desires into consideration and then made sure we experienced as much of Japan as our time allowed. We especially want to complement the wonderful local guides we had at each stop of our tour. They truly made our trip unforgettable. We would not hesitate to recommend AJT!
5/6/2023 - 5/21/2023 / 2023-05-06
Where do I start? In short, this tour was perfect. Everything, from the itinerary to the choice of hotels, to the travel arrangements, to the quality of tour guides, was flawless. We were blown away by how seamless everything was and how easy it was to get around. The attention to detail paid by the AJT staff was world-class and exceeded anything that we have ever experienced. My wife and I are both seasoned luxury tourists (having visited 42 countries together) and this was maybe our best travel experience, ever.
4/2/2023 - 4/15/2023 / 2023-04-22
Our honeymoon was everything we could have dreamed of and so much more. The itinerary was fantastic as were our guides and every location we stayed.
3/25/2023 - 4/8/2023 / 2023-4-10
The tour was fantastic! We saw peak cherry blossoms and saw amazing sites in 5 different cities. Everything went smoothly - all of the transportation was seamless and we were able to see a huge portion of the island in 14 days due to how efficient the tour was organized. I highly recommend the tour for anyone who is nervous about traveling to Japan because they aren't personally familiar with the country/culture - AJT makes it so easy to just enjoy the trip! We especially enjoyed our guides Marta (Takayma/Shirwakaga-Go), TK (our second Tokyo and Hakone guide) as well as our Hiroshima and Kyoto guides
3/11/2023 - 3/20/2023 / 2023-03-30
Our tour guide Barbara was very informative and made sure we learned about the history of the sites we visited. She was flexible when there were changes in plans and was able to find us when we got separated on the train lines. She made sure we got good pictures together!
3/3/2023 - 3/12/2023 / 2023-03-03
I truly enjoyed my time with AJT's tour directors. They gave us an inside look into Japan's culture and sites. Not just a scripted site-seeing tour but a peek into their personal love for Japan, as well as, an understanding about the history of each site.
2/5/2023 - 2/13/2023 / 2023-03-11
AJT is highly recommended my 4th time in Japan first time with AJT.Our tour guide Miharu recommends Kyushu will make it our 5th with AJT again sometime next spring.
2/1/2023 - 2/5/2023 / 2023-02-21
First of all, the guide was very knowledgeable & helpful. The driver was professional, and we felt safe all the way. You designed the route carefully and also considered our needs and interests. Mr. Katsume was always there to answer my questions and responded promptly while we were planning the trip. I will definitely consider using the company next year to explore Japan!
12/25/2022 - 1/3/2023 / 2023-2-13
I Luved everything Our organizer Kiyoshi was amazing and Joyce is simply the best guide anybody could ever dream of!!! She is a gem! Luvvvvvvv her! Consider her family at this point !!! 1000%% would recommend
12/23/2022 - 12/30/2022 / 2023-1-8
Billy went above and beyond as a tour guide. He made the tour so much fun and informative.
12/1/2022 - 12/10/2022 / 2022-12-01
Trip to Japan was our long waited journey since our last booking for Olympic games was cancelled. With AJT during strict provisions in entering Japan since pandemic, were all made possible. Our family had the most wonderful experience throughout the whole 10 days in Japan. We are very glad of AJT's service. From doing our itinerary, promptly replying my mails and questions, the accomodation, sightseeing, transport service from airport to hotel and back. Our patient and hospitable tour guide Ms. Barbara Chin, We might lost from metro without you. We are happy with your company. Absolutely amazing to see Japan and the helpful warm people. Our trip was all worth it! Thank you for organizing everything smoothly and clearly this trip. From: Mrs. Koskinen Tavallisesti kun matkustamme, kuljemme omatoimisella matkalla, siis ostaen lennot ja hotellit itse. Japanin matkan hinta tuntui ennen matkaa kalliilta. Mutta matkan aikana huomasimme, että ohjelma ja järjestelyt olivat huolellisesti suunnitellut. Liikkuminen Tokion metroissa, matka tulivuorelle olisi ollut omatoimimatkalla hyvin hankala toteuttaa. Oppaan palvelut olivat täsmällisiä ja hyvin hoidettuja. Kuljetukset lentokentältä ja lentokentälle oli hyvin hoidettuja. Jälkeenpäin ajatellen , matkan hinta oli ollut kohtuullinen ja olemme tyytyväisiä saamaamme palveluun. Message from: Mr. Kalevi Koskinen
11/9/2022 - 11/27/2022 / 2022-11-29
Kiyoshi-san: It does not seem like this person sleeps. He is always so prompt in responding to our never ending questions, even when we send e-mails late at night. We also recognize that some of our questions are hard to answer, because Japan had not opened itself to visitors when we made our reservations with AJT, but Kiyoshi-san always takes time and effort to reply to every single one of our question to the best of his ability. When we had to change our itinerary (because Japan finally opened-up), Kiyoshi-san was very prompt in sending us our revised itinerary once we asked for it - we really appreciate this. Kiyoshi-san, thank you for making this trip for us possible. We would not have gone through with this trip, but for your speedy and detailed responses. We also want to thank you for your patience and understanding (as we were hedging on Japan opening up, and also our own work commitment) as we took some time to finally make payment. Kiyoko-san: We are extremely fortunate to have met a tour guide like Kiyoko-san. A very friendly, warm, witty and patient tour guide. Always going the extra mile for us behind the scenes - this is something we really appreciate. All 5 of us are extremely happy with your services. and we are so grateful and lucky to have a tour guide like you. Kiyoko-san, if you are reading this, we want to let you know that we have spread your good- name to our close contacts - anyone who is keen on doing the Nakasendo Trail (or any other tours / hike in Japan), your name is number 1 on the list. You may not see us so soon, but you will likely meet some of our other friends soon. Thank you Kiyoko-san! When you come to Singapore, please remember to contact us and we will bring you out for a nice meal. Thank you AJT for making this trip possible for us.
11/19/2022 - 11/29/2022 / 2022-12-4
Excellent. Great itinerary, well organized, and wonderfully executed.
11/19/2022 - 11/28/2022 / 2022-12-6
This was the perfect tour. We were a group of 10; 6 adults and 4 kids. We had the time of our lives thanks to this fantastic private tour. 100% recommendable. All our tour guides were excellent, they went above and beyond for us, specially Hiro. We travel a lot so, we can say this tour was outstanding.
11/8/2022 - 11/18/2022 / 2022-11-27
My wife and I booked a Private Custom Tour as our trip included visiting traditional sites, relatives and friends in multiple cities. Our travel agent (Kiyoshi Katsume) was terrific with structuring our itinerary (we had to cancel and re-book due to COVID). The guides/translators were extremely professional, personable, flexible and kind. They helped us with anything and everything that presented itself. We would highly recommend working with Japan Tours.
11/7/2022 - 11/13/2022 / 2022-11-15
The tour had a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. The hotels were very nice and the included breakfasts made it easy. Our guide Billy was extremely professional and easy to talk to. He was very knowledgeable and we were never disappointed for every recommendation he had. If I were going to do another tour I would want Billy to be my guide again. 10/10
11/3/2022 - 11/13/2022 / 2022-11-23
All Japan Tours did a wonderful job of putting a private tour together for us at the last minute, when a group tour we had planned on was cancelled. Our guides were very helpful in steering us around the country and squeezing in many glorious sights every day. A highlight was the ryokan with the stellar view of Mt. Fuji out our window, the various fun neighborhoods of Tokyo, Todai-ji in Kamakura and the beautiful shrines and gardens of Kyoto.
10/29/2022 - 11/3/2022 / 2022-11-15
I really enjoyed my first time visit to Japan, and the tour guide was super nice, and patient with me. The tour guide showed me pop culture and traditional/rural areas throughout Tokyo. The tour guide totally helped me on how to use the train stations and proper ettiquette in Japan.
10/26/2022 - 11/18/2022 / 2022-12-1
The Van was a really beneficial thing to have. We did not have to think and figure out train schedules when we had the van. Riding trains is fun, but requires more thought and planning and there is also some time pressure. With the van, there is none of that. We appreciated the excellent English-speaking ability of all the guides. That made life so much easier. The best part was that many of them were so willing to be so helpful. Yuki helped us ship a box back to the USA at the post office. It was really hard and took a long time. She also helped us use a takuhaibin service for the first time which also took extra time and effort. The guides and drivers never complained when we went over the 8 hour time period. They were also willing to do what we wanted as long as it was reasonable. We all felt so extremely blessed by the generosity and hospitality of the japanese culture and people. Our guides and drivers were the best example of that as it felt like they would do anything they could to help us have the best trip possible.
10/24/2022 - 10/30/2022 / 2022-11-7
Overall, this was a truly incredible experience and the level of service throughout the organisation process was fantastic. We very much appreciated the swift responses to our questions and requests, and the attempts to fulfil our wishes throughout. Billy was a warm and enthusiastic guide, who clearly loves what he does. As a first trip to Japan, this was a fantastic snapshot introduction to such a wonderful country.
10/21/2022 - 10/30/2022 / 2022-11-2
An absolutely stunning itinerary that shows so much of Japan and its culture. My wife and I could not have asked for a better first tour in this country! Every day was filled beautiful scenery and locations. I wish I could go on this tour for the first time again, it was truly magical. Our guide, Miharu, was the absolute best. During the drives between locations, she shared many stories and background information about culture and lifestyle. Some of the stories were so funny! If you're looking for a tour out of the big cities and more relaxed, this is the one for you. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but it is so worth it!
10/21/2022 - 10/30/2022 / 2022-11-5
I've been to Japan a couple of times but this itinerary covers a lot of places that a typical visitor would not visit given the locations and lack of transportation to the areas. The overall tour was great. Miharu, our tour guide, and Izawa, our driver, were wonderful. Miharu was very prepared, punctual, and informative. The both really went above and beyond to guide us each step of the way and did more than what most tour guides I've met would have done. For instance, taking the group out to grab dinner or walking in the city after dinner. Making an effort for us to be on schedule but also changing itineraries around to make the most of our scenic views, such as the sunset, was absolutely amazing. That takes an export guide to plan. The places on the itinerary was fantastic. I love all the shrines, gardens, and unique modern twist of the museums. The food was delicious too, there was a lot to eat.
10/19/2022 - 10/30/2022 / 2022-11-14
Every detail was perfect! Special thanks to Hans in Korea and Billy in Japan !
10/6/2022 - 10/13/2022 / 2022-10-19
One of the best tours I have been on. Our guide, Ms. Kim Kita was so informative, so professional and was super pleasant to be on the tour with. Really enjoyed her stories and her passion. My daughter really loved being on the tour as well. Our driver Mr. Nakayama was so professional and so pleasant. Both very hardworking and really appreciated their hospitality. Thank you again
10/16/2022 - 10/25/2022 / 2022-10-28
The overall tour experience is really good. I enjoyed it very much and will take 2nd tour when I get chance.
10/16/2022 - 10/30/2022 / 2022-11-6
I wanted to get a mix of both the major sites and the more out of the way, local areas and this itinerary delivered well on that. The overall itinerary and mix of attractions and activities was quite good. We felt we got a LOT our of our two weeks there. The areas in the second half of the tour (which is available as it's own one as the Samurai, Gardens, & Arts tour) would have been difficult or time consuming to reach and navigate as an individual tourist. The ryokan were visited during the second week were wonderful, with Kaiseki dinners that highlighted local fare and enjoyable onsen. Our guide, Miharu, was helpful throughout our tour, helping us know where to find items we were looking for and helping our group arrange travel and find dinner options on free nights, and funny.
10/7/2022 - 10/16/2022 / 2022-10-25
The tour was phenomenal, the guide was amazing, funny, and very knowledgeable and the way the driver was able to maneuver the tour bus around the narrow streets was amazing. The group of people on the tour got along so well. We have made lifelong friends. I will definitely be coming back, yearly if possible.
10/6/2022 - 10/13/2022 / 2022-10-19
Our tour guide Kim was kind, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. We appreciated all of the different places we explored and the activities we experienced. I would definitely recommend this tour agency to people visiting Japan for the first time. The tour makes us want to visit again in a heartbeat.
10/4/2022 - 10/9/2022 / 2022-10-19
Easy to get around with tour guide and informative with fun facts. They enriched our experience with their knowledge.
9/30/2022 - 10/10/2022 / 2022-10-25
It was truly amazing. This was my first time in Japan, and I would absolutely recommend anyone wanting to visit to go with AJT. The staff was patient accommodating every step of the way when planning the tour. We had 3 guides during our tour as we traveled through different cities, and all of them were great! They helped make the trip quite memorable. I would not hesitate to book a tour with AJT in the future.
9/30/2022 - 10/21/2022 / 2022-10-27
It was a great trip - educational, fun, great guides and drivers! Although we understand that the goal is to experience Japan as the Japanese do, we would have preferred fewer Japanese dinners, and NOT sleeping in an onsan on the floor. It was very hard for a 72 year old to get off the floor. Please provide a step stool on all buses and vans. Many older folks needs the extra lift. Also a few more instances where we could have had 2 or 3 nights in the same hotel
9/25/2022 - 10/4/2022 / 2022-10-16
Terrific guides in both Tokyo and Kyoto. They had flexibility to adjust the schedule in small ways and worked hard to find us good vegan food. They were really knowledgeable about history and current living, making our visit very interesting. We were really pleased with the various elements of the itinerary: museum, Zen temple food, nature, art shopping (which we asked for whilst after arriving in Japan), samurai experience, trip to Nara from Kyoto. It was great been shown around by our guides, not only for there knowledge but also we dind't have to worry about how to get around, especially in Tokyo.
9/24/2022 - 9/28/2022 / 2022-09-30
Ms Hiroko went above and beyond to ensure we had a pleasant and eventful holiday. She went out of her way to make sure we got to see everything we wanted to see.
9/18/2022 - 9/27/2022 / 2022-09-30
The tour was overall very good and I had a lot of fun especially visiting some of the more out of the way places that would be difficult to get to using only public transit.
9/18/2022 - 9/24/2022 / 2022-09-18
The selected tour stops (including hotels and dinning) were great with blending culture, nature, shopping, and fun. Our guide was excellent and made everything easy so we could relax and enjoy the sites.
9/9/2022 - 919/2022 / 2022-09-28
It’s a great tour showcasing some of the best sites in Japan, our tour guide Miharu Katsume was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, she speaks English very well and easy to understand.
9/4/2022 - 9/13/2022 / 2022-09-16
Everything was wonderful the tour guide she was awesome and great
9/3/2022 - 9/10/2022 / 2022-09-16
The whole family loved the trip. Wish my wife could have went, maybe next time. I really enjoyed the tour which was called Anime Flavor: Tokyo and Kyoto Autumn Tour with my grown children. We had the best tour guide and driver in my opinion. I highly recommened All Japan Tours to anyone wanting to visit Japan for the first time even a return trip. My chlidren really enjoyed the trip and tour as well, it was their first visit to Japan, they had a blast. We were able to see so much in the amount of time we had. We decided to arrive before the tour so we could visit Tokyo Disneyland which was not included in the tour. Once in Japan the company was able to make arrangements for us to visit Tokyo Disneyland. Once again thank you so much All Japan Tours for a wonderful vacation.
9/3/2022 - 9/10/2022 / 2022-09-16
We absolutely loved our first trip to Japan and we owe a lot of that to Miharu, our tour guide. She did everything she could to make sure that everyone was comfortable and having a great time. Not just a good time but a great time. We were able to leave everything in her, Mr. Nakayama, and AJT's hands and just enjoy our vacation. It was absolutely wonderful and my entire family had a very wonderful, memorable time. My only complaint is that there's not enough time to do everything we would have liked but there's just so much to do in Japan. We would have loved to had time to shop and explore but we had a very full itinerary and we got to see so much in a short amount of time. We loved our tour so much and we will be back to visit Japan again very soon.
9/3/2022 - 9/10/2022 / 2022-09-17
Very informed tour guides with pleasant demeanors.
9/3/2022 - 9/10/2022 / 2022-09-21
Best tour. Nice experience.
9/3/2022 - 9/13/2022 / 2022-09-21
Tour was well planned and executed. Hotels were good and enjoyed the activities such as sushi making, green tea brewing. Meals were varied and especially enjoyed the okonomyaki and shabu shabu. The anime part was perfect for my granddaughter and taught me some new things. The shopping was a bit too much, especially the stop at the komono factory, which was a complete waste of time. Our guide Miharu was excellent and shared so much about Japanese culture and family life. Would recomment this tour to others.
8/14/2022 - 8/22/2022 / 2022-09-3
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guides: Kim- san and Miharu-san were very professional, and communicated very effectively. Kim-san kicked off our tour like a pro! We felt like she knew exactly what she was talking about and became a familiar friend soon after! Miharu was funny, gracious, and is definitely the #1 Tour Guide we've experienced. The pace allowed us to see more than if we were to have come out by ourselves, and the local knowledge/access was appreciated. The shuttle bus was great, since not all locations were accessible by train. Exposure to the more rural and hidden areas was a boon to the experience. A big thank you goes out to our driver Michi-san, since he got us to-and-fro all around Japan safely. While I realize time was the biggest constraint, there were lost opportunities where we could have walked through nature (i.e. shrines, gardens & Mt. Fuji) for longer periods of time than a quick in-and-out. Having options for those who want to be more active versus sedentary would be appreciated.
9/8/2022 - 9/15/2022 / 2022-09-20
organizing a customized group tour with participants from all over the world during a pandemic, with all the restrictions, is not easy - but it all worked out perfectly in the end and it was a very enjoyable tour!
Ms. Nina Group
8/10/2022 - 8/24/2022 / 2022-08-10
Our tour guide, Miharu, was wonderful! She interacted well with our teenagers and gauged their interest and tiredness factors perfectly. We really enjoyed our Tokyo tour!
8/9/2022 - 8/18/2022 / 2022-8-24
8/8/2022 - 8/14/2022 / 2022-08-19
Everyone was helpful from the planning to the departure. Mrs Kim Kida was a great guide too
8/8/2022 - 8/18/2022 / 2022-08-25
We were a group of 4, my husband and I in our 70's, my daughter in her 40's and my grandson19. We went to Japan to learn about the history, culture, and food. Our guide, Kim, was absolutely marvelous. She talked to us about the history and culture in interesting talks, never too long, but complete. She was always open to our questions and did her best to fulfill all of our whims! I was so happy the tour included many typical meals beacuse otherwise we wouldn't have tried many of the things we were introduced to! We didn't like everything, but were happy to have a chance to try!
8/8/2022 - 8/14/2022 / 2022-08-29
The tour we took was perfect. More busy up front and later with more time to rest on the bus. Number of meals covered and free time were also nice. Tour was perfect and service was excellent. Kim Kida-san, our guide gave us just the right amount of commentary and guidance. She always seemed to be there when we needed help and let us roam around about the right amount of time. She always could rearrange the order of activities to optimize our experience. She anticipated our needs. The driver Kamata-san was excellent. I felt very safe and comfortable riding on his bus. He takes such good care of the bus as well.
8/3/2022 - 8/12/2022 / 2022-08-27
Our guides were kind and knowledgeable.
7/25/2022 - 7/31/2022 / 2022-09-3
Great tour and great tour guides, Lisa, Billy, and Micki.
7/24/2022-7/31/2022 / 2022-08-27
Everything about travelling with All Japan Tours was excellent! Our guides Kimi-san and Mariko-san were so accommodating, knowledgeable, and fun! They answered all our questions about locations, culture and everyday life, and educated us on the history and significance of what we were experiencing every day. We were in Tokyo for 8 days and they made sure we got the absolute most out of every day we were there! From showing us little out of the way shops, to taking us to Odaiba, they were so kind, professional, and wonderful to spend our time with. And we can't forget to mention our contact and tour organizer, Kiyoshi-san! Kiyoshi-san was so amazing in organizing our days, including things that we might enjoy and that we would never have thought of ourselves! Even when we were down to the wire for getting things ready, Kiyoshi-san was always making sure we had the experience we wanted. This trip was beyond amazing! I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever with going with All Japan Tours! They made our dream a reality and it was spectacular! When we go back, we want to be with these amazing people and company!
Miss Cassandra Alice Dawn Blenkin
7/9/2022 - 7/23/2022 / 2022-08-20
Mrs. Patti Koide
7/7/2022-7/17/2022 / 2022-07-26
Billy did an incredible job and we're so happy with the experience we had. Thank you to AJT for helping to make this trip happen. No doubt our trip was better because of your involvement.
Mrs. Alisa Violet Torres Holland
2/24/2020-3/2/2020 / March 6, 2020
The places selected are a must place to see . The transportation taxi worked out very fine and our guides fitted to our needs . Informative , efficient and excellent tour guides . The hotels are located where we would like it to be . Highly recommend your company and thank you for setting up this tour for us .
Corazon, Cesar & Raymond from California
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 3, 2019
Kim was a terrific tour leader! She was so pleasant ....always smiling and trying to accommodate us. Nagi our first driver in Kyushu was also excellent. He always greeted us and made eye contact. He also kept the bus so clean. Loved the variety of places we visited ...sake factory, crane park, ice cream making, flower fields, oldest temple, etc. The meals were delicious, but could have used a little more variety. Too many kaiseki meals in a row. Would have loved more street food, ramen, udon for instance.
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 4, 2019
Our guide Kim was nothing short of fantastic. She was one of the most pleasant and knowledgable people I have ever met. Please tell her how much we appreciate her.
Mr & Mrs Glaser
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 10, 2019
Excellent guide and top quality hotels, transportation and food.
5/5/2019-5/11/2019 / May 17, 2019
Everything went very smoothly. The guide Lynn was excellent. Everything was timely.
Anthony from California
4/11/2019-4/14/2019 / 2019-04-11
Thank you for a wonderful tour.
I appreciate each of the tour guides and their helpfulness.
Each of them was a pleasure to be with.
I had a great time, as did my daughter and her boyfriend.
Everything went off without any problems.
Getting around Japan was easy and enjoyable.
Walter from Texas
3/28/2019-4/17/2019 / April 23, 2019
I've been ruminating about our wonderful trip. Every
place we visited gave us memories never to be
The guides were wonderful to us and worked diligently on our behalf. We enjoyed them very much.
The accomodations were splendid and a couple were out of this world.
The sites, shows, gardens, temples, shrines, museums. galleries, markets, subways, trains, busses, and beautiful people were everything I had hoped our trip could be.
Thank you one last time for all of your help and expertise. I hope we can return to Japan someday, and will look forward to working with you again on that return trip.
Your the best!
Stephen & Carolyn from Georgia
1/13/2019 - 11/17/2019 / January 22, 2019
Second time with Alljapan. Excellent service. Very helpful. Absolutely flawless travel. Thank you.
Susan from New Jersey
10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018
The All Japan Tour for the Kaneda tour was a "Magical
Tour"! Your preparation and organization or this tour
was superb! The most impressive part of my trip was
the portrait of an amazing people and culture revealed
to us by Miharu who explained what we would see -
took us to see it - then cemented those observations
after the sightings. IT felt like a true Geisha explaining
what we seeing and giving us an understanding as to
why we were seeing this. For example the explanation
that sky scrapers near the Imperial Palace lacked
Windows on the top floor to peer into the emperor's
I felt I saw a side of Japan and Japanese culture that
98% of visitors to Japan never are privy to. I have a
huge respect for the way Japanese people conduct and
respect their life and other human life.
Thank you for this "Magical" tour!
P.S. 1. We did great at the Kawagoe festival and back to Tokyo. 2. I only got about 2200 pictures to remember this tour- Including 1 of Fujiyama.
Leonard & Betsy from California
10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018
We were all extremely satisfied with our itinerary,
meals, and hotels. I had been to Japan many times
and had seen most of the sights; but, found that every
day, I experienced something new and amazing. Our
guide, Miharu was extremely organized, informative,
and hysterical! She made the time between
destinations, which were sometimes more than 2
hours, go by so quickly. Our driver, Mr. Nakano was
excellent. He and Miharu coordinated transfers
perfectly. As an example, finding our way back from
the Kawagoe Festival to the hotel could have been very
exhausting and confusing. However, they thought of an
alternative plan and we found the coach waiting for us
as soon as we exited the train station. Amazing!
Many of us are tea lovers so we especially enjoyed our visit to the Uji tea farm. It was beautiful and we found the tea farmer's guided tour to be very informative. We all agreed that the lunch we had in Uji was our favorite. Our meal was presented in a bento box with drawers filled with incredibly beautiful delicacies.
I will highly recommend AJT to all our friends and will certainly consider having you assist us with future travels to Japan.
Adele from California
10/19/2018 - 10/27/2018 / November 19, 2018
My husband and I had an amazing time; it was the best
escorted tour we have ever taken. There was a lot of
attention to detail and we were very well taken care of.
We couldn’t have asked for a better guide and driver
than Miharu and Mr. Nakano. The hotels were
excellent, the meals were amazing and the tours were
well chosen. It was my fourth trip to Japan and my
husband’s first time and we are ready to go back.
Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful trip for us. We hope to be contacting you again in the near future for another memorable trip.
William & Carol from California
9/24/2018 - 9/30/2018 / October 10, 2018
Our tour guide Kim and driver Tahara was great. Kim was a wealth of information to all of the sites we visited and Tahara made it sure we get to our destinations safely. The tour was on a relaxed pace and given us enough time to experience the tour sites. The AJT tour was a great start to our first Japan vacation. Thank you very much for making our vacation a great experience.
Alexander & Danielle from California