4/15/2019-4/28/2019 / May 3, 2019
Our tour guide, Billy, made the trip so enjoyable. He has an excellent command of the English language and his knowledge of Japanese history and social norms are impressive!
Jerome & Jacqueline from Washington
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 23, 2019
The sights we saw were worthwhile.
Joan & Stephen from New York
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 27, 2019
Rosemarie & Andrew from New Jersey
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 29, 2019
Shabbir & Bilkis from Michigan
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / May 1, 2019
This tour is very comprehensive. We felt we had a true Japanese experience. It was great to stay in the true rokan and have an onsen available for our use. We were very happy that we were able to meet with the maikos and learn about them. Riding the bullet train, attending a kimono show and being immersed in the Japanese culture was a truly rewarding experience.
James & Jane from Texas
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / May 6, 2019
We had the best group tour that we have ever done over our many years of travelling. Each day was a highlight - we enjoyed the sights, the experiences, the food, the train rides and the culture. The standard of the coaches we had were excellent, all coach drivers were friendly and accommodating. Our accommodation throughout could not be faulted, including the ryokans. Our tour guide was the best, a BIG thank you to Hiroko for making our trip so enjoyable - truly a huge asset to the company. The other guests were considerate, prompt and lovely. We can highly recommend using All Japan Tours and are hoping to return in a few years time to explore further north in the Autumn.
Gary & Sharon from Australia
3/25/2019-4/7/2019 / April 19, 2019
Our guide Hiroko was wonderful. Full of energy. Attended our every needs. Very knowledgeable about Japan. The driver was the best! I am usually a very nervous rider when someone else drives. I had no issues with her at all. Wonderful.
Michael & Sopit from Thailand
11/11/2018 - 11/24/2018 / November 29, 2018
My husband & I would like to let you know that we have
just completed a marvellous AJT Autumn Leaves Tour.
We were recommended by Janesco Sydney to join
your tour (they organised this for us) and we have been
most impressed with the tour from “go to whoa”. Our
Japanese guide Kim Kida (Kim) was absolutely
marvellous & couldn’t have done more to help us. Even
at the end of the tour she managed to organise an
earlier plane flight for us from Fukuoka to Tokyo after
the tour finished & since she was also flying to Tokyo
on this earlier flight, she guided & stayed with us right
up to our hotel nearby Shinagawa Station Tokyo. We
can’t compliment her enough as she smoothed the
whole tour & gave us every information possible about
the areas, cities & day to day activities of the tour.
The tour was very comprehensive & took us to some beautiful places that were not on the itinerary of many other tours of Japan. We were also impressed with the standard of accommodation booked for us by AJT.
Thank you very much for our fantastic tour of Japan.
Barry & Robin from Australia
10/15/2018 - 10/28/2018 / November 13,2018
I rate this tour A++. There were many options for Japan tours when I made my choice, and I am sure none of the others could surpass or even equal the wonderful experience I had with AJT. From the contacts with the USA office (thanks, Hiroko Martin) to the arrangements in Japan, all was wholly professional and first-rate. I recommend this company unreservedly. I want particularly to commend Kim, our tour guide for the second week. We learned so much from her about her country and its people, its past and present, its culture and customs. She was always so cheerful and accommodating, and perfectly balanced thepersonal and professional in her commentaries. Bravo, Kim! I know I will be returning to Japan, very soon, I hope, and I would be simply delighted if I knew in advance how to sign up for one of her tours. She is the BEST!
John from Canada
4/16/2018 - 4/29/2018 / May 7th, 2018
This is a journey that might have been superb but ended up less than perfect even though our second week with Kim was much better, closer to what it should have been from the start. Our tour guide for the first week was awful, a disgrace to have a group of 16 people under the care of a such poor tour leader. That being said, I give credit to AJT for reacting promptly, adding a second guide from day 4 and later providing a very good guide, Kim, for a very enjoyable week 2. There were also a few minor issues that should easily have been avoided: Hassle-free baggage handling was anything but during week 1. The hotel substitution in Hiroshima was less than adequate. On 3 occasions, when dinner was on our own, the hotel selected was badly situated, with no dining options nearby. One listed traditional japanese dinner was replaced by a non-descript buffet. But overall, this was still a pleasant journey, nicely put together.
Philippe & Francoise from Texas
4/5/2018 - 4/18/2018 / May 1st, 2018
Tour guide Kim Kida was excellent in providing information, organizing the group through the train station, going out of her way to help with medical issues etc. Both bus drivers Kamata san and Nakayama san were excellent drivers through winding small roads, parking the buses in small, tight spaces and on winding mountain roads. Not an easy task!
Sharon, Pamella & Bonnie from California
11/13/2016 - 11/26/2016 / November 30th, 2016
FYI, this tour was great! My wife and I had a great time. Your tour covered so many areas and sights. The food is first class and the tour guide is wonderful. Billy provided us with all the cultural and historical information about all the places we visited. The bus driver was excellent. Once I build up enough vacation time to see the North part of Japan, I will be sure to book it through your company.
Wing & Lynn from California
3/21/2016 - 4/2/2016 / April 4th, 2016
We just completed the reverse cherry
blossom tour in Japan. Our tour guide
We are extremely happy both with the content of the tour and Billy’s performance.
We were introduced to Japan in a most pleasurable way, seeing a lot of historical and religious sites and the Japanese way of life/customs. For us it was an eye opener.
We were favoured by the weather and enjoyed the sights of the many cherry blossom trees.
Billy was very informative and has a very good command of English. He was methodical, punctual, courteous, and bent over backwards to please all of us. Nothing was too much for him. He also helped us in our personal concerns with outmost sensitivity and efficiency. A great guide to be valued.
Thank you again,
Michael & Annamarie from Australia
9/30/2015 - 10/13/2015 / October 30th, 2015
Thank you so much for setting up our tour for us. We all had a wonderful time on our trip to Japan. It was very nice to meet Hyroku-san on our last week in Japan. She was very delightful made our tour that much enjoyable. The tour was more then I expected and was wonderful to see all the many places we visited. I would recommend everyone who wants to see Japan to go on this tour from your tour group. It was also wonderful to be able to ride the bullet train. We are also talking about another trip to Japan to see the northern parts of Japan. So we will keep your company in mind when we decide to take another Japan trip. Again thank you for all that you did for us.
Sue from Idaho
3/30/2015 - 4/12/2015 / May 26th, 2015
We went on the “Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps- Cherry
Blossom Special Tour” and the Cherry Blossoms did not
disappoint one bit. They were spectacular in Ueno Park and
on the grounds of the Himeji Castle making the long queues
well worth it! Takayama was just breathtaking.
Every place we went to on the itinerary was great and interesting.
Most of the accommodation were pretty good with the Narita Excel Hotel rated the lowest.
Most of the meals provided were substantial and excellent with the exception of the Chinese lunch we had in Nagasaki……a Japanese ramen would have been heaps better.
We are very appreciative of our guide Don Lim who gave us useful tips throughout our tour and the miso factory where he took us for one of our lunches was just outstanding. Getting us to the monkey park at feeding time was also another of his small but rewarding touches. Much thanks Don.
We have no hesitation in booking another tour with AJT in the future as you guys are great with the itinerary and we’ve been recommending all our friends to you.
Thanks again for making our Japanese tour so interesting, enjoyable and memorable.
Richard & Charlotte from Australia
4/5/2015 - 4/18/2015 / May 18th, 2015
We would all recommend AJT to anyone interested in travel to Japan. Before booking, I researched tour agencies which provided tours of Japan and narrowed the search down to three. I chose AJT for our group of 13 because of the good reviews on the internet and the wonderful AJT itinerary, which was clearly more comprehensive than the other 2 agencies with more upscale accomodations. One of our travelers' sons had been to Japan and looked over AJT itinerary. His comments to his Mom were: "Mom, don't miss this fabulous trip." We would all rate AJT as a 5* company.
Ms Loch & friends
4/5/2015 - 4/18/2015 / April 20th, 2015
We have just returned from our FABULOUS
trip to Japan. All went very well and
you assigned us EXCELLENT guides, who
saw to our every need. Japan is the
beautiful garden island, we had always
dreamed of touring. The hotels were
upscale and very nice, especially the
one in Tokyo. There was so much
variety of experience that we felt we
had a most comprehesive tour of the
central part of Japan. Thank you from
all of us for the outstanding All Japan
A special thank you for the experience of dressing in Japanese kimonos. All enjoyed this special privilege. My surprise was that the outfit was so comfortable. We felt transferred to an older time. All Japan Tours went out of the way to make our trip memorable, as none of us will ever forget the privilege of this tour. Thank you to you and your staff for creating this special time in our lives.
Helen from Texes
9/30/2014 - 10/13/2014 / October 17th, 2014
My husband and I have just completed the Japan in Depth (Reverse) Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2014. The whole experience was wonderful, Kim Kida (tour guide) was informative, well organised and very friendly and Miwa (bus driver) did an excellent job and was always happy. Everything from accommodations, meals and sightseeing spots met our expectations. We would like to thank all those involved in the organisation of this tour and will highly recommend your tours to our family and friends. Fantastic!!
Tom and Suzzette from Australia
9/25/2014 - 10/7/2014 / October 7th, 2014
The trip was exciting and educational as well and the tour guide]kim kida| was trying her best to be as informative as possible and was trying her best to keep everyone happy The drivers }miwa and yoon| were also fantastic I had a wonderful trip and I have certainly learnt a lot more about Japan I am still at Kansai airport but I thought I should drop this note
Alka from New Jersey
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
3/24/2014 - 4/5/2014 / April 8th, 2014
Thank you for arranging the fruit plate we received. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We just finished our great tour. We had a wonderful time, the food was fabulous, accommodations great with the one exception, and we enjoyed Yuka Sia as our guide. Thank you for giving us such a memorable experience in Japan. And we did see the Sakura, in full bloom everywhere we went.
David & Iris from Hawaii
6/24/2013 - 7/6/2013 / July 24th, 2013
I just want to thank you for a
wonderful adventure to Japan. My trip
with your travel guide and driver were
more than I expected, they were great.
Your guide gave us much more than we
thought we would see or do in Japan and
your driver was so helpful. every time it
rained he was there for us with umbrellas
and walked out to even give them out to
the whole group, if we were trapped in a
store close by, and always helped us with
our luggage. On the whole I would
recommend your travel agency to anyone who
would like to see more of Japan than they
ever thought possible in two weeks. Thank
You so much from Me and My son .
Your guide that I would like to say was more than great is Kim Kida and the Drivers name was Yoon. Please thank them for me they were great.
Jon and Ian from Washington
3/25/2013 - 4/07/2013 / April 13th, 2013
Just returned from our fantastic tour of Japan in depth (reverse)-cherry blossom special tour mar25th-april 7th. We were very lucky to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom and a clear view of Mt. Fuji, two things we really wanted to see. Your travel package was very complete and we were able to see everything we hoped to see. Thanks to our tour guide Mr. Ito we saw everything mentioned in the package. He made sure we had enough time to see everything and answered all questions. His concerns were not only for the tour but made sure individual needs were taken care of too, which believe me was not an easy task. We were also very fortunate to have a very good bus driver Mr. Uyetake. I would like to thank Mr. Ito and Mr. Uyetake through you, so if you could pass on our thanks to them we would appreciate it.
Mr & Mrs Otani from California