1/3/2019 - 1/13/2019 / January 1, 2019
We absolutely loved this tour, being immersed in the culture, sights and experiences of Japan was wonderful. We can’t thanks our guide Suzuki enough for his genuine care and interest in making sure we got the most out of our tour and sharing his extensive knowledge and experience of his home country with us. It made for a trip of a lifetime. Our driver was also so courteous and caring and made sure he did everything he could to make our tour as safe and comfortable as possible.
Heather, Lucia & Michael from Australia
11/26/2018 - 12/2/2018 / 2018-11-26
We loved everything about this tour . The accomadations and meals were excellent. The guide “Billy San “ and driver Tahara San were professional, helpful , and very friendly . I would request to be on another tour with them .
Ken & Ebony from California
11/23/2018 - 12/2/2018 / December 6, 2018
We had the most amazing trip to Japan thanks to All Japan Tours. We did the Reverse Autumn Tour and the fall colors did not disappoint. Both of our guides, Suzuki san and Billy san were great. They were both very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Both made sure everyone on the tour was accommodated appropriately. For example, once Billy san knew I would need a fork rather than chopsticks he made sure one was provided at every meal without any prompting. Billy san also did a great job of coordinating our visits to the attractions in the best order to ensure we would have ample time to explore. The meals provided via the tour were absolutely amazing. Hotels were great too. I would highly recommend All Japan Tours to anyone. My husband and I are already thinking about planning another tour.
Randi & Kelly from Washington
11/18/2018 - 12/1/2018 / December 5, 2018
A great tour. How did you manage to arrange it that all of the trees would change color to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows when we were there?
Joseph & Marie-Louise from California
11/7/2018 - 11/17/2018 / January 8, 2019
Very professionally done!
Brigitte & Stephan from Swiss
11/11/2018 - 11/18/2018 / November 24, 2018
Kim was very helpful and informative!!!!
Nathalie & Danny from San Francisco
11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 28, 2018
Great accommodations, great tour guide, many, many things to see.
Philip & Janet from Illinois
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
11/11/2018 - 11/18/2018 / November 28, 2018
I enjoyed this visit to Japan and seeing it in the fall. The tour was very well organized and interesting. As a result I will likely visit again to see other part of this unique country and culture. Our tour guide Kim Kida was fantastic. She was very professional and knowledgeable, making the tour a positive experience. Kim went beyond the call of duty when I needed medical attention. After the end of the second day of the tour in Tokyo she helped me get a doctor's appointment and went with me and interpreted for me. I really appreciated her help. It made the rest of the tour an enjoyable experience.
Anna from Virginia
11/5/2018 - 11/11/2018 / November 14, 2018
Our guide was very attentive to the needs and safety of everyone on the tour. He has the highest marks from me.
Callianne & Brandon from Texas
11/5/2018 - 11/11/2018 / November 16, 2018
This tour from Osaka to Tokyo gave me a great overview of Japan's tradition, natural beauty and just made me want to experience it in more depth.
Roebyne from Australia
10/27/2018 - 11/3/2018 / November 6, 2018
Tour guide and driverKim Hida and Jiro Fukui San did a fantastic job . We all had a great time and was provide a background for every site. Jiro was always there to pick us up and take us to the next site. Especially Kim’s knowledge of the area as well as each site was remarkably. The team made the tour entertaining and educational. We would like to have Kim and Jiro on any tour we take in the future.
Carl & Rieko from Texas
10/27/2018 - 11/3/2018 / November 6, 2018
Kim was wonderful! She was very informative and a wonderful guide. Jiro was our driver and also did an excellent job. We will defiantly recommend AJT to others.
Melissa from California
10/27/2018 - 11/6/2018 / November 7, 2018
The fall leaves tour was fantastic! Our guide, (Kim Kida) was so knowledgeable about the history of each place we visited. She was so pleasant and patient during our time with her. We had plenty of time to wonder around on our own at each place too. Our driver (Jiro Fukui) was tremendous too. He was so kind and caring. We would definitely request them both in our future trips to Japan.
Nicholas & Akane from Virginia
10/27/2018 - 11/6/2018 / November 16, 2018
Just when I thought I couldn’t be more surprised and pleased,we experienced another wonderful discovery!
John & Saralynn from New York
10/27/2018 - 11/3/2018 / November 17, 2018
Kim the guide and Jiro the bus driver were amazing. They really made the tour so spectacular. The food was incredible - my favorite was the grilled beef for lunch.
Emily from Ohio
10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 24, 2018
As I was sharing with others about our tour, I became aware our hotel accommodations were very close to the subways and places to shop, eat, etc. I’m glad Kiyoshi planned it this way! While we had a longer bus ride from Tokyo to Kyoto, I’m glad it was fashioned this way, as we had lots of luggage in our group and would have. had a difficult time maneuvering around in the stations. During our long rides, we were entertained and given information about the places we were to visit. Glad we were able to have Eileen as our tour guide the remainder of you trip! Tour is tight with not too much time in some of places we visited, however, I think you tried to acommodate what we wanted to see in the days we had planned. We therefore understand why our schedule was tight. Otherwise we were very happy with everything in our tour!
Woon and Yee family
10/26/2018 - 11/8/2018 / November 29, 2018
Tour Guide was very knowledgeable about tour site, optional eating suggestions, and shopping locations. Our Tour bus driver was excellent.
Edward & family from California
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
10/17/2018 - 10/28/2018 / October 31, 2018
Saw and did everything we wanted to. The tour guides were friendly and made the experience better. Shout-out to the awesome drivers as well!
Daniel & Jenna from Arizona
10/15/2018 - 10/23/2018 / November 5, 2018
Perfect organization. A fantastic trip, always relaxed.
Corti from Italy
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
10/14/2018 - 10/20/2018 / October 25, 2018
Our tour guide Kim was absolutely amazing! She really knew the history of everything and was so much fun
Jill & Joseph from Hawaii
10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018 / October 26, 2018
We were very lucky with the weather all 10 days and our guide, Kim was very nice and have a good knowledge of Japan history. She was very caring person and dependable. We were all blessed with this wonderful trip. The traditional Japanese foods were excellent and enjoyed it very much. I would recommend everyone in the world to visit Japanese traditional beauty places. I like to thank your company for a good plan of the trip and thanks for providing us a good guide.
Masayo from Nevada
10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018 / October 26, 2018
Luckily it was a small group (20) and it made getting to know each other very easy. Of course it being a friendly group was a plus. Our guide, Kim was wonderful and very helpful in all matters. There were times I wish she had a voice enhancement device as it was times hard to hear her in crowded venues. I also wish she had been able to hold up on talking about what we were seeing until all were able to reach her whenever she stopped. The food was very good as were the hotels.
Samuel from New Jersey
10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018 / October 27, 2018
Kim was excellent. Our first bus driver was excellent. Our second bus driver - for the last 3 days - was not very good. He did not use a GPS and he seemed unfamiliar with the drive. The food was great and all the sightseeing was fun and cultural. Nice selection of hotels. Everything was very good except the second bus driver.
Virginia from Arizona
10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018 / October 27, 2018
The tour was well organised and ran according to the itenary. Kim the tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions raised by the group. She was kind , considerate, and very helpful She was always smiling and obliging. We were very happy to have her as our tour guide as she took extra effort to see to our well being.
Muttyah & Santhadevi from UK
10/14/2018 - 10/23/2018 / November 19, 2018
This tour allowed us to see so many different places in Japan in a relatively short period of time. There was a good balance between time in the bus on the road and time out of the bus. Naturally, we made stops at places we would have loved to have spent more time at but now these are places we can go back to again. All of the historical stops, hotels, restaurants and shopping were super. And our tour guide Kim Kido was the best. She was so informative and she was great about sharing information about the people and real life in Japan. You are very lucky to have her.
Wedemeyer & Deborah from Texas
10/13/2018 - 10/21/2018 / October 23, 2018
We are very grateful to have Mr. Suzuki-san as our tour guide , he's a total star ... so nice and helpful, we also want to send our appreciation for Mr. Hirakawa-san who had taken us along our trip safely. The itinerary was excellent despite of our limited time, it would be nice if we add 2 or 3 more days so we can have more time to enjoy the onsen, view, shopping and foods. However, we are very satisfied with all the itinerary, accomodation, transportation and service.
Nancy from Indonesia
10/5/2018 - 10/13/2018 / October 24, 2018
This was an outstanding tour. We saw ancient sites, important cultural sites, World Heritage site, rural scenes of rice and persimmon harvests, modern cities and small villages and wonderful onsens. The oceans and their many islands, mountains tops and valleys, sand dunes and so many tunnels and bridges. Outstanding art, both Japanese and world class contemporary pieces, museums and their grounds and sites. Tadao Ando’s sites so impressed and inspired us with his vision. Chats with local people who were curious to know where we came from and who were so kind and helpful, and conversations with other tourists from Japan and other global regions. We ate foods from local fields and waters beautifully prepared and presented, bought fruits from local farmers’ markets and from Lawson’s, tried local favorites like okonomiyaki which was like a Mexican tostadas. Too many memories we have that we have no time and space to share right now. Exceptional guide and driver to take us where we always thought was even better than the day before.
Dorothy & Mikio from California
10/5/2018 - 10/20/2018 / November 19, 2018
We loved the knife factory. We appreciate Kiyoshi's help in whatever I enquired about. Kiyoshi was very flexible in changing our itinerary when circumstances changed. We would highly recommend Kiyoshi and AJT to any of our friends.
The Burns Family from Canada
10/1/2018 - 10/7/2018 / October 10, 2018
The tour was very well organized and we visited the most important and interesting places. Our guide, Suzuki.san was excellent, very efficient, helpful, telling us interesting stories. Thank you for a fantastic tour! Joanna
Ms. Joanna from Spain
9/24/2018 - 9/30/2018 / October 2, 2018
The tour was awesome! Kim was such an amazing guide and we saw amazing things. She is a wealth of information, is courteous, knowledgeable and professional. A great tour!
Raena & Richard from North Carolina
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
9/23/2018 - 10/3/2018 / October 5, 2018
It was a pleasure working with Kiyoshi on our private tour. In Hokkaido, Megumi really helped to make our trip special, even arranging a birthday sushi cake for lunch. Our English speaking driver, Shu was great. Professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, very accommodating. We were able to do, see and eat what we wanted in at a relaxed pace.
Wong & Kimura Family from Hawaii
9/21/2018 - 9/30/2018 / October 14, 2018
My group of 5 returned from our trip in Japan doing the Best of Japan (reverse) tour on September 21st to the 28th. All Japan Tours not only made vacation in Japan amazing, they have amazing customer service and communication. The tour guides, Kim and Billy, were helpful and knowledgeable about both things on and off the tour. We always had an answer from them about any questions we had. They even helped us with some things off the tour as we stayed an extra 4 days after it ended. My husband and I are already planning to go back to Japan and will 100% be using AJT again. Dont let the price sway you. For what we paid, it was worth it. The hotels were always top notch and the events for each day had us in awe and kept our excitement going. Our driver Tahara was also courteous and amazing.
Deeja & family from Ohio
9/16/2018 - 9/25/2018 / September 28, 2018
Happy that a lot of sites were included. The temples, the bullet train ride, the onsen spa bath, Mt Fuji etc. We felt as if we had seen all the important parts of Japan.
Noel & Jacqueline from New York
9/16/2018 - 9/22/2018 / October 1, 2018
Thank you !! we had an amazing experience! This is an excellent tour for people that are visiting for the first time. And if you don't speak any Japanese this is just perfect.
Karla & Lilia from Canada
9/2/2018 - 9/11/2018 / October 1, 2018
Billy is an amazing tour guide! He explained the culture, was able to assist in everything we asked, helped my proposed to my now fiancé. Would definitely recommend him as a tour guide!
Robert & Larkyna from Massachusetts
7/30/2018 - 8/10/2018 / August 18, 2018
Lynn was a wonderful guide and made the tour very well planned and organized. There were a balanced and good variety of experiences. Lots of wonderful memories. We particularly enjoyed seeing Shikisai Hill, visiting the glass shops in Otaru ( I purchased two beautiful glasses), visiting the Historic Village, and seeing the Ainu exhibition. I wish that some of the Ainu objects had been available for sale. They were beautiful. We really enjoyed making our own donburi and eating at the Furukawa Fish Market. It was one of our most fun memories. One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Nebuta Warasse and then later that evening seeing the Nebuta Matsuri. That festival and the Kanto Festival the next evening were the most unique and enjoyable experiences of our tour. The visit to the Akita City Folk Traditions Hall and seeing the Kanto demonstrations was fun and very helpful to understand the actual festival activities. The Kakunodate samurai district and Aoyagi House were interesting and so was the visit to Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi. In addition to seeing the festivals my favorite parts of this tour were taking the nature walks. I would have been happy to take a nature walk every day. They were so beautiful. We missed Nikko because of a hurricane but instead we had a wonderful trip to the Tokyo-Edo Museum and a terrific lunch at a sumo restaurant which was an unexpected benefit. All in all, this was a wonderful tour and our friends are joining AJT for a tour to Hokkaido next year to visit the flower festivals. Thank you for a great trip.
Robert & Denise from California
7/27/2018 - 8/5/2018 / August 15, 2018
EXCELLENT TOUR!!!!!! My guide, Ms. Katsume Miharu was an excellent guide. To be honest I think she is the one that made this tour so exceptional. Miharu was knowledgeable, professional and very funny. She has given me an excellent insight of the rich history, culture and the customs of the Japanese people. She was very professional and handled a very difficult customer with such ease and grace. She is one top notch tour guide. I plan to go back to Japan with my husband and I am definitely going to request for Miharu.
Ms. Hannah & Ms. Nellie from New Jersey
7/21/2018 - 7/28/2018 / August 10, 2018
Suzuki and Eileen were awesome. They are the best tour guides. It was our first visit to Japan and we would like to come back again because of our experience. Many thanks to Suzuki and Eileen.
Ms. Brenda Rey, Mr. Alexander Rey & Mr. Stephen Rey
7/2/2018 - 7/8/2018 / July 19th, 2018
excellent tour with a great tour guide.....
Ashok, Chhaya, Anushka from New Zealand
6/17/2018 - 6/24/2018 / 2018-07-11
Kim was an excellent tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and was always ready to assist us and make sure that we had a wonderful experience. She was great at managing us as well as the other tourists on our trip. Our driver, Hirakawa-san is hands down the best driver I have ever had. He was extremely polite and always greeted us and prepared the tour bus accordingly whenever we entered and exited. I loved the onsen experience and the culture I was able to engage in. Japan is a very beautiful country and surrounded by such breathtaking scenery. The food and tour service was top notch! I'm glad I picked All Japan Tours for my first visit to Japan. Thank you so much AJT, I had a wonderful vacation!
The Lach Family from Texas
6/3/2018 - 6/9/2018 / June 18, 2018
I wanted to let you know that we all had a
WONDERFUL time in Japan. Your tour was
FANTASTIC! The transportation and driver, the tour
guide (Billy), the accommodations and the tour agenda
were ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC!!!!!! Put me down as
one of All Japan Tours biggest supporters. I cannot wait
to go back again.
Again, All Japan Tours exceeded ALL of our expectations and made this a trip of a lifetime for myself, my sons and my grandsons! Thank you so much and PLEASE feel free to use me as a reference for how great your tours actually are.
Ranney & Joseph from Texas
5/20/2018 - 5/26/2018 / May 29th, 2018
I have always dreamed of going to Japan and All Japan Tours has helped me make this dream possible. They made my first experience of traveling to Japan a wonderful time that I will cherish forever. The Golden Route of Japan Tour gave us the opportunity to visit many important landmarks between the areas of Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Our tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable of all the sites we had visited. She kept us informed on the historical significance of each site as we traveled towards a destination. She also kept tour organized and well paced through out each day. The hotel rooms and meals that were provided were all excellent. All Japan Tours is very accommodating and quick to reply with any questions or concerns when planning for a tour. I would absolutely travel with All Japan Tours again and look forward to another great experience with them. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in going to Japan.
Mae & Robert from New Jersey
5/4/2018 - 5/18/2018 / May 25th, 2018
My wife and I just returned from our second trip with AJT. This was Hokkaido and Northern Japan. We had a wonderful trip and thinking about returning to Japan to explore Southern Japan. Our tour guide was Billy Hayashi who was exceptional. We had him for our first trip to Japan and we’re extremely happy to have him as our tour guide again.
Tetsuo & Terry from California
4/28/2018 - 5/6/2018 / May 28th, 2018
Very pleasant and enjoyable tour. Everything is so well managed. Our tour guide Ms. Kim is a truly knowledgable, friendly and excellent one. Before the tour started, we were nicely welcomed by the pick up from Narita airport. Our sincere gratitute goes Ms. Kisako Rhine for all the impressive arrangements she kindly made, and for her prompt and thoughtful responses on emails. Our big THANK YOU to Ms. Rhine.
Susanlita & Gino from Indonesia
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
4/13/2018 - 4/23/2018 / April 26th, 2018
My niece and I really enjoyed our tour guide, Billy.
Shonna & Rebecca from California
4/13/2018 - 4/22/2018 / May 17th, 2018
The tour covered a large area of Japan and flowed smoothly. The two cooking lessons (okonomiyake and sushi) were fun and highly enjoyable. Our guide Billy- san was amazing, taking time to answer individual questions in a large group, very knowledgeable and friendly. He would tell us stories on the bus to while away the traveling time, but he also knew when we needed quiet time. Japan is a wonderful country with so much to do - this tour was an excellent introduction to its culture.
Jonathan & Juliana from California
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
4/2/2018 - 4/8/2018 / April 9th, 2018
good driver, excellent tour guide, Miharu.
John & Judith from Arizona
4/2/2018 - 4/11/2018 / April 27th, 2018
Judith & Deron from Maryland
4/2/2018 - 4/8/2018 / May 3rd, 2018
This is an excellent tour! Our tour guide is so knowledgeable, knows the culture very well from the past to the present, shes very nice and caring and most of all she is very funny makes our trip so enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour.
The Cariaga Family from Guam
4/1/2018 - 4/7/2018 / April 9th, 2018
At least one day -- a few hours Time for shopping in good shopping areas or streets
Narahari & Roopa from Brunei
3/26/2018 - 4/4/2018 / April 9th, 2018
Our guide was fantastic (Kim Kida) and her history and story telling skills were wonderful. The tour was not just a visit to temples /shrines and gardens, but a cultural enlightment. Being a vegetarian, I was very appreciative of the care that Kim took to make sure I got great food. Good, safe drivers - Uetake and Takahashi.
Ms. Patricia Lee Propst from Colorado
3/26/2018 - 4/8/2018 / April 16th, 2018
Overall, we would rate the tour very highly. We were very pleased with the detailed itinerary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Of course, there are certain aspects of the tour that we thought could have been tweaked but we will give that feedback in the appropriate sections. The various aspects of the tour from the fortunate viewing of the cherry blossoms which came early, to the wonderful weather except for the last two days and to the cultural experiences just came together so well to make the tour just so magical for us. We would like to commend the tour planners for this. We would also like to commend the guide and the driver. Especially Shika san the driver who was always helpful, always on time and so reliable, considerate and cheerful. The tour guide Mark who actually went beyond the call of duty to assist a very needy participant that we thought was way beyond the scope of his job.
Renuka & Sri Dushyanta from Australia
3/25/2018 - 4/1/2018 / April 3th, 2018
Overall I had an amazing time and our tour guide was the best, if anything the only issue i had was the last minute change of itinerary do to one location being closed.
Mr. Omar Lezama from Los Angeles
3/35/2018 - 4/1/2018 / April 17th, 2018
excellent itinerary and local guide (Lyn). Hotels accommodation and food excellent.
Philp & Vivian from Australia
3/19/2018 - 3/25/2018 / April 3th, 2018
Our guide Billy was great, very knowledgeable, proficient in English. Very caring. All hotels accommodations were very good & comfortable.Coach was very comfortable. Food selection and choices of Restaurants were great. Selection of places visited was also also very good . Bullet train ride experience was very memorable.
Mr & Mrs Narang from Illinois
2/4/2018 - 2/12/2018 / February 22nd, 2018
Kim Kida , our guide, was very helpful throughout our trip. She was considerate to the entire group's needs, making the effort that everyone was comfortable. The trip was wonderful although we would have appreciated it more if they could have planned it to include the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival. We arrive in Otaru a couple of days too early hence we missed it. Otherwise, we were very pleased.
Dr. Jacob Cheng Yen Chuan & Ms. Elizabeth Whey Poh Yee
10/21/2017-11/3/2017 / November 7th, 2017
Just returned from the amazing trip of Japan.
The trip was great, without any glitches.
Tour guide was Mr Ito was very good and driver Yamado was good.
Most hotels were good.
Kyoto hotel had A C issues.
Most important Japan was amazingly beautiful. People were nice, places were memorable. In spite of two Typhoons, weather was fine for most parts.
Thank you for arranging this trip.
Jay from Florida
10/6/2017-10/13/2017 / November 3rd, 2017
KIm was a great guide, and the driver was also very kind and efficient. there was a good balance of the time spent traveling and the time spent visiting. Kim was interesting to listen to, and very good at managing people in the tourist areas
Mr. Cedric Jean Rafael Blum & Mrs. Alexia Odile Claire Turgi
9/22/2017-10/7/2017 / October 6th, 2017
Thank you. We’d like you to know that we’ve enjoyed
this tour as much as
Any tour we’ve ever taken. It has been sixty years since
we lived in Japan
(Sasebo in the US Navy) and I am astonished with the
economic progress Japan
has made since then without disruption of its character or
basic culture. Our
Tour guide, Lin Morimoto and our driver, Jiro-san were
outstanding and most helpful.
We were pleased with the itinerary , the sights, the hotels
and ryokans, and the meals along the way..
(However, it would have been nice to have just a few
western style dinners instead of
So many Japanese banquets).
In the future, if any of your clients ask you for a reference, please feel free to have them call or correspond with us. We will be happy to give you our enthusiastic endorsement.
Joseph & Joyce from California
9/17/2017-10/1/2017 / September 28th, 2017
Only two things would have made the tour better: 1. A listening device that would allow the guides comments to be heard without having to be right beside her and 2. A larger bus with more luggage storage space. Kida Kim did a wonderful job and has the right personality to make everyone feel comfortable and important.
Mrs. Davey & Mr. Jerry Duane Pollit
9/17/2017 - 10/1/2017 / October 9th, 2017
Mr. Gary Leroy Weaver & Mrs. Reiko Kageyama-Weaver
7/2/2017 - 7/8/2017 / August 14th, 2017
My husband, Daniel Levine and myself
(Cherilyn Brunetti) just returned from our tour
which started in Osaka on July 3 and ended in
Tokyo on July 8. It was our first trip to Japan
and we had a wonderful experience.
I credit our tour guide, Billy, for leading an excellent excursion. He was knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting historical and cultural information. He was very considerate about our dietary and bathroom needs, always making sure each and every one of us on the trip was well cared for. His English was excellent. He also had a great sense of humor. He kept us on time and made sure we saw every single event and attraction listed in the tour description. It was an action-packed week, and we did a lot of walking, which was great.
We will always remember our special trip, thanks in large part to Billy. I will definitely recommend All Japan Tours to any friends or family considering a trip to Japan in the future.
Thanks for your excellent service.
Daniel & Cherilyn from California
7/2/2017 - 7/8/2017 / July 24th, 2017
This is Marietta antoni, we enjoyed the Japan
tour, and the hotels are very good.the sight
seeing and u r tour leader is very good and
courteous. Thanks. We will book in future for
My husband will be booking for Japan next year and he will be with you.
Thanks a lot for your good work, and very much appreciated.
Antoni and Shaun
Antoni and Shaun from Australia
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
11/13/2016 - 11/20/2016 / December 5th, 2016
We arrived back from our Japan visit a week ago and this is my first opportunity to write. Just wanted to say thank you we enjoyed the tour very much, there are many beautiful sights to see in Japan. What made the tour extra special for us was the tour leader “Billy” he treated everyone at a personal level and his commentary was most enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble for him to help people on the tour. I think AJT should be proud to have him as an employee. Please pass on our best wishes to him from Australia.
Bill and Jan Hargitay from Australia
11/13/2016 - 11/20/2016 / December 1st, 2016
My husband and I had a great time in Japan. We really enjoyed our guide Billy. He was very nice, super informative and very knowledgeable about anything we asked about life in Japan. The timing for the Fall Colors was perfect. The colors of the maples, gingkos, persimmons, apples, moss, ferns…were marvelous eye candy. We enjoyed the group of people that were on our tour. Our coach driver was beyond amazing. He drove the bus expertly through all of the tight tunnels, crowded parking lots and other obstacles. We were even so lucky as to see Mt. Fuji. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing Japan.
Tanda & Michael 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
10/16/2016 - 10/25/2016 / November 28th, 2016
We took a lot of time researching tours in Japan and kept going back to what we found from All Japan Tours - there just wasn't anything that allowed us to see so much in just over a week and for the price that they offered. The Best of Japan Autumn Tour was absolutely fantastic! From being picked up at the airport by our guide to the accommodations, to the attractions, to the food, this trip could not have been better. We consider ourselves VERY lucky to have had Billy-san as our guide! Billy-san cares about his guests, he herds cats like no one else could, he's funny, and he's incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Billy-san was very sensitive to dietary restrictions and allergies and that was very much appreciated! Having a guide like Billy-san definitely made the experience even better than it could have been. While driving between cities, Billy-san passed the time by telling us about the Japanese culture, the Japanese people and the history of the next attraction. That made time go by very quickly and filled in pieces we would not have received had we tried to tour Japan on our own. Billy-san gave us excellent advice as to what to do and where to go at the end of the tour when we were on our way to Tokyo for a few days. The communication with All Japan Tours was fantastic, from start to finish. They were very responsive and guided us toward where to stay on our last night of the tour so that we were just minutes from the train station. They also guided us as to the best mode of transportation to get us to the airport from Shinjuku, even though we were no longer going to be on their tour. We could not be happier with the experience we had with All Japan Tours and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great tour through Japan.
Paul and Barb Schiola from Denver, Colorado USA
10/16/2016 - 10/22/2016 / October 31st, 2016
My husband and I returned a week ago from
Japan. We were part of the Golden Route
Japan Tour, October 16-22. We want to
express our appreciation and gratitude to our
tour guide Billy and our driver, Mr. Uetake.
May I ask that you assist me in delivering this
email to the correct person at All Japan Tours.
I want to shine a light on these two gentlemen
for all they do for us tourists. They deserve so
We have traveled quite a bit over the years and never have we encountered such a fine tour guide. Billy was so informative and well prepared. I actually took notes on the bus while he was speaking. He had numerous stories and knows a great deal about the history of Japan which he kindly shared with us. In addition, Billy anticipated all our needs and was always thinking ahead to make sure our visit would be pleasant. He took very good care of all of us on the tour and everyone was so pleased with him. On a number of occasions he went out of his way to help some of us on the tour. How wonderful for your company to have Billy as one of your representatives.
Mr. Uetake is a very pleasant, courteous gentleman and a very good professional driver. Often he impressed us as he smoothly handled the large bus. His driving skills were certainly on display throughout the week. With Mr. Uetake driving, we were in good hands.
My husband and I will definitely recommend All Japan Tours in the future.
Mary and Reed from Virginia
7/2/2016 - 7/10/2016 / July 21st, 2016
What a wonderful trip we had in your
beautiful Hokkaido! The Charms of Northern
Japan Tour was fabulous, the Hokkaido
scenery, the delicious food, the hot onsen,
we all enjoyed our time in Hokkaido. We
were greeted by our tour guide, Ms. Kim
Kida, who was professional, spoke perfect
English, friendly and always took great care
of us. We couldn't have had a safe travels
without our driver Mr. Kamada, he was
The Shinkansen ride from Kyoto to Nagoya was short but memorable, the Sumo competition was a great experience, we totally enjoyed our day there. We had great seats on the West Side Upper Level but it was right in the middle and we were able to see the match straight on.
The Naoshima Group had a wonderful time there, the lunch was delicous and the presentation a piece of art. They were able to maneuver the train schedule with ease, thanks to all your efforts.
We really appreciated everything you two have done for us to make this Hokkaido trip so memorable. Thank you so much, .
Haruko (on behalf of our Bolos Group)
Haruko from California
6/19/2016 - 6/26/2016 / July 6th, 2016
Dear Team of All Japan Tours,
I just want to Thank you all for your wonderful assistance and allowing us to join your Tour of Japan. We had the most wonderful time and loved every minute of it. We saw such wonderful sights and enjoyed everything.
Our tour guide Kim and driver were the best! Thank you, thank you.
Teresa & Flavio from Australia
5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016 / June 6th, 2016
Thanks to everyone at All Japan Tours for a wonderful trip to Japan. The Golden Triangle tour was great and our guide, Lin, was wonderful (and funny). Both the private guides that you arranged for me in Tokyo and Kyoto were friendly, knowledgeable, and endlessly helpful; I know that I had a much better experience and was able to see and understand more because of them. Mariko Kawasaki, my guide in Tokyo, showed me how to use the subway and that instruction gave me confidence and independence for my solo days. Combined with your instructions on which trains to take between Osaka/Kansei Airport and Kyoto the information gave me a lower stress trip. Ikuko, my guide in Kyoto, took me to some small shrines (with beautiful painted screens and gardens) that I had never seen mentioned in my travel brochures and would never have found on my own. Thanks again. I hope to join another All Japan Tours expedition in the future.
Lauretta from Florida
5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016 / June 3th, 2016
We just returned from the Golden Triangle trip. We were very pleased with the entire trip. Lynn, our guide, was wonderful. She was warm and friendly, knowledgeable about what we were visiting and sensitive to the needs of our group. Our bus driver was skilled in driving us through narrow streets and tunnels. Accommodations were excellent, the itinerary was filled with a good variety for our first visit to Japan. Also we were able to experience foods from the different regions. We would definitely recommend All Japan Tours to anyone wanting to visit that beautiful country.
Joyce and Walt from Nebraska
4/4/2016 - 4/10/2016 / May 24th, 2016
We did the "Golden Route" tour, Monday, April 4 through Monday, April 10. My compliments to you and your staff for making this trip such a memorable experience. We enjoyed every aspect of the journey. Will you please pass on our regards and best wishes to your tour guide and driver.
George & Mary from Canada
3/27/2016 - 4/2/2016 / May 17th, 2016
The reason that I am writing you is to let you know that our tour at the end of March was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing this and answering our questions. Billy, our tour guide was wonderful. If I ever go to Japan again, I will definitely request him as a guide. He was so organized and full of information. The itinerary as well as the cuisine was well done.
Marjohn & friends from California
3/15/2016 - 3/21/2016 / March 29th, 2016
I was extremely satisfied with AJP Tours. Hiroko Martin & Staff, has proven to be very courteous and helpful from the very beginning, My 6th night & 7 days tour to Japan is very satisfying The english speaking guide and driver are very professional and friendly, the accommodations simply superb. I highly recommend it.
Emmanuel from Nevada
2/10/2016 - 2/20/2016 / March 28th, 2016
I just want to tell you what a delight Kim Kida is and how she made our trip recently the best ever. She is always happy, courteous, sensitive and aware of her guests needs, while keeping on schedule and helping everyone to keep to the schedule as well. She is very knowledgeable and if she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she researches it until she finds the answer. She goes above and beyond and we will be recommending her and All Japan Tours to everyone we meet. Fantastic trip thanks to her!!!
Donald & Frances from Hawaii
3/27/2016 - 4/2/2016 / April 4th, 2016
Hi! I just wanted to take a minute to
give you feedback on our recent tour.
Billy was our tour guide and did a very
excellent job. My wife was reluctant
to go on this trip out of country and
Billy did a wonderful job making her
feel safe and comfortable in a foreign
country. He was very knowledgeable
about the various locations in which we
visited. We were only able to stump him
once about a building across the street
from the Imperial Palace, but he
promised to find out and get back in
touch with us to satisfy our curiosity.
Please let him know how satisfied we
were with our experience and would
definitely recommend taking additional
tours because of the good work he did.
Lastly, I wanted to also give positive feedback to our bus driver, Takahashi- san. He was a very gentle driver that safely drove us on our tour. He was very professional in helping with our luggage and was very polite and courteous.
Kudos to you for working with such good people!
Wayne from Texas
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
11/15/2015 - 11/22/2015 / November 27th, 2015
We are just back from your tour in Japan. We are amazingly happy and enriched in new experience. Japan was amazing, completely different for us but with totally positive feeling. We loved the tour, which was really well organised and the tour guide- Billy was extremely helpful and showing us a lot from Japan and Japanese culture. I would definitely recommend everybody to join your tour or to visit Japan again :) So thank you VERY MUCH for really nice and smooth holidays!
Magdalena from UK
11/15/2015 - 11/22/2015 / November 23rd, 2015
I was just on your Fall Foliage trip from Sunday, November 15th to the 22nd. Enjoyed the tour immensely especially tour conductor Billy who made the trip so enjoyable. He was very helpful and informative. He was so caring and considerate. We have travel extensively and know a really good tour conductor when we see one. Billy is such a gem and a great representative for your company. We appreciated so much his being with us throughout the trip. Thank you for giving us this gift! Be sure that Billy is rewarded for what he does for the company.
Eugene and Eloise from Hawaii
10/23/2015 - 11/1/2015 / November 9th, 2015
We just returned back from our trip. Everything was absolutely amazing:Itinerary, hotels, people in the group, and most important important, Billy-our tour guide. His knowledge,willingness to answer any question, assistance in dealing with unfamiliar food made our trip better, easier and unforgettable. I also would like to share with you some disappointing aspects of the trip - very short and amateur kimono fashion show and no WI-fi and phone and camera chargers at any seat in the bus.
Liliya and Jacob from New York
10/26/2015 - 11/1/2015 / November 4th, 2015
I WOULD NEVER COME BACK FROM WONDERFUL JAPAN BUT NOW I'M READY FOR GOING BACK FOR GOOD! ARIGATO BILLY THE KID (GUIDE), UE TAKE (DRIVER) AND AJT! ARIGATO!
Cristian from California
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
10/12/2015 - 10/20/2015 / October 26th, 2015
Aloha Yumiko & All Japan Tours,
I would like to let you know what a great experience we had on our recent Charms of Northern Japan tour.
Our guide Kim Ng was terrific as she explained in detail about all the culture, people, food, sights, everything.
Kim was also very organized and very knowledgeable about things we didn't even know we needed to understand.
She anticipated all our needs and made sure we were happy with everything.
The driver Matsuo was also very safe, attentive and punctual...
When and if we go to Japan again I wouldn't hesitate to contact All Japan Yours again..
Nolan & Donna from Hawaii
5/4/2015 - 5/10/2015 / May 26th, 2015
My Japan Tour went very well, I enjoyed the program very much, our tour guide Ms. Emiko (Amy) was amazing. The group was very good. I feel I made the right choice by joining AJT on this trip.Thank you.
Hala for Canada
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
4/11/2015 - 4/18/2015 / May 13th, 2015
Date of Travel April 11-18, 2015
Takayama Spring festival
We had a fabulous time. AJT had an excellent itinerary and the food and accommodations are excellent. This is my second trip with them and this is just as good as the first trip. We’ve decided to stay an extra day in Osaka. I had asked Kiyoshi suggestions for places to visit in Osaka and he was so detailed in his instructions, what places to visit, where to transfer, take the train, limousine bus or taxi. He even included an approximate amount for fare! I cannot think of anything wrong in our trip. Our guide, Miharu is so informative and very funny. She kept us laughing most of the time. Hats off to our driver (didn’t get this name) for taking us to our destinations and back safe and sound. My husband, daughter and myself enjoyed our trip, most of all, food was great. Seems like we were constantly eating. Loved the onsen and the bidet in most toilets was surely something to talk about when we got back home. I would highly recommend AJT to anyone planning to visit Japan.
The Edo museum is a very interesting place to visit. Lots of information and very interactive. We were told that they just opened that museum 3 weeks prior. We also had a great group in our tour. Everyone was considerate of the time. We had a taste of all the seasons, sun, rain and snow.
Beth from Califonia
3/30/2015 - 4/5/2015 / April 20th, 2015
We wnted to tell you how very pleased we were with the arrangements which you made for us. The Golden Route Tour was excellent. And the hotels which you arranged for us afterward were also excellent. We particularly appreciated the perfect location of the Meitetsu Grand Hotel in Nagoya.
Norman and Eloise from California
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
3/27/2015 - 4/5/2015 / April 16th, 2015
I wanted to tell you that I was very
satisfied with my recent trip to Japan.
"Best of Japan Tour (reverse) Cherry
Blossom Special March 27-April 5, 2015"
Our tour guide "Billie" was excellent. He was extremely helpful at every step of the way. Our hotel accomodations were great. The food and travel trips met all my needs.
I would recommend you in the future. My AAA agent was not familiar with your company and was not sure she should recommend it but it was the only trip available at the time I could go and it met all my other needs. I think she should feel confident in recommending you in the future.
Helen from Florida
3/30/2015 - 4/6/2015 / April 13th, 2015
We just returned from our tour and
wanted to thank you for putting
together our trip which we will
remember with pleasure for the rest of
our lives. The hotel accommodations
were superb. Even though the Hakone
Ropeway was fogged in and viewing was
impossible on our ride up to Station 5,
the next morning we awoke to a crystal
clear view of Mt. Fuji from our hotel
room, which more than made up for the
foggy previous day. All in all, we had
a memorable tour.
Our private guide of April 6, Ms. Yoshika Morishima, was a special delight. She is very professional and knowledgeable and an extremely pleasant person to be with. We highly recommend her for anyone wishing a private tour of the Kyoto area.
Kindness and politeness of Japanese people are exceptional.
Malcolme & Sonja from Slovenia
4/6/2015 - 4/11/2015 / April 13th, 2015
We really enjoyed our trip to Okinawa. The plane was very tiring. Our tour guide, Jeorge Choi, was very good. He was knowledgeable in everything we saw. It was nice to be in small group of four. He took very good care of us. Thank you for arranging this wonderful trip for us.
Brit & Yoko from California
3/29/2015 - 4/4/2015 / April 7th, 2015
Thank You for the extraordinary tour that concluded on April 4. Every aspect of the tour was well organized, and we had an excellent tour guide, in Mrs. Kim Kida, who\'s very professional, caring, organized and a wonderful sense of humor. We also had an excellent drive: Mr. Hasegawa. I will like to request these two professionals, on my next tour to Japan in the near future.
Sylvain from Califonia
1/4/2015 - 1/11/2015 / February 17th, 2015
I have been meaning to email you for a
while now. I took your Golden Route
Winter Tour that Started January 4th
2015 and I absolutely loved it. The
trip was fantastic, I was able to see
all of japan and I would not have been
able to do that on my own. The
accommodations were wonderful and the
sites chosen to visit were fantastic.
I would also like to commend my tour guide Mr. Don Lim. Don was a very interesting man and displayed a lot of character during our trip. He dealt with a large group of tourists who had a variety of needs and I was very impressed by how he handled it.
Once again thank you, I had a very nice trip because of your company.
Willie & Mitz from Louisiana
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
10/6/2014 - 10/13/2014 / October 16th, 2014
We returned from Japan few days (
takayama autumn festival 2014 )
It was a wonderful trip.We really enjoy.
I would to thank you and also to our guide Ms. Kim Kida.
She work a lot. I could see that all participants was very satisfied.
All places that was indicated in your programme was fully visited.
I will recommend to all my friends.
I wish success in your business life
Thank you once again.
Mr Kolman from Turkey
9/20/2014 - 9/27/2014 / October 13th, 2014
I would like to express my thanks on
behalf of the Yamanaka Family Trip to
Japan. Everything was planned out
The points of interest during our stay was just right. My father-in-law seemed to have been satisfied, especially riding the Shinkansen.
Our personal tour escort Yuka from Shinshu Travel was very knowledgable and spoke English well. During our short time with her, we seemed to have bonded with her. She even made last minute changes to our meals cause we had some that did not eat seafood.
Having a member in a wheel chair took a little effort but Yuka and our driver Fukumoto-san took extra care and patience making sure we were all comfortable.
This was most probably the first and last trip for our father and mother. But for us, the younger generation, we will most likely go to Japan again. The experience with your tour and the ground people handling in Japan (Yuka & Fukumoto-san) made us want to go again.
Once again, thank you for your patience too in creating this personal tour for our family.
Gail from Hawaii
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
7/27/2014 - 8/2/2014 / September 15th, 2014
I wanted to email you thanking you for your help in arranging us such a wonderful trip to Japan! We enjoyed our Golden Route Summer Tour, July 27- August 2, 2014. Our tour guide, Kim Kida was excellent. Our bus driver, Uetake was outstanding. They both made us feel welcome in Japan. We learned so much about Japan through this tour and Kim Kida! Uetake was an excellent and safe bus driver. This tour makes us want to go back to beautiful Japan. Well done All Japan Tours! I cannot thank you enough. It was a wonderful trip. My sons, Cody and Justin Jones had a great time. Wonderful family memories for us. Attached is our tour group photo! We made many new friends!
Melodie from Alabama
8/1/2014 - 8/10/2014 / September 8th, 2014
My husband and I would like to thank all Japan Tours for a lovely Holiday which we enjoyed, We already miss Japan and I know that one day we will come again. Most of all we want to say how wonderful was our tour guide Kim. we just loved her, who was just amazing, helpful and accomadating, and our 5 star bus driverVetoke, he is the best driver. We loved the choice of hotels, every thing was organised, just perfect and professional. It is hard to imagine how anyone could not fall in love with Japan, its culture and its beautyand most of all how people were helpful and obliging. I will recommend ALL JAPAN TOURS to all my friends please give my love to Kim,and when we come again we would like to have Kim as our tour guide. we wish you all well our tour ( Best of Japan Reverse 1st of August to 10th of August )
Sam & Rose from Australia
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
7/27/2014 - 8/5/2014 / September 2nd, 2014
The tour was wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed our time in Japan immensely and hope to return one day soon, hopefully to see the sakura in full bloom. Kim Kida was an excellent guide - informative, friendly and very helpful in answering our questions. She even went out of her way to show me the Tourist Kimono shop, which I really appreciated (though I loved to wear the kimono, I was so hot! But loving it! ^_^;) The food was wonderful, especially the Kobe beef at the end of our tour. We would happily recommend your service to anyone looking to visit Japan. Thanks also goes to our bus driver, Uetake-san, for driving the long hours across our many destinations - he also seemed quite nice and professional as well.
Tracy and Bryan from Canada
7/20/2014 - 8/3/2014 / August 6th, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that my husband, Thom, and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Japan that you organized. Everything was great. We had no problems getting around and the tour guides were wonderful. They were very organized and friendly. The hotels were also very nice and convenient. The trek up Mt. Fugi was a bit harder than we expected but we persevered and made it. The guides were helpful and patient. We truly enjoyed the Japanese cultural experience and would definitely recommend your tour company. Thanks so much,
Thom & Pam from Georgia
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
7/8/2014 - 7/20/2014 / July 25th, 2014
On behalf of Purple Dragon, I would like to thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip to Japan. It was such a beautiful, lovely, inspiring trip thanks to you and our wonderful tour guide, Miharu San who we came to love as a friend. Because our trip was so memorable, we plan on returning within the next year. Japan is a beautiful country with a rich culture we admire. We would also like to express our humble gratitude for arranging the trip to the Dai Nippon Botuko Kai for our martial arts group, and we ask that our thanks be extended to the Botudo Kai for allowing us to train in their prestigious dojo as it was greatly appreciated and will be a treasured memory no one will ever forgot. Thank you again, and we look forward to traveling to Japan again in the future.
Elizabeth from Florida
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
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
3/28/2014 - 4/6/2014 / April 8th, 2014
We just finished our reverse cherry blossom tour. Everyone loved Miharu Katsume, our tour guide. Miharu went out of her way to ensure Brian had gluten free meals. We are so grateful and appreciative for that. He was able to enjoy Japanese food without any problems. Also, we had several vegetarians, people with allergies to shell fish, etc...on our tour. Miharu took care of the entire groups dietary needs and ensured the special meals were prepared. Miharu speaks English very well and is so knowledgeable about the places we visited. Most of all, she kept us laughing with her stories. All of our rooms were non-smoking! I know you cannot always guarantee a non-smoking room and it was truly wonderful to have non smoking rooms because of my severe allergy to smoke. The cherry blossoms in Kyoto were in full bloom and at their peak. The gardens were magnificent and the castles and shrines were very impressive. We really enjoyed the tour because we would have had difficulty taking the bus and trains to all the places we visited if we were on our own. All Japan Tours took all the hassle and stress out of our trip. We didn't have to worry about train or bus schedules, or what time the museums opened or closed. We didn't have to buy tickets or worry about lodging and meals. We really enjoyed our night in Atami and the chance to sleep on tatami mat and futon and take in hot Spring Japanese bath. On the long drive back from Mount Fuji, Miharu put the Oscar winning movie Departures on and interpreted the movie for us. We will watch it when we get back to the US with subtitles. Thank you so much for all your help in making this a most memorable vacation. Your extremely prompt replies addressed all our concerns and it was truly wonderful that you wrote an explanation in Japanese of the gluten allergy in details and emailed it to us. We printed this out and presented it to our server so when we had meals on our own, there was no problem in communicating the gluten allergy to the restaurant staff.
Joyce and Brian from Massachusetts
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
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
12/22/2013 - 12/31/2013 / January 13th, 2014
We got back to Australia after the Japan tour for more than a week. It was an excellent tour. We were happy with almost all aspects of the tour and the services. (The tour guide and driver were Kim and Nitta).
Son Thai from Australia
10/26/2013 - 11/7/2013 / November 26th, 2013
On behalf of 47 guests from Houston Texas, I would like to express our gratitude! Everything was organized starting from California office. Mr. Kiyoshi, Thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our itineraries, The experience Japanese Kaiseki Banquet Dinner, Osen Hot spring in Luxury Hotel, and excellent selective Menus. Ms Kimi, truly dedicated to her profession and care, and made sure all of our needs were fulfilled! Our Bus driver Mr. Yamada even skip his breakfast, in order he has to be at Shinkansen Station on time to pick-up our group, while our group experience ride Bullet train, It was an amazing and memorable experience, I am looking forwards to working with all of you again in Mar 2014 group!
Julie from Redondo Beach, California
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
7/21/2013 - 7/27/2013 / July 28th, 2013
From Osaka, thru Nara, Kyoto, Atami,
Owakundani, a bit of Mont Fuji, Tokyo and
all the nice temples, shrines and castles,
all the tour was a wonderful dream I'll
Our tour guide Ito-San made us discover the people, history, traditions and the modern Japan, he made us love and keep Japan in our heart.
Thank you very much
Monika from Canada
7/21/2013 - 7/27/2013 / July 28th, 2013
Totally awesome tour
Madena & Candice from Arizona
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
6/16/2013 - 6/22/2013 / July 17th, 2013
I wanted to contact you at All Japan Tours
to let you know that Sue and I thoroughly
enjoyed our trip to Japan although it was
way too short!!
We loved the people, the sights and all those on our trip. We were especially thankful that we had such a good guide as Sia. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and lots of fun which, in turn, made our whole trip more enjoyable. I would happily recommend your company to anyone who would be interested in visiting Japan.
Thank you again for all your work in making my dream come true and finally visiting Japan. One day, I hope to return.
Cathy from Australia
5/12/2013 - 5/21/2013 / July 2nd, 2013
I would like to express our gratitude to
All Japan Tours for the wonderful
time my husband and I had on our recent
tour of Japan. We were on the "Best
of Japan Spring Tour" in May and were
well looked after by your wonderful
and informative tour guide Miharu (very
funny lady), and the extended 3
days with Yoshi to Hiroshima. We enjoyed
every day in Japan as the people
are so friendly and the country is
extremely clean no matter where you
go. The scenery in the country areas was
beautiful and the infrastructure
was just amazing. We were astounded by the
bridges and roads. Also your
cities are very clean considering the
population. We had a wonderful group
from a mix of counties and they were all
very friendly. Miharu was always
very entertaining and made the tour a
memorable one for us. The coach drivers
were always very polite and looked after
us with our luggage and the coaches
were very comfortable. We have been on
tours in the UK and Europe and this
tour was well organised and good value for
money. The hotels were excellent
and we enjoyed the meals which were
organised for us as my husband has
an extremely strict diet being a Coeliac
and having to have gluten free
meals. I also have dietary requirements.
We would definitely recommend
your tour company to family and friends
wanting to travel to Japan and
have advised lots of Australians to visit
Japan as it is a must see.
Also a big thank you to Kanea and Kiyoshi for all the communicating by email and phone before the tour. Both of you were very prompt with your replies and very informative which made planning the tour extremely easy. We would love to visit Japan again.
Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Denise & Michael Ryan - Melbourne / Australia
4/8/2013 - 4/17/2013 / April 30th, 2013
I just recently returned from the 'Cherry Blossom tour' and wanted to let you know we had an amazing time on the tour which had so many highlights it felt like much longer than 10 days. The tour guide 'Sia' was informative, very patient and helpful. She made our first trip to Japan a great experience. I can't recall the driver's name but he also did a great job on such long days of driving and getting us through some narrow streets safely and always with a smile. I'm glad we went with your tour company and I'm happy to recommend you to anyone wanting to experience Japan. It was stress free and we were able to experience the country enjoyably. Thank you for making our holiday great. I already want to go back again.
Mr & Mrs Huber from Australia
4/5/2013 - 4/12/2013 / April 14th, 2013
just came back yesterday from our charms of southern japan tour and we loved evry minute of it. everyhting was organized starting from home (kiyoshi, our tour agent) to our tour guide Kim Kita. Our driver was also the best. He got us to our destinations w/o any problems at all. Everything that was om pur itinerary was fullfilled. The hotels we stayed at are all excellent and the food was amazing. I loved the biday in the toilets! We loved the japanese style hotels and food the most. We cannot ask for anything more. Most of all, it was the Japanese people that were warm and went out of their way to help us that made our stay worthwhile. My husband and I will defintely refer you to our family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Mr & Mrs Pedroche from California
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
3/29/2013 - 4/7/2013 / April 11th, 2013
Trust all's well. Wanted to give you an
update on my trip to Japan. My aunts and I
had a lovely time. We enjoyed the warm
caring Japanese hospitality, food, culture
and the sites. I am writing to
particularly appreciate and give our
gratitude to our tour guide Ito-san
Natsuhiko. May be you can pass along this
mesg directly to his tour company in
Ito-san was very accomodating, knowledgeable and above all care for the entire tour bus like his family. He was always enthusiastic to help and make sure everyone on the bus and his tour was having a wonderful time. He went out of his way to serve with gratitude and a smile always. He was always on time and happy to give a helping hand.
All 3 drivers on our trip - Hasigawa-san, and the others were very accomodating, helpful and served with a smile too. They had very long hard days and it really concerned us for their wellbeing as hey were driving more than 12 hr days, however they never let this show. They were happy and grateful to serve us too. It was an incredible experience on how patient and happy they all were.
I really hope you can pass along this mesg not only from my side but from everyone on our bus from this tour as everyone had the same feeling!
Ms Ferzeen from California
3/31/2013 - 4/06/2013 / April 10th, 2013
I returned home to the Eastern Shore of
Virginia last night.
We had a wonderful time.
Special thank you to Kim and untenshu. Untenshu always kept the bus very clean and drove safely.
He was always ready to load baggage and always had my mother's kurumaisu ready when we departed the bus.
Everyone was amazed how he drove the bus especially on very narrow streets and tight corners.
Kim told us many stories.
I especially like the talk about salarymen and history of each site visited.
Each hotel was first class.
I very much enjoyed the onsen.
I used the onsen twice: once in the evening and once in the morning.
I was disappointed in how many of my fellow tourists did not take advantage of using the onsen.
Also, we thought the meals provided were all excellent, but many of the my fellow tourist would not eat the Japanese breakfast.
My mother ate natto every morning if natto was provided.
I was able to do many things on my 'to do list.'
Take a takushii.
Use vending machine.
Order a meal at makudo.
Order a drink from suta bukasu.
Etc. etc. etc.
Glenn from Virginia
3/24/2013 - 3/30/2013 / April 10th, 2013
My wife and I would like to thank you, All Japan Tours our tour bus driver,and especially Miharu for a great time. The experience was much better than I thought it would be. Our bus driver was the best driver I have ever seen. He could park or drive that bus anywhere. Miharu was an Awesome guide. When it was over, we felt bad, because it felt like we were losing a mother. The people we met in Japan were great. They were helpful and courteous. They really seem to want to help us. The sites were beautiful and overwhelming. We definitely want to do it again in the future, maybe a longer stay. We have been telling everyone that our tour was outstanding and recommend AJT as the way to go. Thanks Again.
Mr & Mrs Kidd from Wisconsin
3/29/2013 - 4/7/2013 / April 9th, 2013
Thank you very much for the lovely holiday
we enjoyed. It was indeed a very well
organised tour. we saw and did everything
possible only it was too hectic. But your
country is just amazing, beautiful,
pristine but most of all your country men
are full of honesty, integrity and a
virtue so sublime humility. Mr. EtoSan
our guide does need a special mention. He
was courteous , very very in formative,
full of wit and humour and ever so
obliging. His knowledge and his interest
in seeing that every passenger was happy
and well looked after is an art worth
emulating. The food, the hotels the
sightseeing itinerary were planned and
executed to our entire satisfaction. Thank
you so much for the beautiful holiday. I
am all praise for your Company. Thank you.
Roshan & Katy from India
4/01/2013 - 4/07/2013 / April 9th, 2013
We returned from our holiday in Japan
yesterday, the Golden Route Japan Cherry
Blossom reverse, and would just like to
let you know how much we enjoyed the tour.
We thought that everything was very well
arranged, and the itinerary was excellent,
fitting in so much and really letting us
see lots of sights. The hotels were of top
quality ad provided first class
Our tour guide was also very good and we would recommend her.
All in all we had a great time and are very pleased that we chose All Japan Tours.
Jane and David Hambling from UK
3/24/2013 - 3/30/2013 / April 5th, 2013
Just want to drop an email to say thank
The tour was fantastic and we all enjoyed the trip very much.
Thank you very much for helping us find the flight and great accommodation.
Willy & Lusy
12/22/2012 - 12/29/2012 / Jan 15th, 2013
We are finally home after a month away in
HK and Japan, and we would like to inform
you that we all had a wonderful and truly
memorable family reunion trip in Japan.
Not only was it well organised, we were treated to a luxurious 40 seater bus and travelled in safety and comfort throughout our stops in Japan. All the hotels and onsens we stayed at were first-class especially the Sansuroi onsen in Hakone. There were so many highlights and impressions we all had, but one stand-out was seeing the magnificence and beauty of a perfect Mt Fuji on Christmas day – it was perfect blue skies and sunshine, leaving an indelible view in our memories to last a lifetime.
I will send you a picture once I download all my photos.
On top of such a well organised trip was the professionalism and hospitality of Mr Ito, we are grateful for him looking after us so well throughout our trip … we bid him Syonara not as a tour guide, but as our friend, and I must say that my kids miss him too!
We would also like to thank Takeue-san (the driver) for his professionalism and keeping us all safe on the long and snowy roads as we meandered from Tokyo to Hakone and up to Takayama onwards. We had the luxury of snoozing whilst he had to stay alert on the roads.
Please pass on our gratitude to Mr Ito and Takeue-san, and the tour company they represent, we would like them to know of our gratitude and positive feedback on their service.
Finally, thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our planning correspondence. We are thankful for the itinerary you suggested, and we have no hesitation in recommending ATJ to any relatives and friends … and of course, we would love to organise our 2nd family reunion trip sometime to perhaps Hokkaido or Kyushu … maybe oneday!
On behalf of my parents, sister’s family and my family,
Thank you very much.
Joanne from Australia
12/23/2012 - 1/1/2013 / Jan 14th, 2013
Happy New Year to you and all the best for
the new year
i would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and Shinsu Travel. it was a very good and memorable trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Special credit goes to Kim San. She is real asset to you and Shinsu Travel. She is truly dedicated to her profession and care for the group.
We especially appreciate all the information she has provided us about japan, her people, culture, food and society etc. This provides us an insight to our tour and allows us to appreciate Japan.
Hope we will find another opportunity to return to Japan in the near future.
A big "thank You" to you and your team
Eric from Australia
10/28/2012 - 11/3/2012 / Nov 7th, 2012
I would like to tell you
how much I enjoyed the tour. It was very
well organized and I didn't feel rushed at
any time. Kim was an exceptional tour
guide and would love to do another tour
with her in the future. Thank you for
your's and Kim's help in organizing our
extra days and from Tokyo to Osaka
Jeto from Canada
10/28/2012 - 11/3/2012 / Nov 5th, 2012
What a great tour! Kim and Maoru were the
best and we enjoyed every phase of the
tour. Those traveling with us also
appreciated being together, and it was
funny because at one lunch, a few of us
were talking about our conversations with
"Kiyoshi" and how helpful he had been,
which I agree with. Thank you for your
assistance and advice and for being
available for all the questions we had.
One constructive comment is that we would have liked to spend more time at the hot bath and maybe arrive at the hotel mid- afternoon so we can walk the grounds/hotel; and maybe delete the Toyota visit in order to accommodate this.
All in all, everything went well, weather was good, food was good, people were very nice. We are so proud to be Japanese. We will not hesitate to recommend All Japan Tours to others. Hopefully we will be able to travel with AJT again in the future.
Take care and keep safe,
Stephanie from Hawaii
4/11/2012 - 4/18/2012 / May 2nd, 2012
I just wanted to write and tell you that
your Cherry blossom tour was GREAT!
Your tours guide, Ms Kim Ng made the trip just perfect. If the weather caused things to change, she made it right. She was absolutely Fabulous.
Our bus driver Mr. Kitayama was the most courteous driver ever!
He and Kim were very Professional!
I will recommend your tour to everyone!
Thank you very much!
Samuel from Hawaii
4/8/2012 - 4/14/2012 / April 20th, 2012
We took the April 8th to 14th tour.
I would like to thank you very much for the nice arrangement and we enjoyed the tour. We were skeptical about the arranged tours and your tour changed our thoughts. The guide, Mr. Don Lim was very good in giving the details and the care he took to keep things in a order and on time. I will recommend this to any one and we will take future tours with this type of arrangements.
Thanks again for your quick responses and help to make this trip a memorable one.
With kind regards
Iqbal from Pennsylvania
4/8/2012 - 4/14/2012 / April 12th, 2012
I thought you may enjoy this from my
clients - The Carey Family. I know I
See below what they wrote to me and the picture in the attachment also, of the kids and Dad.
Thanks again, you are great.
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Thank you so much! We are in front of MT Fuji. We are having a FANTASTiC trip Thanks to you!! Our guide is AMAZING! You are the best travel agent!! Lynnette Carey
Judi - Travel Agent from California
3/25/2012 - 3/31/2012 / April 12th, 2012
our trip was just great thanks to our
wonderful guide Sia-san,please let your
associates in japan know what a wonderful
guide she was to our group!Our driver was
Linda from California
4/1/2012 - 4/7/2012 / April 11th, 2012
My wife and I returned from our cherry
blossom tour a few days ago. I wanted to
let you know how pleased we were with
everything. We do not usually travel in
tour groups, but felt this was the best
way for us to see Japan. We were not
disappointed. The extra days at the
beginning and end allowed us to rest, and
spend more time shopping in areas of Tokyo
that were not included in the tour.
Thank you for preparing a great trip,
Thom & Mary from HongKong
4/1/2012 - 4/7/2012 / April 9th, 2012
We got back Saturday night. We had a great
time and would recommend the tour to
others. The guide, Don Lim, was very good
and we enjoyed all the stops and
activities. The first day before the tour
we went to Universal Studios and the last
day we spent at Disney Sea before catching
our flight home.
Thank you for all planning and information.
Dori from California
4/8/2012 - 4/14/2012 / April 8th, 2012
Just arriving home today from our trip.
The whole experience from when I first
emailed to you, till we left our tour was
We especially appreciated your attentiion to all our emails and requests.
You will be pleased to know that with your detailed train directions for us to find the Bonsai Village, we were able to spend a very pleasant morning there yesterday.
Don the tour guide, did a great job, going out of his way to be helpful and patient with everyone.
Thank you again.
PS i showed the itinerary to our Japanese Teacher at my school, he is from Kobe originally. He was very impressed and considering one of your tours.
Lyn and Chris from Australia
5/11/2016 - 5/21/2016 / May 24th, 2016
I wanted to let you know how pleased my family was with our trip on all levels. Our guides Kim, Yuri and Billy were excellent and the tour was very well coordinated. Without question we will recommend All Japan Tours for anyone visiting Japan.
Michael & Leigh from Florida
10/16/2016 - 10/22/2016 / October 24th, 2016
Hi, I we just returned home from our Japan honeymoon and wanted to share what a wonderful experience we had on the tour! Billy was a great guide and host and shared a lot of information and laughs with the group. He is great at what he does and we thank All Japan Tours for the great time. Take care and have a great day!
Donald from Canada