12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 2
Absolutely great!!! We managed to see so much in such a short period of time. The guide Kim truly made this trip unforgettable. She is amazing. And Aizawa the bus driver was a legend!!! Both so pleasant and attentive to everyones needs.
Veronica & Cameron from Australia
12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 3
Excellent tour. Kim was a great guide and the driver was also very good.
Nora, Devin & Jason from Illinois
12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 3
Our driver Aizawa and tour guide Kim made our tour an exceptional experience. I highly recommend both to anyone touring Japan.
Carlos & Maria from Texas
12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 6
Kim was a knowledgeable, funny, and conscientious guide. The sites were well-chosen, the trip was well-executed, and all of our needs were anticipated, seen to, and met.
Bruce, Erika, Ami & Jay from New York
12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 7
Loved it. I would recommend this tour to my friends for sure. Really appreciated our Tour guide (Ms Kim) as the best, most professional tour guide I ever have. Loved how she remembered her crew by names and care for us as if that's her family. I would definitely would do AJT again with Kim (e.g. the Hokkaido winter tour)
Thu & Tu from Texas
12/23/2019-12/30/2019 / January 9
Kim Kida and Aizawa-san were the best tour guides and bus driver ever. They made the tour super awesome, and the tour itself was so much fun.
Christine & Aaris from Illinois
12/22/2019-1/1/2020 / January 7
we had a fabulous tour and absolutely loved Japan! Everything was done as planned and Japan is a wonderful destination! We were impressed by the scenery, sites, cleanliness and overall efficiency we encountered everywhere.
Mark, Victoria, Brynne & Jadyn from New York
11/16/2019-11/26/2019 / December 2, 2019
Excellent tour. Eveything was very well planned out and allowed me and my brother see so much of Japan. Extremely happy overall. Billy and our bus driver did a superb job! I al looking forward to telling others about this trip and hopefully after a bit of rest I can come to another AJT trip.
Alexander & Victor from Massachusetts
11/4/2019-11/10/2019 / November 14
Miharu was an exceptiona guide. She showed oundless energy and concern for her group throughout. She combined good humor with extensive knowledge of Japanese places, peoples, and culture.
James & Doyen from Colorado
10/26/2019-11/5/2019 / November 8
Mihayru the guide was excellent: informative and funny.
Alan from Washington
10/26/2019-11/5/2019 / November 9
Our tour guide Katsume Meharu and the tour driver Mr. Hirakawa were awesome. Ms Meharu was a wealth of knowledge, great sense of humor, patient and generous. Mr. Hirakawa was humble and patient.
Sharon from Hawaii
10/26/2019-11/5/2019 / November 11
Our guide Miharu and our bus driver were excellent. They were both very patient with our group’s requirements. They worked long days to ensure we had a successful and enjoyable tour.
Christopher & Marilyn from Washington
10/26/2019-11/5/2019 / November 11
The tour was more than I expected, seeing all the different cities of Japan, and experiencing the many different "flavors" of each. I especially enjoyed the many attractions that I was able to see and participate in as well as the many dishes that was offered in the many meals that was part of this tour. Our tour guide Miharu kept us entertained with her knowledge of the many cities and attractions that we visited as well as the many stories that was both said and hilarious and our tour driver, My Hirakawa who was the the "bomb" in driving us everywhere.
Suzel from Hawaii
10/26/2019-11/5/2019 / November 18
I experienced such a magnificent and memorable tour! There were 11 tour members in our group...so ideal and very comfortable on our tour bus! Our hotel accommodations were the best staying at 4 and 5-star hotels as well as the fabulous meals offered. Katsume Miharu, our tour guide, was the best...very informative and knowledgeable about all the cities we visited. She worked hard and went the extra distance to ensure we were well informed of the attraction for the day. Miharu was such a superb expertise in guiding us on a wonderful and unforgettable journey of Japan from Mt. Fuji to Kobe and back to Osaka. She entertained us during our bus trips making them enjoyable and fun with much laughter and freely sharing her humorous experiences and stories. She was ever so generous in sharing with our tour group the many delicious Japanese confections from the different prefectures we visited. Miharu was also very attentive as to our group's desires, wants, and needs. Scallops and Daiso were mentioned. She and Hirakawa- san, our driver, determined where the scallops could be bought at Tsukiji Open Market and, since our travel schedule permitted, Hirakawa-san made a special stop at a similar 100 yen store enroute and our group was given time to do some shopping. Hirakawa-san, our driver, was terrific, quiet and effective...he is the kindest, polite, and most patient individual...he coped daily with loading and unloading our heavy luggage onto and off the back of the bus...and, most of all, he endured the long and extensive distances he needed to travel and got us to our destinations safely and on schedule daily. The highlight of our tour was the last night for dinner when we were extended an exclusive invite to Sakura Garden in Kobe to experience the taste of Kobe beef... such a delight for our tour group to be given this exquisite opportunity...the Kobe beef was superb and outstanding...so tender - the best beef I've ever eaten...thank you, All Japan Tours, for making this experience possible for our tour group. All Japan Tours, thank you for a beautiful Autumn tour of Japan...mata ne (see you again) when I consider your agency in the future for more of Japan! Arigatou, Sharlynn "Shar" Kiyabu from Hawaii
Sharlynn from Hawaii
10/21/2019-10/28/2019 / November 1
Guide, Miharu was great. Funny, informative and work very hard. Highly recommend her.
Young & Myung from Maryland
9/21/2019-9/25/2019 / November 4
Excellent - well looked after by everyone
Cristopher, Bernard & Philip
10/21/2019-10/27/2019 / November 11
Miharu Katsume was very knowledgable. She was very attentive to everyone's needs and questions. Miharu made sure everyone was enjoying themselves and understanding what was being presented.
Ralph from California
10/20/2019-11/6/2019 / November 25
The guides were lovely and each brought something different to the tour. Our emailed requirements were met in every aspect. Well done to all. Thank you. ps our photos on the phone are not good enough to share.
David & Jane from Australia
10/18/2019-10/27/2019 / November 1
I have been on many tours with other operators & I must say this has been the best of all, the tour guide was nothing short of excellent, Miharu Katsume was the complete package when it come to tour guides, knowledgeable, entertaining, funny & very helpful. The hotels we stayed at where all above expectations & the food & sights where all excellent, thank you for the great time.
Shuhao & Graeme from Australia
10/18/2019-10/27/2019 / November 9
Wonderful tour. The bus was very comfortable and the 2 bus drivers we had were excellent. Miharu our second tour guide was outstanding. She was informative, very clear on the timelines, directions and instructions for visiting the multitude of sites we stopped at. We couldn't ask for a better guide and feel very fortunate to have had her as ours for the majority of the trip. The sites were wonderful to visit and we really appreciate the flexibility you gave us to go to Disney Sea on our last tour day. Everything went very smoothly and I am sure Miharu went the extra distance to ensure we got our luggage at the last night hotel. We even got a packed breakfast on our way to DisneySea from the Tobu Levant Tokyo Hotel staff. Again all the communication with your AJT office staff was so clear and helpful. Thank you for such a memorable trip.
Bonnie, David & Lauren from California
10/13/2019-10/19/2019 / October 25
Due the typhoon, we had a few revisions to the schedule, however Miharu did an amazing job to navigate us through it all.
Erika from Arizona
10/13/2019-10/22/2019 / November 21
This tour suited us completely. We wanted to see some of the country before making a 4 day visit to our hometown's Japanese sister city for an anniversary celebration. We enjoyed it all--good variety of activities. Our guide provided clear instructions and kept us moving on the busy schedule. She was informative about many aspects of Japanese history and culture in a very entertaining way and looked after our needs and comfort. The hotels and included meals were first class. In addition, when our arrival in Japan was delayed by a typhoon, AJT was very helpful with specific instructions that allowed us to catch up with the group two days late, and then provided documentation we needed to file a travel insurance claim.
Mary & Roger from California
10/8/2019-10/19/2019 / October 31
There were 9 of us in this custom tour to visit Osaka, Kyoto,Kobe, Hiroshima, Hakone, and Tokyo. I cannot say enough about Mr. Kiyoshi Katsume of All Japan Tours who helped us put together our tour and was so patient and prompt in his responses to our numerous changes and questions in putting together our tour. Our tour guides in the cities were EXCELLENT, Very knowledgeable and patient with us. They worked overtime to be with us and help us... all with a smile. We loved the Marriott Hotel in Osaka and the Prince Hotels in Tokyo was older but so centrally located near Shin-Osaka station. Our breakfasts were included. We loved the Marriott Shin-Osaka buffet! We loved our bento cooking class in Kyoto where we learned to make chicken, Musubis, japanese egg, nishime. We loved Hiroshima and Meiji Shrine.
Mrs. Liane Sloan & Friends from Hawaii
10/6/2019-10/13/2019 / 2019-10-25
Just completed a trip of a lifetime: The Golden Triangle of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2019 October 6th, 2019 - October 13th, 2019 with added bonus Typhoon Hagibis! Thank you for a wonderful and impact filled journey. The sites, beautiful Kaiseki meals and extra experiences (Kimono show, Maiko/Geisha tea ceremony, sushi making, Shinkansen...) are so well thought out to provide a glimpse into so many aspects of Japan. Our tour guide Ai-san and driver Harada-san added to make this an A+ experience. Ai-san's Japan knowledge and most enjoyable delivery kept us most entertained. Together their thoughtful and genuine safety concerns in keeping the group updated on the approaching Typhoon Hagibis was much appreciated. I highly recommend over and over! Thank you so much!!
Carrie & Craig from California
10/6/2019-10/13/2019 / October 26
Able to see many temples and still have free time to ourselves. Our tour guide Ai was friendly and was always available for any help. She was knowledgeable of places we visited and culture of Japan.
Rosalyn & Clifford from Hawaii
10/7/2019-10/22/2019 / November 1
A wonderfully planned and executed tour by AJT. Miharu, our guide in Japan, made the tour even more special. She was funny, knowledgeable, genuine and caring, a rare combination for any human being. I have never before seen a tour guide who took such care of her group, even pushing the wheelchair of one of the guests on several occasions! In spite of the typhoon, we were steered through the country with no interruption. Our driver who kept us safe for nine long days, was efficient, patient and committed to service. I doubt if we would have enjoyed the tour this much if not for Miharu. Thank you to AJT for all the little details, fantastic hotels, attractions, and activities. Thank you to AJT for your commitment to community events concerning seniors. We strongly recommend AJT if one is considering touring Japan.
Don & Victorine from Canada
10/6/2019-10/13/2019 / November 4
This was an outstanding tour! Our tour guide, Ai was very knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful. We had a great driver too, Harada san. We had to deal with Typhoon Hagibis, but felt very safe and taken care of. I would definitely use All Japan Tours again.
Kelli & Kaitlyn from Virginia
10/7/2019-10/22/2019 / November 4
Our all Japan tour guide Ms Katsume Miharu was most remarkable. Her energy, narrative of the locations covered, care for the tour passengers, particularly for the older members was very impressive. Her knowledge of demography of the cities and villages visited, and trending social norms of the country delivered with a sense of humour was outstanding. The driver Mr Uetake was helpful and cheerful too. Our ‘HanaTour-Discover Korea’ Tour guide Mr Jay Back was good, knowledgeable and energetic. He cared for our safety, meals and accommodation well. The driver Mr Lee was helpful and courteous too. We had Ms Jeanie on the last day of the tour on 'South Korea city tour' (due to cancellation of DMZ tour), and she was very caring and energetic, and supported us to inquire the status of our flights from South Korea to Japan during the typhoon 19. Overall we loved our tour, appreciate your selection of tour guides and drivers, accommodation, meals and the well planned itinerary. We felt we were cared for from pick-up at the airport until drop off at the airport/ airport hotel. We wish you all the very best
Don & Shyamalie from Australia
9/30/2019-10/21/2019 / 2019-09-30
It was exactly what I was looking for in a comprehensive tour of a fascinating country. I would recommend AJT to anyone interested in exploring Japan.
George from California
9/29/2019-10/5/2019 / October 15
It was so much fun and very educational. Everyone was great and nice and knew how to have fun and had interesting questions that was great for me to learn about too.
Adegboyega from California
9/23/2019-9/29/2019 / October 5
Tour was totally wonderful. Tour guide was very entertaining, gives detailed information about the site visit, helpful in giving directions to places. Impressive
Emma & Noly from Guam
9/20/2019-9/29/2019 / October 1
Ai was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about the region, history, culture. I enjoyed her sense of humor too. She was a wonderful tour guide! I would highly recommend Ai Orikane. Another big plus was our small group of 11 ppl. This made all the difference. I enjoyed the ppl in our small group!
Maria from Seattle
9/15/2019-9/24/2019 / October 4
Ai was a very competent and interesting guide. Her knowledge of the sights visited was exceptional. Her caring attitude and organization abilities at very short notice was of the highest standard. Our Driver who was a very good driver was also very caring to my wife's inability to walk long distances and climb stairs. He went so far as to buy a wheelchair for her so that she was able to enjoy the tour and not miss out on sights that would otherwise be out of her ability to view. An exceptional team who went out of their way to uphold the very high standards to be expected from All Japan Tours. The company should be very proud to have these two employees represent them. The only negative observation would be that apart from the Wagyu Beef dinner there were too many cook your own meals. While this may be the norm for the Japanese, many other nationalities would not find this comfortable, although I appreciate that the Tour is an introduction to Japanese culture.
Robert & Carol from California
9/4/2019-9/10/2019 / September 16
It was nice experience to on local train . My all tour guide was so wonderful and knowledgeable. Thank you so much
Patel Group from California
8/25/2019-9/1/2019 / September 4
Andre was a wonderful tour guide. He went out of his way to accommodate the group’s individual needs/ requests. Mr. Irigawa san was an excellent driver. A true professional navigating the roads both in the cities and the mountains.
Jason & Wendy from Canada
8/25/2019-9/1/2019 / September 6
Outstanding! Andre, our guide was wonderful. Our driver, Mr Hiagawa did a great job, especially during bad weather. We will gladly recommend AJT.
Michael & Catherine from California
8/16/2019-8/25/2019 / September 7
Everything was excellent and Miharu was an excellent guide. The company was fabulous when we found out our flights were changed due to a typhoon. They worked with us to help us figure out a different hotel and travel plan. Then, when our flights were changed again, they helped us from the airport with getting a new hotel. The customer service was outstanding.
Daniel, Jennifer & Molly from Massachusetts
8/8/2019-8/14/2019 / August 20, 2019
I would like to commend our tour host and guide, Billy, most highly. He was extremely informative throughout the tour and very kind and helpful. He is definitely the best tour guide we have ever encountered and mainly because of him we would come on your tours again and recommend AJT to others
Michael & Michaela from Qatar
8/8/2019-8/18/2019 / August 26, 2019
This was a great trip. I rate this trip as one of the best. All the hotels were excellent( clean, friendly and excellent service, good food). The bus driver was a good driver, the tour guide was friendly and helpful. Quick response staff. I would be glad to recommend this Tour Company to anyone.
Pieteria & Marietha from Indonesia
7/29/2019-8/4/2019 / August 19, 2019
The trip was everything I was expecting and so much more. The tour guide Ai was incredibly insightful and friendly. I even enjoyed the parts of the tour I didn't think I would be as interested in. The food and venues were great and we got to see and go to so many places I will always remember. I would definitely go again.
Brian from New York
7/28/2019-8/3/2019 / September 4
The tour was amazing! My family and I had a blast during the tour. One of the best features of the tour would have to be the flexibility. The tour guides accommodate to you extremely well and know the best food places during lunch. They try their best to help you even after the tour is finished and give so much free time to spend in the areas you decided to go to. We certainly would not have able to navigate Japan as efficiently without them.
Dr. Tran Family from California
7/25/2019-8/3/2019 / August 14, 2019
Excellent tour overall. In particular, the tour guides were greatly knowledgeable and friendly: Ms. Yoshika Morishima (Kyoto) Ms. Izumi Kudo (Kanazawa, Shirkawa-go) Ms. Natsuko Tsukogashi (Takayama) Ms. Hiroko Serita (Tokyo)
John, Alessandra, Nicholas and Edilson from Connecticut
7/21/2019-7/29/2019 / July 30, 2019
Summer in Hokkaido is beautiful. Tour guide Billy was the best and made the tour one-of-a-kind memorable for our entire family.
Jill, Gary, Joelle and Jacie from Hawaii
7/20/2019-7/27/2019 / July 30, 2019
Ai was an excellent guide.
Louise, Eugene & Evelyn from Texas
7/20/2019-7/27/2019 / August 5, 2019
It was a wonderfully planned tour! I hope to have the same guide the next time that we go.
Todd, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Nathan and Alexander from Connec
7/6/2019-7/12/2019 / July 13, 2019
Tour guide Billy was very informative, loved having all the planning and decisions made by AJT and just enjoy the tour!
Sheryl and Janet from Taxes
7/6/2019-7/15/2019 / July 17, 2019
Billy was excellent in all ways. He made the trip.
Gregory & Karen from Colorado
7/6/2019-7/15/2019 / August 14, 2019
Our tour guide was awesome he was very helpful and made sure we had what we needed. Gave us suggestions on food places and translated with store when needed. He made the trip for us.
John & Sandra from California
6/30/2019-7/7/2019 / July 15, 2019
The personal attention of our family's guides, Ms. Yoshika Morishima in the Kyoto area and Ms. Yoko Watanabe in the Tokyo area were excellent. They efficiently took us to the top sites, recommended the best places to eat, and shared interesting information about the sites we visited.
The Janelli family from Ohio
6/23/2019-6/29/2019 / July 2, 2019
Great tour, wonderful things to see, beautiful country, lovely people. Our guide Billy was a great teacher. The pace of activities and mix of things to see and do were just right.
David & Colleen from South Dakota
6/23/2019-7/2/2019 / July 8, 2019
Aseem, Amita & Rahul from Virginia
6/23/2019-7/2/2019 / July 8, 2019
We enjoyed this tour very much, which covered many interesting places not only in big cities of Japan, but also other rather smaller cities. The highlight of the tour was for us our guide Billy-San, who made so much effort in making us feel comfortable. We are quite satisfied about the tour and would recommend it to people who are interested in Japan.
Bernd & Ezgi from Germany
6/23/2019-7/2/2019 / July 17, 2019
Great tour. We spent a really good time in Japan, since it covered a lot of places. Our guide Billy was fantastic and everything was just right.
Magda, Guinot & Lauren from Florida
6/23/2019-6/29/2019 / July 25, 2019
Really enjoyed it all. A good mix of activities and allinteresting.
Jennifer & Brigit from New Zealand
6/22/2019-6/29/2019 / July 2, 2019
Russell, Phan, Andrew, Olivia and Alex from Florida
6/16/2019-6/23/2019 / June 29, 2019
Just the right amount of meals provided vs meals on our own
Margaret, Liana & Callie from California
6/16/2019-6/23/2019 / July 1, 2019
We loved our tour of Japan. The tour combined time in the big cities like Tokyo and Osaka with time in the smaller towns like Takayama. We loved seeing both sides to Japan and cannot wait to come back. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and willing to help with our inquiries including helping us secure a hotel after the tour was over. We would highly recommend the tour to anyone who has never been to Japan before.
Kirby & Andrew from Florida
6/7/2019-6/16/2019 / June 20, 2019
My husband and grandson traveled with me through Japan this June, beginning with a 4 day independent tour that AJT arranged for us, beginning June 4. We then joined a group tour for the remainder of our time in Japan - June 8 through June 16. All arrangements were superb, with great care given to the places we wanted to visit, and with guides and a driver who were very well-versed in all things Japanese and ensuring comfort and the best use of our time while in Japan. During the independent portion of our tour, we were met by a different guide each day who led us through the highlights of that day's city, and always conferred with us on what was most important for us to experience. The group tour, led by guide extraordinaire Billy, covered an expansive portion of Honshu island, with great care given to unusual and off-the-beaten path sites that were a joy to experience. We were fortunate to see many sides of Japan -- high-volume population city sights, extraordinary shrines and temples, some of the most beautiful castles and gardens, important museums and historical sites, and traveling through Honshu with our comfortable and expertly driven bus that allowed seeing the countryside between tour stops. It was an unforgettable trip!
Donna, Christopher & Max from Colorado
6/3/2019-6/16/2019 / June 24, 2019
What made this tour awesome for us was definitely our tour guide, Ai Orikane. Also our driver, Tanaka-san was especially friendly, extremely helpful and flexible. Ai was very flexible and resourceful, making our suddenly cancelled visit to Puroland into a happy day by giving us alternative things to do that we enjoyed. She is a very professional, friendly and intelligent guide, who definitely made our trip wonderful. We couldn't have imagined having any other tour guide with us. We would definitely recommend AJT and especially Ai as the tour guide to anyone we know who will be travelling to Japan and needs a tour and/or guide.
Mrs Trewin from Canada
6/2/2019-6/11/2019 / June 13, 2019
Billy did an awesome job and was very informative about sites!
Lonnie & Damian from Alabama
6/2/2019-6/11/2019 / June 17, 2019
Thank-you so much for an absolutely wonderful trip! Everything was wonderfully arranged to maximize the sights and experiences. The hotels were excellent. And our guide, Billy, did an amazing job keeping 20+ people on track, while also keeping up a very interesting and helpful commentary during the trip. I will definitely be recommending AJT to anybody planning to travel to Japan!
Bernadette from South Africa
6/1/2019-6/15/2019 / June 21, 2019
Since we stayed an extra week, learning the transportation system was key. They guides were very helpful in that regard,
George & Nathaniel from Virginia
5/28/2019-6/3/2019 / June 17, 2019
Very organized tour. Tour escort was charmed and very helpful.
Hoat, Aimee, Cecilia & Martin from California
5/23/2019-5/26/2019 / June 1, 2019
Mariko Kawasaki met me in the lobby of my hotel and by the time we had spent the day together we were good friends. She made my tour personal and very special. I could not have asked for a more perfect day.
Ms. Mary K Powell
5/20/2019-5/26/2019 / May 30, 2019
Very extensive and great tour.
Naresh & Kavita from California
5/20/2019-5/26/2019 / June 3, 2019
Great tour. Exceeded expectations.
Robert, Gail & Isolda from Hawaii
5/19/2019-5/26/2019 / May 30, 2019
our tour guide was excellent. although i thought there were too many Shrines visited
Marleny & Madison from California
5/19/2019-5/29/2019 / June 13, 2019
Our guide, Hiroko was excellent. Very knowledgeable and made the trip so enjoyable. She always explained where and what we were going to visit. So caring and considerate of everyone on the trip. There were 23 of us.
June & Jarrett from California
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 3, 2019
Kim was a terrific tour leader! She was so pleasant ....always smiling and trying to accommodate us. Nagi our first driver in Kyushu was also excellent. He always greeted us and made eye contact. He also kept the bus so clean. Loved the variety of places we visited ...sake factory, crane park, ice cream making, flower fields, oldest temple, etc. The meals were delicious, but could have used a little more variety. Too many kaiseki meals in a row. Would have loved more street food, ramen, udon for instance.
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 4, 2019
Our guide Kim was nothing short of fantastic. She was one of the most pleasant and knowledgable people I have ever met. Please tell her how much we appreciate her.
Mr & Mrs Glaser
5/18/2019-6/2/2019 / June 10, 2019
Excellent guide and top quality hotels, transportation and food.
5/17/2019-5/24/2019 / May 30, 2019
Billy was awesome!! He took great care of our tour group and was always attentive to our concerns and needs. He was very knowledgeable about history, local sites and kept us entertained during the bus rides. Our bus driver was also very professional at all times and safely delivered us to each destination - ontime.
The Schultz Family of 9 from Montana
5/17/2019-5/26/2019 / May 30, 2019
My husband and I could have not been more pleased with our experience with All Japan Tours! Our tour guide, Miharu-san truly did an exceptional job. You could tell she was passionate about her country, and her eagerness to share that knowledge with her group. She would spend hours every night making sure she was well prepared for the next day, and to make sure everything went smoothly. There was never a wait of any kind. The tour ran like clockwork. The accommodations and food were excellent. My husband and I took the 10 day Best of Japan tour, and pretty much saw everything Japan has to offer. Keep in mind, the tours last all day. There wasn't much down time at the end of the day. If we had to do it again, we would add a few extra days at the end so we could explore on our own. Other than that, it was fantastic. We would also like to give thanks to our bus driver, Hitoshi-san. He is still learning English, but he was so sweet and kind. He took such great care of us. We would highly recommend All Japan Tours to our friends and family!
Brian & Jillian from Maryland
5/11/2019-5/21/2019 / June 1, 2019
Well organized and enjoyed the many cultural activities and tour guide insights about Japan
Graceann & Morton from New York
5/11/2019-5/21/2019 / June 2, 2019
Very nice tour with great guides and drivers. Liked the three days in Kyoto. My favorite city in Japan! Only thing I didn't enjoy was the shopping stop in Osaka.
Robert from Kansas
5/5/2019-5/11/2019 / May 17, 2019
The tour was very fascinating and the service of the guide and transportation was excellent. We hopefully travel again with you.
Gabriela & Angeles from California
5/5/2019-5/11/2019 / May 17, 2019
Everything went very smoothly. The guide Lynn was excellent. Everything was timely.
Anthony from California
5/4/2019-5/12/2019 / May 18, 2019
Enjoyed the tour Hokkaido; 05/04-12very much.
Amy & Chunkay from California
4/27/2019-5/5/2019 / May 13, 2019
Linda from California
4/21/2019-4/28/2019 / May 8, 2019
We chose this tour because it was our first time in Japan. My wife and I, we loved every single day in our tour, everything was perfectly planed, from hotels locations, food, and daily itineraries. Something we have to mentioned is how great Billy (our guide in the tour) was the entire time. He was very knowledgeable, very patient with everybody. My wife and I, we are in our late 20s, but he took the time to talk to everybody in the tour, he took a personal approach to learn about everybody, he learned that i am a fan of anime and he gave me shopping tips for after the tour. I have to say I learned a lot in this trip and Billy made this trip fun and very interesting, we are actually planning to go back next year. To me it was necessary to take a few minutes to say thank you to Billy-our tour guide, and to tell him how great he made this trip for me and my wife, we appreciate everything.
Juan & Arlyn from Indiana
4/15/2019-4/21/2019 / April 25, 2019
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide (Joyce). We packed a lot into every day and were not left wanting more.
Andrew & Roslyn from Australia
4/15/2019-4/22/2019 / 2019-04-15
Tour covered most of what we would have wanted to see. Hotels, food, and tour guide (Billy) were great.
Russell & Lisa from California
4/15/2019-4/21/2019 / April 27, 2019
Joyce was an excellent tour guide! Enjoyed all things to do each day.
Andrew & Ian from California
4/15/2019-4/28/2019 / May 3, 2019
Our tour guide, Billy, made the trip so enjoyable. He has an excellent command of the English language and his knowledge of Japanese history and social norms are impressive!
Jerome & Jacqueline from Washington
4/21/2019-4/28/2019 / May 8, 2019
Excellent itinerary and organization
Serban & Ilinca from California
4/11/2019-4/18/2019 / April 24, 2019
Our tour guide, Marimoto Rin, was a joy. Loved Ryokan near Takayama. Cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Elena & Jessica from California
4/11/2019-4/14/2019 / 2019-04-11
Thank you for a wonderful tour.
I appreciate each of the tour guides and their helpfulness.
Each of them was a pleasure to be with.
I had a great time, as did my daughter and her boyfriend.
Everything went off without any problems.
Getting around Japan was easy and enjoyable.
Walter from Texas
4/11/2019-4/18/2019 / May 1, 2019
Wow! What an amazing trip. Hiroko san and her staff in America were so wonderful to work with! She was in constant contact with me due to my scheduling 2 extra days before and after the tour. Hiroko san, for our convenience, actually booked a different tour hotel closer to where we were staying the first 2 nights before the tour began. She also gave suggestions on how to get from our first hotel to the tour hotel and included about how much it would cost for that transportation! Our tour guide Lin was very knowledgeable, caring and lots of fun! She always made sure we stayed together and had everything we needed during the tour. We also had a wonderful bus driver, Take san who was friendly, helpful and got us everywhere we needed to go safely. The hotels were very nice and the food was amazing! Oishii! Even though we went to many places, we never really felt rushed. There was usually enough time to see and explore wherever we went. Thank you AJT for the trip of a lifetime that my mother and I will never forget!
Stephen & Janice from Texas
4/7/2019-4/13/2019 / April 19, 2019
overall the tour was well organized and the tour guide entrained us all along the way. The group was just 15 and that was just ideal to manage as a group and also we got to know each other making the group activities more fun.
SREEJIT & SREELATHA from Canada
4/7/2019-4/13/2019 / April 20, 2019
Enjoyed your tour and the wonderful hospitality of your country
Barbara from Massachusetts
4/5/2019-4/12/2019 / April 20, 2019
Our Japanese lunches and dinners were awesome. There were so many courses and various food items, we were impressed with the options. We generally had enough time to check-out shops (where appropriate), and soak in the area. We thought the hotel accommodations were totally fine, the least favorite was the room in Fukuoka New Otani. The hotels with the tatami and baths were fun, intermixed with western-style hotels.
Maria & James from Washington
4/5/2019-4/12/2019 / April 22, 2019
Well organised and visited many interesting places
Leong & Seong from Malaysia
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 23, 2019
The sights we saw were worthwhile.
Joan & Stephen from New York
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 27, 2019
Rosemarie & Andrew from New Jersey
4/5/2019-4/25/2019 / April 29, 2019
Overall comprehensive view of Japan.. but first, must comment on our Guide Rin.. she was amazing, knowledgeable and entertaining...
Kent & Mary from Utah
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / April 29, 2019
Shabbir & Bilkis from Michigan
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / May 1, 2019
This tour is very comprehensive. We felt we had a true Japanese experience. It was great to stay in the true rokan and have an onsen available for our use. We were very happy that we were able to meet with the maikos and learn about them. Riding the bullet train, attending a kimono show and being immersed in the Japanese culture was a truly rewarding experience.
James & Jane from Texas
4/5/2019-4/25/2019 / May 3, 2019
Rin Morimoto was a great guide and took care of us throughout our entire 3-week tour.
Steven & Ellen from Utah
4/5/2019-4/18/2019 / May 6, 2019
We had the best group tour that we have ever done over our many years of travelling. Each day was a highlight - we enjoyed the sights, the experiences, the food, the train rides and the culture. The standard of the coaches we had were excellent, all coach drivers were friendly and accommodating. Our accommodation throughout could not be faulted, including the ryokans. Our tour guide was the best, a BIG thank you to Hiroko for making our trip so enjoyable - truly a huge asset to the company. The other guests were considerate, prompt and lovely. We can highly recommend using All Japan Tours and are hoping to return in a few years time to explore further north in the Autumn.
Gary & Sharon from Australia
4/2/2019-4/13/2019 / April 19, 2019
Everything was great!
Tahmeroo & Kathryne from Kansas
4/1/2019-4/7/2019 / April 18, 2019
We had a great guide with our bus and tour.
Michael & Chang from Hawaii
4/1/2019-4/7/2019 / April 19, 2019
It was a great tour with breathtaking viewing of cherry blossoms all the way from Tokyo to Osaka.And the majestic Mount Fujiyama.We loved the way the itenarary was arranged to introduce us to the Japanese culture,etiqutte, authentic Japanese cuisine.The guide alloted to us,Ms Lynn was a great educator ,about history as well as contemporary Japanese life .She is a great person and a kind human too.Kudos to het for making this trip wonderful.Thank you.
Girish & Namita from India
4/1/2019-4/10/2019 / April 19, 2019
Mohan & Nandita from India
3/31/2019-4/7/2019 / April 13, 2019
Very good guide. He knows the best places to take photos. Very obliging. Food was good. Got to taste cuisine of different regions. Hotels quite good. Pace of the tour is just right.
Walter & Theresa from Malaysia
3/31/2019-4/7/2019 / April 13, 2019
We appreciated very much all the help, from Billy, our guide to most of the friends, guests on the tours. We are the oldest travellers on the tour and those helps are very appreciated from both of us, 87-88 years olds. Billy is a very helpfull, he paid a lot of time to help us on every aspects of the tours. Once again, please accept and conveyed our thankfullness to AJT members especially to Billy. Do Giap
Giap Van & Ho Thi from Pennsylvania
3/31/2019-4/7/2019 / April 18, 2019
Our family of four had a great time. Albeit rushed, we got to see/sample many sights which we will not be able to visit on our own. Billy is our guide, and I wish to acknowledge him for his patience and knowledge in everything Japan. I will recommend this Tour Operator to anyone (including my family members and relatives, and that says a lot!).
Tok Tamily from California
3/31/2019-4/6/2019 / April 19, 2019
Excellent tour I am enjoyed it
Supron & Jade from California
3/31/2019-4/10/2019 / April 20, 2019
Great tour with beautiful sceneries, well organized and great guide.
Josee & Rickey from Canada
3/31/2019-4/10/2019 / April 20, 2019
All Japan Tours was the best tour I have ever taken. Billy was very knowledgeable and made sure the tour ran smoothly. The accommodations were excellent and all of the provided meals were delicious. Thus tour was a very memorable experience.
Robert, Charles, Janet & Merrilee from California
3/31/2019-4/10/2019 / April 22, 2019
We had a wonderful holiday,Japan is really amazing and every day of the tour we saw something new and interesting. Hotels were better than expected,the itinerary included almost all must see we have read about,even the weather was the best we could expect.
Paul & Marilena from Romania
3/31/2019-4/7/2019 / April 24, 2019
The guide Mr.Billy was very caring and outstanding.
Vinode & Asha from India
3/31/2019-4/7/2019 / May 3, 2019
We had a memorable week on the Golden Triangle of Japan (reverse) Cherry Blossom Tour. The noteworthy features were the excellent accommodations throughout the tour and the full service care we received, from the time we were greeted at Kansai to the time we checked in at our hotel in Narita. Our guide (Hiroko Hirakawa san) was very attentive to the group's expectations and preferences and did her very best to satisfy every group member. She went well above and beyond to take care of my wife's sprained ankle, actually offering the use of her own ankle brace until we could buy one at a local pharmacy. Yukari Azita san was a proficient, careful and safe driver, especially when negotiating the many mountain roads. We were able to visit several places of interest in every city on the tour, with a good mix of historical, natural and cultural features. Highlights were the participatory activities (sushi making and the tea ceremony).
Dilip & Sheela from California
3/28/2019-4/11/2019 / April 17, 2019
with so many dietary restriction in our group, you have managed to do wonderful job except for confusion on 2nd and 3rd day. Best driver and guide we had who went out of their way to make us comfortable. Mr Kioshi Katsume was always available and answered all questions throughout the booking process. This was my 56th country but never received such a good service before.
Patel Group from USA
3/28/2019-4/17/2019 / April 23, 2019
I've been ruminating about our wonderful trip. Every
place we visited gave us memories never to be
The guides were wonderful to us and worked diligently on our behalf. We enjoyed them very much.
The accomodations were splendid and a couple were out of this world.
The sites, shows, gardens, temples, shrines, museums. galleries, markets, subways, trains, busses, and beautiful people were everything I had hoped our trip could be.
Thank you one last time for all of your help and expertise. I hope we can return to Japan someday, and will look forward to working with you again on that return trip.
Your the best!
Stephen & Carolyn from Georgia
3/27/2019-4/24/2019 / April 30, 2019
Every aspect was fantastic and our guide Kimi was outstanding.
Tour That Teach from Australia
3/26/2019-4/5/2019 / April 11, 2019
We are not the average tourist so we are hard to please but very pleased
Dennis & Mai from North Carolina
3/25/2019 - 4/1/2019 / April 1, 2019
How can anyone rate this tour less than a five ? If there were 10 stars I would give it 10 stars; that’s how superlative this tour was!!!
Linda, Phach, Nicole and Derek from California
3/25/2019-4/1/2019 / April 4, 2019
Anne from Texas
3/25/2019 - 3/31/2019 / April 8, 2019
Burress & Tom from Texas
3/25/2019-4/7/2019 / April 12, 2019
excellent guide and drivers. excellent itinerary. couldn't think of including anything else on this tour except some dedicated time for shopping/seeing other things, but would have to drop things already included on the tour. Yuca took special care of us as we were the 'seniors" on the trip. the kimono dress up day was much more fun than I expected !
Corrine from California
3/25/2019-4/7/2019 / April 19, 2019
Our guide Hiroko was wonderful. Full of energy. Attended our every needs. Very knowledgeable about Japan. The driver was the best! I am usually a very nervous rider when someone else drives. I had no issues with her at all. Wonderful.
Michael & Sopit from Thailand
3/24/2019 - 3/31/2019 / April 4, 2019
The tour was fantastic. Punctual.hotels were very nice Coach and driver were 2gd .
Mrs. Usha Rani Jain & Mrs. Nisha Maheswari
3/24/2019-4/3/2019 / April 4, 2019
BILLY IS AWESOME- VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY DOWN TO EARTH! NO DULL MOMENTS! HOPE HE CAN BE OUR TOUR GUIDE AGAIN IN THE FUTURE! WE DEFINITELY WILL COME BACK TO JAPAN... Jorge, Vivian and Sophia
Vivian, Jorge & Sophi from Florida
3/24/2019-4/3/2019 / April 10, 2019
Mr. Ernesto Filoteo Revita Jr. & Mrs. Norma Malonzo Revita
3/24/2019-3/31/2019 / April 17, 2019
Excellent. Well planned, well executed and totally enjoyable.
Jacob & Mary from Brunei
3/18/2019-3/24/2019 / March 27, 2019
Timing and planning enabled our group to see and experience so much. Our guides, Billy, Kim, and Leah were always there with suggestions and help. The drivers, Nakayama-san and our last driver were excellent. The 24 passengers were also so considerate, it all made for an exciting and yet pleasant experience. Although I have been to the same shrines and temples numerous times, the guides added information of interest and all were vital for our family to understand and enjoy Japan. Unfortunately, one week is not enough, but all that was available for the children (ages 12 and 9) on their spring break.
The Ota Group
3/16/2019 - 3/31/2019 / April 2, 2019
The guides were first rate. Very knowledgable, caring and considerate. Hiroko in Tokyo was especially charming and engaging. Hiro in Kyoto was a wealth of information. Miki in Hiroshima was very caring. The tour itself was very organized. Pickup at the airport and transport for our departure was very prompt and courteous.
Ena & Ernest from Mexico
3/10/2019 - 3/20/2019 / March 22, 2019
It was a great introduction to Japan for a group who had no familiarity with the area.
Cortes Family from Canada
2/4/2019 - 2/12/2019 / February 28, 2019
We enjoyed all of it. Our guide, Kim, was excellent.
Ann & John from Washington
2/3/2019 - 2/11/2019 / 2019-02-03
Our Private Land Tour surpassed a regular land tour. We were able to work very well with the tour planner / guide and our driver to make adjustment throughout the whole travel from the planning stages to the time during our trip in Japan.
2/2/2018 / February 12, 2019
Great tour guide and fully informed
Mr. Stefanos Sevastou's Group
1/28/2019 - 1/7/2019 / February 12, 2019
Excellent tour. Wonderful guides and drivers who looked after us very well. Beautiful sites visited.
Kathleen from Australia
1/13/2019 - 11/17/2019 / January 22, 2019
Second time with Alljapan. Excellent service. Very helpful. Absolutely flawless travel. Thank you.
Susan from New Jersey
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
10/27/2018-11/3/2018 / April 27, 2019
All services were excellent, no improvements needed.
Marinus & Catherine from California
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.