3/28/2014 - 4/6/2014 / April 8th, 2014
We just finished our reverse cherry blossom tour. Everyone loved Miharu Katsume, our tour guide. Miharu went out of her way to ensure Brian had gluten free meals. We are so grateful and appreciative for that. He was able to enjoy Japanese food without any problems. Also, we had several vegetarians, people with allergies to shell fish, etc...on our tour. Miharu took care of the entire groups dietary needs and ensured the special meals were prepared. Miharu speaks English very well and is so knowledgeable about the places we visited. Most of all, she kept us laughing with her stories. All of our rooms were non-smoking! I know you cannot always guarantee a non-smoking room and it was truly wonderful to have non smoking rooms because of my severe allergy to smoke. The cherry blossoms in Kyoto were in full bloom and at their peak. The gardens were magnificent and the castles and shrines were very impressive. We really enjoyed the tour because we would have had difficulty taking the bus and trains to all the places we visited if we were on our own. All Japan Tours took all the hassle and stress out of our trip. We didn't have to worry about train or bus schedules, or what time the museums opened or closed. We didn't have to buy tickets or worry about lodging and meals. We really enjoyed our night in Atami and the chance to sleep on tatami mat and futon and take in hot Spring Japanese bath. On the long drive back from Mount Fuji, Miharu put the Oscar winning movie Departures on and interpreted the movie for us. We will watch it when we get back to the US with subtitles. Thank you so much for all your help in making this a most memorable vacation. Your extremely prompt replies addressed all our concerns and it was truly wonderful that you wrote an explanation in Japanese of the gluten allergy in details and emailed it to us. We printed this out and presented it to our server so when we had meals on our own, there was no problem in communicating the gluten allergy to the restaurant staff.
Joyce and Brian from Massachusetts
3/24/2014 - 4/5/2014 / April 8th, 2014
Thank you for arranging the fruit plate we received. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We just finished our great tour. We had a wonderful time, the food was fabulous, accommodations great with the one exception, and we enjoyed Yuka Sia as our guide. Thank you for giving us such a memorable experience in Japan. And we did see the Sakura, in full bloom everywhere we went.
David & Iris from Hawaii
12/8/2013 - 12/14/2013 / January 13th, 2014
Just to let you know that the Japan tour was excellent - a really good blend of history, geography, religion, culture etc and our tour guide was really good.
Vivien from Australia
12/22/2013 - 12/31/2013 / January 13th, 2014
We got back to Australia after the Japan tour for more than a week. It was an excellent tour. We were happy with almost all aspects of the tour and the services. (The tour guide and driver were Kim and Nitta).
Son Thai from Australia
10/26/2013 - 11/7/2013 / November 26th, 2013
On behalf of 47 guests from Houston Texas, I would like to express our gratitude! Everything was organized starting from California office. Mr. Kiyoshi, Thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our itineraries, The experience Japanese Kaiseki Banquet Dinner, Osen Hot spring in Luxury Hotel, and excellent selective Menus. Ms Kimi, truly dedicated to her profession and care, and made sure all of our needs were fulfilled! Our Bus driver Mr. Yamada even skip his breakfast, in order he has to be at Shinkansen Station on time to pick-up our group, while our group experience ride Bullet train, It was an amazing and memorable experience, I am looking forwards to working with all of you again in Mar 2014 group!
Julie from Redondo Beach, California
7/6/2013 - 7/12/2013 / August 14th, 2013
I travelled on the All Japan Tours “Golden Route” in July 2013, and really loved it. It was an amazing and memorable experience. We were taken in a luxury bus to each destination, which included natural wonders like Mt. Fuji, notable buildings, temples and shrines, museums, and even popular shopping destinations. The included meals were fantastic and gave us a real taste of traditional Japanese cuisine. Even though it was entirely foreign to me and my group, our tour leader Kim-san was really helpful in explaining how to eat particular dishes. She was very helpful and knowledgeable, and told us a lot of interesting facts about our destinations, as well as facts about Japanese culture in general. The hotels we stayed in were great, especially the ryokan, where Kim-san told us the correct way to take a public bath… It was an unforgettable experience. I feel I got my money’s worth from this tour, and would definitely travel with All Japan Tours again!
Sian from Australia
7/21/2013 - 7/27/2013 / July 28th, 2013
From Osaka, thru Nara, Kyoto, Atami,
Owakundani, a bit of Mont Fuji, Tokyo and
all the nice temples, shrines and castles,
all the tour was a wonderful dream I'll
Our tour guide Ito-San made us discover the people, history, traditions and the modern Japan, he made us love and keep Japan in our heart.
Thank you very much
Monika from Canada
7/21/2013 - 7/27/2013 / July 28th, 2013
Totally awesome tour
Madena & Candice from Arizona
6/24/2013 - 7/6/2013 / July 24th, 2013
I just want to thank you for a
wonderful adventure to Japan. My trip
with your travel guide and driver were
more than I expected, they were great.
Your guide gave us much more than we
thought we would see or do in Japan and
your driver was so helpful. every time it
rained he was there for us with umbrellas
and walked out to even give them out to
the whole group, if we were trapped in a
store close by, and always helped us with
our luggage. On the whole I would
recommend your travel agency to anyone who
would like to see more of Japan than they
ever thought possible in two weeks. Thank
You so much from Me and My son .
Your guide that I would like to say was more than great is Kim Kida and the Drivers name was Yoon. Please thank them for me they were great.
Jon and Ian from Washington
6/16/2013 - 6/22/2013 / July 17th, 2013
I wanted to contact you at All Japan Tours
to let you know that Sue and I thoroughly
enjoyed our trip to Japan although it was
way too short!!
We loved the people, the sights and all those on our trip. We were especially thankful that we had such a good guide as Sia. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and lots of fun which, in turn, made our whole trip more enjoyable. I would happily recommend your company to anyone who would be interested in visiting Japan.
Thank you again for all your work in making my dream come true and finally visiting Japan. One day, I hope to return.
Cathy from Australia