4/12/2014 - 4/19/2014 / April 21st, 2014
This is let you know that we got back home to Perth safely last night after the tour. We would like to thank you for a well organised informative tour. We enjoyed the tour and the company of many nice people who joined. We would like to specially thank Mr Ito( our guide) for his efforts in making this tour a comfortable, interesting and a memorable experience.
Dinesha, Shivanti & Sonal from Australia
4/12/2014 - 4/19/2014 / April 18th, 2014
I just finished a tour ( well tonight is last night in Narita airport hotel) and i just want to say a big thank you to you arranging this trip. It was amazing. However, i want you to know what an amazing person works for you ( in case you are not aware) -Mr. Ito who was our tour guide. He was dealing with an extremely big group of 34 people and to accomodate everyone- it would take a lot of patience and good will. Not only he is an amazing person with extensive knowledge about his country and places where we were travelling , but he had so many stories that were intertaining and very interesting. He went above and beyond to make sure that we all are safe, settled, in a good mood and that we have a great experience of our stay. So, eventhou our entire group absolutely loved him and his positive, friendly and amazing attitude, i believe that it is important for you ( in the office ) to know that you have a great person on your team and that you are very lucky. I will recommend "all japan tours" to my friends and i will be considering taking another one in future (may be in a year of two). Please , make sure to send Mr. Ito best regards and a huge thank you from our group that he was working with from april 13 to april 19.
Viktoriya from Canada
3/23/2014 - 4/1/2014 / April 10th, 2014
Just returned from our trip and wanted to thank Miharu and Miwa-san (our driver) for a wonderful experience. This was my parents first experience traveling abroad and I think we were all a little nervous. Once we joined our group though it was so easy. Miharu took really good care of the whole group and when we had a rainy day she rearranged the itinerary so we did indoor things and we still got to see all the outdoor sights the next day. Since the weather had been cool the cherry blossoms were a little late blooming so Miharu and her whole network of drivers and guides were always communicating so as to “find cherry blossoms”. Many beautiful sights, good hotels (we were three in a room so a little more crowded but no problem), and yummy food. ( I read one of the reviews where someone’s mother wanted to eat natto every morning and that was my mom too.) Yes, you must try the Onsen, there’s lots of walking and steps so for you first timers be prepared and get in shape because they have good ice cream there too. Miharu was great, talked about all kinds of Japanese culture, the old and the very new and made the bus rides pass more quickly and had us laughing all along the way (the black pearls, prime ministers and toilets to name a few:)) Stick close to her and you’ll learn so much ( I hear some of the other company tour guides talking and they were very hard to understand.) She is very accommodating and you can tell she loves her job! AJ tours gets our recommendation!! Thanks.
Kanemaru & Fukuyama family from California
3/23/2014 - 4/1/2014 / April 8th, 2014
I was part of the Cherry Blossom tour beginning 23rd March until the 31st March 2014. I just wanted to drop a quick note of 'Thank you ' to your team for the beautiful, safe and enjoyable experience I had. Miharu was efficient, knowledgeable and always helpful with a smile on her face. The group I was part of, was also a good mix of people from different parts of the world. Everyone was there with an open mind, well, mostly everyone : ) to enjoy, learn and experience Japan. Thanks again, and I would definitely recommend your agency for any travel requirements in Japan.
MaryAnn from Dubai
3/31/2014 - 4/6/2014 / April 8th, 2014
My boyfriend had an amazing time! The Cherry Blossom tour far exceeded both of our expectations. Our guide was very informative, and talked about the culture of Japan, as well as her personal experiences, throughout each of the bus rides to our destinations, which made the duration of the travel time between various locations feel like only a 15 minute drive. The sights were beautiful, and the food was delicious. Although some of the Japanese foods were not to my liking, I still tried the food and enjoyed the experience of beauty of how each dish was prepared. Our driver, Mr. Onito, was always in a cheerful mood. He always had a smile on his face, and it was nice to always greet him in the mornings. The hotels were all very nice. I will definitely be taking another tour in the future, and would highly recommend this agency to friends and family. A big thanks to your staff, located in the Ontario, Ca office, for always answering my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and for always being friendly. I have always dreamed of visiting Japan since I was 11 years old, and this tour of Japan did not disappoint. I wish this agency much success, as it is very much deserved. Thank you so much for providing my boyfriend and I with such an unforgettable experience!
Miranda from California
3/28/2014 - 4/6/2014 / April 8th, 2014
We just finished our reverse cherry blossom tour. Everyone loved Miharu Katsume, our tour guide. Miharu went out of her way to ensure Brian had gluten free meals. We are so grateful and appreciative for that. He was able to enjoy Japanese food without any problems. Also, we had several vegetarians, people with allergies to shell fish, etc...on our tour. Miharu took care of the entire groups dietary needs and ensured the special meals were prepared. Miharu speaks English very well and is so knowledgeable about the places we visited. Most of all, she kept us laughing with her stories. All of our rooms were non-smoking! I know you cannot always guarantee a non-smoking room and it was truly wonderful to have non smoking rooms because of my severe allergy to smoke. The cherry blossoms in Kyoto were in full bloom and at their peak. The gardens were magnificent and the castles and shrines were very impressive. We really enjoyed the tour because we would have had difficulty taking the bus and trains to all the places we visited if we were on our own. All Japan Tours took all the hassle and stress out of our trip. We didn't have to worry about train or bus schedules, or what time the museums opened or closed. We didn't have to buy tickets or worry about lodging and meals. We really enjoyed our night in Atami and the chance to sleep on tatami mat and futon and take in hot Spring Japanese bath. On the long drive back from Mount Fuji, Miharu put the Oscar winning movie Departures on and interpreted the movie for us. We will watch it when we get back to the US with subtitles. Thank you so much for all your help in making this a most memorable vacation. Your extremely prompt replies addressed all our concerns and it was truly wonderful that you wrote an explanation in Japanese of the gluten allergy in details and emailed it to us. We printed this out and presented it to our server so when we had meals on our own, there was no problem in communicating the gluten allergy to the restaurant staff.
Joyce and Brian from Massachusetts
3/24/2014 - 4/5/2014 / April 8th, 2014
Thank you for arranging the fruit plate we received. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We just finished our great tour. We had a wonderful time, the food was fabulous, accommodations great with the one exception, and we enjoyed Yuka Sia as our guide. Thank you for giving us such a memorable experience in Japan. And we did see the Sakura, in full bloom everywhere we went.
David & Iris from Hawaii
12/8/2013 - 12/14/2013 / January 13th, 2014
Just to let you know that the Japan tour was excellent - a really good blend of history, geography, religion, culture etc and our tour guide was really good.
Vivien from Australia
12/22/2013 - 12/31/2013 / January 13th, 2014
We got back to Australia after the Japan tour for more than a week. It was an excellent tour. We were happy with almost all aspects of the tour and the services. (The tour guide and driver were Kim and Nitta).
Son Thai from Australia
10/26/2013 - 11/7/2013 / November 26th, 2013
On behalf of 47 guests from Houston Texas, I would like to express our gratitude! Everything was organized starting from California office. Mr. Kiyoshi, Thank you for your professionalism and quick response throughout our itineraries, The experience Japanese Kaiseki Banquet Dinner, Osen Hot spring in Luxury Hotel, and excellent selective Menus. Ms Kimi, truly dedicated to her profession and care, and made sure all of our needs were fulfilled! Our Bus driver Mr. Yamada even skip his breakfast, in order he has to be at Shinkansen Station on time to pick-up our group, while our group experience ride Bullet train, It was an amazing and memorable experience, I am looking forwards to working with all of you again in Mar 2014 group!
Julie from Redondo Beach, California