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
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
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
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
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
10/23/2015 - 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
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
8/1/2014 - 8/10/2014 / September 8th, 2014
My husband and I would like to thank all Japan Tours for a lovely Holiday which we enjoyed, We already miss Japan and I know that one day we will come again. Most of all we want to say how wonderful was our tour guide Kim. we just loved her, who was just amazing, helpful and accomadating, and our 5 star bus driverVetoke, he is the best driver. We loved the choice of hotels, every thing was organised, just perfect and professional. It is hard to imagine how anyone could not fall in love with Japan, its culture and its beautyand most of all how people were helpful and obliging. I will recommend ALL JAPAN TOURS to all my friends please give my love to Kim,and when we come again we would like to have Kim as our tour guide. we wish you all well our tour ( Best of Japan Reverse 1st of August to 10th of August )
Sam & Rose from Australia
7/27/2014 - 8/5/2014 / September 2nd, 2014
The tour was wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed our time in Japan immensely and hope to return one day soon, hopefully to see the sakura in full bloom. Kim Kida was an excellent guide - informative, friendly and very helpful in answering our questions. She even went out of her way to show me the Tourist Kimono shop, which I really appreciated (though I loved to wear the kimono, I was so hot! But loving it! ^_^;) The food was wonderful, especially the Kobe beef at the end of our tour. We would happily recommend your service to anyone looking to visit Japan. Thanks also goes to our bus driver, Uetake-san, for driving the long hours across our many destinations - he also seemed quite nice and professional as well.
Tracy and Bryan from Canada