Archive for September, 2010

Everything that you had booked was GREAT

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Hi Lily

Thought you should know that we have now been and come home. We had a great time in Japan and everything that you had booked was great.

Just wanted to let you know about the hotels if you have any other families looking to stay in 1 room.

New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto – Triple room was great the beds are nearly an Australian Double so plenty of room

Hakone Hotel – Triple room was big – 3rd bed was a sofa bed but other beds were nearly Australian Double beds as well, the location of this hotel is fantastic on Lake Ashi but the rooms are well used and could do with a refurbishment and a good clean but for 1 night and the fantastic views of Mt Fuji – well worth it.

Ghibli Museum – If we hadn’t been to Disneyland & Universal Studios in LA, we probably would have been very impressed with this, but we had and most of the information is in Japanese which makes it very hard to understand what it is all about. Although getting there & back was a real adventure!

Tokyo Morning Tour was very helpful in giving us a layout of tokyo and the guide was very helpful with directions and advise for the trains, etc.

Once again, thank you for all your help in organising our holiday to Japan, it has changed so much since I was there 20 years ago. Very easy to travel around yourself as just about everything is in English and everyone was very helpful if we needed directions.


Our drive around Hokkaido

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Hi Olivia

We’re back from our drive around Hokkaido. It was fabulous. A lovely and mostly rugged area to drive through.
The hotels you booked for us were great: In scenic locations with good facilities, helpful staff, good food and character.
The driving was easy, the GPS helpful even though the written instructions on screen were only in Japanese/Kanji.
The spoken instructions were in American. A quick lesson on pushing the right buttons when we picked up the car was enough for our basic needs.

Osaka was extremely and unusually hot for this time of year, mostly minimum of 27°C and maximum 35°C. Just took it a bit easier.

Want to return to Hokkaido… and other quieter islands also. We’ve visited Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa in the past and are now keen to take to the wheel there also.

Will return to JTB for our next bookings.

Thank You

Thanks heaps for planning a great trip!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Hi Olivia,

I have been meaning to send you a quick email for 2 months!! At the moment I am watching a video of our trip and I would just like to say we had a great time in Japan – we really enjoyed everything about it. You planned a wonderful trip for us and everything went off without a hitch.
My favorite was Takayama, so I’m glad you included that!

So on behalf of David, John and I thanks once again.


We had a wonderful time!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Dear Yoko,

Thank you for your help organizing our recent trip to Hokkaido. Jerry and I returned only a few days ago. We had a wonderful time! We were very pleased with all of the accommodations – but especially enjoyed the Shiretoko Grand because it gave us the opportunity to stay in a tatami room. While we were a little too early for the fall foliage, we saw beautiful scenery in the rural areas and also saw some wildlife (deer, bears, and cranes).

We appreciate the help – couldn’t have done it without you!

Carol, South Australia

We were so impressed

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Hi Lily,

We are back from our trip to Japan and we loved it.
We were so impressed with the itinernary and the service that you organised for us.

I just want to say a huge Thank you.
Just one more thing the guide we had on the Takeyama tour her name was Yoshii ( I have shortened her name and she like to be called that) we would like to put in a huge recommendation as she was a Brilliant Guide.
Everything about her was fantastic she spoke clearly so you could understand and gave our whole tour more than 100% she deserves to be recognised and hopefully be told how great she is.
Hope to hear from you.


Thank you for the awesome job

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Hi Lily,

Hope you are well. I just want to thank you for the awesome job you did in organising our holiday. Please pass on this message to your managers informing them of my glowing endorsement. We couldn’t have done it without your help and all your recommendations and bookings were perfect.

Once again thanks.


Mark, Christina and Noah.