Had an amazing time, so want to go back right now. The Hilton was awesome 26th floor and the people in Japan are so so beautiful.
Kyoto was very beautiful and interesting, those maple trees are truly beautiful with all the different colours, orange, yellow and bright bright red.
Will email you some photos as soon as I get my computer up and running.
PS I think I lost 5 kg walking, never walked so much in my life
Thanks for everything
Hi Eri and everyone at JTB Australia!
We recently booked the Ghibli & Disney Special Package for our trip to Japan recently, and we absolutely had the best week of our lives there! All thanks to Eri and all the great services that JTB provided.
For someone like us who had never been to Japan before, the friendly and helpful services that you guys provided made our trip simply hassle-free! We also stayed at a wonderful hotel called the Shiba Park Hotel, which is a part of the package. Our visit to the Ghibli Museum was simply life-changing, and we left there with a completely different outlook in life, for the better of course! And our visit to Disney World simply took us back to our childhood memories, and it was an absolute pleasure to relive those moments.
Once again, I would like to sincerely thank our friend Eri and everyone at JTB Australia for all of this. Rest assured, you guys will hear from us again when we’re visiting Japan again next year! We hope you get to see Japan again in the near future too, Eri!
We now have the right to brag to our friends about our very first trip to Japan! And hundreds of photos and hours of footage we captured will definitely help :)
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Just a quick note to say thank you for all your time and effort to make the tour a great success. Hong Kong was great. Everything went well. I actually got sick of shopping. Bob was worried that I had lost my touch with the credit cards. Never…
We are back safe and sound and happy. We had a wonderful time. I would go back to Japan tomorrow if I could I took about 700 photographs or so!
Tokyo is an enormous city, however for the massive population it didn’t feel crowded where we were and the transport system ran like clockwork. There was a lot of English in Tokyo, signage and on the trains, and we managed quite well I thought. Loved the hotels and locations we stayed in, and the Nozomi was fabulous.
The autumn leaves were AMAZING!
We were lucky to see a Shinto wedding, on a Friday, at the Meiji Shrine. Also lucky to see lots of little girls and boys in very special Kimonos for the name day festival, after the15th, when it is less crowded. The parents are very happy for you to photograph their kids in their special Kimonos and the traditional boy’s outfits.
The Ghibli Museum was also a highlight, for me and Calem. So pleased didn’t miss out. Calem wanted to live in a house like that. Really beautiful stained glass windows and interesting objects all around.
After seeing Enkoji Temple, a group of young women – students, with bicycles actually walked us the short distance to the bus stop, as it was getting dark around 4.30 pm! Can you imagine any where in Australia where that might happen?
Overall we had a ball in Kyoto, though there was less English and the trains and buses seemed more complicated, we adapted fine. We saw 3 Maiko, only quick enough to photograph one. Butterflies of the night indeed.
However there was no photo opportunity with the Maiko after the show on the tour we did, the guide didn’t know about it? Overall the Tea Ceremony and walk through Gion was another highlight for us, we both really loved it.
Qantas was great, really good service and yummy food. We didnt sleep well, but that’s to be expected.
Next time I’d love to see more of Japan, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji (only saw it from the plane), Nara, Osaka, Takayama and Kyoto again.
Thank you for your kindness when my Mum rang up during our holiday.
Thanks so much again Lily,