Archive for October, 2017

It was fantastic!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Hi Miyuki,


We are back and can not speak highly enough of Japan – it was fantastic! Thank you for all your advice.


Thanks again for all your help.



Really exceeded our expectations

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Hello Minji. Well, the jet lag has gone and we are left to enjoy the memories of a  wonderful JTB tour of Japan. It really exceeded our expectations. Great guides, led of course by Maya;  impressive meals especially the welcome and farewell dinners; a good mix of fellow travellers two of  whom we plan to catch up within the next couple of weeks. It was a remarkable holiday and we are so glad we didn’t allow the political situation to put us off travelling.

We very much appreciated your help and guidance in putting our itinerary together. Thank you for your friendly efficiency!


Best wishes


Keith & Isabel

Had a great time

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Hi Mende,


Just want to say thanks again for your help with the above.


Came back from our holiday yesterday morning.


We had a great time and really enjoyed the tours and the Ryokan experience in Kyoto @ Arashiyama, in particular.


FYI, at the last moment, I ended up hiring a Pocket WiFi from JR for the week (3GB download per day) which was super important when travelling with teenage kids; they were constantly taking photos with their phones and messaging with their friends.


Thanks again



We have not stopped raving about our experience!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Dear Minji,

Thought I would update you on our wonderful holiday in Japan. We loved every minute of the whole experience. The group was fantastic, we all got on so well. We were all similar age and had similar interests.

Our tour leader Maya was just great looking after all our needs at every stage. I was particularly grateful that she went out of her way to ensure that my dietary needs were always met.

We arrived in Tokyo to a typhoon but that did not stop us. Everyday we were out and about and saw what we could despite the weather. Once the typhoon passed it was sunny and very hot and the weather remained sunny and warm for the rest of the holiday.

Wes particularly enjoyed travelling by bullet train and watching the countryside wiz past us. Everyday seemed to bring a new experience and adventure. There was such a good balance of being in a city or seeing the beautiful countryside. In many cases Japan reminded me of Switzerland with the mountains, pine trees and the efficiency of the train network. Never a second late!

I braved the communal baths – initially very hesitantly. But after the first bath I was hooked and partook whenever the opportunity arose.

We cannot say that there was one particular spot that stood out any more than another. It was all wonderful and we would certainly want to go back and see more of Japan.

Many thanks for all your brilliant planning and all of your suggestions and hints. It really did prepare us well for our travel and time in Japan. We thought JAL was fantastic and we would certainly fly with them again.

Once again many thanks for all your help in making it a most memorable holiday experience. We have not stopped raving about it to our friends and we always recommend JTB travel.

Best wishes

Jill and Wes