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by Vivienne and Brett on Japan Holidays
Japan 2019

Thanks to our wonderful travel agent Kahoru for her expertise and help planning an amazing trip to Japan.
We loved Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. The tour guides provided were very helpful and we loved the app with our itinerary and documents attached.

Thank-you so much for the wonderful review Vivienne and Brett - have passed on your regards to Kahoru..

by Adel Dawood and Mona Gobran on Japan Holidays
A big thank you to Japan Holidays team..!!

We had an amazing three weeks holidays in Japan, each festival was very enjoyable , the drums , dances and floats were all beautiful and amazing , it was really great to see how so many people from all ages have joined the dances and how many locals are watching. Ken, our guide was very helpful and was giving us lot of information and explanations. In the second part of our holiday, we visited many interesting and historical places such as Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Koyasan and Hiroshima . All the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and very friendly .
We had full support all the time from Japan Holidays team and they immediately provided alternative arrangement when we had flight delays and a train cancellation.
We felt that we are supported all the time and we did not need to worry about anything .
Japan Holidays team is the best team for any tour in Japan and they know to arrange the most amazing tours to Japan and they also support you all the time .
A very big thank you to Judy, Anthony and all the team and all the guides .

Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We look forward to organising your friend's Japan Holiday and hope to show you Kyushu next time!

by Richard Horan on Japan Holidays
Fabulous Japan

A fabulous two weeks in Japan, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

From the offset, I knew it'd be a good trip. Kahoru, our trip manager was quick to answer the many queries I had and put my mind at rest where I had concerns.

The best part is the travel app (Axus) they use, which is effectively your tour itinerary and so useful. Couple of taps each day and you know what you're doing, with whom you are meeting, what time, and where. It really is brilliant.

If you want to visit somewhere with history, natural beauty, modern comforts, and innovative thinking with a culture of respect and perfect manners, you need to go to Japan as soon as possible!

Oh - make sure you book the trip with Japan Holidays!



Tokyo Tower
The bullet train (Shinkansen Nozomi)
Food, food, food - find a 'Japanese only' place and convince them to let you in but make sure you're willing to eat everything and don't complain - cod entrails are the way ahead!
Gardens - just beautiful
Kyoto generally
Dotonbori street in Osaka - okonomiyaki

Thanks so much for your wonderful review Richard. Japan is very family friendly and we are impressed with your adventurous culinary experiences - Japanese food is amazingly oishii!

by Wilson family on Japan Holidays
Fantastic family experience

We’ve dreamed of visiting Japan for a few years now and Kahoru really helped make our dreams come true. From Disneyland for the little kid and Universal Studios for the big one to great cultural tours and a tea ceremony she really packed in everything we wanted.
It was so great to have every little detail planned out and organised by someone so knowledgeable, yet still have the freedom to do our own thing. Japan Holidays certainly created a package that suited us, and having all the logistics organised left us little to do but sit back and enjoy.
We are already talking about what everyone would want to do on our next visit.

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy knowing Kahoru had planned it all so well. We look forward to organising your next trip!

by Mick Nixon on Japan Holidays
Our first but not our last, holiday in Japan

When we first decided to plan a holiday in Japan we did extensive research.
There were a lot of things that seemed appealing but the content was quite vague.
I found Japan Holidays and made contact with Kahoru, after communicating briefly to discuss what we wanted out of our holiday and along with some suggestions from Kahoru, she created a very detailed itinerary for us. The months leading up were so exciting but couldn't compare to the feeling we experienced while in Japan!

Her extensive knowledge of everything we needed to know made our whole visit run smoothly and we experienced things we will never forget. Even while on our holiday we had a small issue, after an email to Kahoru I received a call to our hotel room minutes later and it was addressed, we were so impressed with the care that we were given even after we had left for our holiday.

Our children had the experience of a lifetime and developed some great experiences and memories. Just to mention a highlight for me, the Todai-ji temple at Nara gave me shivers! A special mention for Ms Yuka and Ms Jackie, our wonderful guides who shared some of Japan's beautiful culture with us, we appreciate it very much.

We highly recommend Japan Holidays, and Japan.

Thanks so much for your fabulous review Mick! We really enjoyed following your travels and experiences on our social media. Japan is definitely a place you fall in love with and we are so glad Kahoru could make it so special for your whole family. We look forward to designing your next Japan Holiday!

by Beverly and John on Japan Holidays
The blossoms were amazing and we have some wonderful memories

We had a wonderful tour in Japan with Juliane who took care of everyone very well. It is a peaceful country and the Japanese are very polite and helpful and we felt extremely safe there.

The blossoms were amazing and we have some wonderful memories. We would thoroughly recommend the tour to any future travellers if they want to experience the real culture of Japan.

Beverly & John

Thank you for your wonderful review of our World Heritage & Kumano Kodo Cherry Blossom Tour. Juliane is very experienced in all things Japan and we are so glad that she made your tour amazing.

by Margie and Andre on Japan Holidays
Fabulous tour of Japan

Thank you so much Juliane, for organising the fabulous tour of Japan that we recently returned from.

Japan is a country of impeccable cleanliness, amazing food, incredibly polite people and soundless streets where nobody hoots! No road-rage. Not once during the whole 3 weeks did we see a single cigarette butt or piece of litter on the streets. Nobody crosses the street unless they have a green light! The trains all run on time and at great speeds.   Our trip had so many highlights but the outstanding ones were: The Maricar ride through the streets of Tokyo. Very exciting! The stunning Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa. The lovely town of Takayama, which is like travelling back in time to what Kyoto was like many years ago. In Wajima – Kiriko Festive Float Museum. That was amazing to see all the work they put into those floats.

So thanks again for the very smooth and well organised tour. We will definitely go back to Japan Juliane.


Thanks so much Margie and Andre. We are so glad to have impressed you with your personalised itinerary around Japan visiting some amazing places, and so pleased that you have so much fun! We look forward to designing your next Japan adventure.

by Sue & Ken Emmett on Japan Holidays
We loved it!

We loved it!

Cherry blossoms out in full bloom in northern Japan, they flower later and last longer in the cooler climate. Our guide Ken was great and included some unique experiences. We went out with a third generation oyster farmer and returned to a feast of fresh seafood straight out of the ocean washed down with chilled with wine.

We visited the Pure Land Zen Monastery and saw a golden temple in a forest, we seemed to be the only foreign tourists around. Your guides in Tokyo and Morioka took us to authentic restaurants and we had Soba, Ramen, Sushi and Tempura and Matcha soft serve ice cream…Lovely food all around.

We are very happy with the whole experience. North Japan is still not on most tourist itineraries and is highly recommended.

We had a wonderful time and would like to promote this area of Japan.

Thanks Sue & Ken, it was our pleasure to welcome you back for another amazing tour with our guide, Ken-san. You're part of the family now!

by Beth & Graeme Glover on Japan Holidays
Exciting and adventurous

Our trip to Japan was exciting and adventurous. Everything, including the weather, worked well for us. We certainly made the most of the JR Pass, adding extra sightseeing journeys to our schedule. Thank you for your organisation of this trip which I believe assisted us to enjoy the cultural history, food, nature & people of Japan so much.

by The Headon Family on Japan Holidays
Sensational holiday

After working with a couple of travel agents to plan our 3 week Japan holiday I was frustrated with the lack of true consultation and customisation I was able to find. Luckily I stumbled across Japan Holidays online, and after one phone call with Judy I knew I had found what I was looking for. Her first hand knowledge on pretty much everything I threw at her was so refreshing, and incredibly useful. Subsequently Judy spent a significant amount of time with me, customising our itinerary and packaging it all together.
We are now just back from the trip. It was fantastic. We went to Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nara, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, 3 days on the Nakasendo Trail, Matsumoto, and back to Tokyo. A mix of larger hotels, smaller hotels and ryokans. Trains, buses and hiking. It was all terrific. Logistically complex, but thanks to Judy and Japan Holidays it all went super smoothly. The phone app loaded with all the information we needed, the advice on train and bus routes and times, and the PuPuRu wireless device were all incredibly helpful.
I would highly recommend Japan Holidays to anyone looking to tour Japan. Especially if you want to do things in your own way and at your own speed. Many thanks to Judy and the team for looking after us.

Thanks Daniel, so pleased that we were able to make your Japan holiday amazing!

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