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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!

https://japanholidays.com.au

Highlights:

Tokyo Tower
Akihabara
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



Juliane,
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!

by Rob Burns and family on Japan Holidays
We could not have been happier



Following a search on the internet and a conversation with Juliane Suzuki I decided to go with Japan Holidays to organise our family holiday to Japan to celebrate my 70th birthday. What a great decision. Juliane was most helpful and responsive in planning a 10 day holiday to meet the needs of our family of seven including a four year old grandson. We had a great time which far exceeded our expectations

The holiday included four nights in Tokyo, two in Kanazawa and three in Kyoto. We could not have been happier the hotels, guides, events and transportation all organised and booked by Japan Holidays. We were also fortunate to be visiting at the peak cherry blossom period as shown in the photo taken in Kyoto .

The AXUS travel App used by Japan Holidays which included the full itinerary, maps and messaging facility was of immense benefit.

Japan Holidays paved the way for a truly memorable holiday and celebration

Thanks Rob, so great to hear that we could provide had such an amazing and memorable family experience!

by Rod and Chris Tampling on Japan Holidays
Locating Family History



Our two week holiday to Japan in April this year was spectacular. Thanks to Tony, Lawson and Judy! We asked Japan Holidays to package us a trip to include Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and lastly Tokyo (with a day trip to Hakone/Mt. Fuji). We had wonderful guides in Hiroshima – Amy, Kyoto – Katsuko, and Tokyo – Yuka. All were knowledgeable, helpful and had wonderful insight into each area.
Our guide in Hiroshima Amy was able to help us locate records at Hiroshima city hall of my husbands’ Maternal Grandfather who perished on the 6th August, 1945. This was our main reason for our trip and to see where my mother in law’s family lived.
We had a wonderful stay at Miyajima Island with the Kamada family who are truly lovely hosts. This is a must do opportunity to stay with a family in Japan. The Island is incredible with the stunning Great Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, Ropeway to Mount Misen with an amazing view towards Hiroshima, and of course wild deer! There are also lots of shops and restaurants and even a very good aquarium. The Nature trails are beautiful.
The Cherry Blossom season was busy and quite stunning with many people wearing kimonos, especially in Kyoto. The Nishiki Market in Kyoto is a must.
Hakone and Mt. Fuji was quite a pleasant surprise. We even had snow. Mt. Fuji was hiding in the clouds however we could still see snow on the base of the mountain. Well worth the day trip!
Tokyo is a must to visit. We will have to stay much longer next time. It is a lovely city to visit and the subway, though massive, is worth travelling on.
All in all our trip booked with Japan Holidays was everything we hoped for and more. Highly Recommend Japan Holiday tours and they are very helpful with any requests.

Thank you so much Rod and Chris! We were truly amazed and so happy that our guide Amy was able to locate your family history records for you. A wonderful memory your family will have for future generations. So pleased that we could help you!

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