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 by Elizabeth
Japan Holidays Virtual Cooking Classes

I am really enjoying Keiko-san’s careful, detailed and delicate approach to her cooking demonstrations. She is very clear in her explanations, and the quiet and gentle pace of the lesson reminds me of many of the things that I so like about Japanese culture. Her lesson is a calm haven during a Melbourne lockdown! Highly recommended

Thanks for your review, great to hear that the virtual cooking classes help during lockdowns.

 by Margot
Temple Tour with a Buddhist Priest Online Webinar

I just wanted to let you know how interesting the temple visit was! I am really glad I was able to participate, because it seems ages until I will get to Japan.


Thanks Margot for your thoughts, great to hear you enjoy the tour while waiting to get to Japan!

 by Bec
it was amazing to travel across these engineering masterpieces into little rural, sleepy villages that see few westerners

We would like to thank you and your team so much for arranging our itinerary through Japan.

The cycling was an unforgettable experience, and such a beautiful way to experience a part of Japan that few tourists get to see.

We had all sorts of weather, which we were prepared for…. And it was amazing to travel across these engineering masterpieces into little rural, sleepy villages that see few westerners.

Our first nights’ stay in Setoda is one that I would recommend for you. After cycling through many citrus plantations, we arrived into Setoda which I would like to have had more time in – it is a beautiful town.

We were greeted with a hot lemon drink on arrival, lemon wines, jams lollies etc for sale in the foyer. There were lemon cookies in our room, a lemon shaped public bath with sliced lemons floating on top. Very traditional accommodation on futons.

Being an island, the food focus is on seafood, and I must say although amazing it’s not for the faint hearted!!! As there was about a five course banquet of cooked, raw and live seafood (which we had to cook on our burners!!! eek)

Breakfast was also seafood focussed – but this was fantastic as it just showed us how unwesternized this area is, and really forced the boys (and us.. ) out of our comfort zone.

Our stay on Ohshima Island was just luxury and our host was so lovely. The food, hospitality and onsen’s were amazing.

After leaving Sennamatsu on our final day we were encountering 40km icy winds, and I got a puncture!!! Chris stopped to help an elderly Japanese man who was blown off his bike, then a man on a scooter stopped to see if we were all ok, and he escorted Chris to a place where I could have my puncture fixed – such helpful people.


The accommodation that you arranged for us was first class, and we so appreciated this  after our big days of riding and walking. Its’ a shame that most public spaces were closed in Kyoto and Tokyo, but the boys all went shopping and discovered some great vintage shops though.

there is so much to see next time…..

AND rail passes are invaluable.

Also thankyou for helping us out with our transfer to Nozawa after the Jetstar delay on the way over

Arigatou Gozaimasu ( hope that’s right)

Bec, Chris, Theo, Jasper, Santo and Buzz

 by Ruby C
Thanks Japan Holidays!

Japan Holidays did an amazing job in facilitating a snow trip for our group of 6! Lawson was so helpful in organising our travel logistics, and it would not have gone as smoothly without his advice. We had an epic trip in a 'ski in ski our resort' and will definitely book our next Japan snow trip with Japan Holidays.

 by John

Hi Kahoru,

We had a great time. Everything worked out well.

The accommodation was fine and the people running the place we stayed at in Nozawa were very friendly and helpful.

All the travel worked out well and your instructions were easy to understand. You and your team did a great job.

 by Stuart Topp
Introduction to Japan

Lawson Dibb organised our Winter holiday. We gave Lawson an outline of what we wanted to see and do and he produced an itinerary that was spot on. The planning he did was accurate and the information he provided was easy to follow and very helpful.

We experienced snow when we needed it and explored the cities. The tours he arranged were conducted well and the guides showed that they had received advice from him on what we wanted. They went out of their way to deliver on that.

We happily recommend Japan Holidays.

Thanks for your review Stuart. What a great photo! We are so pleased to hear you had such a great trip.

 by Julie Browning
Thanks Judy and team

Japan Holidays organised our first trip to Japan in 2018 and have arranged our next visit. Thanks to Judy from Japan Holidays for organising our travel and accommodation to Zao Onsen and Kyoto. The team really know the country and can advise on great places to stay and visit.

Judy took the hard work out of arranging this holiday, leaving us to just enjoy the break. Thanks

 by David Metcalfe
The kids now have the skiing bug!

Hi Kahoru

We had a great time.  It was very well organised by yourself and it was a trouble-free holiday.  Thank-you very much for the time and effort you put into this trip for us.  Kyoto was a highlight, as was the Shinkansen and the skiing.  Whilst everyone was saying the snow was very poor, we thought it was fantastic.  The kids now have the skiing bug!! The guides in Kyoto and Tokyo were excellent, particularly Yuriko in Tokyo.  We really enjoyed being with her and she made the tours interesting for everyone.  The app also worked very well.

We loved Japan and it is certainly on our list of countries to visit again.  We are aiming to go skiing there again next January...


 by Garry Plant
Japan Holiday Jan / Feb 2020

We just returned from an amazing experience in Japan and want to say thanks to our travel consultant Lawson Dibb and the team at Japan Holidays.

All arrangements recommended by Lawson were absolutely perfect for us.

We had no idea of where to start planning our first Japan trip. Lawson did an excellent job in explaining and recommending the options. Everything worked like clockwork. Japan is a wonderful destination. We loved it. By all means contact Japan Holidays if you plan to take a trip.

Thanks for your review Barry. It was our pleasure to organise you Japan Holiday.

 by Indu Aiyer
Japan Holiday Dec 2019

Thanks Kahoru for organising our holiday to Japan. We had a wonderful time!

Thanks Indu, what a beautiful photo in Hakone. We look forward to planning our next trip to Japan.

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