Here are a few comments from some of our customers.
With your help we had a great time in Japan. The guide, Hide-san, is perfect and great with the best tour program you set.
We really had the great experience. The snow monkey is the best, but Mt. Fuji, the hot springs in Japanese style hotels. and etc are good for us.
Happy New Year and good luck to your business.
Charles, Winter Discovery Tour - Dec, 23 2011, 2011-12-23
What an experience! If there ever was a best way to experience such a beautiful country for the first time, it wouldn't be a stretch at all to say this tour was it. The itinerary was well planned out, meals were fantastic and the journey was very smooth overall.
Our guide, Hide-San deserves a special mention in creating the experience as he...[Read More] adeptly shared his wisdom in Japanese art, history, local produce, culture all the while making everyone feel welcome with his warm personality.
I'm truly glad I've had this experience as it is definitely one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I definitely recommend Japan Deluxe Tour for anyone looking for a 'primer' to Japan...[Close]
Bryan Peig, Winter Discovery Tour - Dec 12, Dec 23, 2011, 2011-12-12
"I had a wonderful experience visiting Japan with the Golden Route tour from Osaka to Tokyo. Now is the time to go if you’ve always wanted to, since I found Japan to be clean and safe. Yuki Koguchi in the tour office was extremely helpful and expertly arranged all of my trip details, including my hotel reservation for my extended stay in Tokyo. ...[Read More] I got around Tokyo by riding the JR Yamanote train to sites including Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya, Shinjuku (Tokyo Metropolitan Gov't office building), Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Zoyoji Temple and DisneySea. Our guide, Hidesada Shimazaki, was cheerful and informative, and the driver of our comfortable motor coach, Yuya, was skillful and friendly too. The meals and hotels were all terrific. I particularly liked the buffets where you could choose from a myriad of delicious dishes, as well as the variety of set meals provided, especially a fabulous Kaiseki dinner in Atami. The tour is jam packed with visits to all and more of the attractions mentioned in the itinerary, with enough free time at each site for strolling and shopping. I was fortunate to have had warm weather and clear days during the tour, allowing me to witness many beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. Overall, I highly recommend this tour and you too are sure to have a great trip in Japan with Japan Deluxe Tour..."...[Close]
Janice Kim, Golden Route of Japan Osaka to Tokyo - Oct 2011, 2011-10-26
The "Golden Route Tour" offered by the Japan Deluxe Tour company was the perfect introduction to Japanese culture.
Representative Yuki Koguchi was easily accessible by email and phone to promptly answer our last-minute questions, make changes to our itinerary, and provide logistical details for an extra day in Tokyo and Kyoto.
We received...[Read More] our tour package in the mail, which included a detailed color brochure of our itinerary, meal vouchers, tote bags, luggage tags, passport protectors, and city maps of Tokyo and Kyoto.
Thanks to Yuki, we could relax and enjoy a worry-free trip.
(Hotels & Restaurants)
Every hotel was luxurious, clean, and accommodating.
The rooms were fully equipped with hot water brewer for coffee and tea, mini-refrigerator, HDTV, internet access, bathrobe and slippers.
The modern marble bathrooms were equipped with heated bidet toilets, salon-quality toiletries, blow-dryer, razors, cotton swabs, and more.
The sumptuous breakfast buffet included both a Japanese breakfast (udon noodles, grilled salmon, tofu custard, a variety of pickles, fresh sliced fruits, and vegetables) and a Western breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, cereal, yogurt, pastries, and breads).
Our tour package also included delicious lunches and dinners at regional estaurants thoughtfully selected by Mr. Ushiyama.
Highlights included a Kaiseki dinner comprising traditional Japanese soup, salads, pickles, sushi, tempura, noodles, and tofu custard served in an array of beautiful
Japanese pottery, and a Shabu-Shabu dinner comprising a hot pot of thinly sliced beef simmering with onions and mushrooms.
We also enjoyed a lunch of hibachi-grilled pork. Foreign foods can sometimes challenge the digestive track, but all of our meals were so fresh that we felt more
healthy after taking this trip!
On the Golden Route Tour, everything was novel and interesting, a feast for our senses. Even the rest stops were impressive with fresh foods, super clean restrooms, and fun coffee machines which showed a video of what was happening inside the machine. We explored many ancient temples including Sensoji Temple where a traditional Japanese wedding was being held, the Imperial Palace courtyard, a tea ceremony, an Edo-period Museum with a replica of the
Nihonbashi Bridge and a kabuki theater, a kimono textile factory featuring amazing textile artists, live silk worms, and a kimono fashion show, Owakudani sulfur springs where delicious black eggs are boiled in the sulfur water for healthful benefits, a ninja museum in Iga where we experienced a weaponry performance and the revolving doors of a ninja house, a hot spring resort in Hakone which restored our body and soul with a meditative soak in a private outdoor hot spring followed by spa treatments for face, hair, and body, the deer of Todaiji Temple where
domesticated deer begged us for crackers, a geisha in Gion rushing from her dorm into a black limousine, and numerous shopping opportunities from Tokyo's modern malls in Ginza and Akihabara to traditional temple kiosks and specialty shops that line the quaint streets of Kyoto.
Our tour bus was very comfortable and expertly driven by the owner, Tsuji-san, who purchased umbrellas for all of us on the day that it rained. We also rode on the famously punctual and fast Shinkansen bullet train, a cruise boat on the Sumida River, a pirate ship on Lake Ashi, and a cable car that offered a birds-eye view of the picturesque Lake Ashi valley.
(Our Tour Guide)
This extraordinary trip would not have been possible without our exceptional tour guide Hidesada Shimazaki who showed us the heart and spirit of Japan with his gracious demeanor and enriching lessons about Japanese culture - music, language, literature, religion, and art. He sang us a traditional Japanese song, read us Moon Princess, and taught us how to fold origami during our bus rides.
We were very fortunate to have Hide-san as our guide to the treasures of Japan.
Our experience with Japan Deluxe Tours was excellent, from start to finish. The Golden Route Tour was a first-class experience that we’ll never forget. Every moment was a treat, a delightful surprise, so much more than we expected. If you're thinking about a trip to Japan , we highly recommend Japan Deluxe Tour for an unforgettable adventure with attention to detail and lots of heart.
Naomi, Golden Route Tour - Tokyo to Osaka - 6/12/2011...[Close]
Naomi, Japan Deluxe Tour Golden Route Tokyo-Osaka, 2011-06-12
We would like to thank you for a fantastic tour. It was everything you promised, and more. We would especially like to mention our guide, Atsushi Inoue. He made a great trip a superb one, with his knowledge, professionalism, dedication and sense of humor. He met us with a shopping bag full of brochures, maps,and other 'goodies' that surprised...[Read More] and delighted us each day. He was always bright and cheerful and vey efficient. As our guide, we'd follow him anywhere!
Video Message from tour member joined our tour in April 2011.
Dick and Judy Wabol, Grand Tour of Japan - Osaka to Tokyo - 4/7 , 2011-04-07