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Number of Reviews: 41 Overall score: *****
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Ancient & Modern Japan

Ancient and Modern Japan

5
A well paced tour of Japan. We saw a lot but it never felt rushed. The mix of city, both Kyoto and Tokyo, with the smaller towns and countryside was well balanced. It's an amazing country, so different to Britain, with the modern skyscrapers sitting side by side with the temples, shrines and gardens. The sight of the snow topped mountains at the same time as the cherry blossom was beautiful. The people are friendly and polite and despite my expectations I enjoyed the food.
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Ancient & Modern Japan

One of our best holidays

5
This was a superb holiday from start to finish. The itinerary was well thought out and we loved using the rail network rather than being stuck on busses. We were lucky to arrive at the peak of the cherry blossom, to have wonderful views of Mount Fuji and to arrive in Takayama on the day of the spring festival. The ryokans were great fun and we enjoyed the whole experience of the olsens. We found the Japanese people to be polite and helpful and we always felt very safe which made it a very stress free holiday.
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Ancient & Modern Japan

Cherry Blossom and so much more in Japan

5
We had high expectations for our visit to Japan for the Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season and they were exceeded. Not only did we get to see the beautiful blossom but also the old Japanese streets of Kyoto, dancing Geisha, the spring fair in Takayama, snow monkeys bathing and so much more. We got to stay in a traditional ryokan with great dining which was a great Japanese experience. Over and above the standard tour, our group leader also arranged on our free days to see Mount Fuji (wonderful view from Lake Ashi) and the sumo wrestlers training. We've been back a week and still processing all the wonderful experiences.
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Ancient & Modern Japan

Land of contrasts

5
This trip was everything I had hoped for, AND so much more. Our mid-March tour was a little too early for us to catch the cherry trees in full bloom, but meant we were able to view the first blossom without the crowds and queues. Japan is full of stunning contrasts: from the tranquillity of the beautiful Golden Temple to the noise and bustle of the Tokyo fish market; from the dignified Peace Memorial at Hiroshima to the hilarious showmanship of a crazy pancake chef. Photo-opportunities are EVERYWHERE …
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Ancient & Modern Japan

Wonderful Introduction to Japan

4
An excellent trip that enabled us to experience a wide variety of regions from the old capital of Kyoto to the smaller towns and villages in the Japanese mountains and finishing with the hustle and bustle of vibrant Tokyo. The travelling was very comfortable in clean, punctual trains and there weren't any ridiculously early morning starts. The Japanese people were friendly and extremely polite and it was great to learn about their culture and traditions. A great itinerary with a good balance between organised activities and free time to explore alone.
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