4 independent reviews for Japan honeymoon tour on a shoestring

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review 2 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Hiking the section of the Nakasendo Samurai Trail from Magome to Tsumago was amazing! Walking through really beautiful countryside, listening to the birds and frogs and fortunately not encountering any bears! The tea ceremony in Kyoto was very informative and yet relaxing, as were the hot springs in Hakone.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take advantage of the luggage forwarding service its pretty cheap and makes travelling around much easier and less stressful. Also having the portable wi-fi was invaluable for finding our around and working out which trains to get.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Well we certainly helped the local economy with all the stuff we bought! Many restaurants offered reusable chopsticks. By staying in traditional inns, we felt we supported local people and industries. Public transport is relatively straightforward and good value for money.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Highly enjoyable with a range of locations, food and experiences. We felt the food in the ryokan in Hakone could have been a little more varied it was quite heavy on the unidentifiable pickles and salted fish; some fresh fruit would have been welcomed.

review 22 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Kyoto as very pitcuresque

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

amazing service from the team

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing holiday

review 4 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Walking the old samurai trials was incredible, as well as exploring the many temples and shrines in Kyoto.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This self guided tour was perfect if you like to be free to explore and not be tied to a group, but like to have the support and information to help you find your way around.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The hotels were all conscious of reducing environmental impact, for example one hotel offered free bottled water to guests who didn't need their room cleaned every day.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing, we loved every moment.

review 29 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Japan is a fascinating and exhilerating place to visit. The cultural differences are marked, and with so many great sights, both traditional and modern, there is so much to see and experience. The people are very welcoming and really do want you to have the best time possible.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take adavntage of the felxibility offered by the holiday provider but stick with their main ideas/routes. Their experience really helped.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It definitely felt that the majority of our expenditure was focused on Japanese people and businesses. In terms of the environment, Japan is a challenging place with loads of packaging, and turning down bags offered can seem a little uncomfortable sometimes. But get your own chopsticks and carry your own carry bag. Using public transport is very easy, if a little crowded in some of the interchanges.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, stunning, huge variety of tastes, sights and experiences. We went budget but it was definitely first class!

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