4 independent reviews for Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

Reviews for Shikoku Pilgrimage self guided walking tour, Japan

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review 24 Jan 2020

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

Temple complex at Kota-Hira and the town itself

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

Check the cable car is running. It wasn't on the day we walked up the mountain and wanted to use it to get back down.

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

Apart from one place all local accommodation used but all felt very genuine and 2 places were clearly very small businesses. Lots of taxis, buses and trains used so did reduce environmental impact but would have been better if we could have walked to and from each overnight accommodation.

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

We enjoyed it but there was too much involved in getting to the start of each day's walk and then from the end of the walk to our next accommodation e.g buses, trains. Would have been nicer to just walk. The staff very helpful prior to walk and communications - email and one telephone call - all worked well.

review 5 Oct 2019

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

The ropeway/cable car ride on day three! Truely stupendous.

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

Good boots, walking poles, be aware snakes exist - but we only encountered, they left pretty quick, there was no laundry facility at Kotohira - but no biggy, our day two was listed as strenuous- read that as very strenuous. Greeting other walkers in Japanese always got a smile and a reply - even a chat. Wear your yukata with pride and confidence. End every day with a hot bath or onsen!

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

Definitely benefited locals and I now have a far better understanding of Japanese environmental issues.

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

We really enjoyed it. If you want to get beyond the glitz and ‘hustle and bustle’ of cities, this is a trip for you. You will see and experience rural and provincial Japan close up and personal, and hopefully, like us, come away having loved it.

review 24 Apr 2019

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

Nachi-San and Mount Koya

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

An amazing experience

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

Yes certainly benefited local people. Cannot judge the impact on the environment or conservation. We sure did not burn a lot of CO2 except for our flight!

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

Excellent

review 29 Apr 2017

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

Everything was memorable: The temples, the people we met, the landscape, the food, the places we stayed at.

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

Perhaps not to spend to much time at each temple in order to catch the transport connections or reach the guest houses without hurrying up.

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

Yes

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

A success.

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