5 independent reviews for Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

Reviews for Japan culture tour, Shoguns & Samurai

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review 30 May 2019

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

Travelling on local trains and buses and the opportunity to do lots of walking in beautiful places. Having a small group.

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

Be prepared to eat lots of authentic Japanese food. Pack light although the luggage forwarding was great. Japanese accommodation can be challenging at times. - lots of slipper changing and clambering up from the floor futons. Get fit .

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

Locals benefited from the economic impact of our tourism. Travel does not reduce environmental impact. But we were very aware of managing our rubbish and maintain the pristine environment. Our activities did not aim to support conservation.

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


review 19 Apr 2017

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

Experiencing such a different culture and all things Japanese

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

It helps if you can sit on the floor and walk easily!

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?

Excellent. Fumiko was a very helpful, informative and patient guide. We saw amazing temples, landscape etc.

review 11 Nov 2016

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

The whole thing was tremendous - felt we got a real insight into Japan today and in the past.

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

Lots to fit in so its a wonderfully fast paced busy holiday.

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

Yes - loved the use of the fantastic public transport systems.

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

One of the best holidays we have been on - very well planned to give a varied taste of the Japanese culture.

review 22 Nov 2010

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

We visited some great places on the Shoguns and Samurai tour but the most memorable part of the holiday was getting a bit of an insight into the people and culture of everyday Japan by travelling on local trains and buses and staying in local inns in rural areas rather than faceless hotels. Our small group of people from around the world were an interesting bunch and really added flavour to the overall experience.

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

As you're travelling with just a rucksack quite a bit of the time, whilst your main luggage is sent on, it really does make sense to pack light. As with any country, learning a few basic words of the language helps and having an open mind to new experiences is important.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, by going local and staying in local inns, often family businesses, I think we certainly helped the local economies in the smaller towns we visited.

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

A great trip - I'd recommend this to anyone who prefers a rather 'packaged' type of trip.

review 8 May 2010

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

A walking trip across a mountain ridge between Tsumago and Magome.

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

Be prepared for freak weather situations in April!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes

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

It was a great trip, and Andy, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Got to know some nice people, and the destinations were carefully chosen.

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