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Reviews for Tokyo to Kyoto holiday in Japan

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review 18 Apr 2018

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

It was all fabulous! There was an ideal mix of pace and sightseeing between frenetic Tokyo, to gentle Nikko and beautiful Kyoto. Our guide Koi was so organised and helpful, her assistance in getting around really made travelling, navigating public transport or busy sightseeing spots enjoyable rather than stressful.

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

Double check your itinerary, as it was not clear from the notes that we would have a guide on hand throughout the trip and that our travel between venues was also paid-when talking to Intrepid London I was also told to book a seven day rail pass in Japan, which if I had followed this advice I would have wasted a lot of ús!

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

Staying at local guest houses owned by local people was part of the holiday. The first guesthouse in Tokyo was owned by a lovely family but the property was rather dated and the smoking inside the building by some of the other guests and the elderly owner was too much for me. The second guesthouse in Nikko had the best traditional baths. The third guesthouse in Kyoto had the right mix of traditional style with contemporary fittings and was situated in an ideal area for getting around.

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

Grand. Travel is soul food and Japan has been on my wish list to visit for an awful long time. Really felt I lucked out by booking with the tour operator, having fun & friendly fellow travellers and a truly brilliant guide in Koi.

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