My wife and I enjoyed our 2 week trip to Japan immensely, even if the weather did not always cooperate. The accommodations were excellent, the guides provided were wonderful, everything was top notch!
I have nothing but positive comments about this travel company and the travel agent who handled our arrangements. Our agent was a pleasure to work with. He provided valuable insights and made excellent recommendations. He also was able to make last minute changes to our itinerary when one was needed. I would highly recommend this company and this agent for travel to Japan.
From my perspective, I think the day we spent at the Hiroshima Peace Park, Peace Museum and surrounding area was the most memorable part of the trip. Spending time there was unforgettable.
There were so many enjoyable parts of the trip but I will list 3 which I think stand out.
1. The day we spent on Miyajima. The scenic hikes, the floating gate and of course the deer.
2. The day in Nara. Again the shrines and pagodas were magnificent but the highlight of the day were the deer again.
3. Our guided day in Kyoto. After conversing with us on what we would like to see, our guide asked if would like to visit her village. We readily agreed. The day was lovely. She took us into her home for a visit which was an amazing experience. We visited local shrines and temples, partook in an amazing Japanese lunch and still had time to visit the Bamboo Forest. It was truly an amazing day.
As much as we enjoyed the Japanese guest house on Miyajima for 1 night and I thoroughly enjoyed the Onsen, I might consider using Hiroshima as our home base and take a day trip to Miyajima. Also I would consider stopping in Himeji on the travel day from Hiroshima to Kyoto rather than on the way from Tokyo to Hiroshima. We enjoyed Himeji Castle and walking through the gardens which were magnificent but felt a little rushed.
Also due to Super Typhoon Lan we did not go to Hakone as scheduled on Sunday October 22, 2017. Since we wanted to visit Hakone, we re-booked an earlier Shinkansen from Kyoto on Tuesday October 31, 2017 and spent late Tuesday morning and all Tuesday afternoon in Hakone. This made for an early day on Tuesday the 31st but it did allow us to visit Hakone which was well worth it.
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