We had a fabulous trip to Japan thanks to San...
Japan | Jul 20 - Aug 19, 2023

Deborah
Deborah C.
Live Oak, CA | Reviewed on Aug 20, 2023

We had a fabulous trip to Japan thanks to Sandy and the Kimkim team. Sandy helped us arrange a detailed to our interests vacation that was easy to follow and organized. She even gave us helpful instructions for transportation and sightseeing for our free days and checked in with us during a typhoon watch to make sure we were ok. When we had to make some last minute changes to our accommodations and train, Sandy was extremely helpful, attentive and timely. Our guides in Hiroshima and Tokyo, Hiroko and Yukari, were both gracious, delightful and informative. They made our sightseeing days fun and educational, and I would highly recommend them both.
I would use Kim Kim again for my next Japan adventure, theirs is so much more we want to see!

Hotel Review
Mount View Hakone
Hakone

We loved our stay here. The accommodations, the wonderful traditional cuisine, and the friendly staff all made for an unforgettable experience. It was our favorite of all our accommodations.

Authenticity & Character
A traditional ryokan with a wonderful onsen.
Location
Easy access to public transportation.
Staff
All were friendly and extremely helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The entire accommodation was delightful and clean, the onsen especially wonderful.
Activity Reviews
Kyoto Cooking Class
Kyoto Cooking Class
Kyoto

We loved this class! Cooking and then eating delightful food that we hope to recreate at home.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Easy. We walked.
Full Day Itsukushima Shrine and Memorial Park Tour
Full Day Itsukushima Shrine and Memorial Park Tour
Hiroshima

By far one of our favorite excursions. The history of Hiroshima and the beauty of Miyajima island and Itsukushima Shrine were both beautiful and emotional. And our guide Hiroko was delightful and attentive.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Easy ferry and public transportation.
Transport
A Fun-Filled Cooking Class in Tokyo - Wagyu Beef and More
A Fun-Filled Cooking Class in Tokyo - Wagyu Beef and More
Tokyo

We lived this class. The staff was great, the recipes easy to follow and delicious. Hopefully we can recreate them at home!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Tokyo City Tour with East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Full Day Tokyo City Tour with East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Tokyo

Despite the heat (August) this was a great day and our guide Yukori delightful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Yukori as our guide!
Transport
Easy public transportation.
Local specialist: Sandy Ren
Sandy
Sandy Ren
Local specialist in Japan | Replied on Aug 26, 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful words.I am so grateful I was able to work with you on this trip.
It has been an absolute pleasure assisting you throughout your trip,and we look forward to the opportunity to assist you again in the future.