Beautifully Curated Trip
Japan | Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2023

Arundhati
Arundhati G.
India | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

It was a wonderful trip with a well thought out plan for each of the days. We especially liked the guided tours with Yasuko in Kyoto, Nara and Arashiyama, Masako in Hiroshima and Yoko in Takayama. WE loved each of the shrines, temples, natural wonders and gardens that we saw. We loved the food at every place. Except for Hiroshima where the room was really tiny and we had to upgrade on our own, all the other hotels and rooms were lovely. We especially liked the hotels with Onsen and the Gasso house and Ryokan stays which were traditional and unique. One advice is to include some learning and workshops in the trip. We asked for it and our guide helped us find a Japanese sweet making workshop which was so much fun! We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Kimkim for this beautiful trip.

Activity Reviews
Transfer from the airport to your hotel with a private vehicle
Tokyo

Driver was very late.

Full Day Tea Ceremony, Senso-ji, Tsukiji Outer Market and Tokyo Tower Tour (Join-in)
Full Day Tea Ceremony, Senso-ji, Tsukiji Outer Market and Tokyo Tower Tour (Join-in)
Tokyo

The tea ceremony was excellent but the guide for the whole trip was not engaging and did not give us much information about the places we saw.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
engaging more information
Transport
Transfer to Mt. Fuji and overnight in Hakone
Tokyo

Wonderful driver and guide. Brilliant weather.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Takayama City Tour
Full Day Takayama City Tour
Takayama
Full-day tour to Shirakawa-go with an English-speaking guide and public bus
Takayama

Here a new guide was given who took money from us for his lunch which was later returned when we told kimkim. He also took extra money for a shuttle up the hill which was also returned later. Not a good experience.

One Day Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Tour with an English-speaking guide and public transportation
One Day Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Tour with an English-speaking guide and public transportation
Hiroshima

Excellent guide.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Kyoto City Tour with Kinkaku-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha (Join-in)
Full Day Kyoto City Tour with Kinkaku-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha (Join-in)
Kyoto

Th tour was excellent. The guide was knowledgable and shared a lot of information. Also guided us into every site herself.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full Day Nara Kofuku-ji, Todai-ji and Isuien Garden Tour
Full Day Nara Kofuku-ji, Todai-ji and Isuien Garden Tour
Kyoto

Excellent guide

Half Day Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji Tour (Private Guide+Public Transport)
Half Day Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji Tour (Private Guide+Public Transport)
Kyoto

Excellent guide

Transfer from your hotel to the airport with a private vehicle
Tokyo
Local specialist: John Hu