My birthday trip to Japan!
Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2023
Angel did a fantastic job! Our trip had just the right amount of discovery on our own while having day to day details taken care of. We were able to successfully negotiate trains, buses, subways and even a ferry. We stayed at wonderful guest houses and onsens along the Kumano Kodo Trail. Our hosts were gracious and the food was terrific. The driver and guide were delightful and interesting people. Angel checked in with us daily which was nice to remind us of travel details for that day. I would definitely choose kimkim again for a self guided travel experience. And if anyone is considering Japan, I would highly recommend Angel.
Really enjoyed this ryokan with it's outdoor baths and delicious food.
I was worried the hotel was to big and impersonal but it turned out to be nicely located for Shibuya, catching trains and walking to the Palace. The views of Tokyo were also amazing.
We loved this hotel!!! The staff were friendly and welcoming. The rooms were aesthetically beautiful. They had free drinks and made us udon noodles at night.
We spent only one night. The staff seemed a little harried but was able to answer our questiosns.
What a find! Definitely worth the extra walk down from the trail to experience this delightful guesthouse.
What makes this place exceptional is the two 75 year old hosts who coddled us with home cooking and amusing conversation.
We were grateful this guesthouse was available. However, the owner wasn't aware that the onsen wasn't open so had to clean her own bathroom before we could get showers.
What a quirky resort. The absulte BEST onsen with the hot springs in caves overlooking the ocean. It was a great place to relax after five days of treking.
Small rooms. If I were staying longer in Kyoto I would have chosen another place. However very close to the train station.
Delightful trip. Lovely hike. Beautiful gorge.
Yoshi planned a beautiful day experiencing Arashiyama.