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Feb112011

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review
Not the tour operator's fault but, due to adverse weather conditions (snow and low cloud), we never actually got to see Mount Fuji. The exuberant and enthusiastic guide did her best to make up for this with little distractions whilst on the move including community singing of the Mount Fuji song (in Japanese) and a lesson in origami. She did rather bludgeon us with information repeated many times over. At the end of the bullet train trip at Tokyo Station, guests had to find their own way back to their hotels from here. The guide was as helpful as possible, offering advice on use of the Metro on an individual basis, but for some people, this part of the day probably wasn't easy. It would perhaps be better if a shuttle bus were provided from the station back to selected hotels and/or the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal where the tour started.

Feb102011

Tour/Activity

Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Kyoto, Japan

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
The sights visited were impressive and the guide informative and helpful.

Jan072011

Tour/Activity

Customizable Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

San Francisco, California

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Unfortunately this specific tour did not run on the date due to insufficient numbers. An alternative was provided to Muir Woods and Sonoma wineries which was very well conducted by the informative tour guide. The tasting at the last winery (of three) visited was rather rushed by the local staff. Many of the wines tasted were a bit one-dimensional and Californians should really take a few lessons in Port production from the Portuguese before labelling the contents of a bottle as "Port".

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