Quite a bit of time spent on the bus, but the tour guide shared a lot of info about Japan along the way.
The places in Nikko we went were very nice. Having already toured Tokyo on a prior trip I wanted to see something away from the big city. I'd highly recommend this tour.
Logistics for the trip were great, with very personalized service ensuring the train trip was smooth.
Fairly expensive, but the train trip was great (I opted for the green car). Kyoto was very different than Tokyo (where I had toured on a prior trip) so I'm glad I went. The tour guide in Kyoto was very informative and the places we visited were all interesting.
Overall I found this tour very good. There were a total of 8 of us on the tour and we went on a "mini-bus" that held 16 so it was comfortable. Peter was a great tour guide and took the time to get to know each of us and answer many questions.
The chair lift provided a great view and the river cruise was nice (lasted about 80-90 minutes).
Due to so many reviews complaining about the cost of water and wine over lunch and the high pressure wine tasting I was expecting it to be bad. In reality I didn't think it was bad at all. The wine tasting did take about 30 minutes, but there was no great pressure (even though none of the 8 of us bought any bottles).
I would highly recommend this tour.
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