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Sarah T

Sarah T

United Kingdom

Aug122009

Tour/Activity

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

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
An excellent trip! We were well taken care of all day, our tour guide made sure we were not left behind. He was very funny on the ride to Mt. Fuji, giving us lots of info about mount Fuji, about Japan, and being extremely funny at the same time. This made the journey there go much faster. It was also nice to see some of Japan on the way. We were lucky enough to see the top of Mount Fuji while we were at the 5th station, which is a very interesting place, like a little village on the side of the mountain. We had a quick look around here, we would have liked to have longer here then we went on to Hakone and Lake Ashi. Again, not much time here before boarding the boat, but Lake Ashi was beautiful! It had got quite cloudy when we got there, but it was beautiful on the lake. Then onto the cable car to see Mt Fuji from another mountain. Unfortunately there was too much cloud to be able to see Mt Fuji, but it was still nice. It would be excellent if we could have seen it! Then we were then taken to the station where we took the bullet train back to Tokyo. It was over in a flash! We went mid-week, which seemed like a good idea as there were much less people, apparently the queues at the weekend can add a couple of hours onto your trip. It would have been nice to have longer on Mt Fuji and at Hakone, but if we had gone by ourselves the whole journey would have been so much more complicated that we wouldn't have enjoyed it. Overall Fantastic!

Aug102009

Tour/Activity

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum Afternoon Tour

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Studio Ghibli was a fantastic tour! The museum itself is covered in so many intricate little details that you may only notice some on the second walk around. There are many extraordinary exhibits, all fun and many hands on. It is a great place for children and adults alike, and if you enjoy drawing you are sure to be inspired. The tour was very well organized and we were taken care of from the word go. Nothing is neglected and our fabulous tour guide made sure every arrangement was taken care of. Our tour guide spoke very good English and knew a lot about the museum, so we could ask questions. We were given different options for walking round the museum, and chose to stay with our guide as she was so helpful. I would recommend this tour to everyone as it is a fascinating and crazy place. Even if you haven't seen any of the films you will enjoy it, but it would make a great deal more sense if you have seen at least some of the films, so I recommend seeing Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Laputa at least before you go.

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  • Outside Studio Ghibli
  • Giant robot from Laputa on top of Studio Ghibli building
  • One of the little details that you may find around Studio Ghibli
  • Outside Studio Ghibli
  • Outside Studio Ghibli

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