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Excellent tour in every respect. Guide was very knowledgeable, locations excellent, bus and driver fault-less, even the group lunch was first rate. We were the only couple to undertake the Handicraft Centre activity after lunch and it was a unique experience - learning how to enamel and how to do woodblock printing. Highly recommend this tour and this company.
The morning tour ending with lunch, and the opportunity to do some art work, was so fun. The tour guide seemed in a hurry but she probably was, due to the schedule. We loved separating the morning tour from the afternoon tour, it was great for us.
It was fine as far as temples and castles go, but at this point in our vacation, we had already seen quite a few. The handicraft store was great; we bought most of our souvenirs there.
Trip was convenient because we had very little time to figure stuff out on our own and they just drove us to the temples. However, the tour guides English was not that great and as a result, we kind of lost interest quickly. Also, the food was horrible...not really even that Japanese.