This is an amazing tour !. The detail in the booking was not clear and I was ambivalent at first since the tour was expensive. However, it is worth every single penny. I was picked up at Sheraton hotel on time and brought to transportation center at 9. I was able to see Mt. Fuji after the rain. Lunch was at a hotel and then I did the afternoon activities outlined in the tour. Unfortunately, it was foggy so we did not see Lake Asha while on the boat and cable car. After the activities were done, I was dropped off at the train station where a staff member waited with you , and actually stayed and led you to the shinkasen heading to Kyoto. There was one transfer at Nagoya and there was only 4 minutes in between. However, there was staff ready for you to lead you to the next shinkasen on same platform. For this trip, I checked out of my hotel so there was luggage that I had to carry with me. I arrived Kyoto at 10:15 PM and there was staff waiting to lead me to hotel at New Miyako for readers of this review, try to stay at this hotel since it is across the Kyoto station. I did the activities as outlined in the tour on second day. I selected the three day tour and it was great because the following morning of the third day, I signed up for the Arashiyama walking tour. In the afternoon, I had my own time to explore this wonderful city. I was arranged to go back to Tokyo on the Nazomi shinkasen at 6:45 arriving in Tokyo at 9:15PM. There was staff picked me up and brought me to taxi prepaid by tour companypromptly. I was not the only one on the tour who was so elated by this arrangement since Tokyo station is huge and one would be easily got lost in this station. I stayed at Westin on the way back, so you just need to inform staff so correct hotel drop off could be made. Overall, this tour was wonderful, and I hope more details would be outlined in the tour activities, especially drop off points to allay traveler's anxiety.
Unfortunately the weather was not in our favour to see Mt Fuji. The views of the lake from the cable car were spectacular and the tour guide was wonderful. The bullet train to Kyoto was an experience not to be missed. Kyoto was wonderful.
Knowledgable guides, very friendly and helpful. Very well organised eg staff members on the platform to put us on the next train and very punctual. Comfortable clean buses and good choices of accommodation and places of interest to visit. Well done Viator
The tour was amazing. With limited time we had, this was what we needed. Everything was organized for us so that we don't have to stress about anything. Highly recommend. You won't get disappointed.
This was an awesome trip and great way to see a fair bit of Japan in a short time. Coach trip out of Tokyo gave a glimpse of how big the city is. The trip to, and time spent at Mt Fuji was spectacular, apparently we were blessed with really clear weather so the mountain was majestic. Day 2 took as on a Tour of Kyoto and Nara, good history day. Day 3 was a free day to explore Kyoto. Only complaint is the lateness of arrival in Kyoto on the first night, it was too late and something we were not told about. Arrival back in Tokyo night 3 was also late, but at least we were warned about that. Overall a fantastic way to experience Japan in a short timeframe.
Everything was organised extremely well and made the best of available time in Kyoto whilst giving you your own time to explore. Pick up and drop off at hotel was a real bonus. The tour company took care of everything and travel arrangements went like clockwork. We had never done an organised tour before but would thoroughly recommend this one to anybody visiting Japan for the first time. Wonderful!
Well organized. For the experienced and the novice in international travel equally interesting. Such good tour guides.
Awesome tour, so well organised it was impossible to get lost or late. We were able to see some great scenery. We couldn't see Mt Fuji since it was too cloudy (in autumn they say the sky is heavy, the clouds come down and so, you can't see) but hey, we were in the clouds and we took some scary picturse which are nice too. My favorite place was Nara, the buddhas and deers were incredible. By the way, the deers bow to you if you feed them just like people thanking you, amazing. The guides speak engrish but are so nice that you don't care. Try to seat in the front row, it's more enjoyable and you will understand them more easily. Thank you !!! We took good pictures and also thanks to viator, it was incredible.
Had a guide at every step. The stops were amazing and food provided was excellent. Wouldn't change one thing about it.
Excellently organized, knowledgeable guide, interesting sites.
This was an exceptional tour and great value for money. The tour guides were brilliant and very informative and attentive. We were very well looked after and there was even a representative from teh company to help us change trains. I would highly recommend this trip
The arrangement of the transportation was excellent, and the included lunches were very tasty. Our tour guides were very polite. Highly recommend visitors to go with this tour!
A very well organised tour of various shrines, temples and the sights of Kyoto, Nara and of course not forgetting Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and being allowed on the bullet train not just once, but twice. Brilliant, well organised!
We had a very good experience. We were always met by a representative and taken to where we wanted to go.Everyone was very pleasent
Very happy experience.
Tip top services specially given by every tour guides.
Very details explanation in every transit.
Thanks very much.
We had a lot of fun on this tour. My favourite part was seeing Mt Fuji for the first time. That morning it had been raining and cloudy in Tokyo but by the time we arrived the clouds had parted and we got a magnificent view of the mountain. We only got to the first station but the view was amazing from there. The rest of the tour was really good too, the tour guides (Amy and Yuki) were very friendly and informative. The temples/shrines, boat cruise, gondola ride and the bullet train rides were definitely a highlight. As well as driving through the hills and seeing different colour trees and pink cherry blossom spots strategically placed amongst the green and red trees. Just beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour to any of my friends!
Tour was extremely good.tour guides are superb.very punctual.value for money.
Everything about this trip was outstanding. The staff made sure we were accompanied every step of the way, including platform transfers on the Shinkansen. If you're looking to get out of Tokyo and see more of Japan, this is the way to go.
Outstanding! The most organised tour we have ever been on. Everything ran like clockwork. V knowledgeable guides. Interesting varied itinerary and a great way to get a flavour of Japan outside of Tokyo. Quality of hotel surpassed our expectations and added to the enjoyment.
Long days but excellent and well worth it. The organisation was excellent and no issues encountered with good guides.
Perfect tour and organization. Every thing was as expected if no better.
patricia s Canada
excellent tour would highly recommend. Staff very informative and helpful even taking you to train station and making sure you got on right train. If going in summer weather is extreamly hot high 30s,
The tour was incredibly organized and event-filled. There was someone guiding us each step along the way. The hotel in Kyoto was awesome and the location couldn't be more convenient. We were so happy that we chose to use this travel service.