Japan – Fall Colours
Sometimes your feedback is so great that we feel the need to share it with everyone! We recently received this glowing review from someone who did our tour of Japan, JP2, this past fall. If you would like to speak to someone who has done one of our tours in the past, we would be happy to connect you, just contact our Sales Team.
We just returned from Japan a little more than a week ago and it was a fantastic experience. Japan was our 4th trip with Adventures Abroad, having gone to India (our best trip ever – 2011), Central Europe in 2013, Far East in March 2014 and now Japan.
The greatest advantage of travelling with Adventures Abroad is the size of the groups. You get to see so much more than if you were to travel with a group of 30 people. We have done numerous tours with various companies; they are good but the size of their groups limits what you can see and how you travel.
In Japan, we took the bullet train, the subway, the train, the bus and a gondola. There were only 12 of us for the first part and 9 for the second part. The group was therefore small enough for our tour leader to give us the opportunity to experience the day-to-day Japanese culture. Japan is a beautiful country to visit, probably in our top 5. The people are the most respectful and polite people we’ve ever met. Every city we visited is extremely clean. The whole country is organized and on time, e.g. the trains arrive at the time specified on the platform, etc.
Also, with Adventures Abroad there are no surprises with additional costs, i.e. the local guides, the bus drivers, the hotel porters, all breakfasts and dinners are included as well as all sightseeing excursions. The only tip that is left to your discretion is the one for the tour leader, and your have to pay for your lunches and beverages. With other tours, the initial cost may be cheaper, but by the time you add the costs of the optionals, the local guides, etc. it comes to the same or even more expensive if you want to see it all.
Our tour guide was the best of all the tour leaders we’ve had. He was organized, attentive to details, tried to accommodate special requests, had a good sense of humour, was helpful and extremely knowledgeable in Japanese culture. He was also very creative with his choices of restaurants.
Fall seems to be a very nice time to visit. The trees were slowly changing colours in contrast to the summer flowers still in full bloom. The weather was exceptional, with only one rainy day. They said, however, that it was unusually warm at that time of year.
The hotels were good, clean and very well located, which is important if you want to walk around on your own.
As you can tell, we are very happy with the services and quality offered by Adventures Abroad and would recommend them without hesitation.
- Two Happy Travellers