Here are just a few comments our customers have sent us on their travel to Japan.
Elsa and Raul Mascarenhas (Portugal)
Custom Travel to Wajima, Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Hakata, Karatsu, Imari, Arita, Oku-Takeo Onsen and Tokyo [April 2023]
We have travelled to Japan on a design trip specially for us (a couple) covering essentially arts and crafts of Japan as well as beautiful landscapes and gardens.
The trip in total was for twelve days going from Wajima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hakata, Oku-Takeo Onsen and Tokyo.
Yumi designed the trip according to our needs with very few iterations and combining western hotels and ryokan style Japanese hotels.
The service was perfect in punctuality, support and choice of sites and accommodation.
The guides (local) did prepare themselves truly, to meet our needs, demonstrated a remarkable knowledge and culture and went an extra mile to help us in every situation. Some were really remarkable. The drivers kept a good pace and care about safety. The cars were spacious and water provided all the time.
We were so glad that all went well, a truly fascinated trip that will last in our memories. We will recommend Yumi and Michitravel to all our friends that intend to visit Japan.
Alena T (Boston)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, and Nara [April 2023]
We absolutely loved our trip to Japan. It was a wonderful experience and many Thanks to you and the guides. You have done an excellent job with booking our accommodations and experiences and being always responsive when we had questions. We truly enjoyed our stay in both authentic hotels. Also, your help with reserving our tasting dinners was very much appreciated. Both restaurants were very good. Everything you planned for us worked very well with our wishes and expectations. Our guides were great, always punctual and helpful. We also appreciate one of your staff coming to our hotel and escorting us to the train station. My only regret is that we did not get a chance to see Osaka however, it might be a good excuse to visit Japan again:)
I would highly recommend your agency to my friends who might be planning a trip to Japan. I thought you did a wonderful job!
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Kyoto, Shiga, and Nara [November 2022]
My partner and I had an amazing trip to Japan this month thanks to Michi Travel and especially thanks to our agent, Ms. Sakamoto. Ms. Sakamoto planned a fabulous 10 day tour for us to visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Lake Biwa, and Nara with super knowledgeable local guides. We had the opportunity to see many Shinto and Buddhist temples, beautiful forests, Mt. Fuji, gorgeous lakes, and waterfalls. Ms. Sakamoto was very communicative during the planning process before the trip, sharing amazing itineraries and answering all of my questions. She even went on a hike that she had planned for us just to experience it and make sure it was still a clear trail and something that she could recommend to us. While we were in Japan, Ms. Sakamoto continued to check in on us to make sure that we had everything we needed. I have several food allergies and Michi Travel prepared all of our hotels with the necessary information so that I never came into contact with anything that would cause an allergy or health issue for me.
I highly recommend Michi Travel for your trip to Japan! They truly went above and beyond and were so warm and welcoming! We wouldn't have been able to see half of what we were able to see without Michi Travel's expertise and tour experiences. They customize the full experience for you, and you can work with them to plan your whole trip like we did, or work with them to plan only a few days of your trip. You will have an amazing time in Japan with Michi!
V.T and M.T. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Gokayama, Shigakawago, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hakone and Mt. Fuji [October 2022]
Working with Michi Travel was an incredible experience from the beginning. If you are considering hiring a travel agency to plan your trip to Japan, Michi is the choice. Kaoru was our travel consultant and made everything seamless from the beginning. We first met over a video conference call and brought our own research of preferred cities and activities. Kaoru made suggestions to our initial ideas and created an initial itinerary for our trip. After a few rounds of revisions, Kaoru sent our detailed itinerary outlining hotel stays, tour guides, transportation along with a fully packed agenda of places to see and things to do. Once we got to Japan, everything was planned out, yet flexible, and we didn't have to worry about a thing - if we had questions, Kaoru made herself available to us and responded quickly. Our guides in each city spoke great English that made it easy for us to understand history or food items, they took us to and recommended hidden restaurants that made us feel local. They also had expertly planned tours for us to see the highlights of each city but were always willing to veer from the plan if we desired. We can't recommend Kaoru and Michi travel enough, they go the extra mile and were willing to create the exact itinerary that was even better than we could have imagined.
M.H. and E.H. (Austin, TX, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Nagano&Obuse, Kanazawa, Yamashiro onsen, Kyoto, and Osaka [November 2019]
We wanted to thank you for creating an incredible itinerary for our trip to Japan. Our experience was consistently phenomenal. The quality of the guides was very high, and the restaurants you selected each offered amazing food and service. In addition, the mix of city and country, hotel and ryokan, was perfect. Transportation between all of our locations was easy, the cars and trains worked efficiently.
Mr. Ralph Simmonds (USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Gokayama, Takayama, and Hakone [November 2019]
The trip was seamless, you did an excellent job in arranging our trip in Japan from the choice of hotels/restaurants to the mode of transportation, and the amount of time in each place. You hit it on the head.
N.D and G.S (USA)
Custom Travel to Kyoto, Uji, Lake Biwa, Naoshima, Hiroshima, and Himeji [September 2019]
We are writing with our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made our visit to Japan so memorable. Thank you to Michi Travel and especially Minami Maeda who listened to our unique interest in the work of Japan's master craftsmen and artists, and then created the most wonderful personalized itinerary for us facilitating our access to master craftsmen who typically work in obscurity.
Thank you to all of the knowledgeable tour guides who patiently answered our many questions and allowed us the flexibility to add or change an already full itinerary such as the unplanned visit to the shop of the man who handcrafts tools for Japan's master furniture makers.
A special thank you to tour guide Hiroko Kara who spent two hours at the Miyaazaki Furniture Company museum learning every detail of fine furniture and joinery prior to our visit so that she could explain it to us in English the next day when we visited the museum.
Experiencing the art and architecture of Naoshima Island was marvelous. We were very pleased that our itinerary gave us two full days in Naoshima to take in all of the art museums and art installations.
We saw many beautiful temples and gardens, but it is the memories of the wonderful, warm Japanese people whom we met that we will most cherish. Our lunch in a beautiful traditional Japanese home with lovely, welcoming hosts followed by time in her wonderful vegetable garden is a memory we will cherish.
It was an honor to be able to visit the private workshop of the 7th generation sculptor dedicated to preservation of Japan's World Heritage temples We were deeply touched by the gifts he specially created for us - my gift was a sculpture of the ancient Kanji symbol for the color blue and my travel partner was gifted with a lovely sculpture of the traditional Japanese flower symbol.
We were equally impressed by the 6th generation master craftsman preserving the ancient technique for hiwadabuki. And we will always remember our visit to Obubu Tea Plantation - the drive up to the mountain top overlooking the vast tea plantations in the valley below where we were served the finest teas and learned about tea from the most delightful and passionate owner who was assisted by one of the interns (an American) studying tea propagation at Obubu.
Again, thank you to everyone who made our trip to Japan so memorable.
Lisa and Josh (Los Angeles)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Naoshima [August 2019]
We want to thank you so much for all the hard work you did to make sure that our trip to Japan was as incredible as possible - and you succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.
All of our guides were extraordinarily knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture and the experiences we had will never be forgotten.
The ease with which we were able to move from city to city was enhanced by your attention to every detail and the detailed itinerary was perfect.
We plan to recommend your services to any and all of our friends and acquaintances that plan travel to your wonderful country.
Again, thank you so much for all that you and your team at Michi did for us.
Pamela K and Bill B (Los Angeles, California)
Custom Travel to Kyoto, Kanazawa, Matsumoto, Tokyo, Nikko, and Hakone [April 2019]
We had a great time in Japan! Your recommendations of things to experience in each place we visited were enhanced by your attention to detail. As a result, our trip ran very smoothly.
All of your guides were exceptional-thorough knowledge of the areas and sites along with an excellent command of English.
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Naoshima [March 2019]
First of all please accept my deep gratitude for the exceptional trip to Japan you have arranged for us.
We enjoyed every minute and every aspect of it, starting from meticulously planned itinerary and ending with very professional guides.
We spent almost a month in Japan and fall in love with this beautiful country and its people. We would like to come back one day in future.
Custom Travel to Miyajima, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nara [January 2019]
I just wanted to say thank you for having organised a fautless trip. As you know I was nervous in organising the trip as I was wanting for everything to be perfect for my husband and family. It was.Everything went seamlessly.
Our tour guide for Miyajama and Hiroshima was lovely. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and very kind to our children. She was perfect for our family and imparted such lovely little personal details about families from Hiroshima or stories that had happened in the past. I loved the way she left a little welcome note in our Ryokan as we arrived. It was very touching.
The two days were really very moving and emotional and Hiroshima was exactly what my husband was after. She was able to find great things that interested the children as well as historical facts that we were all able to learn about. My daughter had studied Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes so it was extremely relevant for her as well.
Miyajama was far better than we could have hoped and our wish was that we could have had an extra day exploring the island.
The Ryokan was unbelievable. Food as we had never seen - truly like a work of art and the accommodation was such an amazing experience for us all. We could not believe our eyes nor our senses. And to finish with an Onsen before we departed was more than we could have hoped for.
Kyoto was a totally different experience but again perfect for us. Akira was a very different tour guide but just as great. Both of the tour guides were so different from each other - but perfect in our group. They knew when to give us a bit of time, they knew when to impart knowledge and the most important for us doing so many things in such little time is that they were also able to find activities for both us and our children.
The highlight was the monkey park - what an adventure but also the tour filled with so much historical information. I can honestly say that we have never ever had such a brilliantly organised, tour filled five days.
Finally the transport. You could not have done that better. We always get lost and yet you had organised for that to be virtually impossible. To the last detail of providing a map of the one station we had to change trains with no guide. Thank you.
I can not praise you or tell you how much we enjoyed the trip you organised. It could not have been better tailored for us. From accommodation to tour guides, food and things to have seen - everything was perfect.
We honestly could not fault anything.
G.S. (Vancouver, Canada)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Naoshima, and Hakone [December 2018]
Our vacation was fantastic and I cannot say thank you enough. My family and I were extremely happy with the service provided by yourself and Michi Travel Japan. All our local guides were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot of your history and culture. The private vans and drivers were all great. Our requests were put together in an excellent itinerary. All the sights and activities were right up our alley. Food was good, just sometimes too much of it....lol!!!
Thank you and your company once again for planning an extraordinary and an unforgettable trip for all of us in your amazing country. Be assured I will highly recommend Michi Travel to everyone I talk to about our holiday.
While it was our first trip to Japan, it certainly won't be our last. We look forward to coming back soon.
Custom Travel to Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka [December 2018]
Thanks for your email and your kind assistance and patience during the planning of the trip. My family and I would like to extend our appreciation for all that you have done for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and had lots of fun.
The fact that we are using your good company the second time for our trip to Japan is a true testimony of your professionalism and evidence of you as an invaluable asset to your company. Rest be assured that we will not hesitate to engage you and your company for our future trips to Japan.
Mr. John Chavez, Mrs. Lisa Chavez, Ms. Elizabeth McKnight (Chicago, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hokkaido(Hakodate, Lake Toya, Niseko, Yoichi, Otaru, Sapporo), Naoshima, Osaka, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji area [October 2018]
It's Sunday afternoon in Chicago and we are all finally settled back in our city although most of our thoughts are still on the most wonderful trip we had in Japan.We go over and over all the fascinating things we saw and the food and culture we enjoyed. We can't stop talking about it! We are so grateful for the wonderful introduction you gave us and are already dreaming about our return.
Every detail of your planning, the flow of the trip, our fabulous guides, the transportation and luxurious accommodations, the choices of restaurants offering gourmet food as well as local specialties...every detail ...was perfect.
We can hardly wait to return to Japan. Once again, thank you so much for making our trip such an experience.
James T. Wong (Hawaii)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Shuzenji, Yugawara, Kyoto, and Osaka [October 2018]
Look, picking a travel company is not an easy task. Trusting in the reliability of any unknown company thousands of miles away can be daunting, especially at the time of final payment. The good news is you have nothing to worry about with Michii Tours. We were able to plan a unique trip to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka that featured both traditional hotel and ryokan accommodations. The hotels suggested for Tokyo (The Palace Hotel) and Osaka (St. Regis) were exceptional properties. Our first ryokan in the Shuzenji region (Yagyu no Sho) was a step into the past and an experience and opportunity not to be missed. Our accommodations provided the opportunity to choose and experience the well appointed common bath or simply experience a garden setting hot spring from the privacy of our room. The traditional service and elaborate dinner in our room will be a lifetime memory. Michi Tours can give this to you. Just tell them what you would like to experience and they will make it happen. After planning the trip, the quality of a tour, depends on the guide provided. In Tokyo and Kyoto, our tour guide, Takako Terashima, was warm, personable, knowledgable and a great photographer for our personalized shots. In Tokyo, Akira Hayakawa, was a Japanese history gem. Both were particularly good at fielding random questions. Time permitting, each tailored our tours to depart from the planned itinerary excursions to accommodate last-minute requests, and quite frankly, the unplanned activities turned out to be some of the best parts of the tour. Let's face it, something unexpected always comes up. Michi will work out the solution and take away the stress. In our case, it was trying to schedule and fit in an unplanned spa activity around the ryokan's strict dinner service time. So from the personalized planning to the tour operation itself, you can trust Michi to deliver.
D.A. (Massachusetts, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Takayama, Kamikochi, and Nagano [July 2018]
Thank you so much for your help in organizing our trip. Everything was wonderful and we particularly appreciated your responsiveness during the trip itself. It was very comforting to have you helping us get around the mudslides and road closures! The accommodations were all terrific. Top for us was the Gosenjyaku in Kamokochi. That was a wonderful experience that we very much enjoyed. Takayama and Nagano were also both very special.
Ms. Priya Sarkar (India)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka [June 2018]
As we complete two weeks of an absolutely wonderful visit to Japan, I want you to know how much we appreciate all that you have done to make this most memorable for a lifetime. Your meticulous planning and thoughtful attention to the smallest of things meant that we did not have the slightest glitch at any point... truly, it could not have been smoother or more enjoyable! From the time we began corresponding to today, I have nothing but the deepest respect and appreciation for your expertise, thoughtfulness and caring, that showed up in big logistics and small, warm touches. Please accept our grateful thanks as we leave your beautiful country, carrying in our hearts very warm and precious memories. I am sharing here with you a few vignettes from the trip you made possible for us!
L.N. (London, UK)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Takayama, Gokayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Nara [May 2018]
First of all let me start by saying that our trip to Japan has been an absolutely unforgettable and enjoyable experience; everything was organized down to the very minute detail, the itinerary proposed was perfect and the choice of hotels and ryokans brilliant. Also we would like to mention our guides in Tokyo/Kamakura, Kazanawa and Kyoto/Nara: all three very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, always giving us their outmost care and attention. Everyone contributed to creating this unique opportunity for us to fully experience the rich culture and traditions of Japan. And for this we are very grateful. Our most sincere thanks go to Michi Corporation, which we are going to recommend to our friends and relatives seeking to visit Japan.
M.L and C.H (New York, USA)
Custom Travel to Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Uji, and Nara [May 2018]
We just wanted to say thank you for arranging all the details for our vacation. We had a great time in Japan. Everything was lovely and we really enjoyed the inn on Miyajima the most. It's a special place - thank you for recommending it. Next year Hokkaido!!!
J.D. and W.B. (USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Naoshima, and Hakone [April 2018]
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed an ambitious 12-day tour organized flawlessly by Michi Travel. We stayed in wonderful hotels, had very capable guides except for a couple days on our own, and traveled between destinations mostly by train, but in some instances by private car when it was logistically advantageous. The experience working with Michi Travel to customize the itinerary went smoothly, and attention to detail including minor changes during the actual trip surpassed all expectations. When our top choice for a "blowout" sushi dinner in Tokyo could not be accommodated, another option in the same style was suggested and turned out to be one of the best dining experiences of our lives. At the end of the trip we felt we had learned a lot about Japanese history and culture, sampled a broad range of outstanding cuisine, and gained an appreciation of their unique society and esthetic. Our guides were knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Surprisingly, despite having different guides in each location, information about us and some of our interests was also passed from guide to guide to further customize the experience. We were also very pleased to have added Naoshima to our itinerary because of its incredible art installations and serene beauty, and the logistical expertise of Michi Travel made our 1-day excursion there seem easy and relaxing. We could not recommend Michi Travel more highly and would not hesitate to use them again for another Japan trip.
Mr. Abelardo Alvarado Alcántara (Mexico)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima [March 2018]
First of all, let me tell you that we had a wonderful time, an amazing trip and great companion. There´s no doubt that this has been one of the best trips of our lives. Your guidance through all the planning has been just perfect. You made the difference. We really appreciated all the useful tips and references that you gave to us, before and during our visit. You have a wonderful, beautiful, astonishing country. You live in a land full of magic and mysticism, where we found the most respectful and educated people who always welcomed us and gave us the friendliest treatment, making us feel at home at all times. Of course we wouldn´t be able to enjoy all of these without the company of your guides, all of them were so nice to us, always sharing their knowledge, having all the patience, and being nice to us at all times.
Custom Travel to Lake Shikotsu, Furano, Sapporo, and Otaru [February 2018]
We all have enjoyed the trip very much and very happy with our guide in Hokkaido. She's very resourceful and good in adjusting the itinerary taking into consideration our group condition.
Overall we had a great time and everyone was very happy. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends. I want to also thank you for your excellent travel arrangement. The experience from the beginning has been a great one.
Dr. Nancy Down (Toronto, Canada)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima [November 2017]
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for organizing a wonderful trip. We could not have imagined this wonderful experience and felt that we really saw a good overview of Japan. The guides were all fabulous, and all the arrangements were seamless. There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out a few, but the relais et chateaux was particularly memorable. We also were lucky enough to have perfect weather to see Mt Fuji and that was very special. Thank you once again for arranging this trip.
R.C. (Massachusetts, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Hakone [November 2017]
I can't tell you how much we all as a family totally enjoyed this trip. Your ability to connect with us and prepare an itinerary that really matched our interests was outstanding. Also the attention to detail as we transitioned from city to city made the trip so easy for us; it was a tremendous relief. I also want to provide very high praise of all of the guides. They all provided superb and friendly service. Their very welcoming nature, excellent English and again attention to detail supports our feeling that this was a spectacular trip. Please thank them for their service.
Mrs. Eileen Frawley & Ms. Kate Thomes (New York and Boston, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nara [November 2017]
The trip was wonderful! So well scheduled with an array of different things to do. You did a fabulous job of giving us such a memorable experience - from the guides to drivers to hotels to sights and suggestions, everything was perfect. Each guide was informative, likeable, and gave such a nice impression. We are trying to think of what could be improved upon and we cannot think of anything. We have to say this Japan trip was one of my favorite of all time. We will definitely recommend you in the future.
Mr. Steven Bignell (California, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Gokayama, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Naoshima, and Osaka [November 2017]
The trip has been wonderful, even with the rain, and everything about your planning and itinerary was excellent. All four guides were knowledgeable and personable and we learned not just about the sights but also about the life and culture of Japan by their willingness to share their own stories. We could have easily stayed a few extra days in Kyoto--so much to see--and Miyajima was a very pleasant surprise. I'm glad it became part of our tour. This is the first time we've used a travel agency to plan a private trip and I think you and Michi Travel will be impossible to top. You have "raised the bar very high!" We will certainly recommended you to friends and also hope to someday plan another trip to Japan to experience even more of your beautiful country.
Z.L. (Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel)
Custom Travel to Nagano, Kiso, Matsumoto, Kamikochi, Takayama, Shirakawago, Gokayama, Noto, and Kanazawa [November 2017]
The only feedback we have is that we had an amazing time in Japan. The guides, hotels, itineraries, sights and food were all fantastic.
We hope to return back very soon to Japan to discover new areas.
Mr. Eric Forbes (New York, USA)
Private tours in Tokyo, Shimizu, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, and Kagoshima [October 2017]
We have just finished the last Michi Travel organized tour for us. Our guides were brilliant, drivers excellent and restaurants amazing, I cannot thank you enough. You were responsive, helpful and understanding to my groups needs, I wish more tour operators were like Michi, you have spoiled us all. It was the "Perfect Tour".
Z.C. (California, USA)
Custom Travel to Hokkaido (Lake Toya, Niseko, Yoichi, and Sapporo) [October 2017]
Finally have the chance to sit down and write. Thank you so much for all the arrangements in Hokkaido. We had a wonderful time and the itinerary was very thoughtfully planned out. Our guide was also a very warm and knowledgeable. We would gladly recommend your agency to others, and hope to have the chance to enjoy your company's services again in the future.
S.B. (Florida, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka [August 2017]
We just landed back in Miami and wanted to write to you to thank you for organizing such an amazing and memorable trip for our family. We enjoyed every minute of it and I think we will all cherish our memories of Japan forever. Everything went very smooth, according to plan and exactly how we envisioned it. Thank you for coordinating everything and taking care of every details. We loved Japan's culture, values and people. Thank our tour guides for showing us around Japan and helping us fall in love with your beautiful country.
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Okayama, Osafune, Kurashiki, and Kyoto [July 2017]
I was very happy with the tour arranged by you. Transportation was excellent (although I missed one connecting train, I managed to catch the next one, thanks to your help..). All the tour guides were very professional and very helpful. Most importantly I get to see and learn the history and culture of Japan. This is very valuable to me. I hope to see more next time. Everyone had a good time and I will definitely contact you when I make my next trip to Japan.
Thank you from me and my family to you personally and the entire team that made it wonderful.
L.R. (New York, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt.Fuji/Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto, and Hiroshima [May 2017]
I wanted to thank you for organizing a great trip to Japan for us! We all had a fantastic time and everything went without a hitch. Our Japan visit which was educational, inspirational and fun in large part thanks to Michi.
Will definitely recommend Michi to others!
W.C. & F.C. (Florida, USA)
Custom Travel to Kurashiki, Matsue, Takamatsu, Kochi, Dogo Onsen, Shimanami Kaido, Kumano Kodo, and Ise [May 2017]
We have traveled extensively and this was one of if not THE best experiences we have ever had with a travel company. In the planning phase, Ms. Shirata was extremely helpful with suggestions and responsive to our requests. She more than went the extra mile and even kept in contact with us and with the guides during the trip to be sure that things went smoothly. For example, we had indicated some concern about moving our luggage on the many trains we used, so she went to the trouble of choosing reserved seats that would minimize that concern. In short, we cannot say enough good things about her service.
We had guides for parts of the trip and we were also extremely pleased with them. More than guides, it felt as if we were traveling with experienced and knowledgeable friends.
Japan is our favorite country to visit and this was our third trip. This one had a lot of "moving parts" and every single part went smoothly and without a hitch even though we were by ourselves most of the time.
In summary, we could not recommend Michi Travel and Ms. Shirata more highly.
S.P. (Colorado, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hida Takayama, and Kanazawa [April 2017]
The trip was wonderful! We were excited before we came to Japan, as you know, but everything exceeded our expectations. Your planning was terrific and we had no problems at all. We really enjoyed the hotels and ryokans you selected, as well as the guides. And we feel as though we had an excellent introduction to Japan. Thank you so much for all your efforts.
B.A. and R.E. (Kazakhstan)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Ise, Hida Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Himeji, and Okinawa [April 2017]
Thank you so much for organizing us this trip. We were very happy with the services provided by Michi Travel. It has been absolutely magical and truly a dream come true. All the staff and tour guides were very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. It was exactly what we wanted to see and be part of Japanese culture. What we personally find more memorable were the experiences such as our interaction with Geiko and Maiko, attending the tea ceremony, wearing kimono, praying at the Shinto temples, indulging in the hot springs. On our way we managed to even go to a club and a karaoke in Tokyo to enjoy the full experience.
L.T. and J.T. (Chicago, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Kanazawa [April 2017]
We want to thank you so much for the wonderful itinerary that you organized for our recent trip to Japan. The trip was absolutely fabulous! Our guides were excellent and we learned so much about the country and customs. We were extremely pleased with the hotels and really enjoyed the special experiences including the sushi making class, the baseball game, the rickshaw ride, staying in the ryokans and sampling so many varieties of Japanese food. Everything went so smoothly and we have such special memories of the trip.
We just went through all our photos( over 1500!!) this weekend and can't wait to share them with family and friends.
We will highly recommend Michi Travel to anyone we know that will be planning a trip to Japan. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.
Thank you again.
T.Y. (New York, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, and Kyoto [April 2017]
Everything from the hotels, private tours, well planned daily suggestions and even the seat reservations on the trains was extremely well thought out. Our private guides were an extreme pleasure to spend time with and we learned so much more from them than we ever expected. Japan is such a genuinely warm and pleasant country, it far exceeded everything we hoped it would be. Coming from New York City it was such a wonderful change to interact with how polite and respectful the Japanese culture is. Our contact at Michi Travel was, Saki Shirata, she was very professional and responded immediately to all our requests. She has great knowledge about Japan and built us an itinerary that fit our time and budget perfectly, we highly recommend Michi Travel to anyone looking for a well rounded trip to Japan.
Mrs. Susan Bentley (California, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kiso, Takayama, Shirakawago, and Gokayama [April 2017]
Thank you so much for an amazing experience. Our vacation was all we hoped it would be. Accommodations were wonderful location terrific, and our guides and drivers were very helpful and informative. Just the right amount of activity without feeling rushed. We enjoyed every location we went to.
A very big thank you to Chisato Nishida who put the entire trip together. She is wonderful to work with.
Arigatogozaimashita. Until we return to Japan.
A.B. (Philadelphia, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo and Kyoto [March 2017]
I just wanted to follow up and thank you for helping us set up such a wonderful trip to Japan for my mother and I. We enjoyed all of the sight seeing, excursions, food and cultural aspects of the trip. It was once in a lifetime. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Michi travel or you to anyone else thinking about taking a trip to a truly wonderful country full of wonderful people who value, respect and appreciate both their culture and those looking to learn more about it.
L.F. (Geneva, Switzerland)
Custom Travel (Family trip) to Tokyo, Nagano, Matsumoto, Kanazawa and Kyoto [December 2016]
All went very well from beginnings to the end. Well done to you and the team. Please share our appreciation with our guides, they all did a fabulous job. Thank you, you made our trip memorable. Our 4 kids will remember for life.
Custom Travel (Family trip) to Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Tomamu, Sapporo and Otaru [December 2016]
On behalf of my family, many thanks for your kind assistance and patience in organizing this tour for us. It was truly an enjoyable and memorable trip for all of us especially the kids. We could not have asked for more professionalism and consideration from you in planning our holiday starting from the planning stage to the holiday itself. We will also like to extend our gratitude and thanks to our guide - Ms. Hiromi. She was indeed very accommodating, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We were more than pleased with her. Last but not least, we are also grateful and thankful to our driver for driving and getting us safely to the different places.
We will not hesitate to use your travel agent and your services in all our future trips to Japan and highly recommend your agency services to our family and friends. Once again, appreciate all your kind assistance. Thank you.
Ms. Karin Nutter (Hawaii, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Naoshima, and Takamatsu [November 2016]
I have been intending to thank you formally for the beautifully planned trip Jim and I experienced. It was absolutely fabulous! I would recommend Michi Travel to anyone who is interested in traveling to Japan. Akiko, you made our travel stress-free, enjoyable and interesting. Your scheduling of our trip was so precise. I was so pleased with your attention to detail regarding specific times and explanations to train stations; making reservations at Aizen Kobo and Daitou; along with dinner reservation at Il Ghiottone, which was one of the very best restaurants we have ever been to - food and dish presentation was unique and soooo delicious. Our tour guides did a wonderful job interpreting, explaining, and showing off your beautiful country. Eri embodied all of our expectations of a gracious hostess. She took me to the best ramen restaurant in the Ginza area.
J.M. (Maryland, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka [November 2016]
From first contact through meeting you in Tokyo, you have been super responsive, affable, knowledgeable, flexible, and ready to go beyond our expectations. Your volunteering to make our restaurant reservations particularly impressed us (so did the restaurants, we ate so well). The itinerary was perfect for us: varied, well-paced, and sensibly plotted. We saw and experienced a great deal in a relatively short time frame without ever feeling rushed. The train schedules worked out very well, and the trains themselves were a revelation to veterans of Amtrak, British Rail, and Rail Europe. All our train and seat reservations were accurate and problem-free. The hotel choices were comfortable and pleasant, and their convenience to the train stations was a huge plus. They made our travels and our stays run smoothly, including the very good service we had from staff at every hotel. Iwaso was a fun experience, and Miyajima was a highlight. Our guides were excellent: their knowledge and help really added value to our trip. The airport transfers were timely and comfortable. Having this reliable service started and ended our trip very well!
It's been altogether a pleasure working with you, and we can't thank you enough. We loved our trip! We would recommend your services without hesitation, and I'll be posting some comments on line. When I began to plan our trip I didn't find much guidance about agents for independent travel on the travel sites, and I'd like to help point others in a great direction.
I.V. (Rome, Italy)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Hida Furukawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka [October 2016]
We would tell you that everything was perfectly arranged: the hotels were wonderful and nicely located, with invariably delicious breakfast; the guided tours were gorgeous, our guides were so good and welcoming that everything was friendly and easy for us: please thank them all!
A.R. (Virginia, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo and Kyoto [October 2016]
Thank you very much for a very memorable trip to Japan. We really enjoyed private tours with our guides, they went above and beyond with helping us with purchases, walking all around, and accommodating our interests. They are amazing and we enjoyed their company very much.The ryokan was also impressive! Very beautiful and service/food were phenomenal. Please send our warm regards to the owners for such a service-oriented place. They paid great attention to details, we felt very special.Thank you again for all the help in reserving restaurants and the shinkansen. You made it easy and enjoyable for us.
We love your country and we look forward to working with you in the next year as we plan to try the hot springs/ryokan in northern Japan. Please keep up your exceptional service!
L. Brown (California, USA)
Custom Travel (Family trip) to Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, and Kyoto [August 2016]
We have told so many of our friends about our fabulous trip and how wonderful of a job you did organizing the trip. We loved all of the extra experiences, guides, and all of your help. Those translations and maps we could not have survived without!! We will be sure to pass your name onto any friends looking to go to Japan. We could not have been happier with our trip.
Again all of our tremendous thanks to you for constructing such a wonderful experience for our family. They are memories we will cherish forever.
D.Y. (Texas, USA)
Custom Travel (Family trip) to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka [July 2016]
Thank you and your company for the great trip we had in Japan. It was really one of the best trips we had in the last several years. All your hotel choices worked just fine and were very conveniently located to reach all major destinations. The detailed itinerary with the pre-purchased train tickets provided smooth and worry-free transportation through the whole trip. We loved your recommended sites for our free days and visited most of them with great interest. We would also love to thank our guides in Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt Fuji, they were very professional, attended to all our needs and were just very nice people to talk to and who showed us Japan from its best. We would like to say special thanks to our guide in Kyoto as she was wonderful and took special care of us to make our stay in Kyoto an unforgettable experience. And of course special thanks to you personally for planning the whole trip so professionally and thoroughly.
We will highly recommend Michi Travel Japan to our friends when they decide to visit your beautiful country.
Mr. Gil Martignac (Geneva, Switzerland)
Custom Travel to Tokyo and Kyoto [May 2016]
We had a wonderful stay in Japan indeed. It was a real discovery and gave us the envy to come again ! Thank you for your organization. Everything was perfectly prepared. Guides were great and gave us a lot of inputs in order to better understand the country, its history and culture. So we learnt a lot. The ryokan in Kyoto was a great experience. Very well located, the food amazingly good. And all these women taking care of us with great smiles and professionalism.
Should we have friends visiting japan, we will not hesitate to recommend Michi travel Corporation !
B.W. (3 couples from Danville, California; Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas)
Private Tour of Kyoto with colleagues & spouses [March 2016]
I wanted to let you know what a great experience we had with our guide in Kyoto. What a fun, energetic tour guide. He made the experience memorable for all of us. We enjoyed the city so much, we decided to stay until the last bullet train to Tokyo and had dinner in Gion. We will certainly recommend your company to any colleagues traveling to Japan. Thank you again!!
C.O. (Seattle, USA)
Custom Travel (Family trip) to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Nara [December 2015]
We've been back a week now and we are all finally back on schedule. We can't thank you enough for putting together such a great trip! We all had a wonderful time and feel like we really got to see some amazing things and experience the Japanese culture! Everything was top notch and went smoothly and flawlessly. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to the guides and drivers. They were all very warm, knowledgable, and went the extra step to make sure our trip was enjoyable.
Thank you again for handling our flight delay so professionally and diligently. It was a pleasure meeting you.
T.N. (Quezon City, Philippines)
Custom Travel to Central Japan (Nagano, Hakuba, Takayama, Shirakawago, Gokayama) [December 2015]
In the airport now taking our flight going home.
Thank you very much for accommodating our family & efficiently arranging everything for us with complete informations. We did have great vacation. We are indeed satisfied with your service. In the airport now taking our flight going home.
Thank you very much for accommodating our family & efficiently arranging everything for us with complete informations. We did have great vacation. We are indeed satisfied with your service.
N&T (Dubai, UAE)
Custom Travel (Honeymoon) to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka [November 2015]
We would like to express our gratitude for all your efforts and support in making our honeymoon so memorable. You made sure every little detail was covered and that we experienced the true Japanese culture. We also cannot thank you enough for the gift.
We also want to send our heartfelt Thank You to our guides for being excellent guides and for ensuring we always had what we needed! Please let them know how happy we were to have them as our guides.
It was our pleasure to have met you all and hopefully it will not be the last time!
E.S. (London, UK)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Gokayama, Shirakawago and Kyoto
We wanted to write a note to say thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip to Japan for our family! The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. We were overwhelmed by the genuine hospitality of everyone we encountered. We particularly enjoyed the three ryokans - we thought their facilities and staff were excellent. We also very much enjoyed our time spent with the guides you had arranged for us - we felt that we had learned much from them. Please extend our appreciation to the guides and the ryokans. Finally, thank you for having done such a wonderful job in arranging our itinerary. We are delighted to have finally made it to Japan and very much look forward to returning to your lovely country.
Dr Thomas Eshun-Wilson (Australia)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Koga and Hiroshima
Thank you for organising the trip of a lifetime. It was far better than expected, a very smooth experience. 4 different guides allowed me to discuss and gain different perspectives on Japanese history, culture and mentality. I had many unique experiences( that some guides has also not seen) with last minute changes permitted. Your brochure/ outline were prefect as was the time allocation. I have never been able to fit in so much in such a short space of time. Personalised tours planned with a driver and guide is definitely the way to go from now on for me. All 4 guides were different( female/ male, city/ rural) guaranting that the conversations would be different- I learnt so much.
" Michi travel gives you the personalised 'Business Class' touring experience "
M. H. (New York, USA)
Two days Private Tours in Kyoto and One day Private Tour in Tokyo
We enjoyed our private tours very much - both guides were terrific - very knowledgeable and very personable. The tours too were exactly what we were looking for - I would not change anything on the itinerary at least as far as our interests are concerned. Travel was seamless, and timing was perfect I will definitely use your services again the next time we are in japan and will suggest you to any friends planning a trip, on every count - itinerary, guides, planning, ... Your services are impeccable. Thank you for helping to make our holiday in japan so wonderful.
K.H. (Hawaii, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Disneyland, Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka
I just want to say thank you so much for arranging our honeymoon trip. We have loved Japan so much, and we already want to go back and visit. All of our accommodations were excellent. We caught all of the trains with no problem. There is so much to do and see in Japan. This is definitely a honeymoon we will never forget. I will definitely let you know when we want to return to Japan. Again, thank you for everything!
R.M. (Amsterdam, Netherland)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone
Although my wife and I lived 33 years ago in Tokyo down-town and have returned to Tokyo very often, we decided with our family and a Dutch befriended family to have a Japan-holiday in June 2011. We contacted Michi Travel and together we made a fantastic tour in Japan, ranging from a stay in Hiroshima and Kyoto, to a stay in Tokyo and Hakone. It was a great time, with a lot to see, enjoy and experience. And yes, Japan is a safe country, incredibly well organized when it comes to public transport and definitely one of the best "up-scale" holiday destinations. Michi Travel was indispensable, so many thanks. We will spread the word.
R.B. (Boston, USA)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Nara
We have just returned from a two week adventure in Japan, our first visit to this beautiful country, meticulously planned by Seiichi Chada and his staff at Michi Travel. From our very first email contact with Michi until the very end of our trip, the expertise and attention to detail of the Michi staff were evident. Initially, as we were shaping our trip, Seiichi was very careful to listen to what we hoped for from our journey. But he did much more than listen. He listened attentively, he understood, so that when he thought we were misguided on one point or another, he offered other suggestions, along with detailed reasoning as to why his thinking was more consonant with our goals. The decisions were ours, of course, but we took Seiichi's advice at each decision point. And we are delighted we did; he was right on all counts. Once we arrived in the country, our fabulous experience unfolded extremely smoothly, something that happens only when significant advance planning has been done. We did have the occasional hiccup or two, part of the fun of travel. Seiichi and his staff were so well-prepared and so experienced that alternatives unfolded for us in real time, wonderful alternatives that added to our enjoyment. If you are considering a custom travel adventure to Japan, we enthusiastically recommend Michi Travel to help create your trip. We know your adventure will be as wonderful as ours was.
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Matsumoto and Karuizawa
Thank you for organising very pleasant holidays in Japan. The private tour as well as the transport arrangements and hotels were all above our expectations. When I started planning the holidays a few months ago, I was concerned that I will be dealing with a travel agency in Japan and that language would become a problem.
Having gone through the holidays, I am indeed impressed with the service quality of Michi Travel and specifically, your service in looking into our needs. This was our first visit to Japan and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hospitality at the hot springs in Matsumoto was excellent and the skiing experience at Karuizawa was the highlight of the trip for my kids.
We will indeed return to Japan for another holiday and we will definitely be contacting you for the travel arrangements. I will also recommend your agency to all my colleagues, as they don't have to feel uncomfortable dealing with a travel agent in Japan as you have proven that you can provide the excellent service.
Custom Travel to Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima
We would like to express our appreciation for your work organizing our travel in Japan. Everything went smooth and we saw and learnt a lot about your beautiful country. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable (especially a guide in Kyoto and Nara was able to paint a very vivid picture of Japanese history and religion). When we had dinner with my former colleagues in Japan, they were all wondering how I was able to organise these trips from Belgium. I will certainly recommend Michi travel to my friends and colleagues wishing to travel to Japan.
M.L. (Hong Kong)
Custom Travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka
The professionalism and prompt reliable phone and email service as first point of contact with Mari Okada from Michi Travel made it easy to decide which travel agent we would use. We enjoyed the trip very much ,and appreciated the assistance in the change at the last minute with the itinerary. Both guides were excellent as well as great language teachers to my mom - please pass on our thanks to them.
Custom Travel (Honeymoon to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto)
I wanted to write to you to thank you for organising our holiday in Japan recently. Your service has been first rate. You have been extremely prompt and efficient in replying to my questions, your suggestions and itinerary was excellent and the guides you chose were very professional and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto)
As we prepare to leave Kyoto this morning, I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for a truly wonderful trip. I cannot leave Japan without telling you how excellent our stay has been. We have enjoyed everything we have seen, everywhere we have eaten and everywhere we have stayed. Your attention to detail has helped us tremendously. And both our guides were fabulous. THANK YOU.
Custom Travel (Kyoto, Hakone, Tokyo)
I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for all wonderful things you have done for us. We are enjoying our trip very very much and I was just making a comment to my husband how efficient and great your service has been. All the guides were fabulous. We particularly enjoyed the guide in Kyoto very much. He was very knowlegeable and funny. But all of the guides were wonderful and helpful. All the hotels were chosen perfectly and the ryokan in Kyoto was quite impressive.
I will definitely recommend your service to any of my friends and family in the future.
T.O. (Ottawa, Canada)
Custom Travel (Mt. Koya, Kyoto, Tokyo)
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip in Japan. You arranged everythying so well the whole trip was seamless. The people were friendly and warm and the highlights of my trip was seeing Kyoto, eating the food and indulging in japanese cultural activities.
A.M. (Puerto Rico)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Hakone, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka)
My husband and I want to thank you for preparing for us an excellent trip. We enjoyed our stay very much. Japan is an enchanted beautiful country with great traditions but what made our trip very special was the PEOPLE of Japan. You are wonderful and that of course was the frosting on the cake. Each and every one of the guides you chose is terrific in every sense. They made sure that we enjoyed every experience. They are knowledgeable, very kind and generous. We are still getting over the jet lag and trying to catch up with work and the preparation for the celebration of Christmas; we are very busy but with a renewed spirit after our trip.
Custom Travel (Kamikochi, Shirakawago, Takayama)
I would like to thank you very, very much for putting together an outstanding trip. The program covering Kamikochi, Shirakawago and Takayama allowed me to see different aspects of Japan's rich cultural heritage and diverse landscape. Everything worked out perfectly, even down to the detail of me not eating seafood/fish. The accommodations you chose were great throughout and the communal dinner around the fireplace in the traditional ryokan in Shirakawago was certainly a highlight. Again, thank you very much for having done an outstanding job!
S.K. & E.L. (Austria)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara)
Our travel was awesome. Everything was really well organized - thank you. We only have good impressions about Japan. The guided tour and the tea ceremony in Kyoto was very special and exciting. We are glad we did it. Thanks again and if I will come to Japan again, I will contact you to organize everything. We were very satisfied!
D.M. & K.D. (New York, USA)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Eastern Hokkaido)
Michi Travel did an amazing job coordinating our itinerary. We wanted a trip that combined traditional culture and experiences, and both city and natural settings. Mishi's plans allowed us to do exactly what we had envisioned. Our stays at traditional ryokans were wonderful, and all of our guides and drivers were professional, dedicated and kind. We always felt that people truly wanted us to have a wonderful experience in Japan. Our Mishi travel agent was consistently prompt and thorough with all steps involved in the planning. We would highly recommend Mishi for excellent service and a true knowledge of how to make client's travel experiences smooth and memorable.
J.L. (Yokosuka, Japan)
Custom Travel (Sapporo and Eastern Hokkaido)
Our trip was wonderful! Everything went very smoothly and exactly according to your very thorough plan. We enjoyed generally good weather and were able to visit the many beautiful places of eastern Hokkaido. We enjoyed all of the accommodations, but especially the cozy Inn in Shiretoko because the family who run it were so friendly and hospitable. All our guides and drivers went out of their way to ensure we had a very pleasant experience. Thank you for the effort you put into this trip. We will undoubtedly be contacting you again in the future.
K.Y. (New York, USA)
1 Day Private Tour & Hotel Arrangement in Hiroshima
Our guide was extraordinary to both Hiroshima and Miyajima. At the end of the trip, when we thanked her, she said, in a very modest way, that she considers it a "small mission" to introduce people to Hiroshima as well as possible. She certainly accomplished that mission with us, as we will never forget our visit there. We found her to be sensitive, knowledgeable, energetic, thoughtful, and an excellent communicator. Please consider this a recommendation of her, as we will certainly be recommending others to your agency because of her. We would also like to thank you, as well, for arranging a tour on such short notice and for making our reservation at ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel. It was a wonderful accommodation.
M.I. (Hawaii, USA)
Three Day Private Tours in Tokyo, A Day Trip to Hakone & Kamakura
We would like to thank you for a wonderful itinerary. Your detailed itinerary allowed us to see the best of Tokyo in three days. Our guide exceeded our expectations. She personally took care of our every wish with sincerity.
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Izu)
I want to thank you and your team for the care you all put into helping my daughter and myself discover some of Japan in the best possible conditions.
Our minds are full of beautiful pictures, smells, tastes, and impressions. Our nights in ryokans, the mists of Fuji-san, the detour in the countyside and along the seashores of the Izu Peninsula, the natural beauty of Nara, the modernity of Tokyo, the deeply spiritual tradition and quaint charm of Kyoto. We leave Japan with our lives deeply enriched.
I wish you the best until we meet again, sometime next year, when I come back to Japan to continue discovering your homeland.
Custom Travel (Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Takayama, Okuhida and Matsumoto)
We all got back safely to Honolulu after spending a truly wonderful eight days in Japan. Everyone had a really great time enjoying the sights and experiences!
The itinerary you setup was indeed very helpful and detailed enough to guide us every step of the way. We were able to refer to it throughout the trip. Every point along the trip was truly memorable, each with own unique experience!
Our first time experience with the hot spring onsen, kaiseki, & Takayama festival were great! Yes, the fall foliage, although not peak, was really breathtaking!
We did a lot of walking at each location, even the older folks kept up with the pace. Despite the walking, I don't think we lost any weight on the trip, probably because of all the food we ate...
All in all, a fantastic experience was had by all. My wife is already thinking of one, maybe two more trips to Japan in the near future!
Custom Travel, Honeymoon (Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Hiroshima)
Thanks to you, our honeymoon was the best trip we ever had in all our lives and probably will remain the best of our entire life!!! We saw wonderful places, managed to feel the atmosphere and understand lots of aspects of Japanese culture. We also had a wonderful time with all the guides that came with us. Your organization was perfect. Your maps, the tickets, your suggestions. We never had such an accurate and exciting program.
Custom Travel (Nara)
Thank you for handling our reservations in Nara. The highlight of the trip was our tour guide. Like any good tour guide, she was well informed and a good communicator. Better than most guides, however, she tailored our trip to our peculiar needs. She did not try to rush us through anything, but spent time focusing on details that were fascinating to us. We very much enjoyed our day with her.
Ryokan Arrangement in Nara
My experience at Kankaso (Nara) was wonderful. A delightful establishement with superb service. Thank you for facilitating the reservation.
Ryokan and Hotel Arrangement in Nara and Hiroshima
We would like to forward our thanks to you - we had a great stay in Ryokan Kankaso in Nara as well as in ANA Crowne Plaza in Hiroshima. My family and I were best served in both of the locations and we enjoyed our stay in Japan. We were very impressed with the politeness of the people, with the perfect timing of the trains, with the cleanliness of all locations if pavements, parks, railway stations, subways etc.
Meanwhile my family is already in our home in Austria, and I once again in the United Arab Emirates. So, I will say "Sayonara", hoping to meet and see once again Japan and to be in contact with you. We have already some dreams: Hokkaido, Okinawa ...., but in the moment these are dreams.
E.L. (California, USA)
Custom Travel (Yamagata : Zao, Yamadera, Tendo)
Thank you for setting a wonderful travel to Yamagata. We felt blessed that the trip had been a tremendous pleasure. It was a beautiful experience. We definitely love to go back to Japan again.
Ryokan Arrangement in Matsue
Our stay in Matsue at Minamikan was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan in terms of accommodations. We duly appreciated the room (modern and traditional at the same time, very nice view, the private hot bath...), the quality of the food (very, very good) and the service. You were right to warmly suggest it. Thank you for your assistance in reserving Minamikan and please be assured that we will consider resorting to your services once again next time we plan a trip to Japan.
Custom Travel (Hokkaido : Sapporo, Otaru, Niseko and Shiretoko)
Our trip was a smooth sailing and we didn't need to call you for help during the trip! Shiretoko was indeed a unique experience. I enjoyed the snow-shoe forest tour. I've not gone so close to a deer before! We saw quite a lot of bear paw marks in the snow but did not encounter any. We went to check out an unused bear house though. It was very interseting to learn about the trees and animals. I liked the Japanese inn there as well, we were the only guests on our 2nd day there! Overall, we are happy with the trip, especially the food! I'm already missing the food. We'll certainly contact you if we are planning a japan trip again.
Custom Travel (Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo traveling from Nagasaki, as an expat)
Thank you for organizing the accommodations for my family from Australia while they were in Japan. The view from the hotel room in Osaka was fantastic. The other accommodations in Tokyo and Kyoto were well located, their facilities modern and clean, and all the hotel staff we encountered were very pleasant. Your assistance certainly made our travel of Honshu (mainland Japan) a lot easier for me to organize.
C. H. (USA)
Business School Trip (Osaka, Kyoto, Himeji and Tokyo ) Again, I would like to THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful time we had with you in Japan. - I have plenty great stories to tell my friends,
- there is now a real bonding spirit between students who took part in this trip,
- and I must say I get very nostalgic when I look at the photos (the ones I took + the ones we exchanged with the others). All this couldn't happen without you, your professionalism, your sense of hospitality, your smile, your directions, and your positive attitude / patience / sense of humor, whatever happens ! Thanks again, I sincerely hope I will soon be back in Japan !
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto)
We are back in Estonia. We had a great trip to Japan and we wanted to thank you for wonderfully organizing everything. We liked the country, we liked the hotels, we liked the Shinkansen...We are sure we will come back to Japan soon and we would be very happy if you could also help us with our next trips. Best Regards!
Dieter Z. (Germany)
Custom Travel (Kyoto and Tokyo)
It was a great journey, thanks to your wonderful support. The preparations and instructions by Michi Travel were extremely helpful to us. We found everything we need for a calm and well organized trip with the bullet train to Kyoto and back to Tokyo. Your route suggestions for Kyoto were also very helpful. Even with some rain, Kyoto was wonderful. Your hotel suggestions were perfect to our needs.
Thanks again for your kind help. Next time in Japan - definitely with Michi Travel assistance.
Winkie M. (Istanbul, Turkey)
Tokyo Private Tour
Thanks to you for so quickly and efficiently stepping in to help me and make my holiday delightful. It was really greatly interesting to spend the day at antique shops, workshop of new artists, and Geisha make-up stores. It was a real pleasure to have your exellent assistance with all that I asked about.
I will contact you to ask about ryokans in Kyoto and others for my next trip in the spring. Thank you very much.
Lisa and Howard (California, USA)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Nara)
Michi Travel Japan was an invaluable partner in our travels to Japan! We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for personalized service; from a company who truly cares about providing the best possible experience to their customers.
It was our first time to Japan, so naturally we had a million questions. They graciously answered all of them, and went so far as to providing us with a detailed diary of the best places to see and how to get around. All of the suggestions were wonderful because they came from their own personal experiences (the staff have lived in Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo for years)...we felt as though we had a personal guide who got us past all of the traditional "tourist traps" and into the "authentic" feel of old Japan. Everything was so easy!
In addition to all the amazing places we visited, the ryokan they booked for us in Kyoto was fantastic and was clearly one of the highlights of our trip. The room, the staff, the food...what an experience. We'll never forget the wonderful memories we got from our short time in Japan, and it was all made possible by the excellent team at Michi Travel Japan. Thanks for everything!
V.K (New York, USA)
Custom Travel (Tokyo and Kyoto)
I'm now back in New York and just wanted to thank you again for all your help with our recent Japan visit. We absolutely loved the ryokan you recommended and arranged - the food, service and accomodation were all wonderful, and it was definitely a highlight of our visit.
A.P. (the Netherlands)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto)
First, we went for a day around Tokyo and succeeded in combining several outings. A visit to the fish market plus an early lunch among the Japanese was followed by an hour performance in the Kabuki theatre, which was just enough for us to get a taste of traditional Japan and enabled us to be among a true Japanese audience.
The introduction to the Tokyo Metro was very useful and the visit to Tadao Ando's Omotesando Hills, recently opened, was an unexpected pleasure. Then, Michi Travel Japan booked for us train tickets and Ryokans in Hakone and Kyoto, all impeccably arranged. The advice to do the contemporary things in Tokyo, and the temples in Kyoto was wise. Our trip to Japan was short but had wide variation.
Japan appeared to be a country not as difficult for foreigners as we expected. Everybody is very helpful in your country and very friendly, more so than in Holland I might add. Travelling by train was easy and punctual. Imagine the train cars stopping exactly at the mentioned number on the platform! Never seen such thing, so practical too!
We had a great time, it was only too short, so we will be back!
Melissa K. (Singapore)
Custom Travel (Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara)
It was our pleasure to travel with Michi Travel Japan and many thanks for all the help, and recommendations. We were able to visit places where we wouldn't have gone without your help. My husband, daughter and I had a great time in Kyoto and Nara. In Nara Park, where deer are walking around freely, we managed to escape the chewing of the hungry but sacred deer in the park!!
Bob L. (U.K.)
Private Tour to Kamakura
Very many thanks for taking my wife on such a memorable tour yesterday while I was in a business meeting in Tokyo. She thoroughly enjoyed the time.
Lisa and Josh (Los Angeles)