Archive for March, 2012

An Outstanding Time

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Dear Yoshi
My wife and I returned from our trip to Japan two weeks ago after having an outstanding time.
We would like to thank you and the JTB for the faultless service and first class organisation of our travel in Japan.
We hope to go back Japan next year.
Thank you


We had the most amazing time in Japan

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Hey Clem

Just wanted to write and say we had the most amazing time in Japan. It was so diverse everything we did. We loved the hotel in Kyoto great position and so nice….we felt grubby arriving there with a backpacks after a week snowboarding and staying in a hostel.

Everything with the transfer and JR Pass was easy to work out. The Mt Fuji trip was good too just a pity it was shy that day!! We also made it to Osaka and managed to get Sumo Tickets and it was a lot of fun to watch.

I even managed to eat more then just sushi with my allergies which was nice too haha

Kind Regards,


You will be the first person I call

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Hi Kathy’
I would also like to say thank you for what was an extremely well organised getaway. With respect to the destination and resort you matched the brief perfectly. Just as important the organisation was faultless with everything happening seamlessly. I have had the good fortune of hosting several of these trips in the past and all agreed this was the best –in fact the gauntlet was thrown down as to whether or not I could come up with anything in the future to equal or surpass it. I would also like to add that the people on the ground in Bali were very good—everything happened exactly as it should have.

Hopefully we will be doing the same thing next year and you will be the first person I call.



I really couldn't have done it without you

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Hi Clem, Hope all is well mate. Just a quick one to let you know that my passengers are rapt with the amendments you have made on the holiday and would now like to book it all in.Can you confirm once this is all booked in.Thanks again for all your hard work and effort on this I really couldn’t have done it without you.
Kind Regards,

I would certainly recommend JTB Australia

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Hi Emerald,
We returned home this week from Furano.
We really enjoyed our time away and I wanted to thank you for your organisation of the trip. I would certainly recommend JTB Australia to others and if, in the future, we are able to return to Japan, you will be our first point of contact.
Thanks again.

Thank you for your organisation

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Hi Clem,
We had a great time in Japan – thank you for your organisation – everything went well.
Snow depth 260cm which is great, no tow queues, fantastically good; except a couple at the weekends.
Skiing conditions: Shiga Kogen, could not ask for better snow or better grooming. Suited us fine as we could ski from one area to the next. 
Accommodation: The Prince Hotel East branch was for us an up market hotel. The views from our room were great. We had taken the dinner meal package in the hope of being introduced to various Japanese meals. This part was disappointing as the Japanese meal was shabu shabu each night. However, there was a Japanese influence in the western food they served.
Hakuba: snow conditions not as good as Shiga Kogen as the skiing area is quite a bit lower, hence the snow was not so good for several days but then improved. A steeper area, and the westerners preferred to ski at Happo One, or those that like powder skied at Cortina. We skied other areas and you could count on one hand the number of non Japanese. There is a very good snow boarders park at Happo 47, and also this area was mainly skied by snow boarders. A down side to Hakuba from our point of view was that the resorts are not interlinked, and you need a different ticket for each area.
Now you know lots about skiing in Japan you can go.
A couple of general thoughts: Competence with chopsticks is essential, luckily not a problem for us, so we did not starve.
Warmed toilet seats are a great plus in ski areas. The whole toilet set up is a plumbers delight!
It was great to have some English translations, but surprisingly quite a number were so poor, you could not understand the message. Surprising because the Japanese are so precise and meticulous in all areas. I do not mean this as a criticism, because there is no reason why they should put up signs for foreigners.
Thank you once again Clem, we are sure we will visit Japan again.


Thank you for organising our holiday to Japan

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Hi Yoshi,
Just wanted to say thank you for organising our holiday to Japan.
We loved Japan. Had a great holiday and enjoyed every minute we were away.
We loved Tokyo and the skiing in Zao. You were right, there was lots of snow.
Going on the trains worked out really well. We found the Japan pass really good and easy to organise seats and get around on the train was a great way to travel. All the extra information was really good knowing where to go on the different train stations, so thank you for that.
We loved our japanese style room in Zao. We loved Zao and the skiing. The hotel was really good. We loved that it was ski in and out, perfect for us. And we walked from the hotel into town, not far at all.
Anyway thank you for everything you organised and organising our bus transfer tickets/vouchers when we were there. We had a great time. We would love to go back to Japan some time, with the kids. So will get in touch when that time comes.
Thank you again.
Kind Regards

Karyn & Brad

Thank you once again

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Hi Yuichi,
Thank you once again…. what would I do without you? :-)