Archive for November, 2018

Wonder Woman

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Hi Olivia

Thank you wonder woman….you consistently impress me with your efficiency. 




You knew what you were doing

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Dear Miyuki,

Currently at the Shangrila which is magnificent to return to after the 3 day tour to Kanazawa. I want to thank you very much for your understated and humble organisation, and like the wonderful culture of Japan that we have experienced. The different guides and facilitation by Sunrise/JTB was first class- amazing how they are there always ahead of time to meet you. All guides were good, most well understandable- a credit to them. The last on the 3 day tour , Kazuka was magnificent. Also Michi of Kyoto who took us to Himijei castle, went our of her way to find out where the photo I wanted was taken. She found out it was taken from the zoo, and allowed me to sidetrack.

It was worth it. I had the opportunity to talk to a visiting kindergarten group at the exhibit of the Kangaroos- very timely.

Will talk after we settle down at home. In our situation, I think the half day tours are good, and certainly you need a break between each full day tour. We were exhausted to start the  3rd  day of the 3 day tour and then, we saw the gardens of Kanazawa castle, which were absolutely breathtaking.

The Shangrila was a blessed respite for Voulette, with Daimaru downstairs.

You knew what you were doing. Keio Plaza Hotel is a wonderful experience as is Shangrila. The Kyoto Hotel put us in a standard room at first which we rejected, then temporarily in a double room which was smokey, the next day in a Superior room (smokey although non- smoking, and finally in a nice light Superior room, which nobody had fortunately smoked in. Was a great stay thereon, and the people were wonderful;.

Following is an extract from what I have sent to some friends.

God bless you and your family always,



On a following 3 day tour from Kyoto We traversed the country from East Coast to the Japanese Alps (Takayama, the steep thatched farmhouse village of Shirakawa-go (every name has a meaning- house constructed like hands in

prayer)- where they grew silk worms in the upper levels fed om mulberry leaves). The new 200K highway has 40 tunnels through the mountains. Then finally to  Kanazawa on the coast- crabs, seafood and the Kanazawa Castle and Gardens- the best yet and magnificent autumn tints). The Shinkansen (bullet train now only takes 3 hours from West to east coast to Tokyo Yet, except for the mountains, populated all the way..  All amazing – Japanese ingenuity and technology, respect, humility and politeness. An Sydney lady from our group of 12 on this three day tour, fell and fractured her hip, requiring surgery. The immediate professional handling in the town of

Takayama was first class.    Forgive the solo photo, but unjustifiably,

Voulette is a reluctant subject

Best wishes, Emil

She is always happy to help, now matter what

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Hi Chris,


I would like to take this time to give some feedback on the amazing work of Carly Thomas. I am currently doing my first booking with her and I am blown away by her response, and attention to detail, no matter how large or small the booking she replies instantly and is always happy to help!

Have a great weekend!

Warm Regards,


Everything went smoothly

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Hello Mende

We trust this email finds you well.  Recently your organised our holiday to Japan under the above reference

Everything went smoothly and we had a wonderful time . We would particularly like to give you some feedback on our accommodation

We were booked in to the Woody Hotel & Restaurant  Yumekobo, Tsurui Village.

This hotel was the perfect choice for us. It was a small friendly family hotel , comfortable , perfect location . The meals were home cooked , perfectly presented and absolutely delicious . We loved everything about this hotel

For Fukushima  the APA hotel was very nice but the rooms are simply not big enough for tourists with large suitcases.


Ian & Linda

You are ‘my guy’ for Japan!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Hi Clement

So sorry, I meant to send this to you yesterday.

They have returned from their Japan holiday and sent me a report below.

All really positive. They had a great time.


They are really nice people and have definitely passed their thanks onto you.

Trust me, they knew that I was relying heavily on your judgement.


I would also like to say thank you so much for helping me with this one and giving the clients a great holiday.

Needless to say, you are “my guy” for Japan!


Kind regards


What a treasure!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Dear Olivia

A wide-ranging (and exhausting) tour, significantly enhanced by the professionalism, patience and sensitivity of Maya. And such a good sense of humour!

With only 11 visitors, it was personal service. While we were slowing down towards the end, we managed to catch every tour bus, shinkasen and local train, and even a streetcar to get us to the atomic dome when the local train had a problem.   She encouraged us to immerse ourselves (sometimes literally, in a bath house) in Japanese culture and customs and many unfamiliar culinary treats.

What a treasure! Please pass our congratulations to home office.

NB: It was good that there were gaps in the program to allow us to pursue particular interests.


Maureen and Mike

Holiday full of great memories!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Hi Yoshi


Would like to let you know Stella and I had a wonderful holiday experience in Japan thanks to your attention to detail with organising accommodation, rail passes and special events.

We both loved Japan and my granddaughter was not keen on returning home.

The Robot Show was amazing, also The Ghibli Museum.  Our accommodation was perfect with great location and easy access to trains, which I might add we finally conquered halfway into our stay.  Bullet train was amazing and the helicopter flight a great way to end our stay. Not sure which was better Disneyland or helicopter flight, both very much appreciated by Stella


Thank you again for contributing to a very wonderful holiday full of great memories.


Warm regards