Just a short note to let you know that Phil and I had a fantastic time in Japan. Everything went smoothly. The rail travel was easy, especially as the people were so friendly and helpful. All of the accommodation was great, and in convenient locations. The ryokans were especially memorable. The first one in Takayama took a bit of getting used to because it was so different- we made lots of mistakes with shoes and baths but no one seemed to mind too much and it was a great experience. The second one in Miyajima was absolutely beautiful – huge room and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! (I think they may have changed our booking to a western style room). The food was also wonderful wherever we went, but the meals in the ryokans were particularly good (although at times a bit confusing!)
Thanks again for organising the trip for us. We are hoping that we can get you to help us to organise another one very soon!