Thanks. We just got back this morning after 9 hour Jetstar delayed flight. At least they let us know in advance so we had an extra half day in Tokyo.
We did have an amazing holiday thanks to an exceptional itinerary. Kamikochi, with its pristine alpine setting, was a highlight as was the walk along the Nakasendo Way from Magome to Tsumago and I cannot recommend these places highly enough for anyone looking for an authentic Japanese nature and cultural experience.
You and JBT did a great job with the choice of accommodation in the smaller towns which enabled us to experience the full Japanese Ryokan and Onsen experience. The set dinners provided at the Ryokans in Hakone and Kamikochi were excellent and the standard of accommodation was very high quality. My favourite hotel of all was the Kisoji in Nagiso which is actually a large resort with extensive public hot spring baths and most welcome after a long day’s walk.
The large hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto were acceptable and reasonably located but I would not necessarily recommend them to anyone as they are large and impersonal with very small rooms. The Kyoto night tour and Nara tour were excellent
I am happy to provide further feedback. Thanks again for organising this Japanese experience for us.