Sadly my trip is over but I just wanted to thank you for your very efficient service in providing our JR passes, tour tickets to Mt Fuji and Ghibli museum vouchers. Sunrise Tours were great. We look forward to our next trip to Japan and would certainly be using your service again.
I’m not sure if you remember me but you helped organize my recent visit to Japan and I met up with you at your workplace one morning to collect documents etc just before I left.
I returned from Japan last Friday and I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time and to thank you for all your help.
All went very smoothly , the hotels were all easy to locate and very close to a railway station. I particularly liked Matsumoto (great castle!) and Kanazawa, which is like a smaller and less crowded version of Kyoto. The weather was lovely and sunny and a lot warmer than I had expected.
Tokyo was buzzing of course. The Studio Ghibli museum was a lot of fun, I’m glad I made the effort to go there.
Tsumago was interesting and “off the beaten tourist track” and the surrounding countryside was absolutely stunning.
Anyway, thanks again for your help. If you need a reference at all let me know.
Janelle, Denis, Jayden and Maddison
Hi Eri and everyone at JTB Australia!
We recently booked the Ghibli & Disney Special Package for our trip to Japan recently, and we absolutely had the best week of our lives there! All thanks to Eri and all the great services that JTB provided.
For someone like us who had never been to Japan before, the friendly and helpful services that you guys provided made our trip simply hassle-free! We also stayed at a wonderful hotel called the Shiba Park Hotel, which is a part of the package. Our visit to the Ghibli Museum was simply life-changing, and we left there with a completely different outlook in life, for the better of course! And our visit to Disney World simply took us back to our childhood memories, and it was an absolute pleasure to relive those moments.
Once again, I would like to sincerely thank our friend Eri and everyone at JTB Australia for all of this. Rest assured, you guys will hear from us again when we’re visiting Japan again next year! We hope you get to see Japan again in the near future too, Eri!
We now have the right to brag to our friends about our very first trip to Japan! And hundreds of photos and hours of footage we captured will definitely help :)
Have a wonderful day everyone.
We are back safe and sound and happy. We had a wonderful time. I would go back to Japan tomorrow if I could I took about 700 photographs or so!
Tokyo is an enormous city, however for the massive population it didn’t feel crowded where we were and the transport system ran like clockwork. There was a lot of English in Tokyo, signage and on the trains, and we managed quite well I thought. Loved the hotels and locations we stayed in, and the Nozomi was fabulous.
The autumn leaves were AMAZING!
We were lucky to see a Shinto wedding, on a Friday, at the Meiji Shrine. Also lucky to see lots of little girls and boys in very special Kimonos for the name day festival, after the15th, when it is less crowded. The parents are very happy for you to photograph their kids in their special Kimonos and the traditional boy’s outfits.
The Ghibli Museum was also a highlight, for me and Calem. So pleased didn’t miss out. Calem wanted to live in a house like that. Really beautiful stained glass windows and interesting objects all around.
After seeing Enkoji Temple, a group of young women – students, with bicycles actually walked us the short distance to the bus stop, as it was getting dark around 4.30 pm! Can you imagine any where in Australia where that might happen?
Overall we had a ball in Kyoto, though there was less English and the trains and buses seemed more complicated, we adapted fine. We saw 3 Maiko, only quick enough to photograph one. Butterflies of the night indeed.
However there was no photo opportunity with the Maiko after the show on the tour we did, the guide didn’t know about it? Overall the Tea Ceremony and walk through Gion was another highlight for us, we both really loved it.
Qantas was great, really good service and yummy food. We didnt sleep well, but that’s to be expected.
Next time I’d love to see more of Japan, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji (only saw it from the plane), Nara, Osaka, Takayama and Kyoto again.
Thank you for your kindness when my Mum rang up during our holiday.
Thanks so much again Lily,
Thought you should know that we have now been and come home. We had a great time in Japan and everything that you had booked was great.
Just wanted to let you know about the hotels if you have any other families looking to stay in 1 room.
New Miyako Hotel, Kyoto – Triple room was great the beds are nearly an Australian Double so plenty of room
Hakone Hotel – Triple room was big – 3rd bed was a sofa bed but other beds were nearly Australian Double beds as well, the location of this hotel is fantastic on Lake Ashi but the rooms are well used and could do with a refurbishment and a good clean but for 1 night and the fantastic views of Mt Fuji – well worth it.
Ghibli Museum – If we hadn’t been to Disneyland & Universal Studios in LA, we probably would have been very impressed with this, but we had and most of the information is in Japanese which makes it very hard to understand what it is all about. Although getting there & back was a real adventure!
Tokyo Morning Tour was very helpful in giving us a layout of tokyo and the guide was very helpful with directions and advise for the trains, etc.
Once again, thank you for all your help in organising our holiday to Japan, it has changed so much since I was there 20 years ago. Very easy to travel around yourself as just about everything is in English and everyone was very helpful if we needed directions.