We thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated our meeting prior to the trip and all the information then forthcoming. The trip itself was fantastic – well planned, well organized and our guide was absolutely delightful. Thank you again.
Sally F. Davidson – Washington, DC
We’re back in London after an absolutely fantastic journey in Japan. You and your team constantly surpassed our expectations in every department from the travel arrangements to the experiences you set up for us. Not only did the trip flow seamlessly, but the depth of our experience was a complete function of the thought that you put into the sights and experiences you arranged for us. From our cooking class to a morning with the Research Curator at the Miho Museum, the additional dimension your arrangements gave to our activities made our trip seem like a constant flow of special experiences designed to bring Japan directly and intimately to us as a family.
Though we were sometimes aware of the invisible hand of JapanQuest Journeys in the background ensuring that things rolled smoothly, the visible presence delivering your program to us lay with Sumiyo who during our whole trip was professional, knowledgeable, flexible, accessible and a fun person with which to travel. Without her help, much of the program would have continued to lay behind the language and cultural barriers so evident in Japan. However, she took us over those barriers and brought her country to life through her efforts and your planning.
Thank you and your whole team for a fantastic experience in Japan. Please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference for those would be interested in using JapanQuest Journeys. Based on our amazing experience, anyone would be well advised to tap into your expertise for their quest to better understand Japan.
John Graham and Family – London, England
Great trip. We had a fabulous time. It was truly a life changing trip. Nagi was a fantastic guide and made the country come alive for us. Your planning and attention to detail was impeccable. The special touches — private meditation, calligraphy, the ryokan, visit to Nara etc. etc. — were so so memorable. Thank you, thank you. Suffice it to say that it was a fantastic trip. Thanks so much.
Mike Stanley and Sue Scott – New York, New York
With private airport and train transfers, accomodations professionally pre-arranged and reserved and with support of your local staff, we managed to have a fantastic family reunion in Japan. This was an international collaboration as we were all coming from different directions –LA-London-Istanbul- at different dates. We all had different demands, some rescheduled itineraries but everything was modified and adjusted smoothly…always with a smile.Thanks to you Scott and your team!
Terry and Robert S. – Istanbul, Turkey
We just departed Japan after an incredible, fantastic, great, superb trip thanks to you guys. Every little detail was to perfection and all arrangements truly worked. Our guides were a delight and so professional while all hotels, travel, tours and representatives were super. Everyone’s friendliness and flexibility was extremely appreciated and we thank you so much for everything.
Geoffrey and Sharon Ognall – London, England
Thank you, for all your help in planning our trip to some new destinations! The ryokans were both wonderful. Everything was very smooth and beautiful. It was marvelous to wake and be able to relax in our own cedar onsen tub while looking out at the snow that had fallen overnight! Schedules, tickets, reservations — all worked perfectly. Thank you again!
Jon and Katie Baughman – Ellicott City, Maryland
We had a short four-day layover in Japan. JapanQuest Journeys made it into a life experience exploring Tokyo and Kyoto. Everything was exquisitely planned and went off without a hitch. The planning stage was great due to their thoughtfulness and responsiveness. The people at our Kyoto ryokan were so nice and helpful and the total Japanese experience was wonderful. The food was delicious and authentically Japanese served so graciously. We never would have wanted to have missed that. The futons and down comforters made us sleep like babies and then after a long day of sighting, the hot spring bath was a treat. Thanks so much for your help. We recommend you highly.
Russ and Althea Corsini – Boston, Massachusetts
Happy to say that this was a fantastic trip for us. We had the experience of traveling to Japan a couple of years ago on our own, making up our itinerary and arranging transportation as best we could. This time, working with you, our trip was definitely much easier, more efficient, and more valuable. We saw and learned more, thanks to a very intelligent itinerary and the great luxury of having an excellent guide standing by to answer questions, translate conversations and provide valuable background information on the sites we visited. Many thanks!
Charlie Wright – CEO, RD Merrill Co., Seattle, Washington
Thanks to your excellent collaboration, we had a wonderful trip to Japan – really everything we could have hoped for and more. All the arrangements you made worked out beautifully – including the superb guide and we’re grateful for all your efforts on our behalf. Suffice it to say that we are more than satisfied and grateful for the many extraordinary doorways you helped to open and for the memories you helped us create.
Danny Meyer – CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group, New York, New York
From the earliest questionnaire to last minute changes, it was clear that JapanQuest Journeys really wanted me to have the very personal trip I was dreaming about! You matched me perfectly with my guides and drivers. Often, it felt like I was traveling with two good friends who just happened to speak the language and knew the territory better than I did. Their flexibility and professionalism meant that I could explore my own special interests as well as tour the important national sites; returning home with a real sense of Japan and its culture.
Starr Moore – Atlanta, Georgia
Immersing ourselves in Japan with JapanQuest Journeys was the ultimate insider’s experience. The real Japan was opened up to us in a very intimate and culturally enriching way. Whether sampling amazing cuisine at tucked away local restaurants, staying at a quintessential ryokan in Takayama or embracing zen meditation at a Buddhist temple in Kyoto – JapanQuest Journeys brought first-class access to this fabulous country. Speaking as a travel industry executive, JapanQuest Journeys excellent team leads the pack in its unique ability to deliver high-end travel to Japan. It was by far one of the best trips I have ever taken!
Elan Blutinger – Board Member: Hotels.com, Great Wolf Resorts, ResortQuest & Travel Services