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LEO LEO United States ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ Three day pre-cruise trip in Japan ”

We are a party of two on the pre-cruise trip for the Sea of Japan for six days. We had a privilege to have Hiro san as the guide with us for three days. Fifty-three emails exchanged before and during the trip. Minute to minute schedule daily with quick modification if needed. Day 1 Travel Hikari Shinkansen #461 from Tokyo to Himeji. Luggage traveled separately with Yamato shipping service. We have been picked up by Hiro san at Himeji Station exiting from the train car. A taxi trip to Himeji Castle with a complete tour in 1,5 hour. Back to the station for a local train to Nara for the combined journey of Todaiji Temple and Nara Park for 2 hours. Nara station for the local train line the to the Kyoto Station with the arrival to the hotel in Kyoto in 1,5 hour. Altogether entire trip in 12 hours. Day 2. Full day Kyoto tour. We asked and had an additional site visit to Tozando sword shop and Gyon district. Hiro san personally walked with us to the previously arranged dinner with maiko at a very difficult to find location. Day 3. Last day we have been picked up from our hotel and traveled via JR from Kyoto to Osaka for the city tour. At the end of the trip, Hiro san personally went with us from the Osaka Station to the KIX, to help us to meet our friends arriving from overseas. In the between of all that busy schedule, Hiro san helped to arrange our private transportation from Kyoto to Maizuru port with MK jumbo taxi for our upcoming Ponant cruise at the Sea of Japan. Our tors had military logistics with a courteous and knowledgeable guide. We achieve the goals we had planned. Can't ask for more. Thank you Hiro san! Leo and Mila G


Dear Leo, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a detailed review on the tour with me. In fact, it was a very challenging tour for me, however I am pleased to know that it was satisfactory to you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to to Mila. Best regards, Hiroyuki

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