I loved this tour so much! i genuinely enjoyed going and learning about the traditional Japanese culture, especially the religions. In this tour we went to Buddhist temples and shinto shrines all over Tokyo/Hakone/Kyoto. I also really enjoyed the cuisine, DELICIOUS. Over all i would definitely recommend, Tokyo was my favorite part personally. (It was like New York but way cleaner!)
Adri245 / Student traveller West Palm Beach, FL / Posted on August 02, 2019
He has had a wonder time in Japan, he was so excited, shopping was amazing to him going to Disneyland was wonderful. He was not ready to come home. He love Jane and if he can get a second chance of going again, then I will send him
2019japan / Student traveller Lawndale ca / Posted on July 29, 2019
Great cultural exposure and education
EF did a great job planning sites and sights to see. I do feel that we could have skipped a couple of the shrines/temples to allow us to spend more time walking around the the smaller towns, especially Kamakura.
Our guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about her country and culture and so willing to share both.
Educational1 / Adult traveller Lihue, Hawaii / Posted on July 20, 2019
Amazing experience. We saw and did so much in 11 days. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list.
AJSF / Adult traveller Warsaw, IN / Posted on July 16, 2019
Amazing Japan Trip
We just returned from Japan. It was phenomenal. Couldn't have asked for a better time. We saw and experienced so much. We will definately be using EF again next year, We are already looking forward to the next trip to Australia.
BaseballCoach / Adult traveller Midland, Texas / Posted on July 16, 2019
It was an amazing learning experience. Got to see lots of different cultural aspects.
/ Student traveller Midland,Tx / Posted on July 16, 2019
The trip was mostly fun and successful. Students enjoyed travelling Japan. I realized how important the orientation we did before the trip is. That minimized troubles and confusion. We just have to remind students our expectations besides cultural differences. The tour director did a good job when we had a trouble. Fortunately, we didn't have rain so much during the trip.
samurai / Adult traveller Arizona / Posted on July 15, 2019
I loved the trip. There were a few things that I found a bit annoying though. One was that we visited a lot of shrines and each visit was a few hours. There’s not much to do at a shrine for that length of time. I really enjoyed the shopping but we never had enough time for that. The only other things were the people. Our group was a bit smaller so we were mixed with two other groups. All would have been fine if the groups were more compatible. One was a group of senior girls that mostly spoke Spanish during the trip. The other group was all middle schoolers. I just think it would have been more enjoyable if the other groups were our age and would speak to us and not at us.
MichelleV / Student traveller Warsaw, IN / Posted on July 15, 2019
Could have had more trip and food options
Since it was a school/student emphasized trip, it would have been great to see Hiroshima on one of the excursions. Less Shrine visits.
The food that was picked for us wasn't very applealing to us. We expected more sushi experiences and there wasn't any.
The hotels were average. Would have been better for the kids to have a hotel where they were able to converse with one another before being sent to bed (i.e. a lobby).
Regardless some of the negatives, it was interesting to learn about the culture and a memorable experience.
sweeter / Adult traveller Ft. Worth, TX / Posted on July 14, 2019
Great content, but in need of revision
While many aspects of the tour offer great opportunities to meet understand the culture and history of Japan, the tour as it stands at this point in time is too heavily focussed on shrines and temples and leaves out the sumo, beautiful gardens, anime, and natural beauty of the countryside. The optional excursion to Hiroshima should be a core component for every trip. With a few adjustments, this could be a top-notch trip, but as it stands, it is unbalanced and comes with too large a price tag for that to be the case.
ProfeInTheOnsen / Group leader Warsaw, Indiana / Posted on July 14, 2019