Testimonials

Many of our clients are repeat customers, who show their satisfaction by traveling with us again and again.
Below is a selection of comments from happy Janesco first timers.

16 Day Japan Gourmet and Cherry Blossom Dreams Tour Platinum 31 March, 2017

Group size 12-13 so comfortable. Both Hiro and Satoko were so supportive which made my holiday very enjoyable.
V.S.
April 2017

Hiro and Satoko are both such delightful people. They made the trip wonderful. Everything was planned so well which made it such a relaxing holiday. Every day was a little different with a few surprises thrown in. The Geisha was my highlight, but also loved Miyajima and Himeji Castle.
A.R. Doncaster East, VIC
April 2017

The sheer beauty of the country and of course the cherry blossoms were highlights for me. The luggage arrangements were excellent and the bullet train exciting.
J.H. Nicholls, ACT
April 2017

Loved all the special meals – even Chinese. And blossoms, blossoms, blossoms! Particularly enjoyed the Imperial Palace walk; evening walk in Higashiyama district, Philosophers’ Path walk; misty mountains, Miyajima Isle, Himeji Castle, Mt. Koya.
C.B. Cremorne, NSW
April 2017

Hiro is my hero! Loved the Japanese efficiency! The tour flowed well and highlights were dinner with geisha, ryokan night and Imperial Hotel Tokyo!
J.H. North Narrabeen, NSW
April 2017

Overall tour arrangements were without fault. The pace of the tour was excellent and a key success of the tour. There are a lot of elements to a successful tour and this all worked so well to produce a great tour.
D.H. North Narrabeen, NSW
April 2017

I will definitely put a positive comment on Trip Advisor. Full marks for everything. Loved all of it!!
F.B.
April 2017

The most excellent tour – worth every cent. Glad we walked a bit to work off the calories!!. Enjoyed everything.
C.W. Brighton, VIC
April 2017

Overall tour arrangements were excellent, definitely platinum standard. Particularly enjoyed street food opportunity occasionally. Loved the travel experience in Japan thanks to the careful, thoughtful effort of the Janesco Travel team.
H.N. Coal Point, NSW
April 2017

Janesco 22 Day Japan-All-Over Tour May 2016, escort Hiro

Absolutely the best team of tour guides we have ever experienced. Never, ever lose the services of Hiro…quite outstanding!! Overall tour arrangements very capably done, both before and during the tour. Always told clearly the details for the following day. Excellent choices of countryside, city and country, varying climates and seasonal garden displays, local crafts, history and culture were well chosen. Again the variety of Japanese food was appreciated, plus some free nights for own choice. A first class experience for Australian travellers who otherwise would be scared to cope with communication in Japan on their own, or with lesser guides. We have travelled around the world may times but rarely have we had better tour guides than Hiro and Masa of Janesco.
Colin and Jenny W. Shoreham, VIC
May 2016

Overall a really good tour – well planned and well led. Loved countryside –Rice paddies, Oirase river, ryokan. Enjoyed people, potters, accommodation excellent, Hiroshima mind blowing. Liked Japanese food and choice at breakfast
Judith C. Yarralumla, ACT
May 2016

Loved it all. Lots of WOW moments in this beautiful country. Never any problems. Pace was just right, I was worried that it might be too fast. Japanese meal experiences were excellent.
Margaret S. Downer ACT
May 2016

In all our many travels, Hiro would have to be one of the best tour escorts in all aspects. Overall tour arrangements were equal to the best.
Keith H. Chisholm. ACT
May 2016

Full of variety, activity. Expertly conducted. Perfect for me. Loved Sapporo, the magnificent walk through Oirase Gorge, Kiso valley night at traditional inn, Kyoto, Imari village, Shiraoi protokotan Ainu outdoor museum, Shirakawago Ogimachi. Thanks for the excellent holiday and opportunity to experience Japan in every way.
Carolyn C. Jerrabomberra NSW
May 2016

Great variety which gave overall picture of Japan. Everything worked well and met expectations. Good to experience so many different forms of transport. Punctuality of all transport was impressive. Hiro was always helpful and friendly – language excellent and local knowledge/information very good. Nice to be able to experience local food from each area – good to usually select and buy our own lunches.

Janesco 22 Day Japan-All-Over Tour May 2016, escort Masa

Bullet trains were outstanding, buses all good when used. The tour utilised transport options extremely well. Masa is one of the best guides we have had on all our organised group travels, very keen to do anything to make our travelling experience a pleasure. The tour itinerary was excellent and reason for us selecting this tour. Our optional tours including Geisha night were all excellent. Group meals were very good. Selection of Japanese food was great.
MBrian and Bev H. Southbank QLD
May 2016

Transport was very efficient. Seemed seamless to us but we know great effort done behind the scenes. Masa is highly knowledgeable. Kind, caring and went to extraordinary efforts to make our holiday enjoyable. Excellent overall tour arrangements. Very happy. Masa is best tour guide we have ever encountered in our many years of travel. Best itinerary available to Australians travelling in Japan.
Jan and John P. Rochedale QLD
May 2016

All arrangements worked like clockwork. To see so much of Japan in a sort time was an achievement. Masa was always available to us and displayed excellent organisation and knowledge. His English language knowledge was remarkable.
Graham and Elaine F. Corlette NSW
May 2016

Overall tour arrangements were excellent thanks to the expertise of Masa who saw that we were fully informed of features of each stop and ensured that we dined at suitable places and ordered appropriate food. I would recommend Janesco to my friends and would suggest that they ask for Masa to be their tour guide.
Margaret W. Blakehurst NSW
May 2016

Highlights were seeing a traditional Japanese wedding, Driving through national park in Sapporo and seeing snow and visiting and experiencing food and way of life in a Japanese home.
Owen and Gail M. Woodvale WA
May 2016

Visiting and staying in a family home and Masa’s passion about Japan were particularly enjoyable.
Jennifer and Roy H. Roselands, NSW
May 2016

16 day Japan Cherry Blossom Dreams tour April 2016, escort Yumiko

The well run Japanese transport system together with excellent organisation by Y. made for trouble free travel. Overall tour arrangements, no hitches – all went well – all our requirements were catered for. Itinerary was well balanced between city and country experiences. Traditional meals were a great experience.
Mike W.
Bateau Bay, NSW. April 2016.

The balance of city and country along with temples and gardens was excellent. The tour ran smoothly, toilet stops and food stops were very well timed. Traditional Japanese meals were a wonderful experience. Street food was always available. What stood out – The Maiko dinner, the Golden Pavilion, the cherry blossoms, the care and patience of our fabulous guide Y and the thoughtfulness of the Japanese people.
Tricia W.
Bateau Bay, NSW. April 2016.

When and if my wife and I make another tour of Japan, we would use only Janesco Travel. Particularly enjoyed visit to Nozawa, Nagano which was majestic with the snow fall making the landscape a picture.
Theo W.
Hawthorn, VIC. April 2016.

Y. (tour escort) was excellent. She provided historical knowledge in an interesting way and was unfailingly courteous. I feel as though we have experienced both country and city Japan. Most enjoyable! The volume of food was enormous and the taste was varied and palate pleasing. The cherry blossoms were amazing and I particularly enjoyed Sakura, Nozawa onsen and Himeji castle. It was just fantastic. My daughter and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Susan P.
Childers, QLD. April 2016.

Always good humoured, Y organised a smooth flowing tour, enjoyable for everyone. Visiting Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto was a highlight for me but time there too short I felt.
Jacqueline D.
Killcare NSW. April 2016.

Loved to see te picnickers under the cherry blossom trees. Loved the snow monkeys and the stay at Nozawa. Very enjoyable, lots of variety.
Lesley D.
Killcare, NSW. April 2016.

Very smooth, lots to see and do, great variety. Breakfasts excellent. Y was efficient, courteous, patient, knowledgeable and fantastic.
Anna.
Melbourne VIC. April 2016.

Everything went so smoothly. No hassles- even in big crowds. Learnt lots of historical facts. We sampled a bit of everything – food, customs, culture etc. Had plenty of time to see everything on offer. Had a chance to sample foods that I haven’t had the opportunity to do so before.
Susan B.
Karrinyup, WA. April 2016.

Size of our group was ery good and accommodation standards also good. Y, our tour escort, ensured every aspect of our tour was very enjoyable. She is knowledgeable, efficient and helpful. Always polite and friendly. We could not have wished for more.
Adrienne S.
Mt Waverley,VIC. April 2016.

The variety of the tour was excellent. The tour exceeded our expectations.
Stuart A.
Brighton, VIC. April 2016.

Our hotels were great in all locations. Our Ryokan/ Onsen experience was unforgettable. Our tour was seamless and all negotiations with train departures and arrival of luggage perfect. We feel that we have seen so much of Japana and the island of Honshu. Every day was a surprise and full of excitement. I have no doubt in recommending Janesco to our friends.
Robyn A.
Brighton VIC. April 2016.

13 day Japan Experience tour – Cherry Blossom 2015

Everything we hoped for on this our third visit to Japan (our first tour here). A real Japanese experience of every variety of available food. Good pace
D&S R Oakden SA
April 2015

Every aspect of Japan was catered for. The “rest” days occurred at just the right time. The tour escort was well ahead in her planning and impressed us with the smoothness of her operation. The fact that we didn’t have to lug suitcases around was good. The variety (of meals) astounded us. Great quality meals.
L,C &D Warranwood, VIC
April 2015

16 Day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour – Platinum 2015

Hiro was a genius! The attention to the comfort of the group and to individual members was praiseworthy .
TT
Brisbane, April 2015

Transport was very well organised, timely, comfortable. New Bullet train was absolute highlight. Tour was very well managed and organised. There have been so many highlights – a very enjoyable trip. Flexibility to meet group needs was great! Outstanding eating experiences!
Lou
QLD, April 2015

Tour escort provided not only great relations but great responses when asked. Tour provided great care and attention. Visited some places I would not have known.

22 day Japan-all-over tour May 2015

Hiro was a very good organiser. Attends promptly to your special needs.
WH.
NSW, May 2015

More than I expected. Overall tour arrangements were great! Lots of variety, from snow to sub-tropical.
SW .
Abbotsford NSW, May 2015

Overall tour arrangements were fantastic. Above expectations. Highlights: The trip through snow to Orise and the Hotel was beautiful. The Hiroshima talk and visit. The bullet trains. The resort in Ishigaki and the trip to Takitomi in Okinawa.
GW
Abbotsford NSW, May 2015

Hiro was very efficient and arranged and escorted a number of extra meals so we could try local specialties. Sampled a wide variety of Japanese Cuisine. Enjoyed dinner with the Maiko, free time to explore at my own pace, the sumo tournament and onsen hot spring bath.
NF
Coorparoo QLD, May 2015

12 day Japan Cherry Blossom tour – Platinum 2014 Southern Treasures Special
March 2014, escorts Satoko and Hiro


Have already recommended Janesco to close friends. We enjoyed every / all aspects of the tour, particularly info on growing up in Japan.
M&S L May 2014

The accommodation was always excellent. S was very good fun and interesting I felt we were off the beaten track which was good. I think in two years I would be interested in a similar Autumn trip north.
NS May 2014

Gardens and cherry blossoms were standouts. Especially enjoyed efficiency and comfort of bullet train experience.
PK May 2014

Everything worked smoothly, planning wonderful which meant that all went smoothly but was flexible. Loved the combination of private and public transport. Felt really part of the country on the various trains. Delighted to see not only the famous sights but many that I would not otherwise have heard about. Visits to really superb restaurants were a great bonus. Thank you so much for making it special.
DB May 2014

Tour itinerary, organisation and pace were excellent. The helpfulness, friendliness and expertise of the tour escorts stood out for me.
CB May 2014

The itinerary was a little off beat with really interesting visits each day.
JB May 2014

16 day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom tour Platinum
April 2014, escort


We would like to thank you for your care and expertise on our trip to Japan. Everything was perfectly executed. We loved every minute of it. We saw so much (especially the cherry blossoms, our main reason for going) along with lots of other very interesting places lovely hotels, gourmet meals etc. plus plenty of rides on the bullet train.
K&P B May 2014

The variety of transport modes added interest. Itinerary and pace were just right and allowed a degree of flexibility. At no time did any request present a problem. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour.
K&T T May 2014

The variety of transport modes added interest. Itinerary and pace were just right and allowed a degree of flexibility. At no time did any request present a problem. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour.
A O’ N May 2014

Lots of surprises, good variety. Overall tour arrangements were very flexible and as a result enjoyable. Learnt lots. Shinkansen(bullet train) was brilliant wanted to take it home with me.
D & J H May 2014

Already thinking about itinerary for next trip. Meals, if anything, were almost too good and on occasions too much food. Excellent tour.
PE May 2014

The flexibility was great and the pace was just right. The most enjoyable meals were the very casual meals.
RVM June 14

16 days Japan Cherry Blossom Dreams
March 2014, Escort Masa


Tour escort: Nothing was too much trouble courteous and kind. Such a variety of menu and styles and venues. An excellent introduction to the history of old Japan and an insight into the modern. I have enjoyed the whole trip I will have wonderful memories.
HR Apr 2014

M is the best tour guide we have ever had. He went out of his way to make sure we were all looked after. The organisation, trains, buses, taxis hotels was perfect. Enjoyed everything including local meals.
LC Apr 2014

M is the best tour guide we have had on any trip his empathy is excellent. M was able to rearrange schedule to accommodate change in weather. On some occasions we loved the towns so much we wanted to stay a bit longer.
JJ Apr 2014

Tour escort: The best! We had a health issue and M managed 2 trips to hospital for us. Meals: most excellent; some wonderful
PC Apr 2014

I thought the tour ran very smoothly. I can’t fault our tour guide on anything. He made the whole tour effortless. There was a good variety of meals that I think catered for all the people on the tour. I thought it was perfect.
DZ Apr 2014

Itinerary – Good variety. Pace just right
M Apr 2014

13 day Japan Golden Route 2014
Escort Akiko Osaku


Tour went very well. Most impressive. Good variety of Japanese and western food. Wonderfu time to see the cherry blossoms . Good appreciation of Japanese culture and way of life
MR Apr 2014

Thank you for a wonderful holiday! All went well. The hotels were great and all staff very caring and helpful. Cherry blossoms in Tokyo were stunning. I loved the tea ceremony and garden there. I really felt I experienced Japanese culture and (our escort) taught us well how to use the transport system and shopping facilities.
TR Apr 2014

Every part of this tour has left an exceptional impact.
EI Apr 2014

Lovely accommodation. Quick hotel check in. Wouldn’t change a thing. Good pace, never bored. Perfect timing of cherry blossoms.
CL Apr 2014

Tour group is small enough so that we could get to know everyone. Great variety (itinerary) better understanding (now) of culture.
BR Apr 2014

Escort A’s organisational skills and instructions were excellent. Local knowledge of places she took us to was fantastic. Understanding of our needs was excellent. Excellent hotels, great itinerary. I have a better understanding of Japanese culture and appreciate the respect they have of others. Wonderful variety of places we visited
FR Apr 2014

13 day Japan Golden Route March 2014
Escort – Noriko Sutherland


N was excellent. Everything was explained or written down, so as not to confuse. We were apprehensive to be arriving and touring a country without us having any Japanese language. But from the airport arrival through to the end it was all so spot-on. Lovely variety of food wherever we went.
MP Apr 2014

The trip went like clockwork. Every meal provided on tour was delicious. If you went hungry at breakfast it was your own fault.
BP Apr 2014

Excellent tour. Tour arrangements very very good. Pace just right. Very enjoyable.
AO’B Apr 2014

Tour escort could not be better. Tour was made easier by the knowledge and expertise of our tour escort and the pace was just right for me.
KD Apr 2014

16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams NOV 2013
Both T. and M. contributed greatly to us having a wonderful time in Japan. Could not fault the organisation and attention to detail. The variety of food was fantastic and the qua;lity and presentation superb. Every meal was a culinary experience par excellence.
B.S. Jan 14

16 Day Japan Autumn Dreams NOV 2013
This tour is a great introduction to Japan and leaves you with a wish to return…Overall a wonderful trip.
D.L. Jan 14

Excellent. Absolutely wonderful. Everything was organised with first class efficiency. The variety of our itinerary was incredible both interesting, original, innovative and totally enjoyable giving a 1st time visitor great insight o a wonderful country. Every day was an exciting new day of treasures and new experiences. JC Nov 2013

The tour ran very smoothly without any major problems due to the efficiency of T. (The itinerary was) varied and extremely enjoyable. Good value for money. I feel privileged to have been part of this tour. JS Nov 2013

Fantastic variety – saw a lot more than I expected wonderful. AF Nov 2013

This was my first group tour and it more than exceeded my expectations, due largely to T’s “can-do” attitude…for variety of activities, assistance along the way and value for money, I will certainly be recommending Janesco to my family and friends. JR Nov 2013

Very smooth and well run. Very happy. Being a quilting tour the variety of the tour was excellent. SL Nov 2013

A wide variety of activities from hands on to sightseeing. Enabled you to taste a wide variety of Japanese foods. DS Nov 2013

Very well managed. So much to do, I was very happy to have the experiences offered , very enjoyable. I loved the Shinkansen, I wish we had one at home. Buses were excellent and so were the drivers. CC Nov 2013

We were looked after beautifully . Timetables went very smoothly. Wonderful variety of activities. All the included meals were very generous in volume. DR Nov 2013

Absolutely fabulous (itinerary)! Enjoyed each and every meal. I loved everything that we did! Keep on keeping on!!! I’ll be back!! AD Nov 2013

Tour went effortlessly for group, both T and H were happy to answer questions and go over timetable for next day with good grace. Loved the variety! There was heaps to do each day. Things I had never tried before and thoroughly enjoyed. SK Nov 2013

Very well organised and always had available highlighted maps. Itinerary: well rounded and adapted to our special interests. JL Nov 2013

I thought it was a wonderful special interests tour LS Nov 2013

A great introduction to Japan for a special interest group hard to see how it could be improved without extending its length … JD Nov 2013

The tour covered a wide variety of arts and crafts as well as historical sights. Villages were beautiful.There was no part of that I didn’t enjoy. LL Nov 2013

Every aspect ran like clockwork. Itinerary variety great, very enjoyable. Pace – great, meals good variety. JR Nov 2013

Everything was well planned. Great variety of meals. Thoroughly enjoyed every event and stopover, especially hands on opportunities. RD Nov 2013

Hockey Asia Tour Spring 2013
Japan, I cannot really find any fault in the way in which Janesco acted as our tour hosts in Japan. The service was absolutely excellent as far as I was concerned. The coordination between hockey and touring was pretty much seamless. I would certainly recommend Janesco. The guides each team had, M. and H. were amazing.

12 Day Japan Cherry Blossom Tour – Platinum 2013
Satoko, looking forward to hearing about October 2014.
JN May 2013

13 Day Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
My husband loves trains, so he was more than happy. I enjoyed the group, the size 14 , was very easy to meld. This was our first trip to Japan and we were extremely impressed with the politeness and cleanliness and hope one day to return…
LO May 2013

16 Day Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
TItinerary: Very well thought out. Came back from trip with a broad view and understanding of Japanese culture and its people. Pace: Just right. Overall tour arrangements: Very well organised! Impressive.
CK May 2013

16 Day Japan Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
The variety of evening meals was a highlight. M was a fine ambassador for his country as well as an excellent tour escort. He worked very hard to please everybody.
G&B M May 2013

13 Day Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
Good mix of culture , history, scenery and cherry blossom was beautiful! All good for a first time visit.
GD May 2013

16 Day Japan Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
Overall , it was a very enjoyable tour. The people on the tour were all very friendly and helpful . The overall tour arrangement were well organised and ran very smoothly. H was an excellent tour escort.
M&R R May 2013

13 Day Cherry Blossom Dreams 2013
Overall tour arrangements: Carefree wonderful. Perfect. Your efforts for putting together such a great tour went beyond our expectations. The country Japanese people so polite. Just a great place on the planet.
P&E M May 2013

12 Day Cherry Blossom tour Platinum
Particularly enjoyed: The smaller towns and villages. A more intimate portrait of Japan. This is what people would like to explore (and shop!). Interesting variety (of meals). Older people enjoy good food and good wine.
C&J M June 2013

Golden Oldies Rugby Tour
Many,many thanks for all the efforts you put into making certain that our group were ‘fully informed’ on our Pre-Festival Golden Oldies tour. The way you carried out your responsibilities was just fantastic and all our Tour Members were continually remarking on your efforts throughout the Golden Oldies Festival week….ARIGATO..
Tour Organiser BT. Golden Oldies Rugby Tour October 2012

Japan All Over (Dep. 22 October, 2012)
Many thanks for a memorable journey .To think we travelled from Sth to Nth & down the west coast in two & half weeks is amazing, the autumn colours prove nature is marvellous.
D & L November 2012

16 Day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour 2012 – Platinum (Dep. 30th March, 2012)

The holiday to Japan, I thoroughly enjoyed and your introduction to the country for me could not have been better. My thanks to you …for a wonderful trip…
BS June 2012.

16 Day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour 2012 – Platinum (Dep. 30th March, 2012)

Thanks so much for a wonderful tour of Japan. We particularly enjoyed staying at the ryokan. We felt very spoilt on our holiday and would certainly recommend Janesco to our friends wishing to visit Japan.
W&GF May 2012

16 Day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour 2012 – Platinum (Dep. 30th March, 2012)

It was so lovely to travel with someone else worrying about schedules and timetables and transport and even the weather. We had a blissful time with nothing to stress about… Our photos are a wondrous reminder of what a fabulous time we had. We love Japan the scenery, the culture, the precision, the beauty in small things, the cuisine and the people. We couldn’t have had a better introduction from a more thoughtful, kinder, long suffering and more organised person than yourself…. Thank you so much. We have, and we will, recommend Janesco to everyone we know.
M&AP July 2012

16 Day Japan Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour 2012 – Platinum (Dep. 30th March, 2012)

What a wonderful Japanese holiday you gave us. We appreciate the amount of work you put in throughout the tour to make sure that the trip ran smoothly. The whole group got on with each other extremely well and you total involvement with the group was much appreciated as was all the help T gave.
It is difficult to pick out a major highlight in such a tour, the main feature being learning and understanding the Japanese way of life which is so different to Western style. Kyoto was fascinating and our evening walking through the illuminated cherry trees in the geisha district was memorable. We were also very impressed with the Hiroshima museum and of course the accommodation at the ryokan and Mt. Koya were quite new experiences. We will of course recommend Janesco to any friends who are considering a visit to Japan. Thank you again for an unforgettable holiday
A&JB May 2012

Autumn Tour & thanks.

This is to express my sincere thanks to you – and the staff at Janesco – for the most wonderful tour just completed. It was a real pleasure to have the company of Satoko and learn a great deal about Japan . Our guide, AT, was excellent, knowledgeable and we all enjoyed her dry sense of humour.
I must compliment you on the manner you informed us and kept in constant touch while planning this holiday. Both my daughter … and I, loved your country, found the people so courteous and helpful. The scenery is magnificent and it was lovely to have the opportunity to witness the many skills of the local craftsmen. Of course, as I had anticipated, the Quilt Show was extremely beautiful – and humbling!
There will be no hesitation in recommending your company and its tours to my family and friends.
With my sincere thanks for all your efforts.
PB Nov 11

Thanks

Have been flat out over the last couple of weeks at … but wanted to make contact before Christmas to say how much I enjoyed your tour – a great itinerary with so much packed in, nice hotels etc. T. was just fantastic-smart, enthusiastic, really helpful and with a great sense of humour…
Regards
KM Dec 11

16 Day Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Tour

We returned last week from your 16 day Gourmet & Cherry Blossom Platinum tour which commenced on 28 March 2010. We just wanted to thank you and let you know what a wonderful holiday we had.
Some of the highlights were seeing Mt Fuji in full sunshine and the abundant cherry blossom. I just wanted to let you know the things we appreciated the most that made the holiday more enjoyable for us.

Our guide – HT. What a special person who was at all times polite, helpful and went the extra mile. On nights when dinner was not included he escorted passengers to local restaurants and interpreted for them which was not expected. For us personally he helped obtain tickets to Cirque du Soleil and Disney passes which we could not have done without him. I know he went beyond his duties to help other people on the tour too. There were so many special touches such as booking all of our seats on the bullet train on the side where we could see Mt Fuji and too many other things to mention.

The small group – this was a particular selling point for us as we have done tours of Europe and Canada with more than 40 passengers and enjoyed the small group much more.
Travel Information – the booklet you sent out to us with our tickets was very helpful
A&B Apr 10

Cherry Blossom Dream 2010

Thank you for a wonderful trip. I was so impressed by the efficiency with which the tour was run. The hotels were excellent, the food was to die for, M, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable and the group of people on our tour was just great. We saw so much in a relatively short time and the itinerary was well balanced and imaginative.

I am being asked, by those unlucky people who did not go, which was the most memorable thing about Japan. I am not able to answer because it was all so special. I will remember the extreme politeness and welcome of the people, the absolutely spotless environment, both indoors and outdoors, public and private, the advanced technology – all the speeding trains, the tunnels through mountains and wide roads and bridges, not to mention the heated toilet seats – and the way the Japanese treasure their heritage. The cherry blossoms were spectacular as were all the parks and gardens we visited.

I will recommend your company with confidence,
Yours Sincerely,
ES Apr 10

(To travel agent) My trip to Japan (cc to JANESCO)

Hi J, As you predicted, my tour with JANESCO is brilliant! Japan is a delight–such politeness, such cleanliness/efficiency, the honoring of tradition through their maintaining old traditions and exactly craftsmanship. I could write PAGES and I hope to see you soon for coffee to tell you all about it but I am still in Tokyo–leave today and am up early, as usual!, and may go on the optional tour in a little while so I will mention 4 things.

The organization of the tour was seamless. A small group meant a smaller bus which enabled access to small villages and streets. The schedule was relaxed with most days having a 9 or later start but all went like clockwork. There were no hidden extras with even bonuses of regional biscuits/lollies handed out during bus or train trips. Or on several free nights, the guide accompanied those who wanted to go a local restaurant, choosing one which was reasonably priced and which provided a new food experience.
TS Apr 10

Autumn Dream

I just want to tell you that my tour has been the most wonderful experience and I shall treasure all the memories of Japan for years to come.
The tour content was so fantastic, even my Japanese friends tell me I am so lucky to have the chance to do this tour! They also want to know do you offer this tour to Japanese people
Our tour guide W. is also the most wonderful person and I really enjoyed meeting her..
Kind Regards to you and your business partners, and Thank You again for the tour.
BR Nov 08

Japan Trip

I just want to thank you on a wonderful trip to Japan. You gave so much of yourself all the time and made the trip so interesting, and I enjoyed all your great stories about your life as a child and your upbringing. It will be a trip that will remain in my memory for ever. Hope to catch up again
MG Nov 08

Our recent trip to Japan

Hi,
…we just had to email to say how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Japan with Janesco. Our guide, H was fantastic. He thought & advised us of every detail necessary to make the holiday go smoothly. We could not fault the attention to detail and we are recommending Janesco to all our friends. Thank you for a great holiday, and we hope to travel with you again in the future
AF Oct 08

Recent Tour

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the tour and give special thanks to H. for his excellent organization, patience and good humour.
Every day was full of new insights and experiences and although the programme was busy it never felt rushed. All of us decided that we want to return to Japan. Now we have experienced the Japanese hospitality and level of service, their outstanding technology and efficiency and their courtesy, respect and tolerance towards visitors we wish that we could bottle it and spread it around Australia.

The highlights – well every day was a highlight but riding the Shinkansen and the visit to Kanazawa, the Kutani pottery factory, the walk through the old samurai and geisha quarters and the visit to Kenrokuen were all great experiences for me. N enjoyed a free day in Harajuku and Shibuya and J felt the samurai experience and the tour of Nijo and the Tokyo National Museum, the anime madness of Akihabara and the CD stores and W felt that everything! was good (ditto the above comments with special mention to H) and especially the unexpected sight of a Shinto wedding while we visited the shrine at Miyajima.

After the second day all the group stated how impressed by the cleanliness of the country and the feeling of safety and security they felt walking around. For ourselves, we are busy deciding where in Japan we wish to see next once all the gyrations of the International markets have settled and hopefully the exchange rate recovers!
Domo arigato gozaimashita!
Best Wishes,
R,W,J&N Oct 08

9 day tour 27/9/2008

We wish to express our thanks for the wonderful tour we have just completed with Janesco. We were very satisfied with the accommodation and found the whole tour full of delights and small surprises that we did not anticipate. We were looking forward to the bullet trains as a means of transport and they exceeded all expectations. We thought the tour very well planned and organised and this was in no small part, we felt, to the tour director H and the local guides. H’s good humour and care for all of us made it a great trip. H is a tour director par excellence.
We will certainly tell our friends and relatives of Janesco’s tours.
Warmest regards
G&P Oct 08

Japan

I had a wonderful time in Japan on your tour and H was a wonderful leader. He had such a good sense of humour. I will most certainly go back to Japan as I really loved everything about it. Thanks for all your prompt communications whilst I was arranging the trip.
Regards,
JB May 08