Hi Elgin,

We had an amazing time, so much so we didn’t want to get on the return flight!

All the hotels were fantastic and Yoshikawa in particular was exceptional. We were looked after beautifully, fed superbly and the wonderful ladies at the ryokan were brilliant with Iris. It felt like a home away from home and really was a once in a lifetime experience; I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Kyoto (even if the ryokan rooms are booked then dinner at the tempura restaurant is well worth a visit).

We loved Takayama and probably saw the best autumn colours there as well as having the best weather. We’d definitely recommend walking in the park and amongst the temples at the top of the town, away from the tourists!

The guides were both great, especially Ms Yoko in Tokyo who was charming and very friendly.

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip, we’ll definitely be retuning one day.

All the best,


AM, Japan, Nov’ 14