- Highlights-seeing lots of different areas/ aspects to Japan
I loved Nagasaki and Hirado
staying in the traditional guest houses and soaking up the onsens
Having tea and playing games with the Maiko
The bars and nightlife!
Karaoke with the group!
Overall so many highlights and happy memories
Improvements - bad weather so unable to view Mount Fuji and according to local opinion, it is rarely seen from the area we were in due to poor visibility.
Lots of free time at the beginning of the tour so took longer to gel with the group
Restaurants and eating with the group very fish heavy, even for someone who eats fish 3 times a week at home!
We arrived at our hotel in Fukuoka at 3pm and couldn't check in until 4pm unless we paid more money. The principle of this annoyed me and explore should ensure we can check into hotels when we are arriving at such a reasonable time and especially as it was the last day of the tour!
Overall - a very magical experience and highly recommended. we were lucky to share some of these experiences with a lovely group of people!
Published on: 20 October 2016