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Inside Travel Group by Chlobo, 10 Aug 2015
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Hyper Japan

I went to Japan for 10 days with Inside Japan Tours and I had the time of my life. There were lots of choices, made lots of new friends and also many dreams came true. I plan on coming back!

I went to Japan for 10 days with Inside Japan Tours and I had the time of my life. There were lots of choices, made lots of new friends and also many dreams came true. I plan on coming back!

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Brilliant. Lots

Inside Travel Group by SteveF, 26 Jul 2015
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Fantabulous adventurous experience with great public transit, great food, great people, and a great tour leader.

I found Inside Japan Tours on Google while looking for a pop-culture tour for my 16-year-old daughter and I. Little did I know that it would be one of the most amazing trips of my lifetime -- which is saying something because I have traveled to 33 different countries. This is in no small part because of the generosity and sincere care shown by our tour guide Mark. The sense of fun inspired amongst the group was a huge part of the success of the tour...

I found Inside Japan Tours on Google while looking for a pop-culture tour for my 16-year-old daughter and I. Little did I know that it would be one of the most amazing trips of my lifetime -- which is saying something because I have traveled to 33 different countries. This is in no small part because of the generosity and sincere care shown by our tour guide Mark. The sense of fun inspired amongst the group was a huge part of the success of the tour. The entire group was always up for anything, and the context of the tour -- lots of urban walking, every conceivable form of excellent public transit (instead of a generic private hired bus), amazing hidden gems of restaurants -- encouraged our adventurousness to take free rein. I knew nothing about Japan before this tour, and now I feel I know so much, and yet am interested in learning even more. I strongly recommend InsideJapan Tours and Mark to anyone who wants to dive deep into Asia and have one heckuva lot of fun doing it.

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They were excellent, finding perfect arrangements for convenient accommodations, great public transit connections, wonderful food, and great walking tours. Plus, big props for hiring Mark, the best tour guide I have ever encountered.

Inside Travel Group by Onsin, 25 Jul 2015
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Amazing Japan

We had an extensive 3 week tour covering 2 of the main Japanese islands. We had guides on 2 days, the rest we travelled on our own. Otherwise the tour operator made hotel bookings and a flexible travel itinerary. Japanis a very veried and very different country, with a very rich cultural heritage, and is beginning to open up to foreigners. Signs and messages in Englsh are now very common, indeed universal on Japan's fabulous and extensive ...

We had an extensive 3 week tour covering 2 of the main Japanese islands. We had guides on 2 days, the rest we travelled on our own. Otherwise the tour operator made hotel bookings and a flexible travel itinerary. Japanis a very veried and very different country, with a very rich cultural heritage, and is beginning to open up to foreigners. Signs and messages in Englsh are now very common, indeed universal on Japan's fabulous and extensive rail network We were struck by the friendliness, helpfulness and honesty of people. They love harmony and beauty, but also tolerate ugliness, which is one reason why it is so fascinating.

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Inside Japan Tours of Bristol put together a tour covering some 2,000 km. and a very varied selection of places to visit. They chose well; we felt we began to know Japan and its people. They selected varied accomodation within our budget; their choices were never less than good and often excellent. In quite a long tour we had maximum time to explore and never felt rushed. And the travel arrangements worked as well as Japan's fabulous rail system.

Inside Travel Group by Ellierob, 20 Jul 2015
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An 'off the beaten track' adventure of a life-time

I contacted InsideAsia Tours with some fairly general requirements for a trip to Japan, incorporating a course I'd booked independently and with lots of ' I've been there and done that' comments. They planned a tour which took in Matsumoto, Magome and Kyoto, across Shikoku to Kyushu. It met all my expectations and more and gave me the chance to experience a less touristy side of Japan which I absolutely loved. It was very well planned, the ...

I contacted InsideAsia Tours with some fairly general requirements for a trip to Japan, incorporating a course I'd booked independently and with lots of ' I've been there and done that' comments. They planned a tour which took in Matsumoto, Magome and Kyoto, across Shikoku to Kyushu. It met all my expectations and more and gave me the chance to experience a less touristy side of Japan which I absolutely loved. It was very well planned, the accommodations chosen were excellent and the activities thoroughly enjoyable. Truly the trip of a life time.

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Extremely professional, very knowledgable and able to accommodate my requirements with no fuss at all.

Inside Travel Group by TFNiu, 19 Jul 2015
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June 15 - June 28 "Japan Unmasked" tour.

The tour went perfectly for our party of 3 including my wife and my grownup daughter. The price is very reasonable as compared with all the tours arranged by U.S. travel companies.

The tour went perfectly for our party of 3 including my wife and my grownup daughter. The price is very reasonable as compared with all the tours arranged by U.S. travel companies.

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The leader Richard Farmer with an ideal personality and friendliness not only made us feel comfortable but also put together a best-managed tour package. Good in-depth knowledge on all the temples he took us to.

Inside Travel Group by NeilR, 19 Jul 2015
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Exceeded all expectations: Holiday of a Lifetime!

The Hands On Japan Tour was wonderful organised - giving us a real flavour of the many facets of Japan, from capsule hotels and ultra modern city life, to small traditional villages and ryokans. The opportunity to try different activities (cloth-dying, soba noodle making, taiko drumming) were extremely fun and our tour leader was very engaging and informative. I would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in Japan.

The Hands On Japan Tour was wonderful organised - giving us a real flavour of the many facets of Japan, from capsule hotels and ultra modern city life, to small traditional villages and ryokans. The opportunity to try different activities (cloth-dying, soba noodle making, taiko drumming) were extremely fun and our tour leader was very engaging and informative. I would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in Japan.

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Everything was well-organised - ample information was provided in advance and they were most helpful at organising several extra things for us.

Inside Travel Group responded to this review on 19 Jul 2015:

Thanks Neil, we love the Hands On Japan tour and I am delighted that you loved it too! Japan is such an incredibly diverse country and there is no better way to get beneath the surface than to participate in all these different activities.