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Yoshi Ogata is a fabulous tour guide!!

This review if 5 years too late. A friend of mine and I traveled with Yoshi on the Eight Million... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
A Great Tour of Japan Countryside

My sisters, brother-in-law, and I wanted a private Japan countryside tour that included stays in... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
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1-19-1 Nakagawa, Adachi 120-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This review if 5 years too late. A friend of mine and I traveled with Yoshi on the Eight Million Gods tour in the fall of 2013! Somehow, life got away from me, and I never did a review at the time. I, myself was...More

3  Thank Jspanese
Reviewed June 12, 2017

My sisters, brother-in-law, and I wanted a private Japan countryside tour that included stays in ryokans (Japanese inns with onsen hot bath). We wanted to experience the Japanese culture, eat good food, and avoid crowds and touristy spots. We got all of that and more!...More

6  Thank luv55
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This was by far one of the best trips I've ever been on. My family and I (six of us) did the 12 day tour with Yoshi in Nov-16 (first time to Japan). He is unbelievably accommodating, knowledgeable, well prepared, and patient. Every logistical detail...More

4  Thank Brian M
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Private 9 day guided tour with Yoshi involved my adult son and another family was thoroughly enjoyable. Yoshi was a simply terrific person and had a great sense of humour. We recommend highly.

4  Thank Laura K
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our family (two adults and two kids, ages 17 and 14) just finished the Like A Mountain Priest tour with Gem Japan Tours. It was a great experience and a great tour. Yoshi, our tour guide, took great care of us. He was very knowledgeable...More

5  Thank brc46
Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I spent the month of September touring with Gem Tours. This was our first time to Japan and we wanted to get a sense of the country without travelling in a large group. Yoshi provided us with an incredible experience that we...More

5  Thank JimDeniseN
Reviewed August 30, 2015

We recent completed the Thousand Crane Tour with Yoshi with Gem Japan tours and a great couple from Romania. Everything about the trip was well planed out, traveled by bullet train between destinations was a neat experience. The hotel rooms provided by Gem Japan Tours...More

4  Thank Troy T
Reviewed May 4, 2015

The "Eight Million Gods" tour, a small group tour of 2-6 people, lets you experience traveling on Japan's excellent public transport system including the subway in Tokyo, bullet trains, and getting away from the big cities into the countryside. Yoshi, the tour guide, has carefully...More

5  Thank duncanheim
Reviewed February 7, 2015

We all enjoyed the quaint Japanese rural areas on the Sea of Japan coast. The experience was amazing. Ryokans with hot spring baths indoors and outdoors. Great food and hospitality people extended to us. We will go back to Japan soon.

7  Thank Yoshio O
Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have recently returned (October 2014) from the Eight Million Gods Tour with Gem Japan Tours. We chose this particular tour as it was a small group tour and included days in the countryside and coastal areas. Our tour guide, Yoshi, was very knowledgeable on...More

6  Thank Bruce L
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