Scenic Railroads in Japan

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Scenic Railroads in Japan

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6+ hours
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6+ hours
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4 hours
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6–7 hours
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6+ hours
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  • Jason W
    Denver, United States3 contributions
    This was the be perfect tour. History, followed by an amazing lunch and then an afternoon with the snow monkeys. All three of our kids were happy, which is a rare feat. A truly magical day in nagano.
    Written March 30, 2022
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  • Xavier
    2 contributions
    We had an amazing experience with Yuko in our tour. My partner and Had a full day trip in Hiroshima. Departed from Kyoto Station at 7:20am and arrived at 9am. There we met with Yuko, and she took us first to Miyajima. We saw the Tori (under repair), the shrine and walked around. Then we had lunch and in the afternoon walked around the Peace Park and went to the Hiroshima Museum. We left at 5pm and arrived at 7pm in Kyoto.

    Yuko was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We were able to learn a ton about not only Hiroshima, but also japanese culture and people. Highly recommend taking a guided tour, otherwise you’ll miss a bunch of context.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Michelle M
    Saint Louis, MO6 contributions
    My brother and I scheduled a half day private walking tour our first full day visiting Kyoto. Our guide was Miho - she was absolutely wonderful! Very knowledgeable about the area & did a great job fitting in many stops without making our day feel rushed. Throughout the day she also gave us tips on good restaurants to try, how to use the public transportation (subway & buses very popular), other sights that were must see & local shopping. It was the perfect way to start our time in Kyoto & her recommendations made the rest of our time there very enjoyable.
    Written July 22, 2020
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  • DrS3LA
    Canada118 contributions
    I have been to Tokyo a few times so I didn't want to go to the usual attractions. I asked for a walking tour and Tatsu didn't disappoint. He picked me up at my hotel in Shibuya to explore Asakusa. We visited the temple, tried a few snacks, and had a tempura lunch. Along the way, we had wonderful conversations and he provided me with interesting insights about each attraction. Highly recommend!
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • Elisa G
    Yokosuka, Japan5 contributions
    Javier was the BEST guide. He catered the tour specifically to our pace and desired experience (no easy task with two smaller kids and two older adults). We taken care of every step of the way from a pickup at our hotel to guidance buying train tickets and ordering at restaurants—even setting us up with a taxi home (since we didn’t want to take the train again). Javier checked in with us throughout the way to make sure we continued to enjoy the tour, and warned us about the more challenging parts (e.g. 15 minute uphill walk ahead). Would absolutely do it again!
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Carolyn D
    Aurora, Canada141 contributions
    I had an incredible first day in Tokyo taking in all the must see with Mutsuko from Viator. She taught me how to navigate the trains and subway. Thank you for a very memorable day!!
    Written March 15, 2020
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  • Peter Z
    1 contribution
    My guide, Kono-san was excellent! I had a wonderful time on the tour - he was professional, knowledgeable, and an awesome guide!! I sincerely appreciated his time and effort in making my visit to Tokyo amazing. I'll never forget it. An incredible experience - highly recommend anyone utilizing this guide service.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • Nickney
    Toledo, OH8 contributions
    My son and I had this Kyoto Early Bird Tour with Guide Michiko-san in early July. Michiko was very knowledgeable on each site we went to. She was well prepared on materials, and also had cold drink for us. Due to Covid restriction in Japan, we were very lucky to visit each site without running into large crowd. We took lots of pictures without fighting other people. While touring each site, we get to know each other a little more, and we had 3 surprises. 1. She studied English in Ohio - where we live. 2. She originally came from Gunma prefecture - where I grew up and my hometown. 3. She went to same High School I went to. What a coincidence! We totally enjoyed our tour and we were very impressed with Michiko-san! Thank you for wonderful tour.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • SP
    5 contributions
    Our guide was Eriko and she was absolutely amazing. We loved her, super sweet, super considerate and very knowledgeable. Very happy to have her and would love to have her again.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Margaret G
    Scottsdale, AZ1 contribution
    Fumi was our tour guide. She was an incredible guide, from the communication before we arrived, identifying a good location for us to meet and then the entire tour was personalized for us. She executed the tour flawlessly, moving from one site to another. Her English was incredible, it was easy to converse about culture, families, and lifestyles. She brought her iPad and showed us key cultural pictures and diagrams that helped us understand what we were seeing. She pre-bought bus passes for us, to help us get around more easily. She offered options that we could choose as we progressed through the day, based on our energy and interests. It was a perfect tour.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Eowyn S
    8 contributions
    My tour guide was Chinami who was enthusiastic, experienced, energetic, and dedicated to making sure my tour was specifically tailored to my interests. Even with short notice, she was able to put together a truly memorable and enjoyable event. Imagine what she could do if you gave her more than the few days heads up that I did! May all your adventures be blessed!
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Patrik Linek
    1 contribution
    Really enjoyable experience. Daughter liked choosing kimono. Lovely garden and traditional house. Staff took photographs off us and explained about tea tradition.
    Written January 2, 2022
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