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  • Ride a cable car up Mt Owakudani for spectacular views of Mt Fuji.
  • Stroll through Nara Park and visit the 1,000 tame deer living there.
  • Step into the past with a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.
  • Explore Pop Culture through the eyes of a resident of Tokyo.
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Experience all that Japan has to offer, from frenetic Tokyo, to culturally rich Kyoto, in this two week all-encompassing adventure. Visit garden oasis, observe ancient traditions, and learn the most modern obsessions as you explore pop culture in Tokyo. From the base of Mt Fuji you will enjoy natural onsen or hot springs, and cruise the serene waters of Lake Ashinoko. Drink sake with the masters, and stroll the beautifully preserved old town of Takayama. Head to the UNESCO heritage site of Kanazawa, rich with samurai history, and finally make your way to Hiroshima. Finish your trip in the former imperial capital of Kyoto, where no shortage of wonders awaits. Enjoy Japan with the luxury of a private guide, and gain hard-to-find insight into this unique and enigmatic culture.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Japan - Welcome
    • Airport Meet & Assist - Meet & Greet-Narita 9:00-20:55(12)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Narita Airport(2)
  • Day 2 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - Tokyo Highlights Tour (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 3 Tokyo
    Tokyo
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Pop Culture Afternoon Tour (4hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 4 Tokyo to Hakone
    Tokyo to Hakone
    • Tokyo - Hakone [via Kamakura, with Lunch] - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Hakone
    Hakone
    • Tour - Private - Mt. Fuji National Park Tour - Guide/Public Transport
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Hakone to Takayama
    Hakone to Takayama
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Hakone - Takayama [via Nagoya (3.5 hrs)] - First Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 7 Takayama
    Takayama
    • Private - Takayama Walking Tour - Guide
  • Day 8 Takayama to Kanazawa
    Takayama to Kanazawa
    • Transfer - Private - via Shirakawa-go - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Kanazawa to Osaka to Hiroshima
    Kanazawa to Osaka to Hiroshima
    • Private - Kenroku-en Garden - Taxi/Guide
    • Kanazawa - Osaka [(3hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Transfer - Private - Train Transfer Assistance - Assistant
    • Osaka - Hiroshima [(1.5hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
  • Day 10 Hiroshima
    Hiroshima
    • Tour - Private - Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 11 Hiroshima to Kyoto
    Hiroshima to Kyoto
    • Self-Guided - Sheraton Departure from Train Station - Short Walk
    • Hiroshima - Kyoto [(2hrs)] - 1st Class
    • Self-Guided - Granvia Arrival from Train Station - Short Walk
  • Day 12 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Kyoto Highlights Day Tour with Public Transportation (8hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 13 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Tour - Private - Half Day Nara Tour with Public Transportation (5hrs) - Guide/Public Transport
  • Day 14 Kyoto
    Kyoto
    • Kyoto - Osaka [Kansai Airport] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Tokyo

Welcome to Japan!

An English speaking assistant will meet and assist you upon arrival at the airport and take you to meet your driver.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)

Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. This luxury business hotel in Tokyo provides a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of all international clientele. A member of the design hotels TM group, Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. Each room at Park Hotel Tokyo is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. With its Atrium, Restaurants and Travel concept, art, the hotel is also unique in not only offering traditional Japanese hospitality throughout the year, but also stimulating the aesthetic senses of its guests.

Tokyo
Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Day 2: Tokyo

Take a day tour of this fascinating city with a local guide, making use of Tokyo’s comprehensive and user friendly public transport system. The day begins with a visit to Meiji Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji and a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. Take a walk down Omotesando shopping street, a broad tree lined avenue home to the flagship stores of the world’s top fashion brands. Head across town to Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town where you can soak in the atmosphere of the Tokyo of old. Visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise, a shopping street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries. Take a boat cruise on the Sumida River passing under 12 bridges. Disembark in Hamarikyu garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers, a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts, where you will stop for a cup of steaming matcha and Japanese sweets in a tea house on a small island in the park’s lake.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple

Day 3: Tokyo

Take in 3 of Tokyo’s centers of youth fashion and pop culture. Start in Shibuya, Tokyo’s main center for youth fashion and culture, whose streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends. It is also home to the famous 5 way “scramble crossing”. Next is Harajuku, and the famous Takeshita dori (Cat Street). Whether you are a Goth, punk or anything in between, there is a shop in Harajuku that caters for you. Known as Electric Town, Akihabara was originally famous for its many electronics shops. However in more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. You will end the afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea in one of Tokyo’s famous maid cafes where the waitresses dress up and act like maids. You will also have the opportunity to take a souvenir photo with one of the maids. End the tour in Akihabara.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Tokyo’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Tokyo (4*)
Pop Culture
Pop Culture

Day 4: Tokyo - Hakone

Enjoy a transfer from Tokyo to Hakone, via Kamakura with a private vehicle and driver. Kamakura is the former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate during the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333). At that time Kamakura was the largest city in the world, however the Kamakura of today is a small, sleepy seaside town with numerous temples, shrines, and other attractions. With your local guide, you will visit Kotokuin Temple, home to the Daibutsu, a giant bronze Buddha that stands 13 meters high. Dating from the 12th century, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the spiritual heart of Kamakura and one of its most popular attractions. The shrine was originally founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, then enlarged and moved to its present site by Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura government in 1180. The shrine was dedicated to Hachiman, the Shinto god of war and patron of the Minamoto family. Hasedera Temple is a temple of the Jodo sect, which is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue shows Kannon with eleven heads, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan. 

Accommodation: Gora Sounkaku (4*)

Sounkaku is a traditional Japanese-style inn located near the top of Mt. Soun. Guests can enjoy splendid landscape overlooking the mountains of Hakone. The popular tourist spots are easily accessible from the nearest station, Sounzan. Sounkaku has been in business for over 80 years and was fully renovated in April 2010. It now offers the spirit of traditional Japanese aesthetics with elegant scent of Japanese cypress wood while retaining a classical atmosphere.

Hakone
Hakone
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor

Day 5: Hakone

Today explore Hakone, the gateway to Mt Fuji and surrounding national park, with a local guide. To explore the National Park, you can take advantage of the numerous forms of transport on offer. Ride the world’s second longest cable car up Mt Owakudani, passing over sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers in this volcanic area, where you can eat an egg hard boiled in the sulfuric hot springs which make Hakone famous. If you do, it will add seven years to your life!   A majestic replica pirate ship will sweep you across the Lake Ashinoko, a lake formed by a volcanic eruption 3000 years ago, and the Hakone Tozan ‘switchback train’ zig zags though the mountains, giving amazing views of the surrounding valleys.  Throughout the day you will have the chance to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, however please keep in mind that she is a notoriously shy mountain and it needs to be a clear day. Please note that this tour will be with a private guide along with public transportation.

Accommodation: Gora Sounkaku (4*)
Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji

Day 6: Hakone - Takayama

Meet your driver for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Transfer by train from Hakone (Odawara) to Takayama via Nagoya. The train ride is approximately 3.5 hours.

Meet your driver for a train station transfer in a private vehicle.

Upon arrival in Takayama, the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps you may opt to visit one of the town’s many sake breweries for a taste of the local drop, its high quality due to the area’s clean water sources.

Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort (4*)

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Takayama
Takayama
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Day 7: Takayama

After breakfast you will depart your hotel by foot and on public transport with your own private guide for today's walking tour. You will go up to the Miyagawa morning market, with stalls selling local crafts and produce making it a good opportunity to try some of the region’s delicious fruit and vegetables (payable on spot). Because of its valuable timber resources, the Hida Region around Takayama was put under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1692. The Takayama Jinya served as the local government office, headed by the officials dispatched from Edo. The present building complex includes various rooms for administrative purposes, offices, kitchens, toilets, bathrooms, residential space, a court room, and storehouses. It was in official use until 1969, and is now open to the public as a museum.

Takayama's old town has been beautifully preserved, with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants. The southern half of the old town, especially Sannomachi Street, survives in a particularly pretty state with many old homes, shops, coffee houses, and sake breweries, some of which have been in business for centuries.

You will end the day at a sake brewery, where you can taste different kinds of sake.

Accommodation: Associa Takayama Resort (4*)
Takayama
Takayama

Day 8: Takayama - Kanazawa

In the morning, visit the Takayama Festival Floats museum, displaying floats from the famous Takayama festival.

Afterwards you will travel by private car to Shirakawa-go (1.5 hrs). The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

In the afternoon, your guide will bid you farewell as you continue on with your private driver to your hotel in Kanazawa (1.5 hrs).

Accommodation: Hotel Nikko (4*)

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Day 9: Kanazawa - Osaka - Hiroshima

Meet your guide this morning and depart from your hotel for your tour today (on foot, and by taxi). The highlight of any visit to Kanazawa is Kenroku-en garden. Ranked one of the top three in Japan, its breathtaking beauty shines through in any season. You will also visit the Nagamachi Samurai district, Saihitsuan Yuzen Silk Center, offering demonstrations of the centuries-old Yuzen silk painting technique, and the Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home with a tea-ceremony room, an interior courtyard garden, and artifacts from the Edo period.

The tour will end at the Kanazawa train station around 3:00pm. 

Transfer by train from Kanazawa to Osaka. The train ride is approximately 3 hours.

Upon arrival, an assistant will help you transfer smoothly from one train to the next train.

Transfer by train from Osaka to Hiroshima. The train ride is approximately 1.5 hours.

The Hiroshima Sheraton is located directly opposite the Japan Rail train station. After exiting your train, please follow the Sheraton signage to reach your hotel. This is a very short walk, and done easily on your own, so no guide service has been included.  

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (5*)

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Exterior
Exterior

Day 10: Hiroshima

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on a tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima by street car, train and ferry. Start the day with a visit to the Peace Memorial Park. The area where the park now lies was ground zero for the Atomic Bomb on 6th August 1945. After the bombing the Memorial Park was created and dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack. Stroll through the park and discover the many memorials, monuments and statues in the park before heading into the Museum itself. From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride will take you to Miyajima Island.  A small sacred island located in the Island Sea, it has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. Here you will find perhaps the most photographed site in Japan - The Floating Torii Gate. Designated as one of Japan's '3 Most Beautiful Views', the shrine it belongs to dates back to the 6th century with the present structure dating back to the 12th century. The harmoniously arranged buildings reveal great artistic and technical skill, and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mere 'commoners' were not allowed to set foot on this holy place, and even now it is forbidden to give birth or die on the island!  You will have time to explore the island and its many shrines and temples, sample local goodies like maple leaf shaped cakes before heading back to your hotel. Please note that the tour is by public transportation with guide.

Accommodation: Sheraton Hiroshima (5*)
Peace Memorial
Peace Memorial

Day 11: Hiroshima - Kyoto

The Sheraton Hiroshima is located directly across from the Japan Rail train station, and so departing by train is easily done independently. Simply make your way by foot to the appropriate platform as listed on your train tickets. No assistance is required, or included.

Transfer by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto. The train ride is approximately 2 hours.

The Granvia Kyoto is located directly above the Japan Rail train station. After exiting your train, please follow the below instructions to reach your hotel. This is a very short walk, and done easily on your own, so no guide service has been included.

When using the Shinkansen bullet train: Exit via the Shinkansen Main Exit, turn right and walk straight through Nanboku-Jiyu-Tsuro (North-to-South main corridor) until you reach the escalator to the hotel entrance on your right.

When using the Haruka Express from Kansai International Airport: Exit via the JR Chuo Main Exit and take the escalator on your right to the Lobby on the 2nd floor of the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 12 restaurants and bars and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers.

Kyoto
Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Day 12: Kyoto

Today you explore the former imperial capital with a knowledgeable local guide, utilizing Kyoto’s comprehensive bus system to visit some of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites. You will start your day with a visit to Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), which was originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. After his death it became a Buddhist Temple at his request, and is now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples. Nijo Castle is an ornamental castle was built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence and is surrounded by stunning surrounding gardens. The main building was completed in 1603, and is famous for its architecture, decorated sliding doors and ‘chirping’ nightingale floors. Take a walk down Nishiki Market, a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. To end the day you can decide what to visit. You may want to go to Kiyomizu (Pure Water) Temple. From the 13m high veranda jutting out from the Main Hall you can enjoy amazing views of the whole of Kyoto, whilst pondering the fact that both the Main Hall and Veranda were built without the use of nails or any kind of joiners; however, it is a steep walk uphill, and the temple is now under repair work, although it is still enjoyable and a Kyoto landmark. You may decide, instead, to visit Sanjusangendo, a temple which is Japan's longest wooden structure (120m). It is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. In the center of the main hall sits a large, wooden statue of a 1000-armed Kannon that is flanked on each side by 500 statues of human sized 1000-armed Kannon standing in ten rows. Together they make for an awesome sight.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Kyoto’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)
Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple

Day 13: Kyoto

Transfer from your hotel to Nara (45min) with a local guide. For 74 years during the 8th century Nara was Japan’s capital and many of the temples and shrines built at that time still remain. Visit Todaiji temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Next stop is Nara’s most celebrated shrine, Kasuga Taisha, established in 768 AD and famous for its hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns which have been donated by worshipers. End the day with a wander through Nara Park, called Deer park by locals due to the large population of more than 1,000 tame deer living there.

Please note that with this tour you will have a private guide, but rather than travelling by private vehicle, you will make use of Kyoto’s efficient local transit system.

Accommodation: Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*)
Nara Park
Nara Park

Day 14: Kyoto

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

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Park Hotel Tokyo (4*): Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo is ideally situated in Shiodome, a flourishing center of business and culture. This luxury business hotel in Tokyo provides a superior level of service to satisfy the needs of all international clientele. A member of the design hotels TM group, Park Hotel Tokyo offers an extraordinary level of service and coordinated interior designs. Each room at Park Hotel Tokyo is decorated with Monique Le Houelleur's natural artwork and features color coordinated curtains and bedcovers. With its Atrium, Restaurants and Travel concept, art, the hotel is also unique in not only offering traditional Japanese hospitality throughout the year, but also stimulating the aesthetic senses of its guests.

Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo

Gora Sounkaku (4*): Hakone

Sounkaku is a traditional Japanese-style inn located near the top of Mt. Soun. Guests can enjoy splendid landscape overlooking the mountains of Hakone. The popular tourist spots are easily accessible from the nearest station, Sounzan. Sounkaku has been in business for over 80 years and was fully renovated in April 2010. It now offers the spirit of traditional Japanese aesthetics with elegant scent of Japanese cypress wood while retaining a classical atmosphere.

Onsen Hot Springs Indoor
Onsen Hot Springs Indoor

Associa Takayama Resort (4*): Takayama

Set amidst the southwest of Takayama city in the Takayama highlands, Hotel Associa Takayama Resort soars 640 meters above sea level. All of its 290 spacious rooms and suites command superb and unobstructed views of the northern Japanese Alps. Hotel Associa Takayama Resort prides itself in providing the finest accommodation in the city. The Associa Takayama is also the first hotel in Takayama to have its own hot spring bath.

Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
Hotel Associa Takayama Resort

Hotel Nikko (4*): Kanazawa

The Hotel Nikko is luxurious hotel located conveniently near the JR Kanazawa Station, within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist spots in the city. At 130 meters, it is the tallest hotel in the Hokuriku area, yet its superb service allows it to maintain an intimate 'boutique' feeling.

Nikko Hotel
Nikko Hotel

Sheraton Hiroshima (5*): Hiroshima

Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel is conveniently located in the city next to JR Hiroshima Station, with direct access to the bullet train and bus terminals. You’ll be in the middle of the energy and excitement of Hiroshima, along with its historic sites and architecture. Find total comfort in their guest rooms. The restaurants offer the finest and freshest cuisine, and the bar is a great place to gather with friends. And be sure to relax and recharge your mind and body at Shine Spa for Sheraton™.

Exterior
Exterior

Hotel Granvia Kyoto (4.5*): Kyoto

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the JR Kyoto Station Building, the visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From this convenient location, hotel guests have direct and easy access to and from Kansai International Airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan. With its elegant accommodations, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, there is simply no better place to stay in Kyoto. The inclusion of 12 restaurants and bars and fitness facilities makes Hotel Granvia Kyoto the premier destination for international travelers.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Hotel Granvia Kyoto
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Hans M. — July 15, 2016 — Asia

    From start to end of the program was excellent - flights, guides, drivers and hotel accommodations.Had never experienced from other Travel Companies. My my Family and I thank Kensington Tours personnel for a job well done.

  • Steven T. — June 15, 2016 — Asia

    We found Kensington of great assistance in helping us extend our recent trip to Japan with days on private tour to Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Miyajima. Astrid Di Paolo was our Kensington travel designer and was a delight to work with - very conscientious and attentive to every detail of our trip.

  • Sydney L. — June 08, 2016 — Asia

    This trip was unforgettable. I start medical school in July and wanted to do one last family trip before starting school (and no longer having summers). China and Tibet were unbelievable. The Holy Lake and Great Wall pictures alone were worth the money spent on the trip. My father loved the monasteries in Tibet as well. He is a history nerd and loved hearing the stories from 600 AD and witnessing the great stupas. Nepal was amazing as well, although I would have loved to have seen the sites before the earthquakes. All of our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and took the time to make sure we had enough water and were safe. Would recommend Kensington Tours to all of my friends and will definitely book again using them!

  • Ma. Cecilia J — June 01, 2016 — Asia

    Everything was great!

  • Loretta H. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    Very enjoyable trip. We had a private guide and driver. All very knowledgeable. Always met us at the airport and even waited for us when our flight was delayed. The price was well worth the money spent. Thank you Kensington Tours!

  • Marnie T. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides were very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating to our itinerary desires.

  • Diana S. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides in Japan were all so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited. They often shared personal stories which further enhanced our enjoyment of the tours.

  • Byron M. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    That was the single greatest experience of my life.

  • James G. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    We were very impressed by the quality of the tour. Everything worked as planned - our guides met us on time every time, the hotels were well selected and met our needs precisely, the itinerary was well chosen. We would like to call out the expertise and friendliness of our guides. They added immensely to the success of the trip. All of the guides were great but we want to especially express appreciation for the guides in Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat. They helped make us feel like we were speaking with friends about the countries and places they lived in.

  • Jessica A. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    My guide, Michi, was an absolute doll! She was so helpful and so accommodating when I wanted to alter the itinerary. She went above and beyond to ensure I had a great experience. Jessica Clements is a saint. I don't know how she deals with me and my 1,000,000 questions and tendency to change my mind every other day. Rock on.

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