Tokyo, Matsumoto, Kiso Valley, Kyoto and Hiroshima
We owe you sincere thanks for planning such a superb itinerary for us. It was very varied and everything worked like clockwork! The HIS in-house team were waiting for us at the airport and took great care of us driving us to our hotel in Tokyo. The sumo tickets were waiting for us as we checked in and the staff made sure we knew where we had to go for our first pick-up point the following morning. But the maps you sent were very clear anyway and we were able to get to all of our tours on time. All of the tours were very professionally organised and we saw all of the venues as itemised on the schedules.
Japan lived up to all of my expectations - the food, cities, history, traditions, countryside, temples etc. - and I particularly admired the respectful and courteous behaviour of the Japanese people. We felt very sad when the HIS team dropped us off at Narita on our final evening taking the time and trouble to ask us if we'd enjoyed out stay and hoping we would like to come back to Japan again. (We would love to go back and hope we will be able to repeat the experience one day). Please give our thanks to the HIS Office and to the drivers who took us to and from the airport.
Thank you for helping us have an unforgettable holiday, Hayley - it was a memorable way to celebrate my 60th birthday/