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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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