Japan Wonder Travel - Wonderful!
We were looking for a travel agency to help us with a trip to Japan and fortunately found Japan Wonder Travel. Though we are experienced, independent travelers, we were a bit daunted by potential language difficulties, the sheer volume of beautiful places to see and the massive numbers of hotels available on the internet. We provided agent “Wonder-woman” Yukiko with a rough outline of places we wanted to see, a maximum budget (excluding Japan Rail passes and local tours) and told her our interests - hiking, hot springs and food. Along with plotting the most efficient itinerary, booking our hotels (and ryokans), she provided us transportation information, i.e. which trains to take and where we needed to transfer. All the hotels, paid for in advance, were beautifully situated for sightseeing or train access and some, popular with locals, that would not have caught our eye on the internet - a charming inn, for example, in Nikko that wowed us with a gourmet dinner, a scenic mountain resort with outdoor hot springs convenient for hiking the Nakasendo Trail, or the elegant, boutique hotel alongside the imperial park in Kanagawa. The few times we had questions while in Japan; we emailed and were instantly answered back. The only snag in the entire trip was a typhoon that hit Tokyo our last day and if Japan Wonder Travel could have done something about that, I’m sure they would have! So yes, we would highly recommend Japan Wonder Travel.
by Sue & Misha, tallahassee, Florida (10/25/17)