We are back from Japan! Our trip was sensational and we had no mishaps, no problems or complications. Our guides were educated, pleasant and informed. The itinerary was precise, comfortable and kept us interested and the ryokans were sensational. All the hotels were good except one: the Riga in Osaka. Our favorite hotels were the Granvia in Kyoto and the Keio Plaza in Tokyo. Both provided many amenities and the location was great for us to grab the train for sightseeing. We took advantage of the luggage forwarding service and that made it easier for us to get around in comfort. And, before I forget, the Geisha walking tour was wonderful and the cooking class in Tokyo with Kioko Konishi was absolutely a memorable evening.
Thank you again for all your help. We will definitely contact you in the future so you can help us plan another great holiday. Here are some photos for you.