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Our 14 day – Best of Japan tour was simply “the best” and then some. We had a spectacular time while visiting a place I had dreamed of for many years, on our 30th wedding anniversary. Our guides and our tour mates were a joy. I look forward to future journeys with Laurus Travel and would highly recommend them to my family and friends.

Elizabeth R
Miami, Florida

Just a quick note to add our voice to those who may have given their assessment of our recent tour.

It was outstanding and definitely exceeded our expectations.

We have recommended Laurus to our Canadian friends living in Japan to promote the tour to their visitors. And we will warmly commend Laurus to our Canadian contacts.

Many thanks for making our visit to Japan so memorable.

Best wishes,

Michael and Margarita K
Ottawa, Ontario

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Todai-ji, Nara, Japan

Hi Julius,

In case I don’t get a chance to say it in person, I want to thank you personally for a wonderful introductory trip to Japan. I know that I speak for the four of us when I say that we have thoroughly enjoyed this trip from start to finish and we are very grateful for your personal service and the extreme care that you took at every turn. Miki was the best guide we could have wished for – so knowledgeable and so candid – a delightful person.

We will be very happy to recommend Laurus Travel to our friends, acquaintances, and colleagues in the Canadian civil service.

Many thanks again and I hope that we will have the opportunity to travel with you again in future.


Donna H
Ottawa, Ontario

I had an amazing time, of which I must congratulate you, Mickey and your team at Laurus Travel for making the trip so very interesting and enjoyable. The travel within Japan was painless – hotels, food, sightseeing, and friendly Japanese people was all excellent. I also found our group to be so interesting, full of information about travels to various countries, fun and so very friendly to me being “The odd man out” so to speak, making me feel very comfortable.

I am still full of memories of my trip to Japan of which I will treasure.

Many thanks for such a happy trip.

Best wishes,

Catherine K
Goldens Bridge, New York

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Inside Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan, during cherry blossom season

Kathy and I really enjoyed traveling with you in Japan. You and your colleagues did a great job organizing and conducting the tour. You personally are a deep font of interesting information and contributed so positively to the fun and success of our adventure. I am looking forward to receiving your ideas on future trips (as we discussed in Japan).

All the best.

Tom B
Lawrence, Kansas

After exhaustively researching tours to Asia we decided to book a trip to China with Laurus. Several months prior to the trip we added on the 13 day Japan tour as it was a short flight away. This back to back was a leap of faith as we booked with Laurus based on reviews, the website and our interactions with Laurus. We made the right decision! The tours exceeded our expectations.

The tour of Japan was wonderful. Our guide Addy stayed with us for the entire tour and she was terrific. She didn’t just provide information, she kept us interested and even used sang with a samurai puppet. We were on the go all day long. The hotels were quite nice and centrally located. Most of the restaurants were small local places and the food was delicious. Highlights of the trip included meeting with a geisha, who spoke perfect English, visiting Nara and seeing the sika deer and going to Shirakawa-go.

Without any reservation I would highly recommend Laurus. They are genuinely concerned that you are given the best quality tour available at a reasonable price.

Maureen S and Larry L
Boynton Beach, Florida

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Sushi making lesson, Tokyo, Japan

As repeat customers (first to China, and now Japan), we recommend Laurus to other people interesting in exploring Asia. We have found the guides to be well-informed; the accommodations, excellent; and the service, high-quality. We were very fortunate to have met Julius Yan, the owner and founder of Laurus, on both of our tours. He traveled with us in Japan, and greatly enhanced our experience there. He is extremely dedicated to providing an outstanding and personal experience for his clients. He is well-versed in Asian history, and provided cultural and historical perspectives that added depth to our experience.

Suzanne B and Mark S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Private Maiko performance, Kyoto, Japan

We arrived home yesterday safe and sound. Thank you for a wonderful tour in Japan!

Based on what we heard from our friends about their trip to Japan with your company last year we knew we had picked the right company in choosing Laurus Travel for our own Japan vacation. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Your company delivered as promised and then some. There is no doubt in our mind that we received superior value for our money. Upon checking with the others in the group, we learned that our fellow travelers all felt the same. Laurus Travel should be proud of itself because this is the opinion from a bunch of seasoned travelers who have gone on tours with a large number of tour companies.

Thank you again for a wonderful trip!

Janice and Sheldon R
Calgary, Alberta

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In front of the “floating” torii gate on Miyajima Island near Hiroshima

I am writing to thank you again for a terrific tour of Japan; Peg and I could not have been happier with any of the many aspects of the tour. We made memories that will last a lifetime (of course, at my age, that’s not terribly long)…

Thanks much,

Art S
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Logistics were perfect! Pace was perfect! Tours were great and not too rushed, allowing enough time for everyone to go through. I also liked the ‘on your own’ meals spread out throughout the trip. In fact, we look forward to booking another trip with you next year!

Nilima S
San Francisco, California

Hi, Julius and Miki – thank you both for an amazing holiday – and thank you for a very educational exposure to Japanese Food, Culture and Geography – not to mention History +++ !

I have captured some of the moments in about 2000 pictures ! I have put the best 300 or so up on a link that is easy to access. Photos can be downloaded with a right click on the mouse and saved.

Thank you both again for a wonderful two weeks!

John and Eimear M
Edmonton, Alberta

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Kenroku-en (garden), Kanazawa, Japan

We are recently back from our 14 day Best of Japan Tour and want to commend Laurus Travel on an amazing experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks with Julius and our tour mates. The sights we visited gave a good overview of Japanese culture and history, the hotels were all nice and well located, and the variety of food we ate (and often cooked for ourselves!) was delicious! We would highly recommend Laurus Travel and hope to travel with them again someday.

Susan and Mark J

Anchorage, Alaska

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