Filmmaker (Los Angeles)
My trip to Tokyo was unforgettable and Mari Nozu from Japan Luxury Travel did a fantastic job with a real personal touch.
I came to Tokyo for work to promote a film, so my schedule was tight, but Mari was very accommodating and flexible with her planning, and even accompanied me to one of my interviews.
I wanted to see both the traditional and modern sides of Tokyo, and Mari made sure I got to experience the rich and diverse nature of this unique city – from the beautiful historic temple of Sensoji in Asakusa and the fascinating Kabuki drama at Kabukiza in Ginza, to the chaotic Tsukiji fish market and the architectural showcase of Omotesando.
Mari and her team at Japan Luxury Travel were very attentive to my personal interests and tastes.
When I told them I was interested in Manga, they took me to Comic Zin and Mandarake in Akihabara to shop, and then to personally meet one of Japan’s premiere Manga artists, where Mari facilitated and translated our conversation over coffee.
While I got to experience some of Tokyo’s fine dining, I also wanted to eat like a local, and Mari took me to some amazing places – from Yatai’s (street food stalls) to a hipster bar serving Nabe, and to Tsukishima to have some okonomiyaki.
Even though my schedule was limited, my time with Mari never felt rushed. The tours felt relaxed, and we somehow always found the time to stop for a bite or a drink, check out a trendy art gallery or explore a cool store.
This sort of attitude and service; both professional and fun, knowledgeable and friendly, and always accommodating, is what makes Japan Luxury Travel stand out.
Thank you Mari and the rest of the team for a wonderful time.
Visiting Tokyo was a unique experience, I have travel all around the world and thanks to Mari Nozu my experience was unforgettable!!
Eva Castillo (London)
A part from visiting the traditional Monuments and the modern parts of Japan, Mari took me to a rehearsal of the traditional Japanese instruments Koto and Shamisen, where I could listen and I could play all the instruments and see how the work. I was the only guest invited to the rehearsal and all the musicians were there for me, they explained and let me play their instruments.
Another unique experience was to try on a traditional Japanese Kimono. I could see how beautiful and delicate the fabrics were. It was impressive to see the amount of fabric and work it is carried out in just one single Kimono.
Mari took me to eat local Japanese food, I loved the fact that I was able to eat what Japanese people eat. I couldn’t have done it without Mari. We went to different bars, pubs and restaurants, traditional and modern.
I also tried traditional local food in Yamanashi prefecture, Hoto Udon in a beautiful trip to Mt Fuji. Mari took me to the fifth station of the Mount Fuji and the views were breath taking. On the way we stopped on road stalls and different shops which were very interesting.
Mari made my trip unique and adaptable to all my needs.
M/S Luxury Travel JAPAN
Dear Madam Mari Nozu San,
I am very happy to say that you have planned for us a wonderful trip to OSAKA & KYOTO. Your service was excellent. We stayed in Magnificent Ryokan and the food was excellent too. Honestly I could learn interesting history of the region, we had a wonderful time. I will recommend Luxury Travel Japan to my friends, planning to travel Japan.
With Best Regards
Preekshat Bhasin from Delhi