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Best Excursion Ever
We booked a private tour for our stop in Matsuyama while on a cruise aboard the Diamond Princess. Miho was an excellent guide and we enjoyed our day immensely. She helped to plan a surprise party for my wife’s birthday with a special cake and a birthday hat. We have been on multiple cruises and excursions. This was hands down the best excursion ever. Thanks hiddentraveljapan for an unforgettable day.
Best birthday ever
My family planned me a surprise excursion for my birthday. We rode bikes around Matsuyama, toured a castle and had an excellent lunch among other things. Miho was an excellent guide. She even coordinated with my daughter to surprise me with a cake and birthday hat! It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all.
Best cruise excursion I’ve ever done
I have been on four cruises and done multiple excursions. Mostly I do excursions through the cruise line, so I am well aware of the amount of people you get crammed in with and how it’s completely scripted and not customizable. This was completely different. I was able to request an excursion date and say we, 8 of us total, would meet at the pier. From there we discussed what there was to do in the city. We talked about biking we talked about walking. We discussed food and culture. We must have emailed back and forth 20 times to make this excursion the best I’ve ever had. Hidden Japan Travel took care of everything. They met us on the pier after leaving the ship. They got us taxis to take us to the starting location. Then we were able to bike around town to many different locations. It felt so authentic to see Matsuyama this way. In one day we were able to visit:
Dogo Onsen, a foot bath, a shopping area, a shrine, a bamboo forest, a fantastic view, the most amazing authentic lunch in a private room, take a chair lift to go see Matsuyama castle, and a tea ceremony before a surprise birthday party. We did all this before taking taxis back to the pier. The amount of culture and history we were able to fit in a day was staggering. Our guide, Miho was very knowledgeable. She taught us how to enter a shrine and ring the bell. She answered all of our questions as we had them. The surprise birthday party was perfect. An amazing tasting cake was provided, candles, and surprise poppers! We sang Happy birthday and then ate the cake and drank the provided sake, which was also the best sake I’ve ever had. It’s really going to be hard to top this birthday party in the future…Thank you Hidden Japan Travel for the quaint private tour of Matsuyama. Thank you Miho for arranging the surprise party. I’ve fallen in love with your city and want to visit again.
Matsuyama Food and Culture Tour
We were a group of 11 total from the Diamond Princess on a stop in Matsuyama. Hidden Japan Travel kindly adapted their tour to fit our cruise schedule, and even picked us up at the port. The Tour was amazing, starting with a chair lift ride to the Matsuyama castle, and finishing with a sake tasting (sodas for our teens) and a ride back to the port. In between we had a tea ceremony, origami, terrific food, biking, a temple with a surprise hike, and a foot bath. This was one of our favorite excursions and a must do if you’re in Matsuyama. Miho was the best!
Terrific Matsuyama Tour – Your BEST Choice!
In my search for a tour in Matsyama, I found “Hidden Japan Travel”. What a find! Miho & Sam suggested a custom tour for our day. Originally, there were 2 of us. The group grew to 11. Miho wanted everything to run smoothly so she hired 2 wonderful assistants for the day. Miho met us at the port and we travelled in taxis to our first stop. One nice touch was Miho had printed a detailed itinerary for each of us. Our day was so organized and perfectly planned. We had free time too. Miho took photos of our day and promptly emailed them to us. Email Miho and Sam and they will put together the best day for you. I hope to return and do some more biking with Hidden Japan Travel Miho was talking to us about. Thanks so much.