We went on a 6N/7D trip to Eastern Hokkaido booked with HTI in mid May. We are very satisfied with the services provided by HTI's travel consultant Eriko-san & our driver Hosono-san.
From the time we first made our enquiry to the few days before our trip, Eriko-san has been like "speedy Gonzales" working so hard and so fast for us. Yes our enquiries had been many; our add-ons to the tour also changed from time to time but that didn't faze her. We are very satisfied with the itinerary she came up for us and of course we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. In addition to that she also helped us to make table reservations at 2 restaurants as we stayed on in Sapporo for 6 days after the tour. We had a wonderful lunch at the 3 Michelin* Restaurant Moliere Sapporo and also at Hattashushi Otaru (her recommendation). Thanks so much Eriko-san.
From the time we were met at Memanbetsu Airport to the time we were dropped off at our hotel in Sapporo, Hosono-san has been so attentive to our needs and even pamper us with our wants!
He stopped at many "kodak moment" places and even took pictures for both of us. Then at the end of each day, he would forward those pictures to us electronically. He really did more than what is required of him as a driver.
It should be "Of course his driving skill is superb and we felt so safe in his car!" And his English is very good! Good job! Hosono-san.
The highlights of our tour are:
1) the beautiful tulip fields at Kamiyubetsu
2) the helicopter ride at Higashimokoto Pink Moss Park
3) seeing Lake Mashu without the mist & fog
4) visiting a rapeseed flower farm
5) enjoying the onsen at Tokachigawaonsen Daiichi
6) the yummy food that we enjoyed throughout the trip.
All our trips to Japan in the past had been DIY travel using JR Passes, buses etc. Now after this fantastic "tailor-made" trip, it would be hard to go back to DIY, haha. Highly recommend HTI to all :)
Wong Ah Chye & Jeannie (Singaporean)