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Sapporo Snow Festival Tour Testimonials

Thank you to those who joined us on our most recent Sapporo Snow Festival tours and for those who shared their experiences. Here are a few testimonies from our loyal clients.

  • John, thank you for a wonderful tour, once again and for keeping us company at the end of the line. Looking forward to more tours in the future. – Bobbie and Ralph Omoto
  • John, thank you very much for taking great care of us and for a wonderful first-time trip to Japan (for Jeannie). Aloha. – Jeannie and Walter.
  • John, it’s been a pleasure traveling with you. Looking forward for the next one. Mahalo, me kealoha pumehana malama pono. – The Kelii’s, Dan and Doreen
  • John, enjoyed the trip, and had a lot of fun. Thanks.- Jeanette (Pua) Furtado
  • John, mahalo for everything.  Ahui hou. – Ella Camacho
  • John, thank you for everything. – Geri Young
  • John, thank  you so much for a wonderful experience throughout Japan. – Leigh Ostendorp
  • John, thank you so much for all of your hard work. I had a really good time! – Jalina
  • John, Thank you so very much for everything! Love. – Didi Todd

Here is a letter we received:

Hi John,

Thank you for an enjoyable, very interesting and exciting 65th Sapporo Snow Festival Tour!  The weather was perfect, a little wind and lots and lots of ice and snow.  Seeing snow falling was the first for both of us.  It was very beautiful!  The ice sculptures at Lake Shikotsu, Susukino and Odori Park are unbelievable.  The food was delicious so we tried different dishes that only Japan has.  Our room at the hotels was very comfortable, but best of all, we had 2 tour escorts that made sure we were okay.

Thank you again for making our trip a memorable one.  Take care and hope to go on a tour with Panda Travel ® again.

Randall and Grace

Here’s one from one of our very own employees who had the opportunity to join the tour:

Aloha Tsui Ohana,

Two weeks ago was my very first time going to Japan which was an amazing tour with our very own Panda Travel ® tour package,  Sapporo Snow Festival Tour #2 .  It was an excellent tour and an unforgettable trip that I will cherish for a lifetime.  Everyone on the tour told me they had an awesome time and that the price we paid for the tour was so worth it.

We had wonderful hotels that we stayed at especially having the tour spend one night in Otaru to see the Lantern Festival made us feel very special because there were another group from Hawaii that only was able to spend two hours in that enjoyable town.  The tour bus that we rode was very comfortable and our bus driver was awesome.  Our tour guide Iku was excellent! We learned a lot of the history of Hokkaido, the lifestyle there and many great information she shared with us.  Not to mention we all enjoyed her comedian side of her which there wasn’t a dull moment having her throughout the tour. No wonder Panda Travel ® always selects her as our very own Panda Travel ® tour guide in Japan, “Excellent choice”!

To have breakfast buffet daily included in our package was superb and great so we wouldn’t have to look around to wonder where to eat every morning. Also our two dinners which we had prime rib and crab were delicious. All the attractions that we got to stop and see were breath taking and a joy to see.

Daisy was an awesome tour guide as well that made all our Panda Travel ® customers feel very comfortable and safe being far away from home especially for those first time visitors to Japan. Our other tour guide Michiko did an a amazing job on the last day of shopping by taking all our shopping bags back to the hotel twice so that 10 of us on the tour that went shopping wouldn’t need to lug all those packages during the whole day we went shopping as well as letting us be hands free for our ice skating adventure.

As for myself I believe I was a great help on this tour as a paid customer but also as a Panda Travel ® employee by making sure everyone was checked in at the Honolulu Airport. I made sure one of our customer that was traveling alone was safe and did not forget any of his valuables behind.  One day I even took off my beanie and ear muffs and put it on him to use because it was cold and snowing which he did not have no covering for his head to keep him warm or from getting sick.  But mainly making sure everyone had a wonderful time during the whole trip!

I told all my family, friends and all the customers on the tour that we have many different tours throughout the year to Japan and other destinations which they would be interested in the future to go by checking out our website Panda ® under packages.  They all said they would be interested and will be checking our website and most likely going on a few of them in the future. They all said that they will continue to travel with Panda Travel ® and they will spread the word out regarding all our awesome tours. I shared a lot of photos on my Facebook which is great networking for business and all my Facebook viewers told me that they all would like to go to Japan one day with all the different places and beautiful photos I shared with everyone.

This has been a dream come true for me to go to this spectacular Sapporo Snow Festival with my very own employer, Panda Travel ®.

Mahalo nui loa,

Leiala Cook


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