I had never been to Japan and it was high on my bucket list of places to visit. I have read many of Jane’s books and admired her photo’s and stories of Kyoto on social media and her blog. When she announced her first tour I jumped at the chance to go and experience Kyoto with her. Having never been on a tour before I was not sure what to expect but what I did get was a truly remarkable experience, one I will cherish and remember for life.
There were many times on the tour where I and some of the other lovely people had to pinch ourselves to remind us that we were really there and experiencing such intimate Japanese cultural moments like meeting a Maiko-san, watching sake being made from scratch, eating some very unusual food from the most beautiful ceramics, just to mention a few. It was a truly unique experience and one that I do not think we would have experienced if it had of not been with Jane. Her knowledge, passion and love for Kyoto was inspiring and addictive. You can tell that a lot of thought & planning went into this tour. And to top if off not only did Jane organise an incredible 10 days of food and culture she also managed to get a fabulous group of people together who I enjoyed meeting so much. We ate, we drank, we laughed and we learnt a lot about Kyoto and Japanese culture. Thank you Jane Lawson. X0