- Meals as per itinerary
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- 10-nights hotel accommodation
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Airport transfers in Japan
- Personal Purchases
- Optional tours
- International airfares
- Passport & visa fees
- Meals & admission not mentioned in itinerary
- Travel insurance
2018 Departure Dates:
- 16th May
- 6th June
- 4th July
- 25th July
- 12th September
- 17th October
- 24th October
- 14th November
All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category.
- Day one: Ramanda Sangdo
- Day two: Seoraksan Hotel
- Day three: Ramanda Sangdo
- Day four: Ramanda Sangdo
- Day five: Sheraton Miyako Hotel
- Day six: Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel
- Day seven: Hamanako Royal Hotel
- Day eight - ten: East 21 Tokyo Hotel
Day One: Seoul
After arriving at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, a professional English speaking tour guide will be awaiting you at Gate 12 on the 1st floor of the arrival hall of the airport. The tour guide will assist you to take the bus to the hotel at 9.00am, 12.00pm, 6.00pm, and 10.00pm. (Hotel check-in time is at 2.00pm). Check in at the hotel on own and rest of the day will be yours to enjoy.
Day Two: Seoul - Nami Island - Gangwan-do (B, L & D)
After breakfast, visit The Dae Jang Geum Theme Park, a recreated historical village used as a set for 2003 hit K-drama “Dae Jang Geum.” The park’s facilities and historical detail will have you feeling like you are travelling through time. Then, head to Nami Island, a half-moon shaped island formed as a result of the Cheongpyeong Dam. The island’s beautiful scenery and perfect harmony of nature and culture allowed it to become the set of another hit K-drama, “The Winter Sonata”. Next, visit the Lake Skywalk to catch a stunning view of nature. Visit Seoraksan National Park, known as one of Korea’s most beautiful mountains. Within your stop to Seoraksan, visit the Sinheungsa Temple, the head temple of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism made around the mid-1st century.
Day Three: Gangwon-do - Seoul (B, L & D)
After breakfast, visit the Yeongneung Royal Tomb of King Sejong, the 4th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and his wife, Queen Soheon. The tomb is the first joint royal tomb. Then, head to the Gwangmyeong Cave, a huge theme cave park full of unique experiences. Visitors can experience the winery, Aqua World, Gold Falls, a horror experience, underground lake, lighting exhibition and plenty of other fun things. Don’t forget the cave itself is another marvellous sight to discover.
Day Four: Seoul (B) (Optional tour - L & D)
Today, the entire day will be at your own leisure or opt for an optional tour.
Full day Seoul city tour with lunch & dinner. Price: USD $145.00 per-person (tour operates only with a minimum of two people joining)
Today, visit The DMZ. The Demilitarized Zone stretches 248km across the Korean Peninsula and has become a great nature preserve due to its limited human activity. Then, stop by Imjingak Peace Park, established in 1972 as a memorial of the Korean War and a symbolism of Korea’s wish for peace. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, inarguably one of Korea’s most fascinating palaces. Within the visit, stop by the National Folk Museum that displays historical artefacts that illustrate the daily lives in the past. After, head to Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence also known as “the Blue House”. Then, enjoy shopping in the Korea Ginseng Corp. and The Shilla Duty-Free Shop. After your tour, enjoy a Hallyu Show, then head back to your hotel.
Day Five: Seoul - Osaka, Japan (B)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Japan (flight not included). Upon arrival in Osaka, you will be met by the tour guide whom will assist you with the airport transfer to hotel via airport limousine bus (at own expense). Check in at the hotel on own. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
Day Six: Osaka - Nara - Kyoto (B, L & D)
After breakfast, enjoy shopping in the Shinsaibashi, then pay a trip to Nara. In Nara, visit the Todaiji Temple, the
world’s largest wooden structure. Then, visit Nara Park to have fun with the local deers. After, head to Kyoto to visit the Kiyozumi-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it was founded in 778, its present buildings were constructed in 1633 under Tokugawa Iemitsu's orders. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure.
Day Seven: Kyoto - Magome Juku - Shizuoka (B, D & L)
After breakfast, head to the Atsuta Shrine. The shrine's Bunkaden, or treasure hall, houses over 4,000 relics,
including 174 Important Cultural Properties and a dagger considered a National Treasure of Japan. After, we will
proceed to Magome-juku. It was the 43rd of 69 stations in Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji. After the tour, visit the Ena-kyo Valley. Lastly, enjoy a Kaiseki Cuisine, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.
Day Eight: Shizuoka - Tokyo (B & L)
After breakfast, we head to Fuji Mountain 5th Station, a perfect spot catch a stunning view of Fuji Mountain. Then, visit Lake Kawaguchi - which commands another beautiful view of Mt. Fuji from another perspective. Lastly, take a stroll along Heiwa Park, a beautiful park dedicated to peace.
Day Nine: Tokyo ( B & L)
Today, enjoy a short trip in Tokyo. After breakfast, we will first head to the Imperial Palace of Tokyo – the residence of the royal family – and visit the “double bridge” (Nijubashi) over the moat. Then, we proceed to Senso- ji, an ancient Buddhist temple known as Tokyo’s oldest and most significant temple. Next, enjoy some time at Nakamise-dori, a street on the approach to the temple housing many traditional shops for souvenirs. We will then visit Meiji Shrine, built in dedication to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. After the original shrine was destroyed during World War II, the current one was re-built in 1958. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established.
Day Ten: Tokyo (B)
Today, enjoy a free day to explore and enjoy the many attractions Tokyo has to offer. Perhaps, you can visit a
traditional tea house, discover culture and history at a museum or treat yourself at Tokyo’s cutting-edge stores.
Alternatively, you may enjoy an optional tour to Kamakura and Yokohama to explore two of Japan’s most
Full day Kamakura & Yokohama tour. Price: USD $145.00 per-person (tour operates only with a minimum of six people joining)
Explore two of Japan’s most captivating cities on a full-day Kamakura and Yokohama trip from Tokyo. After being picked up from your Tokyo hotel, travel southwest by coach to Kamakura, a picturesque seaside city nestled in forested hills on Sagami Bay renowned for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and rich history. Next, continue to Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city. See the Red Brick Warehouse, where early-20th-century custom buildings now house stylish shop and stroll down waterside of the Yamashita Park.
Day 11: Tokyo - Home (B)
After breakfast, make your own way to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end.
- B = breakfast
- L = lunch
- D = dinner