11-Day Highlights of Japan and South Korea
From $1375 Land Only and $2195 Land & Air
- Experience two of the prime and most energetic cities in Asia’s two most advanced nations – Tokyo and Seoul
- Cruise on Lake Ashi to take in the majestic view of Mount Fuji and ride the Komagatake Ropeway Aerial Tram in Japan
- Visit the many key vibrant historical and cultural sites in Seoul
- Optional tour enhancements in both cities available
- Deluxe hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
- International airfares included
Prices do not include Optional Programs, Local Gratuities ($180 per person), Travel Medical and Interruption Insurances, Airlines Seat Assignments Fees, Personal Expenses …
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Full-Package Prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes, and fees. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Full-Package (Air and land) tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Additional baggage charges may apply.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Day 1 Fly to Japan
Board your international flight bound for Japan from your select international gateway. For a more superb flight experience, you can contact us for the opportunity to upgrade your scheduled flight to a non-stop journey across the Pacific Ocean for a fee.
Day 2 Arrive in Japan
Upon your arrival in Tokyo and depending on accommodation availability at the time of booking, your hotel may either be in the city of Narita or near Tokyo Bay. Ride the free hotel bus service to check-in if the hotel is in Narita, or proceed to the Airport Limousine Bus ticketing counter at the airport to purchase your affordable Airport Limousine Bus ticket (at own expense) for the convenient ride to check-in for the latter. Your tour representative will meet and greet you at the hotel lobby.
Day 3 Tokyo
You can explore the exciting capital city of Japan, Tokyo on your own, or you may take on our optional Tokyo Discovery Tour (requires a collective minimum of 10 persons to operate).
Optional Program: Tokyo Discovery Tour. Visit the famous Tsukiji Market in downtown Tokyo that used to be the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Although the inner wholesale market has moved in October 2018 to another location, the surrounding colorful businesses and eateries around the market is still as uniquely vibrant as ever attracting locals and visitors from around the world. Take a stroll in the Odaiba Seaside Park (Odiaba Kaihinkoen) and try spotting the Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge along the impressive Tokyo skyline – from across the metropolis on a man-made beach. You even can pose for photo-ops with a miniature Statue of Liberty replica or a full-scale Gundam robot there. Walk into the grounds of the famous Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji) later. This oldest and most famous Buddhist temple in Tokyo was dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu or the Bohdisattva of Compassion, and the long street leading up to the temple door is lined with 89 stores selling many colorful and interesting gifts since the eighteenth century. The excursion shall also venture into the sleepless town of Kabukicho – an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Day 4 Tokyo - Lake Yamanaka or Shizuoka
Check out of the hotel in the morning and board the tour bus for onward sightseeing at the Five Lakes District dominated by majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji. Lunch will be on your own along one of the many pleasant rest stops or unique service areas on the highways where you can enjoy an abundance of surprising and exceptional eats and snacks just as the locals do. Enjoy the bird's eye view of the nearby Hakone and Lake Ashi scenic region via the Komagatake Ropeway aerial tram. Then, enjoy the picturesque view of Mount Fuji in the distance onboard a cruise on Lake Ashi, a crater lake famous for its views of the famous peak. The tour will proceed to Shizuoka, the famous Japanese capital for tea. Depending on the local traffic situation, the overnight stay may be in Shizuoka or in Lake Yamanaka area.
Overnight: Mt Fuji Area
Day 5 Lake Yamanaka or Shizuoka - Tokyo
After breakfast, depart for Tokyo. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure.
Day 6 Tokyo
Today will be a day for your own self-exploration of the electrifying city. Tokyo has served as the capital of Japan for over 150 years. It is the seat of the government and where the revered Emperor of Japan resides. With a population of over 13 million, Tokyo has about 11 percent of the country's total population, making it one of the most populous metropolitan city in the world. The huge diversity of talents in Tokyo makes the city both exciting and interesting. It has been rated as the safest city in the world with many museums, and the only city that has the most Michelin-star restaurants for over 227 restaurants according to the Michelin Guide in 2017. We suggest taking an adventure to wander to unique districts via the local spotless subway system that connects to all parts of the city.
Day 7 Tokyo
Continue exploring Tokyo on your own and expand at your own leisure to enjoy the many local cultural theaters for Noh and Kabuki performances, hang out at the neighborhoods of Harajuku to spot the latest streetwear fashion trend, check out the latest gadgetry at the many high-tech stores in Akihabara, or even go bar-hopping and peek into the night scene in Shinjuku.
Day 8 Tokyo, Japan - Seoul, South Korea
Check out of the hotel before noon and ride the convenient, comfortable and affordable Airport Limousine Bus (at your own expense) to the airport. You are suggested to inquire about the transport departure schedule and the limousine bus ticket purchase information at the hotel reception. Upon your arrival at Seoul International Airport (Incheon), you will meet your driver and be ushered to Seoul. The remainder of the day is for your rest or to explore Seoul on your own.
Day 9 Seoul
Seoul was officially named since 1945, but its history as the important city for many Korean kingdoms dated long before into the 18 B.C. Located northwest of South Korea, the city of Seoul covers an approximate radius of 9 miles and dissected in half by the Han River which was used as an ancient sea trade route to China. Today, Seoul is a modern metropolis housing nearly 10 million buzzling with manufacturing, finance, commerce, and technology amidst many historical and cultural landmarks. After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of this modern yet ancient city of Seoul. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korean Folklore Museum, Jogyesa Temple, the Presidential Office, Ginseng Shopping Center, Jongmyo (UNESCO Heritage Site), the famous Gwangjang Market, and Bukchon Hanok Village.
Day 10 Seoul
Today is free on your own, or join in our optional program, to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) at $49 per person.
Optional Program: After breakfast, a half-day tour to the DMZ based on Seat-In-Coach (DMZ) will be the highlight of your day. Visit the DMZ between North Korea and South Korea. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a region on the Korean peninsula that demarcates North Korea from South Korea, and no one is permitted to tour the DMZ unless they are part of a tour. Roughly following the 38th parallel, the 150-mile-long DMZ incorporates territory on both sides of the cease-fire line as it existed at the end of the Korean War (1950–53). Visits will be conducted to include Imjingak Pavilion, Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, DMZ Theater, Dora Observatory, Dora Train Station, Unification Village, and Amethyst Factory. The tour will end with the drop-off at the hotel.
Day 11 Depart from Seoul, South Korea
Check out of the hotel before noon and ride the convenient, comfortable and affordable Airport Limousine Bus (at your own expense) to the airport. You are suggested to inquire about the transport departure schedule and the limousine bus ticket purchase information at the hotel reception.
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Tour duration: 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Tour starts with Tsukiji Fish Market - It is said that "Uogashi" or a riverside fish market dates back to 16th century, the beginning of the Edo period. later on, we visit Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), which is a park along the northwest beach of Odaiba area. Near rocky shore, there is the 11-meters tall replica of "Statue of Liberty" in Paris. Also, we will visit Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple. It is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. Then we will have traditional Japanese lunch. The "sleepless town" Kabukicho is also one of our stops. It is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
dances, while Kennin-ji Temple is known for its Zen garden and Yasaka Shrine has seasonal festivals in a lantern-lit courtyard. Nightlife ranges from quiet sake bars to buzzing, pub-like izakayas.
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