Japan and South Korea Tour
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations : Tokyo - Mount Fuji - Shinkansen Bullet Train - Kyoto - Nara – Osaka - Busan - Gyeongju - Seoul
Day 01 Tokyo, Japan
Arrive In Toyo-Japan’s Bustling Capital City. Meeting And Assistance Upon Arrival. Later Transfer To Your Hotel (Check In After 12 Noon).
Day 02 Tokyo
A Full Day Tour Of Tokyo Will Take You To Meiji Shrine Was Founded In 1921 To Enshrine The Emperor And Empress Meiji. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Located In Shinjuku-Ku Has Observatories On The 45th Floor For A Panoramic View Of Skyline Of Tokyo. The Imperial Palace Is The Main Residence Of The Emperor Of Japan (Not Open To Public To Visit Inside). Asakusa Kannon Temple - Senso-Ji Is An Ancient Buddhist Temple Located In Asakusa. Ginza, A Neon-Lit District In Chuo-Ku, Is One Of The Most Famous Downtown Areas In Japan.
Day 03 Tokyo
A Full Tour Of Mt. Fuji And Hakone National Park Will Take You By A Cable Car From Hakone National Park For Panoramic View Of Mount Fuji. Enjoy The Owakudani Boiling Valley – A Volcanic Valley With Its Volcanic Smokes In Hakone. Cruise On Lake Ashi, A Beautiful Caldera Formed By Outer Crate Ridge And Inner Volcanoes.
Day 04 Tokyo - Kyoto
This Morning Transfer To Tokyo Train Station To Board Super-Fast Bullet Train –Shinkansen To Kyoto. Arrive In Kyoto And Proceed On A Tour Of Kyoto Visiting Nishiki Market, Yasaka Shrine And Kodaiji Temple, Old Gion District, famous for its Geisha Houses.
Day 05 Kyoto
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue your tour of Kyoto visiting Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji Temple. Later continue drive to Osaka via Nara by coach. Visit Todaiji Temple And Kasuga Grand Shrine In Nara. Todai-Ji Is A Buddhist Temple Complex Located In The City Of Nara. Regarded As Messengers Of The Gods In The Shinto Religion, Roam The Grounds Freely. Arrive And Check In At The Hotel.
Day 06 Osaka
This Morning Tour Of Osaka Will Take You To Osaka Castle And Dotonbori Shopping District. The Osaka Castle Was Built In The End Of The 16th Century By Toyotomihideyoshi, A Well-Known Warlord Who Brought The Whole Country Under His Rule In The Late 16th Century. Dotonbori Is A Large Scale Downtown Area Along The South Bank Of The Dotonborigawa Canal. The Umeda Sky Building Is The Seventh-Tallest Building In Osaka City, Japan, And One Of The City's Most Recognizable Landmarks.
Day 07 Osaka - Hiroshima - Osaka
Full Day return trip by Bullet Train to See The Hiroshima Memorial to view the memorial of first atomic bomb that fell here during world war II. In the evening return to your hotel in Osaka.
Day 08 Osaka – Busan , Korea
Transfer to airport for flight to Busan, South Korea. Upon arrival in Busan you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit Busan Tower located in Yongdusan Park and offering spectacular views of the old port city.
Day 9 Busan - Gyeongju
After breakfast, drive to Gyeongju located in the North Gyeongsang province. Once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla, which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula during the 7th till 9th Centuries, many remnants remain of this period leading to the city being known as “the museum without walls”. An afternoon tour of Gyeongju takes you to Tumuli Park where to visit some of the more than 20 large and small tombs from the Silla period including that of King Michu, the 13th King of the dynasty famed for fending off invaders. Legends even tell of soldiers with bamboo leaves stuffed in their ears arising from his tomb to fend off invaders after his death, explaining why his tomb is known as the “Bamboo Soldier Tomb”.
Day 10 Gyeongju - Seoul
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue exploring the ancient city of Gyeongju. Later in the afternoon, drive to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. Arrive and check in at the hotel.
Day 11 Gyeongju - Seoul
Today is spent visiting Seoul’s most famous landmarks on a guided tour of the city. Sights include Cheong Wa Dae (aka The Blue House), which is South Korea’s answer to The White House, where the executive office is housed as well as being the President of South Korea’s residence. Then visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the largest of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the last Korean Dynasty, the Joseon Dynasty. Within the Palace grounds visit Jogyesa Temple dedicated to Buddhism and still influential today.
Day 12 Gyeongju - Seoul
Enjoy a full day tour of DMZ- The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) lies on the border between North and South Korea, and visiting outside of a guided tour is not allowed. On this tour, explore the DMZ with your guide and gain insight into Korean War history. Take in sites of interest including the 3rd Tunnel and the Dora Observatory in safety.
Day 13 Gyeongju - Seoul
Transfer to airport for flight to your onward destination.