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AKL201Japan Golden Route and Eastern Korea including Seoul 13 Days

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DURATION

13 Day 12 Night

VISITING

Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang,Yangyang

OVERVIEW

Japan Golden Route and Eastern Korea including Seoul 12 Days is specialized with most popular itinerary which covers the major cities in Japan and South Korea. This tour will be taking you to all the hidden treasures around the countries. This tour will give you a deep insight of the culture and rich history of two countries.



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$ 3,865

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Price includes

  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfers specified in the itinerary
    Other transportation in the itinerary
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals on the itinerary
    Admission fees on the itinerary

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international and all domestic air ticket
    Travel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expense throughout the tour
    Gratuities (optional, not required)
    Single supplement charge: 2019 :$1510 /2020 : $1610
    Optional Tours
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on Double/Twin/Triple occupancy and subject to availability.
* Children must share a room with 2 adults to receive the child rate.
* High Season and Holiday surcharge may apply depends on your travel date.
* Some blackout dates may apply.
* The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to unexpected local circumstances.
* This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.
* Single Supplement Charge is for any odd number of guest or guest who requests single room.
* No Partial refund for missing breakfast due to early departure flight schedule.
DAY
1

Tokyo (X/X/X) [2020 Schedule]

Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at the customs exit. We will assist you to board an airport limousine bus and then transferred to hotel on your own (*Airport Limousine ticket included). After check in, rest of the day is free time at leisure on your own.
(*Airport arrival time should be between 8:00-20:00.)

DAY
2

Tokyo (B/L/X)

[Group join Full Day Tokyo Grand Tour with Lunch]( Start: 9:00 - Approx. 18:00)

●HOTEL PICK UP
●TOKYO TOWER (Enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform)
●MEIJI SHRINE (Take in a fine example of Japanese shrine architecture, nestled in a peaceful, picturesque area)
●AKASAKA GUEST HOUSE (Drive by)
●NATIONAL DIET BUILDING (Drive by)
●IMPERIAL PALACE EAST GARDEN
(Enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty.)
Note: Mon., Fri. & when East Garden is closed, visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge instead of East Garden
●GINZA SHOPPING DISTRICT (Drive through)
●JAPANESE STYLE LUNCH (Please enjoy a Japanese style lunch)
Vegetarian Menu is available upon request
*The location of the restaurant and the menu might be changed due to operational reasons
●HAMA-RIKYU GARDEN
(This garden is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond)
●SUMIDA RIVER CRUISE
(Enjoy a boat ride from the Port of Tokyo, Hinode Pier to Asakusa and see the harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo)
●ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE & NAKAMISE SHOPPOING STREET
(Famous cultural landmark in Tokyo.Walk down an active shopping street "Nakamise" leading to one of the finest Buddhist temples in Japan)
●KAPPABASHI (Drive through)
●UENO AND AKIHABARA (Drive through)
●RETURN SERVICE (This service is available to the hotel in which you were picked up)

=Remarks=
*In some cases, a taxi may be used for pick-up and return services
*Due to operational reasons, a tour guide may not accompany you when providing pick-up and return services
*Visits or conveyance may be omitted or substituted due to heavy traffic, weather conditions, or other operational reasons
*The itinerary (tour completion time, visiting place, visiting schedule, & others) may be changed due to heavy traffic, weather conditions, or other operational reasons
*Tour starts from Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo at 9:00

DAY
3

Tokyo → Mt. Fuji → Hakone (B/L/X)

[Full Day Mt.Fuji & Hakone Group join tour with Lunch]
(*Luggage transfer included from hotel in Tokyo to Hotel in Kyoto. 1 Luggage per person only. Also, please prepare bag for 1 night stay in Hakone.)

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will enjoy full day Mt. Fuji and Hakone Tour. Tour guide takes you to visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Lunch, Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway and Hakone-en.

After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Hakone.
After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.


DAY
4

Hakone → Shinkansen Bullet Train → Kyoto → Nara → Kyoto (B/L/X)

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Then depart from hotel in Hakone proceed to Odawara Station and take a Shinkansen to Kyoto Station (From Odawara Station Shin-Yokomaha Station-Kyoto Station).

Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, meet assistant at the platform of Kyoto station and transfer to hotel with an assistant.
Enjoy lunch (Western Style Menu) and follows Half Day Nara Afternoon Tour.

[Half Day Nara Afternoon Group join Tour]
Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo. From Kyoto to Nara
Tour guide takes you to visit Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop).Drop off Service around 18:30-19:30pm.

After the tour, free at leisure.



DAY
5

Kyoto (B/L/X)

[Full Day Kyoto Group join Tour with lunch]

-Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City around 8:00am-08:30am.
-Nijo-jo Castle
-Kinkaku-ji Temple
-Kyoto Imperial Palace (Except Mondays)
[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
-Lunch
-Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
-Sanjusangen-do Temple
-Kiyomizu-dera Temple
-Drop-off Service

DAY
6

Kyoto (B/X/X)

After breakfast, free at leisure or join some optional tours.

[Optional Tour] Group join 1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round Trip from Kyoto) : $385 / person
08:00am Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel)
Depart from Kyoto Station
Arrive at Hiroshima Station
10:30am Depart from Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
From Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima Port
Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)
From Miyajima Port to Miyajimaguchi
Depart from Miyajimaguchi
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & Museum 
Atomic Bomb Dome
Arrive at Hiroshima Station
Depart from Hiroshima Station
20:00-20:30pm Arrive at Kyoto Station, Tour Ends

[Optional Tour] Group Join Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise : $142 / person
08:40am Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel)
From Kyoto Station to Saga-Arashiyama Station
Tenryu-ji Temple
Sagano Bamboo Grove
Jojakko-ji Temple
Togetsu-kyo Bridge
12:00 Yakatabune Boarding Area Lunch (Japanese-style)
-13:00pm Tour ends after Lunch

DAY
7

Kyoto → Kansai airport → Seoul (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Kansai airport by Share ride Van service.
Depart to Next destination.

Upon arrival at Incheon International airport, professional driver will greet you with name board and take you to hotel safely by private basis. After check in on own, rest of the day is at leisure.
(*Hotel check in will be available after 2pm.)


DAY
8

Seoul → Jinju → Busan (B/X/X)

After breakfast, meet the guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress which is historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592. Afterward, transfer to Busan and enjoy the rest of the day on own after dinner. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Haeundae Beach known for its modern feel. You may spend fantastic night time at cafes and pubs. Also you can enjoy watching busking along the shoreline as well as Haeundae Market. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.
Jinju Lunch: Bulgoggi stew
Busan Dinner: Korean style BBQ

 


 

DAY
9

Busan → Gyeongju (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit Nurimaru APEC House, it means a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. Located on Dongbaekseom Island, which is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia and pine trees.

Next, head to Gyeongju, and explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum. Its holdings are largely devoted to relics of the Silla kingdom, of which Gyeongju was the capital.
Continue to visit Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This park has more than 20 large and small tombs from the Shilla period and has been designated Historic site. The tombs are presumed to be those of kings and court officials.
The last stop for today, Cheomseongdae Observatory which is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. (constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (r. 632-647), it was used to observe stars in order to forecast the weather.)

After the dinner, feel free to enjoy on own around walk through Bomun lake.
Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants.
 After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Gyeongju Lunch: Vegetarian set menu
Gyeongju Dinner: Casual Buffet

Accommodation: Gyeongju Hilton Hotel or Similar (5 Star)
7/22,7/29,8/5,8/12 : Gyeongju LAHAN Select or Similar (5 Star)

DAY
10

Gyeongju → Andong → Wonju → Pyeongchang (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Andong Hahoe Village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Hahoe Village boasts exquisite scenic sights: the elegant Nakdong River flowing around the village, the magnificent Buyongdae Cliff, endlessly unfolding sandy beaches, and lush, ancient pine trees.
Hahoe Village was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List under the category of Historic Villages in Korea on July 31, 2010.

Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Pyeongchang.

After hotel check in, rest of the day is at leisure.

Andong Lunch: Braised chicken with vegetables & Roasted fish
Pyeongchang Dinner:  Korean style Pork belly, Samgyeopsal

DAY
11

Pyengchang → Yanyang → Seoul (B/L/X)

After breakfast, visit Ski Jump Tower Observatory by monorail for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Enjoy the view of the Sky Lounge and have some free time enjoying coffee or tea. Finally, travel to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.

Yangyang Lunch: Set Menu with Seasoned Wild Vegetables

Return to Seoul around 18:00.
Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at T-Mark Grand Hotel.

After check in on own, free at leisure.

DAY
12

Seoul (B/L/X)

[Seoul Highlights 1 Day tour with Lunch]
● After breakfast, pick up service by your tour guide hotel lobby at 08:00am-09:00am
● Transfer to Gyeongbokgung Palace and enjoy Gwanghwamun Gate, Changing of Royal Guard Ceremony, and  National Folk Museum.
● Pass by The Blue House, also called Cheong Wa Dae
● Visit Insadong-gil and Jogyesa Temple
● Head to Myeongdong
● Lunch at a local restaurant (Menu : Bulgogi or Bibimbab)
● Visit Namsangol Hanok Village
● Visit N Seoul Tower and visit Observation Deck (Cable car Excluded)
● After the tour, drop off service at your hotel at around 17:00-18:00pm

DAY
13

Seoul → Next Destination (B/X/X)

After breakfast, local driver will greet you at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis. Depart to next destination.
(*Hotel check out time will be 12:00 noon and hotel breakfast is available from 7am.)

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