Japan and Korea Dreams [15 Days]
Fully Inclusive with all taxes From $5775
This is a fantastic combination tour for visitors who dream to visit Japan and Korea together in one trip, as it highlights a number of the most important and most tempting cities of these two highly-developed Asian countries, including Seoul, Busan, Mt. Sorak, Gyeongju, Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Surprise yourself by these two fantastic countries’ unique culture, food, lifestyle, architecture, the natural scenery and much more!
Depart Australia on every Friday
Day 01: Australia- Seoul
Depart for your overnight flight to Seoul.
Day 02: Arrive Seoul (B)
Welcome to Seoul- the centre of politics, economy and culture in Korea. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to Ramada hotel or similar for overnight stay.
Day 03: Seoul-Gongju-Buyeo-Jeongju-Gwangju (B)
This morning we depart Seoul for Gongju and visit Gongsanseong Fortress, a 2.5 long mountain castle, established during the Baekje Dynasty Period (AD234-678), then move to Buyeo, an ancient capital of the Dynasty. Visit Baekje Cultural Land where you will see a palace, castle, cultural hall, etc. Proceed to Jeonju to visit Jeonju Hanok Village including about 700 traditional Korean houses called Hanok. Transfer to Gwangju, the leading city of Honam region and birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea. Stay overnight at Gwangju Prado Hotel or similar
Day 04: Gwangju–Suncheon-Yeosu (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Start your City Tour and visit Asia Munwha Maru for a Hub City of Asian Culture and Street of Arts. Move to Suncheon where you will visit Songgwangsa Temple and Suncheon Bay is most famous for its vast reed fields, the largest of its kind within the nation. Later transfer to nearby city Yeosu, a port city and look around the Fish Market and sightseeing of Industrial Complex night scene. Check into hotel and enjoy your leisure time . Stay the Ocean Resort or similar
Day 05: Yeosu-Jinju-Busan-Gyeongju (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Move to Jinju and see Jinjuseong Castle – Chokseoknu edifice historically linked to Japanese invasion in 1592. Proceed to Busan. On arrival, start Busan City Tour from Jagalchi Fishery Market, Lorea’s largest seafood market where you will have free time for lunch and wondering around the market.Later Transfer to Gyeongju Move to Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, around when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, it became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years. Gyeongju preserves a vast amount of significant and fascinating historical heritage. Overnight at Gyeongju Concord Hotel or similar
Day 06: Gyeongju-Andong-Wonju (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Gyeongju City Tour include Bulguksa Temple (UNESCO world heritage) – The beauty of the temple itself and artistic touch of the stone relics are as awesome and fascinating as to be highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Move to Andong then visit Hahoe Folk Village which has preserved the housing architecture and the village structure of the Joseon Dynasty. Move to Wonju decorated with the Chiaksan Mountain and the Seom River that circles the area, and as the capital of Gangwon Province for 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty, it maintains rich tradition and cultural relics. Stay Wonju Interborgo Hotelor similar
Day 07: Wonju-Pyeongchang-Gangneung-Mt.Sorak-Seoul (B)
Breakfast at your hotel.Move to Pyeongchang – the venue of 2018 Winter Olympic Games (Alpensia Resort). Then move to nearby Gangneung, located between the Eastern sea and the mountain ridge, well-known for wide pine forests, clean sandy beaches and crystal blue sea. Visit Seongyojang Folklore Materials Pavilion (residence of noble class) as a typical mansion of the nobility in the late Joseon dynasty (1392~1910), it is a valuable material for studying the housing life in those days. Short drive to Sokcho Mt. Seorak National Park, the peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982. You may take a optional ride onCable car to Gwongeumseong fortress, Move to Seoul in the late afternoon and overnight at Ramada hotel or similar.
Day 08: Seoul-Tokyo (B)
After breakfast, start your have day tour city tour including Gyeongbokgung Palace,built in 1394, the first five royal palaces during Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), The Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, Blue House photo stop, National Folk Museum, Korean Ginseng Centre. Afternoon, free until transfer to airport for your flight to Tokyo. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transfer to Grand Prince New Takanawa hotel or similar for 2 nights stay.
Day 09: Tokyo (B)
After breakfast, start your Tokyo Morning Tour include visit to Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace East Garden, visit Ginza district where our tour disbands for lunch and free time shopping. Return to your accommodation by metro on your own.
Day 10: Tokyo-Mt.Fuji-Hakone (B,L)
Your main suitcase will be transferred directly from Tokyo to Kyoto. You travel with just an overnight bag for your night in Hakone. Proceed to Mt.Fuji by train and join our Hakone Tour visiting Owakudani Boiling Valley, take Hakone Ropeway to the mountain top, Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi. After the tour, you will be transferred to Hakone Palace hotel or similar. Enjoy hot spring facility in your Ryokan resort tonight!
Day 11: Hakone-Kyoto-Nara-Kyoto (B)
Transfer to Odawara and take bullet train to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. On arrival, walk to your accommodation next to the station New Miyako Kyoto for 2 nights stay. Enjoy Nara afternoon Tour including Todaiji Temple with Great Buddha, Kasuga Shrine and Nara Park
Day 12: Kyoto (B)
After breakfast, enjoy Kyoto Morning Tour including Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kyoto Handicraft Centre. Afternoon, free of leisure to explore this ancient capital at your own pace. Gion Conner or Philosopher Path is highly recommended to visit during your free time.
Day 13: Kyoto-Osaka (B)
Transfer to Osaka, after hotel check-in at New Hankyu hotel or similar, enjoy your day at leisure in Osaka or last minute shopping at Shinsaibashi mall.
Day 14: Osaka-Australia (B)
After breakfast, free at your leisure until transfer to Kansai International Airport for your flight back to Australia.
Day 15: Arrive Australia
Arrive home in the morning