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13 Days Japan with South Korea

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TOT: 13 Days Japan with South Korea
Tour Type: Fixed Travel Date, a guaranteed departure, all prices listed below are per person in US dollars based on double occupancy
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned
  • Visit the Seoraksan National Park and Yeongneung Royal Tomb of King Sejong
  • A perfect spot to view the stunning Fuji Mountain. And visit Oshino Hakkai
  • You will take a bullet train(Shinkansen) to Kyoto from Osaka
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Day 1  Arrive Seoul & Airport-Hotel Transfer

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 Terminal 1. Our tour guide will assist you and guide you to the bus (hours of shuttle operation 10:00AM-10:30PM). Hotel check-in is after 2 pm. Relax on your own for the remainder of the day. If you miss the last shuttle (depart at 10:30PM), please proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
Accommodation: Howard Johnson Incheon Airport or similar



Day 2  Seoul - Gangwon-do

After breakfast, proceed to the Korea Folk Village. With extensive ancient architectures and artifacts preserved intact, the village does not only reproduce the life of the late Joseon period but also vividly shows the culture and lifestyle in different social classes. Next, we will visit Lake Skywalk to catch a stunning view of nature. Then Seoraksan National Park, known as one of Korea’s, most beautiful mountains. Within your stop at Seoraksan, we will visit the Sinheungsa Temple. After our adventures, we will head back to the hotel, where you may enjoy the rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hanwha-Seorak Resort Hotel or similar



Day 3  Gangwon-do - Seoul

After breakfast, you will visit the Yeongneung Royal Tomb of King Sejong. Then, head to the Bukchon Hanok Village. You will visit the beautiful presidential residence and join a walking tour at Bukchon Hanok Village. Then back to Seoul, visit the Seoul Tower (Excludes the Admission Fee). After you will proceed to the Namdaemun Market, the largest traditional market in Seoul with over 10,000 vendors and 600 years of history. Most of the market is outdoors with stalls lining both sides of the pedestrian streets and sometimes in the middle of them.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Hilton Seoul or similar



Day 4  Seoul

Today, enjoy a free day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Hilton Seoul or similar



Day 5  Seoul - Osaka

After breakfast, the guide will assist you on the airport shuttle to Incheon International Airport (If you buy your flight ticekts on your own, please make your own transportation at your own expense), where you will depart on your flight to Osaka. Upon arrival at Osaka Kansai International Airport, the representative of Japanholiday will greet you with a welcome sign and assist you to take the shuttle bus to the hotel. Meet at the South Arrival Gate in Terminal 1. If you buy your flight ticekts on your own, please make your own transportation (at your own expense). Check-in to the hotel after 3:00PM with your passport.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar



Day 6  Osaka - Hiroshima

After breakfast, proceed to Hiroshima. After arriving, we will proceed to Miyajima and the World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Jinja shrine. The Itsukushima Jinja is one of the three most celebrated Japan attractions, a shrine built amid the sea, in a solemn and gorgeous architectural style. Supported by four pillars in the sea, the famous 'torii' (shrine gate) appears to be “floating” in the sea.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar



Day 7  Hiroshima - Osaka

After breakfast, a morning visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome to witness the history and legacy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. You will have a chance to view the A-Bomb Dome and see the ruins of the atomic bomb explosion, a testament of the fearsome power of the atomic bomb and a sense peace not easily won. Then, drive back to Osaka.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar

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Day 8  Osaka - Kyoto

After breakfast, visit the famous Black Gate Market (Kuromon Ichiba Market), where you may try a variety of fish products and sushi on your own. Afterward, we will head to the iconic landmark of Osaka - Osaka Castle Park (admission to the castle not included). We will then take a bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto. In the afternoon, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kiyomizu-dera, the oldest temple in Kyoto. Then, take a stroll through Nineizaka and Sanneizaka, the traditional alleys in the ancient time. Continue to the Fushimi Inari Taisha, where the Inari Okami (a divine being responsible for agricultural prosperity) is honored. The thousands of the red torii gates in the back of the shrine is a famous icon in Kyoto. You will arrange your own plans for dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar



Day 9  Kyoto Sightseeing

After breakfast, a morning visit to Arashiyama, a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Take the Sagano Romantic Train, to enjoy the views of the Togetsu-kyo Bridge and the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Next, we will visit Nijo Castle, a UNESCO destination constructed during the Edo period. With scenic beauty offered every season, the castle witnessed the rise and fall of the Tokugawa family and many major historical changes in the country. We will proceed to Gion, where traditional streets and constructions from ancient are well preserved. Moving on to Yasaka Shrine, we will see one of the most influential shrines in Kyoto. You will have a chance to walk on the famous Hanamikoji Dori, an upscale geisha district since the Edo period. You will arrange your own plans for dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar



Day 10  Kyoto - Hakone

After breakfast, we will head towards Hakone. On the way, we will visit a jewelry store and a Shizuoka tea garden to learn about the tea culture in Japan. Tonight, we will dine at the local delicacies of the traditional multi-course Japanese dinner/buffet. Then you can enjoy all the facilities of the hotel and the varieties of hot springs spa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hakone Shinzan Hotel or similar



Day 11  Hakone - Tokyo

After breakfast, we will take a Hakone Pirate Ship on Lake Ashi. Located near Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi offers one of the most impressive natural landscapes with the mountain reflecting on its clear water. Next, drive to the foothills of Fuji Mountain. Enjoy the scenic landscape at Mt. Fuji 5th Station. If the weather is unpleasant, we will visit Mount Fuji World Heritage Center instead. We will then visit Oshino Hakkai. In the village, you will see the tranquil ponds connected with bridges. Surrounded by traditional houses, waterwheels, and Mount Fuji, you may find yourself back to the ancient time as leisurely walking on the paths. We will continue to Tokyo and visit Tokyo Tower (admission to the tower not included). Before concluding the day, we will head to Shibuya, one of the busiest and popular business districts in Tokyo. You will arrange your own plans for dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar



Day 12  Tokyo Sightseeing

After breakfast, we will go to the Imperial Palace. Surrounded by a beautiful moat and gardens, the Imperial Palace is the residence of the royal family of Tokyo. You will see the symbol of the palace - Nijubashi Bridge (which means the double bridge). After, we will proceed to the oldest temple in Tokyo, the Senso-ji Buddhist Temple in the historic Asakusa district. Nakamise-Dori Street is the main approach to this ancient temple, and all along the road are traditional shop fronts for souvenir items and snacks. We will then visit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a tranquil and relaxing garden found in the robust urban city. Next, we will go to the Ginza Tokyu Plaza, a well-known paradise for food and shopping. You will arrange your own plans for dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar



Day 13  Tokyo - Home City (Service End)

After breakfast, our travel guide will assist you with taking the Limousine airport bus to Tokyo Narita International Airport (bus fee at your own expense), where you will depart on your flight back home as you conclude your marvelous journey through Japan.
Meals: Breakfast



Departure Date& Price
Price Includes.
    • Domestic Flight from Seoul to Osaka
    • Bullet train(Shinkansen) to Kyoto from Osaka
    • Deluxe accommodations, Hotel taxes and service charges.
    • Incheon 1 night, Howard Johnson Airport or similar
    • Gangwon-do 1 night, Hanwha-Seorak Resort or similar
    • Seoul 2 nights, Grand Hilton Hotel Seoul or similar
    • Osaka 1 night, Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
    • Hiroshima 1 night, Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima or similar
    • Kyoto 2 nights, Henn na Hotel Kyoto or similar
    • Hakone 1 night, Hakone Shinzan Hotel or similar
    • Tokyo 2 nights, Shinjuku Granbell Hotel or similar
    • Due to limited room availability, in that case, we may use other similar standard hotels.
    • All transfers, sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach.
    • English-speaking tour guide for the entire portion of your scheduled trip.
    • 21 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Administration & Entrance fees as per itinerary.
Price Excludes.
    • Service Fee and tips of tour guide and driver will be collected upon reservation is made, USD150.
    • International flights airline taxes & fuel surcharges.
    • If your tour includes taking the Shinkansen (bullet train) , you would carry your own luggage. If you wish to check in your luggage and ship to the next city, the fee is $25.00 USD per luggage.
    • Children no bed 80%. Child fares apply to children 2-11 years old. Child without extra bed has to share room with 2 adults. Child without extra bed does not include breakfast.
    • Optional tours and Extension Tours. Personal expenditure.
    • Airport Shuttle transfer are NOT included in the itinerary.
    • Travel Insurance
Small Group Tours FAQ
  • Are Japan hotel rooms we will stay for group tours small?
    Japanese hotels are generally smaller compare with American and European type hotels. A typical room of 4-stars Japanese hotel is about 22 to 29 square meter (or 240 to 310 square foot).
  • What type of meals will be provided for small group tours?
    The breakfasts offered by hotels are in buffet styles. Other meals are traditional Japanese cuisine. If you have requested vegetarian meal, Japanese style vegetarian meals will be served. Vegetarian meal in Japan is simple and has to be arranged and ordered in advance. We currently don't serve Indian vegetarian meal.
  • Do we need to pay extra for the attractions in Japan?
    Any attractions listed on the itinerary are included in the tour price without additional charge. You do not have to pay extra for admission tickets unless specified, for example the admission to Tokyo Tower. Some small group tours offer optional tours and additional fees apply.
  • Do we need to pay for the meals in Japan?
    The tour includes some of the meals, and they are indicated as Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner on the itinerary. Listed meals will be provided without additional cost. For the meals that are not included, our tour guide will recommend local restaurants and you may dine at a restaurant of your choice at your own expense.
  • Can we select the bus seat in advance for my elderly mom?
    Usually, seat selection is not allowed. However, considering your mom' situation, you may inform your group travel consultant in advance, so the tour guide can help to reserve a convenient seat for you.
  • Can we stay behind in Japan after the group tour ends?
    We can help to arrange the hotel for an extended stay. However, because we have a fix rate with the hotel, sometimes you may find cheaper deals online.
  • What will be provided on the vegetarian meal during Korea tour?
    Because of the special diet in Korean Culture, the cuisine usually includes grilled pork, side dishes, and rice. If you request vegetarian meal for your Korean tour, we can only provide mixed vegetables, kimchi, rice, and soybean paste stew. Because most of the meals will be arranged at barbeque restaurants, they do not offer a large variety of vegetarian food. If you want vegetarian food other than the simple vegetarian meal provided, you may consult the tour guide on the local vegetarian restaurants available.
  • How many people will be in each tour group?
    Usually there are 15 to 20 people on a tour group, and about 10 people during low season. However, during peak season like Cherry Blossom season, a tour can reach above 15 people.
  • Do I have to pay a single room supplement if I join in the tour group by myself?
    If you are traveling alone, single supplement fee will apply because you will have your own room. The single supplement fee is the additional charge to compensate for half of the room price. Because tourists are with different cultural backgrounds and habits, we do not pair up single travelers.
  • How to book a Japan group tour? How much is it cost?
    Please refer to our Booking Procedure page for details. Additionally, the price for each group tour is explicitly listed on the product pages. The price depends on the tour as well as the season.
  • May I book a hotel by myself if I join in the group tour?
    You need to book the same hotels as those used by the tour group. Since our finalized hotel list will be sent to you about 10 to 12 days before departure date, it will be late and very hard to book the hotels on your own.
  • Is there any age limit for participating in the group tours?
    Though there is no age limit for participating in the group, we recommend travelers are in good health condition because there will be about a 3-4 Km walk daily for sightseeing. Also, travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Do I need to give tips to the drivers and local guide?
    Because of the particular culture in Japan, tour guides and drivers generally do not prefer taking tips directly from travelers. Thus, we collect tips in advance and later distribute to them along with their basic salary. However, if you like the service they offered, and you are welcome to give extra tips, preferably in an envelope.
  • Are we guaranteed to get the hotels listed on the itinerary?
    The listed hotels are contracted with our company. According to different tour itineraries and dates, we book the hotels in advance. However, in case we cannot book the same hotels, we reserve the right to arrange similar hotels for our group tours. The finalized hotel list with contact information will be provided to you on the final confirmation.
  • When is the best time to join the Japan and Korea tour?
    If you want to avoid the crowd's, select July or September and October. The best time to join this Japan and Korea group tour is cherry blossom season (Mid-March to early April).
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