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AKL201[2019] Japan 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, Ulsan, Gyeongju, Andong, Wonju, Pyeongchang, Gangreung, 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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  • 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: $1510
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.
* Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
* High Season 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.

◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆
Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour.
Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.
DAY
1

Narita airport → Tokyo

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

DAY
2

Full-Day Tokyo Grand Tour with lunch

After breakfast, you will start your Tokyo Grand Experience with a pickup from your hotel and today you will get a taste for all the amazing sights in metropolitan Tokyo. This morning first visit is Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Tokyo and major sightseeing spot that provides a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo, such as high-rise buildings in the nation's capital, the Tokyo Skytree broadcasting tower which began operating in 2011 and Tokyo Bay. Next you visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, taking in a fine example of Japanese Shrine architecture, nestled in a peaceful and picturesque area. Then you will drive by Akasaka Palace (known as Government State Guest House) and National Diet Building. Afterwards, enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. After driving through Ginza Shopping District, have a Japanese style lunch. This afternoon your guide takes you to Hamarikyu Garden which is a typical Daimyo garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Move on to Hinode Pier, where you'll enjoy a short Cruise on the Sumida River as you head towards Tokyo's Asakusa neighborhood. Your ride on this historically significant body of water will take you underneath 12 bridges as you enjoy the unique architectural landmarks along the riverbank and see a harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. Disembark from your boat and spend some time to stroll the Streets of Nakamise, a thoroughfare that's packed with vendors selling handicrafts and food. Head on from Nakamise to Asakusa Kannon Temple (also known as Senso-ji Temple), where you'll have the chance to explore Tokyo's oldest and most important Buddhist temple. After the tour, concludes your excursion with a drive through Kappabashi, Ueno and Akihabara. Finally you will be transferred to your hotel and then spend the rest of day at leisure on your own.

DAY
3

Tokyo → Mt. Fuji → Hakone

(*Luggage transfer from hotel in Tokyo to Hotel in Kyoto. Please leave your luggage at hotel front desk by 7:30am. 1 Luggage per person only)
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 (30min), Lunch (50min), Lake Ashi Cruise (15min), Hakone Ropeway (50min). 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

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]
Tour guide takes you to visit Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara Nagomikan. After the tour, we will drop you off at Kyoto station.
Transfer to hotel on own (walking distance 3min on foot). After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

DAY
5

Full-Day Kyoto Highlights Tour with lunch

-Meet tour guide at Kyoto Avanti Sunrise tours desk by meeting time.
-Depart at 08:30am, Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
-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 at Kyoto Station

DAY
6

Kyoto

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities for whole day in Kyoto. Today you can also enjoy optional Osaka Walking Tour or Hiroshima Day Trip & Excursion by Shinkansen bullet-train.

DAY
7

Kyoto → Kansai airport → Seoul

After breakfast, meet local driver at hotel lobby and transfer to Kansai airport by Share ride Van service. Depart to Next destination. (*Airport departure time should be between 11:30-22:00)

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.

DAY
8

Seoul → Jinju → Busan

After breakfast, meet tour 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 visit Igidae Park, the coastal walking path, famous for its panoramic view of Marine city and Gwangan Bridge. 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 & Jinju Bibimbap
Busan Dinner: Korean style BBQ

 

DAY
9

Busan → Ulsan → Gyeongju

After breakfast, head to Ulsan and pass through the world's largest single automobile plant. Visit Daewangam Park, littered with rocks carved into interesting shapes by the wind and ocean. Next, explore Bulguksa Temple, the representative relic designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in Gyeongju. And then visit Gyeongju National Museum and Daereungwon Tomb Complex. Before you head to Chomseongdae Observatory, choose your preferred Hanbok, Korean National Costume and make a special memory wearing Hanbok with your companions. 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

DAY
10

Gyeongju → Andong → Wonju → Pyeongchang

After breakfast, transfer to from Gyeongju to Andong and visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Then, transfer to Wonju and visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. Then, transfer to Pyeongchang. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. 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 → Gangneung → Yanyang → Seoul

After breakfast, this morning stop by Ski Jump Tower for Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 and then explore Jumunjin Seafood Market, including a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast. For the next stop, transfer to Yangyang for a short hiking at Jujeongol of Mt. Seorak to enjoy the nature.

Transfer to Seoul and drop off service at T-Mark Grand Hotel.
After check in on own, free at leisure.

Yangyang Lunch: Set Menu with Seasoned Wild Vegetables

DAY
12

Full Day Seoul Highlights Tour

After breakfast, meet up with tour guide at hotel lobby. Visit Gwanghwamun Gate, the main gate founded by the first king of the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Next, explore Gyeongbokgung Palace (Changdeokgung Palace on Tuesday), arguably the most beautiful and the grandest of all five palaces and also visit National Folk Museum of Korea. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence. Then you will visit Insadong-gil, which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district, with modern galleries and tea shops and also visit Jogyesa Temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, becoming so in 1936. Afterward, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea"s premier shopping destinations and have a lunch at a local restaurant. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Next, visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, transfer to hotel.

DAY
13

Seoul → Next Destination

After breakfast, local driver will greet you at hotel lobby and transfer to Incheon international airport by private basis. Depart to next destination.

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