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AKL203Essential Tokyo & Seoul 9 Days

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DURATION

9 Day 8 Night

VISITING

Tokyo, Seoul

OVERVIEW

Essential Tokyo and Seoul 9 days is specialized with most popular itinerary which covers the major and massive capitial cities in South Korea and Japan. You may also like the following places so you could add on a optional activities to visit Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Nikko area, historic Kyoto as well as Osaka in Japan. Plus the most unique DMZ tour, Gangnam area, Suwon Fortress as well as Gyeongju and Busan in South Korea. This package is taking you to all the hidden treasures and will give you a deep insight of the culture and rich history of two countries.



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$ 1,450

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  • 8-night accommodation in the 4-Star hotels with breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfers specified in the itinerary
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fees to sites listed in 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 expenses throughout the tour
    Gratuities (optional, not required)
    Single supplement charge: $550
* 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.
* Single supplement charge is for a single traveler or any odd number requesting single room occupancy.
* High Season surcharge and additional weekday price may apply depends on your travel date. Please double check your final price with your agent.
* Some blackout dates may apply without notice. We will let you know the possibility at the time of booking.
* 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

Arrive in Tokyo

Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will assist you to board an airport limousine bus and then transfer to your hotel on your own. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

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

Free day in Tokyo

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities in Tokyo.

[Optional Tour - Full-Day Mt. Fuji & Hakone 1 Day with Lunch]
A: Return by Motorcoach: $154 / person
B: Return by Shinkansen bullet train (No drop off service): $187 / person

After breakfast, you will start your excursion to Mt. Fuji and Hakone with a pickup from your hotel. Then you will proceed to Mt. Fuji and enjoy scenery of rural Japan driving along to Mt, Fuji. It is the highest mountain and the most famous mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji is 3,776 meters above sea level, and is located more or less in the center of Japan, stretching over Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries. First visit is Mt. Fuji 5 Station and have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, then you will ride the Hakone ropeway to the peak of Mt. Komagatake and take in the view. Afterwards, take a bus to Kojiri and board the Lake Ashi cruise to Hakone-en. After the tour, depart Hakone and return back to your hotel in Tokyo by bus. The rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

DAY
4

Free day in Tokyo


After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities in Tokyo.

DAY
5

Depart to South Korea → Arrive in Seoul

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till meet our representative at hotel lobby and transferred to Narita International Airport by an airport limousine bus on your own for your flight to South Korea. Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will assist you to board an airport limousine bus and then transfer to your hotel on your own. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
6

Full-Day Seoul Highlights Tour with lunch

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 The 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 explore Insadong-gil Street, 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 district, 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
7

Free day in Seoul

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities in Seoul.

[Optional Tour - Full-Day DMZ & 3rd Infiltration 1 Day with Lunch: $60 / person]

After breakfast, you will meet tour guide at your hotel lobby between 7:30am-8:30am. The first stop will be Imjingak Peace Park, which established in 1972 to remind the Korean War and wish for peace in entire Korea. Next, visit The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, discovered on Oct.17, 1978 and located 52km from Seoul. Then, Dorasan Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible and so is the highlights of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains. Then stop by Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line and Unification Village. After the tour, enjoy the Lunch at local restaurant and return back to your hotel around 15:00pm-15:30pm.

DAY
8

Free day in Seoul

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities in Seoul.

DAY
9

Depart to next destination

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till transferred to Incheon International Airport by an airport limousine bus on your own for your flight to next destination.

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