28 Day Discover South Korea & Japan (Flights Included)

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Seoul and finishing in Osaka

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Overview
Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 28 Days
From: Seoul to Osaka
Tour Code: BUN41885
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Visits: Japan, South Korea
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1
Depart Australia
2
Arrive In Seoul
Welcome to Seoul, the capital of South Korea and a beautiful juxtaposition of modern and traditional. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
3
Seoul
Stepping back in time, we visit the Korean Folk Village to gain an insight into life during the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy a traditional Korean archery experience. After some free time for lunch along famous Insadong Street, we'll visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a collection of museums and historical sites. Later this afternoon we visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck. (B)
4
Seoul - Mt Seorak
This morning we travel to Nami Island, a tiny half-moon-shaped island, famous for its stunning scenery and grassy fields where the wildlife welcomes visitors. We'll then continue to Sokcho. (B)
5
Mt. Seorak
This afternoon we'll visit Sinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. (B) Special Experiences: Spend a full day exploring stunning Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car, enjoying the beautiful vistas.
6
Mt Seorak - Jeonju
Departing Mt Seorak, we continue to Jeonju via Pyeongchang, where we visit Naksansa Temple. This afternoon we'll arrive in Jeonju and visit the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village. (B)
7
Jeonju - Muju
We continue towards Muju, visiting beautiful Mount Maisan and the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way. (B) Special Experiences: Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, a very important part of the Korean way of life. Try the unique assortment of facilities and treatments, including 'bubble sense therapy' and 'sound floating'.
8
Muju - Gyeongju
This afternoon we'll travel to Mt Gayasan and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures. (B) Special Experiences: This afternoon we'll travel to Mt Gayasan and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures.
9
Gyeongju - Busan
In the afternoon we'll explore Chomsungdae Observatory. (B) Special Experiences: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto this morning, where we'll experience a traditional tea ceremony with monks. Bulguksa Temple also contains seven of the National Treasures of South Korea, including two pagodas and statues of Buddha.
10
Busan
We begin our sightseeing of Busan at scenic Igidae Park, where we'll wander along the trails and admire the rugged natural scenery. We'll also visit the Oryukdo Skywalk, a glass bridge stretching over the ocean. Our next stop is the UN Memorial Cemetery. This afternoon we'll visit the local markets and have some free time to explore. (B/L)
11
Busan - Seoul
This morning we board the high-speed train to Seoul. In the afternoon we'll step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea's national dish - the spicy-sour side dish, kimchi. We'll also get a chance to try on the hanbok (traditional Korean dress). (B) Special Experiences: Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show, and a very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
12
Seoul
Today we visit the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) separating North and South Korea. Take a peek into North Korea from the Dora Observatory, Dorasan Station, Freedom Bridge and Third Infiltration Tunnel. Tonight we'll enjoy a group dinner, accompanied by a traditional Korean performance. (B/D)
13
Seoul - Tokyo
We fly to Tokyo, Japan's dazzling capital. Formally known as Edo, a small local fishing village, the Tokyo of today is a vibrant metropolis known for its advanced technology and diverse fashion sense, intermingled with the traditions of Japanese culture. (B)
14
Tokyo
Begin the day at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world's largest wholesale markets. We'll then learn the age-old culinary art of making sushi. This afternoon we'll stroll through the shopping district of Ginza on our way to dinner. (B/L/D) Special Experiences: Admire the city lights on a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay in a typical Japanese-style houseboat from the Heian Era, known as a yakatabune.
15
Tokyo
Today our sightseeing includes the Edo Tokyo Museum, Asakusa Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping arcade. Early this evening we'll experience the neon lights of the bustling Shinjuku District. (B/L) Special Experiences: Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration over a traditional chanko nabe (hot pot) lunch.
16
Tokyo - Hakone
We begin our morning with a stroll through the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. We'll then travel to Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes. For the next two nights we stay in an authentic ryokan guesthouse. We'll have the chance to bathe in natural onsen and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner. (B/D) Special Experiences: Visit a former farming village, Iyashi no Sato Nenba, recently reconstructed as a museum after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966.
17
Mt Fuji
A highlight of any trip to Japan is a visit to majestic and iconic Mt Fuji! We stop at the fifth station (weather permitting) to take in the stunning views of the surrounding area. Later we'll ride the Komagatake Ropeway to enjoy magnificent vistas. (B/D)
18
Hakone - Takayama
We travel by rail to the historic town of Takayama and explore the narrow, traditional streets on foot. We visit the Takayama Jinya, a former government outpost established to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Shogunate. (B)
19
Takayama
We wander through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago with its famous gasshō-zukuri (‘like hands in prayer') thatched roofs, designed to withstand the massive snowfalls of winter. This afternoon we discover the traditional art of Japanese rice paper-making in Gokayama. Rice paper, or Washi, is commonly used in the traditional paper-folding art of Origami, practiced in Japan since the early 1600s. (B/L)
20
Takayama - Hiroshima
Early this morning we'll visit a local market before continuing our rail journey to Hiroshima, via Nagoya. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this naturally beautiful city. Hiroshima is a city with great historical significance, forever remembered as the site of impact from the world's first atomic-bomb, where so much devastation occurred. (B)
21
Hiroshima
We cruise out to tranquil Miyajima Island and see the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate. This afternoon we'll visit the Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum. (B) Special Experiences: We'll experience the art of shakushi (Miyajima rice scoop) making.
22
Hiroshima - Kyoto
Travelling by bullet train, we make our way to historic Kyoto, Japan's cultural capital. Here we visit the stunning Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). The temple's top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and the pavilion is set amongst beautiful gardens. (B)
23
Kyoto
We explore the incredible orange torii gates that make up Kyoto's famous Fushimi Inari shrine. The magical path consists of more than 5,000 gates that wind through the hills at the base of Inari mountain. (B)
24
Kyoto
Today we discover the art behind Japan's unique crafts and culinary delights! (B) Special Experiences: Enjoy a variety of local activities including sake brewing & tasting, and a chance to dress in a kimono. Then witness a traditional dance performance by Maiko (Geiko^ apprentices. Geiko is the term for Geisha in Kyoto).
25
Kyoto - Mt Hiei - Osaka
We experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before visiting Enryaku-ji Temple on the sacred mountain of Mt Hiei. Here we'll enjoy a traditional Buddhist lunch. This afternoon we make our way to Osaka, stopping at the Umeda Sky Building for scenic views. (B/L)
26
Osaka
This morning we visit Himeji Castle. Japan's largest and most-visited castle, it is regarded as the finest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture. We'll then venture into Osaka's Dōtonbori District in the early evening to take in its famous lights. Tonight we'll enjoy a Japanese-style group farewell dinner. (B/D)
27
Depart Osaka
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
28
Arrive In Australia
1
Depart Australia
2
Arrive In Seoul
Welcome to buzzing Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
3
Seoul
We visit the Korean Folk Village to learn about life during the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy a natural colour dyeing experience. Later we visit Gyeongbokgung Palace before admiring the views from the iconic N Seoul Tower. (B)
4
Seoul - Mt Seorak
This morning we travel to Nami Island, famous for its stunning scenery and friendly wildlife. We'll then continue to Sokcho. (B)
5
Mt. Seorak
Special Experiences: Spend a full day exploring stunning Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car, which offers breathtaking views. We visit Sinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. (B)
6
Mt Seorak - Jeonju
We visit Naksansa Temple before stopping at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium en route to visiting Jeonju's Bukchon Hanok Village. (B)
7
Jeonju - Muju
Visit beautiful Mount Maisan and the Buddhist Tapsa Temple on the way to Muju. This temple complex is constructed entirely from stones, making for a very impressive sight. (B)  Special Experiences: Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, an important part of the Korean way of life. Try the unique assortment of facilities and treatments, including ‘sound floating'.
8
Muju - Gyeongju
Special Experiences: Learn all about Korea's traditional martial art, taekwondo, and witness an amazing demonstration.We travel to Mt Gayasan and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of engraved Buddhist scriptures. (B)
9
Gyeongju - Busan
Special Experiences: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, which contains seven of the country's National Treasures.In the afternoon we'll explore the centuries-old Chomsungdae Observatory. (B)
10
Busan
We begin our sightseeing of Busan at scenic Igidae Park to admire the rugged natural scenery. We'll also visit the Oryukdo Skywalk and the UN Memorial Cemetery. (B/L)
11
Busan - Seoul
After making our way to Seoul by high-speed train we'll step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea's national dish, kimchi. We'll also get a chance to try on the hanbok. (B)  Special Experiences: Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show, and a very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
12
Seoul
Today we visit the Demilitarised Zone separating North and South Korea. Tonight we farewell South Korea with a group dinner and traditional Korean performance. (B/D)
13
Seoul - Tokyo
We fly to Tokyo, Japan's dazzling capital! (B)
14
Tokyo
Begin the day at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world's largest wholesale markets. We'll then learn the age-old culinary art of making sushi. Later we'll stroll through the shopping district of Ginza. (B/L/D)  Special Experiences: Admire the city lights on a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay in a typical Japanese-style houseboat from the Heian Era, known as a yakatabune.
15
Tokyo
An exciting day exploring one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan cities. Highlights include Asakusa Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping arcade.  Special Experiences: Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration over a traditional Chanko-Nabe lunch.Early this evening we'll experience the neon lights and hustle and bustle of Shibuya, including the famous Shibuya intersection - the busiest in the world! (B/L)
16
Tokyo - Hakone
We begin our morning with a stroll through the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. We'll then travel to Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes We'll also visit a former farming village, Iyashi no Sato Nenba, recently reconstructed as a museum after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966. For the next two nights we stay in an authentic ryokan guesthouse. We'll have the chance to bathe in natural onsen and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner. (B/D)
17
Mt Fuji
This morning we'll enjoy great views of Mt Fuji from Lake Ashi before riding the Hakone Ropeway to enjoy magnificent vistas. (B/D)
18
Hakone - Takayama
We travel by rail to the historic town of Takayama and explore on foot. (B)
19
Takayama
We wander through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago with its famous hatched roofs. This afternoon we discover the traditional art of Japanese rice paper-making in Gokayama. (B/L)
20
Takayama - Hiroshima
Today we continue our bullet-train journey to Hiroshima, via Nagoya. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city. (B)
21
Hiroshima
We cruise out to tranquil Miyajima Island and see the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate. This afternoon we'll visit the Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum, commemorating the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. (B)
22
Hiroshima - Kyoto
We make our way to historic Kyoto by bullet train. Here we visit the stunning Kinkaku-ji. (B)
23
Kyoto
Today we explore Kyoto's famous Fushimi Inari shrine with path consisting of more than 5,000 gates that wind through the hills at the base of Inari mountain. (B)
24
Kyoto
Today we discover the art behind Japan's unique crafts and culinary delights! (B)  Special Experiences: Enjoy a variety of local activities including sake brewing and tasting, and a chance to dress in a kimono. Then witness a traditional dance performance by Maiko.^Geiko is the term for Geisha in Kyoto
25
Kyoto - Mt Hiei - Osaka
We experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before touring the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tenryu-ji Temple to enjoy a customary Buddhist lunch. We'll also explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest before we make our way to Osaka. (B/L)
26
Osaka
This morning we'll visit the beautiful Himeji Castle and explore the castle grounds. Later we'll enjoy scenic views from the Umeda Sky Building. Enjoy a Japanese-style group farewell dinner this evening. (B/D)
27
Depart Osaka
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
28
Arrive In Australia
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.
Bunnik Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Asia. Taxes included
  • Economy class flight within Asia
  • 1 rail journey in South Korea
  • 4 rail journeys in Japan
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour (if using group tour flights)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $110pp prepaid (Korea Only). Tipping in Japan is not expected, however this is at your discretion 
Accommodation
  • 23 nights in good quality hotels (3-5 star)
  • 2 nights in a traditional ryokan guesthouse including a typical Japanese onsen (hot springs) bath followed by a Japanese dinner party while dressed in traditional yukatas
  • 25 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout South Korea and Japan
Journey Highlights
  • Visit a Korean Folk Village in Seoul including participating in a Korean traditional archery experience.
  • Explore Insadong Street and its multitude of alleys with tea shops, cafes and galleries.
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395.
  • Visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck for beautiful views over Seoul.
  • Visit Nami Island, famous for its tree lined roads and grassy fields.
  • Spend time exploring stunning Mt Seorak, including Sogongwon Park, and witness breathtaking views from Gwongummseong Fortress.
  • Visit Shinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest zen tmple in the world.
  • Delve into the Buddhist Culture on a visit to Naksansa Temple in Pyeongchang.
  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses.
  • Drive to beautiful Mt Maisan and visit the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way.
  • Experience true Korean culture and try the unique therapies and treatments at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa.
  • Tour the new Muju Taekwondowon Centre and witness an amazing demonstration of this traditional Korean martial art.
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple on Mt. Gayasan, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures.
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony with monks at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto.
  • Visit the famous Kukje Market, steeped in history and established in 1950.
  • Wander through the Jahalchi Fish Market, South Korea's biggest fish market.
  • Explore scenic Igidae Park and the Oryukdo Skywalk - a glass bridge stretching out over the ocean.
  • Pay tribute to the UN soldiers and aids killed during the Korean War 1950-1953, during a sobering stop at the UN Memorial Cemetery.
  • Travel to Seoul from Busan via bullet train.
  • Learn the art of making Kimchi, Korea's national dish, and try on a hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
  • Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show and popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
  • Visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, including Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.
  • Take an early morning tour of the famous Tsukji Fish Market and enjoy a sushi-making experience including lunch.
  • Take a stroll through the famous Ginza shopping district.
  • Admire the bright lights of Tokyo from a yakatabune dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay (for departures from April 2018) 
  • Witness a sumo demonstration and enjoy a typical sumo meal.
  • City tour of Tokyo including Edo Tokyo Museum, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade, Sumo Museum and a stop at the Shibuya Intersection - Tokyo's busiest intersection.
  • Stroll through Hamarikyu Garden, a typical feudal lord garden from the Edo Period.
  • Visit a former farming village, reconstructed 40 years after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 (for departures from April 2018) .
  • Travel to Mt Fuji's fifth station (weather permitting) to take in the magnificent views of the surrounding area.
  • Spend 2 nights in a traditional Ryokan.
  • Enjoy a gondola ride and the amazing 360 degree view of the volcanic Hakone mountains.
  • Take in the sights of old historic Takayama on foot including the Takayama Jinya, a beautiful traditional Japanese building, and visit the morning markets.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago, famous for its old gassho-zukuri thatched roof farmhouses. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer" as the farmhouses steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks in prayer. Enjoy a traditional Japanese fish lunch
  • Visit scenic Miyajima Island, located 30 minutes from Hiroshima and classified as a sacred island, to see the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine which stands in the ocean during high tide.
  • Experience the art of Shakushi (Miyajima Rice Scoop) making, dating back to the 1700s. (for departures from April 2018 only)
  • Tour the Hiroshima Peace Park, built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb. Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the city's only remaining bomb-damaged building, and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum (by audio tour).
  • Tour the temples of Kyoto, Japan's former capital and very much the cultural heart of the country. Our tour includes the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion) and Fushima Inari Shrine. (for departures from April 2018)
  • Tour the temples of Kyoto, Japan's former capital and very much the cultural heart of the country. Our tour includes the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion), Nara's Todaji Temple (Great Eastern Temple) and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple (Pure Water Temple) (for departures up until April 2018)
  • Learn more about traditional Japanese crafts such as sake brewing and tasting, and watch a Maiko dance performance.
  • Visit the Buddhist sanctuary at Mt Hiei, founded in 788 AD, one of Japan's most important cultural, religious and artistic centres. Enjoy a tea ceremony.
  • Visit the Umeda Sky Building (floating garden) for scenic view of central Osaka.
  • Visit Himeji Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of prototypical Japanese castle architecture.
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
Journey Highlights
  • Visit a Korean Folk Village in Seoul including participating in a Korean traditional archery experience.
  • Explore Insadong Street and its multitude of alleys with tea shops, cafes and galleries.
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty built in 1395.
  • Visit the iconic N Seoul Tower's observation deck for beautiful views over Seoul.
  • Visit Nami Island, famous for its tree lined roads and grassy fields.
  • Spend time exploring stunning Mt Seorak, including Sogongwon Park, and witness breathtaking views from Gwongummseong Fortress.
  • Visit Shinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest zen temple in the world.
  • Drive through Pyeongchang Olympic Site
  • Delve into the Buddhist Culture on a visit to Naksansa Temple in Pyeongchang.
  • Stroll through a Hanok Village with its traditional 'Hanok' houses.
  • Drive to beautiful Mt Maisan and visit the Buddhist Tapsa Temple along the way.
  • Experience true Korean culture and try the unique therapies and treatments at Jinan Red Ginseng Spa.
  • Tour the new Muju Taekwondowon Centre and witness an amazing demonstration of this traditional Korean martial art.
  • Visit the Haeinsa Temple on Mt. Gayasan, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of Buddhist scriptures.
  • Enjoy a tea ceremony with monks at Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto.
  • Visit the famous Kukje Market, steeped in history and established in 1950.
  • Wander through the Jahalchi Fish Market, South Korea's biggest fish market.
  • Explore scenic Igidae Park and the Oryukdo Skywalk - a glass bridge stretching out over the ocean.
  • Pay tribute to the UN soldiers and aids killed during the Korean War 1950-1953, during a sobering stop at the UN Memorial Cemetery.
  • Travel to Seoul from Busan via bullet train.
  • Learn the art of making Kimchi, Korea's national dish, and try on a hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
  • Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show and popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
  • Visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, including Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel.
  • Take an early morning tour of the famous Tsukji Fish Market and enjoy a sushi-making experience including lunch
  • Take a stroll through the famous Ginza shopping district
  • Admire the bright lights of Tokyo from a yakatabune dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay 
  • Witness a sumo demonstration and enjoy a typical sumo meal
  • City tour of Tokyo including Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nakamise shopping arcade and a stop at the Shibuya Intersection - Tokyo's busiest intersection 
  • Stroll through Hamarikyu Garden, a typical feudal lord garden from the Edo Period
  • Visit a former farming village, reconstructed 40 years after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966 
  • Travel to Mt Fuji and enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Spend 2 nights in a traditional Ryokan
  • Enjoy a gondola ride and the amazing 360 degree view of the volcanic Hakone mountains
  • Take in the sights of old historic Takayama on foot including the Takayama Jinya, a beautiful traditional Japanese building, and visit the morning markets
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago, famous for its old gassho-zukuri thatched roof farmhouses. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer" as the farmhouses steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks in prayer. Enjoy a traditional Japanese fish lunch
  • Visit scenic Miyajima Island, located 30 minutes from Hiroshima and classified as a sacred island, to see the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine which stands in the ocean during high tide.
  • Experience the art of Shakushi (Miyajima Rice Scoop) making, dating back to the 1700s.
  • Tour the Hiroshima Peace Park, built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb. Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, the city's only remaining bomb-damaged building, and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum (by audio tour).
  • Tour the temples of Kyoto, Japan's former capital and very much the cultural heart of the country. Our tour includes the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion) and Fushima Inari Shrine. 
  • Learn more about traditional Japanese crafts such as sake brewing and tasting, and watch a Maiko dance performance.
  • Enjoy a Buddhist lunch at Shigetsu (Tenryuiji Temple)
  • Stroll through the Bamboo forest and see the Togetsukyo Bridge
  • Visit the Umeda Sky Building (floating garden) for scenic view of central Osaka.
  • Visit Himeji Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of prototypical Japanese castle architecture.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Asia. Taxes included
  • 1 economy-class flight within Asia
  • 1 rail journey in South Korea
  • 4 rail journeys in Japan
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour (if using group tour flights)
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $120pp pre-paid (Korea Only). Tipping is not part of the Japanese culture, so tips are not expected
Accommodation & Meals
  • 23 nights in good quality hotels (3-5 star)
  • 2 nights in a traditional ryokan guesthouse including a typical Japanese onsen (hot springs) bath followed by a Japanese dinner while dressed in traditional yukatas
  • 25 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout South Korea
  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout Japan
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
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Saturday
19 Oct 2019
Friday
15 Nov 2019

19,945

per person

391

solo traveller

19,554

solo traveller

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Saturday
26 Oct 2019
Friday
22 Nov 2019

19,945

per person

391

solo traveller

19,554

solo traveller

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Saturday
07 Mar 2020
Friday
03 Apr 2020

19,945

per person

391

solo traveller

19,554

solo traveller

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Wednesday
11 Mar 2020
Tuesday
07 Apr 2020

20,045

per person

393

solo traveller

19,652

solo traveller

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Wednesday
18 Mar 2020
Tuesday
14 Apr 2020

20,045

per person

393

solo traveller

19,652

solo traveller

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Wednesday
25 Mar 2020
Tuesday
21 Apr 2020

20,045

per person

393

solo traveller

19,652

solo traveller

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