Japan,South Korea,Nara,Kamakura,Busan

Japan and the best of South Korea

Japan,South Korea,Nara,Kamakura,Busan

Japan and the best of South Korea

Price
$3124
+ flight to Busan and from Tokyo back home
Duration
21 days
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How alike are these two ultra-modern neighboring countries? We will see Busan and Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto, explore islands of Jeju and Naoshima, climb the Hallasan volcano, and enjoy views of the Fuji mountain from the boats. Also, Hiroshima, Kamakura, Kobe, Nara. The answer to the question about similarity will surprise you!

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Busan. We check into a hotel and take a walk in the famous local park, beach and the city center. Busan boasts ultra modern architecture, rich cultural life, parks and beaches.
  • Day 2
    We will visit Gamcheon culture village, ropeway in Geumgang park, a fort and Seokbulsa temple, known for it`s amazing stone carvings.
  • Day 3
    Morning flight to Jeju island. After checking into a hotel we will explore the local parks and visit the only beach waterfall in Asia!
  • Day 4
    We will get acquainted with the culture of Haenyeo - traditional female divers by visiting their museum and watching them work from the beach. Then we will climb the Seongsan Ilchulbong volcano.
  • Day 5
    We hike to the highest point of South Korea - Hallasan volcano 1950 meters above sea level. This hike will take us 6-7 hours.
  • Day 6
    Morning flight to Seoul ( 1 hour) where we will visit Itaewon district known for restaurants and shopping. In the evening we will relax in Korea's largest spa complex Dragon Hill Spa.
  • Day 7
    Free day. Those interested can travel to Korean demilitarized zone - the border between South and North Korea.
  • Day 8
    Flight to Osaka in Japan. We will check into a capsule hotel and explore a five-story samurai castle. We will walk along the Dotonbori area, known for restaurants and cafes and enjoy Japanese cuisine.
  • Day 9
    We go to Kyoto (about 1 hour on the way). We check into a hotel and visit the city's famous temples - Fushimi Inari shrines, the famous Golden Temple of Kinkakuji, Reanji, and the Taizo-in traditional stone garden.
  • Day 10
    Arashiyama Bamboo forest, the mountain with macaques, temples of Tenryuji with a magnificent garden and Otagi Nenbutsuji with thousands of statues of Arhats - we continue to explore the pearls of Kyoto! In the evening we attend a geisha performance with a traditional tea ceremony.
  • Day 11
    In the morning we visit the famous temple of Kiyomizu-dera with a view of Kyoto, then we go to Himeji (40 min by train) to visit the famous White Egret Castle.
  • Day 12
    In the morning we go to Nara (about 2 hours) to feed famous deers in parks. We will also visit Kasuga-taisha shrine, known since the year 768, and the biggest wooden structure in the world - the Buddhist temple of Todai-ji. On the way back, we will stop in the town of Uji, known as the home of Japanese matcha tea.
  • Day 13
    We go to Arima-onsen, one of the most famous villages with hot springs in Japan, and spend the night in the traditional house.
  • Day 14
    In the morning we leave for Hiroshima by bus and train (approximately 2.5 hours on the way). We check into a hotel and explore the memorial Peace Park, located on the territory of the former district of Nakajima, completely destroyed by the atomic bombardment. We take a ferry to the island of Miyajima, famous for its iconic torri, Japanese symbolic gateway, in the water. We will also take the cable car to the top of the mountain and visit a temple.
  • Day 15
    In the morning we take the ferry to the cozy Naoshima Island (3 hours), turned into an art object. Here we get acquainted with modern art in numerous museums and make memorable pictures with original sculptures located throughout the island. Night in the hotel.
  • Day 16
    Ferry and train to Okayama (1 hour), a city known for one of the three most beautiful gardens of Japan - Koraku-en. We will also visit the neighboring town of Kurashiki with picturesque canals and the largest Japanese museum of Western art. Night in the hotel in Okayama.
  • Day 17
    On Shinkansen (high-speed train) we leave for Tokyo (3.5 hours on the way). We check into a hotel and explore different areas of the capital: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku and Asakusa, visit the Meiji Dzinggoo shrine, and the Sensoji temple. In the evening we will enjoy the view of the city from the top of one of one of the skyscrapers.
  • Day 18
    We leave for Kamakura, one of the oldest cities in Japan (1.5 hours on the way). Here we will see one of the symbols of the country - a 13th century bronze statue of the Buddha. We will also visit the famous shinto shrine of Tsurugaoka Hatimangu, built in the 11th century. If we have time, on the way back to Tokyo we'll look into the modern Yokohama to see the famous Port of the Future. Night in Tokyo hotel.
  • Day 19
    Two hours drive from the capital - and we are in the wonderful resort town of Fujikavaguchiko. Here we will ride a retro bus and a cable car, as well as ride boats on the lake, admiring the views of the famous Mount Fuji. We will also visit the museum of traditional houses Iyashi no-sato. Back to Tokyo for the night.
  • Day 20
    Free day in Tokyo.
  • Day 21
    Flight back home.
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Trip code: FVDV
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At a Glance
Buddha Kamakura, Jeju beaches and mountains, Golden Temple, Hiroshima Atomic Dome, Museums and sculptures of Naoshima island, Sake museum, Himeji castle
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Dates Availability
2018
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking
2019
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking
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24 October - 13 November Available for booking $3124 $1380 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
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24 October - 13 November Available for booking $3124 $1380 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 24.10.2018 - 13.11.2018
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Price $3124
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Departures 24.10.2019 - 13.11.2019
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Price $3124
Deposit $1380
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Group size 12 persons.

How alike are these two ultra-modern neighboring countries? We will see Busan and Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto, explore islands of Jeju and Naoshima, climb the Hallasan volcano, and enjoy views of the Fuji mountain from the boats. Also, Hiroshima, Kamakura, Kobe, Nara. The answer to the question about similarity will surprise you!

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of light physical grade. It includes three short flights, and short bus and train rides. We will also walk in national parks and hike up the 1950 meters tall mountaint for 5-7 hours. (It will be possible to change this hike for one of the easier ones in the same area). Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses. All will have wi fi internet. One night will be spent in capsule hotel.

The price of the trip includes:

  • Two domestic flights in Korea;
  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms of hotels and guesthouses;
  • Almost all breakfasts;
  • All transportation, including buses, trains, subway;
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Busan and from Tokyo back home;
  • Flight from Seoul to Osaka (apr. $150);
  • Insurance (mandatory);
  • Entrance tickets to temples, parks and other places of interest ($300);
  • Visa;
  • Food ($20-50 per person per day).
At a Glance
Buddha Kamakura, Jeju beaches and mountains, Golden Temple, Hiroshima Atomic Dome, Museums and sculptures of Naoshima island, Sake museum, Himeji castle
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Dates Availability
2018
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking
2019
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking

How alike are these two ultra-modern neighboring countries? We will see Busan and Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto, explore islands of Jeju and Naoshima, climb the Hallasan volcano, and enjoy views of the Fuji mountain from the boats. Also, Hiroshima, Kamakura, Kobe, Nara. The answer to the question about similarity will surprise you!

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2018
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking
2019
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking

South Korea and Japan are visa free for citizens of most countries.

Citizens of some countries do need visa which should be applied for in the country of residence before the trip.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients.

At a Glance
Buddha Kamakura, Jeju beaches and mountains, Golden Temple, Hiroshima Atomic Dome, Museums and sculptures of Naoshima island, Sake museum, Himeji castle
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2018
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking
2019
24.10 - 13.11 Available for booking