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Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan

Japan's Golden Route plus Eastern Korea & Seoul - 12 Days


Day 1 (Wednesday) Arrive in Tokyo


Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, you will be met by our company representative at Customs Exit. Then assist you in boarding an airport limousine bus and transfer to hotel for hotel check in on your own. Spend rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar


Day 2 (Thursday) Full Day Dynamic Tokyo Tour with lunch


After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will enjoy full day Tokyo dynamic tour. Tour guide takes you to visit Tokyo Tower (30min), Tea Ceremony Experience (35min), Japanese-style lunch (50min), Imperial Palace Plaza & Nijubashi Bridge (30min), Sumida River Cruise (40min), Sensiji Temple & Nakamise Shopping Street (45 min), Ginza (drive-by). After tour, we will drop you off Tokyo Station for your night entertaining or return to hotel on your own. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro or similar


Day 3 - Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone


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), Komagatake Ropeway (50min). After tour, we will drop you off your hotel in Hakone. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: ONSEN HOTEL, YUMOTO FUJIYA HOTEL or similar


Day 4 - Hakone - 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 via Shin-Yokohama Station. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, enjoy lunch at a hotel and follows Half Day Nara Afternoon Tour. Tour guide takes you to visit Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple and Great Buddha (60min), Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40min), Nara Nagomikan (20min). After tour, we will drop you off your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel or similar


Day 5 - Full Day Kyoto Highlights Tour with lunch


After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will enjoy full day Kyoto Highlights Tour. Tour guide takes you to visit Nijo Castle (50min), Kinkaku-ji (45min), Kyoto Imperial Palace (40min), Lunch (50min), Heian Jingu Shirine (25min), Sanjusangen-do Temple (30min), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70min). After tour, we will drop you off your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: New Miyako Hotel or similar


Day 6 - Depart to South Korea - Arrive in Seoul


After breakfast and check out, spend your free time till meet our company representative. Then assist you in boarding an airport bus and transfer to Kansai International Airport for your flight to South Korea. Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, you will be met by our company representative at Customs Exit and transferred to hotel by a local driver. After check in, rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 7 - Seoul - Jinju - Busan


After breakfast, meet the guide at hotel lobby. The first stop is Jinjuseong Fortress, historically linked to the Japanese invasion in 1592.After then, transfer to Busan and head to Dongbaekseom Island near Haeundae Beach. Also, visit Centum City Shopping Mall, Korea"s most sought-out shopping destination. After dinner, check in hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Novotel Ambassador Busan or similar


Day 8 - Busan - Ulsan - Gyeongju


After breakfast, visit Ulgi 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. Explore to Gyeongju National Museum, Tumuli Park and Cheomseongdae Observatory. After check in hotel, enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Hilton Gyeongju or similar


Day 9 - Gyeongju - Andong - Wonju - Pyeongchang


After breakfast, visit Andong Hahoe village, home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and well-known for its traditional houses. Next, visit Hanji Theme Park where you can get a chance to experience the Hanji making process. Transfer to Pyeongchang and check in hotel. Lunch and dinner will be served en route at local restaurants. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Local Food

Accommodation: Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort or similar


Day 10 - Pyeongchang - Gangreung - Yangyang - Seoul


After breakfast, visit 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. Drop off service is available at T-Mark Hotel, T-Mark Grand Hotel, Lotte Hotel Seoul and Center Mark Hotel.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 11 - 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. Then pass by Blue house, also called Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence and stop by Gingseng shopping center. After lunch, head to Myeongdong, one of the busiest places in Seoul and among Korea"s premier shopping destinations. Then explore Namsangol Hanok Village (Bukchon Hanok Village or Insadong on Monday) where there are five restored traditional Korean houses and a pavilion, a pond and a time capsule. Lastly, we will visit N Seoul Tower, offering panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Local Food

Dinner: Not included

Accommodation: Center Mark Hotel or similar


Day 12 - Departure


After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till met and transferred to Incheon International Airport by a local driver for your flight to next destination.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Lunch: Not included

Dinner: Not included


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