Beautiful Korea and Japan – Travelzoo Special

Featuring:
Osaka, Kyoto, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Seoul, Gangwon-do

Starting From $2,790.00 Land + Air

Duration 12 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Discover the beautiful and famous attractions in Korea and Japan. Filled with mesmerizing sights, fascinating history and enticing cultures, Korea and Japan harmoniously blend their historical past with contemporary culture. Visit historical sites and palaces, experience unique cultures and shop at the shopping meccas of these Eastern Asian countries. In Korea, you can travel through time as you visit the Dae Jang Geum Theme Park that will make you feel like a part of a Korean historical drama. Head to Nami Island, filled with amazing scenery, you can relax, ride a zip wire or eat delicious foods. There are plenty of adventures to experience in Japan as well, as you visit the beloved Mt. Fuji and countless other beautiful sights.

Enjoy your Beautiful Korea and Japan tour today! Beautiful Korea & Japan Tour with Charming Travel Destinations visits Seoul, Gangwon-do, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Shizuoka and Nara. Book with Experts in Asia travel.

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land + Air: LAX departure (email about other departing cities)
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Dae Jang Geum Theme Park
  • Cheongpyeong Dam
  • Nami Island
  • Seoraksan National Park
  • Gwangmyeong Cave
  • Todaiji
  • Kiyozumi-dera
  • Atsuta Jingu
  • Magome Juku
  • Ena-kyo Valley
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Imperial Palace
  • Sensoji
  • Free Leisure Days
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours
*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Home ~ Seoul, Korea
    Depart from your home city to Seoul, Korea
  • Day 2: Seoul
    After arriving at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, a professional English speaking tour guide will be awaiting you at Gate 12 on the 1st floor of the arrival hall of the airport. The tour guide will assist you to take the bus to the hotel at 9am, 12pm, 6pm, and 10pm. (Hotel check-in time is at 2pm)
    Hotels: Bernoui Hotel, Harbor Park Hotel, Ramada Songdo or Similar
  • Day 3: Seoul~ Ganwon-do
    After breakfast, visit The Dae Jang Geum Theme Park, a recreated historical village used as a set for the 2003 hit K-drama “Dae Jang Geum.” The park’s facilities and historical detail will have you feeling like you are traveling through time. Then, head to Namiseom, a half-moon shaped island formed as a result of the Cheongpyeong Dam. The island’s beautiful scenery and perfect harmony of nature and culture allowed it to become the set of another hit K-drama, “The Winter Sonata”. Next, visit the Lake Skywalk to catch a stunning view of nature. Visit Seoraksan National Park, known as one of Korea’s most beautiful mountains. Within your stop to Seoraksan, visit the Sinheungsa Temple, the head temple of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism made around the mid-1st century. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Gangwon-Do ~ Seoul
    After breakfast, visit the Yeongneung Royal Tomb of King Sejong, the 4th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and his wife, Queen Soheon. The tomb is the first joint royal tomb. Then, head to the Gwangmyeong Cave, a huge theme cave park full of unique experiences. Visitors can experience the winery, Aqua World, Gold Falls, a horror experience, underground lake, lighting exhibition and plenty of other fun things. Don’t forget the cave itself is another marvelous sight to discover. (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Seoul ~ Osaka
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Osaka. After arriving to Osaka, transfer to the hotel with the help of the tour guide. (B)
    *Travelers making pre-extension stays or arriving at Osaka International Airport will need to arrange transfers to hotel on their own
  • Day 7: Osaka ~ Nara ~ Kyoto
    After breakfast, enjoy some time visiting the Osaka Castle for a photo stop. Next, you will head out to Nara. In Nara, visit the Todaiji, the world’s largest wooden structure. On the way make a stop at a jewelry shop for some quick Japanese shopping and lunch time. Then, visit Nara Park to have fun with the local deers. After, head to Kyoto to visit the Kiyozumi-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it was founded in 778, its present buildings were constructed in 1633 under Tokugawa Iemitsu's orders. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure.  (B, L)
  • Day 8: Kyoto ~ Magome Juku ~ Shizuoka
    After breakfast, visit the Atsuta Jingu, housing more than 4,000 pieces of treasures. One of the treasures include a sword considered one of the Three Sacred Imperial Treasures. Then, head to the Magome Juku, which maintains the ancient architecture of the Edo era. Lastly, visit Ena-kyo valley to be amazed by nature and the formation of strange rocks on the cliff. Then, enjoy a Kaiseki Cuisine for dinner. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Shizuoka ~ Tokyo
    Today, head to Mt. Fuji 5th Station, located 7,564 ft above sea level, to catch a breathtaking view above the clouds. Next, visit Lake Kawaguchi and Heiwa Park, a Japanese ornamental garden full of horticultural flowers. (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Tokyo
    Enjoy a short trip in Tokyo. Start with a visit to the The Imperial Palace, the royal family residence. Your tour will include a visit to the Nijubashi, the double bridge over the moat. Then visit Senso-ji,a temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. Finally, enjoy shopping in the Nakamise-dori Street before heading to Meiji Jingu, a distinguished shrine surrounded by a forest that isolates it from its urban location. (B, L)
  • Day 11: Tokyo
    Today, enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own. (B)
    Optional Tour: Full Day Kamakura & Yokohama Tour
  • Day 12: Tokyo ~ Home
    After breakfast, take the bus to Tokyo Haneda/ Narita Airport on own expense for your departure flight. (B)

*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.

 

  • Benikea Premier Hotel Bernoui – Seoul, Korea
    229, Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Guro-Gu, 08267 Seoul, South Korea

    The Benikea Premier Hotel Bernoui is a new hotel opened on December 24th, 2014. It is a large scale hotel recognized as Premier, 
    the top grade of Benikea brand, a brand managed by the Korea Tourism Organization.
    The entire rooms of the Hotel Bernoui are in ondol (Korean floor heating system) structure, pursuing a home-like comfort for guests. 

    The Hotel Bernoui offers the best location for trip around Korea as it is adjacent to Gimpo and Incheon International Airport. It adjoins Gocheok Sky Dome where a number of baseball games and cultural performances take place and is contiguous to Guro and Gasan Digital Complex, the centers of IT Valley. It takes about 5 minutes on foot from Exit 3 of Oryudong Subway Station line number 1 to the Hotel.

    Check In Time:      2:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: http://www.hotelbernoui.com/en/

     

  • Kensington Star Hotel – Seorak, Korea *
    998, Seoraksan-ro Sokcho

    Situated near the airport, in Sokcho, this romantic hotel is close to Seorak Cable Car, Gwongeumseong Fortress, and Sinheungsa Temple. Local attractions also include Seoraksan National Park and Biseondae Rocks.

    This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour business center, and a conference center are onsite.

    All 108 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with first-run movies, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.kensington.co.kr

  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel – Osaka, Japan *
    6-1-55 Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku

    Set above Kintetsu Station and connected to a department store, this Tennoji-area hotel is 50 meters (50 yards) from a metro station and 1 km (less than a mile) from Shitenno-ji, one of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples.

    The hotel's top-floor restaurant serves up panoramic city views and buffets of up to 130 items for lunch, dinner, and dessert; 10 other restaurants and lounges are located throughout the hotel.

    Each of the 579 guestrooms is outfitted with cable TV, plus traditional touches such as deep soaking tubs, slippers, and complimentary green tea.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/

  • Otsu Prince Hotel – Biwako, Japan *
    4-7-7, Nionohama, Otsu

    On the southern shore of Lake Biwa, this contemporary 530-room hotel adjoins the Convention Hall Ohmi. The property is 1 km (under 1 mile) from Biwako Hall, and 3 km (2 mi) from Otsu Station.

    At Otsu Prince Hotel, the Sky Lounge features views of Lake Biwa from the 38th floor. The hotel provides Japanese, Chinese, and French restaurants, a Western buffet restaurant, and barbecues by the outdoor pool.

    Guestrooms at Otsu Prince Hotel offer flat-screen cable TVs with premium channels and pay movies. Free WiFi and refrigerators are provided, too.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:  www.princehotels.com/

  • Hamanako Royal Hotel – Shizuoka, Japan *
    4396-1 Yamazaki, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi

    Situated in Hamamatsu, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ulotto Museum, Maisaka-shuku Waki-Honjin, and Hamanako Garden Park. Arai Beach and Ogaji Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a nightclub. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, outdoor tennis courts, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 369 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and phones. Limited housekeeping is available.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:                  www.daiwaresort.jp/

  • East 21 Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan *
    6-3-3, Toyo, Koto-ku,Tokyo, 135-0016

    Located in the center of Tokyo, Hotel East 21 Tokyo is a luxury hotel not only offers the top Japanese hospitality but also modern amenities. At the heart of Tokyo, East 21 Tokyo is within easy access of all the major Tokyo attractions. The hotel has 404 elegant rooms and suites. The hotel provides an extensive choice of restaurants offering Chinese, Japanese, and continental cuisine, specially prepared with the freshest seasonal produce. Guests can also relax at the hotel's Lobby Lounge or enjoy cocktails at the Elephant, the hotel's in-house bar. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's membership Health Club for a small fee and benefit from the fully equipped gym, indoor pool, and sauna. 

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am 
    Website: https://www.hotel-east21.co.jp

  • Hotel Conditions
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

    *All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

    *All rooms are based on standard Run of House and room type cannot be guaranteed

    *Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

    *For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:
    In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. Air rates are based on LAX departure only. For other airport departures, please contact us. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
No visa is required for U.S. passport holders

Email us at [email protected] for Air Rates

*All Hotels are subject to change until final confirmation

*Final confirmation will be provided 1 week prior to the departure date

*For travelers with their own pre or post tour arrangements:

In the event of any hotel changes, transportation to the confirmed hotel must be arranged on your own expense

*If minimum group size is not met, the tour will be a bilingual speaking tour with an English/Chinese speaking guide.
  • Just booked this tour for November for my family of 4, can someone let me know if I can add more days. i want to stay longer in Seoul and maybe do 2 days in Busan. - Kathleen Moore

  • Just came back from my trip and I loved my vacation and the tour guides were great in each country. I was recommended by a co worker who used them for her honeymoon and I’m sure I’ll used them again for my next year’s vacation. I love everything Asian so I’m already planning next year vacation in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore with this same company. – Iveth R. - Iveth R

  • I have just returned from my tour of Japan & South Korea on 3/26/17. I just wanted to pass along that it was superb. The guides were excellent, it was fantastically organised. Congratulations to your company. I have many friends now interested in going and myself again. Again thank you it was fantastic. - Lyn Crombie

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