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.

 

  • Ramada Songdo – Seoul, Korea* or similar
    29, Neungheodae-ro 267beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Yeonsu-gu, 21944 Incheon, South Korea

    Relax and refresh yourself at our Ramada Songdo Hotel as you explore the third-largest metropolis in South Korea. Located in the financial heart of the city, our Incheon hotel near Jayu Park offers you world-class accommodations and easy access to the area's top attractions.


    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com

  • Hanwha-Seorak Resort – Sokcho, Korea * or similar
    111, Misiryeong-ro 2983beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

    Relax and refresh yourself with the breathtaking views that Hanwha-Seorak Resort has to offer. In addition to the view of Seoraksan Mountain and Donghae, the resort offers spa and golfing, where guests can relax and enjoy their trip. Some key amenities offered are: TV, Fridge, A/C, Laundry services, dryer, and kitchen facilities. 

    Check-In Time:      12:00pm (Peak season 3:00pm)
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm (Peak season 11:00am)

    Website: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr

  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel – Osaka, Japan * or similar
    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 * or similar
    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 * or similar
    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/

  • Tokyo Prince Hotel – Tokyo, Japan* or similar
    3 Chome-3-1 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-8560

    Enjoying views of the Tokyo Tower, which is just a 3 minute walk away, Tokyo Prince Hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and an on-site shopping arcade. Air-conditioned rooms come furnished with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

    Tokyo Prince Hotel is a short one minute walk from Onarimon subway station. Daimon Station and JR Hamamatsucho Station are less than a 10 minute walk away. It is a 5 minute drive from Roppongi.

    Featuring large windows and modern decor, the spacious rooms all feature an electric teakettle and a personal safe. Private bathrooms come stocked with a hairdryer and toiletries.

    Guests can spend afternoons singing karaoke at Petrea Karaoke Room, or visit Yamano Beauty Wellness Trinity Spa for a massage. The hotel also provides car rentals, a flower shop and a convenience store.

    Restaurant Porto serves Western dishes, while Shimizu Japanese Restaurant offers sushi and hot tempura. Other dining options include Marronnier Chinese Restaurant and Garden Islands Beer Restaurant. Drinks are available at Windsor Main Bar and Pikake Tea Salon. 

    Minato is a great choice for travelers interested in cleanlinessfriendly locals and culture.

    Hotel Website - http://www.princehotels.com/tokyo/ 

  • 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

Arrival Land Land+Air Availability

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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