11 Days: Splendors of Japan with Korea

11 Days: Splendors of Japan with Korea

Osaka | Kyoto | Nara | Hiroshima | Numazu/Shizouka | Tokyo | Seoul
Description

This 11-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across China. We begin our journey in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

2 nts at Tokyu Rei or similar in Osaka.
1 nt at Oriental / Grand Prince or similar in Hiroshima.
1 nt at Numazu Castle / River Side / Cocochee or similar in Numazu.
2 nts at Tobu Levant / Shinagawa Prince / Tokyo East 21 / Grand Palace / Sun Shine City Prince or similar in Tokyo.
4 nts at Intercity or similar in Seoul.

Meals

  • Enjoy American Buffet Breakfast Everyday Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Eggs, Fruits, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice
  • Enjoy Indian/Local/Packed Lunches and Dinners at Restaurants in Japan & Korea.
Itinerary
Day 1: KANSAI/HANEDA, OSAKA, JAPAN (D)

On arrival at the Kansai/Haneda Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm). The rest of the evening is free to enjoy the mega metropolis of Osaka on your own. Overnight in Osaka.

Day 2: KYOTO & NARA (B, L, D)

Today in the morning we proceed to the Deer park. The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered messengers of the gods in Shinto, Nara’s deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated a National Treasure. Later we visit the Todaiji Temple in Nara. The best known relic at Todaiji Temple is its Daibutsu, a colossal statue of the world’s largest gilded bronze Buddha, 15 meters in height. We get a photo stop at the Kyoto Imperial Palace which is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. Later we visit the Kinkauji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple. The heart of the temple complex is the Golden Pavilion (kinka-ku), situated picturesquely in its garden at the edge of a lake. We also get an opportunity to experience the culture of Japan with the Tea Ceremony, get an opportunity to see how tea is made in Japan and also a chance to taste the same in their traditional way. Overnight in Osaka.

Day 3: OSAKA – HIROSHIMA (B, L, D)

Today, we check out of the hotel and see the famous Osaka Castle. Osaka Castle was rebuilt by Tokugawa Hidetada in the 1620s, but its main castle tower was struck by lightening in 1665 and burnt down. Once we arrive in Hiroshima we see the Hiroshima Peace Memorial & the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) which is a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded.We also visit the Atomic Dome Museum. Overnight in Hiroshima.

Day 4: HIROSHIMA – NUMAZU (B, L, D)

Today, we check out of the hotel and visit the Miyajima Island and visit the Itsukushima Shrine.The centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima is the source of both the island’s fame and its name. Formally named Itsukushima, the island is more popularly known as “Miyajima”, literally “shrine island” in Japanese, thanks to its star attraction. The shrine is known worldwide for its iconic “floating” torii gate. Later we drive to the train station to board Shinkansen – The Bullet train. Experience a thrilling ride on the Bullet Train, the fastest train in the world. Overnight in Numazu/Shizouka.

Day 5: NUMAZU – TOKYO (B, L, D)

Today, we check out of the hotel and proceed to the Hakone National Park and take a cruise on Lake Ashi, enjoy the enchanting cruise as well as the picturesque and unforgettable surroundings of Lake Ashi. Later we board the Owakudani Ropeway , The Ropeway journey which nestles on the shore of Lake Ashi, allows visitors to take in such spectacular views as the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi, the rising volcanic fumes of Owakudani and the grandeur of Mount Fuji. See Mt. Fuji towering to a height of 3,776 metres. It is the tallest mountain of Japan and its most distinguishing physical landmark. We take you on an exciting excursion to the 3rd station of Mt. Fuji (subject to weather conditions). Overnight in Tokyo.

Day 6: TOKYO (B, L, D)

Today, we proceed on a guided city tour of Tokyo. Get an opportunity to enjoy the Kimono Experience by actually wearing a Kimono “Traditional Japanese Dress”, We later get time to spend time in the area close to the popular Sensoji Temple. We later proceed for a visit of the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Tokyo Skytee is a television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. With a height of 634 meters, it is the tallest structure in Japan and the second tallest in the world at the time of its completion. We later visit the Toyota Mega Web in Odaiba ,Toyota’s proclaimed car theme Park, Toyota Mega Web comprises of six exhibits such as the History Garage, Universal Design Showcase, Toyota City Showcase, Ride One and the Kids Hybrid Ride One. Overnight at in Tokyo.

Day 7: TOKYO – SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (B, D)

Today we depart by flight to Incheon. Welcome to South Korea! The hub of the great brands like Samsung,LG,Hyundai and famous for its entertainment industry. The name “Korea,” used by English speakers today, appears to have derived during the time of the Silk Road when the dynasty in Korea called itself Goryeo. Overnight at in Seoul.

Day 8: SEOUL (B, L, D)

Today morning embark on a tour of the DMZ,the closest you can get to North Korea. You can see both North Korean and South Korean soldiers each guarding their respective sides of the DMZ.We can also view the Unification Bridge, a film presentation and also see the 3rd infiltration tunnel,Dora observatory & the station.Later experience traditional Korean culture by experiencing the Kimchi Making, a Korean cuisine, which is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes. We also wear the Hanbok, a traditional Korean dress for semiformal or formal attire during traditional occasions such as festivals. Overnight at in Seoul.

Day 9: SEOUL (B, L, D)

Today morning we depart to see the Hwaseong Fortress, a late 18th-century historic fortress that has become a prominent tourist destination in South Korea. The fortress circles the perimeter of the city of Suwon, which is about 30 kilometres away from Seoul.Later its time to visit the most famous theme park in South Korea,The Everland, ranked sixteenth in the world for amusement park attendance in 2014. Everland is divided into five zones: Global Fair, Zoo-Topia, European Adventure, Magic Land and American Adventure. Overnight at in Seoul.

Day 10: SEOUL (B, L, D)

We explore this lovely city today on our city tour visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty.We also visit the National Folklore Museum, located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs. We also pass by Presidential Blue House.Later we visit the Bukchon Hanok Village, a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace.Also visit the Namsan Seoul Tower and a photo stop at the Love Lock. Overnight in Seoul.

Day 11: RETURN HOME (B)

Today, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your SOTC tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and any suggestions you may have for the future.


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107