★ Stay two nights in a row at International brand - Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seoul; Stay at the luxury resort in Gangwon-do.
★ Special Arrangement: Namiseom, an in-depth experience of the romantic beauty of Gangwon-do; Visiting: Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, Ginza, Lake Ashi (Boat Ride), Mt. Fuji - Oshino Hakkai, Nagoya Castle (Including admission to the castle), Kiyomizu Temple, Gion, Gion Hanamikoji Street, Ninenzaka and Sannezaka, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Nara Park and Todaiji Temple, Shinsaibashi!
◎ Fare Excludes: International airfare, travel insurance, visa fee, personal expenses and any extra cost beyond control.
◎ Tipping is to be paid with tour fee before departure.
◎ We reserve the right to modify or cancel the itinerary subject to local conditions such as weather, political issues, riots etc.
What is Included
- Hotel Accommodation
- Professional local English speaking guide
- Modern air-conditioned coach
- Meals as indicate in the itinerary
- International airfare,
- Optional programs fees,
- Travel insurance,
- Visa fee
- Personal expenses and any extra cost beyond control.
Day 1: Hometown – Seoul
Arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport. For arrival between the hours of 10:30AM – 9:30PM into Incheon Airport Terminal 1, you will meet the tour guide on the 1st Floor Arrival Hall at Door 12. For guests arriving at Terminal 2, please make your own way by airport terminal bus to Terminal 1 to meet the guide for a group transfer. Guests who arrive before or after the designated time can take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel at Gate 14, Terminal 1. (The hotel check-in time is after 2pm) *It is an approximate USD$10/per car cost to transfer to the hotel by taxi.
Hotel: Howard Johnson Hotel Incheon Airport or similar
Day 2: Seoul – Gangwon-do (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the “Dae Jang Geum Theme Park”, which is Korea’s first TV drama theme park and one of the major shooting venues for <Dai Jang-Igma>. Afterwards, you can visit Nami Island, where the Korean drama “Winter Sonata” was recorded. The island is full of meadows and walking trails. The island is where the two main characters begin and end their dramatic love story. Soyang Skywalk is a recently emerged attraction located in the middle section of the pedal lane. It is not only a beautiful viewing platform but also a good place for a photo stop. Skywalk is a transparent glass about 12 meters high from the water surface. The platform allows the illusion of walking on air and falling into the water, giving people a thrilling sensation. Then, go to Seoraksan National Park, which is one of the eastern peaks of South Korea located in a famous tourist attraction in Gangwon-do. Also known as snow-capped mountains, each year it snows early and remains there for a long time. Afterwards, visit Shinhungsa Temple. Dinner to the hotel to rest.
Hotel: Hanwha-Seorak Resort Hotel or similar
Day 3: Gangwon-do – Seoul (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the Imperial Palace of the Joseon Dynasty – Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Museum of Folklore, and watch the changing of the guards ceremony from the Joseon Dynasty. Later, go to Bukchon Hanok Village. It is a well-preserved 600-year old Korean traditional residential area in Seoul. The village is best known for its eight views of Bukchon. Afterwards, visit the N Seoul Tower (Photo stop). Afterwards, visit one of Korea’s most representative spots-Namdaemun Market for shopping. Then, check out the Trick Eye 3D Art Museum before dinner. Return to the hotel and rest afterwards.
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar
Day 4: Seoul (B)
After breakfast, free day at leisure in the city Seoul. The rest of meals, please arrange on your own.
Hotel: Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar
Day 5: Seoul – Tokyo (B)
After breakfast, you can take the bus on own expense(USD$15/per person) to Incheon Airport(buses will run for the flight departing time between 10AM to 18:00PM) for the flight to Narita Airport, Tokyo. When guests arrive, a guide will be onsite to assist you to take the free hotel shuttle to the hotel. The hotel check-in is available after 3pm with your passport.(If booking flight on your own, please choose the flights arrive Incheon between 10AM to 18:00PM)
Hotel: Hilton Narita Hotel
Day 6: Tokyo (B/L)
Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Emperor Shozo Empress of Japan. This temple has the largest archway in front of Shrine Bridge in Japan. View the tallest standing tower in the world-Tokyo Skytree from afar. Later, visit Senso-ji to admire the ancient Buddhist temple, which is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Later, enjoy barbecue for lunch and visit Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, the home of the Emperor of Japan in the afternoon. Then, proceed to Tokyo Tower (Photo-stop) in the afternoon. In the evening, go to Ginza for shopping and touring. We will stay in Ginza no less than 90 minutes. Return to the hotel around 8 pm afterwards.
Hotel: Tokyo Prince Hotel or similar
Day 7: Tokyo – Hakone – Hamamatsu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, coach to Hakone. Upon arrival, take a boat to see the beauty of Lake Ashi. Lake Ashi is a great place to see the views of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, take the bus to Oshino Hakkai, another great place to see the beauty of Mt.Fuji. Then go to Bussharito Heiwa Park to appreciate the gardening featured with Japanese characteristics. The most famous spot is the peace statue, which is a treasure given by the Indian government. Later, proceed to the hot spring resort hotel in Hamamatsu. Enjoy a Japanese-style banquet or buffet dinner and a hot spring bath.
Hotel: Hamanako Hotel or similar
Day 8: Hamamatsu – Nagoya – Kyoto (B/L)
After breakfast, proceed to Nagoya Castle (including the Admission to the castle), located in Nagoya city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Along with Osaka City and Kumamoto Castle, Nagoya castle is one of the most well-known castles in Japan. Afterwards, stop by the Jewelry store. After lunch, proceed to Kyoto. In the afternoon, visit Gion, where the streets and buildings are mostly maintained in the old style. It is a good place to experience the ancient charm and culture of Kyoto. Afterward, visit Hanamachi, the most stylish geisha district in Japan from the Edo period. In the evening, you may see many geishas passing by on the street. Tonight, return to the hotel within the designated time by the tour guide. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Hotel: Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto or similar
Day 9: Kyoto – Osaka (B/L)
In the morning, proceed to Kyoto to visit the World Cultural Heritage site, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll along the Ninenzaka and Sannezaka Streets. Then, visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Fushimi Inari Shrine is a shrine on the south side of Kyoto. It serves the god of agriculture. Afterward, head to Osaka. En route, visit Nara Park and Todai-ji Temple to see the deer and traditional temple. Later, shop at Tax Free shop. This evening, visit Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka and taste local cuisine at Dotonbori Food Street. Dinner on your own arrangement.
Hotel: Hotel Hanshin Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar
Day 10: Osaka – Hometown (B)
After breakfast, tour guide will assist guests to take the express airport line on own expense to Kansai International Airport(Approx. 45 minutes). Guests will have to check in with the airline on own and board the homebound flight. End of journey.