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Summer Japan with Korea Extravaganza 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, International, South Korea, Japan, Off beat, Popular, Asia

Visit:

Japan Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Seoul, Busan

Includes:

  • 1 night in Hilton Hotel / Ana Crowne Plaza / Nikko Hotel or similar in Narita
  • 2 nights in Shiomi Prince Tokyo Bay / JAL City Toyusu / Sheraton Grande or similar in Tokyo
  • 1 night in Okura Act City Hotel / Grand Hotel or similar in Hamamatsu
  • 3 nights in Ana Crowne Plaza / Sheraton Miyako / Quintessa Osaka Bay or similar in Osaka
  • 5 nights in Sotestu Hotel The Splaisir Myeongdong / Hotel Amid or similar in Seoul
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.

Characteristics

Escorted Group Holidays Popular Off beat Adventure

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults2 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People2 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

Day 1
Arrive at Narita Upon arrival, welcome by the Tour Manager/local tour guide and transfer from the airport to the hotel for check in. (Standard check in time 1400 hrs). Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Narita. (D)

Note: The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. Packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Day 2
Visit Asahi Super Dry Museum – Photostop At Ushiku Great Buddha – Visit Jaxa Space Center – Drive Pass Shibuya Crossing After breakfast, we proceed to Asahi Super Dry Museum where you will be taken through the entire brewing process, capped by a tasting of Asahi Super Dry beer. Refresh yourself with a beer or soft drink at Asahi Super Dry Museum. (What’s More) Later, we visit Ushiku Great Buddha which is one of the tallest statues in the world and at 120m is the tallest Buddhist statue in Japan. We then proceed to Jaxa Space Center. This facility is at the heart of space research and exploration in Japan. It is also responsible for research and development on satellites, rockets, and tracking and controlling satellites in operation. We then drive pass through the the busiest crossing in Tokyo known as Shibuya Crossing. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Tokyo. (B, L, D)

Day 3
Visit Hie Shrine – Visit Tokyo Skytree (350 m) – Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Dori Street – Visit Team Labs After breakfast, we proceed to Hie Shrine which is one of the major shrines of Tokyo. We then proceed to Tokyo Skytree which has magnificent observation decks, but first and foremost, it is Tokyo's radio tower. We then visit Asakusa Kannon which is one of Tokyo's most colorful and popular temples and Nakamise Dori street which is one of Japan's oldest shopping streets. Later, we proceed to Team Labs, which is a popular, immersive museum known for its colorful, futuristic digital art installations & photo ops. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Roll Cake Tasting. (What’s More) Overnight in Tokyo. (B, L, D)

Day 4
Lake Ashi Cruise – Owakudani Ropeway – Visit Owakudani Valley – Visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station (All sightseeing are Weather permitting) After breakfast, we check out and proceed to Mount Fuji. We take the Lake Ashi cruise and Owakudani ropeway and visit the Owakudani Valley. Later we visit Mt. Fuji 5th station, where you can see the highest mountain in Japan, listed as the World Heritage Site. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Hamamatsu. (B, L, D)

Day 5
Visit Kinkakuji Temple – Visit Arashiyama Bamboo Forest – Experience Japanese Tea Ceremony After breakfast, we visit the Kinkaku-ji Temple - a pagoda made to house the sacred relics of the Buddha which has given this temple the popular name of Kinkaku-ji (“Temple of the Golden Pavilion”). We then visit the world famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest where the thick green bamboo stalks seem to continue endlessly in every direction and Visitors can stroll paths lined with endless rows of towering bamboo. Later, experience the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony which is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation & presentation of “MATCHA” powdered green tea. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Osaka. (B, L, D)

Day 6
Visit Nara & Deer Park – Visit Todaiji Temple – Photostop at Osaka Castle – Free Time at Shinsaibashi After breakfast, we visit Nara & Deer Park which is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer also known as “Messengers of God” and the Todaiji temple where you can see the temple’s best known relic “Daibutsu”. We then proceed for a photostop at the Osaka Castle - one of the most famous landmarks in Japan. In the evening, we visit Shinsaibashi - one of the most famous shopping streets in Osaka and Japan. Dinner at Indian Restaurant with Sushi Tasting. (What’s More) Overnight in Osaka. (B, L, D)

Day 7
Day Trip to Hiroshima – Bullet Train Experience (Osaka – Hiroshima – Osaka) – Visit Miyajima Island – Visit Itsukushima Shrine – Photostop at the Floating Tori Gate – Photostop at Atomic Dome – Visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum Collect Packed Breakfast and proceed for a Day Trip to Hirsohima. Today, we take a bullet train ride from Osaka to Hiroshima. Upon arrival in Hirsohima, we proceed to the pier to take the ferry to the Miyajima Island and visit the Itsukushima Shrine, the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, the shrine is known worldwide for its iconic “Floating Tori (Gate)”. Later, we visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) which is a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and a designated UNESCO World Heritage. We return to Osaka via a bullet train from Hiroshima. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Osaka. (PB, L, D)

Day 8
Seoul - Osaka After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and proceed to the airport for your flight to South Korea. Welcome to South Korea , the country now super popular because of the K-POP culture, K Dramas and centuries of the history. Arrive at Incheon International airport and you will be met and transferred to your hotel and check in. (Standard check in time 1400-1500 hrs). Overnight in Seoul. (B, D)

Day 9
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace - Visit K star road – Visit Lotte World Tower SeoulSky Observatory - Free Time at Myeongdong After breakfast, we proceed to Gyeongbokgung Palace - an architectural masterpiece in the pagoda style. We then visit K Star Road, notable with its densely located Korean famous entertainment companies, which have led the driving force of K-pop. Experience Hanbok Costume Wearing at Gyeongbokgung Palace. (What’s More) Later, visit Lotte World Tower SeoulSky Observatory, South Korea's tallest building which offers a panoramic view of the entire capital city, beautiful both day and night. In the evening, we visit Myeongdong is a popular tourist spot for shopping and street food. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Seoul. (B, L, D)

Day 10
DMZ Tour – Visit Hyundai Motor Studio Collect Packed Breakfast and proceed for DMZ Tour. (Since this is a government location everything is subject to availability & dependent on government rules for the day) Today proceed to the DMZ - visit the observatories to get a glimpse of North Korea and do a few other spots or activities around the DMZ. Later, we visit Hyundai Motor Studio which is the largest mobility theme park in South Korea, offering fun and excitement for visitors as they learn about how cars are manufactured and how they function. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Seoul. (PB, LL, D)

Day 11
Experience Bullet Train (Seoul – Busan – Seoul) - Visit Songdo Bay Station – Busan Air Cruise Cable Car (Weather Permitting) - Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple After breakfast, we take a bullet train ride from Seoul to Busan. Upon arrival in Busan, we visit Songdo Bay Station. We take a cable car ride where we witness the beauty of Busan from above. Later, we visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple which is the most popular temple in Busan. Its location right by the sea makes it unique in South Korea. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Seoul. (B, L, D)

Day 12
Visit Garden of Morning Calm - Visit Nami Island and Petite France (includes Mini Train) After breakfast, we visit Garden of Morning Calm - known for its serene and picturesque beauty, making it a perfect escape from the bustling city life. Later, we proceed to Nami Island which is full of attractive landscapes and was used as the filming location for the famous Korean drama “Winter Sonata” and Petite France - a little vibrant French village that stands out with its brightly colored buildings. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Seoul. (B, LL, D)

Day 13
Return home Today, we check out and proceed 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 holiday. 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. (B)

Note: The normal check out time is 11:00 am.

Japan Tokyo:

  • Visit Asahi Super Dry Museum
  • Photostop At Ushiku Great Buddha
  • Visit Jaxa Space Center
  • Drive Pass Shibuya Crossing
  • Visit Hie Shrine
  • Visit Tokyo Skytree (350 M)
  • Visit Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Dori Street
  • Visit Team Labs 

Hakone:

  • Lake Ashi Cruise (Weather Permitting)
  • Owakudani Ropeway (Weather Permitting)
  • Visit Owakudani Valley (Weather Permitting)
  • Visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station (Weather Permitting) 

Kyoto:

  • Experience Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Visit Kinkakuji Temple
  • Visit Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Visit Nara & Deer Park
  • Visit Todaiji Temple 

Osaka:

  • Photostop At Osaka Castle
  • Free Time At Shinsaibashi 

Hiroshima:

  • Bullet Train Experience (Osaka – Hiroshima – Osaka)
  • Visit Miyajima Island (Visit Itsukushima Shrine And Photostop At The Floating Tori Gate)
  • Photostop At Atomic Dome
  • Visit Peace Memorial Park
  • Visit Peace Memorial Museum South Korea 

Seoul:

  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Visit K Star Road
  • Visit Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky Observatory
  • Free Time At Myeongdong
  • Dmz Tour (Subject To Availability & Dependent On Government Rules)
  • Visit Hyundai Motor Studio
  • Visit Garden Of Morning Calm
  • Visit Nami Island And Petite France (Includes Mini Train)
  • Experience Bullet Train (Seoul – Busan – Seoul) 

Busan:

  • Visit Songdo Bay Station
  • Busan Air Cruise Cable Car (Weather Permitting)
  • Visit Haedong Yonggungsa Seaside Temple

What’s More

  • One Yukata per person as Souvenir
  • Enjoy Beer / Soft Drink at Asahi Super Dry Museum
  • Roll Cake Tasting in Tokyo
  • Sushi Tasting in Osaka
  • Hanbok Costume Wearing in Seoul
  • 2 water bottles (500 ml) per person per day

Meals:

  • Daily American breakfast. (Except Day 1, Day 7 and Day 10)
  • 8 Lunches at Indian Restaurants
  • 2 Lunches at Local Restaurants
  • 12 Dinners at Indian Restaurants

Note: Packed lunches, if applicable, will be Jain/vegetarian

  • (B-Breakfast | BR-Brunch | L-Lunch | LL-Local Lunch | LC-Lunch
  • coupon | PL-Packed Lunch | D-Dinner | LD-Local Dinner)
  • 1 night in Hilton Hotel / Ana Crowne Plaza / Nikko Hotel or similar in Narita
  • 2 nights in Shiomi Prince Tokyo Bay / JAL City Toyusu / Sheraton Grande or similar in Tokyo
  • 1 night in Okura Act City Hotel / Grand Hotel or similar in Hamamatsu
  • 3 nights in Ana Crowne Plaza / Sheraton Miyako / Quintessa Osaka Bay or similar in Osaka
  • 5 nights in Sotestu Hotel The Splaisir Myeongdong / Hotel Amid or similar in Seoul
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Accommodation, Meals, Sightseeing and Excursions as per above mentioned itinerary.
  • Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Tips of USD 05 per person per day are compulsory in Japan for
  • services of the guide, driver & many other services. To be paid only in US Dollars Cash.
  • Porterage, tips, Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, airport
  • transfers, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and
  • drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • City Tax or Tourism tax
  • The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate of
  • exchange changes substantially prior to departure.
  • Meals are pre-set and a choice of menu is not available.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all
  • land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box
  • 1 night in Hilton Hotel / Ana Crowne Plaza / Nikko Hotel or similar in Narita
  • 2 nights in Shiomi Prince Tokyo Bay / JAL City Toyusu / Sheraton Grande or similar in Tokyo
  • 1 night in Okura Act City Hotel / Grand Hotel or similar in Hamamatsu
  • 3 nights in Ana Crowne Plaza / Sheraton Miyako / Quintessa Osaka Bay or similar in Osaka
  • 5 nights in Sotestu Hotel The Splaisir Myeongdong / Hotel Amid or similar in Seoul

Currency used: Japanese Yen (JPY)
South Korean Won (KRW)

Single room supplement USD 1,451 per person. Infant USD 80.
*As a 3rd in a triple, a roll away cot may be provided.
**As a 3rd in a double, no bed or cot will be provided to the child. Person below 12 years will be considered as a Child.
Maximum 3 persons are allowed per room.

Visa Requirements
You must be in possession of a valid Single entry Japan & Korea visa. The cost of these visas is not included in your package tour price. It would be best to check with your travel agent and the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. Please ensure that your travel documents are ready in time for departure.

Ticketing Requirements:

For this tour you would require confirmed air tickets to arrive into Narita & depart from Seoul. Internal tickets Osaka to Seoul is included in your tour price. It would be advisable to check with your sales officer or local travel agent for ticketing

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