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16 day Best of South Korea and Japan tour with flights

16 day Best of South Korea and Japan including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional guides, in-depth sightseeing and more. Cherry Blossom dates available!

per person twin share | Typically $8,842!
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  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • 16 day Best of South Korea and Japan with flights
  • We had a great time! Simone D
  • I had a tremendous holiday, even with the weather against us on a few days. The days were long but enjoyable. Susan C
  • A fabulous trip. Value for money. Our guide was fantastic and really I found nothing to complain about.nAll Aussies on board so a guarantee of fun!! Sandra H



Ask anyone that knows Japan and they’ll tell you that every day offers new experiences and welcome surprises; its ability to intrigue never ceases. From striking landscapes and ancient temples, to dynamic cities, efficient transport and kind, courteous people, Japan will have you hooked.

South Korea is fiercely proud of its age-old culture and seamlessly combines this with a modern way of life to delight and inspire travellers both young and old. 

Experience the wonder yourself with this incredible, value-for-money 16 day Best of Japan & South Korea tour. Be moved by the tragic city of Hiroshima, marvel at breath-taking Mt Fuji, wander the buzzing streets of Tokyo and Kyoto, explore the Gyeongju region and so much more.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more. Cherry Blossom dates available! 

See Inclusions for more.

 As seen on  Webjet’s A Taste of Travel:   



Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Seoul

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to South Korea.

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul

Welcome to South Korea! Upon arrival at Seoul Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. 

Your tour guide will be waiting at the arrivals area at Incheon Airport

Day 3: Seoul (B)

Today we begin exploring South Korea. Stepping back in time, we visit the Korean Folk Village (Bukchon Village) to gain an insight into life during the Joseon Dynasty. We’ll then explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. The fortress wall stretches for a total of 5.52km and has a great variety of military facilities that are hard to find anywhere else. Four gates face each of the cardinal directions—Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west)—and the seven-arch style Sumun gates straddle the point where the nearby stream reaches the palace. 

Day 4: Seoul – Mt Seorak (B)

This morning we Seoul for the Seoraksan National Park. Enroute we visit Sokcho Fishing village. The residents of the village consist mainly of refugees originally hailing from Hamgyeong Province in North Korea who escaped south during the Korean War. The village is now famous for its seafood and cuisine. After, we continue to the Mt Seorak region. Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to the many rare species found in the national park, Mount Seoraksan National Park is Korea’s most famous national park. Tour Shinheungsa Temple and take the cable car to Gweongeumseong Fortress to experience the beautiful natural landscapes on offer.

Day 5: Mt Seorak – Andong – Gyeongju (B)

Today, visit the traditional village of Andong, with its well preserved traditional houses and unique mask dancing performance. The UNESCO Village is home to descendants of the Ryu clan of Pungsan and is well-known for its traditional houses. Birthplace of renowned scholars of the Joseon Period such as Gyeomam Ryu Un-ryong and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, the village became even more famous after Queen Elizabeth of England visited on April 21, 1999.

We then, travel to the Gatbawi Shrine. The Gatbawi statue is an imposing statue of the Buddha of Medicine that stands six metres tall, and it dates back to the 800’s. A wide flat rock sits on its head. This hat is called a “gat,” and it was traditionally worn by Korean men. After, continue we continue on to the southeast city of Gyeongju which was the capital of the 1,000-year-long Silla dynasty and is known for its extensive historical remains.  

Day 6: Gyeongju – Busan (B)

Today we explore the many archaeological sites and temples of this ancient city. We begin, by visiting the Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory, constructed during the reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647A.D). After, visit the Royal Tumuli Park, scattered with unique earthen mounds which are tombs of kings and nobles. Enjoy Gyeongju National Museum, home to many Silla Kingdom relics. Visit both the Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto Temple both UNESCO sites, both dating back to 700 A.D and considered a national treasure.

Day 7: Busan (B)

Today, enjoy a half-day tour of the dynamic port city of Busan, including a visit to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Nurimaru APEC House, Busan Tower, BIFF Square, Jagalchi Fish Market and Kukje Market. After, return to the hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Busan –cruise-icon – Fukuoka (B)

Today, we board the ‘Beetle’ high-speed ferry to Japan. The journey takes approximately 3 hours across the Sea of Japan. The ferry is an ultra-modern Hydrofoil making the trip fast and smooth. Welcome to Japan! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Fukuoka. The rest of the day is then free at leisure in Fukuoka.

Day 9: Fukuoka – train-icon –  Hiroshima (B)

Today, please make your own way to the city of Hiroshima (the train tickets and the instructions to Hiroshima will be at the Fukuoka hotel you are staying in). Largely destroyed when the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. On arrival the rest of the day is at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 10: Hiroshima – Osaka (B)

Today we begin with the Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, which commemorates the victims of the atomic bomb used in WWII. Later, we visit the Shukkeien Landscape Garden, which dates back to 1620. Being a short walk from Ground zero of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Shukkei-en suffered extensive damage, and then became a refuge for victims of the war. After renovations, it reopened in 1951. After we make our way back to Osaka.

Day 11: Osaka – Nara – Kyoto (B)


This morning we drive to the town of Nara and visit the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous temples. The massive building houses one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas. Along the approach to Todaiji stands the Nandaimon Gate, a large wooden gate watched over by two fierce looking statues. Representing the Nio Guardian Kings, the statues are designated national treasures together with the gate itself.

After the Todaiji Temple we wander back through Nara Park, home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered in Shinto to be messengers of the gods, Nara’s nearly 1200 deer have become a symbol of the city. We then continue to the city of Kyoto. We begin with the UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall. The water is said to have a different benefit, namely to cause longevity, success at school and a fortunate love life. The Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan and has spectacular views over Kyoto.

Day 12: Kyoto – train-icon – Hamamatsu (B)

This morning we visit Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogunate and is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. It is then on to Kinkakuji, commonly known as the Golden Pavilion. A Zen temple and World Heritage site with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of Shinden, Samurai and Zen. We finish with a visit to the Togetsu Bridge, the landmark of Western Kyoto’s Arashiyama District for over four hundred years. 

Later, we board the technological marvel, the Shinkansen (Bullet) train from Kyoto to Hamamatsu. Travelling of speeds up to 280km/h it provides and incredible experience as the Japanese countryside zips by. On arrival into Hamamatsu you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 13: Hamamatsua – Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

This morning we make our way towards the Mount Fuji area to Lake Ashinoko. Lake Ashinoko was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago. Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. The lake’s shores are mostly undeveloped except for small towns in the east and north and a couple of lakeside. Later, we visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji, Continue your tour with a visit to the Mount Fuji 5th Station, which at 2300 meters above sea level, the offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below. After we make our way to Tokyo.

Day 14: Tokyo (B)

Today we drive to Hama-Rikyu, a beautiful landscape garden in central Tokyo featuring seawater ponds which change level with the tides, and a teahouse on an island where visitors can rest and enjoy the scenery. Then we relax on a Sumida River cruise. Later, stroll through the Asakusa Kannon Temple one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples before browsing for souvenirs at Nakamise Shopping Street. This afternoon, we visit the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. Your last stop today is Shinjuku Municipal Observation Building for panoramic views of Tokyo before heading to your hotel. The rest of the evening is then free to get to know Tokyo at your own pace.

Day 15: Tokyo –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Spend the day at your own leisure. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 16: Australia 

Arrive home today.






  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage.
  • 13 nights superior 3* twin share accommodation throughout
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Professional Webjet tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • High-speed ‘beetle’ ferry from Busan – Fukuoka
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Hassle free return airport transfers
  • Ride the bullet train from Fukuoka – Hiroshima and Kyoto – Nagoya
  • Cherry Blossom dates available!
  • Sightseeing & experiences including:
    • See a Korean Folk Village in Seoul
    • Enjoy the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
    • Taking a half-day tour of Busan
    • A visit to Himeji Castle
    • Nijo Castle
    • The famous Togetsu Bridge
    • Asakusa Kannon Temple Tokyo
    • Sumida River Cruise
    • Shinjuku Observation Building


  • See the best of South Korea including Mt Seorak and the region of Gyeongju
  • Take a high-speed ferry between South Korea and Japan
  • Be moved by the region capital with a tragic history, Hiroshima
  • Visit Nara Park where over 1,200 wild deer are considered sacred and roam the park
  • Be awe-struck by one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO Heritage Sites by getting up close to Kyoto
  • Marvel at the picture perfect Mt Fuji and the surrounding Hakone area 
  • Experience all Tokyo has to offer and be mesmerised by one of the World’s great cities

Fine Print


Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $1,000 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Single Supplement:

$3099 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes:   10 – 48 people


Seoul: Co-op Residence or similar
Mt Seorak: Daemyung Resort or similar
Gyeongju: Commodore Hotel or similar
Busan: Homers Hotel Busan or similar
Fukuoka: Richmond Hotel Fukuoka Tenjin or similar
Hiroshima: Hiroshima Grand Intelligent Hotel or similar
Osaka: Plaza Hotel Osaka or similar
Kyoto: Shinhankyu Hotel Kyoto or similar
Nagoya: International Hotel Nagoya or similar
Tokyo: Grand Central or similar

Busan to Fukuoka Ferry: Standard Class

Kyoto to Nagoya Bullet Train: Original Class (Classic packages only)

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here

Please note: transfers will not be included for land only 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.


Travel Dates


Departure Dates:


6 March 2018
20 March 2018^
3 April 2018^
1 May 2018
19 June 2018
14 August 2018
25 September 2018*
30 October 2018#
6 November 2018#

^ Cherry Blossom Dates – $500 surcharge per person. Please note: Cherry Blossoms are highly seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view the blooms, but we can’t guarantee they will flower on these dates. Please refer to historical bloom dates here:

* Peak Season Dates – $500 surcharge per person applies on these dates.

# Koyo/Maple Season Dates – Best time to view Koyo season. Please note: Koyo season is seasonal and subject to climate conditions. These are historically the best times to view change in colours, but we can’t guarantee autumn foliage.


Flight Information



  • Return economy airfare with China Southern (or similar) departing Sydney or Melbourne
  • Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth Customers – A $300 Interstate surcharges applies per person.
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.


  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

PLEASE NOTE: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your final payment has been made. After this you will be contacted in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference must be paid at time of quotation in order to confirm your flights. 

If choosing to deviate from the travel itinerary, please note that airport transfers will NOT be included and you must arrange any additional accommodation and transfers at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives and/or our travel partners cannot assist in these additional arrangements. 

Flights are booked in departure date order and we endeavour to send you this information 30 days before departure, if not sooner. 

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference. 


Travel Information






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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Standard 3* twin share accommodation throughout
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Professional Webjet tour guide and experienced local guides
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • High-speed ‘beetle’ ferry from Busan – Fukuoka
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Cherry Blossom dates available!
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