23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights

23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

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  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
  • 23 day Discover South Korea and Japan tour including flights
 

Highlights

 

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. 

Discover the buzzing city of Seoul, see the infamous Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea, visit the UNESCO Village of Andong, admire natural beauties in Mount Seoraksan National Park, Korea’s most famous national park.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple and drink to your fortune from the streams of the Otowa Waterfall, explore the excitement of Kyoto and see the Higashi Chayagai district in Kanazawa.      

Visit Takayama‘s highlights, see the famed Matsumoto Castle, the city’s most famous site, travel to marvellous Mt Fuji and so much more.

This tour includes return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

See the Inclusions section for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Seoul

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Seoul, South Korea!

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul

Upon arrival at the Airport, clear customs and immigration where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: Seoul – Seoraksan (B, L, D)

This morning we leave 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 4: Seoraksan – Andong – Daegu (B, L)

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 visit Mabijeong Mural Village, a stunning little hillside village that is not only visually interesting but full of fascinating culture.  There are 35 households that are still functioning in the village. Luckily, these people try to make visitors very welcome and many of the villagers serve home grown food and even some treats such as ice cream and corn. We then make our way into Daegu and visit the famous Dongseongno Shopping District.

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

After breakfast, we visit Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. We then make our way to Gyeongju National Museum, home to numerous historical and cultural artefacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – AD 935). Also, visit the Bulguksa Temple and the beautiful Seokguram Grotto – a UNESCO World Heritage site. We then 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. Here we will see the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

Today we make our way back towards Seoul visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone a strip of land separating North and South Korea. Also visit Imjingak and The 3rd Tunnel (Dorasan Observatory) and  Dorasan Station.

Day 7: Seoul (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we take a city tour of Seoul. Visit sights such as the Presidential Blue House, the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoullo 7017, also known as the Seoul Skygarden or Skypark, is an elevated park in Seoul, built atop a former highway overpass. We also visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a collection of museums and historical sites. Surrounded by gardens and ancient stone pagodas, these buildings are home to some of Korea’s best treasures. Insa-dong is an area home to authentically decorated teahouses serving an intriguing array of traditional teas, high-end antique galleries and delicious and innovative restaurants.  

Day 8: Seoul –airplane-takeoff– Osaka, Japan (B)

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Osaka, Japan. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Osaka (Kansai)

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the transfer to your accommodation. The tour guide or escort will be waiting at the arrival lobby exit gate (inside the airport). Please do not go away from the exit gate if you don’t see the tour guide immediately, the tour will come and meet you.

Day 10: Osaka – Nara – Osaka (B)

This morning, we travel to Nara and visit 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.

Then visit Osaka Castle. Built in 1583, the castle is an outstanding representation of Japan’s feudal period. After Osaka Castle we continue on to Dōtonbori, which exemplifies Osaka’s vibrant food culture, where we will have our welcome dinner.

 Day 11: Osaka –train-icon– Kyoto (B)

Today we will experience a taste of the bullet train from Osaka to the historical capital Kyoto. Please note, this is a short 15 minute journey.  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. After we visit the Nishijin Textile Centre and enjoy a traditional kimono show. Kimono’s are still used for important festivals or formal moments in Japan until this day.

Day 12: Kyoto (B)

Today is a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Kyoto attracts millions of visitors every year and it’s no wonder. With over 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, who wouldn’t want to visit? You might be luck enough to spot a Geisha in the old district.

Day 13: Kyoto – Kanazawa (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. We then contine to the city of Kanazawa

Day 14: Kanazawa (B)

We begin with a visit to the Higashi Chayagai district famous for its teahouses built in traditional Japanese design. We then continue to the Kenroku-en Garden – from its scale and beauty, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal lords’ gardens in Japan and has been maintained over generations. After the gardens we make our way to the Nagamachi Buke Yashiki district. Nagamachi was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. The area preserves a historic atmosphere with its remaining samurai residences, earthen walls, private entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals. We finish our tour with a visit to the Omicho Market and sample some local food. 

Day 15: Kanazawa (B)

Today free day at your leisure to enjoy the city at your own pace. Kanazawa is known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts.

Day 16: Kanazawa – Shirakawa Go – Takayama (B)

Today after breakfast we make our way to Takayama. Enroute, we visit Shirakawa. Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. After, we continue on to Takayama.

Day 17: Takayama – Nagano (B)

Today we visit some of Takayama’s highlights. We begin our day with the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the region. After, we continue to the Matsuri-no-mori museum which showcases the key aspects of the Takayama Festival, which takes place for two days each spring and autumn. After learning about the Takayama Festival we head to San-machi Suji. Sanmachi Suji is a collection of three streets that make up Hida Takayama’s famous historic district. The area located in the centre of Hida Takayama served as a bustling merchant town in the past. Today it is easily recognized with its distinctive old wooden architecture and charm, a traditional Japanese village area and Takayama Jinya. A small 3 lane area is filled with old wooden buildings consisting of sake breweries, small boutiques and some larger merchant houses which are now museums. After, we continue on to Nagano.

Day 18: Nagano – Matsumoto (B)

We begin with a visit to Hokusai Museum which is a museum dedicated to the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, commonly referred to as Hokusai. His most well-known works include The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Red Fuji, which are a couple of prints from the collection Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. We then continue to the Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple – one of the most important and popular temples in Japan. Then we leave Nagano for the city of Matsumoto. On arrival we make a visit toM atsumoto Castle, considered in the top 3 feudal castles of Japan and arguably the city’s most famous site. You will have time to stroll through the former merchant district of Nakamachi, lined with well preserved old buildings where you can find lovely local crafts, treasures and great restaurants.

Day 19: Matsumoto – Mt Fuji (B,D)

Today we leave Matsumoto behind us and travel to Mt Fuji. Visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the Springs of Mt Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji through porous layers of lava resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Continue your tour with a visit to the Mt Fuji 5th Station, which at 2300 meters above sea level, the offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below.

While you still have a few days to enjoy, tonight’s dinner allows you to farewell your fellow travellers before enjoying some free time in Tokyo over the next couple of days.

Day 20: Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

Today, visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mt Fuji before taking a cruise on Lake Ashi, Savour the numerous delights of nature in the Hakone region. Hakone is part of the Fuji- Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among the Japanese looking for a break from Tokyo.

Day 21: Tokyo (B)

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy the Japanese way of life in one of the World’s greatest cities.

Day 22: Tokyo –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 23: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Seoul

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Seoul, South Korea!

Please note: some flights might depart 1 day later.

Day 2: Seoul

Upon arrival at the Airport, clear customs and immigration where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: Seoul – Seoraksan (B, L, D)

This morning we leave 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 4: Seoraksan – Andong – Daegu (B, L)

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 visit Mabijeong Mural Village, a stunning little hillside village that is not only visually interesting but full of fascinating culture.  There are 35 households that are still functioning in the village. Luckily, these people try to make visitors very welcome and many of the villagers serve home grown food and even some treats such as ice cream and corn. We then make our way into Daegu and visit the famous Dongseongno Shopping District.

Day 5: Daegu – Gyeongju (B, L)

After breakfast, we visit Cheomseongdae, the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. We then make our way to Gyeongju National Museum, home to numerous historical and cultural artefacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – AD 935). Also, visit the Bulguksa Temple and the beautiful Seokguram Grotto – a UNESCO World Heritage site. We then 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. Here we will see the Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

Day 6: Gyeongju – Seoul (B, L)

Today we make our way back towards Seoul visiting the Korean Demilitarized Zone a strip of land separating North and South Korea. Also visit Imjingak and The 3rd Tunnel (Dorasan Observatory) and  Dorasan Station.

Day 7: Seoul (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we take a city tour of Seoul. Visit sights such as the Presidential Blue House, the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoullo 7017, also known as the Seoul Skygarden or Skypark, is an elevated park in Seoul, built atop a former highway overpass. We also visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, a collection of museums and historical sites. Surrounded by gardens and ancient stone pagodas, these buildings are home to some of Korea’s best treasures. Insa-dong is an area home to authentically decorated teahouses serving an intriguing array of traditional teas, high-end antique galleries and delicious and innovative restaurants.  

Day 8: Seoul –airplane-takeoff– Osaka, Japan (B)

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Osaka, Japan. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Osaka (Kansai)

Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the transfer to your accommodation. The tour guide or escort will be waiting at the arrival lobby exit gate (inside the airport) holding a ‘WEBJET’ sign. Please do not go away from the exit gate if you don’t see the tour guide immediately, the tour will come and meet you.

Day 10: Osaka – Himeji – Hiroshima (B)

After breakfast we make the trip to the moving city of Hiroshima. Largely destroyed when the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. Enroute, we stop in Himeji to visit the Himeji castle. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. It was registered in 1993 as one of the firstUNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.

Day 11: 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. Then visit the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, where you can see the torii gate on the water at high tide. After we make our way back to Osaka.

 Day 12: Osaka – Nara – Osaka (B)

This morning, we travel to Nara and visit 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.

Then visit Osaka Castle. Built in 1583, the castle is an outstanding representation of Japan’s feudal period. After Osaka Castle we continue on to Dōtonbori, which exemplifies Osaka’s vibrant food culture, where we will have our welcome dinner.

Day 13: Osaka –train-icon– Kyoto (B)

Today we will experience a taste of the bullet train from Osaka to the historical capital Kyoto. Please note, this is a short 15 minute journey. 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. After we visit the Nishijin Textile Centre and enjoy a traditional kimono show. Kimono’s are still used for important festivals or formal moments in Japan until this day.

Day 14: Kyoto (B)

Today is a free day to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Kyoto attracts millions of visitors every year and it’s no wonder. With over 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens, who wouldn’t want to visit? You might be luck enough to spot a Geisha in the old district.

Day 15: Kyoto – Kanazawa (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. We then contine to the city of Kanazawa

Day 16: Kanazawa (B)

We begin with a visit to the Higashi Chayagai district famous for its teahouses built in traditional Japanese design. We then continue to the Kenroku-en Garden – from its scale and beauty, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal lords’ gardens in Japan and has been maintained over generations. After the gardens we make our way to the Nagamachi Buke Yashiki district. Nagamachi was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. The area preserves a historic atmosphere with its remaining samurai residences, earthen walls, private entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals. We finish our tour with a visit to the Omicho Market and sample some local food. 

Day 17: Kanazawa (B)

Today free day at your leisure to enjoy the city at your own pace. Kanazawa is known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts.

Day 18: Kanazawa – Shirakawa Go – Takayama (B)

Today after breakfast we make our way to Takayama. Enroute, we visit Shirakawa. Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. After, we continue on to Takayama.

Day 19: Takayama – Nagano (B)

Today we visit some of Takayama’s highlights. We begin our day with the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the region. After, we continue to the Matsuri-no-mori museum which showcases the key aspects of the Takayama Festival, which takes place for two days each spring and autumn. After learning about the Takayama Festival we head to San-machi Suji. Sanmachi Suji is a collection of three streets that make up Hida Takayama’s famous historic district. The area located in the centre of Hida Takayama served as a bustling merchant town in the past. Today it is easily recognized with its distinctive old wooden architecture and charm, a traditional Japanese village area and Takayama Jinya. A small 3 lane area is filled with old wooden buildings consisting of sake breweries, small boutiques and some larger merchant houses which are now museums. After, we continue on to Nagano.

Day 20: Nagano – Matsumoto (B)

We begin with a visit to Hokusai Museum which is a museum dedicated to the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, commonly referred to as Hokusai. His most well-known works include The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Red Fuji, which are a couple of prints from the collection Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. We then continue to the Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple – one of the most important and popular temples in Japan. Then we leave Nagano for the city of Matsumoto. On arrival we make a visit toM atsumoto Castle, considered in the top 3 feudal castles of Japan and arguably the city’s most famous site. You will have time to stroll through the former merchant district of Nakamachi, lined with well preserved old buildings where you can find lovely local crafts, treasures and great restaurants.

Day 21: Matsumoto – Mt Fuji (B,D)

Today we leave Matsumoto behind us and travel to Mt Fuji. Visit Oshino Hakkai. Known as the Springs of Mt Fuji, the eight ponds are fed by melting snow filtering down from the slopes of nearby Mount Fuji through porous layers of lava resulting in very clear spring water that is revered by the locals. Continue your tour with a visit to the Mt Fuji 5th Station, which at 2300 meters above sea level, the offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below.

While you still have a few days to enjoy, tonight’s dinner allows you to farewell your fellow travellers before enjoying some free time in Tokyo over the next couple of days.

Day 22: Mt Fuji – Tokyo (B)

Today, visit Gotemba Peace Park to capture a breathtaking view of Mt Fuji before taking a cruise on Lake Ashi, Savour the numerous delights of nature in the Hakone region. Hakone is part of the Fuji- Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among the Japanese looking for a break from Tokyo.

Day 23: Tokyo (B)

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy the Japanese way of life in one of the World’s greatest cities.

Day 24: Tokyo –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 25: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline including checked baggage
  • 20 nights twin share accommodation 
  • Internal flight from Seoul to Osaka
  • All transfers in South Korea and Japan 
  • Breakfast daily plus 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Experience a taste of the bullet train from Osaka to Kyoto
  • Professional tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Hiroshima extension available

Highlights:

  • Be awe-struck by one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kyoto
  • Marvel at the picture perfect Mt Fuji 
  • Visit Nara Park where over 1,200 wild deer are considered sacred and roam the park
  • Experience all Tokyo has to offer and be mesmerised by one of the World’s great cities
  • Explore the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju
  • Gaze into North Korean territory at the Demilitarised Zone 
  • Experience the serenity of Seokguram Grotto – UNESCO World Heritage site 
 

Fine Print

 

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 at least 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,699/$1,799 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • 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.

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

Single Supplement:  

23 day tour: $2,550 per person in addition to the twin share price
25 day tour: $2,750 per person in addition to the twin share price

Payable direct to our Travel Partner at the time of booking. 

Group Size: 10 – 40 people

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Triple Share: Not available

Accommodation: 

Please note: Unlike western hotels, Japanese rooms can be small in size, only offer twin bedding or have limited in-room facilities like tea & coffee or satellite TV.

Seoul: Ramada or similar
Seoraksan: Speedium Resort & Hotel or similar
Daegu: Queen Vell or similar
Gyeongju: Hanwha Resort or similar
Osaka: Hotel Plaza Osaka or similar 
Kyoto: Kyoto Plaza Hotel or similar
Kanazawa: Hotel Route-Inn Kanazawa Ekimae or similar
Takayama: Washington Hotel Plaza Takayama or similar
Matsumoto: Dormy Inn Matsumoto or similar
Mt Fuji: Hotel Alexander Yamanakako or similar
Tokyo: Apa Hotel Asakusa or similar

Hiroshima Extension: Hotel New Hiroden or similar

Please note: Unlike western hotels, Japanese rooms can be small in size, only offer twin bedding or have limited in-room facilities like tea & coffee or satellite TV.

Land Only: Not available 

Travel Insurance: 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

 

23 day Itinerary: 

2018:

24 October*
31 October
14 November

2019:

10 March 
25 March*
1 April*
8 April*
6 May 
20 May 
10 June
2 September 
20 September*
30 September*
14 October
28 October*
4 November* 
11 November 

25 day Itinerary: 

2018:

22 October*
29 October
12 November

2019:

8 March 
23 March*
30 March*
6 April*
4 May 
18 May 
8 June
31 August 
18 September
28 September
12 October
26 October
2 November 
9 November 

*A $300 per person surcharge applies. Payable direct to our Travel Partner upon confirming your booking

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Southern or similar 
  • Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – a $300 per person interstate surcharge applies. Payable direct to our Travel Partner upon confirming your booking. 
  • 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.

Flights:

  • 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. 

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.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. 

Extending your trip: 

If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • 20 nights twin share accommodation 
  • Internal flight from Seoul to Osaka
  • All transfers in South Korea and Japan 
  • Breakfast daily plus 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Ride the bullet train from Osaka to Kyoto
  • Professional tour guide and experienced local guides throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Hiroshima extension available
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