EXOTIC JAPAN WITH KOREA
13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Busan & Seoul

EXOTIC JAPAN WITH KOREA
13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Departure Dates:TBA
Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Busan & Seoul
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Tokyo. Visit the Observatory of the Tokyo tower.

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Day 01

Today, embark on your exciting tour to Japan, you board your flight to Tokyo. On arrival at the Tokyo International Airport, meet your experienced and professional Tour Manager/ Local Representative in the arrival hall outside the customs area. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you. We shall later take you to visit the Observatory of the Tokyo Tower from where you will get an unmatched view of the city of Tokyo. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba/ Grand Palace or similar in Tokyo. (D)

Day 02

Guided City Tour of Tokyo. Visit the Asakusa Kanon Temple. Visit the Meiji Shrine. Visit the Toyota Mega Web.

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Day 02

After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of Tokyo. Visit the 7th Century Buddhist temple the Sensoji Temple in the Asa Kusa Kanon District. Later see the Imperial Palace the residence of the emperor of Japan. Also visit the Nakamise Shopping Arcade, where you have a chance to buy some local Japanese souvenirs. After an Indian Lunch, visit the Toyota Mega Web. See the range of Toyota cars, right from the yesteryears till the brand new collection. You also have a chance to test ride a car. Visit the Meiji Shrine. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba/ Grand Palace or similar in Tokyo. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Depart for Kamakura tour. Free time for shopping in Ginza

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Day 03

After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a Kamakura tour. Visit the Kotoku-In where you see the Great Buddha. After an Indian Lunch, drive to the Ginza area and see the fashion and glamour of Tokyo. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba/ Grand Palace or similar in Tokyo. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Mount Fuji and Hakone Tour. Experience a Bullet Train ride from Odawara to Kyoto

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Day 04

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to Mt. Fuji, Japans most famous symbol! Take in the amazing views from Mt. Fuji 5th Station (weather permitting) before moving to Hakone. Enjoy a packed lunch. Later board the Bullet train and arrive into Kyoto. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Rihga Royal Kyoto/ Okura Kyoto or similar in Kyoto. (B, PL, D)

Day 05

Day Trip to Nara Visit the Deer park, Todaiji Temple & Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Visit the Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle in Kyoto

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Day 05

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Nara the first capital of Japan. Visit the Nara Deer Park which is home to nearly 1200 deers, which have been designated as a national treasure and have become a symbol of the city. Also visit the Todaiji Temple which has the largest statue of Buddha in Japan. After an Indian Lunch, proceed to Kyoto. Visit the Kiyomizu temple a UNESCO world heritage site. Also visit the Golden Pavillion and see the Nijo Castle. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Rihga Royal Kyoto/ Okura Kyoto or similar in Kyoto. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Guided city tour of Hiroshima

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Day 06

After breakfast at the hotel, check out proceed to the Nozomi train station to board the bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. On arrival proceed for lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later proceed on a guided city tour of Hiroshima, where time stood still when the city was devastated during World War II by the atom bomb. See the Cenotaph which is a tribute to all those people who died due to the bombing. Visit the A-Bomb Dome the only building that remained after the bombing which has now become the symbol of Hiroshima. See the Peace Park, Shukkeien Gardens, Memorial Museum and much more. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Check into hotel. Overnight at Hotel Rihga Royal Hiroshima/ Grand Prince Hiroshima or similar in Hiroshima. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Miyajima Ferry. Visit the Itsukushima Shrine. Onto Osaka by Bullet train. Free time at Shinsaibashi

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Day 07

After breakfast at the hotel, check out proceed to the Miyajima Ferry. On arrival, proceed on Itsukushima Shrine tour, best known for its floating torii gate. Listed as the UNESCO world heritage site, the shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a Noh theatre stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea. After lunch at an Indian restaurant, take a bullet train to Osaka. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Free time for shopping at Shinsaibashi, one of Osakas oldest and busiest shopping destinations which runs about 600 meters in length. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Agora Moriguchi/ Rihga Royal Osaka or similar in Osaka. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Orientation tour of Osaka. Farewell! OR Continue your journey to Korea. Visit the Jagalchi Market & Biff Square

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Day 08

After breakfast this morning, check out and proceed on an orientation tour of Osaka. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Busan. On arrival at the Gimhae International Airport, meet your experienced and professional Tour Manager / Local Representative in the arrival hall outside the customs area. Check into your hotel. After lunch, we visit the famous Jagalchi Market - World famous market for weirdest fresh fish & seafood from the ocean. We also visit the famous Biff Square, Busans modern movie district. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Best Western UL or similar in Busan. (L, D)

Day 09

Guided City Tour of Busan. Visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Nurimaru APEC House. Busan Tower.

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Day 09

After an American breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of Busan. We start todays day by visiting the famous Haedong Yongunsa Temple built in 1376 famous for visitors to come and make a wish they really want to come true. Later visit the Nuri maru Apec House which means a house where the world summits gather together for an APEC meeting. After an Indian Lunch, visit the Haeundae beach where you can enjoy surfing and jet-skiing. See the Yongdusan Park which is one of the most popular mountains in Busan. The park also features the 118-meter-high Busan Tower and its observatory from which visitors can admire Busans dynamic and colorful city and coastline. Later drive back to the hotel. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Best Western UL or similar in Busan. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Fly to Seoul. Visit Gyeongbokung Palace, National Folk Museum. Seoul Tower

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Day 10

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to the Gimhae International Airport to take the flight to Seoul. On arrival at the Gimpo Airport in Seoul, we start our tour of Seoul. We pass by the Blue House and visit the Gyeongbokung Palace which was once the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, and has been destroyed and reconstructed numerous times. Later after lunch, we indulge in a culinary experience as we prepare one of Korea's most traditional and representative food Kimichi, well known for its spicy flavor, with rice. Afterwards, we proceed towards the landmark of Seoul The Seoul Tower for a photostop. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Golden Seoul Hotel or similar in Seoul. (B, LL, D)

Day 11

The most interesting DMZ Tour. Ginseng Centre

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Day 11

After breakfast at the hotel, check out proceed on a De-Militarized Tour of Seoul. Feel the reality of Koreas turbulent history as you explore the line that divides North Korea and South Korea. Learn fascinating history from your expert guide about the role this zone played in the Cold War and the Korean War, and how it now stands as a symbol of both division and unification. Sites youll visit include Imjingak Pavilion, the Unification Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ exhibition hall. You get a chance to observe North Korea through binoculars atop the Dora Observatory. After an Indian Lunch, visit the Ginseng Centre for some shopping at the duty-free shops. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Golden Seoul Hotel or similar in Seoul. (B, LL, D)

Day 12

Visit Changdeokgung Palace. Jogyesa Temple. Amethyst Factory & Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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Day 12

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the tour which starts with a visit to Changdeokgung Palace. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining Royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. The rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond and a pavilion. Later, we visit the Jogyesa Temple. The temple is the headquarters of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It has a statue of Sakyamuni Buddha enshrined within it. We also visit Namsangol Hanok Village which houses a collection of five hanoks (traditional Korean houses) from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), recovered from different parts of the city and relocated to the northern foot of Namsan mountain After lunch, we visit the famous Amethyst Factory where you can buy Korean Amethyst which is world famous. We proceed to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza which features a walkable park on its roofs, large global exhibition spaces, futuristic retail stores and restored parts of the Seoul fortress. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Golden Seoul Hotel or similar in Seoul. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Farewell!

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Day 13

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the Incheon airport for your return flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour with Vacations Exotica which you will treasure for your lifetime. (B)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete all-inclusive and exotic 6 days tour with maximum quality sightseeing
  • Daily American breakfast at the hotels
  • Lunches as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily Indian dinners at finest Indian restaurants
  • Guided city tour of Tokyo
  • Visit the Meiji Shrine
  • Visit the Asakusa Kanon Temple and also see the Imperial Palace
  • Visit the Toyota Mega Web
  • Visit the Observatory of the Tokyo Tower
  • Enjoy the Kamakura tour where you will visit the Kotoku-in (Great Buddha)
  • Visit Ginza area for shopping
  • Visit Mount Fuji 5th Station
  • Enjoy Lake Ashi cruise
  • Visit the Todaiji Temple and Deer Park in Nara
  • Visit the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Visit the Kiyomizu Temple, Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle in Kyoto
  • Ride on the Bullet Train from Kyoto to Hiroshima
  • Guided City Tour of Hiroshima
  • Visit the Peace Park, A-Bomb Dome & the Memorial Museum
  • Visit the Miyajima Ferry and Itsukushima Shrine
  • Visit the Jagalchi Market one of the ten landmarks of Busan
  • Visit the famous Biff Square - a cinema district and the place where Busan International Film Festival
  • Visit Haedong Yongungsa Temple historic temple in Korea built in 1376
  • Visit the Nurimaru Apec House, Haeundae beach & Yongdusan Park
  • See the famous landmark of Busan The Busan Tower
  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum in Seoul
  • Photo Stop at the N Seoul Tower
  • Go on a most interesting tour of Korea The De Militarized Zone (DMZ), the last relics of the Cold War
  • Visit the Ginseng Centre the largest duty free shopping centre
  • Visit the Changdeokgung Palace & Jogyesa Temple
  • Visit the traditional Village of Namsan Hanok
  • Visit the Amethyst Factory the gems factory
  • Visit the Dongdaemun Design Plaza culture complex
  • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager traveling with you throughout your holiday
Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • JAPAN
      • Tokyo
        • Guided city tour of Tokyo
        • Visit the Meiji Shrine
        • Visit the Asakusa Kanon Temple
        • Visit the Toyota Mega Web
        • Visit the Nakamise Shopping Arcade
        • Visit the Observatory of the Tokyo Tower
        • Enjoy Kamakura tour- Visit Kotoku-In (Great Buddha)
      • Hakone
        • Visit the Mount Fuji 5th Station
        • Visit Lake Ashi Cruise
        • Bullet Train From Odawara to Kyoto
      • Nara
        • Visit the Nara Deer Park
        • Visit the Todaiji Temple
        • Visit the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
      • Kyoto
        • Visit the Kiyomizu Temple
        • Visit the Golden Pavilion
        • Visit the Nijo Castle
        • Enjoy Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima
      • Hiroshima
        • Guided city tour
        • Visit the Peace Memorial Park
        • Visit the A-Bomb Dome
      • Osaka
        • Orientation tour of Osaka
        • Free time at Shinsaibashi
    • KOREA
      • Busan
        • Visit the Jagalchi Market
        • Visit the famous Biff Square
        • Visit Haedong Yongungsa Temple ? historic temple in Korea
        • Nurimaru Apec House, Haeundae beach & Yongdusan Park
        • Visit the famous landmark of Busan ? The Busan Tower
        • Experience making of Kimchi or Kimbab
      • Seoul
        • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum
        • The De Militarized Zone (DMZ) Tour
        • Changdeokgung Palace & Jogyesa Temple
        • Amethyst Factory ? the gems factory
        • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
        • Photo stop at N Seoul Tower
        • Visit the Namsan Hanok Village
        • Visit the Ginseng Centre for shopping
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 03 nights accommodation at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba/ Grand Palace or similar in Tokyo
    • 02 nights accommodation at Hotel Rihga Royal Kyoto/ Okura Kyoto or similar in Kyoto
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Rihga Royal Hiroshima/ Grand Prince Hiroshima or similar in Hiroshima
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Agora Moriguchi / Rihga Royal Osaka or similar in Osaka
    • 02 nights accommodation at Best Western UL or similar in Busan
    • 03 nights accommodation at Golden Seoul Hotel or similar in Seoul
  • MEALS
    • Daily Buffet breakfast in your hotel
    • Indian / Local lunches as mentioned in the day wise itinerary
    • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners
  • AIRFARE, TICKET TAXES AND OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of tickets from Osaka - Busan and Busan - Seoul
    • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance for the duration of the tour
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2017
  • VISAS
    • Single-entry Japan visa
    • Single-entry Korean visa
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and excursions as specified in the itinerary will be by an air conditioned coach
    • Bullet train from Odawara to Kyoto
    • Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima
    • Bullet train from Hiroshima to Osaka
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an overseas travel insurance policy before you travel on your tour. Keeping your convenience in mind, we have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. However for any passengers above the age of 60, and those who extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager or a local representative throughout your tour. (Subject to minimum 10 full paying passengers)
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 30 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI / RBI regulations under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides, tour managers, etc
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in What your tour price includes.
  • Mandatory Tips of USD 05 per person per day for Local Guide / Driver.
NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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Sensoji temple

 “Sensoji” is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo. Sensoji was built in 645 A.D with the finest Japanese architecture. It was was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace was completed in 1395 at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung means “palace greatly blessed by Heaven”. 

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

The demilitarized zone (DMZ) divides the Korean Peninsula roughly in half. It is 250 kilometres (160 miles) long, and about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide and separates South Korea from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).