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Tokyo & Osaka
(6 Nights & 7 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
(7 Nights & 8 Nights)
Tokyo, Hakone, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
Himeji, Kurashiki, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Beppu, Takachiho, Kumamoto & Nagasaki
Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Takachiho, Beppu, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Tokushima & Koyasan
Himeji, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Naruto, Koyasan, Kumano & Ise Shima
Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Sounkyo, Abashiri, Shiretoko & Kushiro
(8 Nights & 10 Nights)
Sapporo, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Hakodate, Aomori, Hiraizumi, Matsushima & Nikko
Takamatsu, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Hagi, Izumo, Matsue, Tottori & Himeji
Ina, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Nara, Kyoto, Koka, Hakone, Mt Fuji & Tokyo
(9 Nights, 10 Nights & 11 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Takamatsu & Kobe
(10 Nights & 11 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Takamatsu & Kobe
Korea (Andong, Gyeongju & Seoul)
Japan (Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mt Fuji & Tokyo)
Nikko, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima & Himeji
(13 Nights & 14 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Beppu & Nagasaki
(12 Nights & 13 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Beppu, Takachiho & Nagasaki
Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Beppu, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Koyasan, Nara, Kyoto, Mt Fuji & Tokyo
(14 Nights & 15 Nights)
Hokkaido, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara & Osaka
(14 Nights & 17 Nights)
Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Hiraizumi, Matsushima, Nikko, Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto & Osaka
(13 Nights & 14 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Koyasan, Kumano & Ise Shima
(14 Nights & 15 Nights)
Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Takamatsu, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Hagi, Matsue & Himeji
Sapporo, Hakodate, Matsushima, Nikko, Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Himeji, Hiroshima, Beppu & Nagasaki
The price is per person, based on twin or triple room occupancy
For single travelers, this tour has a single supplement. This guarantees a single room throughout the tour
Prices are excluding international flights
Single room types are rooms for
single room occupants.
One person will be occupying the hotel room throughout the tour.
Twin room types are rooms set for two people who will occupy one room, but will have two separate beds.
A double room is a room that has one bed for two people to share.
A triple room is one room where three people may share the same room. It has three separate beds.
Japanese Style Room
A Japanese-style room traditionally does not have a western-style bed, it is a tatami floor room with futon bedding. However, if you prefer a western-style bed, you may request one though we cannot guarantee it.
Please note: If you would like to request neighboring rooms next to your traveling companions, you and your traveling companions must have the same room types in order to be next to each other. For example, if you have requested a double room, but your traveling companions have requested a twin, or triple room, then neighboring rooms cannot be accommodated. However, if both you and your traveling companions match in room type, then neighboring rooms will likely be arranged for your convenience.
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All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!
We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.
One of the most
sights in Asia in
spring is the cherry blossoms.
Cherry blossoms are indigenous to many East
Korea and Japan.
This Japan and Korea combined tour offers you the best opportunity to have a detailed expedition to two beautiful neighboring countries in Asia when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. We will give you a sampling of all that Korea and Japan has to offer, from unique locales to “must see” tourist attractions, colorful cultural traditions to delectable dining.
You will have a chance to visit DMZ and 3rd Tunnel, enjoy the famous Nanta “Cookin” Show, stay in a Japanese ryokan (traditional inn), unwind in a hot springs (onsen) spa bath, ride a bullet train, taste sake, watch a kimono fashion show, among many other activities. With exclusive access to gardens, temples, shrines, castles, museums and specialty shops, you will have a one of a kind experience and a chance to see why these countries are popular tourist destinations.
Korea (Andong / Gyeongju /Seoul), Japan (Nara / Uji / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure
Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling
This tour starts in Seoul and ends in Tokyo. You will need flights for arrival at Incheon Airport (ICN), then international flight from Seoul (ICN) to Osaka (Kansai Airport-KIX) on day 6, with departure in Tokyo at Narita Airport (NRT). Please note that the airport transfer from hotel to Incheon Airport is available at 10:00 AM, please book your flight departing after 2:00 PM on day 6.
Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged
Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, please arrange your own hotel transfer.
Welcome to Korea! An AJT representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel.
Start your tour of Korea with a visit to the traditional Andong Hahoe Village, a UNESCO Heritage site. Popularly known as the birth of Korea's Confucianism, the place is being preserved for it's thatched-roof houses and villages. This picturesque village is also known for it's mask dance. Should time / weather permits, one can enjoy the traditional performance amidst the picturesque surroundings. After, we transfer to Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty for the Gyeongju National Museum. Divided into 3 main halls & an outdoor garden exhibit area, the museum showcases mainly ancient Korean Archaeology found in the area. The artifacts range from prehistoric times to the Three Kingdom Period, as well as items buried with the Royalties in the Tombs of Cheongmacheon area.
This morning, we visit the UNESCO preserved site of Bulguksa Temple. Built in year 528, the name of the temple is literally translated as "Temple of Buddha's Land" or "Buddha's World Temple". It aims to realize the blissfulness of the Buddhist scriptures where the mortal being's suffering is being released. The steps leading to the temple being called the "Blue Cloud Bridge" & "White Cloud Bridge" as well as the decorative elements in the architecture are all symbolic of the temple's name. This afternoon, visit the Seokkuram Grotto, a small and quaint temple which houses an elegant but majestic statute of Buddha. Despite it's size, the exquisiteness of the temple's architecture suggest that it was being used by the Royalty and nobilities in ancient time. Our last stop for the day is the Cheomseongdae, the oldest astronomical observatory in Asia.
We head back to Seoul for the Gyeongbuk Palace, the main and and most grand of the five palaces. Construction started in 1300's, and in the 1400's its beauty flourished. Unfortunately, a few fires destroyed it and was eventually burnt down during the Japanese occupation. It was reconstructed several times since and now brought back to its former glory. Enjoy your walk in the palace grounds as your guide brief you through the various building. Next, we drive pass the Presidential Blue House, home to the current President of Korea. Please note that no photography is allowed. Next, we visit the Presidential's Museum, set up in 2010 to co-incide with APEC meeting held in Seoul the same year. The museum encompasses the past, present and the future of Seoul as well as the entire Korea. The Jogyesa is considered the "head temple" of Buddhist temples in Korea. From here, walk the streets of Insa-Dong, often considered the "Mary's Alley of Seoul" or antique streets. The traditional buildings and wide array of traditional souvenirs are absolutely mesmerizing.)
Depart for Imjinggak at DMZ, see the Freedom Bridge and Mangbaeda which is an altar for the Koreans to come pay respect to their families in North Korea. It is especially crowded during the Lunar New Year and Korean Thanksgiving Holidays as this is the closest the families can get to North Korea. After, transferring to the DMZ, we take a shuttle bus for a ride through the 3rd tunnel and DORA Observatory. One can see parts of North Korea from the observation deck. The Media Hall offers an insight of the disparities between the divided country. After, transfer for lunch and journey back to Seoul. This evening, get ready for some non-verbal comedy at the Nanta ‘Cookin’ Show. Embodying traditional Korean drumming skills into a modern kitchen scene, this light hearted comedy married with intense drumming will leave you thumping for more! After, we visit the famous Dongdaemun Market where you can find wares of every kind!
After breakfast, free for leisure until your transfer to Seoul Incheon Airport for your flight to Japan. Upon arrival Osaka, an AJT representative will meet you at the arrival gate and direct you to the hotel.
NOTE 1: The airport transfer is available at 10:00 AM from the hotel to Seoul Incheon Airport, please arrange your flight departing after 2:00 PM.
In the morning you will travel to Nara, the oldest capital city of Japan, by private coach. We will visit Todaiji Temple, the largest wooden building in Japan. The temple also houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha at 16.3 meters high, and the surrounding park is filled with over 1,000 Sika deer. We will continue our tour to Uji where you can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Then, visit a sake museum in the scenic and historic Fushimi district, which is home to more than twenty breweries and is considered one of the brewing capitals in Japan. At the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, you will be introduced to the facinating history of sake brewing with its nostalgic buildings, tasting experience, and valuable collection of traditional brewing tools. Then a visit to the stunning vermilion colored Fushimi Inari Shrine, whose 4km long tunnel of scarlet torii gates was featured in the film Memoirs of a Geisha. This complex wraps around a bamboo wilderness that includes mountains, streams, and ponds, the perfect backdrop for a scenic hike. We will stay two nights in Kyoto.
Today we will continue our tour of Kyoto, once the capital of Japan and still considered its cultural center. We will begin with the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), a temple covered with 18 carat gold leaves. This three-story structure was originally built by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397. Next is the Ryoan-ji Rock Garden, famed for its exceptional rock and sand garden (seki-taki). At the Nishijin Textile Center, you can view displays of kimonos and even watch an kimono fashion show. Then, we will visit the famous Kiyomizu Temple, best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color during the spring and the fall seasons, as well as a beautiful scene of Kyoto City in the distance. From Kiyomizu Temple we will head to Maruyama Park, which is one of the most popular places for cherry blossom viewing (hanami) in Kyoto. Lastly, we will tour Gion, the old Geisha Quarter, and Pontocho, whose cobblestone alleys vibrate with night life.
This morning we will visit the famous Miho Museum. The Miho Museum has stunning architecture that accentuates the surrounding nature while exhibiting a variety of items from different ancient civilizations. There is a tunnel that leads from the museum to a road lined with hundreds of cherry blossom trees. It was designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei, and is named after Koyama Mihoko, one of the richest women in Japan and the founder of the museum. From there, visit Koka Ninja Mansion. This mansion used to be resided in by ninja, equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. We will then continue to Hikone to visit Hikone Castle, an attractive hanami spot during the cherry blossom season. Hikone Castle is an original castle, i.e. it survived the post feudal era without undergoing destruction and reconstruction, considered one of the four most beautiful castles in Japan with its three-layered chalk tower. Hikone Castle has a backdrop of Lake Biwa and Konki-zan Hill, and is regarded as one of four national heritage castles, along with Inuyama Castle in Aichi, Himeji Castle in Hyogo, and Matsumoto Castle in Nagano. Next, our group will experience a Shinkansen bullet train ride, which can reach speeds of up to 300 km/hr. We will stay at the Onsen Hotel at Hamanako Kanzaiji Onsen, where you can soak in the therapeutic waters of a spa bath and feast on a traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquet dinner.
After enjoying Japanese breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to Hakone and take a 20 minute ropeway from Togendai to Owakundani. Much of the area here is considered an active volcanic zone since its creation from the eruption of Mount Hakone some 3,000 years ago. There, you can experience hot springs and hot rivers, where sulfurous fumes still linger. Owakundani also has splendid views of Mount Fuji in good weather. From Hakone we will proceed to Mt. Fuji on our private coach. Along the way, enjoy the changing scenery, from thick vegetation to lowlands and rolling clouds. We will stop at Mt. Fuji 5th station (depending on weather) to admire the world famous peak. In the afternoon we will travel to Tokyo. Our last visit for this day is Shibuya. We will be able to see the famed Shibuya Crossing in action and cross the street with the crowd. We will then take photos with the Hachiko Statue at the crossing, which is a monument dedicated to a loyal dog that waited even after his master passed away.
In the morning you will be taken to Asakusa Kannon Temple, an active place of worship where you can see the largest paper lantern in Japan. Here, discover the difference between a Shinto Shrine and a Buddhist Temple, then explore Nakamise Market, which resembles a traditional style shopping street of a bygone era. Continue to Ueno Park, famous for its more than 1,000 cherry trees. Next is a visit to Edo Tokyo Museum, where you can learn the history of Tokyo from the time when it was a small village called Edo. The museum also offers many good picture taking opportunities, for example vehicles and items which were used in the past are placed on display for museum goers. Then we will proceed to the Imperial Palace, the former site of Edo Castle. You can explore the park, surrounded by moats and stone fortifications, in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, we will visit the the world's tallest self supporting steel tower. At 333 meters high, Tokyo Tower is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower. We will go up 150 meters to the main observatory deck and get a bird's eye view of Tokyo. From there we will cross the Rainbow Bridge, and be treated to stunning views of Tokyo Bay. We will travel to the man-made islands of Odaiba and see cutting-edge architecture, as well as the night view of Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge.
NOTE 2: If you wish to stay in the center of Tokyo for the last night instead of Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu, we can arrange for you to stay at Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo (or similar class). In this case, airport transfer is not included, but we will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance.
NOTE 3: If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT), we can arrange for you to stay at Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo (or similar class) instead of Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu. In this case, airport transfer is not included but we will provide full instructions for you to get to the airport in advance.
After breakfast, our tour officially ends. Checkout time is 11 am and Narita Airport can be reached by hotel shuttle bus.
NOTE 4: If you would like to stay longer in Japan, please contact us to book hotel accommodations.
Andong is a city in South Korea, and the capital of North Gyeongsang Province. It is the largest city in the northern part of the province with a population of 167,821 as of October 2010. The Nakdong River flows through the city. Andong is a market centre for the surrounding agricultural areas. Since the 1970s Andong has developed rapidly, although the population has fallen by nearly seventy thousand as people have moved away to Seoul and other urban centers. In the late 1990s and early 2000s it became a tourism and cultural centre. Andong is known as a centre of culture and folk traditions. The surrounding area maintains many ancient traditions, so in mid October the Andong Folk Festival is held every year. One of the most famous aspects of these cultural festivities are the Andong masks.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hahoe Village is known as the Village Enveloped by
Water because the Nakdong River flows along its
borders. Hahoe Village, along with Yangdong Village
in Gyeongju, was added to the UNESCO World
Heritage List under the category of “Historic Villages
in Korea” on July 31, 2010. It is located at the base of
Hwasan Mountain, which is to the west of Taebaek
Mountain. In the center of the village are many tile-
roofed houses that belong to the Ryu Clan.
Aside from the scenic view of the river flowing around the village there is the Buyongdae Cliff, sandy beaches, and ancient pine trees. From the cliff you can have a panoramic view of the village below. Then you can enjoy visiting the Bongjeongsa Temple, which was built during the Silla Period, and Gosan Seowon, a Confucian Academy. In addition to breathtaking scenery, Hahoe Village offers delectable local delicacies. Try the Andong Soju (distilled alcoholic beverage), Heotjesabap (a type of Bibimbap eaten by the nobles), Andong Gangodeungeo (salted mackerel), and Andong Guksu (a kind of noodle dish).
Gyeongju is known as the “museum without walls” for
the amount of tombs, pagodas, rock carvings,
Buddhist statuary, and palace ruins that can be found
in the area. It was once the capital during the Silla
Dynasty when Julius Caesar was conquering Gaul.
Later in the 7th century the neighboring kingdoms of
Goguryeo and Baekje were conquered under King
Munmu. Gyeongju then became the capital of the
entire peninsula. The city began a cultural revival in
the late 20th century – with much preservation and
restoration work thanks to President Park Chung-hee
in the 1970s.
The center of the city has a distinctive landscape, which was created by the many tumuli or round grassy tombs. Then there are traditional structures that have colorful roofs. In the outer districts are two not to miss sites known as Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto. These two are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage that is located within the Bulguksa Temple complex.
Museum of the cultural history of Gyeongju
Gyeongju National Museum focuses on the cultural
history of Gyeongju, which was the capital of the Silla
Kingdom (57 BC – 935 AD). The Main Hall, Annex I,
Annex II and Outdoor Exhibit Area are the four large
exhibition areas of the museum. There are many
glittering accessories, such as golden crowns and
ornaments, belts, earrings, etc. You will be introduced
to the superb artistry of the Silla Period through these
In the Main Hall you can see earthenware and in the Arts and Crafts room you can see various artworks and craftworks. Gukeun Memorial Hall exhibits over 600 artifacts, which were from the personal collection of Dr. Lee Yang-Seon who donated the items to the museum for preservation. Artifacts from the great tombs of Gyeongju are displayed in the Gobun Gallery in Annex I.
Approximately 30,000 artifacts have been excavated from Wolji Pond, the most significant of which are exhibited in the Wonji Gallery in Annex 2. Other galleries in Annex 2 exhibit household goods. These various types of items show many aspects of life in the Royal Court during the Silla Period. After the galleries, you can move on to the Outdoor Exhibit Area in the Museum Grounds.
King Seongdeok’s Bell is the most renowned of all Buddhist temple bells and can be found there. You cannot help but feel solemn as you gaze upon the relic. There is also a variety of artifacts from royal palaces and temples exhibited throughout the grounds. Buddhist sculptures make up the majority of the stone artifacts. If you are a traveler interested in Buddhism or the magnificent culture of royal palaces, this is a place you do not want to miss.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple are ancient
Buddhist temples of Korea, which were established in
the mid-8th century during the golden era of the
United Silla Dynasty. These two sites are listed as
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
These two heritages represent the highly developed architectural skills and creative craftsmanship of the Silla people. The magnificent and sublime beauty of Seokguram's carvings and Bulguksa Temple's sty lobate are great examples of the craftsmanship. The two stone pagodas are considered some of the masterpieces of Buddhist architecture and are unparalleled in all of Northeast Asia.
Seokguram is an artificial stone temple made of granite that is meant to preserve the statues. Inside the round-shaped main hall are the Bonjon Statue, Bodhi-sattva, and his disciples. The majority of the stone statues have survived the passage of time with the original structure still intact since the 8th century.
Bulguksa, literally translating to Temple of the Land of Buddha, was built with the aspiration for Buddha's utopia. The temple was damaged in 1592 by the Japanese during the Imjin War and all the wooden structures of the temple completely burned down. Luckily, the stone altars, bridges, pagodas, lanterns, and bronze statues of the Buddha escaped the fire. A partial restoration was conducted from 1969 to 1973, which resulted in the current structure.
Oldest astronomical observatory in Asia
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical
observatory in Asia. It was constructed during the
reign of Queen Seon-deok (632-647) and was used
for observing the stars in order to forecast the
weather. This stone structure was designated as
National Treasure No.31 on December 20th, 1962.
Cheomseongdae was built in a cylinder shape with stones 30cm in diameter. The 362 stones were piled up to make 27 levels. The 362 stones used to build Cheomseongdae represented the 362 days in a lunar year. Roughly 4.16m up from the bottom there is a 1 ㎡ square entrance and a space to hang a ladder under it. The inside is filled with soil up to the 12th level, and the 19th, 20th, 25th, and 26th levels all have long rocks hanging on two areas, shaped as the Chinese letter '井' (jeong).
The Vernal Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice and the 24 solar terms (also known as the astronomical solar year) were determined by the observation of stars. The pavilion stone is believed to have been used as a standard of deciding directions.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, a sprawling metropolis where hyper-modern skyscrapers, high- tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of centuries-old locust and pine trees.
The largest and most beautiful palace
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also
commonly referred to as the Northern Palace
because of its location when compared to the
neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern
Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace)
Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most
beautiful and is the largest of all five palaces. The
palaces were once destroyed in fires during the Imjin
War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all
of the palace buildings were later restored under the
leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign
of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond, have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art. The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.
Famous for the thousands of blue tiles
The signature markings of the Presidential Residence
of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles. It is the first thing
that catches one's attention upon entering the
premises. The blue tiles and the smooth roof blend
beautifully with Mt. Bugaksan in the backdrop.
Approximately 150 thousand tiles compose the roof
of the Blue House. Each tile was baked individually,
which made them strong enough to be used for
hundreds of years.
The unique buildings of Cheong Wa Dae are comprised of the Main Office, Yeongbingwan (Guest House), Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn Pavilion), Nokjiwon (Green grass), the Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Valley, and the Seven Palaces. They are unique and beautifully designed, built in the Korean traditional style.
To the right you will see Chunchugwan where the president's press conferences are held. The roof of Chunchugwan was made of earthen tiles. On the left side of the main office, there is the Yeongbingwan. It was designed to hold large conferences and official events for foreign guests.
You can walk along Nokjiwon and the Mugunghwa Valley. At Nokjiwon a succession of presidents planted trees on memorial occasions. There is one famous tree which is 310 years old. The Mugunghwa Valley has colorful flowers, a fountain, and a phoenix statue, which makes it perfect for taking pictures.
Museum on the modern history of the Presidents
The Presidential Museum is also known as
Cheongwadae Sarangchae. It first opened in 2010
and is a separate building located in front of the
Presidential Residence known for its blue tiles. The
museum allows you to experience as well as learn
about the history and culture of Korea. There is also
much information concerning the past and present
Presidents of the country. If you do not have a good
idea of what you want to do in the country then the
exhibits on the first floor will give you some
The Korea Exhibition Center and Hi Seoul Center provide insight into the history and culture of Korea. In the Korea Exhibition Center area focuses on introducing the history, culture, prominent figures, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, currency, and world famous Koreans. The Hi Seoul Center displays everything about the capital city, Seoul. It shows the history, major tourist attractions, and recommends things for you to enjoy while there. On the second floor of the building is the Presidential Center, where the 60 years of the modern history are shown. You can even take a picture with the current President of Korea Lee Myung Bak and the First Lady on a touch screen in the chromakey photo studio. There is also a replica of the Presidential Office where you can sit in the chair and take photos too.
Chief temple of Korean Buddhism
Jogyesa is the head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is there that you can find the Daeungjeon, Seoul’s largest wooden Buddhist worship hall. It was first established in 1395, but the current design was completed in 1938. Inside there are three giant Buddha statues of Amitabha, historical Buddha, and Bhaisaiya. The exterior is decorated with floral latticework and scenes from Buddha’s life. Jogyesa can be found in downtown Seoul in the Jongnogu area. Aside from the buildings, natural monument No. 9 can be found on the temple grounds. The natural monument is an ancient white pine tree that is 10 meters high and is about 500 years old.
Popular street for Korean Crafts
Insa-dong Antique Street is over 700 meters long and goes from Anguk-dong Rotary and tapgol Park. The street is a focal point of Korean traditional culture, crafts, and other goods that can only be purchased in Korea. In the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) it was a place of study for painters and today it is an art center. You can see the rich craftsmanship in the pottery, paintings, and unique folk crafts that are available for purchase. At least 40% of Korean crafts are exchanged at Insa-dong Antique street and ranges from expensive to affordable. On the weekends the vehicles are not allowed to pass through the street, which allows for more room to explore.
Buffer zone between North and South Korea
The Demilitarized Zone in Korea creates a buffer between the two countries. Imjingak is the furthest northern point in South Korea before the border and is the area where you check in to enter the civilian restricted areas. The Freedom Bridge is located in the village where 13,000 prisoners of war were traded at the end of the Korean War. There are brightly colored ribbons covering different parts of the bridge that have messages on them. The 3rd Tunnel was found in 1978 and it was estimated that 30,000 soldiers passed through there per hour during the war. Nearby is the Dora Observatory where you can see parts of North Korea like the Kim Il-Sung Statue and Geumamgol.
Longest running show in Korea
Nanta Cooking Show is a comedy show that uses very little words. The performances are accompanied by music which incorporates traditional samul nori (type of percussion) rhythm. It is the longest running show in Korea and has been staged in 18 other countries. There are three theatres where you can watch the musical in Seoul and one on Jeju Island. The show has pantomime, acrobatics, magic tricks, audience participation and comedy. In the plot there are three cooks trying to prepare a wedding banquet within the deadline, but the manager gives his incompetent nephew a job to work with the kitchen staff.
Large wholesale market
Dongdaemun Market is a large wholesale market for clothing, which has expanded over the years to include everything related to fashion. Today it has over 20 shopping malls that cover a full range of items like clothing, accessories, sporting goods, etc. The main street divides the market into two sections where one side is retail shops and the other wholesale. Doosan Tower is found on section 1 and Dongdaemun Stadium is on section 2. The inexpensive prices of the Dongdaemun Market bring in large crowds of retailers, tourists, foreigners, and the everyday consumer.
The city of Nara was once known as the first capital established in Japan. Nara is located only less than an hour away from both Kyoto and Osaka. Nara is home to some of Japan’s oldest, largest, and historic temples. The landmark and symbol of Nara is the Todaiji Temple, which was built in the 7th century. One the most popular attractions is Nara Park where visitors come every day to see the wild deer that roam free throughout the park.
Large temple with a big Buddha statue (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Located north of Nara Park is one of Japan’s most historic and famous temple called the Todai-Ji Temple. This temple is listed as one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple’s main hall named Daibutsuden, is the largest wooden building in the world. It is home to one of Japan’s largest bronze statues of Buddha siting at fifteen meters tall.
Over 1,000 Sika deer roam free
Located in central Nara is Nara Park, it is one of the most famous and popular parks in Japan. The park is famous and popular because it is home to over one thousand deer. The deer roam freely throughout the park and visitors are able to get up close and feed the deer as well. This park is conveniently located near most of Nara’s main tourist destinations, which include Todai-Ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kofuku-Ji Temple, and the Nara National Museum.
Uji is a small city located between Kyoto and Nara, which are two of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations. Uji is the second-biggest tea-growing region in Japan and the area’s tea leaves have supplied Kyoto’s tea culture since the fourteenth century. Eisai, the Zen priest who imported Zen Buddhism to Japan from China, introduced the benefits of the beverage in a book and advised the Uji priests in tea plant cultivation and preparation. Tea drinking later became popular among the masses, and Uji earned a reputation for excellent tea production as one of the first places to engage in tea cultivation. Today, Uji's tea is still regarded to be of superior quality.
Traditional way of preparing and drinking tea
Green tea has a rich history in Japan and has been the most popular non-alcoholic beverage for years. A green tea ceremony is the ceremonial way of preparing and drinking green tea that has been practiced for hundreds of years. The ceremony is full of many rituals and has a strong Zen Buddhism influence. The tea is prepared by the host for the guests and is usually green tea made from powdered tea leaves.
Kyoto was once the old capital of Japan and is filled with historic temples, shrines, buildings, and other structures. Kyoto is filled with many temples and shrines such as the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Golden Pavilion. It is also home of the Gion Festival, which is the most famous festival in Japan. Kyoto is the number two destination for tourist bound for Japan, and is the number one destination for tourist looking for a full Japanese cultural experience.
One of the largest sake brewers in Japan
The Gekkeikan Brewery is one of the leading sake breweries and one of the oldest family owned in Japan. The Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum is located in southern Kyoto in the famous Fushimi Sake District, which is home to around 40 sake breweries. The museum features the methods, traditional tools used, and history of sake brewing.
The most famous of thousands of shrines in Japan, the ultimate torii gate experience
The Fushimi Inari-Taisha Grand Shrine is located in southern Kyoto and is one of the most famous and visited shrines in Kyoto. This shrine is only five minutes away from Kyoto Station by train, and features over a thousand vermillion colored torii gates that brings many tourist to this shrine every year.
Temple covered in gold (National Historic Site / National Special Scenic Spot / UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The famous Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Temple is located in northern Kyoto and is most known for the building covered in gold leaf. This famous building is the number one most popular destination for tourist visiting Kyoto. The Golden Pavilion sits overlooking a large pond and various small attractions and shops are available for visitors.
Zen Temple with famous rock garden (National Special Scenic Spot / UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The Ryoan-Ji Rock Garden is located only one mile down the road from the famous Kinkaku-Ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) in northern Kyoto. It is the location of Japan’s most famous rock garden and attracts hundreds of visitors every day throughout the year. The surrounding area features a beautiful pond with a nice walking trail that circles the area.
One of the most celebrated temples of Japan, famous for its large wooden terrace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is located only 15 minutes away by bus from Kyoto Station to the eastern side of Kyoto. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto and is listed as one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple features a large wooden terrace that offers a fantastic view of the cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn colors during the fall season with the city of Kyoto in the background.
Watch kimono fashion show
The Nishijin Textile Center is located northwest of Central Kyoto in the famous Nishijin district. Visitors can view various displays of glorious fabrics and kimonos. Guests can also witness weaving demonstrations and the popular kimono fashion show. The kimono fashion show is held almost every hour throughout the week. There is a shop available for guests to purchase a variety of goods such as kimonos, bags, postcards, dolls, and much more.
One of the most popular places for cherry blossom viewing (hanami) in Kyoto
Maruyama Park is located in eastern Kyoto near the Gion district, only 20 minutes away by bus from Kyoto Station. During cherry blossom season in the spring, this is the most popular park for hanami and to view the cherry blossoms. In the center of the park is the tall weeping cherry tree that becomes lit up for a beautiful cherry blossom spring night.
Kyoto's most famous geisha district
Located only 20 minutes away by bus from Kyoto Station, is the Gion Geisha District. The Gion Geisha District is one of the most famous and popular destinations for tourist visiting Kyoto. This area is filled with restaurants, teahouses, shops, and other attractions to entertain guests. The machiya merchant houses along with river and the occasional geisha walking around, brings visitors from everywhere to experience everything that this area has to offer.
The city of Koka is located in the Shiga Prefecture and together with the city of Iga, is known as the home of ninjas. Koka is a nice side trip when visiting Kyoto or Osaka since it is not too far off east of Kyoto. Tourist can visit the Miho Museum to look at art or visit the Ninja Village or Ninja Mansion to learn more about Japanese Ninja.
Unique art museum in the mountains designed by the renowned architect, I. M. Pei
The Miho Museum is located in the city of Koka and along with Koka’s ninja attractions, is a fun side trip from Kyoto. This museum has a unique architecture that blends in well with its surroundings and artwork display. This museum features many exhibits of world history and culture.
Historic house formerly inhabited by ninja
Koka's Ninja Mansion is close to 300 years old and used to be resided in by ninja. It appears like an ordinary house from the outside; inside however, it is equipped with many ingenious traps and devices, designed to prevent intruders and to provide a means of escape in times of need. Visitors are allowed to explore the house and discover its various trapdoors and secret passages.
Hikone is located off the shores of Lake Biwa, which is also Japan’s largest lake. It is also the location of Hikone Castle which is one of four castles in Japan that is declared as national treasures. Visitors can come here as a quick side trip traveling to and from Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.
One of four national heritage castles in Japan
Hikone Castle is located in Hikone Japan not too far from Kyoto off the shores of Lake Biwa. This castle is one of the four castles in Japan that were declared as national treasures. This castle is an original castle that has never been destroyed and rebuilt. Around the castle is the Hikone Castle Museum and the beautiful Genkyuen Garden.
Japan's main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido are served by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the country's major cities. Japan's high speed trains (bullet trains) are called shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways (JR). The shinkansen network consists of multiple lines, among which the Tokaido Shinkansen (Tokyo - Nagoya - Kyoto - Osaka) is the oldest and most popular. All shinkansen lines (except the Akita and Yamagata Shinkansen) run on tracks that are exclusively built for and used by shinkansen trains. Most lines are served by multiple train categories, ranging from the fastest category that stops only at major stations to the slowest category that stops at every station along the way.
High-speed railway at speeds up to 300 km/hr
The shinkansen (or Japan’s bullet train) is a high speed train that travel between most of the major cities in Japan. Travelers can reserve seats on either ordinary or green car seats for an added cost. The shinkansen can run up to 320 kilometers per hour (close to 200 miles per hour), and are known to always be on time, comfortable and safe.
Hakone is located in Kanagawa Prefecture and is only about two hours away from Tokyo. Hakone is park of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and is a popular destination for tourist. Hakone is famous in Japan for its hot springs and beautiful natural views. Visitors can go to the many hot spring resorts to relax and unwind or visit the many museums and shrines available. Guests that would appreciate nature more could go to the parks and trails to experience the natural beauty.
An aerial lift that provides nice views of Mount Fuji and Lake Hakone
One of the most popular ways to get around Hakone is by taking the Hakone Ropeway. The ropeway travels between Sounzan and Togendai. The Hakone Ropeway gives visitors a beautiful view of Hakone and on a clear day, it is possible to get a nice view of Mount Fuji as well.
A volcanic valley with active sulfur vents and hot springs
Owakudani is located in Hakone and is an area around a crater where gaseous fumes, hot springs, and hot rivers exist. Just like most of Hakone, on a clear day, it is possible to see Mount Fuji as well. There are hiking trails available for guests, but these trails are difficult for inexperience hikers.
The highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji is 3,776 meters above sea level, and is located more or less in the center of Japan, stretching over Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. Its elegant conical form has frequently been depicted in many paintings and literary works since ancient times. Many artists have been captivated by the diverse expressions shown by this mountain depending on the season, or depending on the time of the day, whether in the morning or early evening. It is widely believed that Mt. Fuji is unparalleled worldwide as a mountain that has so frequently been narrated, sung in verse, and drawn.
Great view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below
Mt. Fuji is a widely-known symbol of Japan. At 3,773 meters, Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain. “Station (gome)” is the unit representing one tenth of the length from the trail entrance to the top.The fifth station Mt. Fuji is the fifth point from the base at the height of 2,305 meter. Being the end of the Fuji Subaru Line toll road and the highest point that general cars can reach. From the observatory you can see below Komitake Shrine, an ancient place for prayer that has been visited by worshippers and disciplinant, and Yamanaka-ko, the largest lake among the five Fuji lakes.
Tokyo is the number one destination for tourist bound for Japan. It is the number one most populated, the biggest city, and is the capital of Japan. From shopping to sightseeing, this city offers everything that tourist want to see. There are a number of places to see the entire city, tourist can visit the Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower to get a breathtaking view of the city. For shopping, visitors can head to the most popular areas such as Ginza, Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, or Shinjuku. There are also many museums available such as the Edo Tokyo Museum or the Tokyo National Museum. This modern city still has many parks, temples, and shines for anyone interested in a cultural experience.
One of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts, famous for its Hachiko Statue and Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya is a popular shopping and entertainment area near Shibuya Station. It is one of the most busiest and popular locations in Tokyo. There are plenty of options when choosing for a place to dine or shop and there are plenty of nightclubs as well. The most famous locations in Shibuya would be both the Shibuya Crossing and the Hachiko Statue.
Buddhist temple with souvenir shopping street, an atmosphere of old Tokyo
The Sensoji Temple located in Asakusa is one of the most popular Buddhist temples to visit. The temple was built and completed in the year 645 and is Tokyo’s oldest temple. The surrounding area offers shopping for souvenirs and food. The Sanja Festival is one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals and is held every May at Asakusa Temple.
Famous for its more than 1,000 cherry trees
Ueno Park is located in next to Ueno Station in Tokyo. This large public park features many museums such as the Tokyo National Museum and the National Science Museum. The entrance of the famous Ueno Zoo is also located in the park. Ueno Park is Tokyo’s most popular location to view the cherry blossoms in the spring, and has a large number of Hanami parties.
Excellent museum about Tokyo's history
The Edo Tokyo Museum is located in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district. The museum features exhibits that showcase Tokyo’s past in the Edo period. Visitors can learn about how people lived during the Edo period, and has many illustrations or miniature models showcasing the past. Guests can take pictures of the many models or life- sized figures.
Main residence of the Imperial Family
The Imperial Palace is located in the center of Tokyo, only a short walk away from Tokyo station. The palace is home to the current Imperial Family. The inner grounds of the palace is not open to the public, except on January 2nd and December 23rd where guests are able to enter and see the current members of the Imperial Family from a balcony. Visitors can view the Nijubashi, two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks. The bridge in the back was formerly a wooden bridge with two levels, from which the name Nijubashi (Double Bridge) is derived.
World's tallest self-supporting steel tower, great views of Tokyo City
Tokyo Tower is the world’s tallest self-supported steel tower and is the second tallest structure in Japan. There are two observatories in the tower sitting at 150 meters and 250 meters tall. The main 150 meter observatory offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area and has small souvenir shops for visitors. The special 250 meter observatory offers a higher view of the surrounding area over some of the tall buildings and on a good day, visitors might be able to see Mount Fuji off in the distance.
A man made island with futuristic architecture
Odaiba is one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist destinations for shopping and entertainment. Odaiba is also a popular locations for dates and offers a variety of activities. You can get a great view of Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower from the shores of Odaiba Beach.
Seoul (Day 1)
Western Style Accommodation
Gyeongju (Day 2)
Daegu (Day 3)
Seoul (Day 4 & Day 5)
Western Style Accommodation
Kansai (Day 6)
Western Style Accommodation
Located within the Kansai Airport's Aeroplaza a short walk from both passenger terminal and train station, the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport combines superb convenience with world-class facilities and the famed hospitality of Nikko Hotels International. With its seafront setting and harmonious design, this is a hotel with the ambience of a resort-yet with direct access to Osaka and the entire Kansai region. The local area also offers a number of attractions, including Rinku Park, Rinku Premium Outlets and Nakami Shrine.
Rooms (all rooms included):
Private bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, slippers, iron/ironing board (on request), slippers, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator and in-room massage available.
Kyoto (Day 7 & Day 8)
Western Style Accommodation
This 4-star Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Kyoto. Designed with flair by noted architect Togo Murano, the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto features spacious guest rooms, elegant banquet halls, multiple restaurants and a Sukiya-style teahouse at the Japanese garden on the property.
Rooms (all rooms included):
Private bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, slippers, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator and in-room massage available.
Hamanako Kanzanji Onsen (Day 9)
Japanese Style Accommodation
Hamanako Royal Hotel is a resort hotel that's located on the east side of Lake Hamana and you can enjoy the lake view from all rooms. It was boldly renovated mainly around the lobby in 2012, and re-opened with grand renewal including an open-air bath and a large public bath. The onsen (hot spring) at Hamanako Royal Hotel is an original springhead "Yuto Onsen" which gushes out from 500 meters underground.
Rooms (all rooms included):
Private bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer (on request), slippers, yukata, TV, refrigerator and in-room massage available.
Complimentary public onsen (hot spring) bath room, free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Tokyo (Day 10)
Western Style Accommodation
Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is the official hotel of Tokyo's newest landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree. Standing 24 stories high, the restaurant and lounge on the top floor offer views not only of the Sky Tree but other Tokyo landmarks like Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge as well. The night view of the city is also not to be missed. Just a few minutes' walk from JR Kinshicho Station, which is just 8 minutes from Tokyo Station, and with direct access to a concert hall and department store. Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo is ideal for everything from business travel to sightseeing.
Rooms (all rooms included):
Private bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, slippers, iron/ironing board (on request), wired high-speed internet, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator and in-room massage available.
Narita (Day 11)
Western Style Accommodation
The Narita Excel is conveniently located ten minutes from Narita Airport and 80 minutes by car from central Tokyo. Guests can relax in the tranquility of the hotel’s traditional Japanese garden or explore nearby places of historical beauty such as the Narita Shrine and Shinshoji Temple. The rooms are functional, well kept and convenient with essential facilities such as direct line telephones and cable TV. There is an excellent choice of sports and recreational activities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a fitness club. Guests can be spoiled by the choice of dining options which include restaurants specializing in Western, Chinese and Japanese cuisine in locations with impressive views of the airport.
Rooms (all rooms included):
Private bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, slippers, coffee/tea maker, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator and in- room massage available.
PLEASE NOTE: These are the hotels All Japan Tours generally uses on the touring styles and regions shown. There is no guarantee that you will stay in the lodgings listed on the website. We encourage you to check your travel documentation for confirmation of the exact accommodation you will be staying in.
Tour prices are in U.S. dollars per person. All hotel accommodations, meals as indicated, transportation, sightseeing, admissions, and local guides are included.
The tour price includes all hotel accommodations with private baths/showers. Twin (two single beds) rooms are reserved in most hotels, double rooms (one double bed) can be arranged upon request, and triples are usually two single bed rooms plus a rollaway cot. Please note that double rooms are very limited in Japan, and there are no double rooms at Japanese-style ryokans. Therefore, not all requests for double rooms can be met. Quad rooms and connecting rooms cannot be arranged. Rooms next to each other can be requested if the rooms type are the same. Children under 7 years old can share the bed with a parent. In that case, we offer 50% off for the child. We recommend that children who are 8 – 11 years of age have their own bed. In this case, we offer 10% off for the child. Children who are 12 years old and above will be charged full amount as an adult.
Most meals are included as specified in the itinerary. This tour provides a variety of dining experiences including buffets and set menus. Whenever possible, we will try to honor special dietary requests. Special meal requests like gluten-free meals, vegetarian meals, or meals that help you avoid allergic reactions can be arranged upon request.
Japan is a tip-free country. It is up to your discretion to tip our staff in Japan if you believe that you have received excellent service from them.
Your tour guide will assist you with information on free-time activities based on honest opinion and guidance, but they will not sell you anything. This means a better value and a more relaxed, pleasant experience for you.
We pledge to make every effort to operate your tour as advertised. We reserve the right to alter or curtail the itinerary, or substitute sightseeing, hotels, and/or conveyances as deemed necessary. Any savings realized by these changes will be refunded to you. Any resulting added expenses will be covered by us. Although not expected, prices on this website may be modified due to unexpected significant external factors not forecasted at the time of publication.
For those interested in entering Japan, a valid passport is required from U.S., Canadian, UK, and Australian citizens. The passports must have their expiration date at least six months beyond the date of return home. No visa is required for U.S., Canadian, UK and Australian citizens. If you are not a U.S., Canadian, UK and Australian citizen, you must contact the Japanese consulate for your specific entry requirements. For those guests who need a visa to enter Japan, All Japan Tours can assist them with Letters of Invitation and other documentation required for tour visas once the guests have booked a tour. Guests who need a visa will still need to visit their closest Embassy of Japan to apply for their visa.
To recover from jet lag and possible flight delays, you may also request hotel arrangements for the nights preceding or following your tour (not included in tour fare). We can book accommodations for additional nights on a space-availability basis. Hotel room charges will be added to your itinerary cost.
Upon request, we can arrange air tickets for clients who depart from the United States. However, we suggest that clients who depart from other
countries should arrange their own flights for a lower air fare. If you are not sure how to set the schedules, we can provide the suggested schedules
for you. If so, please contact us for this information.
Depending on the airport and the country you will depart from, the air ticket may be cheaper if you fly to and from Tokyo only (round-trips instead of open-jaw flights). For this reason, we can also recommend that you book a separate flight with low-cost domestic airlines, such as Peach Air or Jetstar, to transfer to other cities within Japan.
|Route||Airline||Typical One Way Fare|
|Tokyo Narita - Sapporo||Peach/Jetstar/Vanilla||5,000 - 10,000 yen|
|Tokyo Haneda - Kushiro||Air Do||13,000 - 27,000 yen|
|Tokyo Narita - Osaka Kansai||Peach/Jetstar||13,000 - 27,000 yen|
|Tokyo Narita - Fukuoka||Peach/Jetstar||6,000 - 10,000 yen|
|Tokyo Narita - Okinawa||Jetstar/Vanilla||8,000 - 15,000 yen|
|Seoul - Osaka Kansai||Peach||6,000 - 15,000 yen|
Please note: Meet and greet and the airport transfer from Narita Airport Terminal 3 and Kansai Airport Terminal 2 are not included, but and we will provide
you with directions to get to your hotel in advance.
To enjoy this tour, you should be able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Some of the most memorable
sightseeing activities can only be accomplished on foot. The amount of walking you do, however, is up to your discretion. We recommend that you
pack sturdy, comfortable walking shoes that have already been broken-into to fully appreciate what Japan has to offer.
Wheelchairs can be arranged upon request. However, we regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.
Age Recommendations – Children 4 years of age or older at the time of travel are welcome on this tour. Based on previous experiences with family
travelers, each itinerary has a minimum recommended age to encourage comfort and enjoyment for all of our guests. All children must be
accompanied on activities by a parent or guardian. At least one guest in the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older in order to make a
Safety and Welfare Responsibility ― We welcome the participation of child travelers on our exciting excursions. If you are traveling with a child on an AJT journey, you have the sole responsibility for ensuring that that the child with whom you are traveling with will follow all rules of safety throughout the tour. By traveling with us, you release AJT, Inc. and our partners of all liability for any risks and/or injuries to the child with whom you are traveling.
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Upon your request, we will hold space tentatively for you and give a “Deposit Due Date,” by which a deposit must be received or space is automatically released. The deposit is USD$200 per person.
Final Payment is due at All Japan Tours, CA office 60 days before departure. We will send you a reminder email when the payment is due.
Final Documents, which may include airline tickets when applicable, are sent by priority mail one month prior to departure. They include a detailed itinerary with adjoining instructions, hotel lists, day by day tour itinerary, our local emergency contact information, and a Japan travel handbook. Depending on your country, it may take over a month to receive the package. Therefore, an electronic copy will also be sent to international customers one month prior to departure. If you don't receive the hard copies on time, please print out the electronic documents and bring them with you to Japan. For customers who book the tour within a month of the planned departure date, we will only send an electronic version of the same paper documents regardless of the customer's country of residence.
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, & Honshu in the cherry blossom season. ...
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, & Honshu in the cherry blossom season. ...
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