12-Day Best Japan-Korea Small Group

Japan: Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka; South Korea: Seoul, Jeju

Tour Code: TAT-Japan-GT-02

Tour Type: Group Tour

Price from: US$3160 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • A super-value small group Japan & South Korea tour (maximum 18 pax)
  • Private coach door-to-door service ensures you a worry-free trip
  • Professional English speaking guide serve
  • Uncover the beautiful nature and unique culture of Japan and South Korea
  • Visit well-known destinations, i.e. Mt Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Seoul & Jeju.

 

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Day 1 Arrival Tokyo Nata

Met by local guide, take shuttle bus to hotel

Meals: No meal
Hotel: Hotel Nikko Narita or similar

 

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Narita International Airport, you will meet your guide with a name board at the airport exit. Then you will be transferred to the hotel by shuttle bus for check-in. After check-in, you will be free at leisure on your own.

 

Note:

1. Guide will meet you at the airport with a name board and assist you to board the shuttle bus
2. Hotel check-in time is from 15:00. If you arrive at the hotel in the morning, luggage can be stored at the hotel when you explore the city on your own.
3. We suggest you fly to Tokyo Narita International Airport. If you fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport, it will be cause separate transfer fee. Please advise us in advance.

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View

Day 2 Tokyo

Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden, Ginza Shopping District, Hama-rikyu Garden,  enjoy a boat ride on the Sumida River, Asakusa Kannon Temple

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hotel Monteray Lasoeur Ginza or Hotel Metropolitan ikebukuro or similar 

 

Today is your time to explore Tokyo city. After your breakfast at the hotel, our local guide will meet you at the hotel to start a full day to explore Tokyo city through the convenient public transportation system. 

The first stop is Tokyo Tower (approx. 30 mins), from which you could enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform. Then we will move to Meiji Shrine. It takes a fine example of Japanese shrine architecture. It is nestled in a peaceful and picturesque area. Passing by the Akasaka Guest House and National Diet Building, we will go to visit Imperial Palace East Garden and enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden, which is a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. Then our guide will escort you to the famous Ginza Shopping District, where we will have about 1 hour to enjoy a typical Japanese-style lunch.

In the afternoon, your guide will lead you to visit Hama-rikyu Garden, which is a typical daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Then we will enjoy a boat ride on the Sumida River from Hinode Pier to Asakusa to see a harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. In the Asakusa area, we will visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, which is a famous cultural landmark in Tokyo. 

Tokyo city exploring tour will end by sending you back to the hotel by our local guide.

 

Note: Lunch is on your own arrangement. Your guide will make recommendations for your preference

Asakusa Kannon Temple
Asakusa Kannon Temple

 

Day 3 Tokyo - Mt.fuji - Hamanako

Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi cruise

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hotel The Hamanako or similar (hot spring ) 

 

After breakfast in your hotel, please check out and meet your guide at the hotel lobby.

you will start the exciting tour to visit Mt. Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi. The motor-coach rides for about 150 minutes, and we arrive at Mt. Fuji 5th Station, from which we could enjoy a panoramic view for about half an hour and you will be amazed by the spectacular and breathtaking views from above the clouds. 

After lunch, we will ride the Lake Kawaguchi cruise You can enjoy the magnificent Mt. Fuji and the panoramic 360-degree view. Later drive down and coach to Hamanako (2.5hrs duration) for an overnight stay. 

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji

 

Day 4 Hamanako - Kyoto

Nijo-jo Castle , Kinkaku-Ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine , Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

Meals: Breakfast,
Hotel: Hotel Vischio Kyoto by Granvia or similar

 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Kyoto for 2.5 hours and start a full-day Kyoto tour. The 1st stop is to visit Nijo-jo Castle (50 min), once Kyoto imperial castle with stunning Tamami rooms in which there are many beautiful paintings of the Edo period. Then visit Kinkaku-Ji Temple (45 min), the most well-known temple in Japan, which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop is Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min) before a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the guide will escort you to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (30 min), the head shrine of about 30,000 Inari shrines across Japan, and Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min) first. Sanjusangendo is a unique and impressive temple in Kyoto. It dates back to 1164 and is famous for its 1001 golden statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. Before going back to hotel, we will visit Kiyomizu-Dera Temple (70 min), which is the oldest temple in Kyoto, known for the "stage of the Kiyomizu". It was listed as one of the world's cultural heritage sites in 1994.

Finish the tour and drive to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy your free leisure evening exploring this ancient city. 

Kinkaku-ji Temple
Kinkaku-ji Temple

 

Day 5 Kyoto - Nara - Osaka

 Todaiji Temple, Nara Garden, Kasuga Tasha Shrine

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower or similar

 

Have a leisurely breakfast in the hotel. Today our guide will escort you to explore Nara, which is near Kyoto. Meet at the hotel and take a coach to Nara. The first stop in Nara is the Todaiji Temple through Nara GardenKasuga Tasha Shrine is another highlight in Nara, famous for its lanterns, which have been donated by worshipers. After a stop at Nara Nagomikan (a gift shop), where tourists could buy some souvenirs for their loved ones. 

After that, drive for half an hour to Osaka and overnight there. 

 

Note: 
1. Kyoto - Nara: 45km, 45 minutes drive
2. Nara - Osaka: 33km, 34 minutes drive

Nara Park

Nara Park

 

Day 6 Osaka

Enjoy your free leisure day

Hotel: Art Hotel Osaka Bay Tower or similar
Meals: Hotel breakfast

 

Enjoy your free leisure day in Osaka today to explore the city on your own. You may walk around for shopping some souvenirs as gifts for family or friends.

Or you could choose to take the Optional Tour to Hiroshima (NOT INCLU. COST AT USD290/P.P.).

 

Optional Hiroshima Tour Details:

This morning transfer to Shin-Osaka Train Station, where your bullet train awaits. Climb aboard and marvel at the train’s incredible velocity during a 2-hour ride to Hiroshima. On arrival, continue the journey to Miyajimaguchi by coach or train then board a boat traveling to the majestic Miyajima Island, otherwise known as Itsukushima, or Divine Island. A landmass hailed as one of Japan's most beautiful landscapes. Disembark and discover the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed island for 45-minutes with your guide. See the shimmering Itsukushima Shrine then revitalise with a delicious lunch in a local eatery (not included).

Re-board the boat and cruise back to Hiroshima to reflect on the history of the region. Take a moment of contemplation at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a historical site near to where the atomic bomb exploded. See exhibitions that articulate the destruction the bomb caused and marvel at the city's regenerative recovery. Finally, board a bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome), a skeletal structure that miraculously survived the 1945 attack.

Return to the train station for the exhilarating return journey to Osaka on the bullet train, where the tour concludes.

Miyajima Island
Miyajima Island

 

Day 7 Osaka – Seoul

Fly to Seoul

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar

 

After breakfast, our tour officially ends. Checkout time is 11 am. Please make your own arrangement for Osaka Kansai Airport. Your guide will share with you the necessary information about how to get to the airport. 

Farewell to Japan and start your exploring trip to South Korea. Your local tour guide will be met you at the exit of the airport by holding you’re the signboard. You will be transferred to the check-in hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

 

Note: 
1. We will arrange the airport transfer to the hotel together in South Korea. You will need to wait for a while if your flight arrives in Seoul earlier.
2. If you prefer a private airport transfer, please advise in advance to check the extra fee. 

Seoul City View
Seoul City View

 

Day 8 Seoul

Gyeongbok Palace, National Folklore Museum, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Bukchon Hanok Village, Cheongyecheon stream

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar

 

Pick up from the hotel and start our first day of exciting Seoul exploring.  First, we will move to visit Gyeongbok Palace, the largest palace among the Five Grand Palaces built in Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung Palace was once destroyed by Japan in the early 20th century. The palace has been gradually restored since then. (Tuesday: Replaced by Changdeokgung Palace). Then we will visit the National Folklore Museum, which is located on the ground of Gyeongbokgung Palace. The design of the building is based on various historical buildings in Korea. You can see over 98,000 historical objects that were used in everyday life from prehistoric times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty.

We will pass by the Presidential Blue House or Cheong Wa Dae, which has blue tiles as the signature markings. These tiles were baked individually so that they can withstand for hundreds of years. The Blue House is actually a complex of buildings and each is uniquely designed, mainly in Korean architectural style with some elements of modern elements.

Later we will get to Gwanghwamun Plaza. The redesigned Gwanghwamun Square just opened to the public on Aug 1st, 2009, which is located at the center of the 600-Year old historic city of Seoul, where you can see the statue of King Sejong the Great who invented the Korean Alphabet ‘Hangul’ and the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin.

Gyeongbok Palace
Gyeongbok Palace

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Bukchon Hanok Village, home to hundreds of traditional houses, called Hanok. This hanok is closely packed together, which makes it a great photo spot for you to take. Hanok galleries, Hanok Handicraft Workshops, and Hanok restaurants are also available. However, please note that this is a living place for residents and you need to keep your voice low. Walk around Insadong Antique Street in the heart of the city, which is a unique place where you can see ancient but precious and traditional goods on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys, there are galleries and traditional restaurants, tea houses, and cafes.

The last spot of today is the Cheongyecheon stream, which has 600 years of story to tell. It was once neglected after the Korean War because it was soon filled with trash as many people settled down along the stream. However, it was restored in 2005 and became an example of successful restoration in the megacity.

After the tour, you will be transferred to drop off at your hotel. Enjoy your leisure time for the rest of the day. 

NOTE: Generally speaking, the tour time is between 09:00-18:00 
 

Cheongyecheon Stream
Cheongyecheon Stream
 

Day 9 Seoul - Jeju

Hongdae shopping area, Trick Eye Museum & Ice Museum, Korea House(Seaweed Museum), Seoul N Tower(No tower observatory), Hangang River cruise, Myeongdong Fashion Street, Namdaemun market

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Gloucester Hotel Jeju or similar

 

After breakfast, meet with a tour guide at the hotel lobby and start the tour.

In the morning, we start in the Hongdae shopping area, A place that is well-known for its youthful and romantic atmosphere, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. There are unique cafes, accessory stores, art markets, fashion shops, street performances, and more for you to explore. Then visit Trick Eye Museum & Ice Museum.  You can enter Trick Eye Museum and Ice Museum at once. Unlike most museums, you can touch and interact with displayed exhibits in the Trick Eye Museum. The Ice Museum is located inside the Trick Eye Museum, and it is filled with objects that are fully made out of ice. Be sure to prepare extra clothes to put on. 

 

Trick Eye Museum
Trick Eye Museum

In the afternoon, visit Korea House(Seaweed Museum),  established in 2016, Korea House(Seaweed Museum) is a place where you can try Kimchi Making and Hanbok wearing experiences. Move to Seoul N Tower(No tower observatory),  Established as a broadcast tower in 1969, Seoul N Tower has become the representative landmark of Seoul and is renowned for its cityscape. The place becomes more popular at nighttime when the tower lights are turned on. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the cityscape. Enjoy the Hangang River cruise in Yeouido. You can take a break from the busy urban atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing time on the cruise while watching the Han river view. Course route: Yeouido – Dangsan Railway Bridge – Yeouido.

Walk along Myeongdong Fashion Street,  one of Seoul’s popular shopping and tourism districts among young people. Floating populations are estimated to be 2 million per day and it is one of the most expensive shopping districts in the world. You can find mid to high-priced brands including Korean cosmetics and enjoy trendy food streets here.

Walk into Namdaemun market near Namdaemun Gate. It is one of the largest and oldest markets in Korea. You can buy a variety of goods such as clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, fishing equipment, carpets, ginseng, flowers, and imported goods.

After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for the flight to Jeju. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up and drive to hotel for check in. 


NOTE: Generally speaking, the tour time is between 09:00-18:00 

Hangang River Cruise

 

Day 10 Jeju

O’Sulloc Tea garden/ Innisfree, Mt. Sanbangsan, Jusangjeoli Cliff, Jeongbang Waterfall, 1,100 Altitude Wetland,

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Gloucester Hotel Jeju or similar

 

After breakfast, meet with a tour guide at hotel lobby and start the tour.

O’Sulloc Tea garden/ Innisfree: Here, you can learn about Korea’s traditional tea culture. Interestingly, the entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East and past traditions with the modern world. You can enjoy unique O’Sulloc teas or views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape in the observatory, located on the second floor of the building.

In the afternoon, Mt. Sanbangsan, a trachytic tuff lave dome connected to the sedimentary layer of Dragon coast. It is a bell-shaped thalloid that stands tall in the plains of Southwest Jeju. Then visit Jusangjeoli Cliff [UNESCO GEO Park]. The columnar joints in the Jungmun Tourism Complex were designated as Natural Monument #433 on December 27, 2004. They look like a large folding screen with black hexagon stone pillars. It is a wonder to look at the columnar joints with beautiful ocean waves crashing against them.  

Enjoy a good time at Jeongbang Waterfall, one of three main Jeju waterfalls, along with Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Cheonjaeyeon Waterfall. It is the only one in Korea which spills directly into the sea. Harmonized with the sea, two 23m-tall columns of the waterfall with a sound like thunder make a magnificent view. 

1,100 Altitude Wetland: Above 1,100m from sea level, the wetland has been designated as one of the national wetland protected areas. You can take a look at the observatory and service area. Also, take a 10-15 min walk through the course and observe diverse species living in the wetlands.

Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. You may walk with your loved ones on the beach of the island, relaxing.

Mt. Sanbangsan
Mt. Sanbangsan

 

Day 11 Jeju - Seoul

Dragon-Head Rock, IlChul Land, Seongeup Folk Village, Seopji Coji coast, Sunrise Peak, Sarabong Sunset

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar


After breakfast, meet with a tour guide at the hotel lobby and start the tour. The first stop is Dragon-Head Rock or Yongduam, which was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years. It got its name because the rock formation has the shape of a dragon’s head. There are two different legends about the rock. Many believe that the black dragon symbolizes bravery, hope, and good luck. Then we will go to IlChul Land,  an ecological and cultural attraction where you can enjoy different themes such as replica folk village, and Micheongul Cave as well as convenient facilities. Before lunch, we will visit Seongeup Folk Village, a small town that holds a vast amount of culture. Cultural properties have been handed down from generation to generation and include treasures such as residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, large millstones (pulled by horses or ox), fortress ruins, and stone monuments.
 

Dragon Head Rock
Dragon Head Rock

In the afternoon, walk along the Seopji Coji coast, which is located at the end of the eastern shore of Jeju Island, where you can see a nice view of the ocean from the lighthouse even in winter. The place gets covered with yellow canola fields in the spring and 20-30 min. A stroll along the coast is recommended. The next stop is Sunrise Peak on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, it rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. There is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well.  our tour bus/car will drive along the beautiful coastline of North-Eastern Jeju and you will pass by Hado Beach & Saehwa beach whilst heading to Manjang cave. Plus, Jongdalri Shore Road is known for its hydrangea during Summer.

Enjoy the Sarabong Sunset. Sarabong is shaped like a horse shoe from the sky. This is a perfect place to see the sunset in Jeju. From the top of Sarabong, you can see the panoramic view of the city, Jeju airport, and Jeju harbor, and to the south, Mt. Hallasan. Then take a night flight back to Seoul overnight.
 

Sunrise Peak
Sunrise Peak

 

Day 12 Departure Seoul

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will meet with a DRIVER ONLY at hotel lobby and transfer to ICN Airport for departure.

 

NOTE: According to the international common practice, the hotel check out time is 11:00. Check-out after 11:00 will cause a late check-out fee. 

 

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Prices & Dates

Arrival Date Departure Date Adult Enquiry
Apr 11,23 Apr 22,23 $3160 Enquire
May 07,23 May 18,23 $3160 Enquire
Jun 10,23 Jun 21,23 $3160 Enquire
Jul 01,23 Jul 12,23 $3160 Enquire
Aug 01,23 Aug 12,23 $3160 Enquire
Sep 01,23 Sep 12,23 $3160 Enquire
Oct 02,23 Oct 13,23 $3160 Enquire
Nov 01,23 Nov 12,23 $3370 Enquire

 

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up by local guide and hotel shuttle bus
  • Private door-to-door transfer on the tour days
  • Experienced English-speaking guide service
  • Superior hotel accommodation with daily breakfast as specified
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Gratuities to tour guide and driver
  • The internal flights from Osaka to Seoul and between Seoul and Jeju Island  are based on economy class

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival in Japan and departure from South Korea
  • Visa fee
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Transfer service from Osaka hotel to the airport on the last day
  • Meals (Lunch & dinner) 
  • Personal expenses
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance

 

Remarks:

  • It is a small group tour. The maximum number of the group is 18 pax
  • Group tour has a fixed itinerary. If you have your own tour interests, please do not hesitate to let us know to customize your own Japan tour.
  • The above price is based on US$ per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Children at or over 12 years old will be at the adult's price.
  • The above prices exclude international flights to Japan and from South Korea for departure. If you hope us to include the international air tickets, please inform our travel consultant. 

 

What our clients say

4.9/5.0 | Excellent

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Jill Drew

4.9

Jun 28 ,2022

The trip was very good. The local guide went out of her way to make the tour enjoyable for all. Food was varied and adventurous at time. Transport was good. The pace of the tour was good with a few tweaks extras were added which filled the gaps.

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Karel Mom

5.0

Jun 13 ,2022

An amazing time in Korea, getting a great taste of Seoul, Busan and Jeju. Our guides Olia and Damien were amazing and made sure we had an excellent time on the trip.

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José A. Bonilla

5.0

May 16 ,2022

South Korea - a fascinating snap shot


This is a different and wonderful country which is very misunderstood. It has a lot to offer from the busyness of Seoul, and the beauty of the National Parks to the amazing volcanic island of Jeju. I thought this country would be a mixture of Japan and China yet it is quite different. The culture is fascinating - when they are into something (such as coffee shops, or hiking), they are into it big time yet the battle between tradition and western influence is fascinating to witness and observe in different areas in Seoul and in the rest of the country. Each area specializes in a different type of food (Kimchi always included) and this trip gives a great snapshot into different parts of South Korea from the cities (Seoul and Busan) to the DMZ to the countryside (national park and folk villages). This is not a very active holiday and there are not any long trips.

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David Jaeger

5.0

May 18 ,2020

In case I don’t get a chance to say it in person, I want to thank you personally for a wonderful introductory trip to Japan. I know that I speak for the four of us when I say that we have thoroughly enjoyed this trip from start to finish and we are very grateful for your personal service and the extreme care that you took at every turn. Miki was the best guide we could have wished for – so knowledgeable and so candid – a delightful person.
We will be very happy to recommend Top Asia Tour to our friends, acquaintances, and colleagues in the Canadian civil service.
Many thanks again and I hope that we will have the opportunity to travel with you again in the future.

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Jessa s.

5.0

Mar 26 ,2020

The Japan trip was fantastic! Due to the virus, we were only 4 girls + our amazing tour guide and we had a blast! A lot of the tourist places were empty which made our trip easier and more relaxing. A huge thank you to our tour guide, Becca, for all of the great memories, advice, and laughs.

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Peter A. Garza

5.0

Mar 15 ,2020

This has been one of the best tours I've been on, and despite being in Japan during the Corona pandemic Brooke our tour guide managed to make it the best tour ever. There were so many things we saw that normally would have been swarming with people but we had it all to ourselves. It was so amazing especially, with the Senso-Ji Temple in Tokyo, it was nothing short of magical seeing the temple and wandering around with so few people around, it was magical. And the pattern kept repeating itself throughout the tour it really was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure(pun most definitely intended). This tour exceeded all of my expectations and I'm so happy that I chose to go on this adventure.  I'm grateful that I had this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Japan.

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Jayne McIlroy

5.0

Feb 14 ,2020

An Unknown Country


There are very few British tourists visiting this lovely country and this trip with the tour operator was a good way of understanding the Past and the Present state of Korea. A visit to the DMZ gives you an understanding of the conflict between the South and the North. The gardens and ordinary road-side trees are beautiful and the people are charming. There was absolutely no hassle from the local people or officials.

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Janice Bulmer

5.0

Feb 07 ,2020

It was so amazing, the guide was super nice and great. She helped me with my Korean whenever I had questions as well and very well informed she would do her best to make sure my trip was amazing. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there was many cancellations, so it ended up being me my mom and one other girl. In all it was very safe nonetheless hotels were fantastic accommodation were all there, no issues at all I am very pleased and can’t wait for my next trip 100% will recommend traveling with TAT. Safe travels to everyone have a wonderful time if your planning anything soon

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Mircea Ardelean

5.0

Jan 19 ,2020

Rebecca was excellent. She gave clear daily itineraries. She was very organized and friendly! The tour was good. I especially liked the sushi and calligraphy classes and the monkey park. The shrines and palaces; as well as the hikes on the old highways, gave me a historical background for me. I also enjoyed the natural beauty of Japan. The steam vents of the volcano and Mt. Fuji! Rebecca exposed us to different restaurants allowing us to try different foods. All were fantastic!

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Belinda koh

4.6

Jan 12 ,2020

Saw a lot of Korea in a short time so it was exhausting at times, but overall was great fun

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Amritpal Singh

5.0

Jan 03 ,2020

I did this tour in Nov/Dec and had an absolutely amazing time. Japan is a fascinating country and we visited a mix of urban and rural areas. As a keen walker, the highlight for me was walking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route on the Kii peninsula walking through the mountain valleys between the 3 holy shrines. The train journey from Osaka to Tanabe on the Kii peninsula is stunning. Another highlight was walking part of the Nakasendo trail an ancient route between Kyoto and Tokyo that is now a walking route in the Kiso valley visiting the old post stations (juku) such as Magome and Tsumago. At Kawaguchiko we were lucky to have a perfectly clear view of Mt Fuji. Travel was mostly by train including bullet trains and buses in some mountainous areas that the train does not go to. Our accommodation was a mix of western-style hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya and ryokan(traditional Japanese style) in the rural areas. We had private guides in nearly all the locations we went to. Each day of walking was followed by a delicious Japanese-style dinner and soaking in the onsen - pure bliss. I would highly recommend this tour if you enjoy walking and would like to see a lesser-known part of Japan.

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Nadine Engonge

5.0

Nov 28 ,2019

What a great trip. There were some changes needed due to a typhoon arriving the first day...however, Pablo did a great job of adjusting schedules and accommodating everything!

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Ken Bauer

5.0

Nov 02 ,2019

This was a great experience and the information provided by our guide Samart about his country was of great value in the overall enjoyment of our trip. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Never having been to Asia before Bangkok

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Rosemary Hawley

5.0

Oct 22 ,2019

Great tour that showed the Korean culture and history very well. The night temple stay was great and I learned so much doing it.

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Stephen

5.0

Sep 15 ,2019

Great way to see the major sights & experience traditional food & culture.
Wow!!! Our Japan and Korea tour has a good balance of historical, traditional, and contemporary sights or experiences. TopAsiaTour managed the logistics of getting around cities and countries which made this effortless for us. The guide was incredibly helpful and always went that extra mile for the group. The size of the group was good and ensured you never missed anything.

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Anila Ruparelia

5.0

Aug 21 ,2019

We did this tour for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! I'd recommend this trip to everyone. Our tour guide made Japan extra special. She went above and beyond to find information and recommendations for anything not included on the tour. She was polite, accommodating, and very informative and was one of the main reasons our experience was so very special. We look forward to visiting Japan again and would love to have Lily as our host again. 

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Lana de Bruyn

5.0

Jul 26 ,2019

Great way to explore South Korea
South Korea is more than what it seems, and this tour is a great way to find out. Really enjoyed all the cultural inputs, the food, and the overall itinerary. Don't miss out on all South Korea has to offer.

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Sabina Sapkota

5.0

Jun 18 ,2019

Every aspect of planning our trip to China was seamless. Joyce has been amazing. She responds to any and every request immediately and has been incredibly informative about every aspect of our trip. I would definitely recommend the Top Asia Tour team

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Helen Garcia

5.0

May 17 ,2019

Enjoyable trip, great people both on tour and the locals we met, excellent food - loved Seoul and very glad I went. It is really a great holiday experience.

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Dale Tyler

4.0

Nov 12 ,2018

The Tour was excellent, surpassing my expectations. Our guide Yumi was so knowledgeable, attentive, and caring that we learned so much about Japan, its people, and culture than we ever would have done as independent travelers.

Touring is tiring, You pack so much in but the tour had ample free time for further exploration or resting for those who needed it.

I would certainly recommend Top Asia Tour and would use it again. 

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Anat Segal

5.0

Oct 10 ,2018

The tour was very enjoyable. Pablo, our Guide was superb in providing information regarding Japanese culture and history. The fact that he is passionate about the subject and his job made the tour great.

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Hari Chaturvedi

5.0

Dec 05 ,2017

One of the best trips I have done. Our tour guide, Hana, was exceptionally knowledgeable in local culture, places to eat, activities and optional activities, local transportation, etc. Her natural caring for people has shown throughout the trip. She always reassured each member of the group that they are enjoying the time and don’t feel left out. The tour was very well planned and I feel I have learned a lot more about the culture and people of this country. I would strongly suggest anyone do this tour.

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