Breathtaking mountains of Seoraksan National Park
Delve into the traditional Korean way of life and experience its culture
Discover the diversity of Busan
Korean cuisine, clothing and arts
Peer into North Korea
Modern and traditional Tokyo
Majestic Mountains and historic villages
Sobering and scenic Hiroshima
Japan's cultural heart
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
9 to 20
Festival, Rail, Slow paced
|09 Mar 2019||05 Apr 2019||Limited Seats||AUD $15,800|
|15 Mar 2019||11 Apr 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $15,800|
|03 Apr 2019||30 Apr 2019||Available||AUD $15,300|
|01 May 2019||28 May 2019||Available||AUD $15,300|
|09 Oct 2019||05 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $15,800|
|19 Oct 2019||15 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $15,800|
|26 Oct 2019||22 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $15,800|
|07 Mar 2020||03 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $15,800|
|11 Mar 2020||07 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $15,900|
|18 Mar 2020||14 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $15,900|
|25 Mar 2020||21 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $15,900|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to buzzing Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [D]
We visit the Korean Folk Village to learn about life during the Joseon Dynasty and enjoy a natural colour dyeing experience. Later we visit Gyeongbokgung Palace before admiring the views from the iconic N Seoul Tower. [B]
This morning we travel to Nami Island, famous for its stunning scenery and friendly wildlife. We'll then continue to Sokcho. [B]
Special Experience: Spend a full day exploring stunning Mount Seorak, visiting Sogongwon Park and travelling to Gwongumseong Fortress by cable car, which offers breathtaking views.
We visit Sinheungsa Temple, believed to be the oldest Zen temple in the world. [B]
We visit Naksansa Temple before stopping at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium en route to visiting Jeonju's Bukchon Hanok Village. [B]
Visit beautiful Mount Maisan and the Buddhist Tapsa Temple on the way to Muju. This temple complex is constructed entirely from stones, making for a very impressive sight. [B]
Special Experience: Relax and enjoy a traditional Korean spa, an important part of the Korean way of life. Try the unique assortment of facilities and treatments, including 'sound floating'.
Special Experience: Learn all about Korea's traditional martial art, taekwondo, and witness an amazing demonstration.
We travel to Mt Gayasan and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Haeinsa Temple, home to the Tripitaka Koreana - a complete set of engraved Buddhist scriptures. [B]
Special Experience: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, which contains seven of the country's National Treasures.
In the afternoon we'll explore the centuries-old Chomsungdae Observatory. [B]
We begin our sightseeing of Busan at scenic Igidae Park to admire the rugged natural scenery. We'll also visit the Oryukdo Skywalk and the UN Memorial Cemetery. [B,L]
After making our way to Seoul by high-speed train we'll step into the kitchen and learn to make Korea's national dish, kimchi. We'll also get a chance to try on the hanbok. [B]
Special Experience: Enjoy a nanta show - a non-verbal comedy show, and a very popular way to spend an evening in South Korea.
Today we visit the Demilitarised Zone separating North and South Korea. Tonight we farewell South Korea with a group dinner and traditional Korean performance. [B,D]
We fly to Tokyo, Japan's dazzling capital! [B]
Begin the day at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the world's largest wholesale markets. We'll then learn the age-old culinary art of making sushi. Later we'll stroll through the shopping district of Ginza. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: Admire the city lights on a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay in a typical Japanese-style houseboat from the Heian Era, known as a yakatabune.
An exciting day exploring one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan cities. Highlights include Asakusa Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping arcade.
Special Experience: Enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration over a traditional Chanko-Nabe lunch.
Early this evening we'll experience the neon lights and hustle and bustle of Shibuya, including the famous Shibuya intersection - the busiest in the world! [B,L]
We begin our morning with a stroll through the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden. We'll then travel to Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes We'll also visit a former farming village, Iyashi no Sato Nenba, recently reconstructed as a museum after being destroyed by a typhoon in 1966. For the next two nights we stay in an authentic ryokan guesthouse. We'll have the chance to bathe in natural onsen and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner. [B,D]
This morning we'll enjoy great views of Mt Fuji from Lake Ashi before riding the Hakone Ropeway to enjoy magnificent vistas. [B,D]
We travel by rail to the historic town of Takayama and explore on foot. [B]
We wander through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawago with its famous hatched roofs. This afternoon we discover the traditional art of Japanese rice paper-making in Gokayama. [B,L]
Today we continue our bullet-train journey to Hiroshima, via Nagoya. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city. [B]
We cruise out to tranquil Miyajima Island and see the giant Itsukushima Torii Gate. This afternoon we'll visit the Peace Memorial Park, the Atomic Bomb Dome and the very moving Peace Memorial Museum, commemorating the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. [B]
We make our way to historic Kyoto by bullet train. Here we visit the stunning Kinkaku-ji. [B]
Today we explore Kyoto's famous Fushimi Inari shrine with path consisting of more than 5,000 gates that wind through the hills at the base of Inari mountain. [B]
Today we discover the art behind Japan's unique crafts and culinary delights! [B]
Special Experience: Enjoy a variety of local activities including sake brewing and tasting, and a chance to dress in a kimono. Then witness a traditional dance performance by Maiko.
^Geiko is the term for Geisha in Kyoto
We experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before touring the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tenryu-ji Temple to enjoy a customary Buddhist lunch. We'll also explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest before we make our way to Osaka. [B,L]
This morning we'll visit the beautiful Himeji Castle and explore the castle grounds. Later we'll enjoy scenic views from the Umeda Sky Building. Enjoy a Japanese-style group farewell dinner this evening. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.