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    Japan & South Korea 10 Days (Mar.-Jun.) (code: DK10E)

Duration:   10 Days 9 Nights
Cities:   Tokyo-Hakone-Hamamatsu-Kyoto-Osaka-Seoul-GangwonDo
Tour Type:   Group tour of fixed departure dates
Tansport:   Land tour only
Hotels(local):   4 stars
Deal:   From AU$2385 per person
Full Itinerary   Availability & Prices   Special Remarks
Day 1: Arrival at Narita Hotel:Hilton Narita Hotel or International Garden Hotel Narita or similar ( 4 stars )  
Upon arrival of Tokyo Narita International Airport, take free shuttle bus from the airport to hotel. A local staff will wait at Tokyo Narita International Airport (Terminal 1 & 2) from 10:30am to 21:30pm. He/she will assist you to find the shuttle bus.
Important Information:
1.Please let us know your flight details at least one week ahead of the arrival day.
2. Hotel check-in is available after 3PM. 
3. Passengers arriving at other time can take free shuttle bus to the hotel on their own. The last free shuttle  bus departs at 22:30pm.  If you cannot catch it, please take taxi to hotel on your own. (Taxi fare, approx.AUD32 per way, is on your own account.) 

Day 2: Tokyo ( B + L ) Hotel:Tokyo Prince Hotel or Tokyo Dome Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  
After breakfast, visit Meiji-jingu Shrine in tribute to modern Japan’s first emperor and empress, Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and Empress Shoken. This significant Shinto shrine is quite popular among Japanese people as they believe praying in this shrine will be more likely to come true.  View from afar the world’s tallest free-standing tower - Tokyo Skytree. Proceed to Sensoji Temple, the oldest temple in Tokyo and definitely the must-visit for tourists to Tokyo. Enjoy barbecue lunch and visit Imperial Palace Outer Garden. Meander around  this scenic area  highlighted by the visit to Nijubashi Bridge, which is widely regarded as the emblem of Tokyo. Some time will be availble for you to take photo at Tokyo Tower (no admission) and also go shopping in the bustling Ginza area.

Day 3: Tokyo-Hakone-Hamamatsu ( B + L + D ) Hotel:Hamanako Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  
Take a boat tour on Lake Ashinoko, a must-see of Hakone. On a clear sunny day, the lake is a perfect place to get impressive view of Mt.Fuji in a distance. Proceed to Oshino Hakkai for distinctive Japanese countryside view. Spend some leisure time at Fuji Bussharito Heiwa Park (Park of Peace).  Japanese people built parks across the country in the name of peace to express their determination to uphold peace after devastating World War II. Fuji Bussharito Heiwa Park stands out with a white stupa which is a gift from Indian government.
Check in a hot spring resort hotel. Why not take a hot spring bath to refresh yourself!

Day 4: Hamamatsu-Nagoya-Kyoto ( B + L ) Hotel:New Hankyu Kyoto or Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto or similar ( 4 stars )  
Travel in the morning to visit Nagoya Castle, the symple of Nagoya. It is regarded as one of the Three Great Castles in Japan, along with Osaka Castle and Kumamoto Castle. Go shopping at a jewelry store.
This afternoon you will be guided to Gion,  an entertainment district, particularly famous for geisha performance. With lovingly preserved scenes, Gion is also an ideal place for visitors tracing past times. Stroll along Hanami Lane at dusk, you might run into geishas passing by. Dinner is on your own. You are recommended to try a traditional dining at a townhouse on Hanami Lane.

Day 5: Kyoto-Osaka ( B + L ) Hotel:Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka or Hotel Hanshin or Star Gate Hotel Kansai Airport or similar ( 4 stars )  
Step back in time at  Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the oldest temple of Kyoto.  Standing on the its veranda,  you could have a commanding view of Kyoto city.  Do not skip Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka on the way to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. They are two narrow streets lined with shops of souvenirs and snacks.
In Japan, a third of shrines worship Inari, a god in charge of farming and business. You will visit  Fushimi Inari Taisha, the head of all these roughly 9000 Inari shrines. The imposing Senbo Torri clearly tells the shrine’s popularity among worshippers praying for good harvest and prosperous business.
Proceed to Osaka after lunch and stop by Todaiji Temple , an UNESCO world cultural heritage site.  This is a also great chance to interact with free roaming deer in the nearby Nara Park.
Go shopping at a duty-free shop and aslo famous Shinsaibashi, the largest shopping district in Osaka.
Dinner on your own. Try to find what make your mouth water at Dotonbori Food Street , the paradise for Japanese food lovers.

Day 6: Osaka -> Incheon ( B ) Hotel:Howard Johnson Hotel Incheon Airport or similar ( 4 stars )  
After breakfast, take hotel shuttle bus to Kansai International Airport. Board the flight to Incheon, South Korea.
We have a local staff at Incheon Airport between 10:30am and 21:00pm . He/she will assist guests to find the bus shuttle to hotel. For passengers arriving at other time, or who miss the last shuttle bus departing 22:20, they need to make their own way to hotel. Taxi fare costs about AUD16 from airport to the  group’s hotel.

Day 7: ( B + L + D ) Hotel:Hanwha-Seorak Resort Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  
After breakfast, proceed to  Theme Park of Dae Jang Geum, the filming place of an eponymous hit TV drama which was a hugh success across Asia. Wander around  Nami Island, the filming place of the Korean hit drama “Winter Sonata” . The island is full of meadows and walking trails.  Step on Soyang Skywalk, overlooking through glass floor the water 12 meters below your feet. Continue to Seoraksan National Park, which is said to have the most enchanting natural scenery of South Korea. Afterwards, visit Shinhungsa Temple, one of the most revered temples in South Korea. Check in hotel after dinner.

Day 8: Gangwon Do -> Seoul ( B + L + D ) Hotel:Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  
After breakfast, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the imperial palace of Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), which is also named as National Museum of Folklore. Watch the changing of the guards ceremony.  Later, go to Bukchon Hanok Village, a well-preserved Korean traditional residential area with a history of over 6 centuries. The village is best known for its eight views of Bukchon. Afterwards, visit the N Seoul Tower (photo stop only; no admission). Afterwards, visit one of Korea's most representative spots- Namdaemun Market for shopping. Check out the Trick Eye 3D Art Museum before dinner.  Check in hotel after dinner.

Day 9: Seoul ( B ) Hotel:Sheraton Seoul Palace Hotel or similar ( 4 stars )  

Free day at your own leisure. No guide or transfer or meal.

Day 10: Leave Seoul ( B )   
Hotel check-out before 12:00 noon time. Make your own way to airport.
FYI, shuttle bus to Incheon Airport costs around AUD25/p and the bus time is suitable for flights with departure between 10am and 20:30pm.