Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport for a scheduled flight
to Seoul, Korea. Meals on board.
2 Seoul - Korea
Upon flight to
Incheon Airport in Seoul, you are met by our Driver and transferred
to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
city tour of seoul provides a facinating insight into ancient and
modern Seoul. The tour includes Passing by the Blue House
(Presidential residence), visiting Gyeongbok palace (built
in 1395 by the first King of the Joseon Kingdom), Folklore Museum
and Jogyesa Temple.
Seoul - Korean folk village or
DMZ tour (optional) (breakfast
Full day to explore the exciting city of Seoul or take one of the
following optional excursions:
Option 1: After breakfast your
guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for your tour to a traditional
Korean folk village. The Korean Folk Village is a living museum
where you can enjoy live performances where highlights the traditional
customs and culture of 19th century Chosun Dynasty Korea. The hand
crafted reconstructed village provides an unique glimse into the
diverse architectural structures of the wealthy aristocrats and
the humble dwelling of the farmers.
2: Full day Panmunjeom + Demilitarised zone (DMZ)
tour. Panmunjeom is the historic location where the armistice was
signed in 1953 ending the 3 year Korean War. Literally on the border
between the democratic South and communist North, you will be able
to look across the Border into the world's most sealed-off society,
All visitors to the DMZ must conform to the stict dress code, access
may be denied to visitors wearing jeans, sandals, shorts, miniskirt,
evealing clothes or military style outfits. You must also have your
passport on hand. In any circumstance that Panmunjeom tour is not
available due to military operation or meetings, the tour will be
substituted with the Demilitarises zone tour (DMZ tour). The DMZ
tour has the following itinerary: 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora
Observatory, Station, Unification Village on the way to Imjinkak
Pavilion & Freedom Bridge.
Seoul - Tokyo
Our Driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Incheon
airport for your departure flight to Tokyo, Japan. Arrive at Narita
Airport in Tokyo, you are met by your tour assistant and transferred
to your hotel for a 3 nights stay. The rest day is at your leisure
to adjust to the 9 hours time difference.
Morning City tour of Tokyo visiting a number of the main highlights
of this magnificent City. The tour includes a visit to the Tokyo
Tower where you can enjoy panorama views across the city from
the observation tower. We proceed to the peaceful picturesque
setting of the Meiji Shrine considered to be one of
the finest example of Shinto Architecture set in thick woodland.
Next we visit the 'Akasaka Guest House' for a
photo opportunity. The Guest House is a magnificent 'Western
Style Palace' built in the Baroque Architectural style. We
then drive alongside the imposing National Diet Building, which
is home to the Japanese House of Parliament. Our tour continues
across Tokyo to the Imperial Palace East Garden, where we
enjoy a pleasant walk in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace,
which is filled with scenic and historic beauty. (Alternatively
for tours on Monday & Friday we will visit the Imperial Palace
plaza and famous Double bridge instead of the East Garden, including
a visit to the inner moat and towering Palace walls surrounded by
pine trees). Our tour will continue with a drive and stroll along
Ginza high street, the famous shopping area of Tokyo. Our
tour will disband at Ginza giving you the opportunity for shopping
(we also recommend you visit the Sony Centre building to
see the futuristic electronics on display. Ginza is also convenient
for the subway to explore further.
Afternoon - free to explore Tokyo at your leisure or take an optional
tour excursion (ask for details at time of booking). We recommend
you take the leisurely 30 minute Sumida river cruise to the
famous Asakusa Kannon Temple, or why not visit Ueno amusement
& shopping district & Akihabara shopping district famous
for selling all kinds of electronic products where bargaining is
Tokyo - (Nikko optional tour)
Free day to explore Tokyo at your leisure or purchase an optional
full day tour excursion to Nikko (ask for details at time of booking).
The optional tour involves taking a Deluxe motorcoach to Nikko National
park, a designated World Cultural Heritage site and home to some
of the most spectacular examples of ancient 17th-century Architecture
in Japan. The tour includes a visit to the magnificent Toshogu shrine,
which houses the Mausoleum of the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
We will see the Five-Story Pagoda, Niomon Gate, Three Monkeys, Yomeimon
Gate and Main Sacred Hall. We then travel along the scenic Irohazaka
hairpin driveway for Japanese style lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we travel to the spectacular Kegon waterfall which is
100 meters in height. We continue our tour with a scenic drive alongside
Lake Chuzenji (reported to be 161.5 meters deep) and MT Nantai.
Tokyo - MT Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto
You shall be picked up from your hotel and driven by deluxe motorcoach
on Mount Fuji. Along the way you will enjoy scenery of rural
Japan, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and mountainous
peaks. From our vantage point on the 5th station on MT Fuji, we
will enjoy spectacular views (weather permitting). Lunch
will be provided at a Hotel/Restaurant in Hakone. In the afternoon
we proceed to the Hakone National Park where we will take
a cable car ride with the opportunity to see the magnificent
volcanic Hakone mountain range below. We will then travel to the
Owakudani Boiling Valley where you will see ancient volcanic
craters with sulfurous fumes and clouds of steam spiraling from
crevasses across the mountain side giving a truly mystical image.
We then proceed with our tour for a boat cruise on Lake
Ashi, which is set in serene natural beauty, where weather permitting
spectacular views of Mount Fuji can be seen silhouetted in the lake.
Proceed to Odawara and take the Shinkansen (Bullet train)
to Kyoto. Accommodation at the New Miyako hotel or similar (includes:
Morning site seeing tour of Kyoto including a visit to the Kinkakuji
temple (Golden Pavilion) centred around one of the best examples
of a Japanese Zen gardens in the world, Nijo Castle residence
of the Tokugawa Shogun built in 1603, Nijo Castle is noted for its
Ornate interior and 'nightingale floor' designed to sing when stepped
upon to warn of Ninja assassins.(When closed visit Ryoanji temple).
We then travel to the Old Kyoto Imperial Palace (on Sat/Sun
& national holidays visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine or Hagashi
Honganji temple instead). Finally we explore the Kyoto Handicraft
Center where we enjoy demonstrations of Japanese traditional arts
and crafts. Tour ends at the handcraft centre who provide an optional
free return to your hotel in Kyoto or take optional tour
to Nara (enquire at time of booking to include this tour
in your itinerary). The optional afternoon tour included lunch at
the Kyoto handicraft centre, visit to the Todaiji temple
housing the Great Buddha, Kasuga Shinto Shrine with 3,000
lanterns and Nara Deer Park.
Day free at Leisure to explore the fascinating city of Kyoto or
purchase an optional afternoon tour to the colourful Heian
Shrine and inner garden and ponds, Sanjusangendo Hall,
a renowned long wooden hall housing all of 1,001 statues that date
back to the 13th century and magnificent Kiyomizu Temple
with spectacular views across the entire city. (This highly recommended
afternoon tour can be prearranged at time of booking).
Day free at Leisure to explore the fascinating city of Kyoto or
join an optional full day tour to Hiroshima. Visit
the Peace Memorial Park, the Island of Miyajima and
You will be met at the hotel and transferred to the futuristic Kansai
International Airport in Osaka for your departure to the UK.
Arriving UK later the same day.
also provide longer and more detailed tours to various areas in
South Korea, which can be tailored into a multi-Country tour package.
For details of our other tours to Korea see our Korean tour section,
or contact us for
2017 Departure Dates & Prices from
Only (twin share)
Jan & Feb
March to May
June to Sept
Oct to Dec
Optional tour Price (£)
4 Optional tour 1
4 Optional tour 2
your flight tickets Now
and save £££s
on your holiday! (Flight
Prices from £500pp incl TAX)
tour and these options can be arranged on any date (except festivals
etc please check with us) minimum 2 people.
price shown may vary around the bank holidays in the UK, and the
festivals period in Japan. Please contact us for confirmation. The
single supplement is based on 3 people in 1 group. The hotel upgrade
price is based on twin share, for single room upgrade please contact
can also arrange private tour or tailor made departure according
to this itinerary, please contact us to discuss your requirement.
prices shown above are 'per person')
transfers in Japan and Korea.
tours by professional English-speaking tour guide.
of quality accommodation in well furnished hotel rooms with private
as specified in the itinerary.
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel between Tokyo & Kyoto.
Does Not IncludeInternational
choose to travel with Magical Japan?
the moment you talk to our travel consultants, who have all travelled
extensively in Japan, our experience ensures you will have a magical
holiday.Our service includes meet & greet at airport and free
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel etc. There are no additional
entrance fees or transportation costs on any sightseeing tours that
are already listed in our programme. Your tours are with officially
qualified professional English speaking tour guides. Transfers are
by air-conditioned deluxe coach and you will have time to enjoy
each sightseeing place on foot. The tour itineraries are regularly
checked and provide an ideal length of time to show you the sights,
with free time to explore according to your own interests. Most
inportantly we Guarantee
departure with minumum 2 people.
As agents of many airline consolidators, we can obtain flights in
various classes with reputable airlines such as BA, Virgin, Air
France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc. We will book airline tickets
according to availability unless you specify at the booking stage.
We can also provide land-only tours if you prefer to organise your
own flights and save airmiles. For the cheapest deal we recommend
you book your international flights at time of booking, as this
can save you £££s off your final holiday price.
Meals in Japan: Breakfast at hotel can be booked in advance.
Alternatively, there are many places around the hotels where you
can buy meals. Breakfast in Korea is included.
Nijo Castle (Kyoto) is closed (Tue in Jul & Aug),
therefore if your tour falls on these dates, we will visit Ryoanji
Temple instead. Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on weekends and
national holidays, we will visit Kitano Tenmangu, or Ryoanji Temple
Korea the DMZ tour does not operate during military operations and
certain festive and holiday periods. Seoul morning city tour - Gyeongbok
Palace will be replaced with a visit to Deoksu palace on Tuesdays.
for all age travellers. Add on tours and city extension available
in Japan, for details visit optional
itinerary is designed according to the most updated information
of flights schedules available, although occasionally the sequence
in which cities are visited and duration of time spent in each city
can change due to local conditions which are out of our control.
The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to
be visited each day. - We reserve the right to change or amend our
tour itinerary to suit unforseen events, ie due to heavy traffic
conditions, unforeseen closures of intinerary tour locations or
bad weather. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the
itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle
any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms
Thank you to Korea Tourist Organisation
for use of photographs in this web site.