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This trip contains a rich itinerary that brings you to check out Japan from an expert’s perspective. The itinerary not only includes classic cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, but also takes you to places like Mountain Fuji, where you can expect to see the natural beauty of Japan. Then take in the sights of South Korea for 5 nights

  • Airfare to Tokyo and return from Seoul
  • 14 nights luxury accommodation
    Tokyo: 3 nights Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro or similar
    Mt Fuji: 1 night Hotel Assoccia Shizuoka or similar
    Nagoya: 1 night ANA Crowne Plaza Nagoya or similar
    Kyoto: 2 night ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Kyoto or  similar
    Osaka: 2 nights Sheraton Miyako Osaka or similar
    Busan: 2 night Busan ASTI Hotel or similar
    Gyeongju: 1 night Gyeongju Commodore Hotel or similar
    Seoul: 2 nights Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar
  • 37 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 11 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
  • Tour leader from Canada & local English speaking guides for touring
  • All your transportation and airport transfers

Exclusive: Book by Jul 31!

Seniors over 60 years – Save an additional $50 off per person
Repeat China Star Holiday Passengers – Save an additional $100 off per person

Sep 10, Oct 14, Nov 5, 2024
Vancouver from $6890 + $785 tax
Victoria, Kelowna from $7080 + $815 tax
Kamloops, Penticton from $7080 + $815 tax
Nanaimo, Prince George from $7120 + $815 tax
Calgary, Edmonton from $7120 + $825 tax
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg from $7290 + 835 tax
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax from $7290 + $835 tax
Single Room Supplement
(no single share)
add $1590

Please Note:

  • Air Canada is providing one check in luggage for free (23 kg)
  • Flight from Osaka to Busan is providing one check in luggage for free (15 kg)
  • Tour Service Fee $230 USD/pp to be paid locally. (In Tokyo)
  • Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended
  • Due to the nature of this reservation, your seats on board these flights are assigned at the discretion of the airline. Any changes can be requested at airport check-in.

Tour Features:

  • Tour Leader from Canada
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Luxury Accommodations
  • Tokyo Skytree Observation Tower
  • Free Group Photo in Skytree
  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Sushi Making in Tokyo (including lunch)
  • Maiko Performance in Kyoto
  • Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
  • Toyosu Fish Market
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Hiroshima with Bullet Train
  • Special Farewell Dinner
  • One Western Dinner
  • One Free Bottled Water Daily
  • Japanese Souvenir
  • Seoul DMZ (Third Tunnel)
  • Busan Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple
  • Ginseng Chicken Soup with Rice
  • Han River Cruise
  • Korean Souvenir
  • Korea Telephone Sim Card (while stocks last)

Day 1 – Hometown / Tokyo 
You will start with Air Canada flight from your hometown to Tokyo via Vancouver. Start your worry-free tour vacation with the guidance of your Canadian tour escort from Vancouver.

Day 2 – Arrive Tokyo
Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Tokyo. You will be greeted and transferred to the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro or similar

Day 3 – Tokyo (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Tokyo Skytree Observation Deck for a skyline view of Tokyo. Then, visit Asakusa Kannon Temple (Sensoji Temple). Explore Nakamise Market and visit the Tokyo National Museum before dinner.

Day 4 – Tokyo (B/L/D)
Morning visit Meiji Shrine, the most important and popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo. Then visit Tsukiji Fish Market, take a Sushi Making Class with lunch, and drive by the Imperial Palace and Nijubashi Bridge. In the afternoon, visit Ginza Shopping District, if time allows, explore Odaiba.

Day 5 – Tokyo ~ Hakone ~ Mt. Fuji ~ Shizuoka (B/L/D)
Leave Tokyo to Hakone, a 1.5-hour drive. Taking a calming, 30-minute Cruise on Lake Ashi in a pirate boat. After lunch, drive to Mt. Fuji 5th Station (depending on weather conditions) and visit the small village in the Fuji Five Lake region, Oshino Hakkai. Drive back to the hotel for dinner.
Hotel: Hotel Assoccia Shizuoka or similar

Day 6 – Shizuoka ~ Nagoya (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Nagoya (3.5 hours bus ride). After lunch, visit Nagoya Castle and Atsuta Shrine. Proceed to visit Osu Kannon Temple/ Shopping Arcade, a network of covered shopping streets with over 400 shops and restaurants.
Hotel: ANA Crowne Plaza Nagoya or similar

Day 7 – Nagoya ~ Kyoto (B/L/WD)
After breakfast, take a 2-hour bus ride to Kyoto. After lunch, visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. Visit the district of Gion and try to catch a glimpse of geikos (Kyoto dialect for geisha) or maikos (geiko apprentices) at Hanami-koji Street. You will experience a Tea Ceremony and a Maiko Performance. Western Dinner at night.
Hotel: ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Kyoto or  similar

Day 8 – Kyoto (B/L)
After breakfast, travel to Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. Tour Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and visit Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Dinner will be by your own arrangement.

Day 9 – Kyoto ~ Hiroshima ~ Osaka by Bullet Train (B/D)
Take the morning Bullet Train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Visit Hiroshima Memorial Park ( Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Museum ), Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island. In the late afternoon, take the Bullet Train back to Osaka. Lunch will be by your own arrangement.
Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka or similar

Day 10 – Osaka -Nara – Osaka (B/L/SD)
Nara is 1 hour drive away from Osaka. Visit Todaiji Temple, the largest wooden building in Japan and explore the surrounding Nara Deer Park. Visit Kofukuji Temple and take a stroll in Naramachi, a shopping district with a traditional look. Visit Osaka’s oldest shopping area Shinasaibashi. Have a Special Farewell Dinner in Osaka.

Day 11 – Osaka ~ Busan (South Korea) by Air (B/L/D)
After breakfast, flight to Busan, South Korea. Greeted by local guide and straight to a tour of Oryukdo Skywalk and Taejongdae Cliff. Also visit Busan International Film Festival Square, then head to the biggest Fish Market, Jagalchi Fish Market.
Hotel: Busan ASTI Hotel or similar

Day 12 – Busan (B/L/D)
Today, visit Gamcheon Culture Village and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Then get a ride on Haeundae Coastal Train and see the Cheongsapo Red Lighthouse. After all, walk along Busan famous Haeundae Beach.
Hotel: Busan ASTI Hotel or similar

Day 13 – Busan ~ Gyeongju (B/L/D)
After breakfast, enjoy a ride to Gyeongju. Today visit 2 UNESCO Heritage sites – Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple. And then Cheomsongdae Observatory and Daerungwon Tomb Complex.
Hotel: Gyeongju Commodore Hotel or similar

Day 14 – Gyeongju ~ Seoul (B/L)
After breakfast, drive 4 hours to Seoul. Upon arrival, visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum. Explore the Bukchon Hanok Village. After lunch, visit the Dongdaemun-gu and watch the show (Nanta or The Painters). Dinner will be by your own arrangement.
Hotel: Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar

Day 15 – Seoul (B/L/SD)
In the morning, visit DMZ Area to see the reality of divided nation in the world. Itinerary includes the Third Tunnel Experience. Visit one of the oldest, most culturally important neighborhoods Insadong. Followed by a Cruise ride at Han River. We will have a Special Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan or similar

Day 16 – Seoul ~ Canada (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a free morning at Seoul. Take a closer look at N Seoul Tower on the way to airport. Fly back by Air Canada, arrive home on the same day.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287