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Highlights of East Asia: Japan, South Korea, and China Adventure Tour

Asia

  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of

Hit all the hot spots of East Asia on this 24-day tour through Japan, South Korea, and China. Start with stunning mountain temples, shrines, and torii gates before heading to the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea and venturing to Beijing's monumental highlights (Great Wall, Forbidden City). Along the way, you'll experience destinations like the locals do ' overnights in a Japanese Ryokan (complete with onsen baths and tatami floors), a local temple in Busan, and indulging in street eats to get a true understanding of day-to-day life in China.


Highlights

Stay overnight in a temple on top of Mt Koya, See Miyajima's floating torii gate, Visit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Walk along the Great Wall of China, Explore Shanghai's famed Bund waterfront.


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in Mount Kōya Temple, Kōyasan Your Local Living Moment: Overnight Temple Stay, Busan Your Discover Moment: Shanghai. Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum visit. Miyajima excursion with floating torii gate visit. Nijo Castle and gardens visit (Kyoto). Gion walk. Fushimi Inari shrine visit. Lake Ashino
ko boat ride (Hakone). Traditional ryokan stay with kaiseki meal. City tour of Seoul. DMZ visit. City tour of Gyeongju. Yangdong Folk Village visit. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Visit. City tour of Busan. Great Wall excursion. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Terracotta Warriors tour. Master of the Nets Garden visit. Shanghai orientation walk. Chinese acrobat performance. Japan Rail (JR) pass (7 days). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (19 nts), mountain monastery (1 nt, shared facilities), traditional inn (1 nt, shared facilities), temple (1 nt, multi
share), sleeper train (1 nt).


Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Transport

Bullet train, tram, ferry, public bus, private vehicle, train, subway/metro, plane, walking.


About our Transportation

On our tours in Japan we use public transport, making use of Japan's world famous transport system. From the super fast Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto's extensive local bus network, we ride with the locals.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. Our trips use public transport and most transport has limited luggage storage space. You will also be walking with your luggage in busy public train stations to catch connecting trains, so it is highly recommended that you travel light and have easy to handle luggage and are capable of walking up and down the stairs with your luggage without any assistance. We recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips. Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. A large bag will be an inconvenience to you and will slow you down! You will also need a day
pack/rucksack to carry daily essentials like water, cameras, passport, i
pods etc.

Day 1 Osaka

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Day 2 Osaka/Kōyasan

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Day 3 Kōyasan/Hiroshima-shi

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Day 4 Hiroshima-shi

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Day 5 Hiroshima-shi/Kyoto

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Day 6 Kyoto

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Day 7 Kyoto/Hakone

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Day 8 Hakone/Tokyo

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Day 9 Tokyo

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Day 10 Tokyo/Seoul

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Day 11 Seoul

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Day 12 Seoul

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Day 13 Seoul/Gyeongju-si

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Day 14 Gyeongju-si/Busan

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Day 15 Busan

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Day 16 Busan/Seoul

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Day 17 Seoul/Beijing

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Day 18 Beijing

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Day 19 Beijing/Xiâ??an

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Day 20 Xiâ??an/Suzhou

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Day 21 Xiâ??an/Shanghai

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Day 22 Suzhou/Shanghai

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Day 23 Shanghai

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Day 24 Shanghai

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Details

Duration: 24 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

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My Own Room Exceptions

Day 1
9 (Japan portion of the trip), Busan (overnight temple stay), Suzhou (overnight train)

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