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Marco Polo Journeys

South Korea & Japan: Cultural Legacies 2023

11 days

Limited to 18 guests

Explore two vastly different and evolving national legacies — each steeped in rich heritage and tradition — and each poised on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s cultural and technological horizons.

A&K Advantages

  • Visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, including the Third Tunnel
  • Discover South Korea’s imperial legacy in the temples and monuments of historic Gyeongju
  • Take in a dazzling array of exotic seafood in Busan’s bustling Jagalchi, the largest fish market in South Korea
  • Savor the time-honored tradition of a Japanese tea ceremony in a Kyoto temple
  • Learn the finer points of appreciating Japanese sake during a local brewery visit and tasting
  • Ride on a high-speed train as you travel along an iconic route passing majestic Mount Fuji
  • Experience the art of sushi making with help from a local expert in Tokyo

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Seoul, South Korea
Day 2
Seoul | Echoes of Empires Past
Day 3
Seoul | A Peninsula Divided
Day 4
Busan | Coastal Connections
Day 5
Gyeongju | Temples of the Silla Dynasty
Day 6
Osaka & Kyoto, Japan | Foodie’s Adventure
Day 7
Kyoto | The Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Grove
Day 8
Kyoto | Traditional Tea & Sake Tasting
Day 9
Tokyo | Heart of the Great Metropolis
Day 10
Tokyo | Sushi Making
Day 11
Depart Tokyo

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