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South Korea & Japan: Cultural Legacies 2024


11 days from $18,495 per person

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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Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel advisor.


Customize This Journey

If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel advisor.


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