Japan and South Korea Small Group Tour

There can be few places in our world that have the allure of Japan and South Korea. Both are well known, modern 21st century countries but with a history and culture that is so deep and mysterious that it can still leave Western travellers feeling they have travelled back in time. Ancient customs sit side by side modern cultures where the trains travel at over 200mph and are never late and ultra-high tech electronic devices are mandatory on every teenager. In Japan and South Korea, there is a tangible sense of history both ancient and more modern. From the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Korean Demilitarized Zone to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Kyoto Imperial Palace our small group tours in Japan and South Korea will allow you to explore the very best of these countries.


The Best of Japan and South Korea

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 16 days
Type: GroupSmall group tours with a maximum of 12 travellers

If there are two countries that combine perfectly for a small group tour, Japan and South Korea are it. Beautiful ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, the tragic and moving Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Kyoto, one of the best-preserved cities in Japan are all included. The little visited Nara is home to no less than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and to some of the best temples in the country. Of course, the food in Japan is world famous but the South Korean cuisine is equally intriguing and delicious. We take a ride on the Bullet Train and stay on a farm with a local Japanese host before taking the ‘Beetle’ Hydrofoil to cross between Japan and South Korea. You will find that what charms the most about the South Korea is its proud promotion of age-old traditions and culture. It is a fascinating mix of the ancient and modern and with a visit to the Korean Demilitarized Zone we view a not so distant part of history.

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