Venture into Seoul, the capital of the Land of the Morning Calm. Bright and shiny skyscrapers filled with business men in suits and women dressed to the nines a la "Gangnam Style" tower over mom and pop shops selling fresh produce and knickknacks out of faded store fronts. Experience the frenetic pace of Seoul as you take in the sights of traditional homes snugly nestled in narrow, winding alleyways and the smells of Korea's street food wafting through the air. No culinary experience in Korea would be complete without the most iconic Korean food...kimchi! Take a trip to one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world : the DMZ, which separates the once unified North and South Korea.
The next step on our adventure will take us onward to Japan where some of the most beautifully decorated Buddhist temples you'll ever see can be found. There are over 1,000 shrines, temples, and gardens in Kyoto, making it a must-see, especially its world famous Golden Pavilion. Foodies will delight in the vast array of high quality Japanese cuisine offered in Osaka, also known as the "nation's kitchen". Sushi is a standard but don't overlook the many varieties of ramen, udon, curry, katsu and the renowned octopus balls (takoyaki)! After filling our tummies full of Osaka's treats, we'll hop on the bullet train to Tokyo via Mount Fuji where you will be amazed at the many districts of Japan's capital, including Shibuya : the hub of fashion and pop culture where you'll find the funky fashion of Harajuku and Shinjuku : home to many beautiful gardens as well as the eclectic robot cabaret show!
Accommodation is on a double occupancy basis and if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender. If there is no one of the same gender with whom to pair you, you WILL be required to pay the single supplement. Final payment is due 60 days before the trip start date.