10 Night ASIA - JAPAN (TOK/INC)
Mon Mar 11th 2024
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Itinerary Summary
Tokyo/JAPAN, Shimizu/JAPAN, Nagoya/JAPAN, Kobe/JAPAN (Overnight), Naha/JAPAN, Nagasaki/JAPAN, Jeju Isl./S. KOREA, Seoul/S. KOREA
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Itinerary

Day 1 : Tokyo/JAPAN

-- - 7:00 PM

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Day 2 : Shimizu/JAPAN

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Day 3 : Nagoya/JAPAN

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Day 4 : Kobe/JAPAN

8:00 AM - --

Famous for its succulent Kobe beef and cosmopolitan flair, this booming port town sits between the Rokko Mountains and Osaka Bay. It contains a remarkable cultural mix of Swiss chalets, Moslem mosques and Russian Orthodox churches tucked between traditional Japanese buildings. A cable car ascends to the summit of Mount Rokko, a national park.

Day 5 : Kobe/JAPAN

-- - 5:00 PM

Famous for its succulent Kobe beef and cosmopolitan flair, this booming port town sits between the Rokko Mountains and Osaka Bay. It contains a remarkable cultural mix of Swiss chalets, Moslem mosques and Russian Orthodox churches tucked between traditional Japanese buildings. A cable car ascends to the summit of Mount Rokko, a national park.

Day 6 : At Sea

Day 7 : Naha/JAPAN

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Day 8 : At Sea

Day 9 : Nagasaki/JAPAN

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Day 10 : Jeju Isl./S. KOREA

6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Day 11 : Seoul/S. KOREA

7:00 AM - --

Inchon is the port of Korea's booming capital, a shopping paradise which vies with Hong Kong. But historic Seoul also brims with treasures. Begin with a bird's-eye view atop Namsan Hill. Visit Kyonbok Gun, the Palace of Bright Happiness, and the 14th-century Changdok Palace, home of the royal family. Stroll through its beautiful Secret Garden, 80 acres of ponds, tea houses and pavilions. Discover the extensive collection of Korean art in the National Museum. Or travel beyond Seoul's ancient gates to the Nanhan Mountain Castle or historic Suwon and its wonderful Folk Village of Minsokchon.