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Capital cities of the Far East

Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong & Taiwan in 15 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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A complete tour across East Asia’s key cities: Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Taipei! Delve into the fusion of tradition and modernity, skyscrapers and natural beauty in this all-encompassing tour. Not to be missed!

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    Tokyo

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 12 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your journey in Tokyo, exploring its modern wonders and ancient traditions. Next, jet over to Seoul to discover its fascinating architecture and contemporary cityscape. Uncover the skyscrapers and picturesque harbours or Hong Kong, your next destination. And finally, land in Taipei for your last stop, to explore its historic temples and indulge in local street food.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Prepare for an unforgettable journey across the main Far East Asian metropolis, exploring its modern wonders and ancient traditions! Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight* to Tokyo. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Tokyo

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Arrive in the dazzling metropolis of Tokyo. A representative will walk you through your itinerary, deliver your travel documents, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel.

Once settled, the rest of the day is free to start discovering this exciting city of contrasts and its delicious cuisine! We recommend heading to one of the many food markets where you can sample local dishes at bargain prices! Overnight stay in Tokyo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
tripadvisor rating

245 Reviews

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3rd Day: Tokyo

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Today, enjoy a full day city tour by bus including the most important sights in the city. Self-transfer to the famous 'Love' statue in Shinjuku from where the tour will depart at 7.50AM*. Drive past Harajuku shopping district, stop at the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, see the Imperial Palace area before stopping in the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa.

Enjoy a Matcha tasting experience, a Japanese lunch at a local Izakaya restaurant, and climb the Tokyo Skytree tower, to admire the infinite Tokyo skyline. In the afternoon, take a river cruise from Tokyo Bay to Odaiba island, ending back at Shinjuku. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Tokyo.

*Please plan your self-transfer from the hotel to the meeting point beforehand to ensure you arrive on time. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. sharp with no exceptions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
tripadvisor rating

245 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full day Tokyo city tour

Light

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4th Day: Tokyo

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Today, the day is free to enjoy at leisure. Why not come face-to-face with legendary Mount Fuji* by choosing our optional excursion? Overnight stay in Tokyo.

*Optional Mount Fuji excursion: Depart by bus at 7.45AM*** from the same meeting point in Shinjuku as the day before, and head up to Fuji's 5th Station. Be amazed by the breathtaking views from above the clouds. Stop for a lunch at the Oshino Shinobu ninja-themed village, after exploring this area from which mountaineers start their journey to the summit. 

After lunch break, the bus will take you to Owakudani valley, also known as "Hell Valley". Here you can see hot springs and volcanic activity and even try the famous "black eggs", boiled in the sulfur pits. From there, you will ride the Hakone ropeway down to Lake Ashi, where you will be able to get a stunning view of Fuji's silhouette whilst sailing on this pristine lake. Finally, return by bus to Shinjuku Station and overnight stay in Tokyo.

Please note: If road conditions or other circumstances restrict the ascent to the 5th station, you’ll travel to the highest elevation possible. The same also applies for the cruise on Lake Ashi; if conditions or circumstances prevent sailing, an alternative experience will be offered.

Plan your self-transfer from the hotel to the meeting point beforehand to ensure you arrive on time. The bus will leave according to schedule with no exceptions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The B Akasaka Mitsuke or similar
tripadvisor rating

245 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Tokyo - Seoul

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Today, leave behind the city of contrasts, and head to the airport ready for your flight to Seoul. Arrive at Incheon airport, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for check in.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring vibrant street markets, indulging in authentic Korean cuisine, or taking a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Han River. Overnight stay in Seoul.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Kukdo or similar
tripadvisor rating

938 Reviews

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6th Day: Seoul

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your first full day out in Seoul with a guided tour of the city. Begin with a photo-stop at the Blue House, formerly home to the Presidents of South Korea and today a beautiful public park.

Next, head to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main residence of the Joseon Dynasty, known as the largest of the “Five Grand Palaces”. Tour through the 40-hectare grounds before continuing on to Jogyesa, a famous and historic temple located nearby.

Stop by a Ginseng Centre to learn more about the herb, which is native to Korea and widely used to improve memory and cognition. End your tour with a drop-off at City Hall. The rest of the evening is free to spend as you please! You could try some Korean barbecue or have a drink of soju in a local restaurant. Overnight in Seoul.

Important note: If your tour falls on a Tuesday, your stop at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be replaced by Deoksu Palace.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Kukdo or similar
tripadvisor rating

938 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-day city tour of Seoul

Moderate

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7th Day: Seoul

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today the day is yours to enjoy at leisure! Why not explore the sights and sounds of sensational Seoul, or, to get the most out of this city, enjoy our optional excursion to the historic Demilitarized Zone*. Overnight stay in Seoul.

*Optional DMZ excursion: discover the famous Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The first stop is Imjingak Park, home to memorials of the Korean War. Continue to Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and the DMZ Theatre. Climb the Dora Observatory, which grants views across the DMZ and even into North Korean territory (with the help of binoculars!). See Dorasan Station, before returning to Seoul, with the tour ending at the city hall.

Important note: during peak visit days, the excursion will begin at 6-7AM to avoid queues (you’ll be informed at destination). Please note that breakfast at the hotel won’t be available due to the early start. Also, it’s mandatory to take your passport with you on this excursion.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Kukdo or similar
tripadvisor rating

938 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
DMZ visit

Moderate

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8th Day: Seoul - Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for your flight, as your adventure continues today in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong! This vibrant city, nestled between towering skyscrapers and picturesque harbors, offers a dynamic fusion of rich cultural heritage and culinary delights.

Arrive, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for check in. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is yours to get settled and begin discovering this exciting city at your leisure.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
tripadvisor rating

2045 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Evening city tour

Light

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9th Day: Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a half day tour of Hong Kong that will take you to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, including; the city’s tallest hill, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen and Sampan Ride.

Next, head over to Stanley Market to visit an array of different shops selling everything from silk garments, to art, to Chinese costume jewelry, souvenirs and more. After the tour, return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
tripadvisor rating

2045 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Light

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10th Day: Hong Kong

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Perhaps you can take this time to go sample the local cuisine, explore the bustling markets, and check out the stunning skyline views. Alternatively, take part in one of our two optional full day excursions; either to Macau* or to Lantau Island**. Overnight stay in Hong Kong.

*Optional full day excursion to Macau: take part in this tour of the city of Macau, once a Portuguese territory and today considered the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’. Stop by some of the most emblematic sights, including: A-Ma Temple, Penha Hill, Ruins of St. Paul, Leal Senado Square and Casino Venetian.

**Optional full day excursion to Lantau Island: experience the world-renowned NP 360, a bicable gondola lift on Lantau Island where you will take an incredible cable car journey to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and visit the city’s biggest statue of Buddha.

Please note: You can only choose one optional tour on this day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Metropark Hotel Kowloon or similar
tripadvisor rating

2045 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Light

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Optional
Full Day Excursion to Macau

Light

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11th Day: Hong Kong - Taipei

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, it’s time to head to your next destination, Taipei! The bustling capital of Taiwan beckons visitors with its vibrant night markets, historic temples, modern architecture, and delectable street food.

Arrive, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for check in. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is yours to start exploring this exciting city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Taipei.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Caesar Metro Taipei or similar
tripadvisor rating

470 Reviews

See our full selection

12th Day: Taipei

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Breakfast at the hotel. Embrace the freedom of exploration, on your day at leisure. We recommend embarking on an optional half day Taipei City tour*. Overnight stay in Taipei.

*Optional half day Taipei City tour: discover the city’s main attractions, including a visit to the iconic Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the National Palace Museum, and the Presidential Office Building. Pause for a moment of reflection at the majestic Grand Hotel Taipei and pay homage to the fallen heroes at the solemn Martyrs' Shrine.

Please note: this tour is not available on Mondays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Caesar Metro Taipei or similar
tripadvisor rating

470 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Taipei city tour

Light

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13th Day: Taipei

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Why not discover historic temples, indulge in local street food, or soak in panoramic views from the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper.

To get the most out of your experience, we recommend joining one of our optional activities. Why not enjoy our optional excursion to Jiufen, Pingxi, and the enchanting North East villages*. Alternatively, delve into the rich heritage of tea culture with the optional Pinglin tea culture & Maokong day tour**. Overnight stay in Taipei.

*Optional full day Jiufen, Pingxi and North East villages excursion
experience the essence of Taiwan's north and northeast coast on a guided day tour from Taipei. Explore Jiufen Village's nostalgic atmosphere, marvel at Yehliu Geopark's unique coastal formations, and participate in the iconic Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival tradition. Discover the majestic Shifen Waterfall and immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty and rich history.

**Optional full day Pinglin tea culture & Maokong excursion: embark on a guided tour of Maokong and Pinglin to explore Taiwan's rich tea culture. Ride the Maokong Gondola for stunning views, then stroll through tea-scented trails and visit the Taipei Tea Promotion Center. Discover Shenkeng and Pinglin, with highlights including Thousand Island Lake and the Bagua Tea Plantation. Wrap up with a visit to the Pinglin Tea Museum and a tea tasting experience, enriching your understanding of Taiwanese tea from seed to cup. Activity only available on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Please note: choose only one excursion as both cannot be taken together.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Caesar Metro Taipei or similar
tripadvisor rating

470 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Jiufen, Pingxi and Northeast villages day trip

Moderate

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Optional
Pinglin Tea culture & Maokong day trip

Moderate

See more

14th Day: Taipei - Night on board

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

*Depending on your flight departure time, you might not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

15th Day: UK/Ireland

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Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end of your trip. 

Included activities

Included

Japan Welcome pack

Included activity for day 2

Welcome pack including Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival, SIM Card to stay connected at all times and Tokyo 72h Subway Pass.

Physical rating:

Light

Included
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Please note that you must be on time at the meeting point in front of Shinjuku's "Love" statue. Plan in advance your self-transfer and how to find the right exit from Shinjuku station.

Full day Tokyo city tour

Included activity for day 3 in Tokyo

Visit Tokyo highlights as Meiji Shrine and the Asakusa area. Enjoy a matcha tasting experience and a Japanese lunch before climbing Skytree tower to see a panoramic view. Finish with a cruise to Odaiba island.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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If your tour falls on a Tuesday, your stop at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be replaced by Deoksu Palace.

Half-day city tour of Seoul

Included activity for day 6 in Seoul

Spend the morning seeing the major landmarks of the South Korean capital, stopping at the Blue House, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Temple, and a Ginseng Centre.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Half Day Tour of Hong Kong

Included activity for day 9 in Hong Kong

Take part in a half day sightseeing tour of the very best the city has to offer, including: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Sampan Ride and Stanley Market for all your shopping needs.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Please note that you must be on time at the meeting point in front of Shinjuku's "Love" statue. Plan in advance your self-transfer and how to find the right exit from Shinjuku station.

Mt.Fuji Excursion & Hakone Full-Day Bus Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Mount Fuji

Ascend by bus to Subashiri 5th Station on Mount Fuji. After lunch, sail across Lake Ashi while enjoying unforgettable views. Ride the Hakone cable car to admire the sulfur fields and the volcanic Owakudani valley.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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To avoid queues on peak visit days, this tour can be moved to a very early morning departure. You will be notified in advance . Additionally, you must carry your passport with you during the whole tour.

DMZ visit

Suggested activity for day 7 in Seoul

Experience the oddly-named DMZ, one of the most militarised borders in the world. See Imjingak Park, the Freedom Bridge, the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, and the DMZ Theatre.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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You will only be able to join this activity if your flight lands before 4 PM

Evening city tour

Suggested activity for day 8 in Hong Kong

Start exploring Hong Kong heading to the Avenue of Stars, discovering the entertainment district of Lan Kwai Fong, or eating local snacks at night markets.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Tour not compatible with Macau daytrip. Must choose only one of them on this day.

Full Day Excursion to Lantau Island

Suggested activity for day 10

Hop on the famous NP360 to take an unforgettable cable car ride to the culturally-themed Ngong Ping Village and gaze at the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s biggest Buddla statue.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Tokyo, Taipei - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Tokyo - Seoul, Seoul - Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Taipei.
  • Tokyo Subway Pass 72h
  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers included depending on the airport and/or arrival/departure time flight.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Japanese SIM Card (only internet - up to 3GB).
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival to Tokyo.*
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*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Breakfasts in Japan, arrival airport transfer and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

This tour doesn’t include a guide on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of each passenger to self-transfer between hotels and meeting points for activities/excursions and to / from departure points of included transfers.

A number of cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel.

Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*Tokyo Airport Meet & Greet: An agent will be waiting for you at the Arrivals hall of the airport, where they will deliver all necessary documents for this trip (transportation tickets, Sim card, activities information and meeting points, etc). They will talk you through your itinerary, provide helpful information and recommendations for your free time and assist you with your self-transfer to the hotel

Whenever the Meet & Greet service can't be arranged or you can't find them at the arrival hall (due to flight delay, arrival terminal sudden change, etc), the travel documents will be sent to your hotel. 

For those passengers who book a trip without international flights through Exoticca, you will need to share your flight details with us with at least 30 days before arrival to Japan if you want to enjoy the M&G service.

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required.

    • Currency

      Japanese Yen.

    • Language

      Japanese.

    • Electricity

      110 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 08:00 or UTC + 09:00.

    • Other useful information

      You are not expected to leave a tip.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://us.jnto.go.jp/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    This is a semi-escorted tour, during which only some of the booked activities are carried out with a local English-speaking guide. There is no 24-hour guide on site.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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