11 or 14 days
Seoul, Busan, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, extension to Sapporo City

Compare the natural landscapes of two countries that seamlessly blend modern ways of life with ancient customs.

Explore where cutting-edge technology meets traditional art forms in Seoul and Tokyo, and find tranquility in Busan and Kyoto. Round out your trip with even more interactive experiences, like seeing a kimono show, visiting T.um VR Station theme park, and making kimchi.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to South Korea

  • Day 2: Seoul

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Seoul • Busan

    Experience the virtual reality attractions at the T.um VR Station theme park

    Travel by bullet train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Explore the white sands of Haeundae Beach 

    Visit Dongbaekseom Island and the Nurimaru APEC House

  • Day 4: Busan

    Visit Haedong Yoggungsa Temple 

    Explore the UN Memorial Cemetery and Peace Memorial Museum

    Visit Taejongdae Park

    Enjoy a cable car ride over Songdo Beach

  • Day 5: Busan • Seoul

    Travel by bullet train to Seoul

    Visit the Odusan Unification Observatory and learn about the division of North and South Korea

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taekwondo class

    Taekwondo class

    Learn all about Taekwondo in the country this highly recognizable martial art originates from. Learn from professional instructors and discipline your body and mind as you learn principal moves like jireugi (first strike), makgi (defense), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

    Take a walking tour along the Yeouido Han River

  • Day 6: Seoul

    Take a tour of Seoul

    With your Tour Director, you will:

    • see the Blue House—the residence and office of the President of South Korea
    • visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you’ll witness a guard-changing ceremony

    Visit the Bukchon Hanok Village

    Take a walking tour of the Insa-dong neighborhood

    Visit Museum Kimchikan and take a kimchi-making class

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower

  • Day 7: Seoul • Osaka • Kyoto

    Fly to Osaka, and then travel to Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Nara

    Visit Todaiji Temple

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit Nijō Castle, where the Tokugawa shogunate kept a second home 

    Explore the Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple

    See a kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

    Take a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Tokyo

    Travel by bullet train to Tokyo

    Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple

  • Day 10: Tokyo • Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take an in-depth tour of Mount Fuji

    Stop at the Mount Fuji 5th Station, the halfway point of the Yoshida Trail

    Visit Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, and the reconstructed village of Iyashi no Sato Nenba

    Explore the Fugaku Fuketsu wind cave and Narusawa Hyoketsu ice cave

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Tokyo • Sapporo City

    Fly to Sapporo City

    Visit the Nijo Seafood Market

    Take an in-depth tour of Sapporo City

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Asahiyama Observatory
    • Sapporo Clock Tower
    • Sapporo TV Tower
  • Day 12: Sapporo City

    Take an in-depth tour of Shikotsu-Toya National Park

    Visit the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park and learn about Ainu history and culture in Japan

    Explore Noboribetsu Hell Valley and Oyunuma Pond, a natural hot spring

    Go fruit-picking in a local orchard

  • Day 13: Sapporo City • Otaru • Tokyo

    Visit a local dairy farm in Otaru

    Fly back to Tokyo

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to South Korea

  • Day 2: Seoul

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Seoul • Busan

    Experience the virtual reality attractions at the T.um VR Station theme park

    Travel by bullet train to Busan

    Visit Gamcheon Culture Village

    Explore the white sands of Haeundae Beach 

    Visit Dongbaekseom Island and the Nurimaru APEC House

  • Day 4: Busan

    Visit Haedong Yoggungsa Temple 

    Explore the UN Memorial Cemetery and Peace Memorial Museum

    Visit Taejongdae Park

    Enjoy a cable car ride over Songdo Beach

  • Day 5: Busan • Seoul

    Travel by bullet train to Seoul

    Visit the Odusan Unification Observatory and learn about the division of North and South Korea

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taekwondo class

    Taekwondo class

    Learn all about Taekwondo in the country this highly recognizable martial art originates from. Learn from professional instructors and discipline your body and mind as you learn principal moves like jireugi (first strike), makgi (defense), chagi (kick), and jjikgi (strike). 

    Take a walking tour along the Yeouido Han River

  • Day 6: Seoul

    Take a tour of Seoul

    With your Tour Director, you will:

    • see the Blue House—the residence and office of the President of South Korea
    • visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, where you’ll witness a guard-changing ceremony

    Visit the Bukchon Hanok Village

    Take a walking tour of the Insa-dong neighborhood

    Visit Museum Kimchikan and take a kimchi-making class

    View Seoul from the top of N Seoul Tower

  • Day 7: Seoul • Osaka • Kyoto

    Fly to Osaka, and then travel to Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Nara

    Visit Todaiji Temple

    Visit the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 

  • Day 8: Kyoto

    Take a guided tour of Kyoto

    Visit Nijō Castle, where the Tokugawa shogunate kept a second home 

    Explore the Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple

    See a kimono show at the Nishijin Textile Center

    Take a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

  • Day 9: Kyoto • Tokyo

    Travel by bullet train to Tokyo

    Tour Tokyo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine

    Explore the Asakusa Kannon Temple

  • Day 10: Tokyo • Fuji-Hakone-Izu region

    Take an in-depth tour of Mount Fuji

    Stop at the Mount Fuji 5th Station, the halfway point of the Yoshida Trail

    Visit Lake Saiko, one of the Fuji Five Lakes, and the reconstructed village of Iyashi no Sato Nenba

    Explore the Fugaku Fuketsu wind cave and Narusawa Hyoketsu ice cave

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Tokyo • Sapporo City

    Fly to Sapporo City

    Visit the Nijo Seafood Market

    Take an in-depth tour of Sapporo City

    With your Tour Director you will visit:

    • Asahiyama Observatory
    • Sapporo Clock Tower
    • Sapporo TV Tower
  • Day 12: Sapporo City

    Take an in-depth tour of Shikotsu-Toya National Park

    Visit the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park and learn about Ainu history and culture in Japan

    Explore Noboribetsu Hell Valley and Oyunuma Pond, a natural hot spring

    Go fruit-picking in a local orchard

  • Day 13: Sapporo City • Otaru • Tokyo

    Visit a local dairy farm in Otaru

    Fly back to Tokyo

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; internal flight (3 with extension); 3 bullet train rides

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (12 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Dinner on arrival day; breakfast and dinner Days 3–10 (Days 11–13 with extension); breakfast on departure day (lunch on Day 12 with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides; 3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (5 with extension); 2 walking tours

  • Entrances

    T.um VR Station; Gamcheon Culture Village; Haeundae Beach; Dongbaekseom Island and Nurimaru APEC House; Haedong Yonggungsa Temple; UN Memorial Cemetery and Peace Memorial Museum; Taejongdae Park; cable car ride; Odusan Unification Observatory; Gyeongbokgung Palace; Bukchon Hanok Village; Kimchikan Museum; N Seoul Tower; Nara; Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine; Nijō Castle; Golden Pavilion; Kimono show; Meiji Shinto Shrine; Asakusa Kannon Temple; Mount Fuji 5th Station; Lake Saiko and Iyashi no Sato Nenba; Fugaku wind cave; Narusawa ice cave (with extension: Asahiyama Observatory; Sapporo TV Tower; Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park; Noboribetsu Hell Valley and Oyunuma Pond; orchard visit; dairy farm visit)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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