Japan and South Korea

Discover the best of these beautiful countries!

History, culture, and nature

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through Japan and South Korea! During this exciting tour, we will explore some of the most fascinating and picturesque destinations in Asia. From the captivating city of Tokyo, where we will visit the Meiji Shrine and enjoy the views from Shinjuku, to the majestic Mount Fuji and the picturesque Lake Kawaguchi. We will discover Osaka with its impressive Hideyoshi Castle and the bustling streets of Dotonbori. In Kyoto, we will marvel at the Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji temples and stroll through the traditional neighborhoods of Gion and Pontocho. Our adventure in Japan will also include a visit to Nara, famous for the abundance of wild deer that roam freely, and to Hiroshima and Miyajima, places of deep history and beauty.

In South Korea, we will start on the beautiful island of Jeju, exploring the Jeolmul Natural Forest and the impressive Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. In Busan, we will wander through traditional markets and admire the Busan Tower. Finally, in Seoul, we will visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Jogyesa Temple, and the famous Insadong Street. Staying in comfortable hostels, we will discover the rich history, delicious cuisine, and fascinating culture of this region. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Japan and South Korea on this incredible adventure!



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Day 1: Welcome to Japan

Our journey begins with our arrival in Tokyo, where we will be amazed by its stunning beauty and rich history. We will head to our cozy accommodation to meet the other travelers, relax, recharge, and get ready to immerse ourselves in this captivating city.

Day 2: Delving into Tokyo

Today we will take a private tour in Tokyo. We will be picked up from our hotel and then continue part of the tour on foot, followed by using public transportation. We will visit the Meiji Shinto Shrine in Harajuku, destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt in 1946. Then, we will head to Shinjuku, the modern area of Tokyo, and we will go up to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to enjoy panoramic views. We will also explore Omoide Yokocho Alley and the Kabukichō district. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore and discover at your own pace.

Day 3: Day trip to Kawaguchiko

Today we will head to the charming village of Kawaguchiko. There, we will enjoy a hike to a viewpoint with views of Mount Fuji. We will have free time to explore and enjoy the surroundings. You may choose to take a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Kawaguchi or ride the cable car for incredible views. Later, we will head to the impressive Chureito Pagoda, the iconic five-story red temple, perfect for capturing unforgettable photos. This excursion will take up most of the day.

Day 4: On the way to Osaka

After breakfast, we will enjoy a free morning in Tokyo, allowing us to explore and relax at our own pace. Later, we will board a train bound for Osaka. After dropping off our belongings at the accommodation, we will have the rest of the day to discover the charms of the city at our leisure.

Day 5: The best of Osaka

We’ll begin our journey at Hideyoshi Castle, marveling at its impressive facade and panoramic views. Next, we’ll delve into one of its renowned districts with bustling food stalls and rejuvenating bathhouses. Our itinerary then takes us to Nipponbashi, a vibrant hub brimming with manga, anime, and cutting-edge technology stores. Moving forward, we’ll navigate through Namba’s lively shopping streets, eventually arriving at the vibrant and colorful Dotonbori area. After approximately eight hours of exploration, we’ll conclude our tour and return to our accommodation.

Day 6: Touring Kyoto

We’ll start the day early with a train ride to Kyoto. Upon arrival, we’ll explore the city on foot and by public transport. Our itinerary includes visits to the Kinkakuji Temple and the Ginkakuji Temple, followed by a stroll through the historic Higashiyama district with its charming traditional streets. We’ll conclude our exploration with a visit to the Gion and Pontocho neighborhoods, renowned for their traditional architecture and occasional sightings of geishas. At the end of the day, we’ll return to Osaka by train.
la ciudad a pie y en transporte público. Visitaremos el Templo Kinkakuji y el Templo Ginkakuji, continuaremos por el barrio de Higashiyama, recorriendo sus tradicionales calles. Finalmente, exploraremos los barrios de Gion y Pontocho, famosos por su arquitectura tradicional y la presencia ocasional de geishas. El día concluye con nuestro regreso en tren a Osaka.

Day 7: Visit to Nara

We’ll start our tour of Nara from the hotel, heading to Osaka train station. Nara, once Japan’s ancient capital (710-784), awaits with its stunning temples and historic sites. We’ll visit Kofukuji Temple with its amazing pagoda, and Todaiji Temple, home to the world’s largest wooden building. Don’t miss Nara Park, famous for its friendly deer. After a day in Nara, we’ll head back to Osaka’s main station.

Day 8: Hiroshima and Miyajima

We’ll board a train to Hiroshima and then take a tram to the city center. Our first stop will be the Peace Park, a memorial dedicated to the victims of the atomic bomb that devastated the city. We’ll see the iconic Bomb Dome, the only building left standing after the explosion. After exploring Hiroshima, we’ll catch a train to Miyajima, known as the “island of the gods.” There, we’ll admire the famous red Torii gate in the sea and visit shrines and Buddhist temples. Finally, we’ll return to Hiroshima station to catch our train back to Osaka.

Day 9: Free day in Osaka

We will enjoy a free day in Osaka, the bustling Japanese metropolis. We will have the opportunity to explore the charming corners of the city, from vibrant street markets to relaxing urban parks. We can taste the delicious local cuisine in the city’s restaurants and cafes or lose ourselves among the shops and boutiques in search of unique souvenirs. With so much to discover in this exciting city, every corner will offer a new adventure to experience.

Day 10: From Osaka to Jeju

From Osaka, we will head to Jeju for some well-deserved free time. On this South Korean island, we can explore its stunning natural landscapes, from its crystal-clear beaches to its majestic volcanoes. We can relax on the beach, explore the natural trails, or discover the rich local culture. Jeju is also known for its delicious cuisine, so we will have the opportunity to taste authentic dishes and enjoy the island’s hospitality.

Day 11: Exploring Jeju

We will leave the accommodation for the Jeolmul Natural Forest, where we will hike among cedar forests. Then, we will visit the Seongeup Folk Village to get a closer look at Jeju’s culture. We will head to Gwangchigi Beach, where we will observe the haenyeo, Jeju’s female divers. After that, we will head to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak for a trekking route. Finally, we will explore the Jeju Stone Park to conclude the excursion on a high note.

Day 12: From Jeju to Busan

We will enjoy a free morning in Jeju, with the freedom to explore its natural and cultural charms at our own pace. Then, we will take a flight to Busan, a lively and energetic coastal city, and arrive at the accommodation to rest and get ready for the days ahead.

Day 13: Discovering Busan

We will leave the accommodation and head to Seomyeon Station, the starting point of our exciting adventure in Busan. We will start our tour by exploring the vibrant Nampo-dong district, marveling at the majesty of the Busan Tower, and getting lost among the aromas and colors of the bustling traditional market.

Day 14: Free day in Busan

We will enjoy a free day in Busan, a vibrant city full of emotions to discover. We will have the freedom to explore its charming corners, from the bustling shopping streets to the serene beaches with crystal-clear waters. We can savor the exquisite local cuisine, explore its fascinating museums and art galleries, or simply relax in an outdoor café while observing the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Day 15: From Busan to Seoul

Today we will travel from Busan to Seoul, excited to explore the capital of South Korea. Upon arrival at our destination, we will enjoy a free day to immerse ourselves in the vibrant life of the city. We can explore the bustling markets, visit impressive palaces and temples, or simply stroll through the charming urban parks.

Day 16: Discovering Seoul

We will leave the accommodation and head to the center of Seoul, starting at the iconic Gwanghwamun Plaza. We will then visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the most important in the city. After that, we will explore the Jogyesa Temple, the spiritual center of Buddhism in South Korea, and also visit Insadong Street, famous for its local craft shops. We will return to the city center and have the rest of the day to spend as we please.

Day 17: Free day in Seoul

We will enjoy a free day in Seoul, the fascinating capital of South Korea. We will have the freedom to explore its diverse neighborhoods and attractions, from modern shopping districts to historic palaces and temples. We can savor delicious Korean cuisine, stroll through beautiful urban parks, or dive into the city’s bustling nightlife. With so many exciting options, every moment in Seoul will be a new adventure to discover.

Day 18: Farewell

The beauty of returning home from a trip lies in rediscovering ourselves through the lessons we’ve learned. It’s always meaningful to go back home, sharing the stories, photos, and experiences we’ve gathered along the way. Today, we’ll say goodbye and head back to our own countries, carrying memories that will last a lifetime.

What's Included?

  • Three (03) nights’ stay in Tokyo
  • Six (06) nights’ stay in Osaka
  • Two (02) nights’ stay in Jeju
  • Three (03) nights’ stay in Busan
  • Three (03) nights’ stay in Seoul
  • Seventeen (17) breakfasts

It’s important to note that for this trip, the accommodations will be in hostels; rooms will be shared exclusively with the Volate group.

  • Transportation by train Tokyo – Osaka
  • Transportation by train Osaka – Kyoto – Osaka
  • Transportation by train Osaka – Nara – Osaka
  • Transportation by train Osaka – Hiroshima – Osaka
  • Transportation by train Busan – Seoul
  • City tour in Tokyo, Sensoji Temple, and Shinjuku
  • Visit to Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi, and Chureito Pagoda
  • City tour in Osaka, Tsutenkaku, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori District
  • City tour in Kyoto, Nijo Castle, and Kinkakuji Temple
  • City tour in Nara, Todaji Temple, Nara Park, and Kofukuji Temple
  • Tour in Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Itsukushima Temple
  • City tour in Jeju, Gwangchigi Beach, O’sulloc Green Tea Fields, and Stone Park
  • City tour in Busan, Busan Tower, Gamcheon Culture Village, and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
  • City tour in Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Tower, and Royal Palace
  • Travel insurance for USD 70,000, including coverage for COVID-19
  • Pre-trip and during-trip organization
  • Volate coordinator during the trip
  • Local guide throughout the trip
  • Advice on purchasing flight tickets

What's not included?

Lunches, snacks, and dinners are at the expense of each traveler. You can choose where and with whom to eat. The budget will vary depending on the type of place, but it’s typically estimated at USD 20-25 per day, including lunch and dinner.

It’s important to know that our tour packages do not include flights. However, we can provide you with a list of recommended flights from trusted agencies to assist with your planning.

For your convenience, we also offer the option to arrange the airplane tickets directly with one of our recommended travel agents. These agents have access to all the necessary flight information for your trip, ensuring a quick and easy management of your tickets

  • The visa requirement for entering Japan and Korea depends on your nationality:
    • Argentine nationality: No visa required for Japan or Korea
    • Spanish nationality: No visa required for Japan, visa required for Korea
    • Italian nationality: No visa required for Japan, visa required for Korea
    • Uruguayan nationality: No visa required for Japan, visa required for Korea

Volate manages visa processing upon submission of required documentation and payment by each traveler.

Travelers have the option to coordinate with each other for shared transfers, or they can arrange and purchase them directly through our service.

It is customary to tip local guides and drivers.

Everything else not specified in the list.

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Trip requirements

Frequently asked

There is no mandatory vaccine required to enter. The requirement for COVID-19 PCR tests has recently been removed, and it is sufficient to have insurance that covers this disease, such as the one we will include for the travelers.

  • Small or medium backpack
  • Waterproof rain cover for backpack
  • Waterproof jacket or raincoat
  • Hat or cap with neck cover
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking boots or mountain shoes
  • Summer clothing
  • Plug adapter

 We will stay in hotels, inns, and hostels (only in Singapore) with all the necessary amenities, in shared rooms (4 beds) exclusively with our group. Similarly, the use of the bathroom is also shared.

We recommend that you bring an additional USD 1800 for meals and other typical travel expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.).

 Those that take you round trip from your country of residence to the arrival point and back from the last city of the itinerary. We will recommend the best available option once you contact us. Remember, the earlier you book your flight, the better the price you can get.

Yes, if you have any dietary requests, allergies, or intolerances, please let us know when we contact you before your trip. This allows us to notify the accommodations so they can do their best to meet your needs. It’s also important to inform your coordinator of any dietary requests during the trip.

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