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South Korea & Western Japan: Ancient Connections & Modern World Heritage

2 May — 19 May 2019 | Tour Director: Simon Kaner

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Tour Director

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Simon Kaner, MA, PhD

archaeologist specialising in the prehistory of Japan

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 2215 on Emirates for overnight flight via Dubai.

Day

2

Arrive Dubai 0805. Depart Dubai on Emirates 1000, arriving Seoul 2315, and transfer to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel for four nights.

Day

3

Introductory lecture followed by optional visit to the market in Seoul or free time.

Day

4

Seoul: National Museum of Korea, Jongmyo Ancestral Shrine, Changdeokgung Palace.

Day

5

Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum, Jogyesa Temple, Myeongdong Cathedral.

Day

6

Via Suwon Hwaseong Fortress to Gongju: National Museum, replica Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongsanseong Fortress. Overnight stay at Lacky Hotel, Cheongju.

Day

7

Via Beopjusa Temple to Andong area: Byeongsan Seowon Confucian Academy, Beongjeongsa Temple, Dosan Seowon Confucian Academy. Transfer to Hyuandai Hotel, Gyeongju for two nights.

Day

8

Gyeongju (Silla sites): Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto, National Museum, Donggung Palace with Anapji Pond and Cheomseongdae Observatory.

Day

9

Transfer to Busan for visits to Jagalchi Market and Gukje Market. Transfer to Fukouka by overnight ferry.

Day

10

Arrive Fukouka for visits to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and Kyushu National Museum. Transfer to New Otani Hakata Hotel, Fukouka for two nights.

Day

11

Whole day excursion to Takachiho Gorge. Free evening.

Day

12

Transfer to Matsue along scenic coastal route, with visits to Iwami Ginzan and Izumo Shrine and Museum, for two nights at a traditional ryokan at Ushio-so.

Day

13

Adachi Museum of Art and Adachi Gardens, Matsue Castle and Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum.

Day

14

Transfer to Nara for two nights at Nikko Nara Hotel. Todaiji Temple (colossal bronze Buddha), Nara Deer Park and Kasuga Grand Shrine.

Day

15

Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Asuka Historical Museum, Kitora Tomb, Horyuji Temple. 

Day

16

Byodo-in Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine (thousands of vermillion torii gates), Nijo-jo Castle. Transfer to Royal Park Hotel, Kyoto for overnight stay.

Day

17

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion exterior), Ryoanji Temple and some free time. Transfer to Kansai International Airport for overnight Emirates flight to Dubai, departing 2345.

Day

18

Arrive Dubai 0515. Depart Dubai on Emirates 0940, arriving London Heathrow 1425.

Tour Dates

2 May — 19 May 2019

Days

18

Cost

£4995

Tour Code

SKWJ-19

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one brunch, three lunches, twelve dinners with water, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement (except two nights at Ushio-so ryokan) £650.

 
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