This is the most highlight tours of east asia, including visits to South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
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Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.
Seoul - Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Hiroshima - Itsukushima/Miyajima - Taipei - Sun Moon Lake - Kaohsiung - Kenting National Park - Taitung - Hualien - Taroko Gorge N.P.
Welcome to Koera. Meet your tour guide holding Bravo Asia Tours greeting board atat the Incheon Airport of Seoul. We will transfer to hotel so you can fresh up after your long flight. The remaining day will be at your own leisure time. Explore yourself nearby the hotel in Itaewon Shopping Street: The most exotic place in Seoul to spend a day of shopping, dining and hanging out.
Visit Jogyesa Temple, pass by the Presidential Blue House, Sarangchae, Changing of the Guard Ceremony, Gyeongbok Palace (Deocksugung Palace on Tue), National Folk Museum. Visit Korean Folk Village and enjoy traditional performance there if weather permit.
Visit Changdeok Palace & Secret Garden, N Seoul Tower, Ginseng Centre Or Amethyst in the morning. We will be back to hotel after the morning tour. Enjoy a leisure afternoon until your tour guide escort you to Nanta Theater, where will be the non-verbal fantastic show.
The demilitarized zone (dmz) is a strip of land serving as a buffer zone between north and south korea, the most heavily armed border in the world. Visit the bridge of freedom, Imjingak Park and unification village, dora station & observatory & the 3rd tunnel, back at hotel at around 14:00, The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure.
Seoul - Tokyo
After breakfast, we will transfer to Incheon Airport to take a flight to Tokyo. Your tour of Japan will begin soon.Upon arrival at Narita International Airport,Meet and transfer to your hotel in Tokyo. The rest time is leisure time on your own.
Enjoy a pleasant walk in the east garden of the imperial palace. Tokyo tower- enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform.Then dirve to Mejia shrine.Akasaka guest house (drive by) . Other photo opportunities are Ginza, Kappabashi, Ueno Akihabara. Afternoon we will visit to Hama-rikyu Garden, Sumida river cruise, Asakusa Kannon Temple, and Nakamise shopping streets.
Tokyo - Hakone
Enjoy scenery of rural japan driving along to Mt. Fuji and panoramic view from the 5th station (approx. 8,000 ft. altitude) and also double-wired gondola (Hakone ropeway). Visit Owakudani boiling valley where you can smell sulfurous fumes and enjoy the cruise across the peaceful lake Ashi. Tonight, you will be able enjoy the hot spring in the hotel.
Hakone - Kyoto
This morning experience the Bullet Train: Tokyo to Kyoto (150 min) & ancient capital - Kyoto.Kiyomizu Temple: unique temple has a main hall on a steep slope with a wooden platform supported by pillars, from which a panoramic view of Kyoto can be enjoyed. Kodaiji Temple: commemorates Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a great general in 16th century. It was founded by his widow. Yasaka Shrine: Well known as the central site for the Gion-Matsuri Festival, held in summer. Gion District: Gion is one of the famous entertainment and geisha quarters, with traditional restaurants and tea-houses. In the Edo Period, ochaya (geisha houses) were built in this area. It still retains its tranquil, old-fashioned charm.
Kyoto - Nara
Today, the highlight for many visit Nara, – Tondaji Temple. Nara Deer Park: Walk among the 1,100 or so tame deer roaming about the park. Kofukuji Temple. At the end of the tour, you will the opportunity to buy souvenirs at Nara Nagomikan Souvenir Shops.
Nara - Hiroshima
Today travel by bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima (110 min). You may visit many of the places near the hotel which you can easily access by walking in your own leisure time: Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima Catle, Hiroshima Garden.
Hiroshima - Itsukushima/Miyajima
Today we will explore World Heritage sites in Hiroshima and Miyajima in one day. Miyajima most famous for Itsukushima Shrine. Deer move around the island freely, and so do monkeys on top of Misen, the island's highest mountain. We will also visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Dome.
Hiroshima - Taipei
After breakfast, time at leisure until your pre-arranged transfer time to airport for onward flight to taipei taiwan. arrive taipei taiwan at 10:30am. meet and greet to transfer to hotel. you will have leisure time to explore the vibrant city of taipei. After a short rest, you will be exploring the night life of taipei. You will visit the oldest temple in taiwan "longshan temple" and then off to the most colourful night market in taiwan "hwahsi night market" (aka snake valley). And visit "taipei 101".
Sightseeing for: presidential building (pass by), Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall and national palace museum , martyr’s shrine, Chinese temple then the Taiwanese handicraft, where you can see and purchase some Taiwanese souvenirs. You will be able to see beautiful sunset when you arrive at Chiufen village. Also visit: pitou cape, nanya rock formation, bay of two colours, and drive pass Chinkuashih village.
Today you will see panoramic view of Keelung Harbour and Yehliu Park famous for its natural rocks formations. In the afternoon, visit Wulai Aboriginal Village, famous for hot spring, waterfall and Aboriginal culture. There is even a cable car to whisk you up to the top the mountain to have panoramic view of the valley. Pass the swallow lake, and see chieftain state. Enjoy traditional aboriginal dance show.
Visit sanhsia old town, where old street Tsushin Temple. Visit the famous ceramic town of yingkok’s pottery factory showroom and the pottery street.
Taipei - Sun Moon Lake
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Sun Moon Lake.Tour will stop at the famous Wenwu temple and literature warrior temple dedicated to Confucius as master of pen and to Kuan Ti as master of sword, holy monk shrine and Ci-en pagoda. After touring around the sun moon lake.The rest of the day is free.
Sun Moon Lake - Kaohsiung
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Kaohsiung city. Foguangshan Buddhist monastery, learn about buddhism during the monastery walking tour to visit “buddha memorial centre” and communicate with some of the monks. You may taste buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own cost). Continue to Kaohsiung city visit love river and liuhe night market.
Kaohsiung - Kenting National Park - Taitung
Today, the highlight is the Kenting national park. The coast of coral reef is worth a visit for land reforms which strongly affected by wave erosions, efflorescence and salt-soaking. The eluanbi lighthouse will also be visited. We then continue to taitung via the scenic southern link highway.
Taitung - Hualien
After breakfast, you will be on the exciting east coast national scenic tour. Weathering, erosion and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at siaoyeliou, sansientai, stone steps, caves of the eight immortals. After lunch, you can explore Hualien on your own.
Hualien - Taroko Gorge N.P.
This morning you will depart for taroko gorge national park. Stops will be made at eternal spring shrine (changchun temple) and swallow grotto. We will pass by tunnel of nine turns, marble bridge, cimu bridge and marble factory. We will then drive back to taipei via su-hua highway with a stop at cingshui cliff and drive through hsuei-shan long tunnel(12.9 kilometers) to arrive taipei at around 6pm. Evening at leisure.
After breakfaster, it is time to say goodbye. We hope to see you again in your next trip to Asia. Your beautiful memory of this trip and our best wishes will company you back home safely.