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Tokyo to Busan with Rachel Van Dyken - Booking Deposit

Tokyo to Busan with Rachel Van Dyken - Booking Deposit

Regular price $500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $500.00 USD
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Guided by Best Selling Author, Rachel Van Dyken

Early Bird Discount: $100 total price for the first 5 guests (2/5 Remaining)

Total Price: $2,699 with payment plans available. The deposit goes toward the trip price. Contact us regarding payment plans.

Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan - Busan, South Korea

May 30 - June 6, 2025 - 8 Days

Start in Tokyo, where you dive into the rich history at Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Street, followed by a glimpse of the modern city at Tokyo Tower and Harajuku, and cap the day with nightlife in Shibuy. Travel on the Shinkansen to Kyoto to marvel at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and participate in a traditional tea ceremony, then explore iconic sites like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. After experiencing more of Kyoto's beauty, transition to Busan, settling into South Korea's dynamic coastal town with visits to Haeundae Beach and Nampodong Street. The trip winds down with cultural explorations at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and Gamcheon Culture Village, a relaxing stroll along the Songdo Clouds Trails, and a memorable group dinner overlooking the lights of Busan.

*This Deposit is a $500 USD payment made toward the trip price that reserves your slot. This deposit is 100% refundable before (Oct 1, 2024).

*The payment link for the remaining trip payment will be sent to you in the following weeks after your initial booking deposit.

*The total trip payment will be due by Oct 1, 2024

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  • Day 1 - Tokyo

    Explore the historic Asakusa district, visiting Senso-ji Temple and Nakamise Street. Spend your afternoon seeing Tokyo Tower. Dinner at a local izakaya in Shibuya.

  • Day 2 - Kyoto

    Catch a Shinkansen to Kyoto and start your day at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Head to Kamo River, then partake in a traditional tea ceremony with a geisha. Dinner in the historic Pontocho Alley.

  • Day 3 - Kyoto

    Visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in the morning to see its thousands of torii gates. In the afternoon, admire the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji.

  • Day 4 - Kyoto

    Start your day at the Tenryuji Temple. Afternoon brings a peaceful walk along the Philosopher’s Path, followed by some free time. Evening excitement includes a visit to the illuminated Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

  • Day 5 - Kyoto to Busan

    Depart Kyoto for Osaka, then catch a ferry from Osaka to Busan, South Korea, enjoying the overnight sea journey and preparing for the next leg of your adventure.

  • Day 6 - Busan

    Spend a leisurely afternoon at Haeundae Beach. In the evening, head to Nampodong Street for vibrant shopping and street food experiences.

  • Day 7 - Busan

    Morning exploration at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, followed by an afternoon at the colorful Gamcheon Culture Village. End the day at Gwangalli Beach, enjoying the illuminated Gwangan Bridge.

  • Day 8 - Busan

    Morning starts at Jagalchi Fish Market, followed by a visit to Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower. Spend a relaxed afternoon at Songdo Cloud Trails, then conclude your trip with a group dinner.

  • Included

    • 8 Day Accommodation
    • All Breakfasts & Dinners
    • All Activities
    • Transport & Airport Transfers
    • Local Guide & Company Host
    • Travel Support & VIP Treatment
  • Not Included

    • Flights
    • Visas
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips
  • Activities

    • Senso-ji Temple
    • Tokyo Tower
    • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
    • Tea Ceremony
    • Fushimi Inari Shrine
    • Golden Pavilion
    • Tenryuji Temple
    • Philosopher's Path
    • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    • Overnight Ferry to Busan
    • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
    • Gamcheon Cultural Village
    • Jagalchi Fish Market
    • Busan Tower
    • Songdo Cloud Trails
  • Payment Plans

    We provide several buy now pay later payment plan options.


    Affirm/ShopPay allows you to break up the payment over 12 months.


    Klarna is also available to pay over 6 weeks or over 12 months.


    Both are available in The United States & limited international availability depending on your region.


    If neither payment plan option is availabe in your region at checkout, reach out to us below for a payment plan directly through us.


Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Kyoto Shijo or Similar
(3 or 4 Star Hotel, Double Occupancy)

Airport Transfers

Airport transfer at arrival will be provided on Day 1 at 11 AM
Airport transfer at Departure will be provided at 11 AM

Meet Your Host

Rachel Van Dyken

A bestselling author known for her prolific work in the romance genre. She has topped the charts of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.


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