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East Asia Tours | History

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: Family

LEGENDARY KOREA

8 Days in Seoul
Departure Dates in May, June, & September

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  • Lodging Options: Hotel Rooms

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Days 1-8: Seoul

After arriving in Seoul, we'll spend our first full day on a day trip to the Bukhansan National Park to hike to Bukhansanseong Fortress.

We'll the spend our second full day in the city exploring Suksa Temple and Changdeokgung Palace to learn about the religious and royal history of Korea.

For our third full day in South Korea, we'll visit the National Folk Museum of Korea and the Korea Furniture Museum to learn more about the lives of everyday Koreans throughout the country's history.

We'll then spend our fourth day in Seoul on a day trip to the massive palace and temple complex of Gyeongbokgung Palace and its several museums and exhibits.

We'll then spend our fifth full day in Seoul with a day trip to the nearbyHwaseong Fortress overlooking Suwon City.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Seoul on their own and learn more about the local history and culture.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

19 May 2025

16 June 2025

15 September 2025

* Please Note all bookings for family tours need to include at least 1 child (12-18) and at least one legal guardian.

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East Asia Tours | History

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-65

FEUDAL JAPAN

8 Days in Kyoto
Departure Dates in March

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  • Lodging Options: Hostel Dorms, Hotel Rooms, & Private Hotel Rooms

Days 1-8: Kyoto

After arriving in Japan, we'll spend our first full day learning about the history of Japan's warrior class with visits to the Samurai & Ninja Museum and Nijo Castle.

We'll then spend our second full day in Kyoto learning about the royal history of Feudal Japan's emperors with visits to the Katsura Imperial Villa and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

For our third full day in Kyoto, we'll learn about the food culture of Feudal Japan with visits to Nishiki Market and Ichimonjiya Wasuke teahouse.

We'll then spend our fourth full day exploring the religious history of Feudal Japan with visits to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Rokuon-ji Temple.

After that, we'll spend our next day wandering the streets of Sannenzaka Ninenzaka to observe traditional Japanese architecture.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Kyoto on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

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Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

10 March 2025

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East Asia Tours | Art

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-65

ART HISTORY: KURASHIKI

8 Days in Kurashiki
Departure Dates in March, September, & October

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  • Lodging Options: Hotel Rooms & Private Hotel Rooms

Days 1-8: Kurashiki

After arriving in Japan, we'll spend our first full day learning about the city's art scene with visits to the Ohara Museum of Art and a walk along the Honmachi-dori.

We'll then spend our second full day in Kurashiki learning about the confluence of art and nature with a visit to Kurashiki Ivy Square and a hike up Mt. Washu.

For our third full day in Kurashiki, we'll learn about traditional Japanese crafts with a morning visit to the Daruma doll workshop and the Royal Toy Museum.

We'll then spend our fourth full day exploring the history of the region with a visit to the Kurashiki Archaeological Museum before enjoying a nighttime walk around the illuminated Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

After that, we'll spend our next day learning about Japan's fashion history at the Museum of Folkcraft before participants get a free afternoon to explore the area.

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Participants will then get a free day to explore Kurashiki on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

 

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

14 October 2024

10 March 2025

8 September 2025

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CULTURAL JAPAN

Trip Type: Culture

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-65

8 Days in Tokyo
Departure Dates in May, September, & October

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  • Lodging Options: Hostel Dorms, Hotel Rooms, & Private Hotel Rooms

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Days 1-8: Tokyo

After arriving in Japan, we'll spend our first full day learning about the history of Japanese culture with visits to the Samurai Museum and the Suntori Museum of Art.

We'll then spend our second full day in Tokyo on a day trip to nearby Nikko to explore the shinto temples, waterfalls, and culture of this forested town.

For our third full day in Tokyo, we'll learn more about the relationship between Japan and religion in its culture with visits to the Koukokuji Buddhist Temple and Sengaku-Ji.

We'll then spend our fourth full day on a day trip exploring the storytelling legacy of Japan with visits to the Jimbocho Book Town and the Ghibli Museum.

After that, we'll spend our next day with a day trip to nearby Kawagoe to see traditional Japanese architecture.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Tokyo on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

*Please note Hostel Dorms are only available to those aged 18-35

14 October 2024

12 May 2025

8 September 2025

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CULINARY JAPAN

East Asia Tours | Culture

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-35

14 Days in Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto
Departure Dates in October & November

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  • Lodging Options: Hostel Dorms

Days 1-5: Tokyo

After arriving in Japan, we'll spend our first full day with a visit to the Tobacco & Salt Museum before heading to Omoide Yokocho to enjoy its street food stalls.

 

We'll then spend our second full day at the Suntori Museum of Art to witness a traditional Tea Ceremony before heading to Kojo- a unique and eccentric coffee shop.

On our third full day in Toky, we'll get lunch at Harukur- an Ainu restaurant- before getting dinner from Chankonabe Shinzan- a restaurant owned and operated by a former sumo wrestler.

We'll then spend our last day in Tokyo visiting the Fishing Culture Museum to learn about the impact of fishing on Japanese cuisine before getting dinner from Sushiryori Inose- one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo.

Days 6-9: Osaka

After taking the train to Osaka, we'll head to the restaurant Chibo to get the famous Japanese pancake okonomiyaki.

Participants will then get a free day to explore the flavors , culture, and history of Osaka on their own.

We'll then spend our second full day in Osaka on a day trip to the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm houses to learn about the history of farming in Japan.

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For our final day in Osaka, we'll get lunch from the quietly tucked away restaurant of Shunsaiten Tsuchiya before getting dinner from the famous street food sushi stall Izakaya Toyo.

Days: 10-14: Kyoto

After taking the train to Kyoto, we'll spend the afternoon at Minatoya Yurei Kosodate-Ame Honpo- a supposedly haunted candy shop.

We'll then spend our first full day in Kyoto at the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum to learn about the history of sake before heading to Cafe Takahashi.

For our second full day in Kyoto, we'll head to the historical Park of Tea and Uji Town to learn more about the history of tea in Japan before visiting the confectionery Ichimonjiya Wasuke.

We'll then spend our final day in Japan with a visit to Nishiki Market for our final meals in Japan.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

7 October 2024

4 November 2024

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East Asian Tours | History

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 65+

HISTORIC TAIWAN

8 Days in Taipei
Departure Dates in April, October, & November

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  • Lodging Options: Hotel Rooms & Private Hotel Rooms

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Days 1-8: Taipei

After arriving in Taipei, we'll spend our first full day learning about the general history of Taiwan with visits to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and the National Taiwan Museum.

We'll the spend our second full day learning about the island's royal history with a visit to the National Palace Museum and the Taipei Confucius Temple.

For our third full day in Taiwan, we'll spend the day at Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang to spend the day hiking within the historical landscapes of Taiwan.

We'll then spend our fourth full day exploring more of the religious history of Taiwan with visits to Longshan Temple and Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

After that, we'll spend our next day with a day trip to nearby Lion’s Head Mountain to explore the mountain-top village's historic architecture.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Taipei on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

14 October 2024

11 November 2024

14 April 2025

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East Asia Tours | Language Immersion

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: 18-35

TAIWAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION

8 Days in Taipei
Departure Dates in April, October, & November

  • Reserve now with a deposit, pay the remainder after we confirm the tour

  • Secure payment options available

  • Lodging Options: Hostel Dorms

Days 1-8: Taipei

After arriving in Taipei, we'll spend our first full day learning about the history of Taiwan with vists to the National Palace Museum and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

We'll the spend our second full day on a day trip hike up Elephant Mountain to get an incredible view of the surrounding countryside.

For our third full day in Taiwan, we'll visit the Taipei Zoo before getting lunch at the unique Modern Toilet Restaurant where meals are served in toilet shaped dinner ware.

We'll then spend our fourth full day on a day trip exploring the beautiful nature of Yangmingshan National Park.

After that, we'll spend our next day with a visit to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum before spending the evening exploring the Raohe Street Night Market.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Taipei on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

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Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

7 October 2024

4 November 2024

7 April 2025

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East Asia Tours | History

Activity Level: Moderate

Age Group: Family

CULTURAL TAIWAN

8 Days in Taipei
Departure Dates in April, October, & November

  • Reserve now with a deposit, pay the remainder after we confirm the tour

  • Secure payment options available

  • Lodging Options: Hotel Rooms

Days 1-8: Taipei

After arriving in Taipei, we'll spend our first full day learning about the history of Taiwan with vists to the National Palace Museum and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

We'll the spend our second full day on a day trip hike up Elephant Mountain to get an incredible view of the surrounding countryside.

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For our third full day in Taiwan, we'll visit the Taipei Zoo before getting lunch at the unique Modern Toilet Restaurant where meals are served in toilet shaped dinner ware.

We'll then spend our fourth full day on a day trip exploring the beautiful nature of Yangmingshan National Park.

After that, we'll spend our next day with a visit to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum before spending the evening exploring the Raohe Street Night Market.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Taipei on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

21 October 2024

18 November 2024

14 April 2025

* Please Note all bookings for family tours need to include at least 1 child (12-18) and at least one legal guardian.

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