A Captivating Odyssey: Japan & South Korea 11D/10N

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Duration: 11 days

Group size: 8 - 17

About this trip

Osaka - Kyoto - Tokyo - Seoul 

HTG is proud to present the newest gem in our First Class trips series - 'A Captivating Odyssey: Japan & Korea'! We've designed this tour after popular demand from YOU - the HTG Club - and we can't wait for you to join us on this epic adventure!

Throughout this 11 Day/10 Night adventure, you'll stay in hand-picked 4* and 5* hotels located within easy access to the main sites and transport links, surrounded by comfortable, high-quality hotel services.

You'll have the chance to explore stunning locations dressed in traditional Japanese kimono and the elegant Korean hanbok; you'll savour halal ramen and Korean BBQ; you'll have the chance to get your adrenaline pumping on a Mario Kart race through the streets of Tokyo; you'll visit the DMZ, where South Korea is divided from North Korea, and so much more in between!

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant energy of Japan and the charming allure of South Korea
  • Stay in beautiful 4* and 5* hotels throughout your stay. Sure, you can do Asia on a budget, but doing it comfortably with a beautiful hotel room to come home to is SO much better.
  • Experience local traditions such as the Tea Ceremony, Kimono and Hanbok-wearing
  • Savour mouthwatering halal Japanese and Korean cuisine throughout the journey
  • Opportunity to experience the thrill of real-life Mario Kart racing in Tokyo (tickets not included)
  • Delve into the profound DMZ in Seoul and learn more about the split between North and South
  • Make heartwarming connections with local Muslims


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Airport Transfer Window

If you are flying from UK or Europe, you will need to fly out the day before. If you are flying from North America, we recommend flying out at least 2 days before and giving yourself an extra day to acclimatise to the time difference.

Airport transfer times TBC

Arriving or departing outside of the transfer window?
Should you arrive or depart outside of the transfer window, you can choose to arrange your transfer to/from the hotel separately, or we can arrange this for you at an additional charge.

Trip Dates

2024 dates are now live1

Dates: Saturday 25th May - Tuesday 4th June 2024  

What’s included

  • Accomodation

    Hand-picked 5* & 4* hotels across Japan and South Korea
  • Meals

    10 Breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Entrance tickets

    To sites listed in the itinerary
  • Airport Transfers

    During the airport transfer windows
  • Transport

    In Private AC bus
  • Bullet train

  • Kimono-rental

  • Tea Ceremony

  • Expert local guides

  • Tombori River Cruise

  • Lake Ashi Cruise &Hakone

  • HTG Tour Leader

  • Hanbok rental

  • DMZ Visit

  • Gyeongokgung Palace

  • Bukchon Hanok Village

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    Covid test

    Not required for most travellers anymore, please check your local government guidance
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    Personal expenses

    Shopping/souvenirs, travel insurance
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    For driver and guides
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    Suggested activities

    Such as Mario Kart racing, Samurai experience, Studio Ghibli museum etc
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Terms & Conditions of Booking

Please read these terms carefully before booking your trip. By booking, you agree to be bound by these conditions which outline, among other things, our cancellation policy, assumption of risk, and what happens in the event of an alteration to your tour itinerary.

Payments and Cancellations:

    1. A £100 deposit is necessary to secure your booking. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.
    2. Full payment is due no less than 8 weeks prior to your trip departure.
    3. Upon full payment, no refunds or transfers are permitted. However, you may sell your space to someone else if you're unable to travel. The responsibility for selling your space lies with you.
    4. Cancellations made fewer than 10 weeks before the trip departure will incur additional costs. Please inform us as soon as possible if you anticipate travel difficulties.
    5. Cancellations 4 weeks before the trip incur a 50% charge; cancellations less than 3 weeks before the trip incur a 100% charge.
    6. There will be no refunds, partial refunds, or credits once the trip has commenced.

Pre-trip Requirements:

  1. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of booking, which should cover medical issues, cancellations due to illness, COVID-19, flight disruptions, and the like.
  2. Travellers have the responsibility to understand the entry requirements of the destination, including visas and COVID-19 testing. Halal Travel Guide is not responsible for checking your visa status.
  3. All guests undergo a screening after booking. Failure to pass will result in a deposit refund.
  4. You must disclose any medical conditions when booking. This information will be kept confidential.

    Trip Experience:

  5.  The itinerary is a FLEXIBLE guide that may be adjusted by the tour leader due to various factors including, but not limited to, weather conditions, closures, or health emergencies. Please note that while we value our guests' input, the decision to alter the programme rests solely with the tour leader for the overall benefit and safety of the group.
  6. Details of accommodation will be provided in your Booking Voucher. We strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with these, especially if you've opted for a shared room.
  7. In the event of flight cancellations, you're responsible for arranging alternatives. Non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund.
  8. Solo travellers booking a twin room will be paired with another traveller of the same gender. If this isn't possible, you'll be required to accept a Single Room upgrade with an additional charge.

Liability and Risk:

  • Assumption of Risk: Participation indicates an understanding of the inherent risks, potentially including injury, illness, loss of life, or loss of personal property.
  • Liability Limitation: Halal Travel Guide shall not be held liable for any injuries, losses, or damages incurred during the trip.
  • In Case of Injury: All medical expenses resulting from injury are the participant's responsibility.
  • Waiver of Liability: By participating, you waive all claims against Halal Travel Guide, even those possibly due to our negligence.
  • Insurance: We strongly advise securing travel insurance to cover various emergencies. Your decision regarding insurance absolves Halal Travel Guide of any related liabilities.

Photographs and Media:

  • Images on our platforms are for illustrative purposes. Actual conditions may differ and may change over time.
  • Halal Travel Guide may use media taken during trips for promotional activities, without offering compensation to participants. Access to such media for personal use may incur a fee or be provided as a courtesy.