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South Korea and Japan: featuring the Osaka World Expo 2025

Trip Dates
May 13-28, 2025
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Japan, South Korea

Experience the allure of South Korea and Japan on a first-class, 14-night adventure that features the highlights of Seoul, Busan, Kyoto and Tokyo! In Seoul, visit the magnificent Gyeongbokgung Palace, a traditional hanok village and the Hwaseong Fortress. Plus, see the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Thrill to a journey on a high-speed bullet train from Seoul to Busan. There, witness stunning views from the Oryukdo Skywalk, explore local markets and a culture village, and visit the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple and the UN Memorial Cemetery. Fly to Kyoto to see a Heian-period palace, ancient temples and shrines. Attend the Osaka World Expo 2025, featuring innovative exhibits and cultural experiences. In Tokyo, drive along the stylish Ginza district, visit Edo-Tokyo Museum, see the towering Tokyo Skytree and stroll the Imperial Palace’s Japanese gardens. Plus, immerse yourself in cultural traditions of a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Taiko drumming and Korean kimchi- and Japanese sweet-making. This small-group itinerary features a generous meal plan that includes wine with dinner, a dedicated Travel Director and enriching lectures. Flights from Busan to Osaka, and the train ride are included.

Please contact AHI Travel at 800-323-7373 to reserve today!

From $8,495
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Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.