Explore Modern Japan

Explore Modern Japan

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Authentic, cultural tours taking you to the heart of our destinations.

Explore Modern Japan

Location
Japan
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
5-Night Pre-Cruise | 4-Night Post-Cruise

Prices starting from

£2,509 GBP/Per Person

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Our tour of one of the world’s most cutting-edge capitals—Tokyo—a modern city of contrasts, showcases its neon-lit landscapes, towering skyscrapers, peaceful shrines, temples, sprawling parklands, and lovingly tended gardens. Known for its love affair with manga pop culture, fashion, high-tech trends and conspicuous consumption, this is an opportunity to delve deeper into modern Japan, where deep-set traditions live in harmony with its fast paced 21st century daily life.

All Passport details should be confirmed at the time of booking. Sales of this program close 90 days prior; book early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited.

Highlights

Foodie Experience: Visit largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, with restaurants serving fresh seafood and produce from the market. Take a food tour in charming Yanaka, trying various local delicacies such as ramen, gyoza, mochi, and more

Alternative Art: Experience art in a new way at teamLab Planets TOKYO, a vast exhibition space based on a Body Immersive concept.

Cultural Experience: Spend time in Harajuku, synonymous with Japan’s teenage culture and fashion style, which lies in stark contrast to the historical significance of the Great Buddha of Kamakura and the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of merc

Departing the City: Travel on two of Japan’s high-speed trains to travel out of Tokyo to Kofu and Yokohama.

Shopping: Visit many shopping areas including Omotesando, Tokyo’s Champs-Elysées, Kamakur’s Komachi Street for a variety of local snacks and souvenirs.

Explore Yokohama’s Minato Mirai district: This seaside urban area is home to many large high-rises, including the Landmark Towers, which was Japan’s tallest building until 2012, when it lost its title to the Tokyo Skytree.

Highlights

  • Foodie Experience: Visit largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, with restaurants serving fresh seafood and produce from the market. Take a food tour in charming Yanaka, trying various local delicacies such as ramen, gyoza, mochi, and more

  • Alternative Art: Experience art in a new way at teamLab Planets TOKYO, a vast exhibition space based on a Body Immersive concept.

  • Cultural Experience: Spend time in Harajuku, synonymous with Japan’s teenage culture and fashion style, which lies in stark contrast to the historical significance of the Great Buddha of Kamakura and the eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of merc

  • Departing the City: Travel on two of Japan’s high-speed trains to travel out of Tokyo to Kofu and Yokohama.

  • Shopping: Visit many shopping areas including Omotesando, Tokyo’s Champs-Elysées, Kamakur’s Komachi Street for a variety of local snacks and souvenirs.

  • Explore Yokohama’s Minato Mirai district: This seaside urban area is home to many large high-rises, including the Landmark Towers, which was Japan’s tallest building until 2012, when it lost its title to the Tokyo Skytree.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Tokyo
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    Arrive in Tokyo and meet your local representative who will direct you to your driver and awaiting car. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Day 2
    Tokyo
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    Begin your day with breakfast before setting out on a full-day tour in Tokyo. Start your day visiting the Toyosu area, where you’ll see many new buildings in construction in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. Visit the new wholesale market, which replaced the historic Tsukiji fish market, with its many vendors and restaurants serving fresh seafood and produce. It’s the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. After, head to teamLab Planets Tokyo, a massive body immersive space with a collection of installations designed to immerse the entire body, blurring the boundaries between the body and the work. You’ll then proceed to your hotel.

  • Day 3
    Tokyo
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    After breakfast, meet your guide for a full-day walking tour through Tokyo, starting with a food tour of Yanaka, one of the few remaining districts in Tokyo where the shitamachi (downtown) atmosphere retains a sense of nostalgia and rustic charm from its past. Try local street snacks, stop by century-old shops, and see local shrines and temples, as you make your way to Harajuku Street—the center of Japan's manga culture. After, head to Omotesando, a broad, tree lined avenue sometimes referred to as Tokyo’s Champs-Elysées, where you’ll find famous brand-name shops, cafés, and restaurants.

  • Day 4
    Kofu
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    Today, you’ll be escorted to Shinjuku Station for an express train journey to Kofu in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Upon arrival you’ll tour the Japanese wineries in the Katsunuma area. Yamanashi is famous for its more than 80 wineries—27% of Japanese wine is produced at just 31 of these wineries; Koshu wine is the main varietal. As you journey, you’ll learn about Japan’s unique wine culture and winemaking process.

  • Day 5
    Kofu
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    Start your day visiting the 44-foot Great Buddha of Kamakura who’s stood on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple since it was cast in 1252. Continue to Charmign temple Hase-dera, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The 9.18-meter tall, gilded wooden statue is one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan. After, take a stroll on Komachi Street, for a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs, before taking a train to Yokohama to visit the Minato Mirai district, an urban seaside area. It has many large high-rises, including the Landmark Tower, which was Japan's tallest building from 1993 until 2014. Then, return to Tokyo by local train.

  • Day 6
    Board the Ship
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    Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast at the hotel. Explore independently or just relax. At the appointed time, you’ll be escorted to the port for your Azamara® cruise.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Tokyo
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    Upon arrival at the port you’ll be welcomed by your local Representative to start a full-day tour in Tokyo. Start your day visiting the Toyosu area, where you’ll see many new buildings in construction in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. Visit the new wholesale market, which replaced the historic Tsukiji fish market, with its many vendors and restaurants serving fresh seafood and produce. It’s the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. After, head to teamLab Planets Tokyo, a massive body immersive space with a collection of installations designed to immerse the entire body, blurring the boundaries between the body and the work. You’ll then proceed to your hotel.

  • Day 2
    Tokyo
    Read More +

    After breakfast, meet your guide for a full-day walking tour through Tokyo, starting with a food tour of Yanaka, one of the few remaining districts in Tokyo where the shitamachi (downtown) atmosphere retains a sense of nostalgia and rustic charm from its past. Try local street snacks, stop by century-old shops, and see local shrines and temples, as you make your way to Harajuku Street—the center of Japan’s manga culture. After, head to Omotesando, a broad, tree lined avenue sometimes referred to as Tokyo’s Champs-Elysées, where you’ll find famous brand-name shops, cafés, and restaurants.

  • Day 3
    Kofu
    Read More +

    Today, you’ll be escorted to Shinjuku Station for an express train journey to Kofu in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Upon arrival you’ll tour the Japanese wineries in the Katsunuma area. Yamanashi is famous for its more than 80 wineries—27% of Japanese wine is produced at just 31 of these wineries; Koshu wine is the main varietal. As you journey, you’ll learn about Japan’s unique wine culture and winemaking process.

  • Day 4
    Kofu
    Read More +

    Start your day visiting the 44-foot Great Buddha of Kamakura who’s stood on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple since it was cast in 1252. Continue to Charmign temple Hase-dera, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The 9.18-meter tall, gilded wooden statue is one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan. After, take a stroll on Komachi Street, for a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs, before taking a train to Yokohama to visit the Minato Mirai district, an urban seaside area. It has many large high-rises, including the Landmark Tower, which was Japan's tallest building from 1993 until 2014. Then, return to Tokyo by local train.

  • Day 5
    Return Home
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    This morning, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

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Sailing:

Apr

11

2021

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,035 GBP

Land Program from
£2,964 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£372

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Sailing:

Apr

11

2021

from
£4,035 GBP

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Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Niigata, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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  • 5-Night Pre-Voyage Program
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Sailing:

Apr

26

2021

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,073 GBP

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£410

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Sailing:

Apr

26

2021

from
£4,073 GBP

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Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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The Great Big 2020 Sale

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Sailing:

May

11

2021

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore

Voyage Only from
£2,538 GBP

Land Program from
£2,964 GBP

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£257

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Sailing:

May

11

2021

from
£2,538 GBP

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Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Da Nang (Hue & Hoi An), Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Singapore, Singapore

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

The Great Big 2020 Sale

Take advantage of our biggest ever sale, with savings of up to 40% on more than 90 voyages in 2020 & 2021. And combine these incredible savings with our ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’ to enjoy the flexibility to change your voyage free of charge, should you need to.

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Exploration Sale

 Receive a $500 onboard credit on select sailings when you book by 28th February 2020 – plus, combine this with our Great Big 2020 Sale to save up to 40%.*

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Sailing:

Mar

27

2022

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,937 GBP

Land Program from
£3,136 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£288

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Mar

27

2022

from
£4,937 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
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Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide
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  •  

Sailing:

Apr

11

2022

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,945 GBP

Land Program from
£3,136 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£296

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Apr

11

2022

from
£4,945 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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  •  

Sailing:

Mar

27

2021

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£2,446 GBP

Land Program from
£2,509 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£207

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Mar

27

2021

from
£2,446 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Deals Available
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Da Nang (Hue & Hoi An), Vietnam
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
  • Kagoshima, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

The Great Big 2020 Sale

Take advantage of our biggest ever sale, with savings of up to 40% on more than 90 voyages in 2020 & 2021. And combine these incredible savings with our ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’ to enjoy the flexibility to change your voyage free of charge, should you need to.

Show Promotions

Exploration Sale

 Receive a $500 onboard credit on select sailings when you book by 28th February 2020 – plus, combine this with our Great Big 2020 Sale to save up to 40%.*

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  •  

Sailing:

Mar

11

2022

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£3,590 GBP

Land Program from
£2,593 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£181

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Mar

11

2022

from
£3,590 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Da Nang (Hue & Hoi An), Vietnam
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
  • Kagoshima, Japan
  • Osaka (Kyoto), Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide
  •  
  •  

Sailing:

Mar

27

2022

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,937 GBP

Land Program from
£2,593 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£288

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Mar

27

2022

from
£4,937 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide
  •  
  •  

Sailing:

Apr

11

2022

Region AsiaAsia
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan
Debark Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan

Voyage Only from
£4,945 GBP

Land Program from
£2,593 GBP

#

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
£296

Book Now
View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Apr

11

2022

from
£4,945 GBP

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Hakodate, Japan
  • Aomori, Japan
  • Akita, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sakaiminato, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • The Inland Sea
  • Takamatsu, Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Shimizu, Japan

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide

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