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14-night Coastal Japan – Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture Cruise
August 29, 2022
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Depart on an overnight flight to Tokyo and transfer to our hotel, located steps from the lively Ginza district. (D),
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Depart on an overnight flight to Tokyo and transfer to our hotel, located steps from the lively Ginza district. (D),
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Tokyo

Tokyo 08/30/2022

Depart on an overnight flight to Tokyo and transfer to our hotel, located steps from the lively Ginza district. (D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's private tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya, Harajuku and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon visit Ueno for Ueno Park, and the lively Ameyoko (Ameya Market Street).

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Harajuku, two bustling and exciting Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Harajuku main area caters to obscure fashion tastes and is fascinating to look at and see the variety of people dress in lolita clothing or cosplay.
  • Walk down Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, it also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Finish the day in Ueno Park area, famous for its spring cherry blossom. The Shinobazu Pond is lovely to look at, and the many museums in the area make for a fascinating visit.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon spend some time exploring the Imperial Palace East Gardens. The nearby Ginza has wonderful department stores and art galleries to visit, as well as excellent, if pricy, cafés and restaurants.

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Omotesando, two diverse Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Discover the Imperial Palace East Gardens, on the ground where Edo Castle once stood. None of the castle building remains, but several guard-houses, moats and walls still give visitors an impression of what the castle would have been like. There is a large lawn area, and a lovely Japanese garden at the foot of the hill, perfect for relaxing in otherwise busy central Tokyo.
  • Finish the day in Ginza, one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. You can enjoy browsing in one of the many departments stores, fashion boutiques and art galleries, or take a break in an upmarket restaurant of coffeehouse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 

 
TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's fascinating sights. You will go to Asakusa for a taste of downtown Tokyo and see Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most important Buddhist temple. Relax in Hama Rikyu Gardens,  – a peaceful oasis in the middle of the metropolis. And visit the Edo Tokyo Musuem to learn about some of the city's history and culture.

Highlights:
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Housed in an unique looking building, Edo Tokyo Museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo through the use dioramas, life-sizes figures and figurines. You can discover the fascinating and historic cultural heritage, commercial history, changing politics, and traditional architecture of Tokyo, amongst other things.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; lunch; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 
TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a half day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's best sights. Begin at the Hama Rikyu Gardens, which stunningly contrast Tokyo’s new and old. From here, you will take a boat up the Sumida River to Asakusa for the Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple.. The tour finishes in Akihabara, Tokyo’s manga and electronics district.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Discover Akihabara, Tokyo's vibrant electronics district. The area's many stores offer everything from the newest electronic goods, to home appliances and a wide range of electronic parts, to any level of second-hand goods and electronic bric-a-brac. Recently Akihabara has also emerged as Tokyo's center of otaku culture and there are now many shops specializing in anime, manga, figures, and collectible cards (amongst other things) which have interspersed themselves amongst the electronics retailers. This diverse and colourful atmosphere makes Akihabara a fascinating place to wander and browse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals

 
NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Explore the beautiful and historic town of Narita.
Start by visiting the temple and its vast landscaped gardens, then continue to Boso no Mura to enjoy the recreated village – a living museum which showcases many of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts. In the afternoon take some time to explore the charming Omotesando road with its traditional wooden builidngs.

Highlights:
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita
  • Visit Narita-san, an expansive temple incorporating a number of buildings including a beautifully decorated three story pagoda, the 'Great Pagoda of Peace' which is built in Tahoto style, and the new and old main halls of the temple.
  • Stroll in the large grounds of Narita-san, beautifully arranged and which takes influence from both Japanese and Western design
  • Spend some time at Boso-no-Mura, an open-air museum reconstructing village life in Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan. You may also be able to take part in some traditional arts and crafts activities such as paper-making and crop-harvesting, dependent on the season.
  • Walk Omotesando street, full of traditional craft shops and restaurants. Its a great place to buy souvenirs at a much more relaxed pace than in nearby Tokyo
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the Narita area
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local trains/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals
 
 
HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day private guided trip to Hakone, near Mount Fuji, approximately 1 hour from Tokyo.


Highlights:
  • Fascinating circular tour of the Hakone area by a variety of transport including mountain train, funicular railway. ropeway, cable car and boat.
  • Great view of Mt Fuji from the Great Boiling Valley and Lake Ashi (weather permitting)
  • Bullet train or private car transfer from Tokyo port
  • Professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Hakone area
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Bullet train return ticket (Tokyo to Odawara, first class); privately guided tour; entrance fees; transport within Hakone; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
08/30/2022 08/30/2022
Tokyo

Tokyo 08/31/2022

Enjoy a full day to get to know this vibrant city, the capital of Japan since the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Visit Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji, who brought an end to Japan's long feudal period. Visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum, then meander through the historic Asakusa neighborhood around Tokyo's oldest temple, Senso-ji. Gather tonight for a welcome dinner. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's private tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya, Harajuku and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon visit Ueno for Ueno Park, and the lively Ameyoko (Ameya Market Street).

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Harajuku, two bustling and exciting Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Harajuku main area caters to obscure fashion tastes and is fascinating to look at and see the variety of people dress in lolita clothing or cosplay.
  • Walk down Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, it also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Finish the day in Ueno Park area, famous for its spring cherry blossom. The Shinobazu Pond is lovely to look at, and the many museums in the area make for a fascinating visit.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon spend some time exploring the Imperial Palace East Gardens. The nearby Ginza has wonderful department stores and art galleries to visit, as well as excellent, if pricy, cafés and restaurants.

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Omotesando, two diverse Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Discover the Imperial Palace East Gardens, on the ground where Edo Castle once stood. None of the castle building remains, but several guard-houses, moats and walls still give visitors an impression of what the castle would have been like. There is a large lawn area, and a lovely Japanese garden at the foot of the hill, perfect for relaxing in otherwise busy central Tokyo.
  • Finish the day in Ginza, one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. You can enjoy browsing in one of the many departments stores, fashion boutiques and art galleries, or take a break in an upmarket restaurant of coffeehouse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 

 
TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's fascinating sights. You will go to Asakusa for a taste of downtown Tokyo and see Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most important Buddhist temple. Relax in Hama Rikyu Gardens,  – a peaceful oasis in the middle of the metropolis. And visit the Edo Tokyo Musuem to learn about some of the city's history and culture.

Highlights:
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Housed in an unique looking building, Edo Tokyo Museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo through the use dioramas, life-sizes figures and figurines. You can discover the fascinating and historic cultural heritage, commercial history, changing politics, and traditional architecture of Tokyo, amongst other things.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; lunch; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 
TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a half day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's best sights. Begin at the Hama Rikyu Gardens, which stunningly contrast Tokyo’s new and old. From here, you will take a boat up the Sumida River to Asakusa for the Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple.. The tour finishes in Akihabara, Tokyo’s manga and electronics district.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Discover Akihabara, Tokyo's vibrant electronics district. The area's many stores offer everything from the newest electronic goods, to home appliances and a wide range of electronic parts, to any level of second-hand goods and electronic bric-a-brac. Recently Akihabara has also emerged as Tokyo's center of otaku culture and there are now many shops specializing in anime, manga, figures, and collectible cards (amongst other things) which have interspersed themselves amongst the electronics retailers. This diverse and colourful atmosphere makes Akihabara a fascinating place to wander and browse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals

 
NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Explore the beautiful and historic town of Narita.
Start by visiting the temple and its vast landscaped gardens, then continue to Boso no Mura to enjoy the recreated village – a living museum which showcases many of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts. In the afternoon take some time to explore the charming Omotesando road with its traditional wooden builidngs.

Highlights:
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita
  • Visit Narita-san, an expansive temple incorporating a number of buildings including a beautifully decorated three story pagoda, the 'Great Pagoda of Peace' which is built in Tahoto style, and the new and old main halls of the temple.
  • Stroll in the large grounds of Narita-san, beautifully arranged and which takes influence from both Japanese and Western design
  • Spend some time at Boso-no-Mura, an open-air museum reconstructing village life in Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan. You may also be able to take part in some traditional arts and crafts activities such as paper-making and crop-harvesting, dependent on the season.
  • Walk Omotesando street, full of traditional craft shops and restaurants. Its a great place to buy souvenirs at a much more relaxed pace than in nearby Tokyo
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the Narita area
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local trains/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals
 
 
HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day private guided trip to Hakone, near Mount Fuji, approximately 1 hour from Tokyo.


Highlights:
  • Fascinating circular tour of the Hakone area by a variety of transport including mountain train, funicular railway. ropeway, cable car and boat.
  • Great view of Mt Fuji from the Great Boiling Valley and Lake Ashi (weather permitting)
  • Bullet train or private car transfer from Tokyo port
  • Professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Hakone area
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Bullet train return ticket (Tokyo to Odawara, first class); privately guided tour; entrance fees; transport within Hakone; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
08/31/2022 08/31/2022
Tokyo

Tokyo 09/01/2022

Zip north on Japan's famous bullet train to Niigata, a port city on Honshu's northwestern coast where your ship awaits. Settle into your cabin as we take to the Sea of Japan. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's private tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya, Harajuku and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon visit Ueno for Ueno Park, and the lively Ameyoko (Ameya Market Street).

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Harajuku, two bustling and exciting Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Harajuku main area caters to obscure fashion tastes and is fascinating to look at and see the variety of people dress in lolita clothing or cosplay.
  • Walk down Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, it also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Finish the day in Ueno Park area, famous for its spring cherry blossom. The Shinobazu Pond is lovely to look at, and the many museums in the area make for a fascinating visit.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's core sights. Start at the Meiji-jingu – Tokyo’s most important shrine. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the trendy nearby areas of Shibuya and Omotesando, which are great for shopping and people watching. In the afternoon spend some time exploring the Imperial Palace East Gardens. The nearby Ginza has wonderful department stores and art galleries to visit, as well as excellent, if pricy, cafés and restaurants.

Highlights:
  • Visit Meiji-jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Meiji Emperor and wife, Empress Shoken. Covering a huge 175 acres, the shrine is said to house roughly 100,000 trees. Inside the grounds are the Meiji Jingu treasure house, where you can see the personal belongings of the Emperor and Empress, and of course the beautiful shrine buildings themselves.
  • Explore Shibuya and Omotesando, two diverse Tokyo districts. Shibuya is famous for its many shops and bars, as well as the well known road intersection surrounded by neon lights. Omoetsando, a broad leafy street great for people watching, also features many shops of well-known international brands, perfect for treating yourself to some home comforts.
  • Discover the Imperial Palace East Gardens, on the ground where Edo Castle once stood. None of the castle building remains, but several guard-houses, moats and walls still give visitors an impression of what the castle would have been like. There is a large lawn area, and a lovely Japanese garden at the foot of the hill, perfect for relaxing in otherwise busy central Tokyo.
  • Finish the day in Ginza, one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. You can enjoy browsing in one of the many departments stores, fashion boutiques and art galleries, or take a break in an upmarket restaurant of coffeehouse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 

 
TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's fascinating sights. You will go to Asakusa for a taste of downtown Tokyo and see Senso-ji, Tokyo’s most important Buddhist temple. Relax in Hama Rikyu Gardens,  – a peaceful oasis in the middle of the metropolis. And visit the Edo Tokyo Musuem to learn about some of the city's history and culture.

Highlights:
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Housed in an unique looking building, Edo Tokyo Museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo through the use dioramas, life-sizes figures and figurines. You can discover the fascinating and historic cultural heritage, commercial history, changing politics, and traditional architecture of Tokyo, amongst other things.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; lunch; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals
 
TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a half day's privately guided tour of some of Tokyo's best sights. Begin at the Hama Rikyu Gardens, which stunningly contrast Tokyo’s new and old. From here, you will take a boat up the Sumida River to Asakusa for the Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest and most famous Buddhist temple.. The tour finishes in Akihabara, Tokyo’s manga and electronics district.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hama Rikyu Gardens, a lovely oasis of greenery in the city center. Tidal ponds and green trees stand in stark but satisfying contrast to the backdrop of skyscrapers. You might also want to try a bitter yet refreshing cup of matcha green tea at the garden's Nakajima teahouse, which is on an island on one of the garden's ponds (not included).
  • Explore Asakusa, with its downtown 'shitamachi' atmosphere. A great place for souvenir shopping, Asakusa is also home to Sensoji, one of Tokyo's oldest shrine complexes. Built in the 7th century, there are various temple and shrine buildings, as well as the famous Kaminarimon Gate with its impressive paper lantern.
  • Discover Akihabara, Tokyo's vibrant electronics district. The area's many stores offer everything from the newest electronic goods, to home appliances and a wide range of electronic parts, to any level of second-hand goods and electronic bric-a-brac. Recently Akihabara has also emerged as Tokyo's center of otaku culture and there are now many shops specializing in anime, manga, figures, and collectible cards (amongst other things) which have interspersed themselves amongst the electronics retailers. This diverse and colourful atmosphere makes Akihabara a fascinating place to wander and browse.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Tokyo.
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (Local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at Tokyo port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement

Not included: Meals

 
NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Explore the beautiful and historic town of Narita.
Start by visiting the temple and its vast landscaped gardens, then continue to Boso no Mura to enjoy the recreated village – a living museum which showcases many of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts. In the afternoon take some time to explore the charming Omotesando road with its traditional wooden builidngs.

Highlights:
  • Transfer from Tokyo to Narita
  • Visit Narita-san, an expansive temple incorporating a number of buildings including a beautifully decorated three story pagoda, the 'Great Pagoda of Peace' which is built in Tahoto style, and the new and old main halls of the temple.
  • Stroll in the large grounds of Narita-san, beautifully arranged and which takes influence from both Japanese and Western design
  • Spend some time at Boso-no-Mura, an open-air museum reconstructing village life in Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan. You may also be able to take part in some traditional arts and crafts activities such as paper-making and crop-harvesting, dependent on the season.
  • Walk Omotesando street, full of traditional craft shops and restaurants. Its a great place to buy souvenirs at a much more relaxed pace than in nearby Tokyo
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the Narita area
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local trains/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals
 
 
HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Tokyo (hotel or port in central Tokyo). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Tokyo. If your hotel or port is not in central Tokyo, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a full day private guided trip to Hakone, near Mount Fuji, approximately 1 hour from Tokyo.


Highlights:
  • Fascinating circular tour of the Hakone area by a variety of transport including mountain train, funicular railway. ropeway, cable car and boat.
  • Great view of Mt Fuji from the Great Boiling Valley and Lake Ashi (weather permitting)
  • Bullet train or private car transfer from Tokyo port
  • Professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Hakone area
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Bullet train return ticket (Tokyo to Odawara, first class); privately guided tour; entrance fees; transport within Hakone; pick up and drop off in Tokyo (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
09/01/2022 09/01/2022
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 09/01/2022

Zip north on Japan's famous bullet train to Niigata, a port city on Honshu's northwestern coast where your ship awaits. Settle into your cabin as we take to the Sea of Japan. (B,L,D),
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Niigata

Niigata 09/01/2022

Zip north on Japan's famous bullet train to Niigata, a port city on Honshu's northwestern coast where your ship awaits. Settle into your cabin as we take to the Sea of Japan. (B,L,D),
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa 09/02/2022

Step into Old Japan in Kanazawa, once a powerful city ruled by the Maeda clan. Stroll past the lovely wooden homes of the samurai in the Naga-machi district, where the streets are intentionally narrow and winding to confuse enemies. Then explore the geisha and teahouse district of Higashi Chaya-machi. Next, wander the pathways of Kenroku-en, one of Japan's designated "three best landscape gardens", established in 1676 by the Maeda family and developed over 150 years. (B,L,D),
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Sakai Ko (Matsue)

Sakai Ko (Matsue) 09/03/2022

Follow the coast west to Matsue, situated between a lake, a lagoon, and the sea. Tour the 17th-century Matsue Castle built as a defensive fortress, and discover its clever design elements intended to foil the enemy. Continue to the Adachi Museum of Art, which blends an impressive collection of 20th-century Japanese art with a gem-like traditional garden. (B,L,D),
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Sakai Ko (Matsue)

Sakai Ko (Matsue) 09/03/2022

Follow the coast west to Matsue, situated between a lake, a lagoon, and the sea. Tour the 17th-century Matsue Castle built as a defensive fortress, and discover its clever design elements intended to foil the enemy. Continue to the Adachi Museum of Art, which blends an impressive collection of 20th-century Japanese art with a gem-like traditional garden. (B,L,D),
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Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art 09/03/2022

Follow the coast west to Matsue, situated between a lake, a lagoon, and the sea. Tour the 17th-century Matsue Castle built as a defensive fortress, and discover its clever design elements intended to foil the enemy. Continue to the Adachi Museum of Art, which blends an impressive collection of 20th-century Japanese art with a gem-like traditional garden. (B,L,D),
09/03/2022 09/03/2022
Hagi

Hagi 09/04/2022

In the castle town of Hagi, known for its fine ceramic arts, tour the historic district, once home to wealthy merchants and samurai. Stroll past serene rows of stone lanterns at the town's two Zen Buddhist temples, where the feudal lords of the powerful Mori clan were laid to rest. This afternoon, we chart our course for the Korean Peninsula. (B,L,D),
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Ulsan

Ulsan 09/05/2022

Dock in Ulsan, and travel to Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom and the crown jewel of Korea's cultural heritage. Packed with the ruins of temples, pagodas, and palaces dating back more than a thousand years, the historic areas of the city have been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Bulguksa Temple, a masterpiece of Silla architecture originally built in 528 AD. At the Gyeongju National Museum, examine jewelry, weapons, and other Silla artifacts. See Cheomseongdae, a seventh-century observatory, and wander among towering royal burial mounds. (B,L,D),
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Gyeongju

Gyeongju 09/05/2022

Dock in Ulsan, and travel to Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla kingdom and the crown jewel of Korea's cultural heritage. Packed with the ruins of temples, pagodas, and palaces dating back more than a thousand years, the historic areas of the city have been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Bulguksa Temple, a masterpiece of Silla architecture originally built in 528 AD. At the Gyeongju National Museum, examine jewelry, weapons, and other Silla artifacts. See Cheomseongdae, a seventh-century observatory, and wander among towering royal burial mounds. (B,L,D),
09/05/2022 09/05/2022
Nagasaki

Nagasaki 09/06/2022

Long before World War II, Nagasaki was a cosmopolitan trading center, drawing merchants from Europe and China to its picturesque harbor as early as the 1500s. Visit Oura Cathedral, the oldest Christian church in Japan, and venture into Sofukuji, a 400-year-old Ming-style Zen Buddhist temple. Visit Nagasaki Peace Park, where a poignant exhibition illustrates the aftermath of the atomic bomb drop on the city, and see the somber monument erected at ground zero. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

NAGASAKI - Essential Nagasaki - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Nagasaki (hotel or port in central Nagasaki). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Nagasaki. If your hotel or port is not in central Nagasaki, please enquire us for more information.

Nagasaki is a city once highly important for international trade. During sakoku (the 1630's-1850's period where Japan closed its borders), it was the one of the only places that allowed foreign trade through the island of Dejima. Sadly, Nagasaki is also known as the second victim of the atomic bomb, and the Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum provide a moving insight into the experiences of all those affected. This privately guided tour will show you these essential sights of the city, and much more!

Highlights:
  • Visit Dejima, once a man-made island, the only area where Dutch traders were allowed to live in 17th century Japan
  • See Urakami Cathedral and the Atomic Bomb Museum. Learn about Nagasaki's story, and the people who were affected by the dropping of the bomb.
  • Walk through Shinchi Chinatown, Japan's oldest chinatown
  • Finish at Glover Garden, overlooking Nagasaki, and encompassing Kunchi Museum and Walker House.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Nagasaki
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local transprt/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off at  Nagasaki port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals
 
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Kagoshima

Kagoshima 09/07/2022

At the southern end of Kyushu, the city of Kagoshima sits just across the bay from the active volcano Sakurajima. Take a walk in Sengan-en Garden, designed by the city's ruling Shimadzu clan in 1658 to incorporate the bay and its simmering volcano. After lunch, travel along the Satsuma Peninsula to the village of Chiran, where the samurai designed gardens inspired by their travels. (B,L,D),
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Yakushima (Miyanoura)

Yakushima (Miyanoura) 09/08/2022

The diverse ecology of Yakushima Island, including a subtropical coast and temperate rainforest in the interior, has earned this island UNESCO World Heritage status. On a hike, discover the island's ancient yakusugi cedar trees, many of which date back more than a thousand years. The ship turns north toward the island of Shikoku this evening. (B,L,D),
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Uwajima

Uwajima 09/09/2022

Rise early for a morning hike to Uwajima Castle, one of just 12 original Edo-period castles that remain intact. Continue to Uchiko, once a center of wax production. Take a walk in the town's well-preserved Yokaichi district, where beautifully crafted wooden merchant homes recall the prosperity of the Meiji period. (B,L,D),
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Uchiko

Uchiko 09/09/2022

Rise early for a morning hike to Uwajima Castle, one of just 12 original Edo-period castles that remain intact. Continue to Uchiko, once a center of wax production. Take a walk in the town's well-preserved Yokaichi district, where beautifully crafted wooden merchant homes recall the prosperity of the Meiji period. (B,L,D),
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Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island 09/10/2022

Start the day on the island of Miyajima, home of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its red torii gate that seems to float atop the water at high tide. In Hiroshima, visit the Peace Memorial Park. See the A-Bomb Dome, one of only a few buildings left standing after the attack, and learn about the city's dedication to peace following World War II. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

MIYAJIMA Full Day - Essential Miyajima - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Miyajima (hotel or Miyajima port). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Miyajima. If your hotel or port is not in central Miyajima, please enquire us for more information.

Take a day trip to Miyajima to explore the Island’s main sights. You’ll see Itsukushima Shrine and its famous ‘Floating’ Torii, the 5 Tier Pagoda and Daisho-in Temple. Cable car (or hike) to the peak of Mt Misen for stunning views across the island studded Inland Sea.

Highlights:
  • Visit Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which at high tide appears to float above the water and famous in particular for its 'Floating Torii Gate'
  • See Daisho-in, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Housing many statues, buildings and religious artefacts for visitors to admire, it has even been visited by the Dalai Lama in 2006 for its 1200 year anniversary.
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Mt. Misen. Either hike the 1.5 hour trail from Daisho-in, or catch the ropeway, both having lovely views of the surrounding forest. You may even meet some of the local wild monkeys. On a clear day, you might even be able to see Hiroshima from the top!
  • Meet Miyajima's local  deer, traditionally believed to be the messengers of the gods. They are fairly tame and friendly and will happily approach if they think you have food.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Miyajima island
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local transport or taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees;; pick up and drop off in Miyajima (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.
**We can also arrange pick up and drop off from Hiroshima at a supplement

Not included: Meals


 
09/10/2022 09/10/2022
Hiroshima

Hiroshima 09/10/2022

Start the day on the island of Miyajima, home of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its red torii gate that seems to float atop the water at high tide. In Hiroshima, visit the Peace Memorial Park. See the A-Bomb Dome, one of only a few buildings left standing after the attack, and learn about the city's dedication to peace following World War II. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Hiroshima (hotel or Hiroshima station). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Hiroshima. If your hotel or port is not in central Hiroshima, please enquire us for more information.

Hiroshima is most famous for the events of August 6th, 1945, and today you’ll have the chance to pay your respects and learn about the city’s history at the moving Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Park, a touching memorial to all those who suffered and perished in the events of August 6th 1945.
  • See all the important icons of the Peace Park, the A-Bomb Dome which survived at the epicentre of the explosion, the Peace Bell, Memorial Flame, the Children's Peace Monument, and the Memorial Cenotaph
  • Explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which permanently houses a fascinating and extremely moving exhibition about the events leading up to and after, the dropping of the atomic bomb, with some harrowing stories of the citizens caught who were in the crossfire
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Hiroshima
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (public transport or taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Hiroshima (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
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Naoshima

Naoshima 09/11/2022

The small island of Naoshima was transformed from a dwindling community to a vibrant art center by Benesse Holdings, which began inviting artists and architects to create a hub for the arts in the early 1990s. Discover the island's cutting-edge creations, from an underground museum designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando to the famous polka-dotted pumpkins of Yayoi Kusama. After lunch, cross to Takamatsu on Shikoku Island. Explore Shikoku Mura, an open-air museum that showcases traditional building styles. End the day at the Noguchi Garden Museum, which features the sculptures and workshop of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. (B,L,D),
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Takamatsu

Takamatsu 09/11/2022

The small island of Naoshima was transformed from a dwindling community to a vibrant art center by Benesse Holdings, which began inviting artists and architects to create a hub for the arts in the early 1990s. Discover the island's cutting-edge creations, from an underground museum designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando to the famous polka-dotted pumpkins of Yayoi Kusama. After lunch, cross to Takamatsu on Shikoku Island. Explore Shikoku Mura, an open-air museum that showcases traditional building styles. End the day at the Noguchi Garden Museum, which features the sculptures and workshop of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. (B,L,D),
09/11/2022 09/11/2022
Okayama

Okayama 09/12/2022

Dock in Okayama and head for our second of Japan's "three best landscape gardens": Koraku-en. Wander paths that wind along forest streams and past traditional teahouses tucked amid maple and cherry trees. See the black-walled Okayama Castle, before continuing to the former shipping center of Kurashiki, where centuries-old rice granaries line a lovely canal. Browse local handicrafts, and visit the renowned Ohara Museum of Art and the 18th-century Ohashi House. (B,L,D),
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Kurashiki

Kurashiki 09/12/2022

Dock in Okayama and head for our second of Japan's "three best landscape gardens": Koraku-en. Wander paths that wind along forest streams and past traditional teahouses tucked amid maple and cherry trees. See the black-walled Okayama Castle, before continuing to the former shipping center of Kurashiki, where centuries-old rice granaries line a lovely canal. Browse local handicrafts, and visit the renowned Ohara Museum of Art and the 18th-century Ohashi House. (B,L,D),
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Kyoto (Kobe)

Kyoto (Kobe) 09/13/2022

This morning, disembark in Kobe. Pay a visit to 17th-century Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the White Heron Castle. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Osaka for your flight home. (B,L),
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Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 09/13/2022

This morning, disembark in Kobe. Pay a visit to 17th-century Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the White Heron Castle. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Osaka for your flight home. (B,L),
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Himeji

Himeji 09/13/2022

This morning, disembark in Kobe. Pay a visit to 17th-century Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the White Heron Castle. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Osaka for your flight home. (B,L),
09/13/2022 09/13/2022
Osaka

Osaka 09/13/2022

This morning, disembark in Kobe. Pay a visit to 17th-century Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the White Heron Castle. After lunch, transfer to the airport in Osaka for your flight home. (B,L),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Osaka (hotel or port in central Osaka). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Osaka. If your hotel or port is not in central Osaka, please enquire us for more information.

Enjoy a half day private guided tour of Osaka, Japan’s second city. Start with a stroll around Osaka castle, taking in the view of the city from this impressive building, before ending your tour with Shitennoji shrine and/or the Den Den electronic district – depending on how much time you have.

Highlights:
  • Visit Osaka Castle, one of Japan's most famous castles. The five-storey castle tower itself is impressive, as are the two-square-kilometer grounds, featuring a large lawned garden with 600 cherry trees, and many other fortifications such as turrets, gates, moats, and other secondary citadels.
  • Explore Shitennoji Temple, the first temple to be built by the state in Japan, and one of the country's oldest. It boasts a small but beautiful garden, the faithfully maintained temple buildings, that despite several reconstructions still retain their 6th century design, and a fascinating treasure house, where some of the temple's valuable paintings, scriptures and other artifacts are on display.
  • Discover Den Den Town, Osaka's equivalent to Tokyo's Akihabara. Largely an electronics district, where you may be able to bargain to get cheap elctronic goods, the area is also developing as an 'otaku' area with many manga and anime shops appearing, as well as numerous maid and cosplay cafes.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Osaka
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local transport/taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; ; pick up and drop off at Osaka  port (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals


 
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Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Resolution

National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A twin to our first polar newbuild, National Geographic Endurance, she is a fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Class 5 (PC5) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. She carries a full suite of expedition tools and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2021
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
12300
Guests (Lowers)
138
Total Guests
126
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
112
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
69
Suites
53
Balconies
Ocean/River View
16
Interior
Accessible

The luxury of comfort on expedition

National Geographic Resolution comfortably accommodates 126 guests in 69 outside-facing cabins. Cabins are efficiently designed, with sizes range from the 140-square-foot solo cabin to the 430-square-foot category 7 suite. Fifty-three of the 69 cabins, including all 12 of the solo cabins, will feature small balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that bring in the spectacular views and ample natural light. 

Comfort & convenience in every room
Every cabin has two portholes, a large window or balcony, and temperature controls. Bathrooms are modern and stocked with botanically inspired hair products, soap, and shower gel, plus a hairdryer. Cabins are equipped with expedition command centers with tablets and USB/mobile device docking, TVs, Wi-Fi connections, and hair dryers.

Suite

Large Balcony Suite (7) Call for Price
  • Category: 7
  • Bridge Deck
Suite with Balcony (5) Call for Price
  • Category: 5
  • Bridge Deck
Suite with Balcony (4) Call for Price
  • Category: 4
  • Lounge Deck
Suite with Balcony (3) Call for Price
  • Category: 3
  • Main Deck
Solo Suite with Balcony (SB) Call for Price
  • Category: SB
  • Lounge Deck
Solo Suite with Balcony (SA) Call for Price
  • Category: SA
  • Main Deck

Mini-Suite

Junior Balcony Suite (6) Call for Price
  • Category: 6
  • Bridge Deck

Oceanview

Ocean View Stateroom with Two Large Windows (2) Call for Price
  • Category: 2
  • Fore Deck
Ocean View Stateroom with Two Large Windows (1) Call for Price
  • Category: 1
  • Fore Deck
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Observation Deck
Bridge Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Large Balcony Suite (7)
  • Junior Balcony Suite (6)
  • Suite with Balcony (5)
Lounge Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (4)
  • Solo Suite with Balcony (SB)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Balcony (3)
  • Solo Suite with Balcony (SA)
Fore Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Ocean View Stateroom with Two Large Windows (2)
  • Ocean View Stateroom with Two Large Windows (1)
Expedition Deck
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