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13-Day Asia: Immersive Japan from Tokyo (Yokohama)
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13-Day Asia: Immersive Japan from Tokyo (Yokohama)

Enjoy a unique chance to visit Japan during the 2020 Summer Olympics.
This itinerary is packed with ports and an overnight in Kyoto.
Starting From
$ 1,490 USD
Avg Per Person
Ship Norwegian Spirit

Overnight in Kobe on this 13-day cruise from Yokohama. In the small town of Sapporo (Otaru), its once-illustrious fishing past can be explored through its herring mansions. Walk along its namesake canal lined with Western-style buildings, now restaurants and galleries. Kochi is home to Kochi Castle, one of Japan’s 12 remaining originals. From its top floor, admire the views of downtown. Your overnight in Kobe provides plenty of time to enjoy its prized beef and sake. Visit the many sake breweries and museums for tastings. For panoramic views, ride a cable car up to Mount Rokko. You’ll also find pretty gardens and a music box museum at the top.

13-Day Asia: Immersive Japan from Tokyo (Yokohama)

13-Day Asia: Immersive Japan from Tokyo (Yokohama)

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Wed Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan (EMBARK) --- 5:00 pm
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day:
    Wed
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savor traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.
Thu At Sea --- ---
Fri Hakodate, Japan 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Hakodate, Japan
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Hakodate, Japan

The best view of Hakodate is seen from high atop its namesake mountain. Ride the gondola to the observation deck and gaze down at the spectacular vista below. Immerse yourself in history within the star-shaped walls of Fort Goryokaku and explore the site of famous battles that transformed Japan. Work up an appetite strolling along the city’s sloping streets and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood rice bowl (kaisen-don) from the Hakodate Morning Market.
Sat Sapporo (Otaru), Japan 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sapporo (Otaru), Japan
  • Day:
    Sat
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Sapporo (Otaru), Japan

Considering its population was just seven in 1857, Sapporo is one of Japan’s youngest major cities. Hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics gave the city a lot visibility. Catch a chair lift to the top of a ski jump to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below. Or, head to the Historic Village of Hokkaido just outside the city to tour around 60 buildings dating from 1868 to 1926, which are set up as a typical town as well as fishing, farming and mountain villages. Alternatively, pay a visit to Noboribetsu to pamper yourself in healing, mineral-rich hot springs.
Sun At Sea --- ---
Mon Kanazawa, Japan 6:00 am 5:00 pm
Kanazawa, Japan
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    6:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Kanazawa, Japan

Head to Kanazawa and the Ishikawa Prefecture and you step back in time to the Edo Period (1603 to 1886), the height of samurai culture. Thankfully, Kanazawa was the second-largest city (after Kyoto) to make it through World War II intact. As a result, parts of the old castle town, including the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition. Keep your camera ready to capture the rows of teahouses in the historic Geisha district. Kanazawa also boasts attractive temples, a wide variety of museums and a lively market dating back to 1721. About an hour away is Kaga Onsen, healing hot springs that are well worth a day trip.
Tue Busan, South Korea 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Busan, South Korea
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    3:00 pm
  • Depart:
    9:00 pm

Busan, South Korea

Busan – South Korea’s second largest city – is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan’s visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan’s natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.
Wed Sasebo, Japan 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sasebo, Japan
  • Day:
    Wed
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Sasebo, Japan

What used to be an old fishing village, Sasebo has been a major naval port since the late 19th century — first with Imperial Japanese Navy and today as a base for the U.S. Navy. Don’t miss a boat tour of the emerald-green 208 Kujuku Islands nearby, a beautiful sight set against the deep-blue waters of the bay. On shore, explore Sasebo’s Zoological and Tropical Botanical Garden, featuring 80 animal and 1,200 plant species, all with spectacular views of the Kujuku Islands. And if you want to go Dutch, head to Huis Ten Bosch, a recreated 17th-century Dutch village complete with colorful tulip fields. For something more authentically Japanese, head to the Yorozu-cho district to visit a market teeming with fresh produce and seafood as well as handmade clothing and pottery.
Thu Cruise Kanmom Strait --- Overnight
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    Overnight

Cruise Kanmom Strait

A visit to Kanmon Straits is an opportunity to experience one of the Japan’s most incredible waterways. This expansive channel connects two of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu and Kyushu. The best views of the surrounding scenery are from above. Hop on a helicopter ride or visit Mt. Hinoyama in Shimonoseki on the north side of the strait. On the south side, you can visit Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu. Make your way to either side using an underground pedestrian walkway or crossing Kanmon Bridge, one of the 50 largest suspension bridges in the world.
Beppu, Japan 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Beppu, Japan
  • Day:
  • Arrive:
    9:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Beppu, Japan

As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame—along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s center, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.
Fri Kochi, Japan 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Kochi, Japan
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Kochi, Japan

Engage with locals and indulge in local flavors in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city center was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi – the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.
Sat Kyoto (Kobe), Japan 7:00 am ---
Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
  • Day:
    Sat
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    ---

Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.
Sun Kyoto (Kobe), Japan --- 4:00 pm
Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
  • Day:
    Sun
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    4:00 pm

Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.
Mon Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    9:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.
Tue Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan (DISEMBARK) 6:30 am ---
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    6:30 am
  • Depart:
    ---

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savor traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
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