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16-Day Asia: Japan and China from Tokyo
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16-Day Asia: Japan and China from Tokyo

Enjoy overnight stays in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Beijing.
Experience the thrill of Elements, a show of magic and dance.
Starting From
$ 979 USD
Avg Per Person
Ship Norwegian Spirit

Your first port on this 16-day cruise is Shimizu, one of Japan’s most beautiful port cities. Soak in the views of Mount Fuji from the lush hill of Nihondaira. Take a bay cruise or explore Japan’s first sushi museum. The pine groves of Miho with its 650-year old Japanese black pine make for an unforgettable stroll. With an overnight in Osaka, you’ll have plenty of time to explore its top attractions including Universal Studios, Osaka Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha. After dark, head to Dotonbori for its Times-Square-style neon lights, shopping and dining. Enjoy an overnight in Shanghai, where you can explore The Bund, its iconic waterfront. Don’t miss seeing the Longhua Temple or the 16th century Yu Garden. At night, shop along Tianzifang or take a trip to the famed garden cities of Suzhou or Wuxi. From Tianjin, visit Beijing and experience the Great Wall of China, the amazing Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The great terra cotta warriors are in nearby Xian. In the evening, treat yourself to a fine meal of Peking duck.

16-Day Asia: Japan and China from Tokyo

16-Day Asia: Japan and China from Tokyo

Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Tue Tokyo, Japan (EMBARK) --- 7:00 pm
Tokyo, Japan
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

Tokyo, 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.
Wed Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
  • Day:
    Wed
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 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.
Thu Nagoya, Japan 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Nagoya, Japan
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Nagoya, Japan

Japan’s fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a center of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you’ll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city’s symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.
Fri Kyoto (Osaka), Japan 9:00 am ---
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    9:00 am
  • Depart:
    ---

Kyoto (Osaka), 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.
Sat Kyoto (Osaka), Japan --- 4:00 pm
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
  • Day:
    Sat
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    4:00 pm

Kyoto (Osaka), 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 At Sea --- ---
Mon Shanghai, China 10:00 am 11:59 pm
Shanghai, China
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    10:00 am
  • Depart:
    11:59 pm

Shanghai, China

As China’s largest and most prosperous city, Shanghai is an international metropolis that draws travelers from around the world. Stroll past city sculptures along the Bund – a famous waterfront situated along the Huangpu River that’s nicknamed a “Museum of International Architecture” because of impressive buildings lining the street. To view a classic Chinese garden in the city, the Yu Gardens are a must see. Shanghai’s bustling markets are ideal for browsing for a wide range of local goods. This fast-paced, ever-evolving city offers an abundance of attractions and activities and is continuously offering new ways to enjoy Shanghai.
Tue At Sea --- ---
Wed At Sea --- ---
Thu Beijing (Tianjin), China 8:00 am ---
Beijing (Tianjin), China
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    ---

Beijing (Tianjin), China

Beijing is home to the the amazing Forbidden City and infamous Tiananmen Square. Visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where the emperor annually celebrated the harvest, and walk on the centuries-old Great Wall of China. Or venture to Xian and see the great terra cotta warriors.
Fri Beijing (Tianjin), China --- 6:00 pm
Beijing (Tianjin), China
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    6:00 pm

Beijing (Tianjin), China

Beijing is home to the the amazing Forbidden City and infamous Tiananmen Square. Visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where the emperor annually celebrated the harvest, and walk on the centuries-old Great Wall of China. Or venture to Xian and see the great terra cotta warriors.
Sat At Sea --- ---
Sun Nagasaki, Japan 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Nagasaki, Japan
  • Day:
    Sun
  • Arrive:
    10:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn’t be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that’s waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki’s scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbor tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.
Mon Kagoshima, Japan 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Kagoshima, Japan
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    5:00 pm

Kagoshima, Japan

Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area’s famous noodles.
Tue At Sea --- ---
Wed Tokyo, Japan 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Tokyo, Japan
  • Day:
    Wed
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 pm

Tokyo, 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 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan (DISEMBARK) 6:30 am ---
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Day:
    Thu
  • 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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