Asia: Osaka, Sapporo, Busan & Hakodate Asia: Osaka, Sapporo, Busan & Hakodate Asia: Osaka, Sapporo, Busan & Hakodate

12-day Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Asia: Osaka, Sapporo, Busan & Hakodate

from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Immerse yourself in South Korea and Japan's rich culture, storied past and natural beauty on this extended itinerary. Toast a good time in Otaru whilst touring a local sake brewery and visit the Music Box Museum to see their collection of thousands of unique music boxes, or journey to Sapporo for a guided tour of the vibrant city. From rejuvenating hot springs and expansive beaches, to vibrant art districts and historic temples, Busan is as diverse as it is enchanting - and is awaiting your discovery. Encompassing an impressive castle, citadels, imposing stone walls, motes and a sprawling garden boasting hundreds of cherry trees, Osaka Castle Park is a major landmark and a must-see during your overnight stay in Osaka.
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    Explore a new port nearly every day of your cruise.
Cruise Offers From
1642
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12 Days. 10 Ports. 1 Amazing Holiday.
Port of Call
Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
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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 amongst 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. Savour 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.

Port of Call
Hakodate, Japan
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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.

Port of Call
Sapporo (Otaru), Japan
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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.

Port of Call
Kanazawa, Japan
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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.

Port of Call
Busan, South Korea
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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.

Port of Call
Sasebo, Japan
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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 colourful 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.

Port of Call
Kagoshima, Japan
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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.

Port of Call
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
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Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan's old imperial capital, Kyoto, or explore ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that predate Kyoto's. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle.

Port of Call
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
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Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan's old imperial capital, Kyoto, or explore ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that predate Kyoto's. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle.

Port of Call
Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
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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.

Port of Call
Tokyo, Japan
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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 amongst 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. Savour 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.

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Staterooms & Accommodation
Revel in spacious serenity at sea with our amazing, imaginative and luxurious Suites that offer only the finest appointments throughout. The floor-to-ceiling windows in our private balcony accommodations are perfect for sun seekers and stargazers. Our Oceanview and Inside Staterooms are comfortable and well-decorated where you can peacefully recline at the end of the day or linger in the mornings.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • Suite

  • Oceanview

  • Balcony

  • Inside

Experience Norwegian Sun
Welcome aboard your best holiday yet.
  • Best Mid-size Ship for Value of Money
    Best Mid-size Ship for Value of Money
  • 2018
    Remodeled Date
  • 1,936
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
  • La Cucina  Italian Restaurant

    La Cucina Italian Restaurant

  • Four Seasons

    Four Seasons

  • Le Bistro French restaurant

    Le Bistro French restaurant

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you're hanging with old friends or making new ones, there's always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Champs Bar

    Champs Bar

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

    Bliss Ultra Lounge

Entertainment
When it comes to entertainment, there's never a dull moment. Tickle your funny bone during our comedy variety show in the Stardust Theatre. Enjoy an evening of rocking sounds during the hit Rock You Tonight. Or don your best attire and dance the night away during Norwegian's Night Out. It's showtime. All the time.
  • Deal or No Deal

    Deal or No Deal

  • Rock you Tonight

    Rock you Tonight

  • World Beat

    World Beat

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we'll always have you coming back for more.
  • Kids Pool

    Kids Pool

  • Golf Driving Net

    Golf Driving Net

  • Pool

    Pool

Spa
Please visit the Spa for the latest pricing on all products & services. Prices are subject to change. Guests must be 18 or older to indulge in our spa services. An 18% gratuity and spa service charge will be added at time of purchase.
  • Couple Deep Tissue Massage

    Couple Deep Tissue Massage

  • Facial Treatments

    Facial Treatments

  • Bamboo Massage

    Bamboo Massage

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your holiday incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewellery, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Galleria Shops

    Galleria Shops

  • Bijoux Terner Boutique

    Bijoux Terner Boutique

Explore Top Shore Excursions

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