In the small town of Otaru, its once-illustrious fishing past can be explored through its herring mansions. Walk along its namesake canal lined with Western-style warehouses, now restaurants and galleries. In Kanazawa, you?ll find its historic districts are well preserved. Samurai fans, head to Nagamchi. Those seeking a geisha experience can visit a teahouse in the Higashi Chaya district. Don?t miss Kenrokuen, Japan's most celebrated landscape garden. In Shimizu, one of Japan?s most scenic cities, soak in the views of Mount Fuji, take a leisure bay cruise or explore the country?s first sushi museum.

13-Day Asia: Immersive Japan in Autumn from Tokyo
Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Fri Tokyo, Japan (EMBARK) --- 7:00 pm
Tokyo, Japan
  • Day:
    Fri
  • 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 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.
Sat At Sea --- ---
Sun Hakodate, Japan 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Hakodate, Japan
  • Day:
    Sun
  • 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.
Mon Sapporo (Otaru), Japan 7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sapporo (Otaru), Japan
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    7:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 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.
Tue At Sea --- ---
Wed Kanazawa, Japan 6:00 am 5:00 pm
Kanazawa, Japan
  • Day:
    Wed
  • 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.
Thu Busan, South Korea 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Busan, South Korea
  • Day:
    Thu
  • 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.
Fri Nagasaki, Japan 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Nagasaki, Japan
  • Day:
    Fri
  • Arrive:
    8:00 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. Amongst 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.
Sat Cruise Kanmom Strait --- Overnight
  • Day:
    Sat
  • 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 11:00 am 6:00 pm
Beppu, Japan
  • Day:
  • Arrive:
    11:00 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.
Sun Kyoto (Osaka), Japan 11:00 am ---
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
  • Day:
    Sun
  • Arrive:
    11:00 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.
Mon Kyoto (Osaka), Japan --- 5:00 pm
Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
  • Day:
    Mon
  • Arrive:
    ---
  • Depart:
    5:00 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.
Tue Nagoya, Japan 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Nagoya, Japan
  • Day:
    Tue
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    7:00 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.
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 Tokyo, Japan (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am ---
Tokyo, Japan
  • Day:
    Thu
  • Arrive:
    8:00 am
  • Depart:
    ---

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 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.

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.
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