Shore EXCURSIONS

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    Best of Beppu

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. ...
    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. more...

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. At the Umi Jigoku, the so called Sea Hell, you will notice that the cobalt-blue water is near boiling and so hot that visitors only observe the thermal phenomenon. However, at the Chinoike Jigoku or Blood Pond Hell, you might take a foot bath in the iron oxide-rich water that gives the pool its reddish color. The hot springs throughout Beppu are said to have restorative powers, and visitors come from all over to soak in them. The Takasakiyama Monkey Park is also wildly popular, as it offers a rare close-up look at macaques freely roaming the forested mountain slopes. You too will be free to wander about while observing these Old World monkeys.


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    • Adult from: £93,33 GBP
    • Child from: £71,63 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Jingu Shrine & Amazing Hell Springs

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 5 hrs

    Gain insight into the Shinto religion at an 8th-century shrine and observe two of the most spectacular thermal springs around Beppu. ...
    Gain insight into the Shinto religion at an 8th-century shrine and observe two of the most spectacular thermal springs around Beppu. more...

    Gain insight into the Shinto religion at an 8th-century shrine and observe two of the most spectacular thermal springs around Beppu. Usa Jinga Shrine is one of the oldest in Japan and is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron deity of war. The design of the shrine’s vermilion-lacquered main hall is a prototype of the Hachiman-zukuri style of architecture and is well worth exploring, as are the cultural artifacts in the shrine’s treasure hall. The thermal springs throughout Beppu may be even more visually arresting, especially ones such as Chinoike Jigoku. Also known as Blood Pond Hell, the spring is blood-red, a color that comes from the iron oxide in the water. If you wish, you can take a foot bath in the restorative waters. In contrast, the water in the nearby hot spring Umi Jigoku is colored turquoise blue. While there, you may see vendors selling pudding that was cooked in the boiling water.


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    • Adult from: £107,80 GBP
    • Child from: £86,10 GBP
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Umitamago Aquarium & Mt. Takasaki Monkey Park

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    View the area’s indigenous marine life and wildlife, beginning with a leisurely walk through Umitamago, a modern aquarium whose name means “sea egg.” As you peer into the massive aquarium tanks, you will likely see sharks, stingrays and countless colorful fish swimming about. ...
    View the area’s indigenous marine life and wildlife, beginning with a leisurely walk through Umitamago, a modern aquarium whose name means “sea egg.” As you peer into the massive aquarium tanks, you will likely see sharks, stingrays and countless colorful fish swimming about. more...

    View the area’s indigenous marine life and wildlife, beginning with a leisurely walk through Umitamago, a modern aquarium whose name means “sea egg.” As you peer into the massive aquarium tanks, you will likely see sharks, stingrays and countless colorful fish swimming about. Be sure to see the outdoor tanks, some of which have infinity edges that make them appear like an extension of Beppu Bay. Other pools are devoted to creatures that spend some of their time on land, including walruses, seals and penguins. For an up-close look at the wild macaque monkeys that freely roam Mt. Takasaki, you will visit a park on its densely forested lower slopes. There are well over a thousand monkeys living there, and although the park wardens feed them, the monkeys come and go as they please. It will be quite the experience, as you might find yourself standing among dozens of primates.


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    • Adult from: £107,80 GBP
    • Child from: £86,10 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Yufuin Village & Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Spend free time exploring a rural village in the shadow of twin-peaked Mount Yufu and then walk across Japan’s longest and highest suspension bridge. Much like Beppu, Yufuin is known for its hot springs, although the atmosphere in the village is more relaxed because of the rural setting. ...
    Spend free time exploring a rural village in the shadow of twin-peaked Mount Yufu and then walk across Japan’s longest and highest suspension bridge. Much like Beppu, Yufuin is known for its hot springs, although the atmosphere in the village is more relaxed because of the rural setting. more...

    Spend free time exploring a rural village in the shadow of twin-peaked Mount Yufu and then walk across Japan’s longest and highest suspension bridge. Much like Beppu, Yufuin is known for its hot springs, although the atmosphere in the village is more relaxed because of the rural setting. While meandering about, you might browse the boutiques and art museums lining the main street. You will find the laidback ambiance wonderfully appealing, as Yufuin has the amenities of a larger city but without the crowds. Farther inland, you will visit the Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge. As you walk across its span, you will enjoy magnificent views of the idyllic countryside, two waterfalls and the Naruko River. Look straight down and you will see the valley floor nearly 600 feet below. The bridge was designed to hold as many as 1,800 people at a time and will sway a bit as you walk along, which adds to the thrill.


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    • Adult from: £107,80 GBP
    • Child from: £86,10 GBP
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Explore the Boiling Hell Hot Springs

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Behold four of the area’s most unusual jigokus—or Boiling Hell Hot Springs—each of which has unique qualities. Beppu is known for its thermal springs, which number in the thousands. ...
    Behold four of the area’s most unusual jigokus—or Boiling Hell Hot Springs—each of which has unique qualities. Beppu is known for its thermal springs, which number in the thousands. more...

    Behold four of the area’s most unusual jigokus—or Boiling Hell Hot Springs—each of which has unique qualities. Beppu is known for its thermal springs, which number in the thousands. The hotter ones are affectionately called “hells,” as the water is often bubbling with a cloud of steam hanging over the surface. Sea Hell is a fine example, as its cobalt-blue water is so hot that sitting in it would be unbearable. The water at Blood Pond Hell is nearly as hot, but boasts a blood-red hue from the iron oxide in it. You will also enjoy a close-up view of Oniishi Bozu, a hellish spring full of grey thermal mud. The churning mud supposedly looks like the shaven head of a bozu or Buddhist monk, an observation that inspired its name. The Oniyama thermal spring may be even more remarkable, as crocodiles have somewhat acclimated to the water temperature and are bred there.


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    • Adult from: £100,56 GBP
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    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Umitamago Aquarium & Sea, Oniyama Hell

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    Marvel at the diversity of attractions in Beppu, which range from a serene seaside aquarium to bubbling thermal springs that are so hot they are called “hells.” ...
    Marvel at the diversity of attractions in Beppu, which range from a serene seaside aquarium to bubbling thermal springs that are so hot they are called “hells.” more...

    Marvel at the diversity of attractions in Beppu, which range from a serene seaside aquarium to bubbling thermal springs that are so hot they are called “hells.” Most of the marine life in Umitamago Aquarium can be found just off shore, which makes the attraction all the more relevant. Highlights include sharks, stingrays and an endless parade of colorful fish. You will also get a good look at dozens of crocodiles, not at the aquarium but rather at the nearby Oniyama thermal spring. Despite the high water temperature, crocodiles have acclimated so well that they are bred there. They are not only massive creatures, but also long-lived; the most famous crocodile being a monstrous specimen that lived to be 71 years old. It is stuffed and on display inside. You will also stop at Sea Hell, a boiling thermal spring with bright cobalt-blue water and a cloud of steam always rising off the surface.


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    • Adult from: £122,27 GBP
    • Child from: £107,80 GBP
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.