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Wendy Wu Japan by Land & Sea

Wendy Wu Japan by Land & Sea

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See the highlights of Japan on this extensive cruise and tour. Begin your adventure on land as you explore Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Kyoto. Following this, you’ll board a cruise that takes you around the coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, with a visit to Busan in South Korea along the way. Finish with a visit to the ancient city of Nikko

Days 1-2: Fly to Tokyo
Take an overnight flight to Japan’s capital. On arrival meet your guide and check into your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, start exploring the city independently.

Day 3: Explore Tokyo
Visit some of Tokyo’s main landmarks today, including the Sensoji temple, the Sky Tree and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. You’ll also get to attend a sushi making masterclass.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 4: Snow Monkeys
Head further inland to Jigokudani Monkey Park to visit the hot springs where the iconic Snow monkeys can be found bathing in the waters. Visit the Zenkoji Temple before transferring to Nagano. Try out a onsen before enjoying a Kaiseki dinner in your Ryokan.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5: Mount Fuji
Drive to Mount Fuji, perhaps pausing at Oishi Park to take in the views (weather dependent). Take a mini cruise on Lake Ashi before ascending up Mount Komagatake via cable car. Later in the day, board the bullet train to Kyoto.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Days 6-7: Kyoto
Spend two days exploring Kyoto’s historical sights, including Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, the garden of Ryoanji and the torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine. During you time here, you’ll enjoy a kaiseki dinner and a sukiyaki lunch.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 8: Board the Azamara Pursuit
After breakfast, head to the cruise terminal in Kobe to board the Azamara Pursuit, your home for the next 13 nights.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 9: Cruise – Kobe
The ship remains in Kobe today, giving you the opportunity to explore the city or the facilities onboard.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 10: Cruise – Explore Kochi
Dock in Kochi today, home to a Global Geopark coastline.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 11: Cruise – Explore Hiroshima
Arrive in Hiroshima where you can visit the tranquil Peace Park
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 12: Cruise – Explore Kitakyushu
Sitting on the north coast of Kyushu, Kitakyushu is the perfect gateway to nearby natural wonders and historical sights
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 13: Cruise – Explore Sasebo
Today the ship ports at Sasebo, famous for its beautiful bay filled with over 200 rocky islands.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 14: Cruise – Explore Busan
Sail to South Korea where you’ll stop in city of Busan
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 15: Cruise – Explore Sakaiminato
Arriving back in Japan, you’ll stop in town of Saikminato, surrounded by spectacular nature.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 16: Cruise – Explore Kanazawa
The ship docks in Kanazawa today, where you can explore classical architecture and visit one of Japan’s famous gardens.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 17: Cruise – Explore Niigata
Visit the city of Niigata, known for its rice and sake
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 18: Cruise – Explore Akita
Having sailed northwards along the coast, you’ll arrive in Akita, where you can get a glimpse of the samurai way of life in Kakunodate.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 19: Cruise – Explore Aomori
Enjoy a day to explore the charming seaside resort of Aomori, which offers skiing in the winter.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 20: At Sea
Relax onboard the ship today as you sail along Japan’s east coast.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 21: Tokyo
The ship arrives at Yokohama, where you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to Tokyo. Check into your hotel before having the rest of the day at leisure.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 22: Nikko
Leave Tokyo behind to visit ancient Nikko. Visit the Shikyo bridge before enjoying a ‘yuba’ lunch. In the afternoon, visit the lavish Toshugu Shrine and Taiyuinbyo. Then return to Tokyo.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 23: Depart Tokyo
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

Sushi Making
Learn how sushi is prepared and this history behind the dish before sitting down to enjoy a meal.

Enjoy a Kaiseki
Experience this meticulously prepared multicourse meal while in Kyoto.

Discover Nikko
Spend a day in Nikko, discovering its Edo-period temples and shrines

  • International flights
  • 4* accommodation
  • 13-night cruise onboard Azamara Pursuit
  • All Meals: 21 breakfast, 20 lunches and 21 dinners
  • Domestic transportation
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

Cruise & Tour
These tours combine the best of the world’s ocean cruises with award-winning touring itineraries to create unforgettable holidays. The fully inclusive touring ethos, where everything is taken care of, is the perfect match for a carefree voyage to the exotic corners of the world.

This cruise & tour has a maximum group size of 28 people per group

This cruise & tour has a physical rating of 1. A reasonable level of fitness is required, and you should expect to be on your feet for much of the day. You’ll be getting on and off coaches, trains or boats and walking around the sights, often including steps, plus occasional longer walks

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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All Meals


23 Days

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