Explore the wonders of Japan

from 

AU$10,766

per person
 
Duration: 17 Nights
Destination: Tokyo, Japan
Region: Asia
Deal Code: PAX1EYU

 

 

Description

EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF JAPAN
Your voyage begins in Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital city, where modern marvels brush up against ancient architecture and traditions, creating a fascinating duality that has to be seen to be believed. From here, you’ll enjoy a day relaxing aboard your boutique hotel at sea before arriving in the quaint seaside city of Aomori, where an assortment of museums along the harborfront tantalize art and history buffs.

Akita is next, and the home of Tazaw—Japan’s deepest lake—does not disappoint. Take some time to explore the hot springs here, or visit the Shirakami-Sanchi World Heritage Property—home to the elusive serow. Lively Niigata, historic Kanazawa, and the charming fishing port of Sakaiminato are next, followed by a sail across the Korea Strait to Busan. South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan’s vibrant culture, steaming hot springs, and incredible gastronomy scene are sure to leave a lasting impact. And since we’re staying late, you’ll have plenty of time to experience everything this exuberant metropolis has to offer.

Then it’s back to Japan for a late-night stay in Kitakyushu, where cherry blossoms paint the city—and the iconic Kokura Castle—in vibrant pink hues. We’re also staying late in cosmopolitan Hiroshima. While here, sample their legendary oysters and the signature Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake layered with noodles and meat.

We’ll be cruising the Inland Sea of Japan next before a late-night in the Udon Kingdom, Takamatsu. This nickname comes from the assortment of famous (and delicious) udon noodle dishes available here, so be sure to pack your appetite. The fun continues for the foodies amongst us at our next port, Kobe. Perhaps best known for the beef that shares its name, Kobe is a wonderfully walkable city. It’s easy to get around and see the sights here, including Shinto shrines and the stunning Himeji Castle. And all that walking will no doubt work up your appetite. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal highlighted by exquisitely marbled Kobe beef on this overnight stop. Still hungry? Sample some sobameshi, a unique mixture of fried rice and noodles you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Japan’s most legendary landmark, Mount Fuji, awaits in Shimizu. Then, we return to Tokyo to conclude this voyage with an overnight stay in one of the great cities of the world.


Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $1000 air credit
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tokyo
  • Amazing Tokyo Full Day with Tokyo Sky Tree
  • 15 night Japan Intensive cruise onboard Azamara Quest, Tokyo return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues
  • Includes select standard drinks, international beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities, self-service laundry + more
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges, pre-paid gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Package is valid for travel between 17 March – 03 April 2023 


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

19 March 23

Tokyo

Embark

05.00pm

20 March 23

At Sea

 

 

21 March 23

Aomori, Japan

09.00am

06.00pm

22 March 23

Akita, Japan

08.00am

06.00pm

23 March 23

Niigata, Japan

08.00am

06.00pm

24 March 23

Kanazawa, Japan

08.00am

06.00pm

25 March 23

Sakaiminato, Japan

08.00am

05.30pm

26 March 23

Busan, South Korea

09.00am

10.00pm

27 March 23

Kitakyushu, Japan

08.00am

08.00pm

28 March 23

Hiroshima, Japan

08.00am

10.00pm

29 March 23

Japan Inland Sea

 

 

29 March 23

Takamatsu, Japan

12.00pm

08.00pm

30 March 23

Kobe, Japan

08.00am

Overnight

31 March 23

Kobe, Japan

 

01.30pm

01 April 23

Shimizu, Japan

10.30am

07.00pm

02 April 23

Tokyo, Japan

08.00

Overnight

03 April 23

Tokyo, Japan

Disembark

 

 

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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in your local currency, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.  Prices and routing is a guide only and may change. Prices/Offers are correct as at 07 July 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure. Air credit is for $1000 including taxes and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.