2 Sep 2019 • 17 Day Japan Exploration Cruise Package • Onboard Azamara Quest

  • Pricing

    per person twin share from

    Interior  –  $9,595


    Oceanview  –  $10,370


    Balcony  –  $11,760

    Inclusions

    • Economy Class Return airfares from Australia to Tokyo
    • Private pre-cruise transfers between Haneda Airport, Hotel and Port
    • 2 Night pre-cruise stay at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, including breakfast
    • 14 Night cruise aboard Azamara Quest from Tokyo Return
    • All on-board meals, complimentary wine, beer & spirits, entertainment and crew gratuities
    • Private post-cruise transfer from Port to Haneda Airport
    • All port charges, fees and air taxes

     

    • Prices are valid for flights ex Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
    • All prices listed are in Australian dollars, are per person on a twin-share basis and are subject to change and availability.
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: 2 Sep 2019 – Tokyo, Japan

    Arrive in Tokyo. Transfer to your hotel for your two night stay

    Day 2: 3 Sep 2019 – Tokyo, Japan

    Enjoy a full day in Tokyo to spend at your leisure. The world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Tour the best ramen and sushi restaurants, visit Akihabara Electric Town to discover cutting-edge gadgets and games, and scale the Tokyo City View—a breathtaking observation deck on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower. For a change of pace, visit the Meiji Shrine to take a serene stroll along the many walking paths.

    Day 3: 4 Sep 2019 – Tokyo, Japan – depart 05:00pm

    Transfer from your hotel to the cruise port to embark the Azamara Quest.

    Day 4: 5 Sep 2019 – At sea

    Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck. In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

    Day 5: 6 Sep 2019 – Hakodate, Japan – 08:00am to 08:00pm

    Indulge your love of urban convenience and your desire for natural beauty in this city. From tastes to satisfy your cravings to hot springs and history, every spot and every season has something to offer.

    Day 6: 7 Sep 2019 – Akita, Japan – 08:00am to 02:00pm

    Bring your appetite to Akita. With its prime location adjacent to the Sea of Japan, seafood lovers will be in heaven. The region is famous for its rice production and the high quality sake brewed from it. Once you’re full, take advantage of the city’s outdoor offerings by visiting the Shirakami -Sanchi Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs.

    Day 7: 8 Sep 2019 – Kanazawa, Japan – 09:00am to 06:00pm

    Translated literally, Kanazawa means “marsh of gold,” and the city produces approximately 98% of the gold leaf in Japan (so find a small jar to take home).Discover the 70 temples of Tera-machi, visit the D.T. Suzuki Museum, a peaceful homage to Zen Buddhism, explore the small bustling alleys of the colorful Omichi Market, and be sure to sample the region’s sake, known for its superior quality.

    Day 8: 9 Sep 2019 – Sakaiminato, Japan – 08:00aam to 05:30pm

    Sakaiminato is the birthplace of Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of GeGeGe no Kitaro, the manga stories that birthed so many of Japan’s favorite comic characters. Take a walk down Shigeru Mizuki Road, a street lined with more than 150 statues of his characters. If you’re a Manga fan, be sure to also visit the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum to learn more about Mizuki and his creative characters.

    Day 9: 10 Sep 2019 – Busan, South Korea – 08:00am to 10:00pm

    Ancient culture and modern life come together seamlessly in South Korea’s second-largest city. Buddhist temples can be found in abundance, and each intricate structure is well-worth a visit. For fresh seafood, head to the fish market, where you can sample it raw—just the way locals love. For a true taste of Busan, head to the bustling Gujke Market.

    Day 10: 11 Sep 2019 – Nagasaki, Japan – 01:30pm to 07:00pm

    Nagasaki has undergone many changes over the centuries, transforming itself from a small fishing village to a vibrant, modern city where East meets West. And where the past is ever-present.

    Day 11: 12 Sep 2019 – Kagashima, Japan – 08:00am to 05:00pm

    The dominant image on Kagoshima’s horizon is Sakurajima, the overactive volcano whose frequent dustings of ash bring out the umbrellas as if they were spring showers. The mountain also heats a number of geothermal springs, providing the unique opportunity to relax in a sand bath. For a rare taste of old Japan, visit Chiran and its street of meticulously preserved Samurai houses and manicured gardens.

    Day 12: 13 Sep 2019 – Kōchi, Japan – 01:00pm to 08:00pm

    Kōchi is a city with a well-earned reputation for having a good time. Begin your visit with a trip to Kōchi Castle, one of only 12 original castles still standing in Japan. Then, make your way to the Obiyamachi shopping arcade, which is close to the Harimaya-bashi—a replica of a bridge featured in a well-known Japanese love song.

    Day 13 & 14 : 14 – 15  Sep 2019 – Kobe, Japan – overnight, depart next day 02:00pm

    Kobe is headquarters for many Japanese and international firms, and has long been an important port. It’s also a short bullet-train ride from Kyoto, capital of Japan from the 8th to the 19th century. Explore spectacular temples and shrines, palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings.

    Day 15: 16 Sep 2019 – Shimizu, Japan – 10:00am to 07:00pm

    Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest peak, overlooks this beautiful port town. Bustling with activity, the Port of Shimizu is full of commercial highlights you’ll want to experience. A stroll through Miho-no-Matsubara will leave you inspired. Home to more than 30,000 pine trees lining the seashore, it’s no surprise this scenic area has been the subject of many paintings and legends throughout Japanese history.

    Day 16 & 17: 17 – 18 Sep 2019 – Tokyo, Japan – overnight, depart next day 08:00am

    The world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Tour the best ramen and sushi restaurants, visit Akihabara Electric Town to discover cutting-edge gadgets and games, and scale the Tokyo City View—a breathtaking observation deck on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower. For a change of pace, visit the Meiji Shrine to take a serene stroll along the many walking paths. Disembark the Azamara Quest and transfer to Haneda Airport for your flight home.

  • Only one package date available 2 – 18 September 2019

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