departing 5 capital cities, 16 Aug 2017*
3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Tokyo, 17 to 19 Aug 2017
Princess Cruises departing Tokyo, 20 Aug 2017with
1 night post-cruise accommodation in Tokyo, 28 Aug 2017
This sojourn of Japan has it all. Spend a few days observing the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, where neon-bright skyscrapers and new technology reign supreme, then set sail to quaint fishing harbours steeped with historic sites, ancient traditions and untouched natural wonders. The immersion of Japanese culture can even continue onboard with karaoke, folkloric dancers and Japanese-inspired films all part of the on board cruise entertainment.
Embark on this 12 night journey through Japan with all of your airfares, accommodation & transfers included! Spend 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Tokyo exploring this beautiful city with a full day tour & sushi cooking experience included. Your journey will end with an 8 night Circle Hokkaido cruise onboard the Diamond Princess, stopping at 5 different ports along the way. Renowned for its luxurious suites, great-tasting cuisine & elegant dining rooms, the Diamond Princess will keep you entertained from morning to night.
17 Aug 2017 - Arrive in Tokyo, Japan
Includes: Tokyo Airport-Hotel transfer, 3nts accommodation at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, Tokyo
18 Aug 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
Take in a number of Tokyo’s most popular attractions from historic temples and shrines to busy marketplaces and high-rise buildings on an 8 hour guided day tour.
Includes: 8 hour Tokyo Full Day Tour, accommodation at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, Tokyo
19 Aug 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
Learn the art of making sushi from a sushi master in a 3 hour Sushi Cooking School and then enjoy eating your own creations.
Includes: 3 hour Japanese Sushi Cooking Experience, accommodation at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, Tokyo
20 Aug 2017 - Transfer to the Yokohama Port Terminal and board the Diamond Princess
Make your way to Yokohama’s cruise terminal where you will embark on your cruise onboard the Diamond Princess. With 18 decks, you'll find this cruise ship is home to great-tasting cuisine, movies under the stars, extra large cabins and a deck devoted to hosting mini suites.
21 Aug 2017 - At Sea
22 Aug 2017 - Kushiro, Japan
Overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean in northern Japan, Kushiro is a major Japanese fishing port. But although the freshly caught seafood served ashore is a highlight for many visitors, Kushiro has so much more to offer! Stroll through Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO, or head inland to explore the natural wonders of this region, such as Kushiro Marsh, a lush national park and home to the country's most extensive marshland.
23 Aug 2017 - Shiretoko Peninsula Scenic cruising
By sea is the best way to observe the breathtaking, unspoiled wilderness of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Towering snow-capped peaks give way to rocky cliffs, lush greenery and waterfalls that cascade into the sea. Migratory seabirds soar high above the coastline and a variety of whales can often be spotted gliding beneath the crystal-clear waters off shore.
24 Aug 2017 - Korsakov (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), Russia
Uncover the tumultuous history of this seaport, once ruled by Japan between 1905 and 1945. Though its tumultuous history includes power struggles and forced labor, the town is the perfect picture of tranquility today. Being the south sea gateway of Sakhalin, Korsakov leads you to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the island's administrative capital and popular tourist destination. Due to Sakhalin's significant natural resources the city is surging with prosperity. Here, you can see a fascinating mix of modern buildings, museums and executive offices sitting comfortably with Russian and Japanese structures.
25 Aug 2017 - Otaro, Japan
This city is one of Japan’s main producers of glass. Why not try your hand at glass blowing, and create something special to remind you of your trip.
26 Aug 2017 - Hakodate, Japan
In 1859, the port of Hakodate became the first Japanese city fully opened to Westerners under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Foreigners soon flocked to Hakodate, and today visitors wandering the cobblestone streets of the city's Motomachi District can view their Western-style frame houses. Hakodate, once a fishing port famed for its high quality fish and shellfish, quickly became Hokkaido's largest city and one of Japan's most important ports. The Great Hakodate Fire of 1934 dealt the city a near fatal blow - a blow from which Hakodate was slow to recover. Today the city is Hokkaido's third largest - surpassed by Sapporo and Asahikawa - but retains its foremost position as the finest Japanese producer of sushi's raw product: the high quality seafood caught in Hokkaido's cold waters.
27 Aug 2017 - At Sea
28 Aug 2017 - Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to your hotel
Welcome back to Tokyo! It’s time to say goodbye to the ship and head to the hotel. A transfer will pick you up from Yokohama Port and take you to Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, Tokyo. Be sure to make the most of your final night in Tokyo.
Includes: Transfer from port to the hotel, 1nts accommodation at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, Tokyo
29 Aug 2017 - Transfer to the airport for your flight home
Your trip has sadly come to an end. A transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport.
Includes: Transfer from the hotel to the airport
- Private taxi transfer from Narita airport to your hotel
- 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Tokyo at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, in a Standard garden tower room
- 8 hour Tokyo Full Day Tour
- 3 hour Japanese Sushi Cooking Experience
- Shared van transfer from your hotel to the cruise port on embarkation day
- Shared van transfer from cruise port to your hotel on disembarkation day
- 1nt post cruise accommodation in Tokyo at Hotel New Otani, Chiyode-Ku, in a Standard garden tower room
- Private taxi transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight back to Australia
- 8 Night Circle Hakkaido Cruise on Diamond Princess.
- All main meals & entertainment onboard
- Port charges & government fees
- Return Economy Class airfares with Singapore Airlines
- Flights depart from either Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth* to Tokyo
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