Circle Japan with Nebuta & Summer Festivals

  • Inside price from
    $3,408*/pp
  • Outside price from
    $3,648*/pp
  • Balcony price from
    $4,738*/pp
  • Suite price from
    $6,818*/pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Tokyo (Yokohama) - Aomori - Sakaiminato - Busan - Kochi, Japan - Tokushima, Japan - Tokyo (Yokohama)

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
5th Aug 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages....

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the center of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866.

Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It’s a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza – an international shopping mecca – stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveler with a dizzying experience.

With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo, the “Eastern Capital,” to distinguish it from the old imperial capital at Kyoto, the “Western Capital.”

Arrive
Depart
16:00
Day 3
7th Aug 2025
Aomori

The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern J...

The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, Aomori derives much of its beauty from the apple orchards and cherry blossoms that encompass its landscape and the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountains that look on from a distance. Throughout its history, the city has been stricken with misfortune time and time again – in 1910, a fire destroyed Aomori, and during World War II, the city was left in ruins following an air raid – yet it always prevails.

Aomori is cherished by many who believe a local legend that the grave of Jesus Christ lies within the southern part of Aomori prefecture. However, Aomori is perhaps best known for its renowned Nebuta Festival, an elaborate yearly event in which participants illuminate giant paper representations of samurai warriors, animals, and popular cartoon characters while parading them through the streets.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
23:00
Day 5
9th Aug 2025
Sakaiminato

Wedged between sea, sky and mountains, this small fish...

Wedged between sea, sky and mountains, this small fishing port has been esteemed for centuries for its superb seafood. Here, the Sea of Japan yields up both crab and hon-maguro, the prized Bluefin tuna esteemed by gourmets around the world. Sakaiminato is also your gateway to a very ancient region of Honshu. West of the city lies Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Shinto. This area is dotted with burial mounds from Japan’s Bronze Age. The town of Matsue boasts the celebrated “Black Castle,” a six-story, black-walled castle that home to a clan of the mighty Tokugawa dynasty that ruled Japan for over 250 years. And to the east rises the great snow-capped summit of Mt. Daisen, considered one of the four most scenic mountains in all Japan.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 6
10th Aug 2025
Busan

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your...

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city’s bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia’s most sophisticated and venerable cultures.

Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 8
12th Aug 2025
Kochi, Japan

Kochi sits on the broad alluvial plain facing Urado Bay. Th...

Kochi sits on the broad alluvial plain facing Urado Bay. This city in Shikoku takes its name from the great feudal castle that sits at its very heart. Completed in 1611, Kochi Castle was the seat of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, a noted warrior who supported Tokugawa Ieyasu in his successful quest to become Shogun. Tosa Province and Kochi Castle were Yamauchi’s reward for faithful service. There is an historical irony here: 250 years later, a Kochi native son – a former low-ranked samurai and now ronin named Sakamoto Ryoma – played a pivotal role in bringing the Tokugawa Shogunate to an end and restoring the Emperor of Japan to political prominence. The prize once awarded for faithful service had become a hotbed of support for the Meiji Restoration.

Kochi is one of the wettest places in Japan – and a frequent target for cyclonic storms or typhoons. Southeast of the city, warm oceans currents washing against the Aki Mountains create a subtropical landscape of hibiscus, palm and ficus at Muroto-Anan Quasi-National Park.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
23:59
Day 9
13th Aug 2025
Tokushima, Japan

Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefectu...

Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island in Japan. As of June 1, 2019, the city had an estimated population of 255,439 and a population density of 1,335 persons per km². Its total area is 191.39 km².

Arrive
09:00
Depart
23:59
Day 11
15th Aug 2025
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. Tha...

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the center of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866.

Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It’s a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza – an international shopping mecca – stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveler with a dizzying experience.

With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo, the “Eastern Capital,” to distinguish it from the old imperial capital at Kyoto, the “Western Capital.”

Arrive
06:30
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

9-hole Mini Golf
Card Room
Cyber Golf
Golf Simulator
Library
Outdoor Pool
Shuffle Board
Skywalkers NightClub
Swim-against-the-current lap pool

Fitness Center
Gym
Jogging Track
Ocean View Gymnasium
Sports Court

Club Fusion
Explorers Lounge
Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater
Princess Theatre
Show Lounges
Skywalkers Nightclub

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Chapel
Duty-free shop
Future Cruise Sales
ScholarShip@Sea
Wedding Chapel
Wrap Around Promenade Deck
Writing Room

24-hour Room Service
Churchill Lounge
Crooners Bar
Dining Room
Fabio’s
Hamburger Grill
Horizon Court
Ice Cream Bar
International Dining Room
Lobby Bar
Martini Bar
Pacific Moon Dining Room
Patisserie
Prego Pizzeria
Sabatini’s Italian restaurant
Santa Fe Dining Room
Savoy Dining Room
Sports Bar
Sterling Steakhouse
Trident Grill
Vivaldi Dining Room
Wake View Bar
Wheelhouse Bar
Wine bar

Churchill Lounge
Hot Tubs
Lotus Spa
Splash Pool
Terrace Pool
The Sanctuary(adults only)
Whirlpool

Description

Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.

Recreational

9-hole Mini Golf
Card Room
Cyber Golf
Golf Simulator
Library
Outdoor Pool
Shuffle Board
Skywalkers NightClub
Swim-against-the-current lap pool

Fitness

Fitness Center
Gym
Jogging Track
Ocean View Gymnasium
Sports Court

Entertainment

Club Fusion
Explorers Lounge
Movies Under the Stars outdoor theater
Princess Theatre
Show Lounges
Skywalkers Nightclub

Other

Art Gallery
Atrium
Boutique
Chapel
Duty-free shop
Future Cruise Sales
ScholarShip@Sea
Wedding Chapel
Wrap Around Promenade Deck
Writing Room

Food and Drink

24-hour Room Service
Churchill Lounge
Crooners Bar
Dining Room
Fabio’s
Hamburger Grill
Horizon Court
Ice Cream Bar
International Dining Room
Lobby Bar
Martini Bar
Pacific Moon Dining Room
Patisserie
Prego Pizzeria
Sabatini’s Italian restaurant
Santa Fe Dining Room
Savoy Dining Room
Sports Bar
Sterling Steakhouse
Trident Grill
Vivaldi Dining Room
Wake View Bar
Wheelhouse Bar
Wine bar

Relaxation

Churchill Lounge
Hot Tubs
Lotus Spa
Splash Pool
Terrace Pool
The Sanctuary(adults only)
Whirlpool

STATEROOMS

    suite

    Approximately 1,329 sq. ft. including balcony, the Grand Suite features an expansive cabin and oversized aft-facing balcony. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony* includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more. Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman. 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables. One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water. Spacious closet. Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services. Complimentary Specialty Dining Dinner on embarkation evening. Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation. Priority disembarkation at tender ports. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Two flat-panel televisions. Private bathroom with tub and separate shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

    balcony

    This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast. Approx. 237 sq. ft. Balcony with 2 chairs and table Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator. Flat-panel television Private bathroom with shower 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Spacious closet Desk with chair Hair dryer & bathroom amenities Digital security safe

    outside

    Approximately 200 sq. ft., this well appointed stateroom features a forward-facing cabin for memorable views. Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. A spacious picture window for memorable views. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

    inside

    These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower. Stateroom Features Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft. Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator. Flat-panel television Private bathroom with shower 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Spacious closet Desk with chair Hair dryer & bathroom amenities Digital security safe

SIMILAR CRUISES

  • Date
    Trip
    Cruise Ship
    Nights
    Price
  • 2024-08-05
    Circle Japan with Nebuta & Summer Festivals
    Diamond Princess- 10Nights
    10
    $0* /per person

*Based on Twinshare cabin

ENQUIRE TO BOOK THIS CRUISE https://www.cruiseabout.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/1582111011-2-768x512.jpg

Thank you!

Thank you for your enquiry. We look forward to helping you find the perfect cruise experience.

Thank you for your secured booking deposit request. We will be in touch shortly to confirm your booking.

I am also interested in the following:

Traveller information

Additional information

Call 1300 052 966 or enquire to book this cruise

If you have any questions, please call 1300 052 966