Journeys Japan
Japan Encompassed By Land and Sea
Nights
23
Journey
Fly, Cruise, Tour & Stay
Departing
02 September 2018
Package From
$13,845*
per person twin share
Based on Balcony Cabin ex Perth

Economy class airfare to Tokyo and returning from Osaka for 5 Australian capital cities

Transfer from Haneda Airport to Tokyo hotel in private vehicle

  1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Tokyo at Intercontinental Tokyo Bay (4-star)

Tokyo morning tour at 9am

Afternoon sushi making tour in Tokyo at 1.30pm

Transfer from Tokyo hotel to Yokohama Port

 8-night ‘Circle Japan’ cruise with Princess Cruises onboard with Diamond Princess from Yokahoma (Tokyo)

Transfer from Yokohama Port to Tokyo hotel

  1 night pre-tour accommodationat Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel (4-star)

1 hour Economy Tokyo Travelshoot photo shoot

11-night Discover Japan Tour with Wendy Wu from Tokyo to Osaka

Transfer from Wendy Wu tour Osaka ending point to Osaka hotel by taxi

  1 night pre-flight accommodationat Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka (4-star)

Transfer from Osaka hotel to Kansai Airport by private vehicle

 

Japan is a fascinating country of contrasts, where the modern life plays out beside ancient temples and huge skyscrapers give way to spectacular natural landscapes. Enjoy a front-row seat to it all and take in the highlights on this all-encompassing tour of Japan on land and at sea. You’ll also get plenty of time to explore buzzing and quirky Tokyo, including local experiences and a holiday photo shoot on location.

You’ll enjoy eight nights of cruising with Princess Cruises that’ll take you to beautiful ports as well as an 11-night tour with Wendy Wu that will cover all the must-do stops you can’t reach by sea. From Hakodate and Mount Fuji to Nagano and Kyoto, you’ll be blessed with beautiful landscapes, cultural insights, new flavours and a glimpse into Japan’s fascinating history.

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Busan, South Korea
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Osaka, Japan

Highlights

  • Be guided through the modern and ancient wonders of bustling Tokyo city
  • Be wowed by a spectacular display of temples everywhere you go
  • Have a holiday photo shoot experience in a stunning Tokyo location, complete with 20 edited photos.
  • Explore impeccably-preserved samurai districts
  • Enjoy the elegance of cruising onboard Diamond Princess on your cruise
  • Enjoy the company of likeminded travellers on a tour of Japan’s highlights with Wendy Wu
  • Get a sneak peak at South Korea with a one-day stop at port in Busan.
  • Step off the ship in beautiful ports with lush landscapes and beautiful seas.
  • Taste the freshest seafood at local restaurants and markets around Japan.

Itinerary

2 Sep 2018 - Fly & Stay - Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to Intercontinental Tokyo Bay

Step off your flight in Tokyo and be transferred by private vehicle from Haneda Airport to your hotel, the 4-star Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. With a prime location close to the heart of the city, you’ll be within easy reach of many vibrant sights – including Tsukiji Fish Market, the Imperial Palace and the buzzing Roppongi district.

3 Sep 2018 - Stay - Tokyo morning tour and afternoon sushi making tour

Get acquainted with this thriving metropolis on a morning city tour of Tokyo taking in key sights with the expert commentary of a tour guide, kicking off at 9am. In the afternoon, at 1.30pm, join an afternoon sushi making tour for a local culinary experience to remember.

4 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Transfer to cruise terminal and embark cruise

Join a transfer from your hotel to Yokohama Port to embark your 8-night ‘Circle Japan’ cruise at sea with Princess Cruises onboard the elegant Diamond Princess.

Ship highlights include the renowned Lotus Spa, Movies Under the Stars, various bars and lounges and sommeliers who are on hand to recommend the best wine pairings with dinner. This 2,670-passenger, 18-deck cruise ship has been recently refurbished and also flaunts various specialty dining options, a fabulous line-up of entertainment and spa and fitness programs.

5 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Ishinomaki, Japan

Arrive into port at 10am. Step off to explore the city sights, including Zuiganji Temple – founded by Jikaku Daishi – visit the Ishinomori Manga Museum and try out the local shopping scene.

6 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Hakodate, Japan

Arrive into port at 10am. Step off to wander the historic waterfront district, explore the Sumo Museum and admire the fabled nature preserve of Onuma Quasi-National Park where trails and bridges criss-cross the beautiful lakes amongst surrounding volcanic peaks. The Goryokaku Pentagonal Fort is also fascinating, home to a stunning military monument with its moat and famous cherry trees, or ride the cable car to Mt Hakodate for panoramic views. While in Hakodate you could also take a trip to Esashi, which has a rich history dating back to the Edo period of 1603 to 1868. Seafood-lovers will also be happy to know this is the perfect place to enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Japan.

7 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Akita, Japan

Arrive into port at 8am. The colourful city of Akita has been a key part of the region since medieval times. Step off to explore the impeccably preserved samurai district of Kakunodate, visit Mt Kanpuzan Observatory, glimpse into Akita City Folklore Museum or explore the designated UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakami-Sanchi. There are many interesting sites and attractions in this energetic city.

8 Sep 2018 - Cruise - At sea

Enjoy the ship facilities at your leisure.

9 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Busan, South Korea

Arrive into port at 7am. Busan is the second-largest city in South Korea and your gateway to this fascinating land where old meets new. Step off to visit interesting attractions such as the UN Memorial Cemetary, the bustling Ja-Gal-Ch’I Fish Market and the Bokcheon Museum and Tombs. There are also many interesting temples, including Beomeosa Temple and Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.

10 Sep 2018 - Cruise - Kagoshima, Japan

Arrive into port at 10am. Step off to explore this city that was once the chief stronghold of the mighty Shimazu clan. Stroll down a street lined with samurai houses and gardens still well-preserved, explore the Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots or sit back and admire the views of Lake Ikeda and Mt. Sakura Jima. You could also visit the unique Kirishima Onsen or soak up the geothermal springs at the Ibusuki resort on Satsuma Peninsula.

11 Sep 2018 - Cruise - At sea

Enjoy the ship facilities at your leisure.

12 Sep 2018 - Stay - Disembark your cruise and transfer to hotel in time for Tokyo Travelshoot photo shoot

Arrive into port at 6am. Disembark your ship this morning and be transferred from Yokohama Port to the 4-star Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel for one night.

Today you’ll also enjoy a Travelshoot Economy 1 hour photo shoot with bustling Tokyo as your backdrop. Your one-hour photo shoot includes one Tokyo location and 20 gorgeous edited photos to remember your holiday by.

13 Sep 2018 - Tour - Transfer to starting point and join Wendy Wu tour

Transfer from your hotel to the Wendy Wu tour starting point by taxi. Over 11 nights, your ‘Discover Japan’ tour with Wendy Wu will see you travel from Tokyo to Osaka, with many fascinating stops along the way. Your tour includes 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners as well as touring with guides and entrance fees.

14 Sep 2018 - Tour - Tokyo

Spend the day touring Tokyo, the ultimate 24-hour city with its high-tech frontage and charming display of tranquil backstreets and old temples. Head to the top of the Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views over the city before wandering the Asakusa district with a stop to explore Senso-ji Temple. Visit the Imperial Plaza and the peaceful Hamarikyu Gardens.

15 Sep 2018 - Tour - Tokyo to Mt Fuji

Today is an early start to catch the bullet train 30 minutes to Odawara, with a transfer on arrival to the tranquil Lake Ashi. Cruise across the picturesque lake before taking the Komagatake cable car for gorgeous Mt Fuji views. Continue by coach up Mt Fuji – Japan’s highest mountain – to the 5th Station for more beautiful scenery of this iconic landmark. Continue driving and spend the night in Yatsugatake.

16 Sep 2018 - Tour - Travel to Takayama

Today begins with a two-hour drive to Nagano to see the incredible 16th century Matsumoto Castle – explore both inside and out, including the gardens, moat and architecture. After lunch, enjoy a stop at a sake brewery before continuing on to lovely Takayama, nestled high in the mountains of the Hida region.

17 Sep 2018 - Tour - Takayama

Spend the day on foot exploring the town of Takayama. Start at the colourful Miyagawa Morning Market, wander past the traditional houses and stop in local museums, including the Kusakabe Folk Museum, Takayama Jinga and Kamisannomachi Street.

18 Sep 2018 - Tour - Shirakawa-go Village

Today begins with a one-and-a-half hour journey to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Shirakawa-go – famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Explore the area on foot before spending the afternoon learning to make washi paper. In the afternoon drive on to Kanazawa, where you’ll visit the Nomura Samurai House.

19 Sep 2018 - Tour - Travel to Kyoto

Wander through the beautiful Kenroku-en – one of the ‘Three Great Gardens of Japan’ – and visit the 21st century Museum of Contemporary Art. After lunch, sit back and relax for the four-hour drive to Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto.

20 Sep 2018 - Tour - Kyoto Tea Ceremony

Start the morning with a visit to the Ryoan-ji Temple and Kinkaku-ji Temple (the Golden Pavilion) for a unique cultural and historic encounter. After lunch, try your hand at traditional Japanese handicrafts such as origami and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.

21 Sep 2018 - Tour - Nara

Drive one hour to the former Imperial capital of Nara, home to Tadai-ji Temple, the world’s largest wooden structure and home to Japan’s largest Buddha. Also visit lsuein Gardens – renowned for its beautiful natural ponds – before returning to Kyoto.

22 Sep 2018 - Tour - Travel to Koyasan and Wakayama

This morning drive three-and-a-half hours to Koyasan, the centre of Shingon Buddhism. Visit the Kongobu-ji Temple and Garan temple complex. Stop to see Japan’s largest cemetery and the mauseoleum of Kobo Daishi, before continuing the drive to Wakayama where you’ll spend the night.

23 Sep 2018 - Tour - Osaka Castle

Travel on to Osaka, the largest city in Japan. Enjoy some time exploring the fascinating Osaka Castle, before wandering the restaurant-laden Dotonbori district with plenty of time to stop and taste the local delicacies. Next hop on board a one-hour cruise along the Yodogawa River. Spend the afternoon at your leisure before a final farewell dinner this evening.

24 Sep 2018 - Stay - End your tour and transfer to hotel in Osaka

Be transferred from the tour finishing point to the 4-star Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka by taxi where you’ll spend the night. Enjoy free time to explore Osaka at your own pace.

25 Sep 2018 - Fly - Transfer to Kansai Airport in Osaka

 

Inclusions

Cruise Inclusions
  • Transfer from your hotel to the Yokohama port 
  • 8 Night cruise onboard Diamond Princess based on twin share, departing Tokyo, Japan
  • All main meals & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges & government fees
Airfare Inclusions
  • Return economy class airfares with flights departing Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth on 2 September 2018
  • Flights arrive in Tokyo and depart from Osaka
Pre-Cruise Tour Inclusions
  • Private transfer from Haneda Airport to your accommodation
  • 1 Night twin share accommodation at the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay
  • Tokyo morning tour and sushi making tour in the afternoon
Post-Cruise Inclusions
  • Transfer fromYokahama port to your hotel
  • 1 Night twin share accommodation at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
  • Transfer from the hotel to Wendy Wu tour starting location
  • 12 Day, Discover Japan Tour starting in Tokyo
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • 1 Night twin share accommodation at the Ana Crowne Plaza Osaka
  • Private transfer from the hotel to Kansai Airport
Other Inclusions
  • Travelshoot Economy 1 Hour Shoot (1 Location + 20 Edited Photos)
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Japan Encompassed By Land and Sea
From $13,845*
Twin Share
Departs 02 Sep 2018 Based on Balcony Cabin ex Perth
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