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Tokyo (Yokohama) Japan

28th March 2023 FOR 14 NIGHTS | Seven Seas Explorer

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Includes
Flights and overseas transfers
Three-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Tokyo including tours
14-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise
Up to 35 FREE shore excursions
EXCLUSIVE $400 FREE to spend on-board per couple
Three-night post-cruise luxury hotel stay in Tokyo
Mt Fuji tour and Hakone full day tour with return by Shinkansen

Tokyo Intensive, Sushi, Sake and Shimizu

Look forward to discovering Tokyo and all that Japan has to offer on this magnificent land and cruise adventure on-board Seven Seas Explorer.

This 21-night getaway begins with an overnight flight to Tokyo, upon arrival transfer to a five* hotel stay for a three-night stay including tours.

After three-nights exploring Tokyo you'll transfer to the port and embark Seven Seas Explorer for a 14-night Japan cruising including ports of call such as: overnight in port in Kyoto, Beppu, Nagasaki and Naze (Oshima Island)

Following on for your cruise transfer back to a five* hotel for a three-night post-cruise stay, you'll also have an chance to go see Mount Fuji and return back to Tokyo by the famous high-speed bullet train. After three-nights you'll transfer back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

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Fly from the UK overnight to Tokyo

24 Mar 2023

Tokyo

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to a luxury hotel for a three-night pre-cruise stay. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meals are on your own.

25 Mar 2023

Tokyo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The morning is at your leisure and lunch is on your own. In the afternoon, you will be met by your guide in the lobby of the hotel before heading out on a half tour of the city. You will first journey to the Asakusa area – part of Tokyo’s Old Town. Visit the Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, which was founded in the early 7th century. Weather permitting, you will enter through a gate decorated with a huge red paper lantern to view the shrine. The architecture is stunning, as this temple is the country’s oldest and one of the most revered. One of the highlights is a walk down Nakamise-dori, known as the “Street of Inside Shops,” an alley lined with vendors selling traditional food, souvenirs and handmade crafts. Next visit the National Museum of Nature & Science. Established in 1877 it is one of the oldest museums in Japan and chronicles the growth of the Japanese islands from geologic time to present. In addition, there are exhibits showcasing the harmony between Japanese people and nature.

26 Mar 2023

Tokyo

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will begin yet another half-day tour of Tokyo, allowing you to see the city from a different perspective. Your guide will take you first to the modern Odaiba area. When the sprawling metropolis, that is Tokyo nowadays, ran out of space, they inevitably turned toward the sea. Odaiba is a man-made island created by massive landfills, featuring many hypermodern and strange buildings memorably described as the result of a pre-schooler’s architecture class. Among the exhibition, pavilions, indoor shopping malls, game centres, cafes, restaurants, and surrealistic constructions of Odaiba, the visitor never fails to be intrigued by the structures on this landfill that seems to hail from the future rather than the past. You will have the chance to enjoy it from above, during a visit to an observation deck, located in one of Odaiba’s representative buildings: the headquarters of Fuji Television. Your next stop will be Ginza area. This is one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. The streets in Ginza are lined with numerous departments stores, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Upon arrival you will enjoy some free time to browse, shop or perhaps visit some of the free galleries. The tour concludes with a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza (no interior visit), where Japan’s emperor and empress reside. Surrounded by a moat, the palace was formerly known as Edo Castle, and samurai warriors lived there in the 17th through 19th centuries. In the large plaza in front of the palace, you can view the famed Nijubashi—two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks. Upon return to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

27 Mar 2023

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Tokyo, Japan

After breakfast and check-out, you will visit Meiji Shrine. Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, the father of modern Japan, the beautiful shrine stands in a dense forest glade of some 120,000 trees of 365 different species, at the very heart of Tokyo. The setting symbolizes the separation of the spiritual from the worldly. You enter the shrine through twin 40-feet tall Torii gates, one of the largest in all Japan. This shrine is a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings, if you are lucky, you might get see one. From the peaceful green oasis surrounding Meiji Shrine you will continue to the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers. This provides a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an Imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form. After visiting the Hamarikyu Garden, you will be transferred to the cruise ship terminal for embarkation.

Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and, with a population of 3.6 million, is Japan's largest city after Tokyo. It is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets via Kawasaki. A major industrial zone known as the Keihin Industrial Area stretches along the reclaimed coastline to the north of the central area towards Kawasaki and Tokyo beyond.

28 Mar 2023

2

Nagoya

This centrally located city at the crossroads of the country offers the international visitor an excellent look at both modern and traditional Japan. It features wide boulevards, a dynamic shopping district in the heart of downtown, and easy access to nearby mountains and beaches for day trips. The main visitor destination here is Nagoya Castle, featuring the samurai armor and treasures of the Tokugawa clan. Other visitor favorites include the Atsuta Shrine & Technology Museum, highlighting the city’s past and present; nearby Inuyama Castle, believed to be the oldest castle in Japan; Noritake Garden and its Craft Center; and Toyokuni Shrine where you can see the large torii (Shinto Shrine gate).

29 Mar 2023

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Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan’s old imperial capital, Kyoto, or visit ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that pre-date Kyoto’s. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle. In Kobe visit historic Himeji Castle, a huge, amazing edifice built entirely of wood and tile! Take home silks, ceramic teapots, paper parasols, superb artworks and pottery among other beautiful objects. Enjoy traditional Japanese fare or indulge in a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef. Everything will be exquisitely prepared and served.

30 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023

5

Beppu

Beppu is a city and spa resort on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it's home to more than 2,000 onsen (hot springs). Kannawa Onsen district has facilities for bathing in nutrient-rich water, mud and sand. The 8 Hells of Beppu—6 in Kannawa, 2 in outlying Shibaseki—are dramatic landscapes of thermal pools. To the west is Mount Tsurumi, accessible by cable car.

01 Apr 2023

6

Kanmon Strait

02 Apr 2023

7

Busan, South Korea

Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula just two-and-a-half hours from Seoul, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. With its deep harbor, it’s also one of the largest commercial ports in the world. Often referred to as “the summer capital of South Korea,” Busan is known for its exceptional beaches, scenic cliffs and ancient temples high in the mountains.

03 Apr 2023

8

Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Island is often called the "Island of the Gods,” for its breathtaking landscape. UNESCO deemed the island’s dormant volcano Hallasan as a Biosphere Reserve because of the abundance and diversity of plant and animal species. Enjoy delicious fare, such as fresh fish, squid, octopus and sea cucumber, as well as its famous Shitake mushrooms and honey, which has a distinct taste.

04 Apr 2023

9

Nagasaki

Nagasaki is a Japanese city on the northwest coast of the island of Kyushu. It’s set on a large natural harbor, with buildings on the terraces of surrounding hills. It is synonymous with a key moment during World War II, after suffering an Allied nuclear attack in August 1945. The event is memorialized at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park.

05 Apr 2023

10

Naze (Oshima Island), Japan

Call it concentrated paradise. Between Okinawa and Japan’s mainland sits Amami Oshima, an island of lush hills ringed in white beaches boasting verdant coral reefs, mangroves, virgin forests and a collection of fauna and flora that invite comparisons to Galapagos (keep an eye out for Amamino-kurousagi hare, a rare black hare). Swim, dive, fish and snorkel in Amami Oshima’s turquoise waters or take a kayak tour of Kuroshio no Mori Mangrove Park, Japan’s second-largest mangrove forest. Indulge on local favorite keihan, a comforting chicken rice dish, and miki, a drink fermented from rice, sugar and sweet potatoes. Bring home a piece of Oshima Tsumugi, a silk that that’s been locally produced for 1,300 years.

06 Apr 2023

11

Naha, Japan

Explore this beautiful island and visit imposing Shuri Castle, home of the Ryukyu royal family for 400 years. Enjoy the scenic countryside, the WWII memorials, the magnificent limestone caves and a reconstructed Ryukyu village where the island's heritage and crafts are on display.

07 Apr 2023

12

Cruise Philippine Sea

08 Apr 2023

13

Kochi, Japan

Kochi boasts beautiful and abundant natural landscapes, from an expansive coastline running with the Kuroshio Current to the clear Shimanto River and the deep green forests that surround it. Located in the south of Shikoku, Kochi is ringed by rugged mountains to the north, and its arc-like southern coastline traces the outline of Tosa Bay. To the east is Cape Muroto, and to the west, Cape Ashizuri, with gently undulating sandy beaches stretching between these two extreme points. The prefecture also boasts the mystical limestone caves of Ryu-ga-do, and the beautiful sands and green pines of Katsura-hama Beach.

09 Apr 2023

14

Shimizu

On a clear day, you can see magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively Port of Shimizu. Visit The S-Pulse Dream Plaza to tour the Shimizu Sushi Museum with informative displays and models that show the history and variations of Japan’s most famous fare. Stroll through the Kashi-no-Ichi Market, where some of the port's fresh seafood is sold and be sure to enjoy a delicious cup of tea.

10 Apr 2023

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Tokyo, Japan

Disembark the ship and transfer back to a luxury hotel for a three-night post-cruise stay in Tokyo. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and, with a population of 3.6 million, is Japan's largest city after Tokyo. It is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets via Kawasaki. A major industrial zone known as the Keihin Industrial Area stretches along the reclaimed coastline to the north of the central area towards Kawasaki and Tokyo beyond.

11 Apr 2023

Tokyo

Today enjoy a Mt Fuji our and return by Shinkansen. Escape the hustle and bustle of the capital for the day, discover an alternative side to Tokyo and relish the picture-postcode landscapes.Enjoy a day full of surprises and adventures. A trip up to Mt. Fuji's 5th Station, at a staggering 2,300 meters above sea level - which will offer you captivating perspectives. Cruise along Lake Ashi, a crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone, formed by a powerful volcanic eruption nearly 3,000 years ago. The lake is famous for its picture-postcard views of Mt. Fuji towering in the distance. Admire the superb views as you glide along the waters on a relaxing boat ride. Soar above the trees and admire the panoramic views of the surrounding Hakone National Park as you ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake in only seven minutes on the Mt. Komagatake Ropeway. Here you will enjoy a total of 50 minutes to explore the area and visit the original spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya that nestles at the mountaintop. Afterwards, leave Hakone behind and head towards Odawara by bus.

12 Apr 2023

Tokyo

Today is yours to spend on your own and enjoy at leisure. Today is your last chance to take in the hustle and bustle of this exciting city!

13 Apr 2023

Tokyo

Check out of the hotel and transfer back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

14 Apr 2023

(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).

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