Discover Japan’s gleaming capital, Tokyo, during a pre-cruise stay, before joining this comprehensive cruise around the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’.
• Tokyo, Japan
• Aomori, Japan
• Akita, Japan
• Kanazawa, Japan
• Sakaiminato, Japan
• Busan, South Korea
• Kitakyushu, Japan
• Hiroshima, Japan
• Takamatsu, Japan
• Kobe, Japan
• Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
• Tokyo, Japan
Odaiba Island in Tokyo Bay
Spend the day on this man-made island with plenty of options for entertainment and dining as well as city skyline views.
The complimentary AzAmazing Evening® is a highlight of any Azamara cruise. This exclusive event will give you a unique insight into the culture of Japan.
Enjoy staggering views from Japan’s tallest tower, Toyko Skytree. At 634 metres high, you can get 360-degree views that are impressive both night and day*.
Take a guided tour of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum for a solemn look at the aftermath of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima*.
Food in Tokyo
There’s no limit to the amazing food in Tokyo. Sup on soba noodles, devour sashimi and wash it down with sake. With the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants, foodies are spoilt for choice.
The casual restaurant The Patio offers semi-al fresco dining and features a frozen yoghurt station.
Keio Plaza Hotel, Toyko
This modern hotel has city views and a great location close to shops, restaurants and the Shinjuku Station for the famous bullet train.
Rest in style in a Club Balcony Stateroom which includes a private balcony, turndown treats and a sitting area with a 40-inch TV.
Is this for you?
Azamara Club Cruises®
With Azamara Club Cruises® there’s a real focus on Destination Immersion® with visits to unique ports, late-night and overnight stays in port as well as night touring. The ‘More Inclusive’ package includes meals and selected drinks as well as one AzAmazing Evening® per cruise – a private experience which provides a unique insight into your destination’s culture. What’s included: All meals at selected restaurants, selected standard spirits, international beers and wines, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas, one AzAmazing Evening® event per cruise, self-service laundry, gratuities.
The 690-guest Azamara Quest® offers a more intimate cruise, getting to the heart of each port while offering a high level of luxury.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Tokyo, Japan
Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Tokyo.
Days 2-3 Tokyo, Japan
On arrival, transfer to the Keio Plaza Hotel for a two-night stay. Your time is at leisure to explore Tokyo at your own pace, allowing you to plan in any particular stops you’re eager to see. The excellent metro links make it extremely easy to get around by public transport; we recommend using a pre-paid travel card. Visit temples such as Senso-ji – the oldest in Toyko – where you can enjoy some delightful sweet treats from the stalls outside. Alternatively, find some peace in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden – one of the many tranquil green spots preserved amid the skyscrapers of this modern metropolis. Sample traditional Japanese dishes in modest eateries or enjoy meals at one of the many fine dining establishments; Tokyo has the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. Stop by the iconic Shibuya Crossing, the famously chaotic intersection where you can immerse yourself in the swathes of people and the bright lights of the colourful displays. You could also include a ride on the famous bullet train as part of your itinerary. Travelling at nearly 200 miles per hour, the Shinkansen (bullet train) can
transport you swiftly from Tokyo to destinations including Osaka, Kyoto and Nikko.
Day 4 Tokyo, Japan
Transfer to the port and begin your cruise on board Azamara Quest®.
Day 5 At sea
Day 6 Aomori, Japan
Day 7 Akita, Japan
Day 8 Kanazawa, Japan
Day 9 Sakaiminato, Japan
Day 10 Busan, South Korea
Day 11 Kitakyushu, Japan
Day 12 Hiroshima, Japan
Day 13 Takamatsu, Japan
Days 14-15 Kobe, Japan
Day 16 Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
Day 17 Tokyo, Japan
Day 18 Tokyo, Japan
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 18 August 2019. Alternative Japan itineraries are available, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.