With its landscapes transformed by blush-pink clouds of cherry blossoms in bloom, there’s no more beautiful time to uncover this mysterious country on this Azamara cruise.

• Tokyo, Japan

• Hakodate, 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

• Nagano, Japan

• Tokyo, Japan

18nights STAY & CRUISE
 
HIGHLIGHTS

Entertainment

Cruise The complimentary AzAmazing Evening® is a true highlight of any Azamara cruise. This exclusive event will give you a unique insight into the culture of 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.

Experiences

Cruise Take a guided tour of the Peace Memorial Park and Museum for a solemn look at the aftermath of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima*. Snow monkey tour Visit Jigokudani Monkey Park, home to the famous Japanese macaque, and watch their hot spring bathing antics in warmer weather*.

Dining

Cruise The casual restaurant The Patio offers semi-al fresco dining and features a frozen yoghurt station. Traditional dining in Nagano Enjoy an authentic Japanese dinner at your Nagano ryokan. You can really embrace the nation’s culture by dining while dressed in a yukata – a traditional Japanese robe*.

Accommodation suggestions

Cruise Rest in style in a Club Balcony Stateroom which includes a private balcony, turndown treats and a sitting area with a 40-inch TV. Biyunoyado Ryokan, Nagano A night at this ryokan, which is furnished with tatami mats and futons, is the perfect way to enhance your holiday in Japan.

* Extra charge

CRUISE INFORMATION

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 select drinks as well as one AzAmazing Evening® per cruise – a private experience which provides a unique insight into your destination’s culture.

Azamara Quest®

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 from the UK on your overnight flight to Tokyo.

Day 2 Tokyo, Japan

On arrival transfer to the port and begin your cruise on board the Azamara Quest®.

Day 3 At sea

Day 4 Hakodate, Japan

Day 5 Aomori, Japan

Day 6 Akita, Japan

Day 7 Kanazawa, Japan

Day 8 Sakaiminato, Japan

Day 9 Busan, South Korea

Day 10 Kitakyushu, Japan

Day 11 Hiroshima, Japan

Day 12 Takamatsu, Japan

Days 13-14 Kobe, Japan

Day 15 Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

Day 16 Tokyo, Japan

Day 17 Tokyo to Nagano, Japan

Following disembarkation, board the Shinkansen (bullet train) for a high-speed, futuristic transfer to your next stop, Nagano. A five-day rail pass is included allowing you to make your way around Japan in style. We recommend stepping back in time with a stay at Biyunoyado Ryokan, a Japanese inn where centuries-old customs and heritage have been preserved. Although modernised for today’s traveller, it offers a glimpse into the past with its rice paper sliding doors, futon bedding and tatami straw mats. There’s onsen too – hot spring baths where you can soak and relax. Traditional Japanese robes, or ‘yukata’, are provided and encouraged to wear so you can fully embrace this traditional lifestyle as you explor the inn or sit down to a typical Japanese dinner. In addition to providing a unique cultural experience, the ryokan is just a short drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park. The adorable red-faced Japanese macaques, or ‘snow monkeys’, who live here love to soak in its hot springs.

Day 18 Nagano to Tokyo, Japan Head back to Tokyo by bullet train and stay at one of the most prestigious hotels in Tokyo, Hotel New Otani. Make the most of your time at leisure in this convenient central location; visit one of Tokyo’s awe-inspiring temples like the Senso-ji Temple; get lost in the crowds at the famous Shibuya Crossing; or spend time exploring Odaiba Island, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay with plenty of restaurants, shops and attractions.

Day 19 Tokyo, Japan

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Cruise dates

Departing 27 April 2019; similar itineraries are available on alternative dates, please call for details.

Upgrade your cruise

Opt for a luxurious Club Spa Suite on board the Azamara Quest® with benefits including complimentary speciality dining and $300 on-board credit per person.

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