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Tour Itinerary

Experience the wonders of Japanalongside A&K’s award-winning ExpeditionTeam as you capture all the magic withhelp from a professional photographer.Spanning five islands, this all-encompassingcruise explores Japan’s culturally richcoastline with a pre-cruise stay in Osakaand shore excursions throughout, includinga visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park,the Adachi Museum of Art and its gardens,and Kanazawa’s historic district.

Countries Visited

Japan , South Korea

Cities Visited

Gyeongju , Kanazawa , Matsue , Osaka , Otaru , Sapporo , Shima , Uwajima

  1. Day 1
    Osaka, Japan
    Upon arrival, transfer to The Ritz-Carlton Osaka.Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Osaka  
  2. Day 2
    Begin your adventure in Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan.The day'''s excursions may include a visit to the GoldenPavilion and an exploration of Zen Buddhism, a journey toNara revealing Japan'''s oldest temple, or a scenic drive amidUju'''s iconic cherry trees. This evening, gather for a welcomedinner, complete with a Kabuki performance.Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton Osaka  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Enjoy the morning at leisure in your hotel, or perhaps joina panoramic tour of Osaka'''s Dotonbori district and OsakaCastle. This afternoon, transfer to your luxuriousexpedition cruiser.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Wake up in the charming port of Takamatsu, the gatewayto Shikoku Island. Your day might feature a boat ride toShodoshima, the heart of Japan'''s olive-growing industry;a visit to the gardens of Shikoku Island'''s Ritsurin Parkand an exploration of traditional bonsai horticulture inTakamatsu'''s Kinashi area; or a ferry ride to Naoshima Island to tour Benesse House and a museum dedicated toTadao Ando'''s architecture.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Hiroshima & Miyajima
    Today, explore Hiroshima, renowned for its Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Park. You might arise to split yourday between Hiroshima and Miyajima, site of the iconicTorii Gate. Alternatively, you might spend an immersiveday in Hiroshima and meet a storyteller of the World War IIatom bomb attack, or head to Miyajima to hike scenicMount Misen.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Spend the day in Uwajima, home to Japan'''s pearl industry.The day'''s excursions may include a visit to a local pearl farmand the samurai-era gardens of Tensha-en, an explorationof Nanraku-en Garden or a stroll down a cherry tree-lined lane toYoshida'''s old town.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    This afternoon, arrive in the port of Karatsu, once anearly trading post between Japan and mainland Asia.Once ashore, visit Karatsu Castle, or perhaps head to thecity of Imari to tour its celebrated porcelain works andthe Mifuneyama Rakuen garden.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Gyeongju, South Korea
    Disembark in Ulsan and transfer to Gyeongju, ancientcapital of the Silla Dynasty. Today, you might exploreGyeongju'''s excavated temples, tombs and pagodas; tour theNational Museum; and enjoy a lunch of Korean delicaciesaccompanied by a traditional dance performance. A visit tothe Hyundai factory might also be arranged.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Matsue, Japan
    Explore Matsue, a city renowned for its idyllic countryside.The day'''s excursions may include visits to Yuushien Gardenand Matsue Castle, or a tour of the Adachi Museum of Art.Later, you might also savor a traditional lunch at a ryokan(inn) and visit Yakumo-mura village to learn about the artof Japanese papermaking.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Visit the thriving art center of Kanazawa, known for itspottery and gold-leaf workmanship. Here, you might strollKenrokuen Garden, wander Omicho Market and tour theHigashi Chaya-gai district'''s well-preserved historic geishahouses. Alternatively, you might hike Kakusenkei Gorgeand soak in a soothing onsen (hot spring), visit Kanazawa'''sOumi market and cook with a local chef, or explore theShogawa River valley. This evening, enjoy an exclusivegeisha performance.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Arrive amid Sado Island'''s rice paddies, bamboo groves andsurf-pounded seacoasts. Today may include an exclusive private performance by the Kodo taiko drummers or toursof Hakusanmaru Exhibition Hall and Ogi Folk Museum.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    At Sea
    Enjoy a relaxing day while cruising toward Hokkaido,Japan'''s largest and northernmost island.Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Arrive in Otaru, a port city known for its canals, sakedistilleries, architecture and views of Mount Tengu. Here,you might tour the city and visit a sake distillery.Alternately, you might spend the day discovering nearbySapporo'''s parks, landmarks and market. Hotel: 'Le Soleal'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Disembark your vessel in Otaru and transfer to the airportin Sapporo for your homebound flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Health and Safety Protocols for Abercrombie Kent Tours

More than 55 offices in more than 30 countries
A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated travel experts. Chief among them is the Resident Tour Director who leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.

Small groups make travelling safely that much easier.
Abercrombie & Kent’s small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks.
On all journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations and service provider requirements. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed. Note all protocols are subject to change in accordance with relevant guidelines, local regulations and conditions.

24/7 support, seven days a week.
Abercrombie & Kent’s worldwide network is always on hand to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. Local offices are experienced in handling emergencies and have the contacts and knowledge to support guests 24/7 in the event of medical challenges, including, if necessary, arranging for doctor’s visits or even emergency medical evacuation.

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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