A day trip to South Korea's World Heritage-listed city of Gyeongju guarantees intrigue steeped in ancient history
Disembark your ship in South Korea and venture inland to see the sensational Haeinsa Temple
Gaze upon Lake Toya, a stunning volcanic caldera lake found among the natural splendours of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Make the most of your early check in and settle in before heading out again to explore Asakusa, Tokyo’s old town. You'll see Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple. Later, visit Tokyo Skytree, the tallest building in Japan. Take in spectacular views of the city from the observation deck. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and get to know your fellow travellers.
Stay: Three Nights, Conrad TokyoDaily :
Master the art of sushi making, creating three types of the delicacy and enjoying your efforts for lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Today, discover more of this bustling city with a guided sightseeing tour. Visit Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the deified spirit of Emperor Meiji. Afterwards, you'll enjoy an immersive Signature Experience.Daily :
This morning, travel to Hakone, stopping via Honma Yosegi Museum and admiring the exhibition of Edo-period artisan crafts. Drive along the Hakone Skyline road and, if the sun is shining and the sky is clear, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Mt. Fuji. Following lunch, visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum and be immersed in a cultural wonderland where art and nature is harmoniously entwined.Daily :
Board a high-speed Bullet Train today to Hakodate. Upon arrival, head to Fort Goryokaku, a giant, star-shaped citadel built in the last years of the Edo period for the defence of Hakodate. Later, weather permitting, ascend by Ropeway to the top of Mt. Hakodate and take in panoramic views of the city while the sun is setting.
Stay: La Vista Hakodate BayDaily :
Visit Lake Toya, a volcanic caldera lake in the stunning Shikotsu-Toya National Park. See the smouldering Mt. Usu, the highly active volcano that constantly emits a steady trail of white smoke into the sky. After lunch at a local restaurant, arrive in Sapporo.
Stay: Three Nights, Sapporo, JR Tower Hotel Nikko SapporoDaily :
Wake up today in Sapporo, Japan's fifth-largest city. Enjoy a tour of the city's sights, including the Clock Tower, a fine example of Meiji architecture followed by a visit to Hokkaido Shrine. Afterwards, wander through Sapporo's colourful Central Wholesale Market. Following lunch at a local restaurant, head to Sapporo's Beer Museum and learn about the process of beer brewing in place since 1877. Here you'll have the chance to delight in a tasting.Daily :
Today, travel to Otaru. Upon arrival, see the Otaru Canal and enjoy a stroll through the picturesque area. This afternoon, visit Nikka Whiskey, one of Japan's most celebrated whiskey distilleries.Daily :
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight. Upon arrival, transfer to your expedition ship.
Stay: 12 Nights, MS Caledonian SkyDaily :
Today, visit the Taiko centre and take in a live drum performance. Explore the fishing village of Shukunegi, and see traditional Edo-period houses. You may wish to take a ride aboard the unique local boats called tarai-bune, which are used for abalone fishing.Daily :
Visit Kanazawa's open-air Omicho Market, selling everything from flowers to local handicrafts. Visit Kanazawa Castle and the famed Kenroku-en Garden. After lunch, explore the Higashi Chaya Gai Geisha district, a town steeped in tradition.Daily :
Venture off the beaten path and journey to the remote archipelago of the Oki Islands.
Begin your day with an immersive and exciting Signature Experience. After, dock at the verdant, leafy shores of Nishinoshima and enjoy the opportunity to explore this stunning island. Recently classified as a UNESCO Global Geopark, the island boasts a unique ecosystem and striking natural beauty.Daily :
Perhaps explore Matsue Castle before a cruise on the castle moat. Alternatively, tour the town of Daisen and take a nature hike through the forests and meadows around Mount Daisen.
Known as the ‘town of water,’ Matsue nestles between a scenic lake and a serene lagoon. Explore Matsue your way with a selection of fascinating included sightseeing options. Afterwards, stroll through Yushien Garden, the largest Japanese-style garden in the region.Daily :
Visit historic Hagi, former castle town and capital of the powerful Mori Clan during the Feudal Age. After lunch at a local restaurant, embark on a guided tour to explore the city's districts with ancient temples and well-preserved old samurai houses. You'll also walk through the merchant house-lined streets to Hagi Castle and Shizuki Park.Daily :
Embark on a full-day day trip to the World Heritage-listed city of Gyeongju, the ancient Shilla Dynasty, the age-old cap.
Sail overnight to Ulsan in South Korea. For lunch, sample delicious Korean delicacies and take in a traditional dance performance. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore at your own pace.Daily :
Take a tour inland to the Haeinsa Temple, regarded as one of the three great temples of Korea and learn about ancient Buddhist traditions that date back to 802.
Today anchor in Masan. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Masan where you can visit the vibrant fish market.Daily :
Following a morning at sea, arrive at the historic Yamaguchi prefecture. Docking at Ube, travel inland and visit the five-story Rurikoji temple, a picturesque structure surrounded by lush parkland. Afterwards, explore the Fujigochi Tea Plantation, the largest in western Japan, covering 70 hectares of rolling green hills.Daily :
Visit the Peace Memorial Park. Alternatively, go on a hike to Sandankyo Gorge. Perhaps you may prefer to go ashore to explore the World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Jinja Shrine.
Today presents an outstanding opportunity to explore Hiroshima your way, with a selection of included sightseeing options available. Afterwards, continue to Miyajima, considered one of Japan’s most scenic wonders.Daily :
This morning, arrive at Uno-Ko and visit Koraku-En. This 17th century formal garden is made up of tranquil walking trails, ponds, plum and cherry trees and a classic tea garden, where you'll delight in a tea ceremony. After lunch, continue to Kurashiki and explore the old merchant quarter and canals. Visit the Ohara Museum of Art, which includes rare works by Matisse, Picasso and Renoir.Daily :
The World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle stands as one of the few remaining feudal-era fortresses. With a guide, venture inside the castle walls. Visit Himeji Koko-en, a Japanese garden. Stroll across bridges arching over koi-filled ponds and wander through the pristine gardens. After lunch on board, spend the afternoon at leisure.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Kobe, then be transferred to Osaka airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Enjoy a travel experience like no other and gaze out your window to the passing landscapes aboard a Bullet Train
In Tokyo, stay in luxury and enjoy expansive views over Tokyo Bay with a cocktail in hand after a day of exploring
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