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Luxury

Japan’s Coastal discovery with Tokyo and Hokkaido

Tokyo to Osaka
20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBCTK20
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Mt Fuji

Journey along the Hakone Skyline road where you may, if the sky is clear, see iconic Mt Fuji dominate the horizon.

Japan's Wild North

Discover the natural beauty of Hokkaido and the energy of the island's city, Sapporo, with a three-night stay.

Taiko Drum Performance

On Sado Island, the rhythms of a traditional taiko drum performance elevates your dining experience.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 19 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in three locations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 48 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour director
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map NOBCTK20 2020
Tokyo to Osaka

We meet and transfer you to your hotel. There’s time to head out on your own before dinner.

Stay: Three Nights, Conrad Tokyo or similar

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Busy city street in Tokyo

Sink your teeth into Tokyo today, visiting Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple and the Imperial Palace Plaza. Later, enjoy your first Signature Experience for this trip. Enjoy free time afterwards.

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Spend most of the day out of the city in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, home to the instantly recognisable Mt Fuji. On the way to Hakone, stop in at Honma Yosegi Museum. The journey then takes you along the Hakone Skyline road to the Hakone Open-Air Museum. On a clear day, you might see Mt Fuji along the way.

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Huge snow covered mountain in the distance, Japan

Make the trip north to Hakodate aboard a bullet train. After arriving, head straight for Fort Goryokaku, then ascend the ropeway to the top of Mt Hakodate. The views of the city while the sun is setting are not to be missed.

Stay: La Vista Hakodate Bay or similar

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Visit volcanic Lake Toya in Shikotsu-Toya National Park and look for the steady trail of white smoke from Mt Usu. Enjoy the local cuisine before travelling to Sapporo.

Stay: Three Nights, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo or similar

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Get to know Sapporo, taking in the Clock Tower, Hokkaido Shrine and more. After lunch, you’ll appreciate a visit to the Sapporo Beer Museum, which includes tastings.

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Travel to Otaru where you’ll take a guided tour of the canal area. Visit a whisky distillery, one of the country’s most celebrated, before returning to Sapporo for the night.

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Fly to Niigata, where your ship is waiting with drinks and dinner to welcome you aboard.

Stay: 12 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky

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Your time on Sado Island is enhanced by a Signature Experience. See the Edo-period homes in the village of Shukunegi and ride in the tarai-bune boats used for abalone fishing.

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Taste your way through Omicho Ichiba Market before visiting Kenroku-en Gardens. After lunch, see if you can spot geisha as you take a walk through the Higashi Chaya Gai area.

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The Oki Islands are blessed with rugged coastlines and ancient forests. From Nishinoshima, the day is yours to explore.

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Back on the mainland, Matsue is the next stop. Discover Matsue how you like with your choice of sightseeing. Reconvene in the afternoon for a visit to Yuushien Garden, the region’s largest Japanese-style garden.

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Arrive in Hagi in time for a tour. Walk through streets lined with merchant houses to the ruins of Hagi Castle in Shizuki Park.

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Wake up to South Korean shores. You’ll experience an entirely new culture today in Masan with a Signature Experience. Back at Masan, wander through the lively fish market.

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Another day in South Korea brings you to the city of Gyeongju. Try typical South Korean fare over lunch and watch a traditional dance performance.

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From Ube, your first stop is the five-storied Pagoda of Rurikoji Temple. Later, at the Fujigochi Tea Plantation, see where the local Ono Tea is produced.

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You’ll spend the first half of the day on Miyajima Island. It’s then onto Hiroshima where you’ll have a choice of sightseeing.

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Visit the tea garden of Koraku-en and try matcha green tea. Continue to Kurashiki and explore the old merchant quarter and canals. Finish the day at the Ohara Museum of Art.

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Venture inside the walls of World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle. Later, at the Koko-en Japanese garden, stroll across bridges arching over koi-filled ponds.

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At Kobe, you’ll be transferred to Osaka airport where the journey comes to an end.

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Travel & Accommodation

Ship cruising at sea

Your Boutique Expedition Ship

APT's MS Caledonian Sky offers the ultimate expedition cruising experience with exclusive access to remote locations.

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Bullet Train

Enjoy a travel experience like no other and gaze out your window to the passing landscapes aboard a Bullet Train.

All Inclusive Experience

Our prices cover everything as detailed, including transfers, port charges, gratuities, meals and sightseeing.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home