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Cruise & Stay Package – Japan Intensive in The Stunning Springtime Azamara Quest departing 14 Mar 2023

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Deeply immerse yourself with Japanese culture on this holiday at the height of the spectacular blooming of the cherry blossom tree at the most popular time
to visit. You will enjoy 4-nights in Tokyo to ensure you truly see all the sights and sounds of the city before boarding your luxurious boutique hotel at sea;
Azamara Quest visiting all four corners of Japan and the wonders it has to offer.



Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

China Town, Kobe

China Town, Kobe

Azamara Quest

Azamara Quest

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima Peace Memorial



Japan Intensive in The Stunning Springtime

21 Nights From £5,699pp

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Cruise and Stay Details

  • Return flights from London
  • Private transfers
  • Four-night stay at a 5* Central hotel in Tokyo
  • 15-night all-inclusive cruise aboard Azamara Quest
Ship
Embark
14 Mar 2023
Duration
21 Nights
From / To
London / LONDON
Ports of call
London - Tokyo - Tokyo - Aomori - Akita
Rating

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 14/03/2023
Location

London

In
Out

Fly overnight from London to Tokyo.

Date 15/03/2023
Location

Tokyo

In
Out

Private transfer on arrival to your 5* Central hotel for a four-night stay. (Room only)

Date 19/03/2023
Location

Tokyo

In
Out 17:00

Transfer to the port and embark Azamara Quest for your 15-night cruise. Depart Tokyo.

Date 20/03/2023
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 21/03/2023
Location

Aomori

In 09:00
Out 18:00

Found on Japan’s main island, Honshu, Aomori City spends most of the year offering visitors a taste of a sleepy, seaside city mixed with forward-looking developments and modern art.

Combining the history of an established port town with modern facilities and attractions, the city has been called the economic and cultural center of the area.

Date 22/03/2023
Location

Akita

In 08:00
Out 18:00

Akita Prefecture is situated in the north-eastern part of the Japanese main land, east of the Sea of Japan, flowing rivers, and expanses of fertile farmland. Majestic mountain ranges, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Shirakami – Sanchi Mountains, surround the northern, southern, and eastern sides and make for incredible views.

Date 23/03/2023
Location

Niigata

In 08:00
Out 18:00

A perfect contrast of old and new, where ancient traditions meet modern experiences—you’ll find Niigata prefecture, the largest city on Honshū’s Sea of Japan coast.

Start your journey with a relaxing stroll through Niigata’s first citizen park, Hakusan-kōen. Well-manicured gardens, two large koi ponds, the most vibrant cherry blossoms, and the ancient Hukasan Shrine. An inviting space—you’ll find no reason to be “koi” here. Make your way to the bustling Bandai City where you can catch a 360-degree view Niigata and its distant snow-capped mountains from the 20th floor of the Nippō
observation deck.

Date 24/03/2023
Location

Kanazawa

In 08:00
Out 18:00

Tucked in between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, flanked by the Sai and Asano rivers, Kanazawa might be an unfamiliar destination, but it’s sure to become an unexpected favorite. Translated literally Kanazawa means “marsh of gold,” and the city produces approximately 98% of the gold leaf in Japan. Find a small jar to take home or try it sprinkled on ice cream. Gold aside, Kanazawa is also a jewel in Japan’s historical crown. Founded in the late 1500s as a castle town, the city has been relatively untouched from the ravages of World War II and natural disasters. Once a powerful and strategic city for the Maeda clan, it is now a comparatively small city with a calm, comfortable feel.

Date 25/03/2023
Location

Sakaiminato

In 08:00
Out 18:00

Sakaiminato’s history is steeped in fishing tradition. Now the base of Western Japan’s fishing industry, Sakaiminato has been an open trading port with the U.S. and U.K. since 1899. Today the port town continues to be a haven for seafood lovers with fish markets and world-class restaurants scattered along its streets, making it the perfect place for visitors to taste the catch of the day.

Date 26/03/2023
Location

Busan

In 09:00
Out 22:00

It is Pusan’s premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

Date 27/03/2023
Location

Kitakyushu

In 08:00
Out 20:00

Merged from five smaller cities in 1963, Kitakyushu is the gateway between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu—where the city sits on its northern tip. During WWII, the fate of the city could have been forever changed, if not for bad weather and smoke from the previous day’s bombing. It was the intended target of the Fat Man atomic bomb, but was passed over due to poor visibility in favor of Nagasaki.

Date 28/03/2023
Location

Hiroshima

In 08:00
Out 22:30

This “city of water and peace” is built in one of the most sheltered harbors on the Seto Inland Sea and is much more than the painful past it both honors and defies. Reflect and ring the bell of peace at Peace Memorial Park, then ferry to the holy island of Miyajima, famed for its Itsukushima Shrine and floating torii.

Date 29/03/2023
Location

Takamatsu

In 12:00
Out 20:00

On the Seto Inland Sea, looking out over the Sanuki mountain range, sits the island of Shikoku and the old castle town of Takamatsu, Japan.

Now a vibrant city, Takamatsu has been an economic hub of the region since the Edo period. To get a sense of its history, visit Tamamo-koen Park. The 16th century Takamatsu Castle had been destroyed, but there’s still plenty to explore: ruins, water moats, and classic Japanese-style yagura or turrets.

Date 30/03/2023
Location

Kobe

In 08:00
Out

Famous for the beef that bears it name, Kobe is headquarters for numerous Japanese and international firms, and has long been an important port. It is also a short bullet train ride from Kyoto, ancient capital of Japan from the 8th to the 19th century.

Here vestiges of the past are easier to find than in many of Japan’s modern, high-tech cities: countless temples and shrines, the palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings housing shops and restaurants that have been serving travelers for centuries.

Date 31/03/2023
Location

Kobe

In
Out 13:30

Famous for the beef that bears it name, Kobe is headquarters for numerous Japanese and international firms, and has long been an important port. It is also a short bullet train ride from Kyoto, ancient capital of Japan from the 8th to the 19th century.

Here vestiges of the past are easier to find than in many of Japan’s modern, high-tech cities: countless temples and shrines, the palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings housing shops and restaurants that have been serving travelers for centuries.

Date 01/04/2023
Location

Shimizu (Mount Fuji)

In 10:30
Out 19:00
Date 02/04/2023
Location

Tokyo

In 08:00
Out

t’s hard to imagine Tokyo as a tiny fishing village named Edo. Tokyo is now the largest metropolitan area in the world, an exciting city with a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, restaurants, museums, temples, and gardens to visit.

Date 03/04/2023
Location

Tokyo

In
Out

Disembark Azamara Quest and take your transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London.

Date 04/04/2023
Location

LONDON

In
Out

Arrive in London.

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