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Home Cruises Asia: Osaka, Kochi, Nagoya & Himeji Norwegian Jewel 2024-02-29

Asia: Osaka, Kochi, Nagoya & Himeji Norwegian Jewel departing 29 Feb 2024

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Norwegian Jewel
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
29 Feb 2024
Duration
11 Nights
From / To
Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan / Tokyo
Ports of call
Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan - Hualien - Ishigaki - Okinawa - Oshima Island (Naze), Japan

Inside from £1,191pp

Outside from £1,584pp

Balcony from £2,389pp

Suite from £2,803pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 29/02/2024
Location Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
In
Out 20:00

Keelung City is a port city near Taipei, in northern Taiwan. Surrounded by mountains, it’s known for its sheltered harbor. Near the waterfront, street-food stalls at Miaokou Night Market offer traditional snacks and seafood. Several forts around the area include hilltop Ershawan Fort, with cannons and a Chinese-style gate. Both Gongzi Liao Fort and Dawulun Fort offer views over the harbor and ocean.

Date 01/03/2024
Location Hualien
In 07:00
Out 17:00
Date 02/03/2024
Location Ishigaki
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Discover this remote and picturesque island’s lush mountains, beautiful beaches and magnificent coral reef from island viewpoints. See the native palm forest and the lavishly decorated Chinese tomb. Journey to isolated Irimote to trek through the island’s dense jungles and mangroves or enjoy fantastic snorkelling amid beautiful coral reefs. Back in Ishigaki, search for local textiles, pottery, crafts and black pearls, and enjoy local meat-centred specialties in the town’s restaurants.

Date 03/03/2024
Location Okinawa
In 07:00
Out 17:30

Enjoy the scenic countryside, WWII memorials, magnificent limestone caves and a reconstructed Ryukyu village where the island’s heritage and crafts are on display. Take home exquisite Bingata fabric, handmade paper, colourful tsuboya-yaki pottery and other craft items. You’ll also find foods to suit any palate, but traditional Okinawan cuisine blends influences from Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines.

Date 04/03/2024
Location Oshima Island (Naze), Japan
In 07:00
Out 15:00
Date 05/03/2024
Location Kochi (Cochin), India
In 12:00
Out 20:00

This cosmopolitan, Portuguese-founded city is an unlikely blend of lovely colonial architecture, Dutch-style palaces, ancient mosques, a 400-year-old synagogue, giant Chinese fishing nets and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Its rural canals are lined with ancient villages, paddy fields, market places and temples. Sample the varied and spicy dishes of Kerala and take home some Indian cotton goods made in traditional fashion.

Date 06/03/2024
Location Himeji Japan
In 10:00
Out 17:30

Himeji is a city in the Kansai region of Japan. It’s known for the sprawling, centuries-old, white Himeji Castle, one of the few original castles from Japan’s feudal period. The top floor of the 6-story main keep offers views over the extensive castle grounds. The Nishi-no-Maru section of the complex contains royal residential quarters. Next to the castle, Kōko-en is a traditional Edo-style garden.

Date 07/03/2024
Location Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
In 07:00
Out

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Date 08/03/2024
Location Kyoto (Osaka), Japan
In
Out 18:00

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Date 09/03/2024
Location Nagoya
In 09:00
Out 17:00

Japan’s fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a centre of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you’ll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city’s symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.

Date 10/03/2024
Location Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
In 07:00
Out 17:00

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

Date 11/03/2024
Location Tokyo
In 07:00
Out

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

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