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Gyeongbokgung Palace with cherry blossom in spring, Korea

Temples, Towers and Castles

15-day cruise from £9,085 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour

Summary

Highlights

  • Visit The S-Pulse Dream Plaza to tour the Shimizu Sushi Museum
  • Discover Kochi, with its beautiful and abundant natural landscapes, from an expansive coastline to the clear Shimanto River and the deep green forests that surround it
  • In Hiroshima, visit The Peace Memorial Park, a world heritage site, and museums resplendent with renaissance art and more
  • Indulge in all-inclusive luxury on board with free flowing champagne

In Brief

  • 1 Night Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • 1 Night Shimizu
  • 2 Nights Osaka
  • 1 Night Kōchi Prefecture
  • 1 Night Hiroshima Prefecture
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Jeju-do
  • 1 Night Seoul
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Nagasaki
  • 1 Night Kagoshima Prefecture
  • 1 Night Miyazaki Prefecture
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Yokohama

About

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Ocean cruise

Discover the best of Japan and South Korea on this all-inclusive luxury cruise on Seven Seas Explorer with up to 43 shore excursions included. Add on a FREE 3-night "Sunrise over Tokyo" land tour before or after your cruise.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and, with a population of 3.6 million, is Japan's largest city after Tokyo. It is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets via Kawasaki. A major industrial zone known as the Keihin Industrial Area stretches along the reclaimed coastline to the north of the central area towards Kawasaki and Tokyo beyond.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: D

Day 2
Shimizu

On a clear day, you can see magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively Port of Shimizu. Visit The S-Pulse Dream Plaza to tour the Shimizu Sushi Museum with informative displays and models that show the history and variations of Japan’s most famous fare. Stroll through the Kashi-no-Ichi Market, where some of the port's fresh seafood is sold and be sure to enjoy a delicious cup of tea.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Days 3-4
Osaka

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and the central metropolis of the Kansai region. Osaka dates back to the Asuka and Nara period. Under the name Naniwa, it was the capital of Japan from 683 to 745, long before the upstarts at Kyoto took over. Even after the capital was moved elsewhere, Osaka continued to play an important role as a hub for land, sea and river-canal transportation. In a nation of obsessive gourmands Osaka is known as an excellent place to eat.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Kōchi

Kochi boasts beautiful and abundant natural landscapes, from an expansive coastline running with the Kuroshio Current to the clear Shimanto River and the deep green forests that surround it. Located in the south of Shikoku, Kochi is ringed by rugged mountains to the north, and its arc-like southern coastline traces the outline of Tosa Bay. To the east is Cape Muroto, and to the west, Cape Ashizuri, with gently undulating sandy beaches stretching between these two extreme points. The prefecture also boasts the mystical limestone caves of Ryu-ga-do, and the beautiful sands and green pines of Katsura-hama Beach.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Hiroshima

Cities have destinies to fulfill too—Hiroshima is the largest city located on the Honshu Island in Japan. Its modern, industrialized demeanor has a military past since ancient times and the unforgettable atomic bombing in recent times. Tiding over its turbulent history to now being known as the “City of Peace,” Hiroshima has a lot to offer: visit The Peace Memorial Park, a world heritage site, museums resplendent with renaissance art and more.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 7
At Sea

Day 8
Jeju-do, South Korea

Jeju Island is often called the "Island of the Gods,” for its breathtaking landscape. UNESCO deemed the island’s dormant volcano Hallasan as a Biosphere Reserve because of the abundance and diversity of plant and animal species. Enjoy delicious fare, such as fresh fish, squid, octopus and sea cucumber, as well as its famous Shitake mushrooms and honey, which has a distinct taste.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Seoul, South Korea

Inchon, located on the west coast of South Korea, is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the city. During the Korean War, Inchon was the site of the Battle of Inchon, when United States troops landed to relieve pressure on the Pusan Perimeter and to launch a United Nations offensive northward. The city was also the site of a Japanese POW camp during World War II.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 10
At Sea

Day 11
Nagasaki

Nagasaki is the capital and largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. It was a center of European influence in feudal Japan from first contact through the isolationist era until the opening of Japan and the modernization of Japan during the Meiji Restoration. It became a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. The city became the second city in the world to be bombed by a nuclear weapon, following Hiroshima.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Kagoshima

Kagoshima is Japan’s southernmost major city, and is nicknamed the “Naples of the Eastern World,” based on its caldera bay location, hot climate, and volcano. The majestic view of Mt Sakurajima, one of the world's most active volcanoes, dominates the city's landscape, towering over the beautiful Kinko Bay. The city abounds in historic sightseeing spots such as the memorial site of St. Francisco Xavier, who landed in Kagoshima and first introduced Christianity to Japan.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Miyazaki

Miyazaki offers a wealth of cultural, geological and culinary discoveries. It’s tropical climate and picturesque landscape sets the tone for an unforgettable visit. Take in the coastal vistas in Hyuga and unwind on the serene island setting of Aoshima. Explore awe-inspiring caves and shrines at Udo-jingu, be sure to take the lush forest paths to the smaller, less-frequented shrines. Tour lively 'Little Kyoto' at Obi Castle Town, and most importantly, your time in Miyazaki will not be complete without sampling its famous jitokko grilled chicken or chicken nanban dishes.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Meals: B L D

Day 14
At Sea

Day 15
Tokyo (Yokohama)

Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and, with a population of 3.6 million, is Japan's largest city after Tokyo. It is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets via Kawasaki. A major industrial zone known as the Keihin Industrial Area stretches along the reclaimed coastline to the north of the central area towards Kawasaki and Tokyo beyond.

Debark and take your included flight to the UK, arriving the following day.

Meals: B

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Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

15-day cruise on board Seven Seas Explorer (Regent Seven Seas) from £9,085 incl. flights

Departure: 6 April 2021

Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1): £9,085

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour

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