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Japanese Explorer

15-day tailor-made stay and cruise


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In Brief

  • 1 Night Depart UK
  • 2 Nights Tokyo
  • 1 Night Yokohama (Tokyo)
  • 1 Night Shimizu
  • 1 Night Osaka
  • 1 Night Kobe
  • 1 Night Kochi
  • 1 Night Kagoshima
  • 1 Night Busan
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Aomori
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Yokohama (Tokyo)


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Ocean cruise

Explore the coast of Japan on this Japanese explorer cruise on board the 5-star Millennium cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Tokyo

Your trip will start with included VIP airport lounge access to begin your holiday in style before an overnight flight, arriving on day two

Day 2

On arrival at Narita Airport, you will be met by a private driver to bring you to your city centre hotel in Shinjukufor a two night stay on a B&B basis.

Home to the world’s busiest train station, giant government towers and a full range of neon bars, restaurants and karaoke joints, this is the Japanese capital at its lively best. Don’t forget to look behind its skyscrapers into Golden Gai where you’ll find brashness replaced by a rabbit warren of intimate sushi counters and tiny bars.

Stay: Hilton Shinjuku, Tokyo, Honshu (Superior)

Day 3

Today you’ll make use of your preloaded IC transport card to explore Tokyo on a tailor-made private guide service.

Japan has a public transport system unrivalled anywhere in the world for efficiency, cleanliness and coverage. The daily number of journeys on the Tokyo subway alone is in excess of 8 million yet despite its huge scope and vast number of lines navigating the system is really rather easy. As always the Japanese are pushing the boundaries with their transport technology and now there is a convenient tap-in, tap-out 'IC Card' that covers not just Tokyo's public transport but the entire country. Simply the most convenient and developed public transport system you will find anywhere.

Today you will have the services of a local professional guide for a private tour of Tokyo. Our guides speak excellent English and have a wealth of knowledge to share. With the guide’s expert help, you'll get to grips with Japanese culture and history while gaining a useful orientation of the city.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 9:00 AM (or any time you choose). Together you'll travel around the city by public transport as the Tokyoites do, using your included IC card. Please note you will need to pay for lunch and any entrance fees on the day. Your day of guiding will finish at 5:00 PM with the guide either dropping you back at your hotel or anywhere else in the city you wish to spend the evening.

Stay: Hilton Shinjuku, Tokyo, Honshu (Superior)

Day 4
Tokyo - Yokohama

Tokyo may be among the largest cities in the world, but it still maintains its charm. In the towns and villages you'll get a glimpse into Japan's rich culture.

Check out of your hotel and take your private transfer to Yokohama port to embark the ship.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: D

Day 5
Mt Fuji (Shimizu)

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When capped with snow, it’s a picture-perfect volcanic cone.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 6

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Kobe, Japan

At 354ft, Kobe Port Tower is an iconic landmark offering heart-stopping views from its upper deck. If heights are not your thing, sample the local speciality – teppanyaki-grilled kobe beef.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Kochi, Japan

Kochi can be found on the south coast of Shikoku. Be sure to visit the Kochi Castle and the mountain Godaisan from which you'll see fantastic views of the city.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Kagoshima, Japan

The city of Kagoshima is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Busan, South Korea

Get the big picture of the world’s fifth largest port atop the 387ft Busan Tower, or head for the shores of Gwangalli Beach for vistas of the iconic Gwangan Bridge.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At Sea

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Aomori, Japan

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu. The triangular Aspam Tourism Centre has an observation deck that offers spectacular views of the harbour and city.

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Day 13
At Sea

Stay: Celebrity Millennium

Meals: B L D

Days 14-15
Yokohama (Tokyo) to UK

Debark on day 14 and take your included private transfer to Narita Airport for your lunchtime flight to the UK, arriving the same day.


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