Tokyo - Hotel Stay
From the latest trends and technology, to pop culture icons and solemn shrines, Tokyo is a passionate city that seamlessly blends past and present. You’ll be visiting at the time when Japan turns a beautiful shade of pink as the iconic cherry blossom blooms. Not only is the cherry blossom a truly beautiful sight to behold, it is deeply symbolic of Japan’s cultural and philosophical beliefs.
Yokohama - Embark Queen Elizabeth
Embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all passengers who sail with her. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.
Your day on board the Queen Elizabeth can be active and lively, or as calming and chilled as you like; there’s something on board to suit your every mood from swimming in the pool to relaxing in The Royal Spa; joining in with Book Club to browsing the Royal Arcade.
Hiroshima is a thriving, bustling city surrounded by natural beauty. The Chugoku Mountains surrounds the city with rivers, valleys, plains and basins landscaping the area; whilst The Peace Memorial Park and Museum recall the city's tragic past. Miyajima Island, a short ferry ride away, offers one of the country's most alluring and oldest Buddhist and Shinto shrines.
Queen Elizabeth offers an array of elegant bars and lounges to suit every mood – during the day, sip coffee and nibble on croissants in Café Carinthia; enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar; toast friends in the Champagne Bar; and dance the night away in the Yacht Club.
Also known as Island of the Gods, Cheju is a volcanic island with stunning landscapes full of sandy beaches, towering waterfalls, spectacular lava formations and warm blue water. Explore underground caves, climb the sunrise peak, or relax on the golden beaches. The capital city has a busy market and lively bars and restaurants.
Nagasaki is a beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. Nagasaki has one of Japan’s most complex histories due to the influences of the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese; all of which can be seen around this vibrant, bustling city.
Located on the island of Kyushu in Japan, Miyazaki city offers scenic views of both the ocean and the towering mountains surrounding it. Visit the megalithic tombs at Saitobaru to discover the rich ancient history of the island or explore Manai Falls, a beautiful spot in the deep mountains of Miyazaki prefecture.
This small and friendly city has a laid back atmosphere and plenty of attractions for visitors. The Chikurenji Temple on the mountain of Godaisan is an important stop for those on the Skikoku Pilgrimage. Visit the original hilltop castle for panoramic views, see how Japanese handmade paper is made or sample sake is one of the city’s traditional breweries.
Indulge in the sumptuous spa, experience Cunard’s luxurious and refined service at afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, catch a show in the Royal Court Theatre or dance the night away in the magnificent surroundings of the Queens Ballroom – it’s all up to you.
Yokohoma - Disembark Queen Elizabeth and Hotel Stay
Today, you’ll arrive in Yokohama, where you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth and be transferred to Tokyo for a two night hotel stay to discover Japan’s fascinating city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine and the Imperial Palace, home to Japanese royalty and take your pick of shopping, dining and entertainment options in the district of Ginza.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour
During your Tokyo stay you’ll enjoy a fully escorted tour to the stunning Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. You’ll also ride the Hakone Sky gondola, with a chance to explore the active hot springs. At Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still, peaceful water, enjoying the natural beauty of the Crater Lake before the high-speed Bullet Train whisks you back to Tokyo.
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