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.
Tokyo - Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi tour
During your Tokyo stay, you’ll enjoy a tour of the sacred Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. You’ll admire the symmetrical beauty of its near perfect volcanic cone surrounded by pink cherry blossom and take in stunning panoramic views from halfway up the mountain. You’ll also take a sky ride on the Hakone gondola and a boat trip across the serene Lake Ashi, before the bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.
Tokyo - Hotel Stay
Zip between locations thanks to the city’s sophisticated transport network. Fast-moving Akihabara showcases the best of Japanese technology but when the hustle and bustle gets too much, you can escape to one of Tokyo’s many parks or have green tea in an elegant tea house. In the evening, head to the Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Illuminations where over 800 cherry trees are lit up along the river lined with red lanterns and festive food stalls.
Yokohama - Embark Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in the state-of-the-art theatre. And for a unique treat visit the Izumi Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.
There is plenty on offer that will help you get the most out of every day at sea. Take time to wander through the magnificent art deco-inspired Grand Plaza atrium browse the smart boutiques. Later, grab a blanket and relax with some popcorn for Movies Under the Stars or chat over cocktails with friends in one of the bars and lounges.
Surrounded by mountains on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan has something for all tastes whether you want to enjoy its beaches, hot springs or fantastic fresh seafood. Busan’s laid-back atmosphere and international flair make it a relaxing getaway.
From this natural port city, you can visit the Oki Islands, a small cluster of largely uninhabited islands with an abundance of natural beauty, with ancient Japanese cedar trees, majestic cliffs and tranquil beaches. For fans of Japanese anime, the Mizuki Shigeru Museum is a must-visit that celebrates the life and work of one of Japan's best-loved cartoonists.
This largest city in the Wakasa region of Japan is the gateway to cultural tradition and natural beauty. Visit one of the most picturesque pine forests in the country at Kehi-no-Matsubara, where white-sand beaches fringe the fragrant green boughs of the magnificent pines. There are a number of important, brightly painted shrines in this area, including the Kehi-jingu Shrine and the large vermillion, wooden torii gate as well as popular museums, including the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.
This compact city has one of the country’s top three landscaped gardens at its heart, the Kenroku-en Garden. Widely considered to be the most beautiful Japanese garden, this peaceful space reveals perfect vistas and traditional teahouses as you wander through it. Kawazawa also boasts an impressive contemporary art museum as well as traditional temples and geisha districts.
The capital of Niigata prefecture, Niigata city is famous for its rice, sake, seafood and tulips. There are a number of attractions to see here including the traditional Hon-cho market and Shibata Castle. Hakusan Park & Shrine is a beautiful place for cherry-blossom viewing in spring and there are a number of festivals all year round celebrating the unique culture, nature and cuisine of the area.
This city in the fertile Shonai Plain thrived as an important trading port in the Edo Period. It attracted merchants and nobles looking to grow their wealth and influence and as a result, Sakata has a number of grand buildings and museums. Places to visit include Somaro, a restaurant where you enjoy a performance by the resident maiko (geisha in training) and the Honma Museum of Art, located in the former home of a noble family.
Today you can enjoy the facilities on board from rejuvenating spa treatments and the tranquillity of a top-deck retreat reserved just for adults to original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs to dance the night away.
Yokohama - Disembark Diamond Princess
You’ll arrive back in Yokohama where you’ll disembark for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*