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.
Enjoy the ocean views across Toba Bay in this seaside town renowned for its aquarium where you can see dugongs and rare giant isopods. However Toba’s main claim to fame is as the birthplace of the cultured pearl industry and at Mikimoto Pearl Island you can see women pearl divers (ama) in action and an exquisite collection of pearl jewellery including elaborate crowns and necklaces.
The prefectural capital of Kagawa, Takamatsu has the energy of a large city with a small town feel. It has some interesting temples and restaurants where you can try the regional speciality Sanuki udon. As the gateway to Shikoku Island for those travelling from the main island of Honshu, it has excellent transport links to other attractions, including ferry links to the islands of the Inland Sea.
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.
Here you can explore traditional Japanese culture with a visit to the stone public baths of Dogo Onsen, one of Japan’s oldest resorts built in the Meiju Period on the site of ancient hot springs. Matsuyama also boasts a stunning original hilltop castle offering unique views of the city and you may spot pilgrims dressed in white around the temple of Ishiteji, an important stopping point on the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
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.
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.
Shimizu Park is one of Japan’s Top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites where Someiyoshino, weeping and Kanhi cherry trees blossom beautifully. On a clear day, you can see Mount Fuji from this pretty port rich in natural beauty and cultural gems. A few of the main attractions include Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, designated a National Treasure by the Japanese government, Sunpu Castle and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, where ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu, who ushered in the Edo period, held his coming-of-age ceremony.
Yokohama - Disembark Diamond Princess
You’ll arrive back in Yokohama where you’ll disembark for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*