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Far East in Bloom & Mount Fuji Discovery
Includes a Fully Escorted Tour of Mount Fuji, Tokyo Hotel Stay and Japan Cruise
Mount Fuji & Cherry Blossom Experience
Price from
£2,799pp
Promo code:
ASA7226
Duration
12 nights
Departing
21 Mar 2020

Your Experience:

  • 3 night hotel stay in Tokyo
  • Fully escorted tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
  • Fully escorted boat trip across Lake Ashi
  • High-speed rail journey on the Bullet Train to Tokyo
  • 9 night full-board cruise on board Diamond Princess
  • All transfers
  • All Etihad Airways flights (London departure - regional flights available)
  • ATOL protected

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Tokyo Hotel Stay
  • Day 2 Tokyo Hotel Stay
  • Day 3 Tokyo Hotel Stay
  • Day 4 Yokohama Embark ship
  • Day 5 Toba
  • Day 6 Takamatsu
  • Day 7 Kochi
  • Day 8 Matsuyama
  • Day 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Busan
  • Day 11 At Sea
  • Day 12 Shimizu
  • Day 13 Yokohama Disembark ship
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    Day 1
    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 City

    Day 1

    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.

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    Day 2
    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.
    Mount Fuji

    Day 2

    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.

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    Day 3
    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.
    Cityscape of Tokyo

    Day 3

    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.

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    Day 4
    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.
    Diamond Princess

    Day 4

    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.

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    Day 5
    Toba
    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.
    Natural Pearl

    Day 5

    Toba

    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.

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    Day 6
    Takamatsu
    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.
    Takamatsu Castle

    Day 6

    Takamatsu

    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.

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    Day 7
    Kochi
    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.
    Katsura-hama beach

    Day 7

    Kochi

    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.

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    Day 8
    Matsuyama
    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.
    Ishite-ji Temple

    Day 8

    Matsuyama

    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.

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    Day 9
    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.
    Movies Under the Stars

    Day 9

    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.

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    Day 10
    Busan
    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.
    Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    Day 10

    Busan

    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.

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    Day 11
    At Sea
    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.
    The Sanctuary

    Day 11

    At Sea

    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.

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    Day 12
    Shimizu
    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.
    Mount Fuji

    Day 12

    Shimizu

    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.

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    Day 13
    Yokohama - Disembark Diamond Princess
    You’ll arrive back in Yokohama where you’ll disembark for your flight home.
    Disembark your Ship

    Day 13

    Yokohama - Disembark Diamond Princess

    You’ll arrive back in Yokohama where you’ll disembark for your flight home.

Diamond Princess

One of the real jewels of the fleet, the Diamond Princess glitters with great entertainment and fine dining options making it an ideal choice for your fantastic cruise holiday. Beautifully designed and with all the modern cruise facilities you could possibly want, this is a fabulous ship for passengers that appreciate high quality amenities and first-class service. Families will find plenty of fun activities and there are more than enough peaceful spaces for those looking for a romantic getaway. With a wide range of cabin styles to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect holiday for you on-board this wonderful ship.

Key Facts

Entered service: 01/02/2004

Number of Decks: 13

Passenger Capacity: 2,674

Total Crew: 1,238

Number of Cabins: 1,337

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 5

Great places to visit on board:

Movies Under the Stars

The go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games.

Kai Sushi

Watch as traditional sushi and sashimi is expertly prepared before your eyes in this exquisitely decorated traditional sushi bar.

The Princess Theatre

Be entranced by original Broadway-style productions in this ultramodern theatre.

Prices per person from

City Key

  1. London
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  • Interior
    1. £2,799pp
  • Oceanview
    1. £3,199pp
  • Balcony
    1. £3,999pp
  • Suite
    1. £4,699pp
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