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Japanese Springtime Discovery Cruise

19 days from £6,299 per person

Summary

Breathe in the scent of cherry trees in bloom. Savour local dishes including fresh seafood, the way locals love. Visit areas renowned for their outstanding sake, each one slightly different. This cruise encapsulates all that Japan is - the Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, manga, hot springs and serene gardens. Explore Tokyo on a two-night stay, feel dwarfed by Mount Fuji, and spend a day in South Korea absorbing ancient culture and following beach-lined coastal paths in the city of Busan.

Your holiday includes:

2 excursions and visits

  • Full-day tour of Tokyo, including traditional tea ceremony
  • AzAmazing Evenings® event

Plus:

  • 2 nights in hotel, 15 nights cruise on Azamara Pursuit® and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 48 meals: 17 breakfasts (days 3-19) 15 lunches (days 3 and 5-18) 16 dinners (days 2 and 4-18)

Plus

  • US$300 per stateroom onboard credit
  • Complimentary speciality restaurant dining package of three meals
  • Bottle of sparkling wine per stateroom on arrival
  • Selected spirits, beers, wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffee and teas
  • Gratuities for stateroom attendants, bar and dining/waiting staff
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities where available
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local guide in Tokyo
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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  • UK - In flight - Titan Travel

    Day 1 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Tokyo.

    In Flight


  • Tokyo - Titan travel

    Tokyo

    After arriving in Tokyo, we’ll transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore.

    Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo (4-star)


  • Tokyo - Titan Travel

    Tokyo

    The world’s largest metropolitan area, Tokyo is an unforgettable experience. City highlights are brought to the forefront with our guided tour to Meiji Shrine, the Imperial Palace and Asakusa Kannon Temple. We take a boat along the Sumida River to the imperial Hamarikyu Gardens, and finish with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.


  • Tokyo - Titan Travel

    Day 4 - Tokyo

    After a leisurely start, we transfer to Yokohama Port to embark our cruise ship, Azamara Pursuit®, in time to sail late this afternoon.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • At sea - Titan Travel

    Day 5 - At sea

    Spend the day following Japan’s coastline as we sail north. Maybe indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at the fitness centre, or lounge the day away on the pool deck.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Aomori - Titan Travel

    Day 6 - At sea

    Spend the day following Japan’s coastline as we sail north. Maybe indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at the fitness centre, or lounge the day away on the pool deck.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Akita - Titan Travel

    Day 7 - Akita

    With its prime location on the Sea of Japan, seafood lovers will be in heaven. Walk it off while visiting the Shirakami Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Niigata - Titan Travel

    Day 8 - Niigata

    In Niigata you’ll find ancient traditions and landmarks, a buzzing city centre, and the region’s best rice and sake. Hopefully you’ll catch the cherry blossom in one of its beautiful parks.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Niigata - Titan Travel

    Day 9 - Kanazawa

    Kanazawa means ‘marsh of gold’, and the city produces 98% of Japan’s gold leaf. Discover the 70 temples of the Teramachi area, explore the colourful Omichi Market, sample the local sake, and visit the DT Suzuki Museum, a peaceful homage to the prominent Buddhist philosopher. It’s also worth visiting Kenroku-en, one of Japan’s three ‘perfect gardens’.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Sakaiminato - Titan Travel

    Day 10 - Sakaiminato

    Sakaiminato is the birthplace of Shigeru Mizuki, a master of manga. A memorial museum sheds light on his life and art, while his characters are brought to life in more than 150 statues along Shigeru Mizuki Road.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Busan, South Korea - Titan Travel

    Day 11 - Busan, South Korea

    Ancient culture and modern life come together in South Korea's second-largest city. Sample fresh seafood at Jagalchi Fish Market, and visit the abundance of intricate Buddhist temples.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Kitakyushu, Japan - Titan Travel

    Day 12 - Kitakyushu, Japan

    Foodies will be in their element here - be sure to try popular noodle dishes like tonkatsu ramen and yaki-udon. The art gallery inside the Moji Customs Building is worth visiting, and the Mojiko Retro Observation Room offers great views across Kitakyushu.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • The Inland Sea - Hiroshima - Titan Travel

    Day 13 - The Inland Sea - Hiroshima

    Surrounded by three of Japan's five main islands, the Seto Inland Sea also holds over 3,000 smaller volcanic and granite islands - quite a sight!
    We reach Hiroshima, which has emerged as a thriving and vibrant port since the first atomic blast on August 6, 1945. No visit would be complete without a trip to the Peace Memorial Park. Step further back in time to visit the castle of Hiroshima-Jo, and be sure to try okonomiyaki, the city’s most famous dish.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Takamatsu - Titan Travel

    Day 14 - Takamatsu

    Explore Tamamo-koen Park to discover castle ruins, Japanese-style turrets, and a garden famous for its cherry blossom. You may like to refresh under the thatched-roof of a tea house with a green tea called matcha; or try Sanuki udon - a popular local noodle dish.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Kobe - Titan Travel

    Day 15 - Kobe

    Modern Kobe holds headquarters for many Japanese and international firms. Visit the Kobe Earthquake Memorial Museum to discover the city’s disastrous history; or hop on the bullet train to Kyoto, capital of Japan from the 8-19th centuries. Here, you can explore spectacular temples and shrines, palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors, and narrow lanes lined with wooden buildings.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • At sea

    Day 16 - At sea

    Enjoy spa treatments and international cuisine while sailing to Shimizu.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Shimizu - Titan travel

    Day 17 - Shimizu

    On one side, Mount Fuji overlooks this beautiful port town. On another, more than 30,000 pine trees line the 7km sandy shoreline of Miho-no-Matsubara. It’s no surprise this scenic area has been the subject of paintings and legends throughout Japanese history.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • Tokyo (overnight) - Titan Travel

    Day 18 - Tokyo (overnight)

    Sample the best ramen and sushi restaurants, visit Akihabara Electric Town to discover cutting-edge gadgets and games, and scale 52 floors to the Tokyo City View. For a change of pace, take a serene stroll along the many walking paths at the Meiji Shrine.

    Azamara Pursuit® (5-star)

  • UK - Titan Travel

    Day 19 Tokyo - UK

    We disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. On arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Please note: A tour manager isn’t included on the cruise. Your ship’s expert crew will be available instead.

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Japanese Springtime Discovery Cruise

19 days from £6,299 per person