13 NIGHT – JAPANESE EXPLORER
Itinerary: Tokyo (Yokohama) | Mt Fuji (Shimizu) | Kobe | Kochi | Hiroshima | Busan | Hakodate | Aomori | Tokyo (Yokohama)
Departure Port: Tokyo
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Departs: September 30, 2018
Tokyo may be among the largest cities in the world, but it still maintains its charm. In the towns and villages you’ll get a glimpse into Japan’s rich culture.
Mt Fuji, Shimizu
On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When capped with snow, it’s a picture-perfect volcanic cone.
At 354ft, Kobe Port Tower is an iconic landmark offering heart-stopping views from its upper deck. If heights are not your thing, sample the local speciality – teppanyaki-grilled kobe beef.
Kochi can be found on the south coast of Shikoku. Be sure to visit the Kochi Castle and the mountain Godaisan from which you’ll see fantastic views of the city.
Hiroshima dates back to 1589. The Peace Memorial Park serves to commemorate its tragic past, but Hiroshima has once more become a lively, bustling and promising place.
Get the big picture of the world’s fifth largest port atop the 387ft Busan Tower, or head for the shores of Gwangalli Beach for vistas of the iconic Gwangan Bridge.
Hakodate occupies a long strip of land, providing a southern route to Hokkaido. One of the first port cities to accept international trade, Hakodate has a rich history.
Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island of Honshu. The triangular Aspam Tourism Centre has an observation deck that offers spectacular views of the harbour and city.
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