6 Night – Best Of Japan
Itinerary: Shanghai (Baoshan), China | Kochi, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Fukuoka , Japan | Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Departure Port: Shanghai
Ship: Quantum of the Seas
Departure Dates: 2017 09/12
Shanghai (Baoshan), China
Take in the breath-taking views of the Shanghai skyline from the Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Walk the famous Bund, a waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Treat yourself to silks, fashion, ceramics and antiques in Shanghai’s vibrant markets, souvenir stalls and designer shops or enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River. See acrobatics or Chinese Opera for a thrilling taste of the Orient.
Visit Hirome Market, with its food stalls and shops, for a true taste of Japan. Try the local speciality, katsuo no tataki, marinated tuna fish with garlic and onions. Indulge in a relaxing hot spring treatment or discover the Chikurinji temple on Godaisan Mountain, with a beautiful pagoda and Buddhist statues. At Kochi Castle, explore the treasures of the Edo period or see the fascinating Yamauchi Samurai Residences.
Watch colourful carp swimming through the canals of Shimabara city or see how you look in Ninja and Samurai armour at Shimabara Castle. In Nagasaki, reflect on world history and peace at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum or take a boat trip to uninhabited Hashima Island, inspiration for the ghost island in the Bond movie Skyfall. At the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture you can have a go at traditional Japanese crafts.
Fukuoka , Japan
Try tonkotsu ramen, a Japanese noodle soup sold at street stalls in Fukuoka, on Japan’s Kyushu Island. Explore the city’s ancient temples, beaches and modern shopping malls, or visit the impressive Fukuoka Art Museum in Ohori Park, with works by Miro, Chagall, Warhol and Asian artists. Maizuru Park contains ruins of the 17th-century Fukuoka Castle and has stunning displays of wisteria and cherry blossom in spring.
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