11N Circle Japan w/ Nebuta & Summer Festivals

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan, At Sea, Akita, Japan, Aomori, Japan, Sakaiminato, Japan, Busan, South Korea, Kanmon Straits, Japan (Scenic Cruising), Kochi, Japan, Tokushima, Japan, Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

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Join the extravagant festivals and celebrations when you sail in summer and stay longer in select ports. Oversized floats festooned with famed characters light up the Aomori Nebuta Festivals. The floating Kumano Fireworks Festival is one of the largest fireworks displays in Japan, culminating in a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds and colours.
 

Cruise Ship

Diamond Princess

Departure Dates

2019
Aug
4

From

S$1,618

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  • Prices are in Singapore dollars on twin sharing basis. Prices exclude associated taxes and gratuities. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Other terms and conditions apply.

Day 1 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Yokohama and Edo began life as sleepy fishing villages. That changed in the early 17th century after Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun. Edo became the centre of political power in Japan, a position the city retained even after the restoration of Imperial rule in 1866. Contemporary Tokyo may be the most astonishing city on earth. It's a paradoxical mix of ancient tradition and postmodern culture. The Ginza - an international shopping mecca - stands near the serene grounds of the Imperial Palace, and the hyper-speed of 21st century consumerism is mysteriously reconciled with the elegance and serenity of traditional culture. Tokyo provides the traveller with a dizzying experience.

Arrival Time
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Departure Time
5:00 PM

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy cruise at Sea.

Arrival Time
-
Departure Time
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Day 3 - Akita, Japan

There is a celebratory air in Akita, where year-round festivals and street parades are colourfully integrated into daily life. A key city in the Tohoku region since medieval times, Akita was once a castle town of the Satake clan, but today is a vibrant, prosperous city that seamlessly honours its past but embraces its young energetic spirit. Noted for its burgeoning art community, there are several fine museums to explore including The Hirano Masakichi Art Museum housing a collection of work by Western and Japanese artists, the Akita City Folklore Museum and the Kakunodate Samurai District, a living museum that showcases the samurai way of life. In the neighbouring Oga Peninsula, the region's most famous icon, the terrifying Namahage, has it's won cultural centre and festival ritual performed in his name. Surrounding the city, fertile farmland and rice fields produce some of the best sake in the country and nature lovers won't know which way to turn ? to the west is the picturesque Sea of Japan and to the north, south and east, majestic mountain ranges including the UNESCO World Heritage sight of Shirakami-Sanchi proudly stand. A trip to the revolving observation center Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory solves the dilemma.

Arrival Time
7:00 AM
Departure Time
11:00 PM

Day 4 - Aomori, Japan

The capital of the Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, Aomori derives much of its beauty from the apple orchards and cherry blossoms that encompass its landscape and the snow-covered Hakkoda Mountains that look on from a distance. Throughout its history, the city has been stricken with misfortune time and time again - in 1910, a fire destroyed Aomori, and during World War II, the city was left in ruins following an air raid - yet it always prevails. Aomori is perhaps best known for its renowned Nebuta Festival, an elaborate yearly event in which participants illuminate giant paper representations of samurai warriors, animals, and popular cartoon characters while parading them through the streets.

Arrival Time
10:00 AM
Departure Time
11:00 PM

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy cruise at Sea.

Arrival Time
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Departure Time
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Day 6 - Sakaiminato, Japan

Wedged between sea, sky and mountains, this small fishing port has been esteemed for centuries for its superb seafood. Here, the Sea of Japan yields up both crab and hon-maguro, the prized Bluefin tuna esteemed by gourmets around the world. Sakaiminato is also your gateway to a very ancient region of Honshu. West of the city lies Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Shinto. This area is dotted with burial mounds from Japan's Bronze Age. The town of Matsue boasts the celebrated "Black Castle," a six-story, black-walled castle that home to a clan of the mighty Tokugawa dynasty that ruled Japan for over 250 years. And to the east rises the great snow-capped summit of Mt. Daisen, considered one of the four most scenic mountains in all Japan.

Arrival Time
6:00 AM
Departure Time
6:00 AM

Day 7 - Busan, South Korea

The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples. The city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. In short, Busan is a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures. Busan was the scene of bitter fighting during the Korean War. The United Nations Memorial Cemetery marks the final resting place for the troops from 16 nations who gave their lives during the conflict.

Arrival Time
7:00 AM
Departure Time
6:00 PM

Day 8 - Kanmon Straits, Japan (Scenic Cruising)

The Kanmon Straits Summer Fireworks Festival is held in August every year.

Arrival Time
5:00 AM
Departure Time
7:00 PM

Day 9 - Kochi, Japan

Kochi sits on the broad alluvial plain facing Urado Bay. This city in Shikoku takes its name from the great feudal castle that sits at its very heart. Completed in 1611, Kochi Castle was the seat of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, a noted warrior who supported Tokugawa Ieyasu in his successful quest to become Shogun. Tosa Province and Kochi Castle were Yamauchi's reward for faithful service. There is an historical irony here: 250 years later, a Kochi native son - a former low-ranked samurai and now ronin named Sakamoto Ryoma - played a pivotal role in bringing the Tokugawa Shogunate to an end and restoring the Emperor of Japan to political prominence. The prize once awarded for faithful service had become a hotbed of support for the Meiji Restoration. Kochi is one of the wettest places in Japan - and a frequent target for cyclonic storms or typhoons. Southeast of the city, warm oceans currents washing against the Aki Mountains create a subtropical landscape of hibiscus, palm and ficus at Muroto-Anan Quasi-National Park.

Arrival Time
7:00 AM
Departure Time
11:59 PM

Day 10 - Tokushima, Japan

There is a celebratory air in Akita, where year round festivals and street parades are colorfully integrated into daily life. A key city in the Tohoku region since medieval times, Akita was once a castle town of the Satake clan, but today is a vibrant, prosperous city that seamlessly honors its past but embraces its young energetic spirit. Noted for its burgeoning art community, there are several fine museums to explore including The Hirano Masakichi Art Musuem housing a collection of work by Western and Japanese artists, the Akita City Folklore Museum and the Kakunodate Samurai District, a living museum that showcases the samurai way of life. In the neighboring Oga Peninsula, the region's most famous icon, the terrifying Namahage, has it's won cultural center and festival ritual performed in his name. Surrounding the city, fertile farmland and rice fields produce some of the best sake in the country and nature lovers won't know which way to turn ? to the west is the picturesque Sea of Japan and to the north, south and east, majestic mountain ranges including the UNESCO World Heritage sight of Shirakami-Sanchi proudly stand. A trip to the revolving observation center Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory solves the dilemma.

Arrival Time
7:00 AM
Departure Time
11:59 PM

Day 11 - At Sea

Enjoy cruise at Sea.

Arrival Time
-
Departure Time
-

Day 12 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Disembarkation.

Arrival Time
6:00 AM
Departure Time
-
Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice.