14-night Japan Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Muse
Destination:
Osaka/Kyoto (Kobe)
Departure Date:
3/29/2023
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1404877
from
$8350


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
3/29/2023
3/29/2023 11:00:00 PM

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

At Sea
3/30/2023
3/30/2023

No information currently available.

Kagoshima
3/31/2023 8:00:00 AM
3/31/2023 6:00:00 PM

Kagoshima, a seaport on Kyushu Island, Japan, is sheltered within Kagoshima Bay and is the commercial and cultural center of southern Kyushu. Products manufactured here include a famous type of earthenware known as Satsumaware. Sights of interest include the Iso Garden and the local Theatre.

Nagasaki
Suggested Private Excursion
4/1/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/1/2023 6:00:00 PM

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Suggested Private Excursions

NAGASAKI - Essential Nagasaki - 8 hours

Pusan (Busan)
4/2/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/2/2023 11:00:00 PM

Korea's "museum without walls" is akin only to China in its depth and cultural wonder. From Pusan, you can journey to the ancient Silla capital of Kyongju, a dynasty which reigned in Korea for almost a thousand years. Today this small provincial town is virtually a museum without walls, dotted with many splendid ruins. Nearby, the forested mountains and valleys shelter hundreds of beautiful Buddhist shrines including the renowned Sokkuram Grotto, and Tongdosa and Pulguksa Temples. Pusan is also a shopper's mecca and Korea's vital southern link to Japanese and American trade.

At Sea
4/3/2023
4/3/2023

No information currently available.

Kanazawa
4/4/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/4/2023 7:00:00 PM

Kanazawa's importance grew in the 15th century, when the powerful and militant Ikko sect established its new headquarters there after being chased out of Kyoto by the monks of Mt.Hiei.

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa was the seat of the Maeda clan, the second most powerful clan after the Tokugawa in terms of rice production and fief size. Accordingly, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo).

In World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan's second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as samurai, temple and pleasure districts, have survived in pretty good condition.

Kanazawa is capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, a prefecture along the Sea of Japan.

Niigata
4/5/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/5/2023 11:00:00 PM

Niigata has a long history as a port and is distinguished for being the site of one of only five international ports opened in 1868 when Japan resumed contact with other countries after nearly 250 years of self-imposed isolation. Since that time, Niigata has developed into one of Japan's most important modern international ports.

Geographically, the city is distinctive in that it is surrounded by water. The Shinano and Agano, two of the largest rivers in Japan, run through the heart of Niigata before emptying into the Japan Sea. In addition, until relatively recently, the city was crisscrossed by a series of canals used to transport goods. Although the canals have been filled in to make the construction of modern roadways possible, the willows that lined these canals still remain today and now serve to lend a gentle air to the bustling downtown area.

Although Niigata has grown into an important regional center of activity, the city has pursued a plan of careful development in order to preserve its traditional culture, natural environment, and distinctive local character. When Niigata is mentioned, many people often think immediately of the area's delicious rice and sake or the city's beautiful sunsets, but the residents of Niigata themselves take pride, rather, in the spirit of hospitality and community that so distinguishes the city.
Following this tradition, the city's long held goal has been to create a society where every citizen is valued and allowed to shine. Numerous cultural and civic facilities support the activities of local groups and organizations. In addition, Niigata's conscientious system of social welfare seeks to preserve the dignity as well as the well-being of all of the city's residents. The city is constantly trying to tackle society's problems in progressive, innovative and caring ways.

Sakata
4/6/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/6/2023 6:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Aomori
4/7/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/7/2023 11:00:00 PM

A city for all seasons, Aomori attracts visitors from afar for its beauty and events. In the spring, Hirosaki Castle Park is one of Japan’s most famous sites for viewing the cherry blossoms. The Nebuta Festival is held in the summer time and is one of the largest and most colorful summer events in Japan. Lake Towada is famous for the changing of her leaves in the autumn, and the winter months bring glorious snow for skiing, skating and snowboarding. Aomori is also home to the largest outdoor Buddha’s in Japan – weighing over 220 tons.

Hakodate
4/8/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/8/2023 6:00:00 PM

The fan shaped city Hakodate was once an island but now straddles a sandbar linking it to the mainland. Sites worth visiting include Mount Hakodate (cable car), the Old Public Hall, the Russian Orthodox Church and Goryokaku Fort. Nearby is the Onuma Quasi-National Park and Mount Komagatake.

At Sea
4/9/2023
4/9/2023

No information currently available.

Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
4/10/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/10/2023 11:59:00 PM

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

At Sea
4/11/2023
4/11/2023

No information currently available.

Kyoto (Kobe)
4/12/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/12/2023

Kobe, located in Japan, is capital of Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern Honshu Island, on Osaka Bay, near the city of Osaka. Since the 1890s several adjoining cities, including Hyogo, have been absorbed by Kobe. Behind the narrow coastal site of the city are mountains on which suburban residences and hotels have been built. Many Christian churches, Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, two famous statues of Buddha, a fine arts museum, and a municipal museum with a collection on Western cultural contact are in Kobe. From here you can also visit Kyoto, Nara and Sorakuen Garden.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
3/29/2023
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Shore Excursions in every port
  • Transfers (between airport and ship)
  • Spacious suites- over 90% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Personalized service - nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including select wines, premium spirits and more
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities
Remarks:

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Offer ID:
1404877

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Company Info

Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091