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Japan: Osaka & Busan Cruise

  • Departure DateThu 27th Oct 2022
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Sun
  • 12 Night Cruise From Tokyo
  • Cruise Only From £1,389 pp

Itinerary

  • Tokyo
  • Hakodate
  • Sapporo (Muroran/Hokkaido)
  • Kanazawa
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Nagasaki
  • Kagoshima
  • Osaka
  • Shimizu
  • Tokyo

Highlights

    • Tokyo: Go to Shimokitazawa, Tokyo's coolest neighbourhood with interesting shops, trendy bars and cafes.
    • Busan: Climb the 387ft Busan Tower or head to Gwangalli Beach for views of the iconic Gwangan Bridge.
    • Nagasaki: Take a cable car up Mount Inasa, 1,093 feet above sea level for far-reaching views of the city. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£1,389
£1,609
£2,379

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.

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Day 1 - Tokyo

Arrive: Thu 27 October 2022 / Depart: Thu 27 October 2022 at 18:00

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan's largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Hakodate

Arrive: Sat 29 October 2022 / Depart: Sat 29 October 2022

The best view of Hakodate is seen from high atop its namesake mountain. Ride the gondola to the observation deck and gaze down at the spectacular vista below. Immerse yourself in history within the star-shaped walls of Fort Goryokaku and explore the site of famous battles that transformed Japan. Work up an appetite strolling along the city's sloping streets and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood rice bowl (kaisen-don) from the Hakodate Morning Market.

Day 4 - Sapporo (Muroran/Hokkaido)

Arrive: Sun 30 October 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 30 October 2022 at 18:00

Considering its population was just seven in 1857, Sapporo is one of Japan's youngest major cities. Hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics gave the city a lot visibility. Catch a chair lift to the top of a ski jump to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below. Or, head to the Historic Village of Hokkaido just outside the city to tour around 60 buildings dating from 1868 to 1926, which are set up as a typical town as well as fishing, farming and mountain villages. Alternatively, pay a visit to Noboribetsu to pamper yourself in healing, mineral-rich hot springs.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Kanazawa

Arrive: Tue 01 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 01 November 2022 at 18:00

Head to Kanazawa and the Ishikawa Prefecture and you step back in time to the Edo Period (1603 to 1886), the height of samurai culture. Thankfully, Kanazawa was the second-largest city (after Kyoto) to make it through World War II intact. As a result, parts of the old castle town, including the Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition. Keep your camera ready to capture the rows of teahouses in the historic Geisha district. Kanazawa also boasts attractive temples, a wide variety of museums and a lively market dating back to 1721. About an hour away is Kaga Onsen, healing hot springs that are well worth a day trip.

Day 7 - Busan, South Korea

Arrive: Wed 02 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 02 November 2022 at 18:00

Busan - South Korea's second largest city - is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan's visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan's natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.

Day 8 - Nagasaki

Arrive: Thu 03 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 03 November 2022 at 18:00

Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn't be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that's waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki's scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbour tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.

Day 9 - Kagoshima

Arrive: Fri 04 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 04 November 2022 at 18:00

Visit the exquisite Iso-Teien Garden and its villa, built in 1660, and enjoy gorgeous views before a short ferry ride to smoking Sakurajima for a close-up view of the volcano and its lava fields. Or journey into the countryside to Chiran and its well-preserved streets lined with samurai homes. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Lake Ikeda and the stunning vistas of the Satsuma Peninsula. Local Satsuma dolls, unique cards printed with ink made from volcanic ash, and unusual wooden toys make interesting souvenirs. And be sure to try some miso soup, sashimi or ramen, the area's famous noodles.

Day 10 - Osaka

Arrive: Sat 05 November 2022 at 08:00

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Day 11 - Osaka

Depart: Sun 06 November 2022

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

Day 12 - Shimizu

Arrive: Mon 07 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 07 November 2022

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan's first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.

Day 13 - Tokyo

Arrive: Tue 08 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 08 November 2022

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan's largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

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Ship Cabins

Family Inside

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for the whole family to cruise. With room for up to five, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep up to three more.

Inside

Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Sail Away Inside - Guarantee

A Sail Away Inside stateroom guarantees an Inside stateroom or better! Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned between time of booking up to one day prior to embarkation.

Family Oceanview

Perfect for the whole family, these staterooms accommodate up to five guests. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a picture window to enjoy the great views.

Obstructed Oceanview

These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and feature a porthole with an obstructed view, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more.

Oceanview with Large Porthole

Up to three guests will enjoy these Oceanview Staterooms that feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some include additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area and large porthole that offers a great view.

Oceanview with Picture Window

These Oceanview Staterooms can accommodate up to four guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa in some staterooms to accommodate two more. You'll also have a sitting area and big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.

Sail Away Oceanview - Guarantee

A Sail Away Oceanview stateroom guarantees an Oceanview stateroom or better! Please note that the view may be fully obstructed, partially obstructed, porthole or picture window. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Aft-Facing Balcony

With room for up to three guests, these aft-facing staterooms offer incredible views. They feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofabed to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony to enjoy the views and fresh ocean breezes. Plus they can connect to an Aft-Facing Penthouse so you can spread out yet marvel at the stunning vistas together.

Balcony

With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some feature additional bedding to accommodate up to two more. Enjoy comfortable space with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with great views.

Family Balcony

Norwegian Sun Family Balcony staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to five guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to three more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.

Sail Away Balcony - Guarantee

A Sail Away Balcony stateroom guarantees a Balcony stateroom or better! Please note that the view from your balcony may be fully obstructed or partially obstructed. Your stateroom may be on any deck and assigned up to one day prior to embarkation.

Aft-Facing Club Balcony Suite

These Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size, additional bedding to accommodate two more, plus a luxury bath and walk-in closet. Not to mention the amazing aft-facing view from your private balcony.

Aft-Facing Penthouse with Large Balcony

You will have an amazing getaway in these stylish Penthouses that sleep up to four guests. Includes a bedroom with queen-size bed that converts into two lowers plus additional bedding to accommodate two more. Along with a luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a large, aft-facing balcony offering magnificent views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Club Balcony Suite

These Club Balcony Suites sleep up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, plus additional bedding to accommodate two more guests. Along with a luxury bath with shower, walk-in closet and sitting area. And enjoy the unforgettable views from your private balcony. Plus some can connect to an Owner's Suite or Balcony stateroom so you can spread out yet stay together.

Forward-Facing Penthouse with Balcony

Enjoy the perfect retreat in these amazing Penthouses that sleep up to four guests. Includes a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a walk-in closet. Take in the stunning views from your private, forward-facing balcony. Includes bedding to accommodate two more guests and the luxury of butler and concierge service.

Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

These Norwegian Sun Owner's Suites with a Large Balcony are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers. Along with a luxury bath and guest bath plus an amazing balcony with hot tub so you can relax while enjoying incredible views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Penthouse with Balcony

With lots of space, you will have an incredible getaway in these Penthouses that sleep four guests. Features a queen-size bed that converts into two lowers, additional bedding to accommodate two more, luxury bath with shower and a walk-in closet. Along with a private balcony to enjoy the amazing views. Includes butler and concierge service.

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