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Arrive Osaka

Tour begins: The St. Regis Osaka, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka or The Conrad Osaka. A transfer is included from Osaka's Kansai Int’l Airport or Itami Airport to The St. Regis Osaka, The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka or The Conrad...


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Temples and traditions in Kyoto

Immerse yourself today in the loveliness of classic Kyoto, city of 2,000 temples and shrines. Like a divine dream the Zen Golden Pavilion, bathed in gold leaf and capped by a golden phoenix, sits in a landscape design meticulously preserved...


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Exploring historic Nara

Head to the city of Nara this morning to visit Todai-ji (Eastern Great Temple), a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the city's powerful Seven Great Temples. Its Great Buddha Hall houses the world's largest bronze statue of the...


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Osaka discoveries & embark Le Soléal

Begin the day with morning sightseeing in Osaka by motor coach, walking tour and visits to local markets. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a walking tour of Osaka's Dotumburi district followed by some free time to explore as you...


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Art, bicycling & beer in Uno Ko & environs

Anchor in Tamano (Uno Ko) and travel to the old merchant town of Kurashiki for a walking tour of its historic quarter, where warehouses, shops, and mills remain virtually unchanged by time, and weeping willows line a koi-filled canal. Another...


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Today’s Hiroshima & a visit to a shrine or the Mazda factory

In your next port of call, Hiroshima, you'll set off on a morning sightseeing tour and visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and sites associated with the WWII atomic bomb blast of August 1945. After lunch at a local restaurant serving regional...


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Choices galore in Uwajima

Today provides a rare chance to spend a morning in a rural area around the port city of Uwajima on Shikoku, with a choice of three excursions.  One takes you into the countryside to visit a pearl farm – where you’ll view a hatchery...


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From a volcano to a peace museum in Kagoshima

Called the “Naples of Japan” for its location on a bay, Kagoshima lies on the southwestern tip of Japan’s southernmost main island, Kyushu. You'll have your choice of three excursions in the Kagoshima area today.
One...


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A day in Nagasaki

Arrive in Nagasaki for another day of historic sights: the Nagasaki Peace Park, filled with notable monuments and memorials; and the Atomic Bomb Museum. After lunch aboard the ship you have a choice of a visit to the Glover Gardens, an al...


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Sail on to Busan in South Korea

Your crossing of the Strait of Korea to Busan, South Korea, today is a perfect time to enjoy some of the amenities aboard ship. After docking in Busan, city sightseeing includes the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, honoring troops from...


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Sakaiminato and Matsue’s Black Castle

Your yacht arrives in Western Japan’s fishing industry center, Sakaiminato, for a visit to the Adachi Museum. Following lunch, you can take an excursion to Matsue, known as “the water city” for its river, canals, and setting...


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Bullet Train to Tokyo – and Ginza

After disembarking your small ship in Maizuru, take a scenic drive to Kyoto to board the Bullet Train for a quick trip to Japan's capital city, Tokyo. Walking from your premier Tokyo hotel, your guide introduces the luxury shopping district...


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From shrines to sumo in Tokyo

Plunge into an eclectic day in cosmopolitan Tokyo with a visit to the Meiji Shrine – honoring the deified spirits of Japan's Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, who died in 1912 and 1914, respectively – plus a guided...


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Journey home

Tour ends: Tokyo. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Shangri La Hotel, Tokyo or Palace Hotel, Tokyo to Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport. Allow a minimum of three hours...


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