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Cherry Blossoms Japan with Ryokans, Bullet Trains & Snow Monkeys

19 nights from £5249pp

  • See the Snow Monkeys in the Hot Springs
  • Cherry Blossom Season in Japan
  • Marvel at the High Speeds of the Bullet Trains
  • Explore Miyajima with a traditional Torii Gate in the Sea
  • See the UNESCO A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima

11 April 2020

Cherry Blossoms Japan with Ryokans, Bullet Trains & Snow Monkeys

Cruise Highlights

Princess Cruises- Diamond Princess - 19 Nights - 11 April 2020


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- See the Snow Monkeys in the Hot Springs
- Cherry Blossom Season in Japan
- Marvel at the High Speeds of the Bullet Trains
- Explore Miyajima Island with its Torii Gate in the Sea
- See the UNESCO A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima

SHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.

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Your Itinerary

  •        

    11-12 Apr 20

         

    Fly UK to Osaka

    Meet & Greet in Osaka off your flight from the UK, met with an English-speaking assistant and transferred to your 4* hotel in Kyoto.

          

  • 13 Apr 20

    Kyoto

    First stop at Nijo Castle, ornamental walled castle grounds surrounded by stunning gardens, built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate. Then, take a moment to meditate in Japan's most famous rock garden, Ryoan-ji. Get a glimpse of Zen Buddhist tradition as you gaze onto the famously precisely arranged stones. Next, head to Kinkakuji, or the Golden Pavilion, originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun. Now a Buddhist temple it is now one of the most famous in all of Kyoto.  Lastly your guide will take you to the Gion district, home of Geisha where your tour will end.

    INCLUDED: Visit to the Geisha District

            

  • 14 Apr 20

    Kyoto to Hiroshima

    Upon arrival, a guide will take you to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which is located at the centre of Hiroshima City by a private vehicle. The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, and remains so today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the A-Bomb Dome is a tangible link to Hiroshima's unique past.

          

  • 15 Apr 20

    Miyajima Day Visit 

    Miyajima Island is the popular name of Itsuku-shima Island, situated southwestern Hiroshima. It is a scenic site in which the mountains, sea, and red shrine buildings blend together in harmony, and the entire island is designated as a historic site. Momiji-dani Park, or Maple Leaf Park, where the Momiji-dani-gawa River flows, has many maple trees, and is a famous spot for viewing autumn leaves and deer roaming freely around the towns.

            

  • 16 Apr 20

    Hiroshima to Hakone

    This morning, make your way to Hiroshima Station on foot with your guide. Travel by Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Hiroshima to Hakone, via Shin-Osaka, the journey takes under 4.5 hours to cover 811km. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your traditional ryokan hotel in Hakone and spend the rest of the evening at leisure to enjoy the open-air bath & infinity pool.

    INCLUDED: Traditional Ryokan Stay

            

  • 17 Apr 20

    Hakone to Yudanaka

    Ride the scenic Hakone Ropeway – a cable car overlooking Owakudani Valley – before boarding a replica pirate ship for a cruise on stunning Lake Ashi which offers views of the iconic red torii of the Hakone Shrine. Then you will be transferred to the proximity of Mt. Fuji and visit the insightful Fujisan World Heritage Centre followed by Yudanaka Onsen via a private vehicle.

          

  • 18 Apr 20

    Yudanaka to Tokyo

    Your guide will escort you to the Jigokudani Monkey Park by a private vehicle. Home of the famous Japanese Snow Monkeys, where you will walk through the forested valley. From the bus park you will walk 30 minutes along paths on an incline, to the main pool where the monkeys bathe.

         

  • 19 Apr 20

    Tokyo

    Enjoy a tour of Tokyo and visit Meiji Shrine, Ginza district. Later, explore Sensoji, Toyko’s oldest temple and wander down Nakamise Shopping street. A street that has been providing temple visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs for centuries.

         

  • 20 Apr 20

    Embark Diamond Princess, Yokohama Port

         

  • 21 Apr 20

    Ishinomaki, Japan

    Ishinomaki is located in Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan. The area is famous for its exquisite view of the ocean and the islands of Matsushima and Kinkasan. The Port is also one of Japan’s main fishing areas.

          

  • 22 Apr 20

    Miyako, Japan

    Miyako is known for its beautiful coastline, especially the popular Jodogahama Beach on a scenic peninsula just north of the city center.

          

  • 23 Apr 20

    Aomori, Japan

    Aomori Port is a tranquil harbour in Mutsu Bay with beautiful mountain and sea views. The first thing you notice is a 15 story, 76 meter-high pyramid, offering a 360° view of Aomori from its observation deck with restaurants serving local cuisine and Aomori's largest souvenir shop.

          

  • 24 Apr 20

    Akita, Japan

    In Akita, you can find year-round festivals and street parades. Noted for its  art community, there are several museums including The Hirano Masakichi Art Museum with work by Western and Japanese artists, the Akita City Folklore Museum and the Kakunodate Samurai District, depicting the samurai way of life.

            

  • 25 Apr 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 26 Apr 20

    Busan, South Korea

    Often visited by travellers for its mountain-rooted Buddhist Temples and rugged landscapes, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. Founded in 678 AD, the city’s rich history is a joy to explore, from its historical fish markets and traditional cuisine through to its age-old architecture.

         

  • 27 Apr 20

    Kagoshima, Japan

    Voted Japan’s friendliest city, Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, a 1117 metre tall active volcano. The combination of Kagoshima’s sunny weather with Sakurajima’s snow-like ash and fog makes for a mystical atmosphere with endless photo opportunities.

           

  • 28 Apr 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 29 Apr 20

    Yokohama Port to Haneda

    Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

           

  • 30 Apr 20

    Arrive in the UK.

            

Highlights

  • Busan, South Korea

    It's often visited by travellers for its mountain-rooted Buddhist Temples and rugged landscapes, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city with a population of 3.6 million. Taejongdae, a designated Busan monument, is an awe-inspiring rock-formation coastal park accented by lush forest of pine trees and over 200 varieties of trees. Founded in 678 AD, the city’s rich history is a joy to explore, from its historical fish markets and traditional cuisine through to its age-old architecture.

  • Hiroshima, Japan

    Enter Hiroshima with a visit to respect the Peace Memorial Park, a monumental tribute to all the lives lost. The Peace Memorial Park houses the remnants of the destroyed buildings, known as the atomic bomb dome, standing as an ode to life before the devastation. 

  • Kagoshima, Japan

    Voted Japan’s friendliest city, Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, a 1117 metre tall active volcano. The combination of Kagoshima’s sunny weather with Sakurajima’s snow-like ash and fog makes for a mystical atmosphere with endless photo opportunities. A trip to the Shiroyama Observatory will give the best views of this natural phenomenon, after which kick back and enjoy a free foot bath at the Sakurajima Nagasi Foot Bath Park.

  • Garden in Kyoto

    Kyoto

    Visit a Japanese City that is rich in tradition and history. The capital of Japan for over 1000 years, Kyoto has a stunning collection of UNESCO world heritage sites. Full of Palaces and Castles built by local Shoguns (Japan’s top military commanders 1192 – 1867) Buddhist Temples set in beautiful gardens and Shrines surrounded by lakes and ponds full of Koi Carp. Kyoto is quintessentially Japanese.

  • Miyajima

    Your day start with Itsukushima-jinja Shrine, located in Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City in southwestern Hiroshima, is a unique shrine that looks as if it is floating in the sea. It boasts of a solemn and gorgeous architectural beauty in the shinden-style, the palace style popular around the 10th century. The main shrine with its red pillars and white walls, along with the symbol of Miyajima, the O-torii Gate in the sea, create a wonderful contrast with the dark green woods and deep blue sea. It was inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1996.

  • Snow Monkeys

    Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park to meet the adorable snow monkeys. The monkeys completely disregard their human watchers so you can spend hours observing them play, and even swim, in the pools. Scientifically categorised as Japanese Macaque, they are the most northern-living non-human primates in the world.

  • Tokyo

    Tokyo instantly imbues thoughts of neon-lit streetscapes and sleek futuristic structures. Topped off with a broad dining scene, fantastic public transport, ingenious architectural uses of space and a reputation as the world’s safest city, it’s no wonder Tokyo gets pedestalled by so many.

Your Ship

Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess

This exotic gem explores some of the most intriguing destinations across the world. She boasts great-tasting food and offers an appetising popular Italian restraint with freshly prepared pasta. Professional sommeliers help pair exquisite wine with you dinner to enhance your experience. Visit her hand tossed pizzeria next to the poolside as well as watching a Movie Under the Stars. Serene retreat exclusively for adults.

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Package fares from £pp

  • Inside

    5249

  • Outside

    5399

  • Balcony

    FULL

  • Suite

    8549

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