SPRING IN TOKYO, Tokyo to Tokyo – Regent Seven Seas

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SPRING IN TOKYO, Tokyo to Tokyo – Regent Seven Seas

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INCLUDED LAND PROGRAMMES IN ALL SUITE CATEGORIES

 

Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Vibrant Tokyo pre-cruise land programme or a FREE 3-Night An Edo Experience post-cruise land programme on this voyage.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Included Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Programme in All Suite Categories*
  • Included & Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • Included & Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits
  • Included Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Included Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Included Speciality Restaurants
  • Included 24-Hour Room Service
  • Included & Unlimited WiFi*
  • Included Valet Laundry Service*
  • CONCIERGE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: Included 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package* and more
  • PENTHOUSE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: Included Personal Butler and more

*FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package is not combinable with FREE Pre-Cruise Land Programme.

Expired on Saturday April 12th, 2025

Expired on Saturday April 12th, 2025

PRE-CRUISE

PRE - VIBRANT TOKYO - 2023-2025

From your base in Tokyo, you will visit some of the most impressive sights of Japan, including various ancient temples as well as some of its modern and natural wonders. Tour the 7th-century Sensoji Temple in Asakusa and visit the Odaiba Observation Deck, located in the headquarters of Fuji Television. Discover Tokyo’s fascinating Shogun history or Japan’s rich tradition of art at superb museums, stroll through beautiful gardens and during your leisure time, perhaps take in the high-energy atmosphere of Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping and entertainment district.

DAY 1

Upon arrival at either the Narita or Haneda International Airports in Tokyo, you will be met at the exit of the Custom’s area. Transfer to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals are on your own.

Please note that check in time at the hotel is at 4:00pm.

Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you have a very early morning arrival you may wish to book an extra night so that your room is available when you arrive.

NOTE: In general, hotel rooms in Japan are smaller than hotel rooms elsewhere around the world. Per Japanese culture, standard typical bedding is two twin beds. Although every effort will be made to obtain rooms with one bed for couples, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you require two beds, kindly make sure to advise this when booking your program.

DAY 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, depart on a half-day tour of the city.

Visit the Tokyo National Museum established 1872, it is one of the oldest museums in Japan. The Museum Collection comprises art and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. There are a total of approximately 120,000 objects of which 89 are National Treasures and 649 Important Cultural Properties.

Continue to the Ginza area, one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world. The streets in Ginza are lined with numerous departments stores, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Upon arrival you will enjoy some free time to browse, shop or perhaps visit some of the free galleries.

You can choose to either remain in Ginza and make your own way back to the hotel or return with the group.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

DAY 3

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will begin yet another half-day tour of Tokyo, allowing you to see the city from a different perspective.

You will first journey to the Asakusa area – part of Tokyo’s Old Town. Visit the Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, which was founded in the early 7th century. Weather permitting, you will enter through a gate decorated with a huge red paper lantern to view the shrine. The architecture is stunning, as this temple is the country’s oldest and one of the most revered. One of the highlights is a walk down Nakamise-dori, known as the “Street of Inside Shops,” an alley lined with vendors selling traditional food, souvenirs, and handmade crafts.

You will have a photo stop at the Imperial Palace Plaza (no interior visit), where Japan’s Emperor and Empress reside. Surrounded by a moat, the palace was formerly known as Edo Castle, and samurai warriors lived there in the 17th through 19th centuries. In the large plaza in front of the palace, you can view the famed Nijubashi—two bridges that form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. The stone bridge in front is called Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) for its looks.

You can choose to either remain in the area and make your own way back to the hotel or return with the group.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own.

DAY 4

After breakfast and check-out, you will visit Meiji Shrine. Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, the father of modern Japan, the beautiful shrine stands in a dense forest glade of some 120,000 trees of 365 different species, at the very heart of Tokyo. The setting symbolizes the separation of the spiritual from the worldly. You enter the shrine through twin 40-feet tall Torii gates, one of the largest in all Japan. This shrine is a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings, if you are lucky, you might get to see one.

From the peaceful green oasis surrounding Meiji Shrine you will continue to the beautiful Hamarikyu Garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden surrounded by the Shiodome district’s futuristic skyscrapers. This provides a great example of how Japan is the land of contrasts. The garden was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period, but later served as a strolling garden and as an Imperial detached palace before eventually being opened to the public in its current form.

Continue to the modern Odaiba area. When the sprawling metropolis, that is Tokyo nowadays, ran out of space, they inevitably turned toward the sea. Odaiba is a man-made island created by massive landfills, featuring many hypermodern and strange buildings memorably described as the result of a Pre-schooler’s architecture class. You will have the chance to enjoy it from above, during a visit to an observation deck, located in one of Odaiba’s most iconic buildings: the headquarters of Fuji Television.

It is then on to the cruise ship terminal for embarkation.

NOTE:

The day the Tokyo National Museum & the Odaiba Observation deck are visited varies, as both are closed on Mondays.

Land Program Details Step by Step

•The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

•Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

Extra Nights

•All extra nights booked through the cruise line are confirmed at the hotel that is used on the FIRST NIGHT of your land program

•If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 4:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

•If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 4:00pm.

•If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

DAY 1

Arrive at either the Narita or Haneda International Airports in Tokyo

You are met near the exit of the Customs area and transferred to your hotel

The afternoon and the evening at your leisure and meals are on your own

Check in time at your hotel is 4:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed.

Overnight at Hilton Tokyo or similar hotel

Meet and Greet and transfers

•Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

•Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

•Meet and Greet and transfers are arranged for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line and are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing. Guests arriving independently before the program start date will not have a transfer included.

•If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed, and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided, and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

Day 2

AM Breakfast at your hotel

9:30am Meet for a half day tour including Tokyo National Museum and the Ginza area

1:30pm Return to your hotel - the afternoon is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own

Overnight at Hilton Tokyo or similar hotel

DAY 3

AM Breakfast at your hotel

9:30am Meet for a half day tour including the Asakusa Sensoji Temple and photo stop at Imperial Palace Plaza

1:30pm Return to your hotel - the afternoon is at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own

Overnight at Hilton Tokyo or similar hotel

DAY 4

AM Breakfast at your hotel and check-out, settle any incidentals before departing

9:00am Half day tour including the Meiji Shrine, Hamarikyu Gardens and Odaiba area

1:00pm Approximate transfer time to the port

1:30pm Approximate arrival time at the pier for embarkation

Expected weather:

The average high in March in Tokyo is 9 C (48 F)

The average high in April in Tokyo is 14 C (57 F)

The average high in June in Tokyo is 21 C (70 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 18 C (64 F)

What to bring:

A warm jacket or sweater for cooler days and evenings, an umbrella, warm gloves for cooler months and comfortable walking shoes.

Local currency:

Japanese yen

USD are not widely accepted therefore you will need to change your money into local currency

Electricity:

100 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices

Documents and visa requirements:

Valid passports are required to embark the ship.

Please consult your local Japanese embassy for visa requirements for your nationality

Hotel Information:

Hilton Tokyo

6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3344-5111

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is required, it will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•3 nights in a standard double room at the Hilton Tokyo (or similar hotel)

•3 Breakfasts

•Tours and entrances as listed in the itinerary with Local English-speaking guide

•Transfers

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

Program Excludes for guests:

•Meals and beverages other than stated as included

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

Price: AU$2,432 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

PRE - TOKYO AND HAKONE 2023-2026

Explore historical and modern landmarks in Tokyo and then travel south to Hakone for a lake cruise in the shadow of Mt. Fuji and an enlightening visit to a meticulously reconstructed 15th-Century castle.

DAY 1

Upon arrival at either the Narita or Haneda International Airports in Tokyo, you will be met at the exit of the Custom’s area. Transfer to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals are on your own.

Please note that check in time at the hotel is at 4:00pm.

Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you have a very early morning arrival you may wish to book an extra night so that your room is available when you arrive.

NOTE: In general, hotel rooms in Japan are smaller than hotel rooms elsewhere around the world. Per Japanese culture, standard typical bedding is two twin beds. Although every effort will be made to obtain rooms with one bed for couples, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you require two beds, kindly make sure to advise this when booking your program.

DAY 2

After checking out of the hotel, you will enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo starting with a visit to the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine. Built to venerate Emperor Meiji, who reigned from 1852-1912, it is the largest and most visited shrine in Japan, in part because of its beautiful park-like setting and the fact that Meiji is revered as Japan’s first modern emperor.

Then it’s on to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s second highest structure, which was built in 1958 as a symbol of Japan’s rebirth. After riding an elevator to the nearly 500-foot-high Grand Observation Platform, you will be treated to an astounding view of the city. If the sky is clear, you can see Mt. Fuji.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to your Odawara hotel to relax at your leisure. A bountiful buffet dinner will be served at the hotel. However, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you please before you spend the evening at the hotel.

DAY 3

Today, you will visit Hakone, a part of the Fuji National Park. Upon arriving at Sounzan, you will board the Ropeway, an aerial tram that affords you wonderful views of the Owakudani Valley. In time, you will stop at Lake Ashi for a scenic cruise. The crystal-clear lake was formed about 3,000 years ago in the caldera left after the volcanic eruption of Mount Hakone. If the conditions are ideal, as they often are, you will see Mt. Fuji and its inverted reflection on the water.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. On the return to the hotel, you will stop at Odawara Castle, which was originally built in the mid-15th Century. The structure was destroyed in the latter half of the 19th century when political power changed from the Edo shogunate to the Meiji government, and the castle was condemned as the symbol of the samurai.

The castle that now stands is a reconstruction from 1960. However, the moat and stone walls are originals. The castle is a three-tiered, five-storied donjon, and its top floor is an observatory.

A traditional Japanese Kaiseki (multi course) dinner will be served at your hotel this evening.

DAY 4

After checking out of the hotel, you will be transferred to cruise terminal to embark the ship.

Land Program Details Step by Step

•The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

•Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

Extra Nights

•All extra nights booked through the cruise line are confirmed at the hotel that is used on the FIRST NIGHT of your land program

•If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in is 4:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

•If you have an early-arriving flight, you may wish to book an extra night as your room will not be ready for occupation until approximately 4:00pm.

•If you book extra nights on your own, transfers are not included.

DAY 1

Arrive at either the Narita or Haneda International Airports in Tokyo.

You are met near the exit of the Customs area and transferred to your hotel.

The afternoon and the evening at your leisure.

Check in time at your hotel is 4:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed.

Meals are on your own today

Overnight at Hilton Tokyo or similar hotel

NOTE: Guests on Explorer's March 6, 2024 sailing will stay at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo as the Hilton is not available on this date.

Meet and Greet and transfers

•Final cruise documents will be emailed 21 days prior to sailing. The local ground agent’s telephone number will be on page 1, if you can’t locate the meet-and-greet representative upon arrival. Be aware that the representative may be assisting others and may not be in sight when you first exit Customs and the luggage claim area.

•Look for someone holding a sign with the cruise line logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers or to page our representative.

•Meet and Greet and transfers are arranged for guests arriving on Day 1 of a land program or for extra nights booked through the cruise line and are arranged based on the flight details received by guests at least 14 days before sailing. Guests arriving independently before the program start date will not have a transfer included.

•If we have not received your flight details or your flights have changed, and the Destination Services Land Team has not been notified, then a transfer cannot be provided, and guests will be responsible for getting to the land program hotel at their own expense. Please immediately contact our Reservations Department for any flight changes before departure.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00am Check out of the Hilton Tokyo for a half-day tour

10:15am Visit Meiji Jingu shrine

11:45am Visit Tokyo Tower

1:00pm Lunch at a Tokyo restaurant

2:00pm Transfer to the Hilton Odawara

4:00pm Arrive at the Hilton Odawara

7:00-8pm Buffet dinner at the hotel

Overnight at Hilton Odawara (or similar hotel)

DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel

9:30am Depart the hotel for Hakone

10:15am Hakone Ropeway

11:20am Lake Ashi Cruise

12:15pm Lunch at a local restaurant

1:30pm Depart for brief tour of Odawara and Odawara Castle

2:15pm Visit Odawara Castle

4:00pm Arrival back at your hotel

7:00-8:30pm Japanese Kaiseki dinner at the hotel

Overnight at Hilton Odawara or similar hotel

DAY 4

Breakfast at the hotel

9:30am Check out and transfer to the port

12:00pm Approximate arrival at the port for embarkation

Expected Weather:

The average high in March in Tokyo is 10 C (50 F)

The average high in April in Tokyo is 14 C (57 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 18 C (64 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 16 C (60 F)

What to bring:

A warm jacket and gloves for cooler temperatures, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes

Local Currency:

Japanese yen

USD are not widely accepted therefore you will need to change your money into local currency

Electricity: The voltage in Japan is 100 Volts, which is different from North America (120V), Central Europe (230V) and most other regions of the world. You can use your electric appliances in Japan, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110 - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia), you need a voltage converter in Japan. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

A valid passport is required.

Please consult your local Japanese embassy for any Visa requirements for your nationality

Accommodation (subject to change):

Hilton Tokyo

6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3344-5111

Hilton Odawara Resort and Spa

583-1 Nebukawa, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0024, Japan

Phone: +81 465-29-1000

NOTE: Guests on Explorer's March 6, 2024 sailing will stay at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo for one night as the Hilton is not available

We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified in advance. If you are not notified of changes before departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•1 night in a standard room at Hilton Tokyo (or similar)

•2 nights in a standard room at Hilton Odawara

•3 American breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

•Tours described in the itinerary with local English-speaking guides

•Touring and entrances per the itinerary

•Bottled water on the tour coaches

•Airport transfers

NOTE: Guests on Explorer's March 6, 2024 sailing will stay at the Conrad Hotel for one night in Tokyo as the Hilton is not available

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

Program Excludes for guests:

•Meals and beverages other than stated as included.

•Personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.

Price: AU$3,378 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

From Yokohama, travel to the world’s most dazzling city. Once the modest fishing village of Edo, modern Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis of unique neighborhoods. Choose from museums covering every aspect of Japanese history and culture. Visit the glorious Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple in the ancient district of Asakusa. Dive into an urban food scene that rewards the intrepid. And, of course, snap a selfie in Shibuya Crossing. In Yokohama, bask in the city's hospitality before visiting Japan’s largest Chinatown or the vast Sankeien Garden, where seventeen historical structures relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and elsewhere enhance the magnificent landscapes.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Those guests may organize custom tours through the Destination Services Desk on board.

On a clear day, you can see magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively Port of Shimizu. Visit The S-Pulse Dream Plaza to tour the Shimizu Sushi Museum with informative displays and models that show the history and variations of Japan’s most famous fare. Stroll through the Kashi-no-Ichi Market, where some of the port's fresh seafood is sold and be sure to enjoy a delicious cup of tea.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

MOUNT FUJI HIGHLIGHTS
CASTLE GARDEN & SHIZUOKA SENGEN SHRINE
MT FUJI VIEWS, TEA CEREMONY & ART MUSEUM
FISH MARKET AND KUNOZAN TOSHOGU SHRINE
KUNOZAN TOSHOGU SHRINE & MIHO NO MATSUBARA
NIHONDAIRA AND KUNOZAN TOSHUGO SHRINE
SCENIC DRIVE WITH VIEW OF MT. FUJI
JAPANESE TEA MAKING EXPERIENCE
TUNA DISMANTLING SHOW
TRADITIONAL FARMING & SUSTAINABLE LIVING
PRIVATE TOUR - SHIMIZU, JAPAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Visit breathtaking temples and shrines of Kyoto, Japan’s old imperial capital, or visit ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine and tour Osaka where you will witness its imposing castle. From Kobe, bring home exotic mementos such as silks, ceramic teapots, paper parasols, superb artworks and pottery among other beautiful objects. Enjoy traditional Japanese fare or indulge in a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef. Everything will be exquisitely prepared and served.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

TRADITIONAL KYOTO
THE GLORY OF MT. ROKKO
NARA & OSAKA DISCOVERY
HIGHLIGHTS OF OSAKA
HIGHLIGHTS OF KYOTO
OSAKA CASTLE
PANORAMIC OSAKA
SORAKUEN GARDENS AND VIEWS
PRIVATE TOUR - KOBE (KYOTO)
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Visit breathtaking temples and shrines of Kyoto, Japan’s old imperial capital, or visit ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine and tour Osaka where you will witness its imposing castle. From Kobe, bring home exotic mementos such as silks, ceramic teapots, paper parasols, superb artworks and pottery among other beautiful objects. Enjoy traditional Japanese fare or indulge in a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef. Everything will be exquisitely prepared and served.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

TRADITIONAL KYOTO
THE GLORY OF MT. ROKKO
NARA & OSAKA DISCOVERY
HIGHLIGHTS OF OSAKA
HIGHLIGHTS OF KYOTO
OSAKA CASTLE
PANORAMIC OSAKA
SORAKUEN GARDENS AND VIEWS
PRIVATE TOUR - KOBE (KYOTO)
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Kochi boasts beautiful and abundant natural landscapes, from an expansive coastline running with the Kuroshio Current to the clear Shimanto River and the deep green forests that surround it. Located in the south of Shikoku, Kochi is ringed by rugged mountains to the north, and its arc-like southern coastline traces the outline of Tosa Bay. To the east is Cape Muroto, and to the west, Cape Ashizuri, with gently undulating sandy beaches stretching between these two extreme points. The prefecture also boasts the mystical limestone caves of Ryu-ga-do, and the beautiful sands and green pines of Katsura-hama Beach.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE & GARDENS
JAPANESE PAPER MAKING EXPERIENCE
EKINGURA MUSEUM & KOCHI CASTLE
RYUGADO CAVES & KOCHI CASTLE
KOCHI CASTLE & KATSURAHAMA BEACH
RYUGADO CAVES
PRIVATE TOUR KOCHI
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Surrounded by dense forests and enticing hot springs, cosmopolitan Hiroshima is a symbol of rebirth and resilience. Moving memorials to the world’s first atomic bomb attack of August 6, 1945 include the Peace Memorial Park and its Atomic Bomb Dome, a haunting symbol of the bomb’s devastation and a World Heritage site since 1996, and Children's Peace Monument. Take a ferry to the Island of Itsukushima, a holy place of Shintoism that’s Cultural Heritage-listed and site of the iconic ‘floating’ torii gate. After walking the wide boulevards of this vibrant city, sample the delicious, savory, street-food classic, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HIROSHIMA
HIROSHIMA & MIYAJIMA EXPLORATION
MIYAJIMA
PANORAMIC HIROSHIMA
HIROSHIMA HIGHLIGHTS
PEACE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM
SHUKKEI-EN JAPANESE GARDEN
PRIVATE TOUR, HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Lovers of hot spring resorts, rejoice. Perched hillside on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, Beppu bubbles with life thanks to a preponderance of onsen (hot springs). Enjoy a variety of rejuvenating bath types, from heated sand to traditional steam to hot mud. As one of the country’s most popular spots for enjoying a long, hot soak, most visitors find Beppu to be a delightful opportunity to absorb the more relaxed side of Japan’s vibrant culture.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

AMAZING HELL SPRINGS & VILLAGE STOP
JIGOKUMEGURI & BAMBOO CRAFT EXPERIENCE
USUKI STONE BUDDHAS & VILLAGE
BEPPU HOT SPRING EXPERIENCE
USA JINGU SHRINE & KUMANO MAGAIBUTSU STONE BUDDHA
YUFUIN WITH HOT SPRING EXPERIENCE
BEPPU HOT SPRINGS & GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
PRIVATE TOUR - BEPPU, JAPAN
SHUTTLES TO TOWN

Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula just two-and-a-half hours from Seoul, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. With its deep harbor, it’s also one of the largest commercial ports in the world. Often referred to as “the summer capital of South Korea,” Busan is known for its exceptional beaches, scenic cliffs and ancient temples high in the mountains.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE & BUSAN CITY
TEA CULTURE AND CITY HIGHLIGHTS
HIGHLIGHTS OF GYEONGJU & BUSAN
HAEDONG YUNGGUNGSA TEMPLE & CITY TOUR
BEOMEOSA TEMPLE AND MARKETS
HAEDONG YONGGUNGSA TEMPLE & FISH MARKET
BUSAN RESOURCE CIRCULATION CENTER
PRIVATE TOUR BUSAN, KOREA
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
BUSAN FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Japan's early gateway to trade with the West, Nagasaki boasts stately European-style homes, a bustling harbor and fusion cuisine (be sure to try Nagasaki’s version of Castella sponge cake, introduced by Portuguese missionaries). The vibrant city is also synonymous with the dropping of the second atomic bomb, making a visit to Nagasaki's Peace Park a necessary, and deeply moving, experience. Admire the city’s natural beauty atop Mount Inasayama. Drive through splendid countryside to browse the galleries of Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. Back in Nagasaki, wander Japan's oldest Chinatown, trying Chinese food reinterpreted for Japanese tastes.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

PANORAMIC NAGASAKI
NAGASAKI MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE
NAGASAKI PEACE PARK
HIGHLIGHTS OF NAGASAKI
THE SPLENDOR OF ARITA & NAGASAKI
A VISIT TO UNZEN & SHIMABARA
PANORAMIC NAGASAKI
BEST OF NAGASAKI
HIGHLIGHTS OF UNZEN & SHIMABARA
NORDIC WALK AND SPECIAL LUNCH AT BUDDHIST TEMPLE
PRIVATE TOUR - NAGASAKI
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

Kagoshima is Japan’s southernmost major city, and is nicknamed the “Naples of the Eastern World,” based on its caldera bay location, hot climate, and volcano. The majestic view of Mt Sakurajima, one of the world's most active volcanoes, dominates the city's landscape, towering over the beautiful Kinko Bay. The city abounds in historic sightseeing spots such as the memorial site of St. Francisco Xavier, who landed in Kagoshima and first introduced Christianity to Japan.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

HIGHLIGHTS OF KAGOSHIMA
A DAY IN CHIRAN & THE SATSUMA PENINSULA
CHIRAN DISCOVERY
CHIRAN AND IBUSUKI
VOLCANIC SAKURAJIMA
SENGANEN GARDEN & MUSEUM
IBUSUKI SAND BATH
PRIVATE TOUR KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN

From Yokohama, travel to the world’s most dazzling city. Once the modest fishing village of Edo, modern Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis of unique neighborhoods. Choose from museums covering every aspect of Japanese history and culture. Visit the glorious Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple in the ancient district of Asakusa. Dive into an urban food scene that rewards the intrepid. And, of course, snap a selfie in Shibuya Crossing. In Yokohama, bask in the city's hospitality before visiting Japan’s largest Chinatown or the vast Sankeien Garden, where seventeen historical structures relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and elsewhere enhance the magnificent landscapes.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 365 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

PANORAMIC TOKYO
HIGHLIGHTS OF TOKYO & JAPANESE BBQ LUNCH
HIGHLIGHTS OF TOKYO & WESTERN LUNCH
MEIJI SHRINE AND TOKYO TOWER
TOKYO GARDEN AND TOWER
SHOPPING: MODERN AND TRADITIONAL
TOKYO SKYTREE AND ASAKUSA TEMPLE
TOKYO GEISHA PERFORMANCE & DINNER
MT. FUJI AND HAKONE NATIONAL PARK
HISTORIC KAMAKURA
PRIVATE TOUR
EPICUREAN SPOTLIGHT ON WINE
PRIVATE-TOKYO FULL DAY PRIVATE CAR
SHUTTLES TO TOWN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY CAR
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION HALF DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY MINIBUS
EXECUTIVE COLLECTION FULL DAY VAN

From Yokohama, travel to the world’s most dazzling city. Once the modest fishing village of Edo, modern Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis of unique neighborhoods. Choose from museums covering every aspect of Japanese history and culture. Visit the glorious Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple in the ancient district of Asakusa. Dive into an urban food scene that rewards the intrepid. And, of course, snap a selfie in Shibuya Crossing. In Yokohama, bask in the city's hospitality before visiting Japan’s largest Chinatown or the vast Sankeien Garden, where seventeen historical structures relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and elsewhere enhance the magnificent landscapes.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Those guests may organize custom tours through the Destination Services Desk on board.

POST - AN EDO EXPERIENCE 2024

From your base in Tokyo, you will visit some of the most impressive sights of Japan, including various ancient temples as well as some of its modern and natural wonders. Discover Tokyo’s fascinating Shogun history or Japan’s rich tradition of art at superb museums, stroll through beautiful gardens and during your leisure time, perhaps take in the high-energy atmosphere of Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping and entertainment district.

DAY 1

Upon disembarkation in either Tokyo or Yokohama you will be met by your guide at the port and begin your tour of Tokyo.

Visit the beautiful Rikugien Gardens often considered one of Tokyo's most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens. Built in 1700, its name literally means "six poems garden" and reproduces in miniature 88 scenes from famous poems. This excellent example of an Edo Period strolling garden features, a large central pond surrounded by man-made hills and forested areas, all connected by a network of trails.

Continue to the Tokyo National Museum established 1872, it is the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums. The museum features one of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan, made up of over 100,000 individual items including nearly a hundred national treasures.

After your museum visit, head to a local restaurant for lunch before continuing to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure with dinner on your own.

NOTE: In general, hotel rooms in Japan are smaller than hotel rooms elsewhere around the world. Per Japanese culture, standard typical bedding is two twin beds. Although every effort will be made to obtain rooms with one bed for couples, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you require two beds, kindly make sure to advise this when booking your program.

DAY 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will set out on a half-day tour of Tokyo, allowing you to see the city from a unique perspective than the day prior.

Visit Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, an Edo Period Japanese garden originally built at the residence of the Mito branch of the ruling Tokugawa family. The garden was named Korakuen after a poem encouraging a ruler to enjoy pleasure only after achieving happiness for his people. Along with Hama-rikyu, Koishikawa Korakuen are the only metropolitan gardens that have been designated both as a special historic site and as a special scenic spot.

Continue to the Tsukiji Outer Market adjacent to the site of the former Tsukiji Wholesale Market. It consists of a few blocks of wholesale and retail shops, as well as restaurants crowded along narrow lanes. ‘Be a local’ and perhaps combine your visit with a lunch of fresh sushi in one of the best places in Tokyo to enjoy fresh seafood!

It is then on to the Ginza Area one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world – it is the complete opposite of the Tsukiji Outer Market. The streets in Ginza are lined with numerous departments stores, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy free time to browse, shop or perhaps visit some of the free galleries.

Upon returning to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure with dinner on your own.

DAY 3

After breakfast set out for Zojoji Temple which stands next to the Tokyo Tower making it a popular photo spot. This was once the official temple of the Tokugawa family which ruled Japan for centuries. The family mausoleum is located at the back of the complex and contains the tombs of six Tokugawa shogun. The main entrance gate, Sangedatsumon dates back to 1622 and have survived numerous fires, earthquakes and wars.

Crossing over the famed Rainbow Bridge, continue to the futuristic manmade islands of Odaiba to visit the National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation home of some of Japan’s cutting-edge robotics. Also known as Miraikan, this extremely interactive museum allows visitors to experience the technological progress of today, from simple day-to-day questions to the latest technologies. Enjoy hands-on exhibits about environmental issues, humanoid robots, information technology, biology, and space exploration.

Enjoy the scenic drive back to the hotel passing through some of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts having the remainder of the day at your leisure with dinner on your own.

Upon returning to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure with dinner on your own.

DAY 4

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and transferring to either Narita or the Haneda International Airports.

Your transfer time will be based on the flight details provided and relayed while you are on the program. Should you have a late departing flight, luggage storage will be available at the hotel. Guests must vacate rooms by 12:00pm at the latest.

NOTE:

The day of the visit to the Miraikan Museum varies as the museum is closed on Tuesdays.

Some shops in Tsukiji Outer Market are closed on Wednesdays.

Land Program Details Step by Step:

•Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program timings are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

•Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•A departure transfer is not included if guests leave before the last day of the program.

DAY 1

9:00am Disembark the ship in Tokyo or Yokohama

Half day tour including: Rikugien Gardens and the Tokyo National Museum

Lunch at a local restaurant

3:30pm Drive to your hotel

4:00pm Arrive at your hotel and check-in

Dinner on your own

Overnight at the Tokyo Hilton or similar hotel

Day 2

AM Breakfast at your hotel

9:30am Half day tour including: Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tsukiji Outer Market & Ginza Area

1:30pm Return to your hotel

Afternoon at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own

Overnight at the Tokyo Hilton or similar hotel

DAY 3

AM Breakfast at your hotel

9:30am Half day tour including: Zojoji Temple, Miraikan Museum and panoramic city drive

1:30pm Return to your hotel

Afternoon at your leisure with lunch and dinner on your own

Overnight at the Tokyo Hilton or similar hotel

DAY 4

AM Breakfast at your hotel

12:00pm Check-out time at the hotel

TBA Transfer to either the Narita or Haneda International Airports based on your flight time

Luggage storage available at the hotel should you have a late flight

•All extra nights booked through the cruise line are confirmed at the same hotel used on the LAST NIGHT of your program.

•When you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

Transfers:

•All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

•Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

•Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

Expected weather:

The average high in March in Tokyo is 9 C (48 F)

The average high in April in Tokyo is 14 C (57 F)

The average high in June in Tokyo is 21 C (70 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 18 C (64 F)

What to bring:

A warm jacket or sweater for cooler days and evenings, an umbrella, warm gloves for cooler months and comfortable walking shoes.

Local currency:

Japanese yen

USD are not widely accepted therefore you will need to change your money into local currency

Electricity:

100 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices

Documents and visa requirements:

Valid passports are required to embark the ship.

Please consult your local Japanese embassy for visa requirements for your nationality

Hotel Information:

Hilton Tokyo

6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3344-5111

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is required, it will be of equal ratings and standards, and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•3 nights in a standard double room at the Hilton Tokyo (or similar hotel)

•3 breakfasts, 1 lunch

•Tours and entrances as listed in the itinerary with Local English-speaking guide

•Transfers

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

Program Excludes for guests:

•Meals and beverages other than stated as included

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

Price: AU$2,432 per guest based on double occupancy.

Land program promotions are per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only, subject to terms.

POST - TOKYO AND HAKONE - 2023-26

Explore historical and modern landmarks in Tokyo and then travel south to Hakone for a lake cruise in the shadow of Mt. Fuji and an enlightening visit to a meticulously reconstructed 15th-century castle.

DAY 1

After disembarking the ship, you will enjoy a half-day tour of Tokyo starting with a visit to the traditional Hamarikyu Gardens located alongside Tokyo Bay. Hamarikyu is a typical example of gardens from the Edo Period. It features the only seawater pond in Tokyo which change levels with the tides and a teahouse on an island where visitors can enjoy the scenery. From 1704, when this teahouse was first built, the Shoguns, and other elites such as Imperial Court nobles, who never tired of the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful view of the place, used it continuously.

Next, it’s on to Tokyo Tower, Japan’s second highest structure, which was built in 1958 as a symbol of Japan’s rebirth. After riding an elevator to the nearly 500-foot-high Grand Observation Platform, you will be treated to an astounding view of the city. If the sky is clear, you can see Mt. Fuji.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to your Odawara hotel to relax at your leisure. A bountiful buffet dinner will be served at the hotel. However, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you please before you spend the evening at the hotel.

NOTE: In general, hotel rooms in Japan are smaller than hotel rooms elsewhere around the world. Per Japanese culture, standard typical bedding is two twin beds. Although every effort will be made to obtain rooms with one bed for couples, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you require two beds, kindly make sure to advise this when booking your program.

DAY 2

Today, you will visit Hakone, a part of the Fuji National Park. Upon arriving at Sounzan (1-hour drive), you will board the Ropeway, a 30-minute aerial tram ride that affords you wonderful views of the Owakudani Valley. In time, you will stop at Lake Ashi for a scenic cruise. The crystal-clear lake was formed about 3,000 years ago in the caldera left after the volcanic eruption of Mount Hakone. If the conditions are ideal, as they often are, you will see Mt. Fuji and its inverted reflection on the water.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. On the return to the hotel, you will stop at Odawara Castle, which was originally built in the mid-15th century. The structure was destroyed in the latter half of the 19th century when political power changed from the Edo shogunate to the Meiji government, and the castle was condemned as the symbol of the samurai.

The castle that now stands is a reconstruction from 1960. However, the moat and stone walls are originals. The

castle is a three-tiered, five-storied donjon, and its top floor is an observatory. A traditional Japanese Kaiseki (multi course) dinner will be served at your hotel this evening.

DAY 3

After checking out the hotel, you will be transferred back to Tokyo. Back in the city you will visit the Asakusa (Senso-ji Temple) which was founded in the early 7th century. Weather permitting you will enter through a gate decorated with a huge red paper lantern.

The architecture is stunning, as this temple is the country’s oldest and one of the most revered.

Your tour also strolls down Nakamise-dori, known as the “Street of Inside Shops,” an alley lined with vendors selling traditional food, souvenirs and handmade crafts.

A traditional Japanese style BBQ lunch will be served before you drive to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Dinner is on your own

DAY 4

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Check out is at 12:00pm. You will be transferred to the Narita or Haneda Airport per your flight details. Should you have a late flight, luggage storage is available at the hotel.

Note: the drive to the Narita Airport is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours from the hotel.

Land Program Details Step by Step:

•Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program timings are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

•Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.

•A departure transfer is not included if guests leave before the last day of the program.

•Hilton Honors Points – Please note that guests on group bookings such as this program, are not eligible to earn points

•Room size – Please note that the average room size in Japan is smaller than in the United States

DAY 1

9:30am Disembark from the ship

10:00am Visit Hamarikyu Garden

11:15am Visit Tokyo Tower

12:15pm Lunch at a local restaurant

3:30pm Arrive at the Hilton Odawara

7:00-8:30pm Buffet dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the Hilton Odawara or similar hotel

DAY 2

Breakfast at your hotel

9:45am Depart the hotel

11:00am Hakone Ropeway

12:00pm Lake Ashi Cruise

12:40pm Lunch at a local restaurant

2:30pm Visit Odawara Castle

3:40pm Drive back to your hotel

4:00pm Arrive at your hotel

7-9:00pmKaiseki Dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the Hilton Odawara or similar hotel

DAY 3

Breakfast at your hotel

10:00am Check out and depart your hotel.

12:00pm Visit Asakusa

1:30pm Lunch at a local restaurant

3:00pm Drive to your hotel

3:40pm Arrive at your hotel in Tokyo

The remainder of the day is at your leisure

Dinner is on your own

Overnight at the Hilton Tokyo or similar hotel

DAY 4

AM Breakfast at your hotel

12:00pm Check out time at the Hilton Tokyo

Transfer to Narita or Haneda International Airports based on your flight details

Extra Nights:

•All extra nights booked through the cruise line are confirmed at the same hotel used on the LAST NIGHT of your program.

•When you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per the flight details provided. Check-out time is 12:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast are on your own after Day 4 of your program.

Transfers:

•All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged. If flight details are not received 14 days before your cruise start date, transfers will not be arranged.

•Should you book any extra nights on your own or your flight is not on the last day of the program, transfers are not included.

•Should you have a late departing flight you may wish to book an extra night so that you have occupation of your room until your departure. You will be asked to vacate your room by 12:00pm. Day rooms can only be purchased directly through the hotel.

Expected Weather:

The average high in March in Tokyo is 10 C (50 F)

The average high in April in Tokyo is 14 C (57 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 18 C (64 F)

The average high in October in Tokyo is 16 C (60 F)

What to bring:

A warm jacket and gloves for cooler temperatures, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes

Local currency:

Japanese yen

USD are not widely accepted therefore you will need to change your money into local currency

Electricity:

The voltage in Japan is 100 Volts, which is different from North America (120V), Central Europe (230V) and most other regions of the world. You can use your electric appliances in Japan, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110 - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia), you need a voltage converter in Japan. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices

Documents and visa requirements:

Valid passports are required to embark the ship.

Please consult your local Japanese embassy for visa requirements for your nationality.

Hotel Information (subject to change):

Hilton Tokyo

6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3344-5111

Hilton Odawara Resort and Spa

583-1 Nebukawa, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0024, Japan

Phone: +81 465-29-1000

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is required, it will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•1 night in a standard room at Hilton Tokyo (or similar)

•2 nights in a standard room at Hilton Odawara

•3 American breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

•Tours described in the itinerary with local English-speaking guides

•Touring and entrances per the itinerary

•Bottled water on the tour coaches

•Airport transfers

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the updated departure information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided. If we do not receive flight details a minimum of 14 days in advance, transfers will not be provided.

Program Excludes for guests:

•Meals and beverages other than stated as included.

•Personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program.

Price: AU$3,378 per guest based on double occupancy.

Land program promotions are per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only, subject to terms.

TRAVEL DATE
14 April 2025

SUITE CATEGORY STANDARD FARE
VERANDA SUITE H AU$16,270
28.5 SQ M PER PERSON
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE G2 AU$16,640
31.7 SQ M PER PERSON
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE G1 AU$16,870
31.7 SQ M PER PERSON
SUPERIOR SUITE F2 AU$17,390
38.6 – 43.1 SQ M PER PERSON
SUPERIOR SUITE F1 AU$17,620
38.6 – 43.1SQ M PER PERSON
CONCIERGE SUITE E AU$19,110
38.6 – 43.1 SQ M PER PERSON
CONCIERGE SUITE D AU$19,560
38.6 – 43.1 SQ M PER PERSON
PENTHOUSE SUITE C AU$24,630
52.1 – 58.2 SQ M PER PERSON
PENTHOUSE SUITE B AU$25,000
52.1 – 58.2 SQ M PER PERSON
PENTHOUSE SUITE A AU$25,380
52.1- 58.2 SQ M PER PERSON
SEVEN SEAS SUITE SS AU$29,410
75.6 SQ M PER PERSON
EXPLOERER SUITE ES AU$33,290
76.3 – 85.3 SQ M PER PERSON
GRAND SUITE GS AU$38,360
118.6 – 170.6 SQ M PER PERSON
MASTER SUITE MS AU$44,630
176.1 – 195.8 SQ M PER PERSON
REGENT SUITE RS AU$98,060
412.8 SQ M PER PERSON

All guests must ensure that their travel documents are valid, including having enough blank passport pages required to facilitate passport stamping and visas on arrival, where applicable.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cruise fares and category availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises to confirm category availability. Itinerary and/or ports of call are subject to change at any time due to prevailing weather conditions, or any other cause, at the discretion of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

*For pricing terms and conditions please contact us for more information

Terms and Conditions / Ticket Contracts

All itineraries are subject to change and route lines indicated on map may not indicate ship’s actual navigation. Pricing is per person based on double occupancy in Australian Dollars (unless otherwise noted). For complete information on terms and conditions, itinerary, liability of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Inc. (RSSC), health and travel documents, liability limits, etc., please contact your travel professional or call Regent Seven Seas Cruises at 1300 455 200 for more information. Special Fares may not be combinable with other offers. To read our full Terms & Conditions, including our Ticket Contract and Insurance Information, visit www.rssc.com/legal.

Expired on Saturday April 12th, 2025

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Included Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Programme in All Suite Categories*
  • Included & Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • Included & Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits
  • Included Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Included Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Included Speciality Restaurants
  • Included 24-Hour Room Service
  • Included & Unlimited WiFi*
  • Included Valet Laundry Service*
  • CONCIERGE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: Included 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package* and more
  • PENTHOUSE SUITES AND HIGHER INCLUDE: Included Personal Butler and more

*FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package is not combinable with FREE Pre-Cruise Land Programme. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Expired on Saturday April 12th, 2025

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