Countries:
China, Japan
Embark:
Tokyo
Disembark:
Hong Kong
Discover firsthand the allure of Japan’s small ports and historic landmarks during this 12-day cruise featuring scenic explorations of the Seto Inland Sea and additional stops in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Spend a day exploring Japan’s iconic temples and an entire evening sampling Japanese cuisine and succulent Kobe beef during an overnight port stay in Kyoto. Lose yourself among old fishing relics and weathered Funaya, vintage fisherman buildings, in the small, picturesque port of Tomonoura, a rustic backdrop for international films and blockbuster movies. Learn about the protected, thousand-year-old cedars of Yakushima and their contributions to famous temples and formidable Japanese sailing shps. Stroll picturesque pebbled beaches or canoe nearby mangroves among the natural splendors of the Amami Islands.
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Tour Highlights

  • Experience local culture at the Taipei Night Food markets
  • Have your camera ready as you cruise the UNESCO site of Hashima Island with its abandoned coal mining plant
  • Appreciate the eye-catching and scenic cruising of Japan’s Inland Sea where few cruise ships go
  • Learn how the high-end kimonos of Amami are created
  • Stroll through the forests of ancient, up to 7,000 year-old, cedar trees in Yakushima
  • Sample Tomonoura’s homeishu, said to promote longevity
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