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Best of Japan

  • Departure DateJun - Sep 2024 & Mar - Apr 2025
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Millennium
  • 16/17 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,399 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 3 nights in Tokyo
  • Tokyo
  • Mt Fuji (Shimizu)
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Hiroshima
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Hakodate
  • Aomori
  • Tokyo

A unique and captivating itinerary awaits you with our new Japanese cruise holiday. Vibrant and bustling Tokyo is the perfect way to begin; ancient traditions and ornate palaces blend perfectly with ultra-modern living and towering neon-lit skyscrapers. Experience the unforgettable sight of UNESCO World Heritage listed Mount Fuji by bullet train before embarking Celebrity Millennium for your cruise to fascinating ports of call, where you’ll find rich heritage and diverse culture in abundance. With its intriguing ports, mist shrouded harbours and ancient sites, a cruise is the ideal way to see this fascinating country.

Highlights

  • FREE Tokyo Stay
  • FREE Mount Fuji by Bullet Train Tour 
  • Drinks & WiFi  Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 3 night stay in Tokyo on room only basis
  • FREE Mount Fuji by Bullet Train Tour 
  • 12 night cruise on board Celebrity Millennium on all inclusive basis
  • Drinks & WiFi
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jun 2024-£3,649£4,399-
Jul 2024£3,899£3,979£4,499-
Aug 2024-£3,699£4,239-
Sep 2024£3,399£3,899£4,099-
Mar 2025£4,939£4,979£5,299-
Apr 2025£4,929£4,249--

Price based on 04 Jun, 10 Jul, 15 Aug, 08 Sep, 11 Mar & 04 Apr 2025 flying from London. Itinerary based on 11 May 2024, itinerary may vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Best of Japan

Day 1 - Fly UK to Tokyo

Day 2 - Enjoy Tokyo

Day 3 - Enjoy Tokyo

Day 4 - Enjoy Japa

Day 5 - Embark Celebrity Millennium in Tokyo

Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it's still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world's most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you'll get a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and traditions. Here you'll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts. Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

Day 6 - Mt Fuji (Shimizu)

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan’s highest mountain is capped with snow, it’s a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

Day 7 - At sea

Day 8 - Kyoto, Japan

Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years, and is home to 17 different world heritage sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.

Day 9 - Kyoto, Japan

Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world's largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S. Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years, and is home to 17 different world heritage sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.

Day 10 - Hiroshima

Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. In the park are the ruins of Genbaku Dome, one of the few buildings that was left standing near ground zero. Other prominent sites include Shukkei-en, a formal Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle, a fortress surrounded by a moat and a park.

Day 11 - At sea

Day 12 - Busan, South Korea

It is Busan's premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

Day 13 - At sea

Day 14 - Hakodate

A port city on the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views and the area's delicious, fresh seafood, sushi, squid, and ramen. From the top of the Mount Hakodate, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the city surrounded by the ocean. You can reach the summit by hiking trail, cable car, or auto. The former Gory?kaku Fort, Ajapan's first Western style fortress, is now used in as a public park and is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The park also features the tall, white Gory?kaku Tower that offers a panoramic view of the park, including mainland Japan across the Tsugaru Strait on clear days. Hakodate is literally a town of hot springs, and it even offers steamy outdoor footbaths to pedestrians.

Day 15 - Aomori

Aomori City is the capital of the Aomori prefecture, and by far one of Japan’s most underrated cities. Chock full of picturesque historic temples, museums, and close to incredible nature like Mt. Hakkoda, Aomori offers an off-the-beaten path take on Japan. Even though Aomori City has a population of over a quarter of a million, it still has that small-town sleepiness you’d be hard pressed to find in Tokyo or Kyoto. In the spring and summer, Aomori bursts to life with cherry blossom festivals and the Nebuta Festival every August. While you’re stopped here on an Asia cruise, don’t miss thought-provoking modern art exhibits at the Aomori Museum of Art, or a bird’s-eye view of the city from the observation deck of the ASPAM pyramid. Apple orchard tours and harborside strolls, local fish markets and dramatic ropeway rides to the top of Mt. Hakkoda are just a few of the offerings in Aomori for the adventurous outdoorist.

Day 16 - At sea

Tokyo, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Tokyo to UK / Fly Tokyo to UK/ Arrive UK

Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it's still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world's most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you'll get a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and traditions. Here you'll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts. Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

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