Japan epitomizes the fusion of ancient traditions with modern lifestyles, where dazzling skyscrapers nestle against ancient temples. Whether you prefer to sleep on tatami mats or in a capsule hotel, it offers something for every taste. Speaking of taste, you are never far from a memorable meal anywhere in Japan. Few other destinations in the world honour food with such care and attention, with restaurants, often specializing in just one dish and chefs who have been perfecting it for many generations. Japanese cuisine is intensely regional and seasonal, with emphasis on using the freshest ingredient sourced locally and presented artfully. There is no better season to visit this magical place than in the spring when the Cherry Blossoms (called Sakura in Japan) bloom in a lavish but very brief spectacle, reflecting both the brilliance and fragility of life. No other symbol reflects Japanese culture more, with its imagery permeating Japanese paintings, film, literature, and poetry. In Northern Japan, due to its’ long winter, Cherry Blossom season starts a month later than the rest of the country, lending even greater significance to this symbol of the arrival of Spring to the people of the region. Discover why a visit to Northern Japan means seeing the off-the-beaten-track country on this 9 day, 6 port Princess cruise. Better yet, add the Optional land tour to enjoy 6 additional days diving deep into Tokyo and Kyoto’s stunning temples and breathtaking landscapes.
April 20 to 29, 2020
Starting at $2,399
Price per person Cruise only $2,399 based on Inside Cabin, two sharing, including taxes. Hold your space with a 20% deposit in the cruise. Single supplement available on request. Not included: Airfare & taxes, transfers, personal expenses, meals not specified, port taxes and gratuities. Please note this cruise is not hosted.
Your Cruise package includes:
- 8 nights’ accommodation aboard the Diamond Princess
- Meals on board including 24 – hour Room Service
- Beverages, excluding Sodas and Alcohol
- World-class entertainment and activities
At-a-Glance Voyage Itinerary:
To book contact:
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