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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Japan Intensive Voyage

Discover a world of history, culture, natural beauty and vibrant cities on this full circle journey through Japan. This spectacular 13-night cruise includes an AzAmazing evening event, complimentary beverages and gratuities.

Cruise Only
13 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Kanazawa, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Mount Fuji, Japan

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From the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, journey to Hakodate and admire the city's spectacular natural beauty before exploring the UNESCO protected Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains in Akita. Perhaps visit the 70 temples of Tera-machi in Kanazawa and get a true taste of South Korea's Busan at the busy Gujke Market.

Be awed by the incredible views of Kitakyushu from the top of the Mojiko Retro Observation Room before heading to Hiroshima, the City of Peace, to witness the site of the first WWII atomic bomb. In Takamatsu, take the opportunity to discover Ritsurin Garden, a botanical paradise or wander through the ruins of Tamamo-koen Park.

Spend two days exploring Kobe with its array of castles and palaces before heading to the charming port of Shimizu which is overlooked by the impressive Mount Fuji. This exceptional 13-night cruise comes to an end in Tokyo.

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Japan Intensive Voyage

Day 1 - Tokyo (Japan)

Embark Azamara Quest in the exciting metropolis of Tokyo.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ships facilities during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Hakodate

Hakodate is both an urban city and a space of impeccable natural beauty. Perhaps explore the city's history or visit the hot springs.

Day 4 - Akita

Akita is a paradise for seafood lovers due to its prime location adjacent to the Sea of Japan. Perhaps visit the Shirakami -Sanchi Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or relax at the Nyuto Hot Springs.

Day 5 - Kanazawa

In Kanazawa, perhaps explore the 70 temples of Tera-machi, visit the D.T. Suzuki Museum, a peaceful homage to Zen Buddhism, or wander along the the small bustling alleys of the colourful Omichi Market. Be sure to sample the region’s sake, known for its superior quality.

Day 6 - Sakaiminato

Take a walk down Shigeru Mizuki Road, a street lined with more than 150 statues of characters from the manga stories; Japan's favourite comic characters. If you're a Manga fan, be sure to also visit the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum to learn more about Mizuki and his creative characters.

Day 7 - Busan (South Korea)

Busan is a city bursting with ancient culture and modern life. For a true taste of Busan, head to the bustling Gujke Market. Alternatively, choose to join the optional tour of Gyeongju to discover the Bulguksa Temple, the tombs of Tumuli Park and the Gyeongju National Museum.

Day 8 - Kitakyushu (Japan)

Admire the view of Kitakyushu from the seaside port of Moji. Perhaps visit the Moji Customs Building and tour the art gallery inside, or head to the top of the Mojiko Retro Observation Room for great views of the city. For something a little more unusual, explore the Toto Toilet Museum.

Day 9 - Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the largest city on Honshu Island in Japan and is known as the City of Peace as it was the site of the first WWII atomic blast on August 6, 1945. See the sights of Hiroshima including the Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Shukkeien Garden.

Day 10 - Takamatsu

In the dynamic city of Takamatsu, visit the Tamamo-koen Park to discover its ruins and explore Japanese-style turrets. Or perhaps choose from one of the two optional tours. For example, stroll among the flowers and trees during a visit to Ritsurin Garden; a botanical paradise dating back to the 1600s and discover the history of the Yashimaji Temple. Alternatively, take the opportunity to visit Nakano Udon School and take a noodle-making workshop.

Day 11 - 12 - Kobe

Kobe is headquarters for many Japanese and international firms as well as an important seaport. Explore spectacular palaces and castles of shoguns and emperors and wander down narrow lanes paved in stone and lined with wooden buildings.

Day 13 - Shimizu

The charming port town of Shimizu is overlooked by the dramatic Mount Fuji. Spend time at leisure exploring the bustling port and perhaps stroll through Miho-no-Matsubara which is home to 30,000 pine trees lining the seashore.

Day 14 - Tokyo

Disembark Azamara Quest in Tokyo.

The captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full-board cruise on Azamara Quest
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evening event
  • Selected standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas throughout the day
  • Gratuities
  • Complimentary butler service for suite guests
  • Complimentary self-service laundry
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from ports, where available

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights - please contact us for a quote
  • Optional shore excursions
Map for Japan Intensive Voyage