Itinerary | 12 Nights - Best of Japan Cruise

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12 Nights - Best of Japan Cruise

from $1739 pp

Aquafest Hosted Group of LGBT Travelers

Departs from Tokyo, Japan on October 02, 2022 returning October 14, 2022

Celebrity Cruises - Solstice

Departing roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan. Visiting Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Kobe, Kyoto (Osaka, Hiroshima, Japan. Also visiting Busan, South Korea, Hakodate, Japan Aomori, Japan at Sea and 2-days at sea.

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Book By June 15, 2021 and Receive a $100 Onboard Spending Credit!

Day
Ports of Call
Arrival
Departure
Day:1
Port:Tokyo, Japan
Arrival:---
Departure:7:00 PM

Tokyo, Japan

Modern, yet retaining some of the Japanese culture and tradition, is the capital city of Japan. Tokyo is a city with a history of about 400 years. In 1603, it was here that Ieyasu Tokugawa established the capital of the Tokugawa Shogunate, his ruling military government. At that time, Tokyo was called "Edo"" and it prospered as a political and cultural center. By the middle of the 18th century

Day:2
Port:Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
Arrival:7:00 AM
Departure:3:00 PM

Mt. Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Day:3
Port:Kobe, Japan
Arrival:12:00 PM
Departure:12:00 AM

Kobe, Japan

Kobe, located in Japan, is capital of Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern Honshu Island, on Osaka Bay, near the city of Osaka. Since the 1890s several adjoining cities, including Hyogo, have been absorbed by Kobe. Agricultural produce of the locality includes rice and other grains, fruits and vegetables, and tea. Shipbuilding and production of rubber goods are of primary importance to the city. Chemicals, machinery, electrical equipment, textiles, refined sugar, flour, and sake are also produced here.

Behind the narrow coastal site of the city are mountains on which suburban residences and hotels have been built. Many Christian churches, Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, two famous statues of Buddha, a fine arts museum, and a municipal museum with a collection on Western cultural contact are in Kobe. The city did not become important until the 1860s, when Japan was opened to foreign trade. Before that time, Hyogo, which is now part of Kobe, had for centuries been a major Japanese port.

Day:4
Port:Kyoto, (Osaka), Japan
Arrival:8:00 AM
Departure:---

Kyoto, (Osaka), Japan

Location of Osaka relative to the rest of Japan.

Osaka is located in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. Osaka is Japan's second largest city and is a major industrial, port and economic centre.

Osaka features some key tourist attractions including Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium. Osaka is also famous for its food including many regional dishes and variations on dishes found elsewhere in Japan.

Day:5
Port:Kyoto, (Osaka), Japan
Arrival:---
Departure:6:00 PM

Kyoto, (Osaka), Japan

Location of Osaka relative to the rest of Japan.

Osaka is located in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. Osaka is Japan's second largest city and is a major industrial, port and economic centre.

Osaka features some key tourist attractions including Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium. Osaka is also famous for its food including many regional dishes and variations on dishes found elsewhere in Japan.

Day:6
Port:Hiroshima, Japan
Arrival:10:00 AM
Departure:6:00 PM

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It became the first city in history destroyed by nuclear weapons when the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Hiroshima gained municipality status on April 1, 1889, and was designated on April 1, 1980, by government ordinance. The city's current mayor is Tadatoshi Akiba.

Day:7
Port:At Sea
Arrival:---
Departure:---

At Sea

Enjoy the whole day at sea.

Day:8
Port:Busan, South Korea
Arrival:7:00 AM
Departure:5:00 PM

Busan, South Korea

Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan, is South Korea's second largest metropolis after Seoul, with a population of around 3.6 million. It is the largest port city in South Korea and the fifth largest port in the world. The city is located on the Southeasternmost tip of the Korean Peninsula and faces the Korea Strait. The most densely built up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong River and Suyeong River, with mountains separating some of the districts. Administratively, it is designated as a Metropolitan City. The Busan metropolitan area is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county.

Busan was the host city of the 2002 Asian Games and APEC 2005 Korea. It was also one of the host cities for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and is a center for international conventions in Korea. On November 14, 2005, the city officially announced its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games.

Busan is home to the world's largest department store, the Shinsegae Centum City and is pursuing a large number of multi-skyscraper projects, including the 110-floor, 510m-supertall Lotte Super Tower, which is slated to become the world's third tallest building in 2013, after Burj Khalifa in Dubai and 1 World Trade Center in New York City.

Day:9
Port:At Sea
Arrival:---
Departure:---

At Sea

Enjoy the whole day at sea.

Day:10
Port:Hakodate, Japan
Arrival:6:30 AM
Departure:8:00 PM

Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate is one of the main cities on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Looming over the town is 334m-high Mount Hakodate. The mountain's summit, reachable by aerial ropeway gondola, offers dramatic nighttime views. At its base is Motomachi, a neighborhood of steep streets with Western-style, early-20th-century buildings. A city landmark is the grand Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, built in 1910.

Day:11
Port:Aomari, Japan
Arrival:7:00 AM
Departure:6:00 PM

Aomari, Japan

Aomori is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of Japan. As of 1 April 2020, the city had an estimated population of 278,964 in 136,457 households, and a population density of 340 people per square kilometer spread over the city's total area of 824.61 square kilometers.

Day:12
Port:At Sea
Arrival:---
Departure:---

At Sea

Enjoy the whole day at sea.

Day:13
Port:Tokyo, Japan
Arrival:6:30 AM
Departure:---

Tokyo, Japan

Modern, yet retaining some of the Japanese culture and tradition, is the capital city of Japan. Tokyo is a city with a history of about 400 years. In 1603, it was here that Ieyasu Tokugawa established the capital of the Tokugawa Shogunate, his ruling military government. At that time, Tokyo was called "Edo"" and it prospered as a political and cultural center. By the middle of the 18th century

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