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Art and Culture of Japan (Otaru – Osaka)

11 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

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Day 1 Otaru (Japan)  
Embarkation from 4pm to 5pm.
Day 2 At sea  
Day 3 Mano Bay (Japan)  
Day 4 Kanazawa (Japan)  
Day 5 Sakaminato (Japan)  
Day 6 Ulsan (South Korea)  
Day 7 Mojiko (Japan)  
Day 8 Beppu Oita (Japan)  
Day 9 Hiroshima (Japan)  
Day 10 Takamatsu (Japan)

Day 11 Osaka (Japan)
All This Included

Ponant takes you to the heart of the Land of the Rising Sun to discover its many traditions and emblematic sites.

In Otaru, you will board L’Austral for an 11-day cruise that promises exceptional discoveries as you visit places such as Hiroshima and our new port of call in Ulsan.

An essential part of your trip will be the stop in Kanazawa. From there, you will be able to visit Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. These villages are UNESCO World Heritage Sites particularly famous for their traditional houses in the gassho-zukuri style.

From Sakaiminato, you will set off to discover medieval Japan and the ancient dwellings of the samurai, who built lavish homes and castles.

Then you will sail to South Korea, a small peninsula that juts out into the Sea of Japan, and discover its port city of Ulsan, which will charm you with its picturesque and modern scenery including the Bulguksa Temple or the Flying Horse Tomb.

We will call at Hiroshima, the gateway to Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto shrine whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion Torii listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard L’Austral
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.