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16-night Island Explorations of Japan Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Endeavor®
Destination:
Tokyo/Taipei (Keelung)
Departure Date:
11/5/2023
Length:
16
Offer ID:
1430762
from
$19299


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
11/5/2023
11/5/2023

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

Shingu
11/6/2023
11/6/2023

No information currently available.

Kyoto (Kobe)
11/7/2023
11/7/2023

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. 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. From here you can also visit Kyoto, Nara and Sorakuen Garden.

Kyoto (Kobe)
11/8/2023
11/8/2023

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. 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. From here you can also visit Kyoto, Nara and Sorakuen Garden.

Himeji
11/8/2023
11/8/2023

Himeji is best know for it's famous feudal castle, which is both a National Treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is virtually the last castle in Japan that still manages to tower over the surrounding skyscrapers and office buildings. Visitors can also visit the Kokoen Gardens, a magnificent collection of nine Edo-period-style walled gardens on a site where samurai houses once stood.  Additionally, the streets in the area surrounding Himeji Station are filled with shopping arcades and the usual department stores, such as Festa and Miyuki Dori.


Himeji
11/9/2023
11/9/2023

Himeji is best know for it's famous feudal castle, which is both a National Treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is virtually the last castle in Japan that still manages to tower over the surrounding skyscrapers and office buildings. Visitors can also visit the Kokoen Gardens, a magnificent collection of nine Edo-period-style walled gardens on a site where samurai houses once stood.  Additionally, the streets in the area surrounding Himeji Station are filled with shopping arcades and the usual department stores, such as Festa and Miyuki Dori.


Tamano
11/9/2023
11/9/2023

No information currently available.

Tamano
11/10/2023
11/10/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/10/2023
11/10/2023

No information currently available.

Miyajima Island
Suggested Private Excursion
11/10/2023
11/10/2023


Miyajima Island, perhaps best known for the floating torii gateway to the Itsukushima Shrine, stunningly reflected in Hiroshima Bay. This is one of the most photographed spots in all of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

MIYAJIMA Full Day - Essential Miyajima - 8 hours

Uwajima
11/11/2023
11/11/2023

The town of Uwajima is located 60km north of Sukumo. It is surrounded by the beautiful Uma-Sea and steep mountains. Uwajima is famous for its sumo-style bullfights and the Uwajima Castle which is the symbol of the city. The town boasts peaceful backstreets with old wooden houses and temples. The Tenshaen Garden is over 280 years old and is famous for spring and Japanese wistarias.

Kagoshima
11/12/2023
11/12/2023

Kagoshima, a seaport on Kyushu Island, Japan, is sheltered within Kagoshima Bay and is the commercial and cultural center of southern Kyushu. Products manufactured here include a famous type of earthenware known as Satsumaware. Sights of interest include the Iso Garden and the local Theatre.

Yakushima (Miyanoura)
11/13/2023
11/13/2023

Yakushima Island became Japan’s first UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, and its natural wonders will astound you. Yakushima has a particularly diverse flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region.

Amami Oshima (Naze)
11/14/2023
11/14/2023

Situated off the coast of Kagoshima, this picturesque island is blessed with a subtropical climate, beaches with "star sand," and an abundance of flora and fauna. But there is more to this island than just its scenic beauty. Amami Oshima has inspired an arts and crafts culture that is as rich as its heritage. The cultural center at Amami Park is usually one of the first places visitors come to, as it contains the Museum of Amami where you can find detailed information about local customs, traditional culture, and the history of the Amami Islands. Another popular site is the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum, which celebrates this famed Japanese painter's career and his ties to the island. Other artistic endeavors woven into the culture include the richly dyed tsumugi textiles, which date back more than 1,300 years. These fabrics are famous for being used to make high-quality kimonos. Music is a large part of the island's identity and it is known for its shimauta (island songs), accompanied by the sanshin, a three-stringed musical instrument. A mouthwatering variety of tropical foods can be found in the restaurants and local markets, particularly the passion fruit and mango, cultivated in the warm southern climate, are exceptionally delicious.

Yoronjima
11/15/2023
11/15/2023

No information currently available.

Motobu
11/15/2023
11/15/2023

No information currently available.

Motobu
11/16/2023
11/16/2023

No information currently available.

Okinawa (Naha)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/16/2023
11/16/2023

Naha is the port for Okinawa Island lying southwest of the main Japanese islands. Landmarks in the city include the Commodore Perry Memorial, the 16th-century Sogen-ji Ishimon Gates and Tsuboya pottery quarter. Explore Shuri the 500 year old former capital that contains various shrines, temples and ceremonial gates including the famous Shurei Gate. The island, tropical and encircled by coral reefs, also houses Japan's largest sub tropical park (Okinawa Memorial Park) that includes an Aquarium, Museum and amusement park. It is also possible to visit the Okinawa Battle Sites and a number of war memorials recording the American victory in 1945.

Suggested Private Excursions

OKINAWA NAHA - Underground Former Navy Headquarters and Makishi Market - 4 hours

Okinawa (Naha)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/17/2023
11/17/2023

Naha is the port for Okinawa Island lying southwest of the main Japanese islands. Landmarks in the city include the Commodore Perry Memorial, the 16th-century Sogen-ji Ishimon Gates and Tsuboya pottery quarter. Explore Shuri the 500 year old former capital that contains various shrines, temples and ceremonial gates including the famous Shurei Gate. The island, tropical and encircled by coral reefs, also houses Japan's largest sub tropical park (Okinawa Memorial Park) that includes an Aquarium, Museum and amusement park. It is also possible to visit the Okinawa Battle Sites and a number of war memorials recording the American victory in 1945.

Suggested Private Excursions

OKINAWA NAHA - Underground Former Navy Headquarters and Makishi Market - 4 hours

Zamami Island
11/17/2023
11/17/2023

No information currently available.

Miyakojima
11/18/2023
11/18/2023

No information currently available.

Tsukigahama Beach
11/19/2023
11/19/2023

No information currently available.

Ishigaki
11/19/2023
11/19/2023

Ishigaki Island is the main island of the Yaeyama Islands. The island offers visitors calm beaches, snorkeling, and diving in the surrounding coral reefs.  Visitors can also explore the jungle like scenery around the rivers by taking a river kayak tour. At Tamatorizaki Observation point the platform offers lovely views of the cape.  Ishigaki also has the highest mountain in the region, which afford visitors great hiking trails throughout the island's hilly interior.

Taipei (Keelung)
11/20/2023
11/20/2023

Keelung is situated along East China Sea on Taiwan's northeast tip and has been an important Taiwanese seaport. It is gateway to the island's most magnificent coastal scenery and a convenient location to begin a journey overland to Taipei.

Taipei (Keelung)
11/21/2023
11/21/2023

Keelung is situated along East China Sea on Taiwan's northeast tip and has been an important Taiwanese seaport. It is gateway to the island's most magnificent coastal scenery and a convenient location to begin a journey overland to Taipei.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $1120, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
11/5/2023
Number of Nights
16
Cruise Inclusions:
  • All-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced accommodations
  • Unlimited Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits, specialty coffees, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Onboard entertainment, expedition lectures, and enrichment programs
  • Unmatched collection of Complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore
  • 18 zodiacs, kayaks, submersible*, and 2 helicopters*

*Additional cost

Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1430762

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