Contrasts of Japan

Skyscrapers, sushi, Shinto shrines, spiritual mountains and the Trans-Siberian Railway combine on this extraordinary journey.

  • 11 Jun – 24 Jun 2022
  • 13 nights
  • From £3,199pp
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Aerial view of the Russky Bridge connecting Vladivostok city with the Russky Island over the Strait of Eastern Bosphorus. Cable-stayed road bridge over the sea in Primorsky Krai, Far East, Russia

Tokyo is like nowhere else on Earth, and what a place to begin this unforgettable journey. A spellbinding mix of modern architecture and technology sits alongside traditional markets and tiny restaurants in tightly-packed alleyways. Leaving Tokyo, we spend the day at sea before we reach Oarai, a coastal city that acts as the jumping-off point for tours to the stunning four-drop, 120-metre-high Fukuroda Falls. The next day, we’ll cruise through Matsushima – one of the most scenic places in Japan with over 260 small islands.

Our next stop is a wildlife lover’s dream: where guests can take the opportunity to visit Kushiro Marsh, where deer, sea eagles and elegant Japanese cranes thrive within the wetlands. Sailing westward, we cruise along the Hokkaido coast to Tomakomai, a city famed for its paper production. From here, explore a historic village or head to the cosmopolitan city of Sapporo.

Our next stop is a wildlife lover’s dream: where guests can take the opportunity to visit Kushiro Marsh, where deer, sea eagles and elegant Japanese cranes thrive within the wetlands.

Zuihoden mausoleum, Sendai, Japan

Our next destination is Aomori, home of a 70-foot-tall Buddha and the Shirakami Mountains. Then to Hakodate, where you can admire views of the harbour from the top of its mountain. A day at sea takes us to Russia, where guests can take the opportunity to ride part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and back to Japan to end our journey in Otaru.

Voyage Itinerary: 11 Jun – 24 Jun 2022

  • Day 1: Tokyo (Japan)
  • Day 2: Sailing
  • Day 3: Oarai
  • Day 4: Sendai
  • Day 5: Sailing
  • Day 6: Kushiro
  • Day 7: Tomakomai
  • Day 8: Tomakomai
  • Day 9: Aomori
  • Day 10: Hakodate
  • Day 11: Sailing
  • Day 12: Vladivostok
  • Day 13: Sailing
  • Day 14: Otaru (Japan)
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