Highlights of South Japan

Explore Japan’s pretty Okinawa islands, moving war memorials and endlessly fascinating culture on this captivating tall ship voyage.

  • 27 May – 11 Jun 2022
  • 15 nights
  • From £3,749pp
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Kobe, Japan skyline at the port and tower.

Spend a day or two exploring Taiwan’s vibrant capital, where street food and skyscrapers come together in an intoxicating combination. We’ll set sail in the evening and spend a day at sea, then arrive in Okinawa where we’ll explore the island of Hirara, where pristine beaches lapped by the azure ocean await. In Naha, visit the Himeyuri Peace Museum and Peace Memorial Museum to learn about the Battle of Okinawa.

After a day at sea we’ll arrive at Nagasaki, a city synonymous with tragedy. Spend time at the Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park to learn about the World War II Allied nuclear attack.Next up is Hiroshima, a thriving community with a difficult past that’s memorialised with another poignant Peace Park.

While we overnight in Kobe, one of Japan’s most attractive cities, there’s an opportunity to visit the compelling Earthquake Museum, or take an excursion to pretty Kyoto, where traditional teahouses and atmospheric temples offer a glimpse of uniquely Japanese culture.

While we overnight in Kobe, one of Japan’s most attractive cities, there’s an opportunity to visit the compelling Earthquake Museum, or take an excursion to pretty Kyoto

Aerial drone view of a tiny tropical island with beach, coral reef and sharp limestone cliffs (Shimizu Island, El Nido)

We’ll sail on to Shimizu, where you can explore Shizuoka city or take a day trip to Hakone and
the majestic Mount Fuji. We end our adventure in Tokyo, where all of Japanese culture – the traditional and modern – comes together in a chaotic and intoxicating fashion.

Voyage Itinerary: 30 Sep – 07 Oct 2021

  • Day 1: Keelung (Taipei)
  • Day 2: Sailing
  • Day 3: Hirara
  • Day 4: Sailing
  • Day 5: Naha
  • Day 6: Sailing
  • Day 7: Nagasaki
  • Day 8: Sailing
  • Day 9: Hiroshima
  • Day 10: Sailing
  • Day 11: Kobe
  • Day 12: Kobe
  • Day 13: Sailing
  • Day 14: Shimizu
  • Day 15: Sailing
  • Day 16: Tokyo (Japan)

 

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