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Highlights of Japan

Highlights of Japan

The cruisetour "Highlights of Japan" will lead you to the most important sights of Honshu, the main island of Japan. You will see the historic buildings of Kyoto, traditional and modern attractions of Tokyo and world-famous Mount Fuji. After the land tour, you'll discover the most beautiful destinations of Hokkaido, the second largest island of the country, during a fantastic cruise.

Day 1 Osaka / Kyoto
Arrive in Osaka and head to magical Kyoto, where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kyoto Hotel Okura.

Day 2 Kyoto
Today you'll sightsee to some of Kyoto's greatest attractions - including stunning more than 400-year-old Nijō Castle, site of two lavish palaces and several beautiful gardens, and the unforgettable Golden Pavilion. Savor lunch at a local restaurant followed by the Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. Dine in a traditional Japanese restaurant with a Maiko show, sure to be a highlight. Overnight at the Kyoto Hotel Okura. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 3 Kyoto / Tokyo
Head to Nara to visit the impressive Todaiji Temple and breathtaking Kasuga Taisha Shrine before boarding the famous Shinkansen to Tokyo for an evening at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 4 Tokyo
An introductory sightseeing tour takes you through one of the most thrilling cities on earth. You'll see the Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping street, followed by a drive through the iconic Ginza District. The afternoon and evening are yours to take in even more of Tokyo's countless attractions at your own pace. Overnight at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo. Breakfast included.

Day 5 Tokyo
The surroundings of Tokyo have plenty to offer as well. Visit Mt. Fuji, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and set out into Hakone National Park, where you'll ride a ropeway from Sounzan station to Owakudani Station and visit Owakudani Valley. Afterwards, complete a breathtaking day with a cruise across Lake Ashi, which is famous for its fantastic view of Mt. Fuji. This evening, you'll be treated to a farewell dinner with classic Japanese specialties. Overnight at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6 Tokyo / Yokohama / Embark ship
After breakfast, visit Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck at 350 meters, for a remarkable city skyline view before joining Diamond Princess. Breakfast included.

Day 6-14 Cruise
You can combine this land tour with several Japan cruises on board Diamond Princess.