Luxury Wonders of Japan
16 Night Fly, Stay & Luxury Cruise Holiday with $3000 Bonus Value Including City Stays, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Deal Code: MC-109567
Your 16 Night, Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes
Return Economy Flight to Tokyo
Your Tokyo City Stay
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Tokyo
Your Japan Cruise
15 Night Cruise from Tokyo Onboard Azamara Journey in a Club Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Bonus Beverage Package onboard including select standard spirits, international beers & wines
Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event (on most voyages)
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit from $649pp
General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on 19 March 2024
Day 1: Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and ancient traditions, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience. Enjoy 1 nights hotel stay to explore Tokyo.
Day 2: Tokyo, Japan
Embark your 15 night Wonders of Japan cruise from Tokyo onboard Azamara Journey.
Day 3: At Sea
Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.
Day 4: Aomori, Japan
Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world’s largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan’s largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.
Day 5: Akita, Japan
Welcome to Akita, head to the stunning traditional gardens of Senshu Park home of the historic Kubota Castle. Wander the grounds & experience traditional Japans grandeur & beauty. See the amazing Aoyagi Samurai House one of the best-preserved manors in Japan.
Day 6: Niigata, Japan
Niigata is a port city on Honshu, Japan’s main island. The Minatopia history museum complex includes heritage buildings like the 19th-century Niigata Customs House. Along the seacoast, the Marinepia Nihonkai aquarium has sea otters and dolphins. Part of the Northern Culture Museum, the Ito Estate was home to a wealthy 1800s family and displays their art collection. South are the hot springs of Iwamuro
Day 7: Kanazawa, Japan
Kanazawa is the capital of Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, filled with historical sights & modern museums. Visit the amazing 16th Century Kanazawa Castle & surrounding Kenroku-en Gardens which is one of Japan Three Great Gardens. Myōryū-ji, commonly known as Ninja-dera, is a Buddhist temple belonging to Nichiren sect, another amazing place to visit. Within walking distance, you can also visit the Oyama Shrine, Nagamachi Samurai District & Omicho Market. For those looking to see modern Japan visit the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art & 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
Day 8: Sakaiminato, Japan
Wedged between sea, sky and mountains, this small fishing port has been esteemed for centuries for its superb seafood. West of the city lies Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Shinto. This area is dotted with burial mounds from Japan’s Bronze Age. The town of Matsue boasts the celebrated “Black Castle,” a six-story, black-walled castle that home to a clan of the mighty Tokugawa dynasty that ruled Japan for over 250 years. Also, a common sight ashore are the Yokai – approximately 100 bronze statues of supernatural characters as imagined by famed manga comic author Shigeru Mizuki, who was born in Sakaiminato.
Day 9: Busan, South Korea
It is Busan’s trading port that makes it an international metropolis while its beautiful sea vistas make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower or rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.
Day 10: Hiroshima, Japan
While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. None more iconic than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park and enjoy local delicacies.
Day 11: Takamatsu, Japan
Takamatsu is home to 16th century heritage including moats, ruins and turrets. Stroll through the scenic hills, bridges and islands or sip on matcha at a traditional tea house. Fresh seafood and famous noodle dishes await on the waterfront where there has been an influx of boutiques and restaurants.
Day 12-13: Kobe, Japan
Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Kobe is situated between mountains and the sea, it is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Spend 1 night on board in port.
Day 14: Shimizu, Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro.
Day 15: Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and ancient traditions, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience. Spend the night on board in port.
Day 16: Tokyo, Japan
Disembark Azamara Journey in Tokyo, farewell as you board your flight home or ask about our flexible flights and extend your stay.
Welcome on board Azamara Journey! Refurbished in 2016, this vessel accommodates just under 700 passengers across her five opulent decks. She boats 6 dining options, a casino, a theatre, a pool, jacuzzis, a spa, a gym and a running track, the Azamara Journey has everything you need for a relaxing luxury cruise.
Everything is taken care of on Azamara Journey (all meals, drinks and outstanding customer service included!). Whether you want to spend your free time between ports soaking up some sun by the pool, playing a hand in the casino or relaxing in the library, there is something for everyone on the Azamara Journey. While sailing with Azamara Club Cruises you will have the opportunity to really get to know the destinations you are visiting, with fantastic excursions available both during the day and in the evening. Plus, the renowned Azamazing Evenings, which make for a perfect night in any part of your cruise.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 19 March 2024
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions: At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises. Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note; Flight deviations requested by the traveller incurs a fee of $150AUD per person plus any airfare and or tax changes. Which will be advised byour Customer Service / Air department at the time of selecting your flights
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.
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