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The Land of the Rising Sun

The Land of the Rising Sun

Samurais and shrines, geishas and gardens … welcome to The Land of the Rising Sun! Japan is a sizzling destination this coming season, beckoning to visitors to come and see, experience and enjoy. From the perfectly manicured gardens to elaborate shrines and temples, this is a destination to fill the senses.

Experience the contrast of busy, technology-savvy, surprisingly clean cities with tranquil, colourful gardens adorned with bridges and sculptures. Discover fishing villages, ornate castles, museums, temples and parks. Japan isn’t one of the more well-known destinations for cruising but it’s definitely worth considering!

Ponant Cruises have released an awesome little itinerary that had our Ultimate Cruising staff perking up their ears. Departing in June 2020, this voyage on board luxury small ship, Le Soleal, leaves from Maizuru and finishes in Osaka. Along the way, the ships calls on Sakaiminato, Busan (South Korea’s second largest metropolis after Seoul), Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Uwajima, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Tamano. As well as experiencing the rich heritage of Japan and the polite warmth of her people, you’ll see the effects of the giant lava flow of 1914 in Kagoshima and the terrible effects from the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

This voyage is a combination of incredible beauty, history and culture. For pricing, itinerary and more detailed information, you can request a call from one of our Ultimate Cruising experts by clicking here.