7-night Treasures of Japan by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Soleal
Destination:
Kyoto (Kobe)/Osaka
Departure Date:
4/15/2022
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1421569
from
$6500

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Kyoto (Kobe)
4/15/2022
4/15/2022

Kobe, located in Japan, is capital of Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern Honshu Island, on Osaka Bay, near the city of Osaka. Since the 1890s several adjoining cities, including Hyogo, have been absorbed by Kobe. Behind the narrow coastal site of the city are mountains on which suburban residences and hotels have been built. Many Christian churches, Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, two famous statues of Buddha, a fine arts museum, and a municipal museum with a collection on Western cultural contact are in Kobe. From here you can also visit Kyoto, Nara and Sorakuen Garden.

Takamatsu
4/16/2022
4/16/2022

Takamatsu is the capital of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan's smallest prefecture. The Matsudaira Clan, relatives of the Tokugawa, controlled the former castle town and surrounding region, then known as Sanuki, during most of the Edo Period.

Hiroshima
Suggested Private Excursion
4/17/2022
4/17/2022

Hiroshima in southwestern Honshu has grown rapidly as a commercial city, and after 1868 it was developed as a military base. Every August 6 since 1947, thousands participate in multidenominational services in the Peace Memorial Park built on the site where the bomb exploded. After the war the city was largely rebuilt, and commercial activity gradually resumed. Visit the Peace Park but also explore Miyajima Island and its colourful shrines and mysterious forests.

Suggested Private Excursions

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours

Miyajima Island
Suggested Private Excursion
4/17/2022
4/17/2022


Miyajima Island, perhaps best known for the floating torii gateway to the Itsukushima Shrine, stunningly reflected in Hiroshima Bay. This is one of the most photographed spots in all of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

MIYAJIMA Full Day - Essential Miyajima - 8 hours

Hagi
4/18/2022
4/18/2022

Hagi is a former castle town, off the major transport ways, along the tranquil Sea of Japan coast in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Hagi is best known for its nicely preserved former castle town and local pottery, which ranks among Japan's finest.

Hagi used to be the capital of the Mori daimyo (feudal lords), who governed present Yamaguchi Prefecture (then known as Choshu) for more than 200 years, and played a central role in overthrowing the shogunate and bringing an end to Japan's feudal age in the second half of the 19th century.

Pusan (Busan)
4/19/2022
4/19/2022

Korea's "museum without walls" is akin only to China in its depth and cultural wonder. From Pusan, you can journey to the ancient Silla capital of Kyongju, a dynasty which reigned in Korea for almost a thousand years. Today this small provincial town is virtually a museum without walls, dotted with many splendid ruins. Nearby, the forested mountains and valleys shelter hundreds of beautiful Buddhist shrines including the renowned Sokkuram Grotto, and Tongdosa and Pulguksa Temples. Pusan is also a shopper's mecca and Korea's vital southern link to Japanese and American trade.

Moji, Japan
4/20/2022
4/20/2022

The modern port of Moji offers many historical and architectural attractions for its visitors. Tour the Mekari Park of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, and view the panoramic view of Hayatomo-no-Seto and wall paintings which depict the Battle of Dannoura. Take a walk along the beautiful waterfront promenades, or explore the famous "Blue Wing" pedestrian bridge.

Tamano
4/21/2022
4/21/2022

No information currently available.

Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/22/2022
4/22/2022

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
4/15/2022
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • And more...
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1421569

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