Day 1 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
For a vibrant and colourful atmosphere in the city, exploring Chinatown, the largest of its kind in Japan, will not leave you disappointed. Established here at the same time as Yokohama’s port, history can be discovered in the form of old shops and architecture, while beautiful temples such as the Kwan Tai Temple and the attractive East Gate convey a distinct Chinese culture.
Day 2 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at Sea.
Day 3 - Hiroshima, Japan
With moving peace monuments to the end of World War II, Hiroshima is a modern city that has emerged from its defining days with purpose and confidence. This is a forward-looking yet traditional city.
Beyond the evocative Atomic Bomb Dome, you’ll find the landscaped Shukkeien Garden, the Mazda Museum, and the Okonomiyaki, a batter and cabbage pancake topped with octopus, shrimp or pork.
Day 4 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at Sea.
Day 5 - Busan, South Korea
Busan is South Korea’s second largest city and seaport, and it's a laid-back, metropolitan destination. Its pace is slower, and its diversity more pronounced, than the country's capital city of Seoul.
Busan has an intriguing medley of culture and history, beautiful natural settings and exciting adventures. It’s also near South Korea’s cultural capital, Gyeongju, and the fortress of Jinju.
Day 6 - Nagasaki, Japan
Japan’s first real contact with the West was through Portuguese explorers and Jesuit missionaries, and then Dutch merchants. Apprehensive Shoguns thus closed Japan to foreign trade except at Nagasaki.
Stop by Peace Park for a moment of serenity, or visit the Confucian Shrine to see the influence that the Chinese community has on Nagasaki.
Day 7 - At Sea
Enjoy cruise at sea
Day 8 - Kochi, Japan
If you’re in the market for souvenirs, you’ll find several arcades and attractive shopping streets. In particular, Kochi Prefecture is known for its high-quality ‘washi’ or handmade paper. At the Japanese Paper Museum, you can even try your hand at paper-making and create your own unique keepsakes.
If you venture into the countryside, Shikoku’s landscapes reflect the beauty of the seasons. Spring brings cherry blossom, autumn adds rich colours to the trees and snow is common through the winter. One of the island’s many natural attractions is Ryuga-do Cave, a vast limestone cavern filled with stalactites, stalagmites and formations that resemble flowing water or folded fabric. There’s an archaeological element too, as it contains an earthenware pot that’s around 2,000 years old.
Day 9 - Shimizu, Japan
Shimizu is a bustling modern port with ancient roots and many a revered shrine to visit. You’ll no doubt find your gaze repeatedly drawn to the beautiful snow-capped cone of nearby Mount Fuji. Shimizu is the tuna capital of Japan in terms of the amount caught, making it a popular choice on menus here along with shirasu, or whitebait.
Day 10 - Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan