Temples and Traditions of Japan – Tour 4A (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Osaka, Japan to Yokohama, Japan
Dates: 28 Aug 2018 - 12 Sep 2018

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28 Aug 2018
Osaka, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Arrive in Osaka and head to magical Kyoto, where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto.

29 Aug 2018
Kyoto, Japan

Today you'll sightsee to some of Kyoto's greatest attractions, including stunning 410-year-old Nijō Castle, site of two lavish palaces and several beautiful gardens, and the unforgettable Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion). Savor lunch at a local restaurant, followed by the Heian Shrine and Tenryu-ji Temple. Dine in a traditional Japanese restaurant with a Maiko show, sure to be a highlight. Overnight at the Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto. (B,L,D)

30 Aug 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Kaga, Japan
Komatsu, Japan
Kanazawa, Japan

Travel from Kyoto to Kanazawa via express train. Stop at Kaga Onsen and visit Yunokuni no mori (Kaga Arts and Craft village featuring many local artists and an opportunity to create a traditional Japanese piece of your own). After exploring this unique creative village, transfer by motorcoach to your Kanazawa hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel Nikko Kanazawa. (B,L)

31 Aug 2018
Kanazawa, Japan

The culture and tradition of Japan will be a highlight today as you visit the Higashi Chaya geisha district, Samurai residence area, Kenroku-en Japanese Garden, and Omicho Market. Learn the local art of gold leaf papermaking with a demonstration and opportunity to create a gold leaf souvenir of your own. Dinner is included at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Nikko Kanazawa. (B,D)

01 Sep 2018
Kanazawa, Japan
Shirakawa, Japan
Toyama, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

After checking out of the hotel, explore Shirakawago village, visiting Wada family residents and Ogimachi observatory before boarding the Bullet Train from Toyama to Tokyo. Experience the efficiency of this high speed rail travel where a light Japanese Bento Box lunch will be served onboard. Evening at leisure. Overnight at a Tokyo hotel. (B,L)

02 Sep 2018
Tokyo, Japan
Hakone, Japan
Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Today, you trade the bustle of Tokyo for Japan's more serene side at pristine Lake Ashi, Togendai, and Mt. Fuji. Drive to Hakone National Park, where you will ride a Komagatake ropeway to visit observatory (weather permitting). Enjoy a breathtaking Lake Ashi cruise before lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. At dinner, classic Japanese cuisine of teppanyaki will be served. Overnight at a Tokyo hotel. (B,L,D)

03 Sep 2018
Tokyo, Japan

This is Tokyo, one of the most thrilling cities on earth. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple, and Nakamise shopping street. Complete the highlights tour with a drive through the iconic Ginza district before being introduced to the art of sushi making, where you will have hands-on experience making your own sushi lunch. The evening is yours to take in even more of Tokyo's countless attractions at your own pace. Overnight at a Tokyo hotel. (B,L)

04 Sep 2018
Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama, Japan
5:00 PM

After breakfast, visit Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet for a remarkable city skyline view before joining Diamond Princess. (B)

05 Sep 2018
Ishinomaki, Japan
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
06 Sep 2018
Hakodate, Japan
10:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 11
07 Sep 2018
Akita, Japan
8:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 12
08 Sep 2018
DAY 13
09 Sep 2018
Pusan, South Korea
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 14
10 Sep 2018
Kagoshima, Japan
10:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 15
11 Sep 2018
DAY 16
12 Sep 2018
Yokohama, Japan
6:00 AM
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Shore Excursions

Osaka, Japan - 28 Aug 2018

Kyoto, Japan - 28 Aug 2018

Kyoto, Japan - 29 Aug 2018

Kyoto, Japan - 30 Aug 2018

Tokyo, Japan - 01 Sep 2018

Tokyo, Japan - 02 Sep 2018

Tokyo, Japan - 02 Sep 2018

Tokyo, Japan - 03 Sep 2018

Tokyo, Japan - 04 Sep 2018

Yokohama, Japan - 04 Sep 2018

Pusan, South Korea - 09 Sep 2018

Kagoshima, Japan - 10 Sep 2018

Yokohama, Japan - 12 Sep 2018

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