B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1** Mar 10 | Honolulu –> Narita
Today, we will start our wonderful trip by boarding an international flight to Tokyo, the capital of Japan and one of the popular metropolitan areas through the world.
Day 2** Mar 11 | Narita – Tokyo
Upon our arrival at Narita International airport, we will be greeted by an Air & Sea Travel representative and transfer to our hotel.
Day 3** Mar 12 | Tokyo Hakone | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will walk to Shinjuku Train Station, and take the Limited Express Train to Hakone located in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Limited Express Train is the second fastest train system in Japan. Its speeds don’t approach that of the shinkansen by a long shot, but it stops at only the biggest, most often-used stations, so it’s the fastest of the regular speed trains. Upon arrival, we will visit Hakone Shrine, a national shrine at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest but are easily located by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and the other two over the main street of Moto-Hakone. After lunch, we will take a Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise on a pirate ship. We will get nice scenic views of the lake, mountains, Hakone, and Mt. Fuji on a clear day. After our boat ride, we will take the Hakone Ropeway to access Owakudani Valley, a volcanic valley that features active sulphur vents and hot springs. It was created by the eruption of Mount Hakone over 3,000 years ago. Next, we will check into our onsen hotel where we will also enjoy dinner.
Day 4** Mar 13 | Hakone Tokyo | (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the Hakone-Yumoto Train Station to board the Limited Express Train back to Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. We will visit Tokyo Tower, a communications and observation tower and the second-tallest structure in Japan. It is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations. We will go up to the 150 m Main Deck, where we can get a sense of Tokyo’s cityscape in all three dimensions. We can enjoy our own lunch at the Basement of Tokyo Tower. Next, we will visit the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingū), the Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. It is located in an evergreen forest that covers an area of 700,000 square meters (about 175 acres). Many visitors to the forest use it as a recreation and relaxation area in the center of Tokyo. After that, we will enjoy our dinner before we check into our hotel.
Day 5** Mar 14 | Tokyo | (B)
Full day free at leisure. You can visit Tokyo’s most famous upscale market shopping, dining and entertainment district – The Ginza, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Or you can enjoy a shopping day at Shinjuku, Tokyo’s most vibrant commercial center, with many alleys, nooks, and crannies. Nearby, Shibuya is a center for fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends.
Day 6** Mar 15 | Tokyo – Yokohama | (B)
This morning, we will transfer to Osanbashi Passenger Terminal to embark on the newly renovated Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. The ship boasts 700 balconies, perfect for capturing incredible landscapes and intriguing city skylines across the globe. As one of only two Princess Cruise ships built in Japan, it’s not surprising this unique vessel can often be found sailing to the most intriguing vacation destinations abroad.
Day 7** Mar 16 | At Sea
Today is a Sea day; we are on our way to Miyazaki, Japan.
Day 8** Mar 17 | Miyazaki, Japan
This morning, we will arrive in Miyazaki, Japan. Ships disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 4:00 PM.
Miyazaki is located on the southeastern coast of Kyushu island. It’s known for its warm climate within the country. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 9** Mar 18 | Hakata, Japan
This morning, we will arrive in Hakata, Japan. Ship disembarks at 12:00 PM and embarks at 10:00 PM.
Hakata is an area part of Fukuoka known for its modern malls and traditional craft stores. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 10** Mar 19 | Busan, South Korea
This morning, we will arrive in Busan, South Korea. Ship disembarks at 7:00 AM and embarks at 6:00 PM.
Busan is a large port city known for its beaches, temples, seafood markets, and mountains. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 11** Mar 20 | Sasebo, Japan
This morning, we will arrive in Sasebo, Japan. Ship disembarks at 7:00 AM and embarks at 6:00 PM.
Sasebo is located in the Nagasaki Prefecture known for its Dutch themed park, Huis Ten Bosch. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 12** Mar 21 | Kagoshima, Japan
This morning, we will arrive in Kagoshima, Japan. Ship disembarks 7:00 AM and embarks at 6:00 PM.
Kagoshima is the biggest city in the southern part of Japan. This area is known for the historic Sengan-en Garden and for views of the active Sakurajima Volcano. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 13** Mar 22 | Beppu, Japan
This morning, we will arrive in Beppu, Japan. Ship disembarks at 9:00 AM and embarks at 4:00 PM.
Beppu is known for having over 2,000 hot springs and the famous Hells of Beppu. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 14** Mar 23 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are heading back to Yokohama, Japan.
Day 15** Mar 24 | Yokohama – Tokyo –> Honolulu
This morning, we will arrive back at Osambashi Port which will end our cruise. After disembarking the ship, we will go back to Tokyo for a tour. Our first stop is to explore Ameyoko Shopping Street. It is a well known area with various shops that provide products like clothes, bags, cosmetics, fresh fish, crab, spices, and more. Next, we will head to Asakusa to visit the historic Sensoji Temple. The temple was completed by the year 645 which made it the oldest temple in Tokyo. Afterwards, you will have some time to find a place to eat and shop in the surrounding area. Then we will take a Water Bus to our last stop – Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s into a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Today’s Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for Tokyoites and tourists alike. Major attractions include: Ferris Wheel, Venus Fort, and Aqua City Shopping Center. We will also visit the 19-meter tall Gundam RX 0 Statue, one of the most significant comic attractions in Japanese cartoon (manga) industry, located in Odaiba. Next, we will head to Narita International Airport for our flight back to Honolulu, ending our spectacular Kyushu Spring Flower cruise and land tours.
CHECK OR CASH PAYMENT ONLY. A deposit of $600 per person is required at the time of application. The balance of payment is due on Nov 10, 2019. In the event balance of payment is not made within the required time period, Air and Sea Travel Center reserves the right to cancel reservations and charge a cancellation fee.
Written notice is required for any cancellation. The cancellation fee will be as follows:
** Nov 10, 2019, $200 plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** Dec 10, 2019, 50% of total price plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** Jan 10, 2020 or withdrawing during the tour shall be regarded as willingly giving up all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other services as a substitute/replacement shall not be accepted.
Price from: $4,388.00
Includes: Tax and fuel surcharge
(SINGLE SUPP: $2200)