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Discover the ‘Land of the rising’ on this snowy adventure. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is steeped in history, some more controversial in recent times. Crammed with dense cities, imperial palaces and thousands of shrines and temples. Every corner of Japan holds something new to discover. Visit the adorable snow monkeys in their steaming mountain pools of the Yudanaka before embarking on your luxury voyage around this enigmatic country.

  • Japanese Snow Monkey's & Ryokan Experience
  • Princess Cruises
  • Diamond Princess
  • China & Japan
  • 28 March 2020
  • 16 nights
  • Yokohama
  • CDT53391
  • Cruise & Escorted Tour

      Included in this Package

    • International flights from London
    • Private port to airport transfer
    • Four night escorted tour in Japan including selected meals and sightseeing as detailed
    • Nine-night full board cruise aboard Diamond Princess

1 London Heathrow Airport / London

Fly overnight from London to Tokyo

2 Tokyo, Japan

Konnichiwa! Welcome to Tokyo, Japan's dynamic capital. Transfer to your first night's accommodation and check in. Your adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at 7 pm in the hotel lobby. You'll meet your leader at this meeting.

3 Yudanaka

This morning visit the historic Asakusa area. This is one of the older and more traditional parts of Tokyo and is often called the temple district. Here you can stop by Senso-ji, the city’s oldest temple – founded almost 1,400 years ago when Tokyo was nothing more than a fishing village. Then head to the Japanese Alps aboard some regional trains to the onsen town of Yudanaka (around a 3.5 hour journey). Here you can try both the public onsen spas of this historical town, as well as those in your accommodation. During your two nights stay you will also stay in a Japanese traditional inn with Japanese futon bedding and tatami mats and enjoy the dinner of local produce – a quintessential Japanese experience! Breakfast & Dinner

4 Yudanaka

Today,pay a visit to the Snow Monkey Park, where a community of snow monkeys reside. In the colder winter months, snow monkeys dip into the natural onsen pools to warm and clean themselves. Breakfast & Dinner

5 Yudanaka

Bid farewell to Yudanaka and board your train to Yokohama. Being the one of the first ports opened to foreign trade, during the self-isolation policy in the end of Edo Period, Yokohama has turned from a small village to Japan’s second largest city. Among the well-developed China town district, you may still able to see the former Western residences. Perhaps visiting the major entertainment area Minto Mirai. Ramen Museum, showing the history Ramen noodles – being originated from China and reformed by Japanese people to an international well-know dishes – in Shin-Yokohama. Also the China Town, the largest Chinatown in Japan (the other two is in Nagasaki and Kobe). Breakfast

6 Yokohama

Today transfer by private coach to the Yokohama Port and check-in for your departure cruise. Embark Diamond Princess and depart.

7 Gamagori
8 Kyoto


9 Kochi
10 Hiroshima
11 At Sea
12 Busan
13 Sasebo
14 At Sea
15 London Heathrow Airport / London

On arrival in Tokyo Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.

What's Included

  • Full Board Cruise & Taxes
  • Pre Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Private Transfers
  • Scheduled Flights

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.
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