Looking for a complete Japan experience? Look no further than Diamond Princess’® Kyushu & Onsens 9-day round-trip from Tokyo (Yokohama), departing 6 October 2014. Thanks to a recent $30 million dollar makeover, a day spent on this magnificent ship might begin by unwinding at the largest Japanese bath at sea, followed by sampling local specialities paired with regional sakes at Kai sushi restaurant, and end with a Japanese film with Movies Under the Stars®.
The destinations will leave an equally lasting impression. In Tokyo, enjoy a positively dizzying experience in one of the world’s most astonishing cities. Lose yourself in the otherworldly Shinjuku district or make tracks to The Ginza – an international shopping mecca. In Kobe, immerse yourself in Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts, Arima Onsen. Kobe is also the jumping off point for exploring Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. Climb its highest peak, Mt Rokko, for a panoramic 3,000-foot vantage point. When you can catch steam rising from the island of Kyushu, you’ve arrived at Beppu. Renowned for its healing geothermal waters, the ‘Hells of Beppu’, a collection of nine hot springs with white, copper and sapphire-coloured water, are a must-see.
You never know what treasures you’ll discover on the island of Jeju, off South Korea’s coast, with its endless list of thrilling attractions, including extinct volcano Halla-san (South Korea’s highest peak). A visit to the beautiful city of Nagasaki wouldn’t be complete with a trip to its Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum, but this city is also blessed with verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay just waiting to be explored.
Escape from the ordinary and let Princess Cruises and Diamond Princess® be your personal guide to Japan.