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Japan by Land & Sea

24 days Classic Cruise & Tour

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Japan by Land & Sea

Explore the highlights of Japan on a culture-packed tour! Our Cruise & Tour journeys bring together all the joy of a cruise onboard the majestic Azamara Pursuit with all the exciting exploration of a Wendy Wu Tours land itinerary. You’ll begin by discovering the wonders of Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Kyoto, before boarding your Azamara cruise to circumnavigate Japan's largest island, Honshu, and delving even deeper into its history and culture.
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 21 , Lunches: 20 , Dinners: 21
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    21 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Azamara Ocean Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
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24 DAYS
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Tokyo (2N) – Nagano (1N) – Kyoto (3N) – Azamara Cruise (13N) – Tokyo (2N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Japan by Land & Sea tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Tokyo (2N) – Nagano (1N) – Kyoto (3N) – Azamara Cruise (13N) – Tokyo (2N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Tokyo
    Dinner
    Days 1-2: Fly to Tokyo

    Fly overnight to Japan's capital, and one of the world's largest cities, Tokyo. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Explore Tokyo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Explore Tokyo

    Tokyo may seem a thoroughly modern cityscape at first glance but look beyond the soaring towers and neon signs and you'll find deeply rooted tradition and peaceful pockets of the past. Start at vibrant Sensoji, the city's oldest temple before ascending the Tokyo Sky Tree for magical views. Enjoy a sushi making masterclass before dining on your creations for lunch. Enjoy a photo stop at the world-famous Shibuya Crossing then explore Meiji Jingu Shrine.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Snow Monkeys
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Snow Monkeys

    Travel to Jigokudani Monkey Park, walking through the forest to reach the hot spring pool where a community of Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, bathe in the warm waters. Visit the 7th-century Zenkoji before transferring to Nagano, where you can try out the Japanese tradition of onsen – hot spring baths – and enjoy a kaiseki dinner at your ryokan accommodation.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Mount Fuji
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Mount Fuji

    Travel by road to Mount Fuji area. Pause at Oishi Park for incredible views (weather dependent) before a mini cruise on the picturesque Lake Ashi. Fly up to the heights of Mount Komagatake by cable car for more beautiful views. Board a bullet train and be whisked off to Kyoto!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 6-7
    Kyoto
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Days 6-7: Kyoto

    Kyoto, Japan's capital for over 1,000 years, Kyoto is a treasure trove of history and timeless culture. Your explorations will include Kyoto's landmark sights - beautiful Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, the Zen garden of Ryoanji, the pathways of vermilion red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Gion district, an area famous for its geisha. Enjoy a kaiseki dinner and sukiyaki lunch on these days too.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Board the Azamara Pursuit
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Board the Azamara Pursuit

    After breakfast you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Kobe's cruise terminal to board your cruise. The rest of the day is free to explore the ship's facilities and settle in. Throughout your cruise, when your ship comes into port, there will be a range of excursions available to help you explore each destination. These excursions are at your own expense and are bookable on your cruise reservation.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Cruise - Kobe
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Cruise - Kobe

    Spend today ported in Kobe; relax and enjoy everything that your cruise ship has to offer.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Cruise – Explore Kochi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Cruise – Explore Kochi

    Port at Kochi. A surfer hang out with a UNESCO Global Geopark coastline, plentiful great outdoors and bags of rustic charm, Kochi is a wonderful place to while away a day.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Cruise - Explore Hiroshima
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Cruise - Explore Hiroshima

    Arrive at Hiroshima. Best known as the first city in the world to feel the power of the atomic bomb in 1945, Hiroshima has emerged from the ashes as a cosmopolitan and peaceful place. Visit the tranquil Peace Park to learn about and reflect on the past.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Cruise - Explore Kitakyushu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Cruise - Explore Kitakyushu

    On the north coast of the island of Kyushu, Kitakyushu is the gateway to plentiful natural beauty, historic sights, and some wonderful local food.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Cruise - Explore Sasebo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Cruise - Explore Sasebo

    Port at Sasebo, a hub of local culture and a city famous for its beautiful bay, dotted with over 200 rocky islands and islets. Enjoy a of a range of excursions at your own expense, bookable on your cruise reservation.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Cruise - Explore Busan
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Cruise - Explore Busan

    Depart Japan and arrive in South Korea, porting at the bustling city of Busan. Boasting mountains, beaches, and hot springs, this is a city full of small-town charm.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Cruise - Explore Sakaiminato
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Cruise - Explore Sakaiminato

    Back in Japan, port at Sakaiminato. This small fishing town is the birthplace of anime legend Shigeru Mizuki, a pilgrimage site for manga lovers, as well as being surrounded by spectacular nature.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Cruise - Explore Kanazawa
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Cruise - Explore Kanazawa

    Arrive in the historic town of Kanazawa, where you can get a flavour of old-world Japan exploring classical architecture and traditional Japanese gardens, including Kenrokuen, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Cruise - Explore Niigata
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 17: Cruise - Explore Niigata

    On the shores of the Sea of Japan, Niigata is a city of ancient traditions, best known for its rice and sake.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18
    Cruise - Explore Akita
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 18: Cruise - Explore Akita

    Surrounded by mountains, forests and plentiful hot springs, Akita also offers a glimpse at the samurai way of life in historic Kakunodate.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19
    Cruise - Explore Aomori
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 19: Cruise - Explore Aomori

    A delightfully sleepy seaside resort that boasts access to world class skiing and snowboarding in the winter, Aomori is a charming city to explore.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 20
    Cruise - At sea
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 20: Cruise - At sea

    Relax and enjoy everything that your cruise ship has to offer as you sail along Japan's coast.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 21
    Arrive in Tokyo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 21: Arrive in Tokyo

    Disembark in Tokyo.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 22
    Explore Nikko
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 22: Explore Nikko

    Travel out of Tokyo to ancient Nikko, a compact and culture-filled city. Stop for photos at the scenic Shinkyo Bridge and enjoy a 'yuba' lunch. Then, visit Japan's most lavish shrine, Toshugu, set in the glorious surroundings of Nikko National Park, and the peaceful, forest-swathed Taiyuinbyo, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Return to Tokyo.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 23-24
    Fly Tokyo to Australia
    Breakfast
    Day 23-24: Fly Tokyo to Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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About Azamara Pursuit

Welcome to Azamara Pursuit

The launch of Azamara Pursuit in 2018 opened the seas to new itineraries, and the opportunity to provide guests with more unique and immersive experiences than ever before.
  • Launched
    2018
  • Occupancy
    702
  • Tonnage
    30,277
  • Length
    592ft
  • Total Crew
    408

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When to go

The best time to visit Japan is during spring (March to May) when the cherry blossoms are bursting into life and autumn (September to November) when the scenery is ablaze with colour.

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 1
    9
    5
  • 50
  • Nagano
  • -4
    4
    0
  • 51
  • Tokyo
  • 1
    10
    5
  • 65
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 1
    10
    6
  • 68
  • Nagano
  • -4
    5
    0
  • 50
  • Tokyo
  • 2
    10
    6
  • 58
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 4
    13
    9
  • 113
  • Nagano
  • -1
    10
    4
  • 59
  • Tokyo
  • 4
    14
    9
  • 77
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 9
    20
    14
  • 116
  • Nagano
  • 5
    17
    11
  • 54
  • Tokyo
  • 9
    19
    14
  • 118
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 14
    25
    19
  • 161
  • Nagano
  • 10
    22
    16
  • 75
  • Tokyo
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 145
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 19
    28
    23
  • 214
  • Nagano
  • 16
    26
    21
  • 109
  • Tokyo
  • 18
    26
    22
  • 135
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 23
    32
    27
  • 220
  • Nagano
  • 20
    29
    25
  • 134
  • Tokyo
  • 22
    29
    26
  • 81
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 132
  • Nagano
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 98
  • Tokyo
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 113
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 20
    29
    25
  • 176
  • Nagano
  • 17
    26
    21
  • 129
  • Tokyo
  • 20
    27
    23
  • 131
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 121
  • Nagano
  • 10
    19
    14
  • 83
  • Tokyo
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 132
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 8
    17
    12
  • 71
  • Nagano
  • 3
    13
    8
  • 44
  • Tokyo
  • 8
    16
    12
  • 128
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Kyoto
  • 3
    12
    7
  • 48
  • Nagano
  • -2
    7
    3
  • 46
  • Tokyo
  • 4
    12
    8
  • 109

Pricing & Availability

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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    Additional Price Information

    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 june 2024. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request
    • Please note: cherry blossoms & autumn leaves are weather dependent and it is not guaranteed that they will be in bloom at the time of your arrival.
    • Tipping payable locally JPY (Japan)
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

    Cruise & Tour includes

    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • 4* accommodation
    • 13 night cruise with Azamara Pursuit
    • Domestic transportation
    • Land Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • All meals

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