Mix historic treasures of Japan with a stay in futuristic Tokyo, then travel to Mount Fuji followed by 14-night amazing cruise onboard Noordam visiting Hiroshima, Busan, Jeju, Nagasaki and Kagoshima.
Imagine Holidays has created a thrilling 17-night holiday to Japan and South Korea. On this enchanting Japan cruise you will combine old and new gems taking in the beauty of Yoshina Park’s majestic Sakura blossoms with prices starring from $5,999 pp departing 13 March 2025.
Book your holiday by calling Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.
Your holiday kicks off with a three-night stay in neon-lit Tokyo with an unforgettable escorted tour to the country’s magical Mount Fuji.
Start your Japan cruise with Holland America
Board Holland America Line’s sophisticated Noordam for a 14-night round-trip cruise. The renowned ship boasting a classic design, is renowned for its spacious and cosy accommodation, world-class cuisine and great service. After dinner at the beautiful Vista Restaurant, take in the dazzling Dancing with the Stars show at the Vista lounge.
Arrive in Tokyo on day one and discover the city of contrasts from serene ancient shrines to dizzying neon-lit streets. Visit the famous Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace and Ginza district for some of the city’s best shopping.
Go on a escorted tour to the magnificent Mount Fuji. Ride the Hakone Ropeway cablecar to watch the steam spiralling from active hot springs. Ride the high-speed bullet train back to Tokyo.
Your first port of call after you board HAL’s Noordam, is Kobe with its teppanyaki restaurants offering delicious Kobe beef. Visit Hokura Shrine located halfway up Mount Kinchozan, for some of the best panoramic views of the city.
At the friendly city of Kochi, head to the Chikurenji Templeon mount Godaisan. Watch how Japanese handmade paper is made and savour sake in one of the traditional breweries.
When Noordam sails into Hiroshima, visit the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. You’ll see a UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about the city’s devastating destruction at the end of the World War ll.
Sample the remarkable local cuisine in Sokcho, South Korea which is also famed for its hot springs and picture-perfect beaches. Watch fresh fish caught off the coast and sample Ojingeo-sundae, a squid stir-fry made of noodles, seaweed and spices.
The next stop – Korea
You will love Busan with its golden beaches, magnificent mountains and opulent temples. Explore Machu Pichu of Busan at Gamcheon Culture Village, a former slum turned into a multi-coloured village.
At the Island of Gods, Jeju is a volcanic island with sandy beaches, towering waterfalls and spectacular lava formations. Explore underground caves and the city’s markets and lively bars.
Sailing into dynamic Incheon, head to General MacArthur monument or escape to spectacular Seoul to admire Bongeunsa Temple and the stunning woodblock carvings of Avatamsaka Sutra.
On sea days, enjoy a cocktail at the BB King’s Blues Club or pamper yourself at the spa.
At Nagasaki, surrounded by magnificent mountains, you can explore the Atomic Bomb Museum.
Kagoshima with its towering active volcano, you will find a geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. You will also be able to immerse yourself in 800 cherry trees at Yoshino Park. Then walk along Kotsukigawa River lined with 500 cherry trees.
Finally, Noordam sails back to Tokyo, your magical holiday comes to an end.
Your holiday summary
- 14 night full-board Japan cruise on board Noordam
- 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Fully Escorted Tours
- FREE Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car
- FREE Boat trip across Lake Ashi
- FREE High-speed bullet train to Tokyo
- Tokyo sightseeing tour
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To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.
Cruise itinerary and hotel stays will vary depending on departure date.