13-night Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun – Northbound Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
Le Soléal
Destination:
Osaka/Tokyo
Departure Date:
4/18/2020
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1335982
from
$12790


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/18/2020
4/18/2020

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Land Tour: Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/19/2020
4/19/2020

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Land Tour: Kyoto
Suggested Private Excursion
4/19/2020
4/19/2020

Kyoto, as publicized in guidebooks and travel magazines, is a very special city in Japan. In Kyoto, the past still lives on in nearly 2,000 shrines and temples, six historical preservation districts and an abundance of beautiful natural scenery. Through close connections with other forms of culture such as the tea ceremony and performing arts and festivals, textile, dye, ceramics, 'sake'-brewing, fans, dolls, and lacquerware industries, which were supported by imperial, religious and political rulers throughout Kyoto's history, continue to thrive as they were passed down through generations. Kyoto's technological prowess continues to attract worldwide attention. Also, Kyoto is also known as a center of educational and research. It is therefore no surprise Kyoto became the first city in Japan to emerge as a major convention destination and continues to be unrivalled in its popularity. Kyoto has preserved and continues to develop those factors which make it the ideal convention destination: history, culture, tradition, academics, technological progress, accessibility and professional experience in conference management.

Suggested Private Excursions

KYOTO - Essential Kyoto - 8 hours

KYOTO - Sake distillery, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Private Geisha dinner - 8 hours

NARA - Nara Park and Horyuji - 8 hours

Land Tour: Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/20/2020
4/20/2020

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Land Tour: Nara
4/20/2020
4/20/2020

Nara was Japan’s imperial capital during the 8th-century, and now is a peaceful provincial town. Visit the lovely Deer Park, surrounding the magnificent Todaiji Temple, and enjoy feeding the deer in the park. Todaiji Temple is famous for its high bronze Buddha housed in the largest wooden structure in the world.

Land Tour: Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/21/2020
4/21/2020

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
4/21/2020
4/21/2020

No information currently available.

Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
4/21/2020
4/21/2020

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

Uno Ko (Okayama)
4/22/2020
4/22/2020

Uno Ko features Koraku-en, one of Japan's finest gardens. The gardens have beautifully landscaped lawns, attractive ponds, and rice paddies. The Hayashibara Museum is a place of interest with a collection of oriental furniture, swords, and costumes.

Kurashiki
4/22/2020
4/22/2020

Kurashiki means the “warehouse village.” During the feudal era, the warehouses were used to store rice from the surrounding area. Many of the warehouses have now been converted into museums. Explore the traditional architecture and beautiful canals of this picturesque city. White-walled houses with traditional black tile roofs line the streets, while mansions with lattice windows and weeping willows along the canal complete the peaceful picture of a Japanese town as it existed centuries ago.

Naoshima
4/22/2020
4/22/2020

No information currently available.

Hiroshima
Suggested Private Excursion
4/23/2020
4/23/2020

Hiroshima in southwestern Honshu has grown rapidly as a commercial city, and after 1868 it was developed as a military base. Every August 6 since 1947, thousands participate in multidenominational services in the Peace Memorial Park built on the site where the bomb exploded. After the war the city was largely rebuilt, and commercial activity gradually resumed. Visit the Peace Park but also explore Miyajima Island and its colourful shrines and mysterious forests.

Suggested Private Excursions

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours

Uwajima
4/24/2020
4/24/2020

The town of Uwajima is located 60km north of Sukumo. It is surrounded by the beautiful Uma-Sea and steep mountains. Uwajima is famous for its sumo-style bullfights and the Uwajima Castle which is the symbol of the city. The town boasts peaceful backstreets with old wooden houses and temples. The Tenshaen Garden is over 280 years old and is famous for spring and Japanese wistarias.

Dairakuji Temple
4/24/2020
4/24/2020

No information currently available.

Kagoshima
4/25/2020
4/25/2020

Kagoshima, a seaport on Kyushu Island, Japan, is sheltered within Kagoshima Bay and is the commercial and cultural center of southern Kyushu. Products manufactured here include a famous type of earthenware known as Satsumaware. Sights of interest include the Iso Garden and the local Theatre.

Sakurajima
4/25/2020
4/25/2020

No information currently available.

Nagasaki
Suggested Private Excursion
4/26/2020
4/26/2020

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Suggested Private Excursions

NAGASAKI - Essential Nagasaki - 8 hours

Pusan (Busan)
4/27/2020
4/27/2020

Korea's "museum without walls" is akin only to China in its depth and cultural wonder. From Pusan, you can journey to the ancient Silla capital of Kyongju, a dynasty which reigned in Korea for almost a thousand years. Today this small provincial town is virtually a museum without walls, dotted with many splendid ruins. Nearby, the forested mountains and valleys shelter hundreds of beautiful Buddhist shrines including the renowned Sokkuram Grotto, and Tongdosa and Pulguksa Temples. Pusan is also a shopper's mecca and Korea's vital southern link to Japanese and American trade.

Sakaiminato
4/28/2020
4/28/2020

Sakaiminato is a city in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Sakaiminato is well-known for being one of the biggest fishing towns in Japan, it specializes in fresh sea food and tourists love to try out their famous and delicious king crab. The city has a multitude of tourist attractions which include visiting museums, a famous wooden lighthouse, or you can simply enjoying an ocean view picnic at the beautiful Sakai Dabai Park


Yasugi
4/28/2020
4/28/2020

No information currently available.

Sakai Ko (Matsue)
4/28/2020
4/28/2020

Matsue's major draw is its Matsue Castle, which is one of the original castles of twelve castles left in Japan. Built in 1611, it features artifacts from the Matsudaira warrior tribe, including their armor and swords. Climb to the top of the castle to experience sweeping views of both the city and the nearby Lake Shinji. Visit the largest greenhouse in the world at Vogel Park and its aviary, or strll through the Yuushien Japanese Garden's year-round blooming House of Peony. For art, view the rotating exhibitions at the Shimane Art Museum. Shrines, temples and gardens are laced throughout the city. Venture to Lake Shinji to watch the sunset, or take a boat ride in the network of canals near the castle.

Maizuru
4/29/2020
4/29/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Kyoto
Suggested Private Excursion
4/29/2020
4/29/2020

Kyoto, as publicized in guidebooks and travel magazines, is a very special city in Japan. In Kyoto, the past still lives on in nearly 2,000 shrines and temples, six historical preservation districts and an abundance of beautiful natural scenery. Through close connections with other forms of culture such as the tea ceremony and performing arts and festivals, textile, dye, ceramics, 'sake'-brewing, fans, dolls, and lacquerware industries, which were supported by imperial, religious and political rulers throughout Kyoto's history, continue to thrive as they were passed down through generations. Kyoto's technological prowess continues to attract worldwide attention. Also, Kyoto is also known as a center of educational and research. It is therefore no surprise Kyoto became the first city in Japan to emerge as a major convention destination and continues to be unrivalled in its popularity. Kyoto has preserved and continues to develop those factors which make it the ideal convention destination: history, culture, tradition, academics, technological progress, accessibility and professional experience in conference management.

Suggested Private Excursions

KYOTO - Essential Kyoto - 8 hours

KYOTO - Sake distillery, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Private Geisha dinner - 8 hours

NARA - Nara Park and Horyuji - 8 hours

Land Tour: Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
4/29/2020
4/29/2020

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

Land Tour: Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
4/30/2020
4/30/2020

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

Land Tour: Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
5/1/2020
5/1/2020

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
4/18/2020
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $4,490 Value!
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers
  • 8-night cruise aboard the yacht Le Soléal
  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
  • 3 nights in Osaka and 2 nights in Tokyo at premier hotels
  • Special Tauck Experiences featuring local cultural entertainment include a sumo wrestling demonstration, geisha and taiko performances and more
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 36 meals on land and at sea, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and porterage
Remarks:
Land / Cruise Price includes shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel surcharges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff. Departures hosted by one Tauck Director for every 40 Tauck guests.


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Offer ID:
1335982

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