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Small Ship Cruising

Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun

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$13,890 USD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Apr - May
Cities & Landmarks
Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Busan
Land of Rising Sun Japan Cruise
Miyajima-Itsukushima Shrine Japan

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Uniquely Tauck

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

You have a choice of hotel accommodation for nights 1, 2 & 3 and 12 & 13 – The St. Regis Osaka nights 1, 2 & 3 and The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka nights 1, 2 & 3 and The Palace Hotel, Tokyo nights 12 & 13 or The Conrad Osaka nights 1, 2 & 3 and The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo nights 12 & 13

 

Special Tauck Experiences featuring local cultural entertainment include a sumo wrestling demonstration, geisha and taiko performances and more

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers

 

Private Tauck Shore Excursions – $5,129 Value

 

8-night cruise aboard a Ponant ship

 

3 nights in Osaka and 2 nights in Tokyo at premier hotels

 

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

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Cultural journeys and expeditions

Discover the people and places of the "land of the rising sun"... a showcase of timeless traditions, revered settings and modern-day memories taking you beyond the Japan you think you know and introducing you to the rich culture this island nation has to offer.

Your explorations begin during your stay in Osaka and include nearby Nara and Kyoto – city of two thousand temples and shrines – and end in Tokyo; on your cruise, sightseeing excursions include Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki… Uncover layers of Japanese culture – past and present; explore historic sights and trend-setting neighborhoods... attend a taiko drumming performance, a geisha performance, a sumo wrestling demonstration... and more. You'll explore the volcano Sakurajima, visit a pearl farm, tour modern and historic museums, and see how the Japanese produce one of their most popular beverages – Kirin beer. Travel in style aboard Le Lapérouse – with outside staterooms; a choice of chic or casual dining; and all-day complimentary beverages, including wine and spirits. And that's just the beginning of the amenities and services onboard.

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The world of the Geisha

A private lecture and geiko / geisha performance in Osaka

Japan’s traditional geisha culture has evolved over the centuries, and especially since World War II. Today, to become a geiko (the preferred term for geisha), women typically spend years in training as a maiko, perfecting lessons in traditional dance, musical instruments, flower arranging, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, painting and the art of conversation. Learn more about their elite world during a special evening in Osaka with a lecture by our insider expert, followed by a private geiko / geisha performance – an exclusive privilege and a highlight of your cruise.

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Futuristic luxury in Tokyo's heart

High above the city, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is a five-star luxury hotel with views to take your breath away. Exuding crisp, contemporary style, this city-center gem prides itself on its excellent technology... a renowned spa featuring a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments and therapies... seven innovative restaurants (three of which are Michelin-starred) offering a variety of cuisines... several lounges and bars.... and impeccable service.

An excellent introduction into the history, culture and beauty of Japan. The hotels and food were excellent.

David Jungman

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Deck Plans

Welcome Aboard

Deck 7

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Deck 6

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Deluxe Suite

Prestige Stateroom

(Contain either a shower or a bathtub as indicated on deck plan)

Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms; they offer a bathtub and shower)

Owner's Suite

Deck 5

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Prestige Stateroom

(Contain either a shower or a bathtub as indicated on deck plan)

Prestige Suite

(Two combined Prestige Staterooms; they offer a bathtub and shower)

Deck 4

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Prestige Stateroom

Deck 3

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Deluxe Stateroom

Superior Stateroom

Deck 2

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Your Journey

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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