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14 Day Japan's Southern Seas

APT Small Ship Cruise starting in Tokyo and finishing in Osaka

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 14 Day Japan's Southern Seas. Combine unforgettable cultural enrichment with stunning island vistas on this this small ship cruise, visiting some of Japan and South Korea's most significant cities.


Operator: APT
Type: Small Ship Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 14 Days
From: Tokyo to Osaka
Tour Code: NOBCTK14
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Japan, South Korea
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$ 15,123
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Day By Day


Arrive Tokyo

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight get to know your fellow passengers at a Welcome Reception. Stay: New Otani Hotel or similar (D)

Toyko, Embark Ship, Nigata

After breakfast this morning explore captivating Tokyo on a guided city tour including Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple and the Imperial Palace Plaza, before taking the Bullet Train to Nigata where you will embark the ship. (B/L/D) Stay 12 Nights: MS Caledonian Sky

Sado Island

Spend the day on Japan's sixth largest island, Sado. Visit the Taiko centre to learn about the famous drum's history. Explore the fishing village of Shukunegi, featuring traditional Edo-period houses. You may wish to take a ride aboard the unique local boats called tarai-bune, which resemble wooden tubs and are used for abalone fishing. (B/L/D)


Explore Kanazawa today, known for its lacquerware, Kutani-style pottery and delicate hand-painting. The fascinating open-air market displays a vast variety of items from flowers to fish to local handicrafts. Visit the imposing ruins of Kanazawa Castle and the famed Kenroku-en Garden, one of the most beautiful feudal lords' gardens in Japan. (B/L/D)


Known as the 'town of water,' Matsue nestles between a scenic lake and a serene lagoon. Perhaps explore Matsue Castle before a cruise on the castle moat. Alternatively, tour the town of Daisen and take a nature hike through the forests and meadows around Mount Daisen. (B/L/D)


Sail overnight back to Japan and visit historic Hagi, capital of the Mori Clan, during the Feudal Age. On a tour explore the city's districts with temples, old samurai houses, Hagi Castle and Shizuki Park. (B/L/D)

Ulsan, Gyeongju

From Ulsan, embark on a day trip to Gyeongju. Learn about the city's cultural heritage as you explore the national museum and stroll amid hundreds of excavated monuments, temples, tombs and pagodas. At lunch, sample Korean delicacies and take in a traditional dance performance. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B/L/D)

Masan, Haeinsa

Sail overnight to South Korea and anchor in Masan. Take a tour inland to the Haeinsa Temple, regarded as one of the three great temples of Korea. Learn about ancient Buddhist traditions that date back to 802. Enjoy lunch in a nearby restaurant before returning to Masan where you can visit the vibrant fish market. (B/L/D)

Nagasaki, Dejima

Arrive this morning in Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an A-bomb in World War II. Tour the Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Museum and Dejima Island. Visit the European-style homestead, whose Clover Gardens are famous for being the setting of Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly. (B/L/D)


Pay a visit to Japan's first World Heritage-listed site, the island of Yakushima, and see the diversity of flora spending the afternoon on light nature walks, or embarking on a more active hike around the island. (B/L/D)


Arrive in the pearl cultivation centre of Uwajima, situated in Uwajima Bay. During a visit to a pearl farm, learn the process of implanting, harvesting, extracting and sorting these precious pearls. Afterwards, explore Sakiiya Square and the historic Daikakuji Temple. (B/L/D)

Miyajima, Hiroshima

Arrive in Miyajima, considered one of Japan's scenic wonders and go ashore to explore the World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Jinja Shrine. Alternatively, join one of your Expedition Team members for a walk to visit the shrine. Later, continue to Hiroshima and perhaps visit the Peace Memorial Park. Alternatively, go on a hike to Sandankyo Gorge. (B/L/D)

Koraku-en, Kurashiki

Experience a tea ceremony in a traditional tea house in one of Japan's most famed gardens, Koraku-en. Wander along historic Kurashiki's koi filled canals to discover 17th-century wooden warehouses. Visit the Ohara Museum of Art, which includes rare works by Matisse, Picasso and Renoir. (B/L/D)

Arrive Kobe, Disembark Ship, Osaka

Disembark your ship in Kobe, then be transferred to Osaka airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Embark on a full-day trip to the World Heritage-listed city of Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty
  • Take a tour inland to one of the three great temples of Korea, the Haeinsa Temple

Included Experiences

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations
  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • 12 nights aboard the intimate MS Caledonian Sky

Fine Dining

  • Includes all meals and beverages during cruise

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • *Complimentary beverages are only served during your cruise and do not include French Champagne, premium spirits or selected wines. Complimentary beverages are not available during your city stay excursions
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Prices are for land and cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

APT Reviews: (223)
Cruises on Sale: 348
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018

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  Deck Plans: MS Caledonian Sky
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
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Castle Deck (Standard Suite) $ 450
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