Tour Tokyo and Kyoto in depth, ride the iconic Bullet Train AND enjoy a further eight nights exploring broader Japan by cruise ship!
Embark on a magical journey through Japan including the main sights in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Kyoto exemplifies the art of Japanese gardens. Guests can enjoy sightseeing at Nijo Castle and the famed Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) or immerse themselves in the history of Nara with the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine while en route to the bullet train for Tokyo. After experiencing central Tokyo, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mt. Fuji with stunning views from Togendai and Lake Ashi.
Complete your holiday with a 8 night circle Japan cruise from Tokyo. Sail on Diamond Princess, designed with the destination in mind. Enjoy regionally infused cuisine, unique entertainment and soak in Izumi, the largest Japanese bath at sea.
Upgrade to a Plus Fare (for just $65 pp/day) to enjoy:
Or upgrade to a Premier Fare (for an extra $95 pp/day) for even more perks:
Diamond Princess®️: Built in Japan, Diamond Princess® offers a cruise experience like no other. Dine on authentic cuisine at Kai Sushi and enjoy Japanese-inspired cocktails created by mixologist Rob Floyd. Soak in the traditional Izumi bath and enjoy folkloric shows, regional entertainment and Japanese holiday celebrations. She also features the exclusive Princess® MedallionClass™️ experience, with TrulyTouchless™️ check-in, anything you want delivered, anytime, anywhere on board and so much more.
Call 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin today. We can also assist with flights. Just ask our friendly travel consultants for a quote.
*Please note: prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
Day 1: Arrive in Osaka and head to magical Kyoto, where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight at the Kyoto Hotel Okura.
Day 2: Today you'll sightsee to some of Kyoto's greatest attractions including stunning 410-year-old Nijo Castle, site of two lavish palaces and several beautiful gardens, and the unforgettable Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion). Savor lunch at a local restaurant followed by the Sanju Sangendo shrine and Arashiyama strolling. Dine in a traditional Japanese restaurant with a Maiko show, sure to be a highlight. Overnight at the Kyoto Hotel Okura. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Head to Nara to visit the impressive Todaiji Temple (Great Buddha) and breathtaking Kasuga Taisha Shrine before boarding the famous bullet train to Tokyo for an evening at leisure. Overnight Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel Tokyo. (B,L,D)
Day 4: This is Tokyo, one of the most thrilling cities on earth. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you to the Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping street, followed by a drive through the iconic Ginza District. The afternoon and evening are yours to take in even more of Tokyo's countless attractions at your own pace. Overnight Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel Tokyo. (B)
Day 5: Today, you trade the bustle of Tokyo for Japan's more serene side at pristine Lake Ashi, Mt. Fuji and Togendai. Drive to Hakone National Park, where you will ride a Komagatake ropeway to visit observatory (weather permitting). Enjoy a breathtaking Lake Ashi Cruise before having lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Mt Fuji 5th Station. Overnight Grand Nikko Daiba Hotel Tokyo. (B,L)
Day 6: After breakfast, visit Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet, for a remarkable city skyline view before joining Diamond Princess. (B)
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Kagoshima, Japan
Day 9: Busan, South Korea
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Akita, Japan
Day 12: Aomori, Japan
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Cruising dress codes:
You should dress for a cruise the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort.
Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants, sundresses, will keep you feeling fresh and looking your best while at sea and ashore in hotter climates.
We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, remember to bring a hat or visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper clothing for visits to religious sites. You'll also want low-heeled, rubber soled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear when going ashore.
There are two designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal. Cruises 7-13 Days in length will have 2 formal evenings and the remaining nights smart casual.
Guest attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.
Pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps or jeans with fraying and/or holes are not welcomed in the dining room. Shoes must be worn.
When formal nights are held, please observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining venues for the enjoyment of all our guests.
What is “Crew Appreciation”?
A crew appreciation is a daily amount added to your onboard account, which is shared among the many members of the crew in hotel, dining and entertainment throughout the fleet who help make your cruise experience special. The daily amount of the Crew Appreciation is based on stateroom category. To simplify the tipping process, a discretionary crew incentive of $16.50 per guest for suites, $15.50 per guest for mini-suites and $14.50 per guest (including children) in all other staterooms, per day, is automatically added to your shipboard account on a daily basis.
Current Health Protocols for Cruises visiting Japan
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
*Fares are per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation based on the lead category for each stateroom type at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 17 March 2023 and ends on 15 June 2023. Campaign offers are not available on World Cruise and Round Australia itineraries.All offers are subject to availability. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. #Savings are based on launch fares released for each itinerary between October 2020 and July 2022.Up to 30% off launch fares is based on Princess Standard fares on selected itineraries. Savings vary by stateroom category, fare type and itinerary. Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Fares based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may vary. Some staterooms have obstructed views.Princess Standard fare is the cruise fare only without any inclusions. ~Princess Plus fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom. Princess Plus fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Plus Beverage Package, Wi-Fi, 1 device Wi-Fi, premium dessert credits, fitness class credits, and unlimited juice bar. ^^Princess Premier fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom. Princess Premier fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Premier Beverage Package, Four-Device Wi-Fi, Specialty Dining Credits, Photo Package, Princess Prizes credit, premium dessert credits, fitness class credits, unlimited juice bar, reserved theatre seating (production shows only) and more. See https://www.princess.com/cruise-deals-promotions/au/plus-premier-cruise-packages/ for full details, terms and conditions for each fare type.^Onboard spending money is per stateroom and is applied to the first 2 passengers in a stateroom. Amount varies by voyage length as specified up to $200 per stateroom when booking an interior or oceanview fare and up to $400 per stateroom when booking a balcony, mini-suite or suite fare. Onboard spending money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Princess EZair Flight bookings will be subject to Princess EZAir Terms and Conditions available in the Booking and Passage Contract. Any fees charged by the airline for changes, cancellations, excess baggage, and other additional charges must be paid by the passenger. Accommodation prior to embarkation and after disembarking the cruise and transfers between the airport, hotel and cruise terminal are at passenger’s own expense.