Japan Cruise, Tour & Summer Festivals Package (Jul 2024)

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    16 days, 15 nights
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    16 days
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    15 nights
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    31 July 2024
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    15 August 2024
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites & Nebuta Festival
  • Bullet Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
  • Tour Director on land & many meals included

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 10 night Japan cruise from Tokyo during the Summer Festival season. Experience one of Japan’s world-famous festivals such as Aomori Nebuta Festival, featuring float figures accompanied by traditional music with many vibrant dancers.


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Take the famous bullet train to Tokyo


  • Return Airport coach transfers^
  • 2​ nights' accommodation in Kyoto with Breakfast
  • Full day Kyoto sightseeing with Lunch & Dinner included
  • Sightseeing of Nara with Lunch & Dinner included
  • Bullet train journey Kyoto to Tokyo
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Tokyo with Breakfast
  • Introductory sightseeing tour of Tokyo with Lunch included
  • Visit 5th station of Mt Fuji
  • Visit Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck
  • 10 night cruise onboard Diamond Princess
  • Princess Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner), accommodation and entertainment
  • Medallion Class experience
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Beverages (Ice Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)

^​airport transfers are only available for flights that connect directly with the start and end of this package.

Upgrade to Princess Plus (for just $65 pp/day) to enjoy:

  • Wi-Fi (one device per guest)
  • Plus Beverage Package (drinks up to $22 each)
  • Unlimited juice bar
  • Premium Desserts (2 per day)
  • Fitness Classes (2 per cruise)
  • NEW 2 casual dining meals per guest
  • NEW OceanNow delivery
  • NEW Room service delivery
  • Overall savings of over 60%!

Or upgrade to Princess Premier (for an extra $95 pp/day) for even more perks:

  • Wi-Fi (up to four devices per guest)
  • Premier Beverage Package (drinks up to $30 each)
  • Unlimited juice bar
  • Premium Desserts (unlimited)
  • Fitness Classes (unlimited)
  • Photo Package (unlimited digital + 3 prints)
  • Two specialty dining meals per guest
  • Medallion Accessory
  • Reserved Seating in the Theatre (for production shows only)
  • NEW Unlimited casual dining meals per guest
  • NEW OceanNow delivery
  • NEW Room service delivery
  • Overall savings of over 70%!
Your fare excludes:
  • T​ravel insurance & airfares



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: Aomori, Japan

Day 9: At Sea

Day 10: Sakaiminato, Japan

Day 11: Busan, South Korea

Day 12: At Sea

Day 13: Kochi, Japan

Day 14: Tokushima, Japan

D​ay 15: At Sea

D​ay 16: This morning disembark the ship in Tokyo (Yokohama) and transfer to Narita Airport. The transfer to the airport is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, subject to traffic. ^

^​Unused transfers are non-refundable

Dates and Prices


P​rices based on 31 July to 15 August 2024

  • Inside from $7,404 $7,094 pp twin share / $10,487 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview from $8,324 $7,784 pp twin share / $12,883 $12,471 pp sole use*
  • Balcony from $9,264 $8,804 pp twin share*
  • Mini Suite from $11,124 $10,154 pp twin share / $18,483 $16,842 pp sole use*
  • Suite from $16,355 $15,004 pp twin share / $28,944 $26,243 pp sole use*

C​all 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.


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Diamond Princess

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.



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.

Smart Casual
Guest attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home.

  • Skirts/dresses, slacks, blouses, and sweaters for women
  • Pants and collared or dress shirts for men

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.

  • Evening gown, cocktail dress or elegant pant suit for women
  • Tuxedo, dark suit or dinner jacket and slacks for men

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.


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