Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Shimizu & Kyoto's Spring Blossoms & Sea of Japan, 29 March 2023 (23 nights)

Cruise + Flight + Hotel + Land Tour
Diamond Princess By Princess Cruises

Departs from London Heathrow (included) Change

Cruise Id: 288666 (Supplier Ref: M312A )

What's included

Cruise highlights:
  • Handcrafted Holidays
  • Hotel Included
  • Transfers Included

  • Bespoke Cruise & Stay Holiday Package 

Holiday Features:
  • Mt. Fuji with Bullet Train Tour - Tokyo - Enjoy a day of taking in the different views of Mt. Fuji. First, you will travel to the Hakone Sky Gondola for a ride over the Owakudani Valley, where you will see sulphur fields, as well as views out to Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji. You will enjoy a short stop in Owakudani before moving onto Lake Ashi for a cruise. This lake, formed by a volcanic eruption 3,000 years ago is set with Mt. Fuji as the backdrop. With most of the shores not particularly developed, you can enjoy some beautiful scenery and mountain views. This is followed by the Shinkansen (Bullet train) back to Tokyo, where the tour completes at Odawara station where you are free to continue exploring, or travel back to the hotel if you wish.
  • Nihondaira Spring Blossom Viewing, Ropeway & Kunozan Toshogu Shrine - Shimizu Port - First up is Nihondaira, a hilly area with stunning views across to Mt. Fuji (weather permitting) and over Suruga Bay. In addition the area boasts in the region of 2,000 Cherry Blossom trees, so a great opportunity to try and spot the gorgeous blossoms (please note sighting can never be guaranteed). From here you will then take the ropeway over to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine - this is also an opportunity to enjoy an aerial view of the blossoms and Suruga Bay. Due to time restrictions, entry into the shrine will not be included. Before returning to the port, enjoy a local lunch with green tea.
  • Heianjingu Spring Blossom Viewing, Tenryuji Temple Blossom Viewing & Fushimi Inari Shrine - Osaka Port - This morning you will head to Heian Shrine in the hope of seeing the 300 Cherry Blossom trees in bloom (sighting can never be guaranteed). The shrine itself dates back just over 100 years ago to 1895 and is dedicated to the spirits of the last and first emperors who reigned from the city. Kyoto's former name was Heian. Next up is the World Heritage Site, Tenryuji Temple where there are approximately 200 Cherry Blossom trees. Built in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji, the ruling shogan at the time, who dedicated the temple to the deceased Emperor Go-Daigo. This was Takauji's way of appeasing the former emperor's spirits after the two had turned from allies to enemies. The last stop of the day is the fascinating Fushimi Inari Shrine, where thousands of red and black Torii Gates line a walking trail leading into Mt. Inari's wooded forest. Inari is the Shinto god of rice and Fushimi Inari is one of the most important shrines dedicated to the god.
  • Suica Travel Card pre-loaded with 1,500 Yen. Use your card on JR East trains, the subway, monorail and buses. Additionally, you can use the credit to purchase soft drinks and coffee from train vending machines, or small items from convenience stores.
  •  Spacious, en-suite cabin accommodation
  •  24 hour complimentary room service
  •  Enriching youth & family program in partnership with Discovery Channel
  •  All meals and snacks onboard
  •  All entertainment
  •  Movies under the stars® 
  •  Specialty dining
  •  State-of-the-art fitness centre
  •  Port and Handling fees & taxes

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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