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14 DAYS
30TH SEPTEMBER – 13TH OCTOBER
VISITING: TOKYO, MT FUJI, OSAKA, FUKUOKA, BUSAN, AOMOR.

VISA REQUIRED

DAY 1
MALTA – JAPAN
Meet the tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to Tokyo.

DAY 2
TOKYO
Upon arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to your 4* hotel.

DAY 3
TOKYO
Breakfast and proceed for city tour of Tokyo visiting the Meiji Jingu Shrine, drive through the Imperial Palace Plaza which comprises the moats and spacious plaza between the east side of the Imperial Palace and the Marunouchi office buildings. On either side of the road through the middle of the plaza stretches lawn with pine groves. On the north side of the plaza stands a fountain commemorating the marriage of the Emperor and Empress. To the south is a bronze of Kusunoki Masashige, a 14th-century samurai loyal to the emperor. Sensoji is the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main hall was first built in 645 to house a tiny golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, that had been repeatedly hauled up in fishing nets despite being thrown back into the river. The statue was enshrined in the main hall where it ostensibly remains today -- a sight too holy to be seen. The temple was destroyed in the air raids of March 10, 1945, and the present building is a 1958 reconstruction. The temple precincts bustle with people praying, buying fortunes, shopping or sightseeing. Many come for the curative powers of smoke billowing from the bronze urn burning incense in front of the main hall. People rub smoke on joints in the hope of easing aches and pains. Transfer to Cruise Terminal for your 10 night cruise on board the Celebrity Millennium of full board basis.

DAY 4 – 12
JAPAN & KOREA CRUISE ON BOARD THE CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM
This brilliant star of the Millennium Class shines even brighter after her grand makeover in February 2019. The new Rooftop Terrace gives you a chic new way to experience the great outdoors, with creative cocktails, favorite snacks, and movies alfresco. If you hunger for an Italian steak house, savor the fresh pastas and dry-aged steaks of Tuscan Grille. We can’t think of a better way to experience the exotic beauty of Asia than aboard Celebrity Millennium. Out of the ordinary? Definitely.

PORTS OF CALL

MOUNT FUJI is with 3776 meters Japan’s highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries. It is an active volcano which stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures and can be seen border from Tokyo and Yokohama on clear days. Note however, that clouds and poor visibility often block the view of Mount Fuji, and you have to consider yourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the early morning and late evening hours than during the middle of the day.

OSAKA is located on the island of Honshu in Japan. It is a large port city and commercial center popularly known for its night life, street food, and modern architecture. The city also happens to be an interesting tourist destination and is home to various amusement parks, nature parks, shrines, temples, and other historical landmarks. The Osaka Castle built way back in the 16th century is a popular landmark that ought to be on every visitor’s itinerary. The castle is surrounded by cherry, peach and plum trees and a beautiful landscaped garden that makes it a wonderful place to spend time. Other attractions include Sumiyoshi-taisha, one of Osaka’s oldest Shinto shrines. The other shrines and temples such as Koya-San’s and Nara’s temple are easily accessible by train. Osaka is also home to world famous museums that include the Osaka Museum of History, Maritime Museum, and Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum. The Osaka Aquarium, Universal Studios, Dotonbori, Nakonshima Park, Utsubo Park, Tennoji Park, and Nagai Park are some of the other popular attractions to cover on a visit.

FUKUOKA is the southern metropolis of Japan and the gateway to Kyushu. While you’re in the city be sure to try some tonkotsu ramen at one of the many food stalls, as well as seasoned cod roe (mentaiko). Despite its urbanity, however, Fukuoka is also the location of the first Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, Shofukuji, the renowned Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, the relaxing hot springs in the Chikushino area, as well as countless picturesque parks and gardens.Take a stroll around the Moji-ko Retro District, where many buildings have been preserved from the Meiji period. BUSAN is home to majestic mountains, glistening beaches, steaming hot springs and fantastic seafood, South Korea’s second-largest city is a rollicking port town with tonnes to offer. From casual tent bars and chic designer cafes to fish markets teeming with every species imaginable, Busan has something for all tastes. Rugged mountain ranges slice through the urban landscape, and events underscore the city’s desire to be a global meeting place. Another way to fully immerse yourself in Busan culture is to visit one of their many temples. Haedong Yonggungsa is one of the more popular Buddhist temples in Korea, mainly because it can be found on the coast. This is considered rare since a majority of the Korean temples are situated in mountainous areas. Haedong Yonggungsa offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean.

AOMORI is located in the upper reaches of Japan’s main island is with a very pleasant harbour-front and several excellent museums. is blessed with both diverse culture and magnificent nature, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi, the Jomon Period archeological site Sannai Maruyama, the famous cherry blossom viewing spot Hirosaki Park, and other beautiful natural areas such as Lake Towada, the Hakkoda Mountains, and Hotokegaura.

TOKYO is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo. Today,the city offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.

DAY 13
TOKYO
Breakfast and transfer from Cruise Terminal for full day tour of Nikko. First visit will be The Toshogu Shrine which is the main attraction of Nikko. The Shinto shrine is dedicated to the kami (spirit) of Ieyasu who founded the Tokugawa Shogunate, a military dynasty that ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. To create a worthy shrine for the shogun, 15,000 craftsman worked for two years, using 2.5 million sheets of gold leaf. The enshrinement of Ieyasu’s spirit is reenacted twice each year in the Procession of the Thousand Warriors. Unlike most Shinto shrines, characterized by minimalist architecture that blends into its surroundings, Toshogu is a riot of colour, gold, and carvings, with birds and flowers, dancing maidens, and sages following one another around the buildings. Some visitors find the shrine aweinspiring and beautiful; others are repelled by the gaudiness. In contrast to the exuberance of the shrine, Ieyasu’s mausoleum itself is relatively simple and austere. One of the most famous elements of Toshogu is the Sacred Stable, where a white imperial horse is kept (a gift of New Zealand). The stable’s fame derives from the original carving depicting the three wise monkeys, “Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil.” Other famous carvings at Toshogu include a sleeping cat and an odd rendering of an elephant by an artist who had apparently never seen one. Drive to Kegon Waterfall the almost 100 meter tall most famous of Nikko’s many beautiful waterfalls. In fact, it is even ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful falls, along with Nachi Waterfall in Wakayama Prefecture and Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki Prefecture. Kegon Waterfall is also a popular autumn color spot. The trees around the waterfall are usually most colorful from mid to late October. In the winter, the waterfall is impressive as well, when it freezes almost completely solid. Later drive through Chuzsen-ji Lake. Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Malta.

DAY 14  
MALTA
Arrival in Malta.

 

OUR PACKAGE INLUDES

  • RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MALTA/TOKYO//MALTA

  • AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES

  • PORT TAXES

  • 1 NIGHT IN 4* ACCOMMODATION IN TOKYO

  • 10 NIGHT CRUISE ON BOARD THE CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM

  • ALL TRANSFERS

  • TOKYO CITY TOUR

  • 31 MEALS - 11 BREAKFASTS - 10 LUNCHES - 10 DINNERS

  • COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING

  • ACTIVE ITINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES

  • SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER

 
DEPARTURES & PRICES

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
TRIPLE SHARING 2999
TWIN SHARING 3119
SINGLE 4249
OBLIGATORY
CRUISE GRATUITIES PER PERSON 142



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