Delve into succulent Far East seafood and little-known destinations throughout the Northern Japanese Islands and Eastern Russia during this remarkable 11-day exploration of small ports, cosmopolitan wonders and esoteric landmarks. Lose yourself among 3,000 plum trees and traditional Kobuntei architecture in Kairakuen, one of Japan’s most scenic gardens. Wander the shadows of weathered Khrushchyovka—Soviet-era low-cost apartments—adjacent to stately, Japanese buildings in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a small town exchanged between Russia and Japan for centuries. Sip refreshing beer at the Sapporo Museum and take in views of Otaru’s picturesque canals. Inhale delicious aromas and sample savory delicacies amid 250 vendors in the famous Hakodate Morning Market. Search for endangered Japanese crested ibis feeding at local rice paddies, then listen and feel the precision of the world-famous Kodō Taiko drum team at their training center on Sado Island.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.