ISLAND HOPPING THROUGH JAPAN

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Island Hopping through Japan

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port
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depart
Oct 27 Wed
7:00 PM
 
Oct 28 Thu
At Sea
Oct 29 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Oct 30 Sat
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
 
Oct 30 Sat
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
 
Oct 31 Sun
At Sea
Nov 1 Mon
6:00 AM
7:30 AM
 
Nov 1 Mon
10:00 AM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 2 Tue
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 3 Wed
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 4 Thu
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 5 Fri
7:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 6 Sat
12:01 AM
7:00 PM
 
Nov 7 Sun
At Sea
Nov 8 Mon
8:00 AM
 
WED OCT 27
TO 7:00 PM Tokyo

day 1 Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Japan
There are so many interesting things about Tokyo it is not possible to list them here and you will want to plan to extend your stay. This is the place for excellent and unlimited shopping choices and from where new fashion trends seem to spring. It offers excellent cuisine and has earned mention on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Even though Tokyo’s neon-lit streets make it seem modernistic, it also prides itself on retaining its shogun past, carrying on sumo tournaments and kabuki productions. Tokyo is also committed to providing green spaces in the city or on the outskirts, quickly reached by train.
FRI OCT 29
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Kobe

day 3 Kobe, Japan


Kobe, Japan
Kobe is the 6th largest city in Japan and famous for its signature marbled beef. The Ikuta Shrine there is among Japan’s oldest shrines, dating back to the 3rd century. Kobe is also the gateway to Mount Rokko, accessible by antique cable cars, and the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen. Other sites include the Sake Breweries, the Earthquake Museum, and Sorakuen Garden.
SAT OCT 30
7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea

day 4 Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan


Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan
The sparsely traveled Inland Sea separates 3 of the 4 main islands of Japan and is considered one of the most fascinating and little known parts of Japan. Its sheltered coasts include more than 700 islands and islets and is full of picturesque water towns, beautiful bicycling routes and many old-fashioned bathhouses. It is a unique blend of old and new Japan experienced by few people.
SAT OCT 30
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Tomonoura

day 4 Tomonoura, Japan


Tomonoura, Japan
This picturesque port city is one of Windstar’s iconic hidden harbors.  Tomonoura is part of the Setonanikai National Park and features an endearing old-fashioned townscape. One of its thriving industries is the production of “homeishu,” a medicinal liquor with 16 different herbs in it, said to promote longevity.
MON NOV 1
6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM Hashima Island

day 6 Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island


Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island
Cruise around the island of Hashima, abandoned over 50 years ago when the coal mining that flourished there suddenly ran out. The mining company shut the mine down and the island has been a ghost town ever since. (Visibility depends on weather conditions.)
MON NOV 1
10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Nagasaki

day 6 Nagasaki, Japan


Notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII, Nagasaki has memorialized the event at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park. The museum tells the story of the events leading up to the bombing and the park, located at the center of the bomb blast, houses a beautiful 30-foot tall fountain symbolizing peace. Other highlights to see are the Glover Gardens and Dejima Museum, which was originally an artificial island.
TUE NOV 2
10:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Yakushima

day 7 Yakushima, Japan


Yakushima, Japan
Another delightful small port, Yakushima has been a UNESCO site since 1993. This sub-tropical island is covered with an extensive cedar forest with trees that are 7,000 years old. Wildlife here includes the Yakushima deer and snow monkeys. A special Japanese liquor of rice, barley, sweet potatoes and buckwheat is made here.
WED NOV 3
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Amami Island

day 8 Amami Island, Japan


Amami Island, Japan
The tropical small port of Amami Island is well-known in Japan for the top-quality silk and dyes produce the highest-end kimonos. The white-sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters of Amami are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Amami is also known for Keihan, its unique chicken rice dish.
THU NOV 4
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Okinawa (Naha)

day 9 Okinawa (Naha), Japan


Okinawa Naha Japan
Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
FRI NOV 5
7:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 10 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
SAT NOV 6
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 11 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
MON NOV 8
8:00 AM TO Hong Kong

day 13 Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong, China
Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.

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