ISLAND HOPPING THROUGH JAPAN

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Itinerary & Ports

Island Hopping through Japan

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port
arrive
depart
Apr 6 Wed
5:00 PM
 
Apr 7 Thu
At Sea
Apr 8 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Apr 9 Sat
At Sea
Apr 10 Sun
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Apr 11 Mon
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Apr 12 Tue
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Apr 13 Wed
6:00 AM
7:30 AM
 
Apr 13 Wed
10:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
Apr 14 Thu
At Sea
Apr 15 Fri
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
 
Apr 15 Fri
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
 
Apr 16 Sat
12:01 AM
11:59 PM
 
Apr 17 Sun
At Sea
Apr 18 Mon
7:00 AM
 
WED APR 6
TO 5:00 PM Hong Kong

day 1 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.
FRI APR 8
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 3 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.
SUN APR 10
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Okinawa (Motobu)

day 5 Okinawa (Motobu), Japan


Okinawa (Motobu), 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.
MON APR 11
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Amami Island

day 6 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.
TUE APR 12
8:00 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 APR 13
6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM Hashima Island

day 8 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.)
WED APR 13
10:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Nagasaki

day 8 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.
FRI APR 15
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Tomonoura

day 10 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.
FRI APR 15
4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea

day 10 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 APR 16
12:01 AM TO 11:59 PM Kobe

day 11 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.
MON APR 18
7:00 AM TO Tokyo

day 13 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.

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