SOUTHERN JAPAN SHRINES & SAKE

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Itinerary & Ports

Southern Japan Shrines & Sake

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May 10 Mon
6:00 PM
 
May 11 Tue
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
May 12 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
May 13 Thu
1:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
May 14 Fri
12:01 AM
11:00 PM
 
May 15 Sat
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
May 16 Sun
8:00 AM
10:00 PM
 
May 17 Mon
8:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
May 18 Tue
12:01 AM
7:00 PM
 
May 19 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
May 20 Thu
7:00 AM
 
MON MAY 10
TO 6:00 PM Kyoto

day 1 Kyoto, Japan


Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for formal traditions like kaiseki dining (multiple courses of precise dishes) and geisha entertainers.
TUE MAY 11
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Kanazawa

day 2 Kanazawa, Japan


Kanazawa, Japan
The main attraction of Kanazawa is Kenrokuen, considered one of Japan’s three best landscaped gardens. The city also boasts many historical attractions and escaped the air raids of WWII so the Old Town district, including Kanazawa Castle, the Nagamachi Samurai District and the Higashi Chaya District remain in good condition.
WED MAY 12
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Sakaiminato

day 3 Sakaiminato, Japan Matsue Castle


Sakaiminato, Japan Matsue Castle
This delightful small port city has two major claims to fame – the Matsuba crab, considered one of their culinary icons and anime. Sakaiminato was the hometown of Japanese manga artist Shigeru Mizuki who passed in 2015 but whose artistic creations inhabit the Sakaiminato streets. One road named after the artist offers 2,625 feet (800 meters) of his creations.  A visit to the Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery is also worth the effort.
THU MAY 13
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Busan

day 4 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
FRI MAY 14
12:01 AM TO 11:00 PM Busan

day 5 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
SAT MAY 15
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Moji

day 6 Moji, Japan


Moji, Japan
Looking at the Moji skyline the Mojiko Retro Observation Tower won’t be missed. At 338 feet (103 meters) it provides impressive views of this attractive town.  Many of the buildings are Western-style and a walk along the waterfront will reveal some remarkably well-preserved structures. This is also home to the TOTO Museum of Toilets, unique to Japan and the only one of its kind in the world.
SUN MAY 16
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Beppu

day 7 Beppu, Japan


Beppu, Japan
This is one of Japan’s most famous hot springs resorts, with more hot springs than any other resort in the country and offers many options for baths – hot water, mud, sand and steam.  The Hells of Beppu are another hot springs attraction for viewing but not bathing. Beppu is also home to the Takasaki Monkey Park full of wild Japanese macaques and Mount Tsurumi.
MON MAY 17
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Hiroshima

day 8 Hiroshima, Japan


Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
TUE MAY 18
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Hiroshima

day 9 Hiroshima, Japan


Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
WED MAY 19
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Tamano

day 10 Tamano, Japan


Tamano Japan
Today will be memorable as you cruise the Inland Sea to Tamano. Very few ships cruise here so you’ll be able to spot the art that seems to be everywhere. Visit the nearly 8-mile-long Seto Ohashi double-decker bridge, the longest one in the world. And find Korakuen Garden, considered one of the three best landscaped gardens in Japan, or take the short ferry ride to Naoshima Island, known for its modern art museums.
THU MAY 20
7:00 AM TO 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.

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