SPLENDORS OF JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA

  • Star Legend
  • 14 days
  • Beijing (Tianjin) to Yokohama (Tokyo)
From $ 4,999 pp Bonus shipboard credit
Itinerary & Ports

Splendors of Japan & South Korea

  • Star Legend
  • 14 days
  • Beijing (Tianjin) to Yokohama (Tokyo)
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From $ 4,999 pp Bonus shipboard credit

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port
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Mar 31 Sat
6:00 PM
Apr 1 Sun
At Sea
Apr 2 Mon
At Sea
Apr 3 Tue
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Apr 4 Wed
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Apr 5 Thu
8:00 AM
11:59 PM
Apr 6 Fri
12:01 AM
6:00 PM
Apr 7 Sat
8:00 AM
8:00 PM
Apr 8 Sun
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
Apr 9 Mon
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Apr 10 Tue
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
Apr 11 Wed
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
Apr 12 Thu
At Sea
Apr 13 Fri
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Apr 14 Sat
8:00 AM
SAT MAR 31
TO 6:00 PM Beijing (Tianjin)

day 1 Beijing (Tianjin), China


Your ship will dock in Tianjin, the nearest port city to Beijing, located 105 miles away. As the capital of China Beijing is the main political, economic and cultural center for China.  Highlights here include the UNESCO Sites of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Huangyaguan Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs, and also historic Tiananmen Square.
TUE APR 3
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Karatsu

day 4 Karatsu, Japan


Karatsu, Japan
Located on the island of Kyushu, Karatsu is one of the closest Japanese cities to the Korean Peninsula. Karatsu Castle is the main attraction here. Built in 1608, it houses a museum of the castle’s history and Karatsu ceramics. Karatsu is also known for its pottery which can be viewed at the Karatsu-yaki Pottery Gallery. Also worth visiting is the Karatsu Hikiyama Exhibition Hall which displays the 14 floats used in the annual Karatsu Kunchi Festival in November.
WED APR 4
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Jeju (Cheju) City

day 5 Jeju (Cheju) City, South Korea


There is a lot to see and do on this island. Jeju is a popular honeymoon destination and home of the highest mountain in South Korea, the dormant Hallasan volcano which stands 6,400 feet above sea level.  Highlights of this city include the world’s longest lava tunnels, the nine UNESCO Global Geoparks, the Grandfather Stones, the beautiful beaches and the Olle coastal trails.
THU APR 5
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Busan

day 6 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 APR 6
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Busan

day 7 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 APR 7
8:00 AM TO 8:00 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.
SUN APR 8
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Fukuoka (Hakata)

day 9 Fukuoka (Hakata), Japan


Fukuoka is known as the Samurai City full of ancient temples, like Shokufuji Temple, a 33-foot tall wooden Buddha, and Samurai Fukuoka Castle.   Today it is a large modern city which contains the large shopping and entertainment complex of Canal City, the waterfront Momochi Seaside Park, and Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine with its 6,000 flowering plum trees.
MON APR 9
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hiroshima

day 10 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 APR 10
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Kochi

day 11 Kochi, Japan


The bustling city of Kochi is located on the Kagami-gawa River delta on Urado Bay.  It was constructed around Kochi Castle which was built in the 17th century and is one of Japan's few authentic castles.  Amazingly it has survived both wars and natural disasters for centuries. In addition to the castle, Kochi has several attractions of interest.  On nearby Mount Godaisan sits Chikurenji Temple, one of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage. At beautiful Katsurahama Beach you will find the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum, a tribute to the man who played a major role in the Meiji Restoration. In addition, great shopping can be found at Obiyamachi Shopping Arcade.
WED APR 11
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Osaka

day 12 Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the gateway to Kyoto with great street food, bright lights and delightful night life. Its main historic landmark is the 16th century Osaka Castle surrounded by a moat and many flowering trees. 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.
FRI APR 13
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Shimizu

day 14 Shimizu, Japan


Most notably known as the city you can see  the UNESCO site of Mount Fuji from.  This small port city considered one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan has many historical building like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Sumpugo Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. The 65-foot Shiraito Waterfall, located near Mount Fuji looks like it could be silk. Enjoy tuna from Japan’s largest fishery here or a cup of maccha, a Japanese green tea.
SAT APR 14
8:00 AM TO Yokohama (Tokyo)

day 15 Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan


Yokohama, the gateway to Tokyo,  was one of the first Japanese ports open to foreign trade. It contains a large Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese shops and restaurants.  It is also known for its botanical park, Sankei-en Garden, containing preserved Japanese residences from different eras, and for the seaside Minato Mirai District, site of the Landmark Tower, standing 971 feet high.

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