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Tokyo - Osaka - Example 18 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse II
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Embark on an 18-day cruise from Tokyo to Osaka aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Immerse yourself in East Asia's customs, people, and stunning scenery on a luxurious voyage featuring 16 exceptional ports. Explore South Korea's popular fishing port of Sokcho, the historic cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the contemporary art scene in Takamatsu. Find peace in Okayama's gardens, savor local cuisine in Kobe, visit the haunting Hashima Island, relax on Busan's city beach, and conclude your journey in Osaka, Japan.
Sakurajima Mountain, Kagoshima PrefectureMt. Fuji surrounded by cherry blossomsColorful trees in OsakaNagasaki citySunset over NagasakiHiroshima Peace Memorial or Atomic Bomb DomeRiverside view of HiroshimaExplore colorful Tokyo
Highlights
  • Wander through the garden city of Uno, admiring landscaped gardens and historic architecture
  • Experience the pearlescent beauty of Toba and its oyster and pearl industries
  • Discover the stunning town of Shimizu with a backdrop of Mount Fuji
  • Explore the vibrant city of Tokyo and its bustling capital charm
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Day 1: Tokyo, Japan | Embark

Upon arrival in the vibrant city of Tokyo, you are greeted by the captivating charm of Japan’s bustling capital. The journey of discovery commences as you step aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. The welcoming crew guides you to your lavish verandah suite, where you can settle in, meet your butler, and choose from deluxe pillows. Before dinner, explore the luxurious Discovery Yacht, including the Sky Bar, outdoor Vitality Pool on Deck 10, Senses Spa on Deck 6, and the Observation Lounge and Terrace on Deck 5. As the ship sets sail, you can raise a toast to the beginning of this extraordinary adventure while taking in the glittering lights of Tokyo.

Please book your flight to arrive in Tokyo before 02:00 PM.

Day 2: Shimizu

In the morning, you can request breakfast to be served in your 6-star suite, and make sure to have your camera ready to capture the sail toward the small but stunning town of Shimizu. Backdropped by the grandeur of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is known as one of Japan’s most beautiful ports due to its long history dating back to the Nara Period, stunning natural scenery like the Shiraito Falls, and rich Japanese culture. Discover rich Japanese culture and history at nearby shrines, stroll through the town center, and admire the World Heritage-listed site and the highest peak in Japan, Mount Fuji. End the day by dining with your new friends on the ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht and toasting new memories and experiences.

Day 3: Toba

Awaken today in the pretty, pearlescent Toba on the Shima Peninsula in Mie Prefecture. The Ise-Shima National Park enrobes this small city and rotates through a seasonal spectrum of colors, from the soft pink of cherry blossoms in spring to the vivid greens of summer vegetation and the red-and-gold autumn hues. Toba is perhaps best known for its oyster and pearling industries, particularly its female pearl divers, or ‘ama.’ 

Discover more about this tradition on Mikimoto Pearl Island, where you can learn all about the cultivation of pearls in the museum, watch ama demonstrations, and shop for exquisite mementos.  

Spend another indulgent evening on Scenic Eclipse, watching the ocean darken with nightfall as you enjoy a cocktail at the Observation Deck or Panorama Bar. 

Day 4: Kobe

Arrive this morning in the harbor city of Kobe on the island of Honshu. Compact and condensed between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe has a long history of maritime trade. Yet, despite its centuries-old role as a significant port, beautiful Kobe is a modern-looking city, having been completely rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in 1995. You may explore this event on your own to learn more about it at the Earthquake Museum. 

If you prefer to spend the afternoon in the ultra-luxury of your Discovery Yacht, retreat for a touch of tranquillity at the expansive Senses Spa and indulge in a massage or treatment, or refresh with a haircut at the salon.

Day 5: Uno

This morning, arrive at the port of Uno, the gateway to the garden city of Okayama, the second-largest city in the Chugoku region. Spend your day strolling immaculately manicured gardens, admiring historic architecture, or contemplating thought-provoking art. 

Okayama is home to the stunning Korakuen Garden, commissioned by a feudal lord in 1687 as a place to receive guests. Styled in the traditional Japanese aesthetic with elegant ponds, bridges, and sculptural plants, the Korakuen is one of Japan's top three landscaped gardens. It sits across the Asahi River from Okayama Castle, dubbed 'Crow Castle' due to its black exterior; visitors can tour the historical exhibits here and take a bizen-yaki pottery class in the castle park studio. 

Return to your ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht this evening and unwind with a cocktail in one of the all-inclusive nine bars and lounges.

Day 6: Takamatsu

Overnight, arrived at Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa. Gazing upon the Seto Inland Sea, the port of Takamatsu is the gateway to the sea’s many stunning islands. From here, you can travel along the longest road bridge in the world, the Seto Ohashi Bridge. A spectacular feat of engineering, the bridge lays out stunning views of this beautiful archipelago.  

Explore the ruins of the waterfront Takamatsu Castle, wander the tranquil Ritsurin Koen garden, built by feudal lords in the Edo Period, and enjoy the local specialty of ‘sanuki udon’ noodles, famed for its delightful texture.  

With an overnight stay in Takamatsu, you have ample opportunity to explore.

Day 7: Takamatsu

Wake this morning to vibrant Takamatsu beckoning you from the sophisticated spaces of the Scenic Eclipse.

The flat-topped mountain of Yashima was the site of an important battle between rival clans in the 12th century. Yashima’s lofty vantage also treats visitors to breathtaking panoramic vistas and inspires reverence with a traditional temple. 

Close by is the picturesque island of Ogijima. This small but beautiful slip of land will captivate with its serenity. You can walk to the lighthouse and explore the labyrinthine laneways of the traditional village. Ogijima’s sister island, Megijima, is also accessed by a ferry from Takamatsu. The forested mountains of the island are enshrined in folklore and nicknamed ‘Ogre Island’ on account of a local legend. Stroll the atmospheric village, take in the sea air, and glimpse the Seto Inland Sea from the mountaintop.

Day 8: Hiroshima | Miyajima

This morning, your day may begin with a moment of reflection on a visit to Hiroshima. Perhaps one of the most significant sites of modern warfare, this city ravaged by the atomic bomb during World War II has risen to become a living symbol of peace and rebirth. Embed in somber history, inspiring perspective, and striking natural beauty, Hiroshima is a memorable destination. Visit the Peace Memorial Park and World Heritage-listed Atomic Bomb Dome, where you can absorb the importance of Hiroshima’s history and admire the city’s determination to endure and overcome.  

Return aboard in time for a long, leisurely lunch at one of the refined and relaxed eateries, such as Azure Bar & Café or the Yacht Club, as you journey toward the small island of Miyajima this afternoon. Well-loved for its serene, water-hemmed views, Miyajima (which translates to ‘Shrine Island’ in Japanese) is known for its Itsukushima shrine and enormous torii gate, which, at high tide, appears to float above the water.

Day 9: At Sea

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you want. Perhaps you’d like to take things slowly, starting with breakfast brought to your suite by your private butler and enjoyed on the verandah as you admire the ocean. You could also start the day with an invigorating gym workout or a yoga and Pilates studio class.  

Take some time to explore the ship, from the Sky Bar and outdoor pool on Deck 10 to the tranquil and expansive 550m2 Senses Spa on Deck 6 with its steam rooms, saunas, and plunge pool. Stop for a coffee or a cocktail at one of the nine bars and lounges on board, or curl up with a good book in the library of the Observation Lounge. Check the daily program to see what lectures or discussions the Discovery Team is running and learn more about upcoming ports or activities.  

This evening, reserve an all-inclusive private dining experience at authentic teppanyaki grill Night Market @ Koko’s or perhaps relish incredibly fresh seafood at Elements.

Day 10: Sokcho, South Korea

This morning, savor breakfast to your taste, delivered by your butler to your private 6-star suite. Admire the South Korean port of Sokcho approaching from your verandah and start planning the day. A quaint fishing town, Sokcho was part of North Korea until the end of the Korean War in 1945. Today, its pretty beach and location as the gateway to Seoraksan National Park make it a lively tourist hub. 

Incredibly fresh seafood is another huge attraction here. As you stroll around the city, perhaps sample locally caught specialties at the Sokcho Central Market, where you can enjoy the day’s catch alongside other Korean favorites.  

Visit the Lighthouse Observatory or Seoraksan National Park to take in the unrelenting beauty of the landscape. Inhale the fresh forest air and listen to the tranquil song of gently flowing rivers. 

As the lights of Sokcho fade into the distance, find the perfect spot on the Observation Terrace to farewell your first South Korean port with a glass of Champagne or your favorite cocktail in hand.

Day 11: P’ohang

Today, your journey reveals the artful and natural beauty of P’ohang on the eastern side of the Yongil Gulf in South Korea. Hwanho Park has an incredible rollercoaster-like Space Walk. This walkable sculpture lays out a path of fantastic, mind-bending loops and bestows walkers with photogenic views of the harbor and city.  

Deep dive into P’ohang’s history as a steel-making city with a roam through the Museum of Steel Art. Be sure to snap a photo of the remarkable The Hand of Mutual Shake bronze sculpture at Homigot Sunrise Plaza, created in 1999 at the eastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. 

Return to exchange stories of the day with your fellow Scenic Eclipse guests over a drink in the Scenic Lounge Bar before relishing an ideally refined French meal at Lumière.

Day 12: Busan

Let the day unfurl in relaxation as you awake in your 6-star ultra-luxury suite and choose one of the many incredible experiences on board your Discovery Yacht. As you sail toward the South Korean port of Busan, spend the morning rejuvenating in the expansive Senses Spa, partake in an Aerial Yoga class, unwind on the Senses Pool Deck, or catch up on world events with a newspaper. 

Arriving in Busan in time for lunch, disembark to revel in the seaside city’s urban beaches, laidback atmosphere, and tempting street food culture. As South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan has a vibrant, international energy that blends contemporary and traditional life. 

Tonight, you may spend the evening in the privacy of your spacious ultra-luxury suite or enjoy your Discovery Yacht’s entertainment program in the state-of-the-art theatre.

Day 13: Nagasaki, Japan

This morning, greet the Land of the Rising Sun as you arrive early at the beautiful city of Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu.  

While Nagasaki has a long and prosperous history of international trade, its modern history has largely been overshadowed by World War II. The second site to suffer the catastrophic effects of the atomic bomb, the city has been rebuilt and reforged with resilience and optimism. 

Unravel that journey of rebirth at one of the many moving museums and memorials, such as the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park, and National Peace Memorial Hall. You can also discover a deeper past at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture and the Suwa-jinja shrine. 

Later this afternoon, enjoy a cocktail from the Sky Bar on Deck 10 as you sail under the Megami Bridge. The Scenic Eclipse will remain in Nagasaki tonight before sailing to Hashima Island in the morning. 

Day 14: Hashima Island, Gunkanjima

This morning, glimpse the passing sea while wrapped in the unparalleled comfort of Scenic’s signature Slumber Bed as you journey to Hashima Island. Relish breakfast on board before exploring this intriguing destination.  

Dubbed ‘Gunkanjima,’ meaning ‘battleship island,’ due to its shape, this World Heritage-listed site is, in fact, a historic coal mine. Now uninhabited, the small 480-meter-long and 150-meter-wide island was once home to 5,000 people, making it the most densely populated area ever recorded. Abandoned in 1974, the island’s structures have since deteriorated, imbuing it with a haunting atmosphere.  

After touring the island, return to the ultra-luxury of your Discovery Yacht for an afternoon of indulgent relaxation in a cabana by the Scandinavian-inspired vitality pools. Come evening, relish an all-inclusive dining experience in one of the up to 10 world-class options on board Scenic Eclipse.

Day 15: Kagoshima

Relish a morning coffee on your private verandah as you admire the dramatic landscape of Kagoshima on your journey toward the city. At the southern tip of Kyushu, Mount Sakurajima volcano rises dramatically from the ocean, keeping watch over Kagoshima and painting a handsome and attention-stealing backdrop.

Unearth the feudal history and explore the palm-lined streets of Kagoshima, or opt to spend the day on board, appreciating the stunning aspects of Sakurajima from the elegant Sky Bar. Take in the sun in a secluded cabana, revive with a dip in the Vitality Pool, and sip your favorite cocktail from the bar. 

Day 16: Kochi, Shikoku Island

Take advantage of Scenic Eclipse's unique open bridge policy to appreciate the sunrise alongside the crew, enjoying unrivaled access to the ship's ultimate viewing area. Learn about the supreme technical abilities of The World's First Discovery YachtTM as you approach Kochi on Shikoku Island.  

A place to unearth traditional Japanese culture, the small city of Kochi is a path less traveled for many, making it ripe for your discovery. Walk downtown to observe daily life, explore Kochi Castle, visit Chikurinji Temple at Godaisan Mountain, or stroll the promenade at Katsurahama Beach.

Return to your Discovery Yacht and settle into one of the nine bars and lounges on board, where you might try a new premium wine from the extensive and elegant list curated by Scenic's Master of Wine. Or toast another day of wonder in the singular luxury of your exquisitely appointed suite with a beverage from the all-inclusive minibar. 

Day 17: Osaka

Celebrate the final day of your inspiring voyage with a Champagne breakfast on your elegant verandah. Today’s journey uncovers the thrilling city of Osaka, Japan’s third-largest metropolis after Tokyo and Yokohama.  

At once spirited and relaxed, Osaka is a dynamic city best loved for its culinary excellence, exuberant nightlife, and vibrant locals. Wander the busy streets to pull the thread of what makes this exciting hub so absorbing, then visit Osaka Castle to marvel at the city’s deep history. Spend the afternoon visiting the beautiful Sumiyoshi Taisha Shinto shrine, dedicated to sea-faring deities, and historic Shitennoji, one of Japan’s oldest temples.  

As evening envelops the city, encounter Osaka’s bustling nightlife. Or return to the elevated indulgence of Scenic Eclipse to share a meal with your new friends on your last night on board.

Day 18: Osaka | Disembark

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Disembark Scenic Eclipse after breakfast. Farewell to the crew and fellow guests, taking with you memories of a truly unforgettable ultra-luxury experience on board The World's First Discovery

Please book your flight to depart out of Osaka after 12:00 PM.

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Scenic Eclipse II

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2 for 1 Fares + Free Air 25047
Book your Scenic Eclipse cruise for select 2024-2026 departures by September 30, 2024, and enjoy 2-for-1 fare on your cruise pricing.

An additional bonus of up to $2,000 Scenic select savings per suite on select departures. Savings vary by departure.

Free air offers are also available based on suite category and destination when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure. If sailing is within 10 months, you can pay in full within 30 days to receive these offers or 120 days prior to departure - whichever is soonest. Bonus savings options are available in lieu of air with the same payment terms. Amount varies by region.

Single Supplement: A free single supplement is available on select 2024 departures. Full payment is required. Other departure dates may have a 45% single supplement. Single supplement offers do not apply to  GP, OP, OT, SB, SA, S, or P cabin categories.

Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date or cancel your journey until 120 days prior to departure. Enjoy a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, valid for 24 months. The offer is valued at $250 per person—no substitutions, no cash value.

Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applies to May 20, 2025 departure

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$48,990 2-3 travelers
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D Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DB Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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DD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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C Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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CD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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GP Grand Panorama
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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B Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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BD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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A Verandah
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AA Deluxe Verandah
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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AD Grand Deluxe Verandah
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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S Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will
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P Panorama
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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SA Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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SB Spa
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services
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OP Owner's Penthouse
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
Included
  • 17 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 17 Dinners
  • 17 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions

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