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Embark on a journey through time with Adventure Life's exquisite selection of archaeological site visits in Japan, where ancient traditions and modern wonders converge. On these tours, you will have the opportunity to explore the remnants of imperial dynasties, marvel at samurai districts, and wander through serene Japanese gardens. Each itinerary is designed to offer a relaxed pace that allows for deep cultural immersion and appreciation of Japan's rich history. From the coastal splendors aboard small ship cruises to intimate village visits that reveal local customs and craftsmanship, your adventure will be filled with moments of awe-inspiring discovery. Whether it's walking amidst the ruins in Gyeongju or experiencing Nagasaki's heritage up close, these tours cater to those who seek a profound connection with destinations they visit. With prices tailored for 2024, there has never been a better time to delve into Japan’s storied past while enjoying contemporary luxuries along the way. To weave your own tapestry of memories from this land where history breathes through every landscape and cityscape alike, contact one of Adventure Life’s tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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A woman admires the spring cherry blossoms, dressed in a kimono
$8,478
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Treasures of Japan by Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Kobe Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Kobe's history
  • Explore Takamatsu's Ritsurin Garden
  • Visit Hiroshima's Peace Memorial
  • Delve into Sakaiminato's richness
Starts / Ends:
Kobe / Kobe
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 9-day cruise aboard Le Soléal to uncover Japan's treasures.Begin in Kobe, renowned for its famous marbled beef, and journey to Takamatsu to visit the tranquil Ritsurin Garden and learn the art of making udon noodles. Hiroshima's Peace Memorial shares a poignant story, …
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Cherry blossoms frame Osaka castle
$6,430
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Secular Treasures in the Land of the Rising Sun

Osaka - Kobe - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore Hiroshima's Peace Memorial
  • Wander through Hagi's streets
  • Discover Busan's ancient districts
  • Delight in Kochi's lush landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Osaka / Kobe
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day voyage aboard Le Soléal to explore the secular treasures in the Land of the Rising Sun. Begin in Osaka and set sail to Hiroshima, where the Peace Memorial stands as a poignant symbol of resilience. Discover Miyajima Island's Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage …
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Japanese tea ceremony
$7,770
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Japan, Natural Archipelago and Secular Heritage

Osaka - Kagoshima - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore Tomonoura's landscapes
  • Discover Moji's Meiji-era streets
  • Unveil Busan's contrasting charms
  • Experience Nagasaki's ambiance
Starts / Ends:
Osaka / Kagoshima
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this enchanting 9-day cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier, explore Japan's Natural Archipelago and Secular Heritage. Departing from Osaka, sail to Tomonoura, inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo. Discover Shimokamagari and Mitarai's fishing villages, then explore Moji's Meiji-era …
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Cherry blossoms in historic Kyoto
$11,490
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Japanese Ancestral Traditions and Legendary Shrines

Osaka - Maizuru - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Himeji’s UNESCO castle
  • Sail to Kyushu to explore Toba
  • Explore the Miyajima Island
  • Experience the contrasts of Busan
Starts / Ends:
Osaka / Maizuru
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise aboard Le Soleal, immersing in Japanese ancestral traditions and legendary shrines. Explore Himeji's UNESCO castle and Miyajima's iconic Itsukushima Shrine. Witness Hagi's UNESCO town and Beppu's hot springs. Cross to South Korea for Busan's vibrant …
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Experience the unique architecture of Asia.
$8,280
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Japan, Natural Archipelago and Secular Heritage

Kagoshima - Osaka - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore cliffs and rock formations
  • Succumb to the charms of Amakusa
  • Discover the vibrant city, Busan
  • Unveil Moji's captivating panoramas
Starts / Ends:
Kagoshima / Osaka
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set off on a 9-day cruise exploring Japan's Natural Archipelago and Secular Heritage aboard Le Jacques Cartier. Departing from Kagoshima, the cruise heads west to the Koshikijima Islands, revealing raw beauty in monumental cliffs dating back 80 million years. Explore Amakusa, a refuge for …
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Osaka's city lights after sunset
$6,390
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Expedition in the Seto Inland Sea

Osaka - Fukuoka - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Visit temples of Onimichi
  • Explore legendary Hari
  • Sail to Japan’s oldest sea route
  • Experience Nagasaki's heritage
Starts / Ends:
Kobe / Hagi
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover theLand of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side. With this brand-new itinerary,PONANTis taking you on a cruisefrom Osaka to Fukuoka aboard Le Soleal. This8-daycircuit allows you to discover the jewels to be found in the …
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Sunset over Nagasaki
$26,670
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Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Enjoy castles and samurai district
  • Discover ancient ruins of Gyeongju
  • Visit Matsue's art museum
  • See Naoshima, the art-filled island
  • Tour three Japanese gardens
Starts / Ends:
Japan / Japan
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step back in time on a 15-day voyage into Japan’s riveting history, from the elegant shrines and merchant districts of the Meiji era in Tokyo to the poignant sites of World War II in Hiroshima to historic castle towns of the Edo period in Kobe. As you trace the shores of Honshu and the …
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Bears at Shiretoko National Park, located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, Japan.
$28,850
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A Journey from Nome to Tokyo: Ring of Fire to Ainu Culture

20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Pribilof Islands
  • Experience untamed Baby Islands
  • Hunt with the Aleuts
  • See Pacific Ring of Fire's wildlife
  • Tour Shitsugen National Park
  • See mirror-like lakes
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / United States
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire from Alaska to Japan. Explore the untamed islands of the Bering Sea and marvel at the millions of seabirds, northern fur seals, and bears in the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands. Watch towering volcanic cones on the rugged shores of Hokkaido, home to more …
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