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Experience the beautiful spectacle and discover the wonders of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in 2022

Japan is a unique blend of ancient and modern. It boasts countless natural wonders and cultural highlights but perhaps no single experience is as beautiful or memorable as that of 'Hanami', or cherry blossom, viewing. Each spring, millions of Japanese wait for the first buds of the pink cherry blossom - known as Sakura; the symbol of renewal, vitality and beauty - to appear. Next year, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself.

On this 15-day cruise for our readers you will journey far and wide through this fascinating land. Your trip starts in the frenetic capital city. A city of contrasts, Tokyo combines soaring skyscrapers with blooming gardens, noodle houses and western-style restaurants. And no trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to its most iconic landmark, the 2,400m Mount Fuji.

Travelling on Celebrity Cruise's award-winning Celebrity Solstice®, you will enjoy unforgettable spaces and world-class amenities. Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher using locally sourced ingredients, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Other highlights will be the hillside city of Kobe, Kochi, the secluded hot springs of Nagasaki, Korea's busy port of Busan, the fresh seafood in Hakodate and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Shirakami Mountains in Aomori.

See the cherry blossom

There is no better time to visit Japan than during the Hanami festivities, which celebrate the beauty of the cherry blossom and the fleeting nature of life. The blossom typically sweeps across the country between March and May, making this trip perfectly timed to see it at its most spectacular.

The best of Japan

This exclusive itinerary takes in so many must-see destinations, from the natural beauty of Hiroshima and the iconic Mount Fuji to Mount Godaisan with its temple and botanical garden, and, of course, the neon lights of Tokyo.

Cruise on Celebrity Solstice®

One of Celebrity Cruises' most decorated ships, Celebrity Solstice®'s crew aim to take care of every detail, leaving you to enjoy your luxury holiday. Their passion for outstanding cuisine takes onboard dining to a new level and the luxurious staterooms bring all the comforts of home to sea. Enjoy a spa treatment, soothing massage, fitness class or beauty treatment at The Spa, play outdoor games, catch a concert or just soak up the sun at The Lawn Club.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from Heathrow and transfers
  • 14 nights' accommodation on Celebrity Solstice® and tips
  • Drinks package
  • Internet package (two devices per stateroom)

Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Mar 26, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Apr 11, 2022
Duration
17 Days
Price per person
£3,899*

* Price based on two sharing a Category 12 inside cabin. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager’s discretion. Deposit: 20%. For full deposit and cancellation info, go to tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly London to Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    Fly overnight from London to Tokyo.

  2. Day
    2
    Arrive in Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan

    There aren't many places on Earth that blend ancient tradition and the ultra modern quite like Tokyo. Centuries-old gardens and cobblestone laneways live in perfect harmony with soaring skyscrapers and dazzling neon lights. Get immersed in an unrivalled dining scene, fashionable boutiques, and endless cultural encounters in this ever-evolving city. Here is where your Yokohama cruise begins.

    Meals - Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Mount Fuji
    Mount Fuji, Japan

    On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When Japan's highest mountain is capped with snow, it's a picture-postcard perfect volcanic cone. One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Kobe
    Kobe, Japan

    Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area's incredible restaurants.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Kochi
    Kochi, Japan

    The capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku is small, friendly, and boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. Make sure to enjoy some Katsuo no tataki, Kochi's most famous dish, and visit the temple and botanical garden at Mount Godaisan.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Hiroshima
    Hiroshima, Japan

    While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. See more than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park, journey to the breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and take time to sample "okonomiyaki"-a delicious example of Japanese soul food.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Nagasaki
    Nagasaki, Japan

    Historically rich Nagasaki features beautiful seaside scenery and fabulous nighttime views from its mountain slopes. Secluded hot springs, fascinating museums, and ornate temples live side by side in this exciting city. Ten natural parks grace the area, and unique festivals can be experienced throughout the year. Walk through streets influenced by both Chinese and European cultures in fascinating Nagasaki.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Busan, South Korea
    Busan, South Korea

    The port city of Busan is South Korea's second-largest city after Seoul, famous for its beaches, mountians and temples. Explore its majestic mountains and hot springs today and why not savour some of its traditional seafood dishes?

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    12
    Hakodate
    Hakodate, Japan

    A port city on the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views and the area's delicious, fresh seafood, sushi, squid, and ramen. From the top of the Mount Hakodate, you'll enjoy a magnificent view of the city surrounded by the ocean. You can reach the summit by hiking trail, cable car, or auto. The former Goryōkaku Fort, Japan's first Western style fortress, is now used in as a public park and is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The park also features the tall, white Goryōkaku Tower that offers a panoramic view of the park, including mainland Japan across the Tsugaru Strait on clear days. Hakodate is literally a town of hot springs, and it even offers steamy outdoor footbaths to pedestrians.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    13
    Aomori, Japan
    Aomori, Japan

    Aomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation. Reminders of ancient times abound throughout Aomori Port as well, and you can also indulge in the serene atmosphere of the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, Japan's largest, which are said to have been established around 4,000 to 5,000 BC. The summer brings the city's most beloved Nebuta Matsuri Festival, which features enormous lantern floats, taiko drums, and dancers that parade the downtown streets. Stroll Aomori's premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day
    14
    At Sea
    At Sea, Japan

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day
    15
    Tokyo
    Yokohama, Japan

    Arrive back in Yokohama port after your cruise. Disembark Celebrity Solstice and transfer to Tokyo, for your flight back to Heathrow.

    Meals - Breakfast
  16. Day
    16
    Disembark
    Tokyo, Japan
    Meals - Breakfast
  17. Day
    17
    Arrive back in the UK
    Tokyo, Japan

Accommodation

Celebrity Solstice®

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Cruise ship

Elegant Celebrity Cruises ship

Celebrity Solstice® is one of the Celebrity fleet's most decorated ships, with elegant designs everywhere you turn. Celebrity's passion for outstanding cuisine takes the onboard dining experience to a whole new level - dining options include distinctive restaurants with menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs and the most awarded wine collection at sea. You can play your favorite outdoor games, catch a concert, or just take in some sun at The Lawn Club. Invigorate your senses and discover an amazing level of soothing spa treatments at The Spa. The luxurious staterooms are sure to bring the comfort of your home out to sea.

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Mar 26, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Apr 11, 2022
Duration
17 Days
Price per person
£3,899*

* Price based on two sharing a Category 12 inside cabin. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager’s discretion. Deposit: 20%. For full deposit and cancellation info, go to tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 01462323736
Quote ref: HEARST JAPAN CRUISE