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Wonders of Japan Cruise: Cherry Blossom Season 2025

Departure dates Mar 17 - Mar 30, 2025 and Mar 30 - Apr 12, 2025

14 days from $24,995 per person

Limited to 148 guests

Experience the wonders of Japan alongside A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team as you capture all the magic with help from a professional photographer. Spanning five islands, this all-encompassing cruise explores Japan’s culturally rich coastline with a hotel stay in Osaka and shore excursions throughout, including a visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, the Adachi Museum of Art and its gardens, and Kanazawa’s historic district.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise the best of Japan for 11 nights aboard luxurious ‘Le Jacques Cartier,’ enjoying a capacity limited to just 148 guests
  • Spend two nights in one of Osaka’s most luxurious hotels
  • Experience the magical atmosphere of Japan’s cherry blossom season
  • Witness private performances by the world-renowned Kodo taiko drummers, Kabuki warriors and geishas
  • Immerse yourself in mesmerizing Japanese gardens, perhaps visiting the gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art
  • In South Korea, explore the ancient dynastic capital Gyeongju or the bustling seaside enclave of Busan
  • Reflect on Japan’s turbulent history and witness its miraculous resurgence in Hiroshima
  • Enjoy fascinating onboard lectures and presentations led by our enrichment specialists on Japanese history, culture and gardens

Itinerary at a Glance

Arrive Osaka, Japan
Osaka | Cultural Wonders
Osaka | The Adventure Begins
Takamatsu | Explore Your Way
Hiroshima & Miyajima | Memorials & Shrines
Uwajima | Seaside Splendor
Karatsu | Ancient Trading Post
Busan & Gyeongju, South Korea | ROK Reveal
Matsue, Japan | Verdant Gardens
DAY 10
Kanazawa | Immersion into the Arts
DAY 11
Sado-ga-Shima | Kodo Taiko Drummers
DAY 12
At Sea | Cruising to Hokkaido Island
DAY 13
Otaru | Historic Canals
DAY 14
Depart Sapporo

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