9 Days | 7 Ports

Japan: Osaka, Busan, Beppu & Shimizu

Japan: Osaka, Busan, Beppu & Shimizu.from $2,400.00pp

Departs Tokyo | Norwegian Sun

Immerse yourself in exotic lands on this roundtrip cruise from Tokyo aboard the Norwegian Sun.

From rejuvenating hot springs and expansive beaches, to vibrant art districts and historic temples, Busan is as diverse as it is enchanting – and is awaiting your discovery. Then explore Nagasaki’s museums and memorials dedicated to World War II and pause to appreciate the city’s natural beauty with its rolling hills and serene gardens.

Encompassing an impressive castle, citadels, imposing stone walls, motes and a sprawling garden boasting hundreds of cherry trees, Osaka Castle Park is a major landmark and a must-see during your overnight stay in Osaka.

Exquisitely Refurbished in 2018

Refurbished in the spring of 2018 as part of The Norwegian Edge® programme, the Norwegian Sun is shining bright. Experience Bliss Ultra Lounge and dance the night away on Deck 6, head up to Deck 12 for Spinnaker Lounge or grab a bite at Los Lobos Cantina. These are just a few of the exciting changes on board.

Ask us about pre-and post-cruise stays in Tokyo.

FREE AT SEA OFFERS:
  • FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
Enjoy all the spirits and cocktails, wines, draft beer, juice and soft drink for all guests 21 years or older.
  • FREE SPECIALTY DINING PACKAGE
Savour meals at our Specialty Dining venues free for Guests 1 & 2.
  • FREE SHORE EXCURSION CREDITS
Receive USD 50 Shore Excursion Credit per tour.
  • FREE WIFI PACKAGE
Stay connected with the internet you can use throughout the ship.
  • REDUCED DEPOSITS

Inclusions

  • Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1 Thursday, March 23, 2023, Tokyo, Japan Embark 7:00 PM

Tokyo, located on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu, is the core of the most populated area in the world (urban area 38M). The small fishing village of Edo was fortified in 1457 with Edo Castle (The Imperial Palace now stands at this location) and became one of the largest cities in the world by the 18th C. Its stringent policy of seclusion ended in 1854 and opened Japan to outside trade. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo, and the city was renamed Tokyo (meaning Eastern Capital).

Day 2 Friday, March 24, 2023, Shimizu, Japan 7:00 AM 3:00 PM

Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-Ku is a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt.

Day 3 Saturday, March 25, 2023, Osaka, Japan 8:00 AM

Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay and is the third-largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its nighttime population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience.

Day 4 Sunday, March 26, 2023, Osaka, Japan 5:00 PM

Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay and is the third-largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its nighttime population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience.

Day 5 Monday, March 27, 2023, Beppu, Japan 11:00 AM 7:00 PM

Beppu, a city that overlooks Beppu Bay and is backed by mountains, is located in the Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is considered to be Japan’s hot springs capital as it has the second-largest volume of hot water in the world - after Yellowstone in the United States - and the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan. This tourist town has nine spectacular geothermal hot springs that are referred to as the ‘nine hells of Beppu’, certainly the major attraction for visitors. There is also the Oita Marine Palace that features dolphins, while Mt Takasaki is famous for its large population of wild monkeys.

Day 6 Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Busan, South Korea 10:00 AM 8:00 PM

Busan (formerly Pusan), the second-largest city and principal port of South Korea, is situated in the SE of the peninsula on the Korea Strait. The city has many steep hills, creating a delightful mix of mountains and ocean. While Busan was relatively untouched during the Korean War, the flood of refugees has shaped the city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains.

Day 7 Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Nagasaki, Japan 7:00 AM 7:00 PM

Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. For an excellent view of the city, one should go to the top of Inasa.

Day 8 Thursday, March 30, 2023, Kagoshima, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

Kagoshima lies on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the picturesque capital of the Prefecture of the same name. Due to its active stratovolcano Sakurajima – Kagoshima's Vesuvius, seen east of the port – and its 'excitable' inhabitants, it is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples. It also has a similar mild climate and palm-lined streets.

Day 9 Friday, March 31, 2023, At Sea
Day 10 Saturday, April 1, 2023, Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM Disembark

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