From 20 to 28 April 2018 - 9 days Russian group
Port of departure and arrival: Tokyo, Yokohama Port, Japan
Cruise company: Princess Cruises
Liner: Diamond Princess 5 * LUX
The liner was launched in February 2004. Diamond Princess has all that you would expect from a modern cruise ship of Premium Class: rich selection of restaurants, bars, daytime and evening entertainment, a perfect 24th service on board, SPA facilities and the widest selection of cabins - from internal cabins with artificial lighting to the luxurious bedroom suites with balconies.
TOKYO, Japan (port Yokohama). Departure at 17:00.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan - its administrative, financial, cultural and industrial center. Located in the south-eastern part of Honshu, on the plain of Kanto in the Bay of Tokyo Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The population is about 13 million people. The population density is 5 960 people / km², the highest among the prefectures of Japan. Tokyo, is in the temperate zone, with hot humid summers and mild winters. The symbol and brand name of Tokyo consists of three arches, reminiscent of a ginkgo leaf, which also depicts the letter T, like Tokyo. The metropolitan brand name is usually depicted on a bright green tone, which symbolizes prosperity in the future, charm and tranquility of Tokyo. Great interest for guests of Tokyo is the area of the imperial palace with its rivets framed by it, filled with water. The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the official residence of the Japanese emperor. Built in 1882, Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan. The city has 400 art galleries, as well as several dozen state, municipal and other museums. In Tokyo, there are 12 metro lines with a total length of more than 230 km. The stations are equipped with many outlets (at large stations they can be 15-20) and transitions. National parks, temples, the biggest department stores in the world, amusement parks, this "super-city" will not leave anyone indifferent. From Tokyo, you can make trips to Hakone Park, Mount Fuji and Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, the city of a thousand temples.
Cruise at sea.
Strait KANMON, Japan (cruise) and PUSAN, South Korea.
The Kanmon strait is a narrow water area separating the north of the island of Kyushu (Shimonoseki city) from the south of the island of Honshu (Kitakyushu city). Crossing the strait is now possible not only by sea, but also through the tunnel and along the beautiful suspension bridge, which now is famous for the passage of Kanmon. It is worth nothing the historical value of the city of Shimonoseki. Shimonoseki is famous throughout Japan for its history. In 1185, in his suburban waters, a major battle took place at Dannoura. She completed the long war between the Japanese samurai clans of Tyra and Minamoto and consolidated the rule of Kamakura shogunate in Japan for the next 150 years. The battle of Dannoura was sung in The Tale of the House of Tyra, a masterpiece of Japanese classical literature, and one of its participants, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, is considered a Japanese national hero. From Shimonoseki also connected a legendary duel, which occurred in 1612 on the uninhabited island of Ganryujima between Japanese swordsmen Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro. This island, which today is part of the city, attracts fans of martial arts both from Japan and around the world. The theme of this fight remains one of the most popular in Japanese literature, cinema, manga and anime. In the Edo period (1603-1867), the territory of Shimonoseki belonged to the samurai Mori family - one of the leading participants in the Meiji restoration in the 19th century. This restoration marked the beginning of Japanese modernization and the transformation of Japan into one of the leading countries of the 20th century. In 1895, Shimonoseki became the place of signing of a peace treaty between the Japanese Empire and the Chinese Qing Empire. He completed the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 and, strengthening the position of the Japanese state in the international arena, prevented the colonization of Japan by countries of Europe and the United States. In Shimonoseki, a lot of famous Japanese were born - the actor Matsuda Yusaku, the writer Hayashi Fumiko and others.
Busan, also called the second capital of South Korea, is the fifth largest port in the world. Located in 450 km to the south-east of the capital of Korea - Seoul, Busan is a historical center, which is more than 15 thousand years old. A lot of cultural relics are concentrated here, we list only some of them.
The temple of Pomos is located on the edge of the famous in Pusan Mount Gummzhonsan. It was built about 1300 years ago by the monk Wee-san. In the geographical book of Donggunnechisynnam on the origin of the temple of Bomos, the following is written: "At the top of the mountain of Gimzhongsang there is a well and the water in the well is golden." The goldfish in the well sat on colored clouds and came down from the sky. Therefore, the mountain is named Gumsam (golden well) called "fish from heaven." The reserve for migratory birds in the lowlands of the Nakdongan River was nominated as a natural monument in 1966. This is a large area of densely growing cane, which is difficult to reach by land, an island in the delta, well known as a paradise for more than a hundred thousand birds, a place where you can see the white-headed crane, the black-faced duck with wide beak, the white-tailed eagle. The Hedon Yongnans Temple is located by the sea on the eastern coast of Busan. The temple was built in 1376 Visiting him, you can see the statue of Buddha Hesugvan Diabul, the main temple building of Daeongjong, the prayers of Yonvandan and Gulbopdan, the 3-tier stone pagoda of 4 lions and many other attractions. But the most unusual sights of the Yongnans Temple are the 108-step ladder and the rock of Hamachi Bai. With the onset of the new year, here comes a lot of tourists who want to make a wish with the sunrise. In the spring at the entrance to the temple of Yongnans wild cherry blossoms and to the birthday of the Buddha, in the evenings, lights are lit here, turning the temple into a magical kingdom. Pusan Aquarium is one of the largest aquarium in Korea, where you can see about 35,000 species of fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The pride of the Busan Aquarium is an 80-meter underwater tunnel, through which you can feel at the depths of the ocean, where fish, sharks and other sea animals swim above their heads. In addition, the Imitation Hall, in which you can, as you may imagine, go on a sea trip is very popular. As Pusan borders the sea coast to the south and to the river Nakdonggang to the west, there are many famous beaches and hot springs.
SAKAMINATO, HONSUU (island), Japan.
Sakaminato is located at the tip of the Yumiga Hama peninsula, on the shores of the Sea of Japan. Its area occupies 28.75 km2. Sakaminato is located almost in the center of Western Japan. The geographic location literally marked the economic orientation of the city: since its inception, Sakaminato actively trades with countries opposite the coast of the Sea of Japan. Sakaminato is famous for its fishing industry and has the fishing port of Sakai, which in 1973 was given a special class of fishing port number 3. The Sakamimanto Monsters Street is famous for its artist-animator Mizuki Sigra, who created a series of works on Kitaro's boy. In addition, the artist was engaged in gathering information about all kinds of monsters, ghosts and unclean Japan. Even the entire street in Sakaminato, which is called the street of monsters, is devoted to his enthusiasm. Also, the Mizuki Sigura Museum was created and the series "Ha-ha-ha but the sky" was filmed, telling about the writer's life. The island of Daikonxima (prefecture Shimane) is located 15 minutes away, with the amazing park of tree-pioneering Yuxian. Garden Yu-Sien-famous for its peonies for all of Japan. Luxurious buds bloom in April-May. Another celebrity of the garden is ginseng. The root grown on the island of Daikon, where Yousiyen is located, considers one of the best in the country.
TOYAMA / KANADZAVA, HONGSUU (island), Japan. Tulip Fair in Tonai.
TOYAMA is the central city of Japan, the administrative center of Toyama Prefecture. Located on the shores of the Sea of Japan on the island of Honshu, 300 km northwest of Tokyo. Founded April 1, 1889. Since 2008, it has been recognized as an eco-friendly city model. The city's area is 1241.85 km², and the population is 419 008 people. There is a port, a railway station, an international airport in the city. The main attraction of the city is Toyama Castle. This castle is almost 500 years old. Once he belonged to the feudal lord of Narimas. It was in the era of internecine wars. The castle is just the name, in fact it was rather a military fortress. Around the moat with water. In the fortress, you could barricade and live calmly. Earlier, the whole city of Toyama was occupied by this one castle. Narimasa himself lived in it. In the neighborhood, the army and subordinates. They had to protect the ruler in case of an attack. Now the castle is only a sixth. And in the main tower is a museum of history. With a viewing platform. Kanazawa is a wonderful ancient fortified city in Japan, located on the western coast of Honshu. Kanazawa means "The Golden Swamp", it goes back to the legend of a peasant who earned his living by digging potatoes - he washed gold dust from potatoes and stored it in his well. The city is surrounded by the Japanese Alps, in the city two rivers flow, Saigava - they say, the only male river, and Asano is a gentle, feminine river.
HAKODATE, HOCKEYDO (island), Japan.
Hakodate is a political, economic and cultural center of the south of Hokkaido. It is located on the peninsula of Kameda, the southeastern part of the larger Oshima peninsula.
Port Hakodate was one of the first ports that were opened to international trade in 1854 after Japan's self-isolation. As a result, many traders from different countries moved to Hakodate in Motomachi district. Many buildings of that time, built in an overseas style have survived to our days. Among them, the most famous Russian Orthodox Church, the Chinese Memorial Hall. The picturesque east coast is related to the Prefectural Park of Esan. In the city, there are many hot mineral springs. From the north to the city adjoins the Onuma nature reserve with a large overgrown lake and an extinct Komagatake volcano. Mount Hakodate, 334 meters high, is located in the center of Hakodate, with stunning views of the city. On top of the mountain there is an observatory, souvenir shops, a cafe and a restaurant.
AOMORI, HONSO (island), Japan. Sakura blossom festival in Hirosaki.
AOMORI - NORTH HONSOU
The central city and port in Japan, located in the north of the island of Honshu in the bay of Aomori. Flowering of Sakura and apple orchards against the background of snow-capped peaks of the Hakodate mountains will meet you in the port of Aomori, in the north of Honshu Island. Here, in the mountains hid the last untouched thickets of the beech Siebold (inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List), which once covered all the hills and mountain slopes of the north of Japan. The oldest feudal castle of Hirosaki is preserved. Aomori is also known as the birthplace of the Festival of giant paper lanterns - Nebout, the Harvest Festival, which is held in early August and in its color, can quite compare to the Brazilian Carnival. Hirosaki Castle was built in 1611 and is in the same name city, in the south west of Aomori Prefecture in the Tohoku region. The castle consisted of 12 fortifications, 8 of which have survived to our days, of course - not without restoration. The territory of the castle of Hirosaki is well known for its spacious park, which is the main tourist attraction of the city in the spring. Hirosaki Park is considered one of the best places for "khans" - admiring the cherry blossom: more than 2500 cherry trees of different varieties - form blossoming "tunnels" and cozy meadows for picnics, along the way filling the protective moats with water - the petals of their flowers. Through the waters of the canal - you can ride a boat, and in the evening - in the park organized backlighting.
Cruise at sea.
TOKYO, Japan (port Yokohama). Disembarkation before 11:00.
Included in the price:
· Accommodation in the cabin of the selected category
· Round-the-clock meals on board
· Tea, coffee-around the clock, juices-on breakfast
· Entertainment programs on board
· Programs for children and children's club
· Musical performances - shows, live music, discos, theater
· Use of swimming pools, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi
· Port Fees
· Taxes, tips, insurance (in its absence), hotels (optional).