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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, rich culture and local traditions of Japan with Norwegian. The city of Beppu is considered Japan’s most famous hot springs resort where you can choose from a range of ways to unwind – whether by indulging in a mud bath, steam bath, sand bath or a traditional hot springs water bath. From beautiful expansive beaches, to vibrant art districts and historic temples, Busan is as diverse as it is enchanting and is awaiting your discovery. 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 of Osaka and a must-see during your overnight stay in the city.

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Tokyo

April 13th, 2023 - Tokyo Japan

Depart 7pm

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savor traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination

Mount Fuji

April 14th, 2023 - Mount Fuji (Shimizu), Japan

Arrive: 7am / Depart: 3pm

In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection

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April 15th, 2023 - Kochi, Japan

Arrive: 9am / Depart: 6pm

Engage with locals and indulge in local flavors in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city center was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region's principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi – the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honors this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.

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April 16th, 2023 - Beppu, Japan

Arrive: 7am / Depart: 4pm

As you approach the coastal town of Beppu, it might appear as if the town were smoldering. In reality, it’s steam escaping from its many hot springs, Beppu’s claim to fame—along with hot spring experiences, from mud baths to sand baths. Their most famous, Hell circuit (Jigoku), are only for admiring, not bathing. Beppu Park, in the city’s center, offers green space and a vibrant Japanese garden. In spring, cherry blossoms attract thousands of visitors; in fall, autumn leaves do the same. Tomonaga Panya, a local bakery since 1916, has an English menu and a signature delicacy, wanchan (doggie) bun. Guests love its custard filling and raisin face.

Natural Water System

Cruise Kanmon Strait

A visit to Kanmon Straits is an opportunity to experience one of the Japan’s most incredible waterways. This expansive channel connects two of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu and Kyushu. The best views of the surrounding scenery are from above. Hop on a helicopter ride or visit Mt. Hinoyama in Shimonoseki on the north side of the strait. On the south side, you can visit Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu. Make your way to either side using an underground pedestrian walkway or crossing Kanmon Bridge, one of the 50 largest suspension bridges in the world.

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April 17th, 2023 - Busan, South Korea

Arrive: 9am / Depart: 6pm

Busan – South Korea’s second largest city – is a harmonious blend of age-old culture and contemporary metropolitan flair. The downtown skyline and Bampo Bridge are two of Busan’s visual wonders. The old-world Buddhist temples and vintage structures preserve the essence of Korean history and culture. Equally captivating is the abundance of Busan’s natural landscape, from miles of unspoiled beaches to expansive mountainous terrain. Busan is also home to one of the largest trading ports in the world, and its growing popularity in tourism and commerce makes this South Korean city a must-see destination.

Japanese Holy Site

April 18th, 2023 - Nagasaki, Japan

Arrive: 7am / Depart: 5pm

Nagasaki is often equated with the dropping of the atomic bomb, and there are many moving museums, memorials and monuments dedicated to its World War II history that shouldn’t be missed. Yet modern Nagasaki offers a vibrant and charming atmosphere that’s waiting to be explored. Among its cobblestone and rolling hills, the city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie. To capture Nagasaki’s scenic beauty, consider a cable car ride or harbor tour. Centuries-old shrines, temples and churches dot the landscape and are a must see.

Natural Water System

April 19th, 2023

Cruise Kanmon Strait

A visit to Kanmon Straits is an opportunity to experience one of the Japan’s most incredible waterways. This expansive channel connects two of Japan’s four main islands, Honshu and Kyushu. The best views of the surrounding scenery are from above. Hop on a helicopter ride or visit Mt. Hinoyama in Shimonoseki on the north side of the strait. On the south side, you can visit Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu. Make your way to either side using an underground pedestrian walkway or crossing Kanmon Bridge, one of the 50 largest suspension bridges in the world.

Image by Vladimir Haltakov

April 20th, 2023 - Hiroshima, Japan

Arrive: 7am / Depart: 5pm

History is never far from mind in Hiroshima, thus the city has created one of the most important and breathtaking memorials in the world, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Statues, halls, and monuments at this World Heritage Site honor those who fell in World War II. As one of Japan's largest islands, Hiroshima also offers rich natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities like biking, hiking and beaching. The local cuisine is plentiful, especially the signature “Okonomiyaki,” a crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage, and vegetables. Oysters (usually grilled) serve as an additional fresh and delicious culinary draw.

Pond Landscape Reflection

April 21st, 2023 - Kyoto, Japan

Arrive: 2pm

Cradled by rolling hills on three sides, Kyoto is considered the historical and cultural epicenter of the country. The city was Japan’s capital for more than 1,000 years (794 – 1868) and approximately 1,600 Buddhist temples and more than 400 Shintō shrines are peppered throughout the city. From numerous historic sites and tranquil gardens to delicious local cuisine and boutique shopping, Kyoto offers you a window into the heart of Japan’s traditions and culture

Pathway Into the Shrine

April 22nd, 2023 - Kyoto, Japan

Depart: 6pm

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April 23rd, 2023 - Nagoya, Japan

Japan’s fourth largest city by population, Nagoya, is a center of modern commerce, with Toyota, Noritake china and a Legoland theme park calling this capital home. Tour the Toyota Exhibit Hall, experience Noritake Gardens and sit amongst the stars in the planetarium at the Science Museum. Nagoya Castle, deemed a National Treasure, is a must-see, as is exploring their entertainment district, Sakae. This busy hub is where you’ll find Nagoya TV Tower, the city’s symbol, and Oasis 21, a multi-level public park with a futuristic water theme.

Tokyo

April 24th, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan

Arrive: TBA

Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savor traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.

Aerial View of City

April 25th, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan

Disembark: 6am

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TRIP NOTES

NUMBER OF DAYS: 12

CRUISE BEGINS/ENDS:

Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo, Japan

PASSPORT REQUIRED:

Yes

TRAVEL DATE:

April 13th to April 25th, 2023

GROUP SIZE:

120 passengers

DEPOSIT PER PERSON:

$250 Deposit 

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:

December 14th, 2022

INTERPRETERS: 

Heart Cruises, LLC will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 12 Days Cruise on Norwegian Sun

  • All meals in Cruise Main Dining (specialty restaurants have a nominal charge)

  • Port charges, and taxes.

  • Coffee, water, juices, tea.

  • Heart Cruises staff assistance throughout

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare

  • Meals not listed

  • Airport transfers not mentioned

  • Gratuities/Tips not mentioned

  • Internet access, phone, fax and other incidentals

  • Medical attention

  • Soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, alcohol such as wine, beer and cocktails 

  • Travel insurance

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Cruise: Starting from $9155.30 per person
Taxes/Fees/Port Expenses: Approx $171.90 per person
Third / 4th Guest: Please call or email for discount price!

These incredible Penthouses sleep up to four, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living area, dining area and large private balcony that offers an amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 341-824 sq. ft.

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Starting from $3555.30 per person
Taxes/Fees/Port Expenses: Approx $171.90 per person
Third / 4th Guest: Please call or email for discount price!

These Norwegian Jewel mid-ship staterooms sleep up to three guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with a great view. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 138-205 sq. ft.

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Starting from $2267.30 per person
Taxes/Fees/Port Expenses: Approx $171.90 per person
Third / 4th Guest: Please call or email for discount price!

These Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to four guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate more guests. You’ll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your window, along with room service and many more amenities.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 155-161 sq. ft.

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Starting from $1854.30 per person
Taxes/Fees/Port Expenses: Approx $171.90 per person
Third / 4th Guest: Please call or email for discount price!

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There’s room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you’ll have room service and many other amenities.

Total Approx Size: 138-143 sq. ft.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Heart Cruises, LLC  recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more

All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.