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Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan-port

Because it is the seat of the Japanese government and the home of the Imperial Family, Tokyo is the de facto capital of Japan. The firebombings of WWII in 1945, with 75,000 to 200,000 killed and half of the city destroyed, were almost as devastating as the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. After the war, Tokyo was completely rebuilt. Today, Tokyo is one of the three world finance "command centers," along with New York and London.

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  • POST - PROMO Sunrise Over Tokyo
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POST - PROMO Sunrise Over Tokyo

Code: TOKL10

It’s one glorious icon after another on this Tokyo-based tour that visits majestic Mt. Fuji, modern marvels such as Tokyo Tower, and several ancient shrines and temples in the surrounding cities.

Day 1

After disembarking the ship, you will drive to the iconic Tokyo Tower, Japan’s second-tallest self-supporting steel tower, which closely resembles the Eiffel Tower. The Tokyo Tower was completed in 1958 as a symbol for Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power and serves as a radio broadcast antenna. From the 492-foot-high Grand Observation platform, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo. If the weather permits, you may even see Mount Fuji in the distance.

Next, you will visit Meiji Shrine, which is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, the father of modern Japan. The beautiful shrine stands in a dense forest glade at the very heart of Tokyo, and its setting symbolizes the separation of the spiritual from the worldly. You will enter the shrine through twin 40-feet tall Torii gates, among the largest in Japan.

Then, following lunch, it’s on to Asakusa Senso-ji Temple, which was founded in the early 7th century, making it the oldest temple in the Tokyo. You will enter through the Nitenmon or Kaminarimon Gate, which is usually adorned with a huge red paper lantern, if the weather is good. Later, you will stroll down Nakamise-dori, the “Street of Inside Shops,” an alley lined with vendors selling traditional foods and crafts.

Afterwards, you will drive to the Hotel Okura Tokyo to check in before heading out for a Japanese-style BBQ dinner. In time, you will return to the hotel for the evening.

Day 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the fifth station of Mt. Fuji, which is approximately halfway up. The highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji is revered for its symmetry and serenity. In the winter, the national symbol of “Fuji-san” is covered in snow; in the summer it stands as a symbol of vitality and energy. From the fifth station, you will have extraordinary views of the mountain’s magnificence and awe-inspiring surrounding terrain.

Continuing on, you will drive to Hakone and board an 18-passenger aerial gondola, known as a ropeway, for a spectacular ride over the Owakudani Valley. En route, you will be awestruck by the breathtaking views of the Hakone Park and Owakudani Valley’s boiling and smoking thermal springs.

In time, you will be transferred to Lake Ashi, where you will board a unique, Viking-style boat and cruise the placid waters. Along the way, the guide will elaborate on the significance of sights such as the forest-clad mountain slopes and the reflection of Fuji’s majestic cone in the lake. Following the lake cruise, you will re-board your coach and return to the Hotel Okura Tokyo. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy as you please, with dinner on your own.

Day 3

Following breakfast at the Hotel Okura Tokyo, you will drive south to the city of Kamakura, where you will behold the 750-year-old Great Buddha bronze statue, the centerpiece of the Kotokuin Temple. Cast by order of Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of Kamakura, this magnificent piece rises to a height of 38 feet, making it the second tallest bronze Buddha in Japan; the highest being in Nara.

Another landmark that Yoritomo influenced is the nearby Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the spiritual heart of Kamakura. Originally built in 1063, the shrine was moved to its present site about 100 years later by Yoritomo’s order. It was then enlarged. To reach the shrine and its beautiful grounds, you will walk through a cherry tree-lined path that stretches from the beach at the other end.

Then, after free time for shopping and lunch, you will drive to Yokohama to meander through serene Sankeien Garden. Designed by a wealthy silk merchant, the garden opened in 1904 and provides a wonderful respite from the bustle of modern Yokohama. The historic buildings on the grounds were brought from other cities across Japan.

Later in the afternoon, you will return to the Hotel Okura Tokyo, where you will spend the evening.

Day 4

After checking out from the hotel, you will transfer to the Narita International Airport (NRT) for your international flight home.

Overland Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are only approximate and given here for general reference purposes.

Day 1

9:00am Depart from the pier

9:30am Visit Tokyo Tower

10:30am Drive to Meiji Shrine

11:00am Visit Meiji Shrine

12:00pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Drive to Asakusa Senso-ji Temple

2:00pm Visit Asakusa Senso-ji Temple

3:30pm Drive to the Hotel Okura Tokyo

4:00pm Check in at the Hotel Okura Tokyo

5:30pm Drive to a restaurant

6:00pm Japanese-style BBQ dinner

7:30pm Drive back to the hotel

8:00pm Arrive at the hotel

Overnight at the Hotel Okura Tokyo or similar hotel

Day 2

7:30am Drive toward Mt. Fuji

10:00am Visit Mt. Fuji 5th station

11:00am Drive to a restaurant for lunch

12:00am Lunch

12:45pm Drive to Hakone

2:15pm Ride the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Valley

2:30pm Visit Owakudani Valley

3:30pm Drive to Togendai pier

3:40pm Cruise Lake Ashi

4:20pm Drive back to the hotel

7:00pm Arrive at the hotel

Overnight at the Hotel Okura Tokyo or similar hotel

Day 3

9:00am Begin driving to Kamakura

10:30am Visit Kotokuin Temple

11:15am Drive to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

11:30am Visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1:00pm Drive to lunch

1:15pm Lunch at a hotel or restaurant

2:15pm Drive to Yokohama

3:00pm Visit Sankei-en Garden

4:00pm Drive back to Tokyo

5:00pm Arrive at the Hotel Okura Tokyo

Overnight at the Hotel Okura Tokyo or similar hotel

Day 4

AM Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out of the hotel

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Guests with later flights can store luggage at the hotel.

EXTRA NIGHTS: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Check-out time is 11:00am. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Weather:

Average daytime high in March — 13° C (55° F)

Average nighttime low in March — 5° C (41° F)

Local currency:

Japanese yen

Electricity:

100 volts

Documents and visa requirements:

Valid passports are required to embark the ship. Please consult your local Japanese embassy for visa requirements.

Accommodation:

Hotel Okura Tokyo or similar hotel

2-1 0-4 Toranomon Minato, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

Phone: +81 3-3582-0111

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program includes:

Three nights in a deluxe room at the Hotel Okura Tokyo (or similar hotel) in Tokyo – standard double room

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches (one soft drink per lunch) and 1 dinner (one soft drink or local beer or wine)

English-speaking tour guide

Admission fees for sites visited on the itinerary

Ground arrangements as per itinerary

Please note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. If you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Not included:

Meals and beverages not listed above

Hotel incidentals

Gratuities to the driver and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Free Land Programs and Land Programs from $499 is per person for guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise program only. Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel package amenity. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information.