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Japan Intensive Voyage Cruise

Ship: Azamara Journey  
Departure: Monday, April 11, 2022
Nights: 15 nights
Departs: Tokyo
Returns: Tokyo
Return Trip
Return
trip
Duration
15
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Japan Intensive Voyage Cruise

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, April 11, 2022 Tokyo, Japan Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    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). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    2 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 At Sea
    3 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Hakodate, Japan 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Hakodate, Japan

    Hakodate is the largest city and port in southern Hokkaido, Japan. It is considered to have – as seen from Mt. Hakodate – one of the world's most impressive nightscapes, particularly from June through March, when the bright lights emitted from the squid fishing vessels add a touch of romantic inspiration. Take a trip to Mount Hakodate, and on the drive be impressed by the agricultural area that feeds most of Japan. Read more about Hakodate, Japan

    4 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Aomori, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Aomori, Japan

    Aomori is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, situated on the northernmost tip of the main Japanese island facing Hokkaido. It has a cold maritime climate with short cool summers and has heavy snowfalls in winter. It is a World Heritage Site, as it has the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees. Also fascinating are the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, the largest historic site in Japan, said to have revealed structures of a traditional village dating back some 5,500 years. Read more about Aomori, Japan

    5 Friday, April 15, 2022 Akita, Japan 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Akita, Japan

    Akita is a port city where the Omono River enters the Sea of Japan. It is situated to the north of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, and 470 km north of Tokyo. The city has very warm, humid summers and cold, very snowy winters. Akita lies in an agricultural area, producing rice and forestry products. Read more about Akita, Japan

    6 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Kanazawa, Japan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kanazawa, Japan

    Kanazawa, situated on the Sea of Japan between the Sai and Asano Rivers, was founded as a castle town in 1583, but today is a typical peaceful Japanese city of traditional crafts. It is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture. Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. Kanazawa is best known for its Gold Leaf, gold beaten into paper-thin sheets that, among more common uses, covers pavilions and is included in some foods. Read more about Kanazawa, Japan

    7 Sunday, April 17, 2022 Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
    View of Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    Sakaiminato is an important fishing port facing Mihio Bay and the Sea of Japan to the east, and inland Lake Nakaumi to the west. It lies in the middle of West Japan. South of the port is the sweeping 15km Yumi-ga-Hama Beach, and 30km to the ESE rises the great snow-capped summit of Mt. Daisen, considered one of the four most scenic mountains in all Japan. Read more about Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    8 Monday, April 18, 2022 Busan, South Korea 9:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Busan, South Korea

    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. Read more about Busan, South Korea

    9 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Kitakyushu, Japan 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Kitakyushu, Japan

    Kitakyushu is a major port on the northern tip of the island of Kyushu at the western entrance to the Inland Sea of Japan. Across a narrow strait is the larger island of Honshu. Kitakyushu was formed in 1963 by joining five smaller cities. It has been a hub of land and marine traffic for centuries, and is an important industrial centre. Read more about Kitakyushu, Japan

    10 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Hiroshima, Japan 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Hiroshima, Japan

    The capital of the prefecture of the same name, Hiroshima, situated at the centre of the Chugoku region in western Honshu – Japan’s largest island – is possibly best known for being the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. Today, though, it is a modern cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers. Many of the famous attractions are connected to the horrific split second of the bomb blast on August 6, 1945, and are truly well worth visiting. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. Read more about Hiroshima, Japan

    11 Thursday, April 21, 2022 Cruising The Inland Sea
    11 Thursday, April 21, 2022 Takamatsu, Japan 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Takamatsu, Japan

    The modern Japanese city of Takamatsu, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is the main gateway to Shikoku Island. While the downtown is relatively easy to navigate on foot, many visitors choose to rent a bicycle. Takamatsu has a number of long arcade-style shopping streets, giving the city's shopping a more traditional feel. You'll find shops of all sorts on these streets, much as you would at a mall. Read more about Takamatsu, Japan

    12 Friday, April 22, 2022 Kobe, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    13 Saturday, April 23, 2022 Kobe, Japan 12:00 AM 1:30 PM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    14 Sunday, April 24, 2022 Shimizu, Japan 10:30 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Shimizu, Japan

    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 actually 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. Read more about Shimizu, Japan

    15 Monday, April 25, 2022 Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    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). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

    16 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Tokyo, Japan 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Tokyo, Japan

    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). Read more about Tokyo, Japan

  • Ship

    Azamara Journey Overview

    Azamara Journey

    4.4
    (from 28 verified customers)

    Azamara Journey is one of eight R-class ships now owned by three luxury cruise lines, and which to this day are very popular. The vessel looks spanking new following its 2016 refurbishment. The ship is able to access ports not visited by larger vessels. Carrying just 692 passengers, its elegant public spaces appear uncrowded. Her staterooms have recently been revitalised, and personalised service is a hallmark.

  • Cabins

    Azamara Journey Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Azamara Journey Inside on the Azamara Journey

    Cabin Types

    09, 10, 11, 12, AZ, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 14.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 158 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 4 guests. Description: Interior Staterooms have two beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed with a pillow-top mattress and duvet, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a sitting area with desk, drawer space, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own plasma flat-screen television, direct-dial telephone and voice mail, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, refrigerator with mini-bar, individual safe, hair dryer, 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service. Tote bag. Two nights guaranteed seating in specialty dining restaurants. Complimentary shoe shine-service.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Azamara Journey Oceanview on the Azamara Journey

    Cabin Types

    04, 05, 06, 08, AY, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 15.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 170 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 4 guests Amenities: Queen-sized bed which may convert into two twin beds, window, 23" plasma TV, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, refrigerator with mini-bar, in-room safe. 24-hour room service, European bedding, duvet and pillow-top mattress, complimentary use of Frette 100% Egyptian-cotton bathrobes, Elemis bath products. Two nights guaranteed seating in specialty dining restaurants, tote bag, complimentary use of binoculars, daily fruit basket, fresh-cut flowers, complimentary use of umbrella, stationery, complimentary bottle of Evian water, afternoon Canapes and shoe shine service.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Azamara Journey Balcony on the Azamara Journey

    Cabin Types

    P3, P2, P1, VX, V1, V2, V3, AX, X

    Average Cabin Size – 16.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.4 m2

    Size: 175 sq ft.; Balcony: 46-64 sq ft.* Location: Forward. Occupancy: Up to 4 guests Amenities: Queen-sized bed which may convert into two twin beds, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which open to a private balcony, sitting area, 23" plasma TV, refrigerator with mini-bar, private bath with shower, hairdryer, in-room safe, European bedding, duvet and pillow-top mattress, complimentary use of Frette 100% Egyptian cotton bathrobes, Elemis bath products. 24-hour room service.All the same features as the Club Veranda Stateroom, plus: More veranda space. Complimentary Internet (120 minutes) or $130 towards a full voyage unlimited package. One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, every seven days. One night of complimentary specialty dining for two - every seven days. Priority embarkation and debarkation. Complimentary in-room spirits. Shoe-shine service, complimentary use of binoculars, tote bag, complimentary bottle of Evian water, stationery, complementary use of umbrella and afternoon Canapes. *All measurements are approximate. Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on stateroom verandas.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    CW, CO, SP, N1, N2, W

    Average Cabin Size – 37.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.9 m2

    Size: 603 sq ft.; Balcony: 233 sq ft. Occupancy: Up to 3 guests. The largest suites have been transformed to feature contemporary design elements that create an elegant and organic feel. The design draws inspiration from nature—a sandy cliff, flowing river beds, exquisite white sand beaches, and rustling grasses. These luxurious accommodations feature a large living room with a separate bedroom, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to your own private veranda, marble master bath, large flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, and many other amenities. Enjoy everything the Club Owner’s Suites have to offer, and of course, all of the pampering that comes with them. Amenities: King size bed in the bedroom with 40" TV in the bedroom. 55" TV in the living room. Complimentary use of Frette 100% Egyptian-cotton bathrobes, European bedding, duvet and pillow-top mattress, fresh cut flowers, Elemis bathroom products, Butler service, complimentary use of binoculars, welcome fruit basket, afternoon canapes, complimentary use of umbrella, stationery, shoe-shine service and 24-hour room service. Additional suite amenities include: welcome bottle of champagne, complimentary garment pressing, complimentary nonalcoholic specialty coffees (in-suite), sodas, and bottled water, priority luggage delivery at boarding, priority shore excursion booking, opportunity to book in-suite spa services, silk-wrapped hangers, priority tender service, priority check-in and departure. Complimentary seating throughout the voyage in specialty dining restaurants. Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on stateroom verandas.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Azamara Journey

    Legend

    • Convertible Sofa Bed
    • Club Continent Suites with Tub
    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Interior Stateroom Door Location
    • Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
    • Restrooms
    • Smoking Area
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