Japan is a fascinating balance of unique heritage and culture contrasting with the sprawling metropolises of the world’s most advanced technological civilisation. Made up of 6,852 islands, the perfect way to explore the Land of the Rising Sun is by sea.
During our voyage aboard the all-suite MS Caledonian Sky, we will visit the historic and serene castle town of Matsue and the ancient feudal town of Hagi, experience the tranquility of sacred Miyajima and discover one of Japan’s most famed gardens, Koraku-en. Although we will also visit the awe-inspiring contemporary landscape of Tokyo, what makes our itinerary truly unique is our visits to parts of Japan where relatively few tourists set foot such as our excursion inland to the picturesque five-storied Pagoda of Rurikoji Temple which dates back to 1442.
In addition to visiting the major sites on Japan’s main island of Honshu, our course also takes us to the islands of Sado and Hokkaido as well as spending a day in Gyeongju in South Korea, the ‘Museum Without Walls’ where we visit the Haeinsa Temple, considered one of the three great temples in Korea.