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- Den 10 Night Japan Explorer Cruise från Tokyo, Japan besök Aomori, Japan; Hakodate, Japan; Akita, Japan; Kanazawa, Japan; Sakaiminato, Japan; Busan, South Korea; Kagoshima, Japan; Tokyo, Japan. Utforska våra kryssning resvägar och välja mellan en rad olika rum beroende på dina behov och budget. Börja planera din nästa kryssning semester genom att välja en destination och avgång hamn.
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10 Night Japan Explorer Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Quantum of the Seas
Day 1 - Tokyo, Japan
Day 2 - cruising
Day 3 - Aomori, Japan
Day 4 - Hakodate, Japan
Day 5 - Akita, Japan
Day 6 - Kanazawa, Japan
Day 7 - Sakaiminato, Japan
Day 8 - Busan, South Korea
Day 9 - Kagoshima, Japan
Day 10 - cruising
Day 11 - Tokyo, Japan
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Aomori Japan Hirosaki Castle
Aomori Japan Hirosaki Castle with Full Bloom of Cherry Blossoms
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10 Night Japan Explorer Cruise

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Avgår från
Tokyo, Japan
Ombord
Quantum of the Seas
Dag Hamn
1
Tokyo, Japan
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
2
cruising
Dag till havs
3
Aomori, Japan
Från 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
4
Hakodate, Japan
Från 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Akita, Japan
Från 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
Kanazawa, Japan
Från 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7
Sakaiminato, Japan
Från 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8
Busan, South Korea
Från 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9
Kagoshima, Japan
Från 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10
cruising
Dag till havs
11
Tokyo, Japan
Anländer till 6:00 AM
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Quantum of  the Seas, Side View, China and Japan Destinations
Side View of Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Destinations in China and Japan
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Dag 1: Tokyo, Japan

Dag 1
Tokyo
Japan
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Japan Temple Gate Sunset
Japan Temple Gate Sunset
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Tokyo
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world's most impressive architecture, stylish shops and four-star restaurants. Plus, there’s a rich culture beyond the clamor of the city.

Shrine Sightseeing

You'll find 10,000 trees and the impressive Meiji Shrine near Yoyogi Park. Grab a matcha tea ice cream to eat as you stroll toward the massive stone torii gates of the shrine. Then head to the Sensoji temple in Asakusa, where you can buy a wooden ema wishing plaque. If you're ready for lunch, there's plenty of street food located nearby.
Japan Harajuku Tokyo Tourist Fashion
Japan Harajuku Tokyo Tourist Fashion

Go Kawaii

Go to Harajuku for a mecca of adorable kawaii shops and resturants. Start at Takeshita Street and walk to the trendy Omotesando Plaza, stopping off at the famed Kawaii Monster Cafe. If you're looking for more, head to the Akihabara for all things anime and maid and butler cafes.
Japan Tokyo Tower Daytime
Japan Tokyo Tower Daytime

A Crane-Eye View

The most spectacular way to appreciate Tokyo's sprawl is from high in the sky. Tokyo Tower is taller than the Eiffel tower. The Roppongi Hills Sky Deck offers an even better vantage point. If you're on a budget, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has two free observation decks on the 45th floors of each of its towers.
Japan Tokyo Fresh Oysters Abalone Tsukiji Market
Japan Tokyo Fresh Oysters Abalone Tsukiji Market

Local Cuisine

The new Toyosu Fish Market, which has replaced the Tsukiji Fish Market, will put you in seafood nirvana. Catch the early morning tuna auction and gobble down the freshest seafood you've ever had. Indulge in a helping of Kobe or Wagyu beef at the famous Hakushu Teppenyaki restaurant in Shibuya.
Japan Tokyo Asakusa Street Paper Latern
Japan Tokyo Asakusa Street Paper Latern

Shopping

Start on the streets of Ginza, where you can shop through the world's most exclusive designer brands. For souvenir shopping, grab an iced coffee and walk through Nakamise for cultural knickknacks. If you're looking for quantity, find the chain dollar store, which is full of odd, funny, and cute items.

Dag 2: cruising

Dag 2
cruising
Till sjöss
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Ripcord iFly Couple Flying Mid Air
Ripcord iFly Couple Flying Mid Air
SKRÄDDARSYDDA NÖJEN
Quantum of the Seas, Bumper Cars
Buggy going Fast

Bumper Cars

Buckle up and take the wheel for nonstop fun on the only bumper cars at sea. Rush hour gets a thrilling spin at the largest indoor activity space ever to set sail — SeaPlex®.
Instructor Jumping on Flowrider
Man Jumping Mid Air on Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Bumper Cars at the Sea Plex
Bumper Cars at Night

SeaPlex®

The largest indoor active space at sea is only on Royal Caribbean®. Basketball and bumper cars — it's the first time you'll ever play like this on a cruise.  
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.

Dag 3: Aomori, Japan

Dag 3
Aomori
Japan
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Aomori Japan Hirosaki Castle
Aomori Hirosaki Castle in the Fall
Att göra i
Aomori
Från 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Aomori is a relatively unexplored city located north of Honshu, Japan's main island. Visit the Hirosaki Castle during the Cherry Blossom Festival during the springtime. In summer, you can enjoy the spectacular Nebuta Matsuri festival or explore the deep green virgin beech forests. Fall is great for hiking along the Oirase Gorge river or heading to Aoni Onsen, a remote hot spring resort lit only by gas lanterns. If you cruise to Aomori during the winter, you can admire the snow-covered trees, try skiing or snowboarding, or visit one of the city's museums. End your visit to Aomori, Japan with some delicious seafood and local sake.
Aomori Japan Hirosakicastle
Aomori Japan Hirosakicastle in Spring

Fairy Tale Fortress

The Hirosaki Castle is considered to be one of Japan's most beautiful castles. The main tower was built in 1611 by Nobuhira, lord of the Tsugaru clan, at the top of a hill and surrounded by defensive walls, moats and towers. Hundreds of cherry trees grow in the park during the spring.
Insider tip
On the first floor of the ASPAM shopping mall, you'll find the Aomori Station Tourist Information Center.
Aomori Japan Towada National Park
Aomori Japan Towada Hachimantai National Park Waterfall

Breathtaking River Valley Hike

Visit Aomori to hike along the crystal-clear Oirase Gorge stream, one of the most beautiful rivers in all of Japan. The 14km (8.6 miles) valley is marked by unusual rock formations, 14 plunging waterfalls and spectacular colored trees in fall. At the center of the gorge is the pleasant Ishigedo rest area.
Insider tip
Bargaining is not a common practice in Japan.
Aomori Japan Nebuta
Aomori Japan Lantern Float

Discover the Local Heritage

At the world-class contemporary Aomori Museum of Art, you can dig deep into the region's culture from prehistoric times up until now. The building was designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, and it features the quirky work of Aomori-born artist Yoshimoto Nara. There is also work by painters such as Pablo Picasso.
Insider tip
Bring the appropriate shoes and clothing if you're visiting during the winter; Aomori is known for its heavy snowfall.

Local Cuisine

If you like seafood and apples, Aomori is the place for you. At the Furukawa Fish Market, try nokkedon (a rice bowl topped with seafood), the local scallop or perhaps the ichigo-ni (a seafood stew). Cruise to Aomori, Japan and head to A-FACTORY to taste fresh or dried apples, apple ice cream, pie or cider.

Shopping

At ASPAM, a building with 15 floors in the shape of Aomiri's letter "A," you can purchase Aomori's signature products, such as apple cider, sake, ceramics, cypress woodwork, dolls and embroidery. Along Shinmachi Street, you'll find antique and craft stores as well as the Nakasan, Sakurano and Beny Mart shopping centers.

Dag 4: Hakodate, Japan

Dag 4
Hakodate
Japan
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Hakodate, Japan View From Mt. Hakodate
View from atop Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan
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Hakodate
Från 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hakodate overflows with historic architecture and steamy hot springs . Located along Hokkaido's southwestern tip, it's the perfect spot to begin exploring this island's unique history and culture during your vacation. Cruise to Hakodate and start your day at the morning Hakodate-Asaichi, or Morning Market, and tuck into a hearty kaisendon, a bowl of ultra-fresh sashimi fish over steamed rice. Then, relax with a soak in the Yunokawa hot springs on Hakodate's outskirts, or check out Goryokaku Fort — the nearby tower lets you take in a bird's-eye view of the star-shaped design surrounded by a moat. And don't leave without taking in the million-dollar views of the city from atop Mt. Hakodate.
Hakodate, Japan Million Dollar View
Million Dollar View, the view from atop Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan

Million-Dollar View

It may be only 334 meters high, but Mt. Hakodate has stunning views of the city of Hakodate and the surrounding waters. Known as the "million-dollar view," it's one of Japan's best-known spots for panoramic vistas. A gondola will get you to the observation deck in three minutes, and a hike takes around 45.
Insider tip
There's no tipping in Japan, but you'll face an 8 percent sales tax everywhere except major retailers, which often have tax-fee shopping campaigns.
Hakodate, Japan Goryokaku Park Star
Aerial view of Goryokaku Park, a star shaped fort in Hakodate, Japan

Remains of a Lost Republic

The Goryokaku is a unique star-shaped fort built in the mid-19th century by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect Hakodate from Western powers. In 1869, former samurai established the Republic of Ezo here before imperial troops defeated them six months later. Today, the fort is a leafy oasis surrounded by more than 1,000 cherry trees that bloom in spring.
Insider tip
Attractions in Hakodate can be crowded with travelers and school tours, so arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion.
Hakodate, Japan Red Brick Warehouse
Kanemori red brick warehouse, bay-side godowns, and ferry boat in Hakodate, Japan

The Lowdown on Godowns

The Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a beautifully preserved group of bay-side godowns — a term for warehouses derived from an Indian dialect — dating to the early 20th century. Today, these buildings offer an eclectic mix of shopping and dining, but even their architecture makes them worth a stop.
Insider tip
If you're planning to head atop Mount Hakodate, pack a jacket even in warmer weather — it can get windy at the summit.
Hakodate, Japan Kaisendon
Kaisendon, seafood bowl of crab, tobiko caviar, tuna, and more, in Hakodate, Japan

Local Cuisine

Hakodate is a seafood lover's utopia. Cruise to Hakodate and drop anchor near the asaichi (morning market) south of Hakodate Station, and you'll find a myriad of eateries offering marine delicacies such as king crab, sushi and uni (sea urchin). If in doubt, try Maruyama Shoten's kaisendon (seafood bowl) of raw uni, squid, salmon and roe over rice.
Hakodate, Japan Sushi Roller Mat
Close up of makisu, sushi roller mats, in Hakodate, Japan

Shopping

Celebrate Hokkaido's oceanic heritage with a cute squid-themed souvenir — favorites ranges from stuffed animals to keychains. Take home traditional Hokkaido handmade wooden items, such as spoons, bowls, placemats and other kitchenware, or pick up a bar of specialty soap made from Hokkaido-sourced materials: The local seaweed is thought to take exfoliation to the next level. Seek out these and other distinctive trinkets at the shops at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse during your visit.

Dag 5: Akita, Japan

Dag 5
Akita
Japan
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Japan Akita Symbol Lake Tazawa
Japan Akita Symbol Lake Tazawa
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Akita
Från 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Akita City is a bustling port in northern Japan where good food and good drinks are essential for weathering the long winters and over 12 feet of snow a year. Akita is the capital of Akita Prefecture, which is renowned for Akita dogs, high-quality rice and sake, and lively folk festivals. Revelers in traditional attire often greet cruise ships by balancing lantern-laden bamboo poles, which are part of the summer Kanto Festival. Look out for people dressed up as namahage ogres, too. You can explore this rich culture in the city's parks, historic buildings and cultural attractions.
Japan Hachiman Akita Shrine Senshu Park
Japan Hachiman Akita Shrine Senshu Park

A Walk in the Park

Located near Akita Station, Senshu Park is packed with local history and culture. Explore Akita Hachiman Shrine, a sanctuary devoted to Shinto, Japan's native religion. Climb the ramparts at Kubota Castle, once home to the Satake samurai clan. In spring, the park explodes with blossoms on hundreds of cherry trees.
Insider tip
Tipping is not customary in Japan, but look out for the blanket 10% sales tax. You may be able to find tax-free sales promotions in some small stores.
Japan Akita Namahage Ogres Family Oral Tradition Folklore
Japan Akita Namahage Ogres Family Oral Tradition Folklore

Museums Old and New

Fans of modern art and architecture shouldn't miss the Akita Museum of Art, designed by Tadao Ando with a second-story reflecting pool that seems to float above Senshu Park. The nearby Akarenga Museum is a charming folk museum housed in an elegant red brick bank building that dates to 1912.
Insider tip
Smaller restaurants, cafes and bars may not accept credit cards, so be sure to always have enough yen on hand.
Japan Sake Alcohol Hot Beverage
Japan Sake Alcohol Hot Beverage

Here's to Brew

Sake, also known as nihonshu, is one of Japan's most beloved drinks and Akita produces some of the best in Japan. Takashimizu Sake Brewery downtown offers tours showing how sake is made and sells bottles in its gift shop. Reservations are essential.
Japan Akita Kiritanpo Nabe Rice Stick Hot Pot
Japan Akita Kiritanpo Nabe Rice Stick Hot Pot

Local Cuisine

Kiritanpo is an Akita specialty consisting of rice mashed into cylinders and toasted over a charcoal fire. It's usually served as dumplings in a hot pot or with sweet miso paste. Many izakaya Japanese-style pubs around Akita Station serve it.
Japanese Traditional Masks Local Artisans Crafts
Japanese Traditional Masks Local Artisans Crafts

Shopping

Akita Citizens' Market is where locals go to buy everything from fresh salmon to strawberries. You can make your own donburi — a bowl of rice topped with seafood — by choosing slices of sashimi at different stalls. Be sure to check out the traditional masks on display at many of the local shops.

Dag 6: Kanazawa, Japan

Dag 6
Kanazawa
Japan
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Japan Kanazawa Spring Garden
Japan Kanazawa Spring Garden
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Kanazawa
Från 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Home to the Maeda Clan in the 16th century, Kanazawa used to rival Kyoto and Edo (ancient Tokyo) in culture and prosperity. These days, the city continues to thrive and it's thanks to the business-minded Maeda samurai that almost all the gold leaf in Japan is made by Kanazawa craftsmen. Because most of the original architecture is still preserved, you can expect an eclectic mix of samurai streets, teahouses graced by geisha, thought-provoking modern museums and delectable foodie trends (gold leaf ice cream, anyone?). The crowning jewel of Kanazawa is the sensational Kenrokuen Garden, where locals and tourists visit to soak up the ever-changing seasonal beauty.
Japan Kanazawa Kasumiga Ike Pond Kenrokuen Garden
Japan Kanazawa Kasumiga Ike Pond Kenrokuen Garden

See The Most Magical Garden

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the best gardens in Japan and is home to the iconic and unusual Kotojitoro Lantern. It's stunning in all seasons, and you'll see plum flowers in March and cherry blossoms by April. In fall, prepare for a striking display of fiery foliage. Also visit the nearby Seisonkaku Villa, which is one of the most elegant samurai villas still standing.
Insider tip
If you need some "me time," there are four high-quality hot water springs within a one-hour drive of Kanazawa.
Japan Kanazaw Buddhist Temple Ninja Dera
Japan Kanazaw Buddhist Temple Ninja Dera

Play Samurai Versus Ninja

Head to Myouryuji Temple, also known as Ninja Temple, to discover the many hidden traps, secret rooms, escape tunnels and deceptions within its walls. Surprisingly, ninjas have nothing to do with this temple — it was built by Maeda lords as a disguised military outpost to warn the castle of attacks. How sneaky!
Insider tip
Kanazawa is a compact city with an organized train and bus system, so visiting multiple attractions in one day is easy.
Japan Kanazawa Cherry Blossom Higashiyama Teahouse
Japan Kanazawa Cherry Blossom Higashiyama Teahouse

Meet a Geisha and Sip Tea

In past centuries, samurai got their entertainment at high-class teahouses. Here, geisha performed elegant dances and songs for their customers. While three "Chaya" (teahouse) districts exist in Kanazawa, Higashi Chaya is the largest. Head to the Shima Teahouse museum or Kiakaro Teahouse to experience an authentic tea service for yourself.
Insider tip
In June, you can experience the Hyakumangoku Festival parade, complete with 16th-century costumes and 2,000 locals playing notable samurai warriors.
Japan Kanazawa Ice Cream Topped Gold Leaf
Japan Kanazawa Ice Cream Topped Gold Leaf

Local Cuisine

Cuisine in Kanazawa is dominated by mountain-grown ingredients and fresh seafood. Head to Omicho Market, where 200 stalls sell everything from king crabs to on-demand sushi. For dessert, get a taste of opulence at the Gold Leaf Sakuda store by tucking into gold leaf ice cream.
Japan Kanazawa Gilded Chopsticks
Japan Kanazawa Gilded Chopsticks

Shopping

Pick up popular gold leaf souvenirs at the Hakaza shop in the Higashi Chaya district. You'll also find a number of craft goods in the surrounding shops such as kimono and lacquerware. To get your hands on some Japanese fashion, head to Apita Town Shopping center, a 15-minute walk from Kanazawa port.

Dag 7: Sakaiminato, Japan

Dag 7
Sakaiminato
Japan
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Sakaiminato, Japan Matsue Castle Cherry Blossoms
Matsue Castle during cherry blossom season in Sakaiminato, Japan
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Sakaiminato
Från 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A busy port in Tottori Prefecture on the Sea of Japan, Sakaiminato is a gateway to some of Japan's best nature and slow-paced, traditional culture. Head to Daisen Oki National Park, where you can hike up volcanic Mount Daisen, stopping for a rest inside Daisen-ji Buddhist temple, which lies halfway to the summit. In Sakaiminato city, walk along Mizuki Shigeru Road, lined with statues inspired by Japanese comic legend Shigeru Mizuki's characters — pop into the museum of the same name to see the artist's original comics. Cruise to Sakaiminato and drive out to Matsue Castle — finished in 1611, it's one of the oldest still-standing castles in Japan — and continue on to the ancient Shinto shrine at Izumo Taisha.
Sakaiminato, Japan Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle in Sakaiminato, Japan

Storm the Castle

Less than an hour by bus or train from Sakaiminato is the lakeside city of Matsue, capital of Shimane Prefecture and home to one of Japan's few still-standing 17th-century samurai fortresses, Matsue Castle. Another excellent piece of traditional architecture is the nearby Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Museum, dedicated to Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn.
Insider tip
Be sure to check the return timetables for buses and trains if you're going to venture to Matsue or Izumo Taisha.
Sakaiminato, Japan Okuninushi No Mikoto
Statue of Okuninushi in Izumo Taisha grand shrine in Sakaiminato, Japan

Sacred Stop

Believed to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, Izumo Taisha is a revered sanctuary dedicated to Okuninushi, the god of marriage. The shrine is famous for its enormous shimenawa sacred ropes, and while its design dates back to the mid-18th century, this spot has been a place of worship since at least the year 950. The Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo next door has a comprehensive account of local history.
Insider tip
Reservations are required for tours of Chiyomusubi sake brewery: Book ahead if you want to see how the good stuff is made.
Sakaiminato, Japan Eyeball Fountain
Eyeball shaped fountain in Sakaiminato, Japan

Get Comical

If you prefer to stay in Sakaiminato, check out the legacy of local hero Shigeru Mizuki, a celebrated comic artist who created many yokai (monster) characters including the beloved GeGeGe no Kitaro. Mizuki Shigeru Road features 153 bronze statues of these creations, and the Mizuki Shigeru Museum offers a fascinating look at the artist's life and the world of yokai.
Sakaiminato, Japan Crab
Crab seafood in Sakaiminato, Japan

Local Cuisine

Sakaiminato offers some of the best seafood in Japan, so come hungry. There's sushi, sashimi and kaisendon — a bowl of sashimi and fish roe over rice. If you're lucky enough to visit in winter, don't miss matsubagani, the sweet-tasting regional snow crab: Enjoy it raw sashimi-style, tossed into a hearty stew or grilled with soy-based dipping sauce.
Sakaiminato, Japan Sake Bottles
Sake bottles in a traditional bottle in Sakaiminato, Japan

Shopping

Tottori Prefecture is known for its fine sake rice wine. Browse the selection at Chiyomusubi sake brewery off Mizuki Shigeru Road in Sakaiminato. You can watch the sake craftsmen in action with a brewery tour. During your Sakaiminato cruise vacation, pick up a figurine of GeGeGe no Kitaro or another of Shigeru Mizuki's characters in Sakaiminato center.

Dag 8: Busan, South Korea

Dag 8
Busan
South Korea
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Busan, South Korea Aerial Of Village
Aerial view of the Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea
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Busan
Från 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When you first set eyes on the cityscape of Busan, you'll see soaring skyscrapers set in the green mountainside. Korea's second-largest city, Busan is a hub of international allure and local flare. An efficient bus and train system lets you bounce throughout the city — head to Gamcheon Culture Village, a hillside arts district where you'll find a kaleidoscopic collection of multicolored houses adorned with murals and graffiti. Then, climb the stairs to Haedong Yonggung Temple, set against the dramatic rocks and windswept waters of the coastline. Cruise to Busan and end your day with a leisurely stroll along Haeundae Beach, set between modern skyscrapers and wide-open views of the ocean and mountains.
Busan, South Korea Dragon Statue
A statue of a dragon at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan, South Korea

Tale of Two Temples

Just outside of the collection of skyscrapers that make up Busan, you can find Beomeosa Temple. One of Korea's Five Great Temples, its intricate artistry is enhanced by the serene mountainside. Next, see Korea's only coastal temple, Haedong Yonggungsa. Set dramatically into a cliff, it's dedicated to a legendary sea goddess.
Insider tip
Cards are widely accepted, but foreign ATMs can only be reliably found in Family Mart convenience stores.
Busan, South Korea Beach
Haeundae beach with a view of the cityscape in Busan, Korea

Umbrellas Out

On its busiest summer days, Haeundae Beach has over 7,000 white and blue umbrellas lining its two kilometers of white sand. Join in the fun with thousands of splashing swimmers and juggling street artists. After a swim, take a taxi up to the romantic Dalmaji Hil lookout point.
Insider tip
The street food can be a little overwhelming at first, but overcome your fears and dive in — in Korea, this is some of the best food around.
Busan, South Korea Lighthouse
Two women looking at the sea from Taejongdae lighthouse observatory in Busan, South Korea

Korean Cliffhanger

Discover the beauty of Busan at Taejongdae Resort Park. Follow the winding mountainside path past dramatic, rocky cliffs to a gleaming white lighthouse perched on the summit. Enjoy the sights slowly by walking up or take the memorable road train to the top during your Busan cruise. Below the lighthouse, fishers sell raw abalone, clams and squid.
Busan, South Korea Seafood Soup
Seafood soup cooked in Jagalchi fish market in South Korea in Busan

Local Cuisine

Busan is world-renowned for its seafood. Choose your own live fish at Jagalchi Seafood Market — local favorites include squid and clams — and wait as they prepare on the spot and serve it to you. Cruise to Busan to walk along Haeundae Market and indulge in street food ranging from crispy eomuk fish cakes to sweet Korean-style pancakes and meaty steamed dumplings.
Busan, South Korea Market
Shopping in traditional markets in Busan, South Korea

Shopping

Shinsegae Department Store Centum City is the world's largest department store and a great place to shop until you drop. With an entire floor dedicated to Korean cosmetics and beauty products such as face masks and another level dedicated to shoes, the range is incredible. For a traditional experience, find vintage dresses, shirts, hair pins and earrings at Gukje market.

Dag 9: Kagoshima, Japan

Dag 9
Kagoshima
Japan
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Kagoshima, Japan Volcano City View
View of the city overlooking the volcano in Kagoshima, Japan
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Kagoshima
Från 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Japan's southernmost major city, Kagoshima delivers a memorable mix of unique cuisine, historical attractions and outdoor activities in its temperate weather. Take in sweeping bayside vistas at Sengan-en, the elegant estate of the Shimadzu samurai clan, and stroll through its cherry blossom-filled gardens. Cruise to Kagoshima and head to Yurigahama Beach, with its bright waters and mysterious sandbar that appears each month in a slightly different spot, depending on the tides.
Kagoshima, Japan Garden Landscape
Beautiful landscape with flowers and trees in Sengan-en, Kagoshima, Japan.

Samurai Garden

Step back in time at Sengan-en, a sprawling samurai estate originally built in the 17th century that offers breathtaking garden views of the bay and Sakurajima puffing in the distance. The villa here was built out of Yakushima cedar trees over 1,000 years old; it's perfect place to try traditional Japanese green tea and chocolate sweets.
Insider tip
There's no tipping in Japan, but you'll face an 8 percent sales tax everywhere except major retailers, which often have no-fee shopping.
Kagoshima, Japan Historic Lookout
Shiroyama historic lookout overlooking the volcano in Kagoshima, Japan

Historic Lookout

Head to Shiroyama Lookout, a hillside park overlooking the city. Heads up, history buffs: This was the site of the final battle of the Satsuma Rebellion, in which the last samurai, Saigo Takamori, met his end. Cruise to Kagoshima and check out Reimeikan Museum at the foot of the hill, based on the remains of a fort that once stood here.
Insider tip
Don't forget to carry some Japanese yen in cash as smaller shops, cafes and bars may not accept credit cards.
Kagoshima, Japan Meat Soup
Kurobuta Meat soup local cuisine in Kagoshima, Japan

Local Cuisine

Cuisine in Kagoshima centers around kurobuta, or "black pork" — it comes from a black-haired breed of heritage pig that produces meat with a delicate, sweet flavor. Try the good stuff shabu-shabu hot pot style, wash it down with a cup of shochu, a distilled liquor from southern Japan that's often made with sweet potato, barley, sugar cane and buckwheat.
Kagoshima, Japan Blue Pottery
Japanese porcelain blue pottery sold in Kagoshima, Japan

Shopping

Head over to the Tenmonkan district for unique Kagoshima goods, including handmade Satsumakiriko cut glass, Satsumayaki porcelain vases and bowls, Oshima tsumugi textiles and other handicrafts from Kagoshima and the Ryukyu Islands to the south. Tenmonkan shops also offer different varieties of shochu.

Dag 10: cruising

Dag 10
cruising
Till sjöss
Upptäck denna kryssning
Izumi Table with assorted dishes
A top-down view of assorted dishes on a table at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean ship
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Roasted Beet Salad
A roasted beet salad, with quinoa, hass avocado, wild arugula and citrus-vinaigrette. Cruise food dining from Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen

Exclusively for suite guests and Pinnacle Club members, Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with farm-fresh flavors from California. Filled with Pacific Coast favorites and Med-inspired entrees, the menu here rotates to spotlight delicious, seasonal ingredients. And you can pair every bite with a glass or bottle of wine off a list that includes vintages from the sun-kissed valleys of Napa to the golden-green hills of Tuscany.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Solarium Bistro Dipping Sauces
Solarium Bistro Dipping Sauces and Food

Hot Pot at Solarium Bistro

Dip into a dining experience unlike any other onboard. With roots in Chinese culture, Hot Pot at Solarium Bistro features a style of dining where you cook your meats and vegetables right at the table in a simmering pot of stock — or a “hot pot.”
La Patisserie
La Patisserie Entrance with Outside Dining

La Patisserie

Get ready for some French confectionary perfection. Take your sweet tooth on a decadent journey through an exciting assortment of flaky macarons, tantalizing petits-fours and rich artisan chocolates — all paired with tasty espressos, frothy cappuccinos and more at La Patisserie.

Dag 11: Tokyo, Japan

Dag 11
Tokyo
Japan
Upptäck denna kryssning
Att göra i
Tokyo
Anländer till 6:00 AM
Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world's most impressive architecture, stylish shops and four-star restaurants. Plus, there’s a rich culture beyond the clamor of the city.

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