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Tokyo to Singapore

Pagodas Sojourn | 33 Nights | Departs Mar 11, 2015

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Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

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Mar, 11

-Tokyo, Japan

Mar, 12

-Nagoya, Japan

Mar, 13

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Mar, 14

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Mar, 15

-Hiroshima, Japan

Mar, 16

-Busan, South Korea

Mar, 17

-Cruise the East China Sea

Mar, 18

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 19

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 20

-Cruise the East China Sea

Mar, 21

-Japan Okinawa (Naha), Japan

Mar, 22

-Ishigaki, Japan

Mar, 23

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 24

-Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mar, 25

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 26

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 27

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 28

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 29

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 30

-Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mar, 31

-Cruise the Luzon Strait

Apr, 1

-Manila, Philippines

Apr, 2

-Boracay Island, Philippines

Apr, 3

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 4

-Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Apr, 5

-Muara, Brunei

Apr, 6

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 7

-Nha Trang, Vietnam

Apr, 8

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 9

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 10

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 11

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Apr, 12

-Cruise South China Sea

Apr, 13

-Singapore

Kyoto (Kobe), Japan-port

Visit the breathtaking temples and shrines of Japan’s old imperial capital, Kyoto, or visit ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts, with its magnificent shrines and temples that pre-date Kyoto’s. Stroll through Nara Park, famed for its deer and impressive Kasuga Grand Shrine. Then travel on to Osaka and its famed castle. In Kobe visit historic Himeji Castle, a huge, amazing edifice built entirely of wood and tile! Take home silks, ceramic teapots, paper parasols, superb artworks and pottery among other beautiful objects. Enjoy traditional Japanese fare or indulge in a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef. Everything will be exquisitely prepared and served.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Traditional Kyoto
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Glory of Mt. Rokko
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Nara & Osaka Discovery
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Highlights of Osaka
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Kyoto
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Osaka Castle
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Traditional Kyoto

    Moderate Activity/Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 10 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: kbe-001
    Price:

    $109.00

    Discover the gracious spirit of Old Japan on this full-day tour to three of Kyoto's most alluring sites. The imperial capital of Japan for over a thousand years, Kyoto is the cultural and artistic heart of the nation, best known for its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, beautiful gardens and historically priceless buildings. Following a two-hour drive from Kobe, arrive at the magnificent Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto's world-renowned and most photographed temple and garden. Built in 1394, the original Kinkakuji was a retirement villa for a former Shogun. The three-story Chinese-influenced Golden Pavilion has delicately curving roofs, with the walls and eaves of the second and third stories covered in shimmering gold leaf. Continue to Nijo Castle, with its immense walls and moat. Completed in 1603, the castle is famous for its nightingale floors, designed to detect the footsteps of ninja assassins and warn the residents of invaders. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle is one of the world's great historical buildings. Following lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Sanjusangendo, famous for its 1,001 12th-century statues of the Buddhist deity Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. Sanjusangendo translates to "hall with 33 bays" and the 33 alcoves display 1,000 awe-inspiring statues and a single gigantic sitting image of Kannon. Carved from Japanese cypress and painted with gold leaf, each of the multi-armed figures stands five and a half feet tall, and has subtle differences in expression and accoutrements, testimony to the skill and originality of the Momoyama wood carvers. Following your day in Kyoto, reboard your motorcoach for the return drive to Kobe.

    Please Note : This tour includes approximately 4-5 hours of walking with number of steps to negotiate. There are 30 steps at the Kinkakuji Temple. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. We suggest passengers obtain local currency for shopping.

    Photography and video are not permitted inside Nijo Castle (Ninomaru Palace) and Sanjusangendo.

    Shoes must be removed to enter Nijo Castle (Ninomaru Palace) and Sanjusangendo. Nijo Castle is under a 20 years restoration project therefore some part of castle may be closed. The order of sites visited may vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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