Explore Japan with Ponant


In April 2017 Ponant's lovely Austral will be operating intriguing Japan itineraries between Osaka and Maizuru, revealing the extraordinary culture and imperial history of the Land of the Rising Sun.

These 8-night voyages eschew the bright lights of Tokyo, with a focus on southern Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Highlights include UNESCO sites, fascinating cities and isolated islands, lovely gardens and historical architecture, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the events of August 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

As you tour you will learn more about Japan's lovely Geishas and the history of its Samurai warriors, not to mention the captivating tales of its long civilisation, and you'll also enjoy a side trip to Pusan in South Korea.

You'll be sailing on board the stylish L'Austral, a 264-guest that has the feel of an ultra-luxury yacht. If that sounds an enticing proposition then take a look at Ponant's 2017 Japan itineraries, or give Mundy Cruising a call on 020 7399 7670.

Edwina Lonsdale
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Edwina Lonsdale is Managing Director and, together with husband Matthew, owner of Mundy Cruising.

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