Ancestral Japan

8 June - 17 June 2018

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

8 June

Setting sail from Osaka

Osaka, Japan's third largest city, is a pulsating commercial hub, famous for its food and its fiercely independent spirit. This is where the conveyor-belt sushi restaurant was first invented, and the cityscape rivals Tokyo for neon-lit futurism. If you need respite from the urban sprawl seek out Osaka Castle and the surrounding Nishinomaru Garden, a particularly pretty spot during the cherry blossom season.

9 June

Japan: Hiroshima

10 June

At sea

11 June

Japan: Yakushima

12 June

Japan: Naha

13 June

Japan: Ishigaki Island

14 June

Taiwan: Hualien

15-16 June

At sea

17 June

Arriving in Manila

Manila is a sprawling conglomeration of soaring skyscrapers, faded colonial facades and ramshackle slums, and it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea. But if you have the stamina and an inquisitive nature, there is plenty to be enjoyed in the Philippines' boisterous capital, including the world's oldest Chinatown, the historic walled city of Intramuros and the shopping malls of Makati. Grab some respite in Rizal Park, or explore the remarkable Chinese Cemetery, where Manila's wealthiest Chinese citizens are laid to rest in lavish mausoleums, complete with chandeliers, kitchens and air-conditioning!

Our tip

Cool and laid back is the style here. Don’t lose face by losing your temper, and don’t fret about delays – arriving on time isn’t polite anyway.

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The Manila Hotel

Where to stay in Manila

If you’re a fan of classic colonial hotels, the Manila Hotel is one for you.

Taal cathedral

Excursions from Manila

Visit the nearby heritage town of Taal and step back in history.

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