Island Hopping through Japan
 
Hong Kong to Tokyo
Tue Apr 4, 2023 - Sun Apr 16, 2023,
 12 days
 on Star Breeze
?All-inclusive from
$3,967
?Cruise Only From
$2,899
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Hong Kong to Tokyo
Discover firsthand the allure of Japan’s small ports and historic landmarks during this 12-day cruise featuring scenic explorations of the Seto Inland Sea and additional stops in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Spend a day exploring Japan’s iconic temples and an entire evening sampling Japanese cuisine and succulent Kobe beef during an overnight port stay in Kyoto. Lose yourself among old fishing relics and weathered Funaya, vintage fisherman buildings, in the small, picturesque port of Tomonoura, a rustic backdrop for international films and blockbuster movies. Learn about the protected, thousand-year-old cedars of Yakushima and their contributions to famous temples and formidable Japanese sailing ships. Stroll picturesque pebbled beaches or canoe nearby mangroves among the natural splendors of the Amami Islands. Slurp hot noodles while bathed in the neon glow of a Taipei night food market, surrounded by the rich aromas of spices and grilled meats and the din of clattering cooking pans and boisterous vendors.
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Day 1: Hong Kong
Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
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Day 3: Keelung (Taipei)
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
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Day 4: Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki City is the southernmost Japanese city located closer to Taiwan than the main islands of Japan. Well known by Japanese tourists for the clear waters and coral reefs, the island is ringed by beaches offering excellent snorkeling, swimming and diving. The emerald-green water of Kabira Bay, a top sightseeing spot famous for the cultivation of black pearls is here, which you can view on a glass bottom boat trip as swimming is not allowed.
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Day 5: Miyakojima (Hirara)
Famous for its white-sand beaches and clear waters, Miyakojima is considered by many to have the most beautiful beaches in Japan. Visit the town of Hirara where you will see the 16th century tomb of samurai hero Nakasone Tuyumya. Other highlights include Taragawa Awamori Sake Brewery, Utopia Farm and the amazing view of Higashi Henna Cape.
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Day 6: Okinawa (Naha)
Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
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Day 7: Amami Island
The tropical small port of Amami Island is well-known in Japan for the top-quality silk and dyes produce the highest-end kimonos. The white-sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters of Amami are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Amami is also known for Keihan, its unique chicken rice dish.
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Day 8: Nagasaki
Notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII, Nagasaki has memorialized the event at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park. The museum tells the story of the events leading up to the bombing and the park, located at the center of the bomb blast, houses a beautiful 30-foot tall fountain symbolizing peace. Other highlights to see are the Glover Gardens and Dejima Museum, which was originally an artificial island.
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Day 10: Tomonoura
This picturesque port city is one of Windstar’s iconic hidden harbors.  Tomonoura is part of the Setonanikai National Park and features an endearing old-fashioned townscape. One of its thriving industries is the production of “homeishu,” a medicinal liquor with 16 different herbs in it, said to promote longevity.
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Day 10: Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea
The sparsely traveled Inland Sea separates 3 of the 4 main islands of Japan and is considered one of the most fascinating and little known parts of Japan. Its sheltered coasts include more than 700 islands and islets and is full of picturesque water towns, beautiful bicycling routes and many old-fashioned bathhouses. It is a unique blend of old and new Japan experienced by few people.
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Day 11: Osaka
Osaka is the gateway to Kyoto with great street food, bright lights and delightful night life. Its main historic landmark is the 16th century Osaka Castle surrounded by a moat and many flowering trees. Kyoto is famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for formal traditions like kaiseki dining (multiple courses of precise dishes) and geisha entertainers.
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Day 13: Tokyo
There are so many interesting things about Tokyo it is not possible to list them here and you will want to plan to extend your stay. This is the place for excellent and unlimited shopping choices and from where new fashion trends seem to spring. It offers excellent cuisine and has earned mention on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Even though Tokyo’s neon-lit streets make it seem modernistic, it also prides itself on retaining its shogun past, carrying on sumo tournaments and kabuki productions. Tokyo is also committed to providing green spaces in the city or on the outskirts, quickly reached by train.
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
PlatformWatersports Platform: 
Tue Apr 4
Hong Kong
Arrive:  
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Apr 5
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 6
Keelung (Taipei)
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Apr 7
Ishigaki Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Apr 8
Miyakojima (Hirara)
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Apr 9
Okinawa (Naha)
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Apr 10
Amami Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Apr 11
Nagasaki
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Apr 12
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 13
Tomonoura
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 13
Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea
Arrive:  3:00 PM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Apr 14
Osaka
Arrive:  12:01 AM
Depart:  11:59 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Apr 15
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Apr 16
Tokyo
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
WINDSTAR SIGNATURE
A Complimentary Windstar Destination Discovery Event

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Your private feast on the beach promises to be extraordinary. The menu has been carefully selected by Windstar's executive chef and is sure to please and tantalize your palate.

When your meal is complete and the stars begin to shine, the highlight of this enchanted evening will begin. Fire dancing has long been deeply embedded in the Polynesian culture as a way to send messages to the gods. Your fire dancing experts will be wearing traditional loincloths and will dazzle you with high-speed acrobatic moves, throwing flames so hot you'll feel the warmth 10 feet away.

Please note: This DestinationDiscovery Event has been scheduled in a way that will allow you to book and experience another shore excursion on the same day and you will not miss anything.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

Bora Bora is surrounded by a number of tiny islets called "motu" - small, pristine, secluded paradises that offer privacy, beauty, and relaxing ambiance. You will spend the evening on one of these perfect Polynesian oases accompanied only by other Windstar guests. As has long been the tradition in Tahiti, you will be welcomed to the motu with a fragrant flower lei.

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Accommodations & Pricing
This all-suite ship will complete renovation as part of the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to provide more of what our guests love.
Star Porthole Suite
Star Porthole Suite
These rooms represent a nod to the sailing tradition of porthole windows. And while sailors might have had cramped quarters, your 277 square foot stateroom is wonderfully spacious and furnished with all the modern amenities and comforts of home.
? Cruise only from $2,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $3,967 per guest
Ocean View Suite
Ocean View Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $2,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,067 per guest
Ocean View Suite 1
Ocean View Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,167 per guest
Star Ocean View Suite 1
Star Ocean View Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $3,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,267 per guest
Ocean View Suite 2
Ocean View Suite 2
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,267 per guest
Ocean View Suite 3
Ocean View Suite 3
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,367 per guest
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $3,899 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $4,967 per guest
Star Balcony Suite
Star Balcony Suite
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $3,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,067 per guest
Balcony Suite 1
Balcony Suite 1
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 277 square feet. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) features luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Enjoy a luxurious soak in your full-size tub or an invigorating shower, then wrap up in your waffle-weave robe and slippers, savor a treat from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and enjoy the fresh flowers.
? Cruise only from $4,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,167 per guest
Star Balcony Suite 1
Star Balcony Suite 1
As soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with an open living area for a more welcoming entrance. Drift off to sleep by the window in your queen bed as you watch the same stars that sailors used to navigate the seas hundreds of years ago.
? Cruise only from $4,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,267 per guest
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed cabin , chosen by Windstar
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Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Balcony Suite** (chosen by Windstar)
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Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
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Classic Suite
Classic Suite
Relax in 400 to 530 spacious square feet. Your living area offers beautiful views from the forward-facing window and French doors onto your private veranda. Two spacious closets give you plenty of room to unpack.
? Call for Availability
Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
With 575 square feet, your Owner’s Suite offers separate living room and dining areas. A veranda, two flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and a full master bath and separate powder room indulge you in spacious comfort. 
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ALL DATES &
FARES
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Tue, Apr 4 - Sun, Apr 16, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$3,967
$2,899
THIS
SAILING
Mon, Oct 30 - Sun, Nov 12, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$6,856
$5,699
! ITINERARY CHANGE Hong Kong TO Tokyo 12 days on Star Breeze X
Please note: The ports in this itinerary have been updated as of XX/XX/XXXX
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Tue Apr 4
Hong Kong
Arrive:  
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Apr 5
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 6
Keelung (Taipei)
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Apr 7
Ishigaki Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Apr 8
Miyakojima (Hirara)
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Apr 9
Okinawa (Naha)
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:30 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Apr 10
Amami Island
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Apr 11
Nagasaki
Arrive:  12:00 PM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Apr 12
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 13
Tomonoura
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Apr 13
Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea
Arrive:  3:00 PM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Apr 14
Osaka
Arrive:  12:01 AM
Depart:  11:59 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Apr 15
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Apr 16
Tokyo
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: