Grand Japan
 
Tokyo to Kobe
Sat May 6, 2023 - Tue May 16, 2023,
 10 days
 on Star Breeze
?All-inclusive from
$5,889
?Cruise Only From
$4,999
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Tokyo to Kobe
Layer after layer, Japan’s story unfolds. In Edo-period gardens with their perfectly sculpted karikomi. In Chiran’s exquisitely preserved samurai homes. In the peace memorials of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And time after time you struggle to describe unforgettable moments, from your first view of Mount Fuji to the fluttering paper cranes of peace at Hiroshima’s Atomic Dome.
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Day 1: 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.
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Day 2: Shimizu
Most notably known as the city you can see  the UNESCO site of Mount Fuji from.  This small port city considered one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan has many historical building like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Sumpugo Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. The 65-foot Shiraito Waterfall, located near Mount Fuji looks like it could be silk. Enjoy tuna from Japan’s largest fishery here or a cup of maccha, a Japanese green tea.
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Day 3: Shingu
For over 1,000 years pilgrims have traveled to the Kumano Region to pray at the three Sacred Kumano Shrines. In Shingu you can see the Hayatama Shrine and the Kamikura Shrine. Both of these shrines are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Sacred Sites of Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. The Kamikura Shrine sits on Mount Kamikurayama and requires climbing 538 steps to reach it.
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Day 5: Karatsu
Located on the island of Kyushu, Karatsu is one of the closest Japanese cities to the Korean Peninsula. Karatsu Castle is the main attraction here. Built in 1608, it houses a museum of the castle’s history and Karatsu ceramics. Karatsu is also known for its pottery which can be viewed at the Karatsu-yaki Pottery Gallery. Also worth visiting is the Karatsu Hikiyama Exhibition Hall which displays the 14 floats used in the annual Karatsu Kunchi Festival in November.
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Day 6: Busan
The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
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Day 7: Hashima Island
Cruise around the island of Hashima, abandoned over 50 years ago when the coal mining that flourished there suddenly ran out. The mining company shut the mine down and the island has been a ghost town ever since. (Visibility depends on weather conditions.)
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Day 7: 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 8: Moji
Looking at the Moji skyline the Mojiko Retro Observation Tower won’t be missed. At 338 feet (103 meters) it provides impressive views of this attractive town.  Many of the buildings are Western-style and a walk along the waterfront will reveal some remarkably well-preserved structures. This is also home to the TOTO Museum of Toilets, unique to Japan and the only one of its kind in the world.
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Day 9: Hiroshima
Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
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Day 10: Takamatsu
The main gateway to Shikoku Island and an important focal point for the island’s rail and road transit systems, Takamatsu, on Japan’s scenic Inland Sea, has been a political and economic center since the Edo period. Among the attractions here is Ritsurin Garden, created during the Edo period, and especially popular during spring for the cherry blossoms and autumn for the fall foliage. Takamatsu Symbol tower has several observation decks providing panoramic views of the sea and landscapes.
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Day 11: Kobe
Kobe is the 6th largest city in Japan and famous for its signature marbled beef. The Ikuta Shrine there is among Japan’s oldest shrines, dating back to the 3rd century. Kobe is also the gateway to Mount Rokko, accessible by antique cable cars, and the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen. Other sites include the Sake Breweries, the Earthquake Museum, and Sorakuen Garden.
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
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Sat May 6
Tokyo
Arrive:  
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun May 7
Shimizu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon May 8
Shingu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue May 9
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Wed May 10
Karatsu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu May 11
Busan
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri May 12
Hashima Island
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  7:30 AM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri May 12
Nagasaki
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat May 13
Moji
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun May 14
Hiroshima
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon May 15
Takamatsu
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue May 16
Kobe
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
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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 $4,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $5,889 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 $5,199 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,089 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 $5,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,289 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 $5,599 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,489 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 $5,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,589 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 $5,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,689 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 $6,999 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,889 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 $7,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,989 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 $7,299 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,189 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 $7,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $8,389 per guest
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.
? Cruise only from $11,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $12,389 per guest
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. 
? Cruise only from $12,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $13,689 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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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
Sat, May 6 - Tue, May 16, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$5,889
$4,999
THIS
SAILING
Tue, May 16 - Fri, May 26, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$5,889
$4,999
Sat, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 10, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$6,289
$5,399
Tue, Oct 10 - Fri, Oct 20, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$5,889
$4,999
Fri, Oct 20 - Mon, Oct 30, 2023
STAR BREEZE
$5,889
$4,999
! ITINERARY CHANGE Tokyo TO Kobe 10 days on Star Breeze X
Please note: The ports in this itinerary have been updated as of XX/XX/XXXX
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Sat May 6
Tokyo
Arrive:  
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun May 7
Shimizu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon May 8
Shingu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue May 9
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Wed May 10
Karatsu
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu May 11
Busan
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri May 12
Hashima Island
Arrive:  6:00 AM
Depart:  7:30 AM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri May 12
Nagasaki
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat May 13
Moji
Arrive:  10:00 AM
Depart:  8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sun May 14
Hiroshima
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  8:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon May 15
Takamatsu
Arrive:  9:00 AM
Depart:  7:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue May 16
Kobe
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: