Sail to South Korea for a relaxing day in Busan, with its urban beaches and delicious street food culture. Returning to Japan, visit one of the few remaining castles from the Edo Period (1603-1867) at Uwajima, and walk in the Peace Memorial park of Hiroshima.
By contrast, the Natural Wonders of Japan voyage explores Japan’s east coast, features Shingu, home to UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one of the three Kumano Sanzan Shrines connected by Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes; Tokyo, the world’s most populous and arguably most exciting city; and the most pristine wildlife habitats in Japan. From Kushiro, home to the country’s largest marsh and the red-crowned crane, to Nemura, with its 300 species of wild birds and Rishiri Island’s virgin forests, alpine flowers and wild, spotted seals.
Whether you choose to experience the wonders of Chukotka, Kamchatka (including the Commander Islands), the Kuril Islands or the coast of Japan, or combine them all in one fantastic exploration of the Pacific Ring of Fire, you’ll finish with memories you’ll treasure forever.