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Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Explorer
Date 14th Mar 23
Nights 14 Nights
Tokyo, Japan
Fly from the UK to Japan where you will be transferred to the port to board Seven Seas Explorer for your fourteen night cruise.
Nagoya, Japan
Nagoya, the capital of Japan's Aichi Prefecture, is a shipping hub in central Honshu and home to museums and gambling parlours. Originally completed in 1612; the restored Nagoya Castle features artefacts and exhibits from the Echo Period. Stop by Atsuta Jingu, a prominent shrine surrounded by trees containing a sacred sword. Discover 125 fascinating species at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Watch phenomenal whale and dolphin shows at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. Visit Osu for Japanese crafts, modern fashion buys, and hip pop-up restaurants and taco joints. Osu Kannon is a 14th-century Buddhist temple which houses a library of impressive classical works.
Kobe, Japan
Kobe is a bright and contemporary city. At Meriken Park on the waterfront you can see modern art installations and fountains. Kobe is also home to iconic architecture such as the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum. Take in the sights from the fifth floor of the Port Tower. Venture further into the city centre to see Sorakuen, a traditional Japanese landscape garden. Tuck into some Kobe beef, a tender and flavoursome meat typically served as steak. Visit Kitano-Cho and see the Gothic Victorian stone houses built above the old city, a much-visited neighbourhood on the northern edge of the city.
Beppu, Japan
Beppu is a city and spa resort on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains. The Hells of Beppu host eight different hot springs, each featuring public baths and ryokan with bathing facilities. Treat yourself to an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Mount Tsurumi or check out Takasaki Money Park; home to some of the world's largest monkey troops. Take a trip to the rural Kunisaki Peninsula covered by forests and farmlands, and dotted with important temples such as Futagoji Temple and Fukiji Temple. Grab the opportunity to steam your own meal at the Jigokumushi Kobo Steam Cooking Center with Beppu's hot springs steam; plates of vegetables, chicken, seafood, pork buns, and rice bowls can be enjoyed.
Cruising the Kanmon Strait
Busan, South Korea
A large port city in South Korea, Busan is well-known for its beaches, mountains, and historic temples. Visit Gwangalli Beach for views of the modern Diamond Bridge and a selection of lively bars. The Buddhist shrine Beomeosa Temple can be found at the base of Geumjeong Mountain with many great hiking trails. If you're a seafood lover; Jagalchi Market will impress you with its array of fresh catches. Head to the soaring Busan Tower to experience its viewing deck for spectacular vistas across the city. The 14th-century seaside Buddhist temple Haedong Yonggungsa awaits. Perhaps relax on the golden sands of Haeundae Beach and take in breathtaking views of Busan as you work on your tan.
Jeju, South Korea
Jeju is a beautiful island in South Korea. Also known as the 'Island of the Gods'; Jeju offers beautiful beaches as well as breathtaking views from Mount Hallasan, the highest peak in the region. This volcanic island features one of the finest lava tube systems of caves in the world and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its dramatic landscapes of outstanding beauty. Walk the scenic path to the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and admire the Seonimgyo Bridge with its seven nymphs carved on both sides. Pay a visit to Gwaneumsa Temple, gaze in awe at the Jeongbang Falls, kick back and relax in style at Jeju WaterWorld, or soak up the history and culture at the open-air Jeju Folk Village Museum.
Nagasaki, Japan
The Japanese city of Nagasaki sits on the northwest island of Kyushu. The city's buildings are spread across hillside terraces overlooking a natural harbour. Nagasaki is most famous for suffering an Allied nuclear attack in August 1945 during World War II, an event which is commemorated in the city's Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park. Take a boat trip over to Gunkanjima Island, once home to the area's thriving coal mining community that was abandoned in the 1970's. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Glover Garden and view Glover Residence, the former home of Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover and the oldest Western-style wooden building in Japan. Visit the unique turtle-shaped Fukusai-ji Temple and also the Kofukuji Temple or spend a few hours at Huis Ten Bosch amusement park. No trip to Nagasaki would be complete without admiring Nagasaki’s unique skyline from Insayama Observation Deck, especially after dark.
Naze, Japan
Naze is the port and main urban district of Amami in Japan. Once a city on its own, Naze merged with the town of Kasari and the village of Sumiyo to create the city of Amami. Shop for local products as well as fresh meats and fish along Amami shopping street and discover the city's diverse culture and history at Amami Park. There is also the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum of Art which houses the work of Isson Tanka; a Japanese artist. Check out Amami's indigenous plants with a walk around Kinsakubaru Forest and take in the natural surroundings of Ohama Seashore Park. Tempt your taste buds with the local speciality keihan, which is a mix of chicken strips, omelette, ginger, green onion, shiitake mushrooms, dried seaweed, and rice.
Okinawa, Japan
This subtropical paradise, offers some of the clearest waters and white sandy beaches in Japan, why not lie back and enjoy to the sun or take part in the huge array of watersports on offer, including scuba diving through the pristine coral reefs. This islands are also home the Shurijo-koen, the palace of the Okinawan royal family, beautifully reconstructed to its former glory and splendour, a must see for all.
At Sea
Kochi, Japan
Kochi is a Japanese prefecture located on Shikoki Island known for its mountains, rivers, and Pacific beaches. Pay a visit to one of Japan's best preserved feudal castles of the 1600s, Kochi-jo. Beside the castle, find Hirome Market brimming with local cuisine, unique souvenirs, and clothing boutiques. Every year, the famous Yosakoi Festival attracts hundreds with its dancers, colourful costumes, and spectacular fireworks display. The 4km limestone Ryuga Cave took 175 million years to form and is one of Japan' most historical sites. A leisurely stroll around Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden is the perfect escape. Chikurin-ji is a Shington temple founded in the early eighth century; ideal for a flavour of traditional Japanese architecture and culture.
Shimizu, Japan
Today the ship sails into the Japanese port of Shimizu. The UNESCO-listed Mount Fuji forms an impressive backdrop to the city and is equally-matched by the nearby Miho-no-Matsubara coastal pine tree grove. Gaze in awe at the Kunouzan Toshugu Shrine, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, and Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shrine. Savour panoramic views of Mount Fuji, Izu-hanto Peninsula, Suraga Bay, and beyond from Nihondaira Park Outlook. Visit the ruins of Sunpu Castle, gardens, and Sukiya-style teahouse at Sunpu Castle Park. Discover about Japanese ukiyo-e art and wood-block prints at Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum. Stop by S-Pulse Dream Plaza to eat authentic local cuisine in Shimizu Sushi Alley and have fun times at Chibi Maruko-chan Land and on the ferris wheel atop the building.
Tokyo, Japan
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • As seen on Channel 5's 'Secrets of the world's most expensive cruise ship'
  • FREE Return Flights
  • 10% Deposit
  • FREE Overseas Transfers
  • FREE 3-Night Vibrant Tokyo pre or post cruise land programme 
  • FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the shi
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits, Throughout the Ship
  • FREE Speciality Restaurants
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
Why Book
Why Book
  • Watch phenomenal whale and dolphin shows at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
  • Kobe is home to iconic architecture such as the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum
  • While in Beppu treat yourself to an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of Mount Tsurumi or check out Takasaki Money Park; home to some of the world's largest monkey troops

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The Executive Chefs use fresh local produce and regional spices when designing the daily menus in Compass Rose to create a seamless culinary travel experience, from ship to shore. They create a spectacular presentation of gastronomy’s greatest indulgences for the Sunday champagne and caviar brunch at La Veranda. And they bake with only the finest imported French flour to create decadent desserts and mouthwatering breads throughout our open-seating restaurants.


A journey on board the Seven Seas Explorer will forever change you, and the durable bonds and joyous friendships with fellow world travellers will make the experience truly unforgettable. The warm, friendly ambiance of the ship creates the perfect atmosphere for cherished moments, and the elegant, yet casual onboard pleasures are all included.

Mingle over cocktails in the clubby piano bar, join in on a samba class in a plush lounge or enjoy the shared experience of watching a Broadway-style performance in an intimate theatre. Attend a fascinating lecture by a Smithsonian expert or delight in friendly competition, whether you excel at bridge or are knowledgeable at trivia.

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