Through the Heart of Japan: Tokyo to Fukuoka Cruise - Premium Adventure

Through the Heart of Japan: Tokyo to Fukuoka Cruise - Premium Adventure

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Through the Heart of Japan: Tokyo to Fukuoka Cruise - Premium Adventure

15 Days Starting in Tokyo and ending in Fukuoka

Visiting: Tokyo, Shimizu, Shingu, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokushima, Shōdo Island, Itsukushima, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Karatsu, Tsushima, Jeju-do, Sasebo, Fukuoka

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

WAF

Group size:

0 - 120

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Age range:

16-99

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Departing from Tokyo, you begin this premium cruise adventure experiencing traditional Japanese culture at the township of remote Shimizu and walking the cobblestone staircase to the sacred Kamikura Shrine at Shingu. Continue to the ideal vantage point of Kobe Port to explore the bustling streets of Osaka for an authentic food tour or spend time in Kyoto among modern architecture and ancient temples.



Discover the lush mountainous landscape of Iya Valley at remote Tokujima, learn about the history of soy sauce in Shodojima and explore the ancient castle at little-visited Karatsu. Visit Jeju Island in South Korea to view the Unesco-listed Manjanggul lave tube before discovering the little-known Goto Islands and concluding your journey in Fukuoka.

Highlights

  • Experience Awa (Fool’s Dance), a traditional dance with origins some 400 years’ old at Tokujima

  • Create traditional Arita-yaki pottery at Atelier Yume

  • View the iconic red torii gate of the Itsukujima shinto shrine ‘floating’ in the Seto Inland Sea

  • Uncover Second World War history at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park

  • Visit Osaka, the food capital of Japan, or the historic city of Kyoto where traditional and modern architecture collide

  • Explore the Unesco-listed Manjanggul lava tube on South Korea’s Jeju Island

  • Discover the natural beauty of Tsushima’s untouched forests and visit the ancient Banshoin temple

  • Visit Matsuyama Castle on top of Mount Katsuyama, one of Japan’s 12 original castles constructed in the early 1600s

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Depart Tokyo

Location: Tokyo

Meals Included: dinner

Board the Coral Geographer from Tokyo Bay at 4pm for a 7pm departure. Settle into your cabin and relax as we set sail towards the Sea of Japan. This evening, join the Captain’s Welcome drinks and meet your crew and fellow guests as the sun sets.



Premium accommodation: Coral Geographer

Day 2 - 13 : Days 2 To 14 – Key Destinations

Location: Shimizu

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

These are expedition itineraries covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition Team may make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience. Below are the key destinations we visit between days 2 to 14 of the cruise itinerary:

Day 14 :

Location: Sasebo

Day 15 : Arrive Fukuoka

Location: Fukuoka

Meals Included: Breakfast

Our voyage ends in the Japanese port of Fukuoka. Disembark from the Coral Geographer at 8.30am and bid farewell to new-found friends, the Master and crew.



Fukuoka has great shopping, excellent cuisine and nature nearby.

What's Included

  • Meals
    2 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Pre and post cruise flights

  • Pre and post cruise accommodation

  • Travel insurance

  • Arrival & departure transfers

  • Entry visas to Japan

  • Vaccinations

  • Alcoholic drinks (including beer and wine) outside of lunch and dinner service

  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchase

Food

All inclusive



Meals: All meals are fresh and chef-prepared on board

Tea and coffee: 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea station

Beverages: Selected wines, beers, juices, soft drinks and selected spirits are served complimentary with lunch and dinner. Drinks are available for purchase at other times.



Breakfast, lunch and dinner



Start your day with a tempting choice from a fresh continental or hot à la carte menu with options changing daily.



Lunches showcase a selection of hot and cold dishes, from salads and cold cuts to soups, fresh local seafood and seasonal tropical fruits both individually plated and small sharing plates.



Evenings are a convivial time to dine with new friends and reflect on an exciting day of discovery over dinner. We welcome you on board with a seafood-sharing concept dinner on the first night. Other evening meals are served over a three-course table d’hote dinner menu, when selections are offered as you enjoy table service from the friendly dining room staff.



All Coral Expeditions feature a memorable pre-dinner event ashore where sunset drinks and canapés are served, often on a beach, and always in a beautiful location with a sunset view. Casual sundowners are hosted by the captain and are the perfect time to kick off your shoes and enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail while mingling with fellow guests in a relaxed atmosphere.



Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list featuring boutique Australian and New Zealand wines, beers and ciders.



Each voyage, the captain hosts a Captain’s Table for invited guests and officers will endeavour to host dinner guests on an evening when operational matters allow.



Beverages onboard



Lunch and dinner are accompanied by a curated beverage list; each evening, sunset drinks are held on the Vista Deck (weather permitting) where guests relax or socialise before dinner. Each voyage, the captain hosts a welcome and farewell event with complimentary canapés and beverages.



Drinks are complimentary during the official Captain’s Welcome and farewell events and the offshore sunset drinks. We invite guests to join the pre-dinner drinks at other times, but alcoholic beverages during these times will be at your own expense.



Sustainability in food and beverage



Across the Coral Expedition fleet, they are continually looking for ways to improve sustainability and reduce waste, partner with more organic and Fairtrade suppliers, and deliver a food and beverage experience in line with expedition roots and beliefs. They have successfully implemented measures to remove PC plastics and reduce packaging waste in their food and beverage supply chain. Since 2020, Coral Expeditions offer a selection of ecofriendly, Fairtrade and organic beverage products including:



Pukka Tea range: 100 percent certified organic herbs, ethically sourced.

Veneziano Coffee: 100 percent fairtrade and Australian certified organic by the Biological Farming Association.

Tablelands Coffee Black Mountain: Grown locally in Mareeba, Cairns Tablelands of Far North Queensland.

JUST Water: Packaged in reusable, recycled paper-based containers with a lid made from sugarcane in Far North Queensland. Made in Australia with water from Victoria.



Snacks and pre-dinner canapés



In between shore adventures, the chefs will welcome you back on board with freshly baked treats or delicious canapés to accompany pre-dinner or sunset drinks. When local regulations allow, there may be the chance for impromptu stops to enjoy sunset drinks and canapés in scenic locations.



Special meal requirements



Vegetarian, vegans, gluten- and dairy-free items are included in all menus. The chefs will happily cater to other special dietary requirements with advance notice. Please advise at time of booking.

Accommodation

During this premium adventure cruise, you spend 14 nights on the Coral Geographer.



Coral Geographer







Launched in March 2021, Coral Expeditions are proud to introduce their newest ship – Coral Geographer. A sister ship to Coral Adventurer, the Coral Geographer remains true to the nature of authentic expeditions. When designing their next generation of ships, Coral Expeditions stubbornly resisted the idea of large and glitzy so they can remain small enough to go to untouched places, focusing on bringing small numbers of like-minded guests closer to nature and cultures with personal attention and professional Australian service. The shallow draught and manoeuvrability of the ship allow it to go where larger vessels cannot. The 99-passenger ship features the same state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as Coral Adventurer; however, due to popular demand, it has an increased number of six Bridge Deck Suites with horizon bathtubs.



Bridge Deck Balcony Suites









There are six spacious and elegant suites on the Coral Geographer

They are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine

They have special junior king-size beds

A 38sqft (3.5sqm) private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two

The unique outside-facing bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows is the feature of the suites, with an infinity bathtub with sky views

The complimentary minibar is replenished daily

Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 404sqft (37.5sqm)



Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms







Explorer Deck Staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior king-size bed, which can be separated into two singles

A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included

The compact ensuite has a toilet, shower and ample storage

Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas

These staterooms are on the Explorer deck

Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 230sqft (21.4sqm)



Promenade Deck Staterooms







Promenade Deck Staterooms are below the Explorer Deck and furnished with a junior king-size bed, which can be separated into two singles

A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included

The compact private bathroom has a toilet, shower and ample storage

A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside

Promenade Deck Staterooms are 183sqft (17sqm)



Coral Deck Staterooms











Coral Deck Staterooms are below the Promenade Deck and are identically furnished with a junior king-size bed, which can be separated into two singles

A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included

The compact private bathroom has a toilet, shower and ample storage

A porthole window gives you views of the world outside

Coral Deck Staterooms are 183sqft (17sqm)



Specific cabin types can be booked for sole use (subject to availability). Passengers who are paying for sole use will have a choice of a twin or junior king bed. Please enquire with your sales representative for further details.



Share policy



Accommodation on the ship is based on twin-share occupancy. If guests are travelling alone and wish to share accommodation, a roommate will be assigned to your cabin whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we always pair participants of the same sex. Please note, in the event of a share partner not being found, you will be charged the full room rate (double the twin-share fare).

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews of this operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service

06-Jan-2023

Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

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Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast

04-Nov-2021

This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.

08-Oct-2021

This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip

06-Jan-2023

We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

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John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  

I went cycling in Albania...

19-Aug-2023

I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  

I'v just come back from...

17-Jul-2022

I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  

After 14 roup adventure holidays...

26-Nov-2023

After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  

I've done 8 trips in...

17-May-2023

I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

Jacquelyn Moore (Google Reviewer)  

Food came quickly. Staff very...

07-Mar-2024

Food came quickly. Staff very friendly and polite . However the chef or person preparing the food did not seem to read the menu! If it says a meal should come with vegetables, you should not have to ask for them. They served shepherds pie with garlic bread! The munchies ice cream sundae said it should come in a glass with a flake but came in a little bowl with just a few munchies! When asking the staff were happy to replace and correct but customer should get what they order and what menu says first time round!!

johanna leonor (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

07-Sep-2023

If you like to be mistreated Exodus is perfect for you. If you enjoy terrible choices for hotels and pseudo restaurants Exodus is perfect for you. Careless about their clients and loveless about their propositions. Exodus has been a dissatisfaction and disappointment about every dealing i and my group have had with him. Especially a man called Simone who just cares about the money he can get from you couldn’t care less about service.

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    Up to 70 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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