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Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique 12-day itinerary, featuring 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Kyoto and a 7-night, 5-star cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan. Enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima and on to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of these historic ports of Japan and South Korea. Enhance your voyage with the Iconic Tokyo Pre-Program and/or Osaka/Nara Post-Program options.

2024 Departure

April 16 to 24

12 Days

1       Depart home city

2       Osaka, Japan/Kyoto

3-4    Kyoto

5       Kyoto/Himeji/Embark Le Soléal

6       Hiroshima/Miyajima

7       Hagi

8       Sakaiminato for Matsue

9       Ulsan, South Korea, for Gyeongju

10      Moji, Japan

11      Uno for Kurashiki/Koraku-en Gardens

12      Osaka/Disembark ship/Return to home city

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkakuji Temple, the “Golden Pavilion.”
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritagedesignated Himeji Castle, Japan’s most stunning and bestpreserved feudal fortress.
  • Call at the island of Miyajima (“Shrine Island”) to tour the 6thcentury Itsukushima Shrine.
  • Walk through the beautiful Korakuen in Okayama.


  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage
    handling are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • Hospitality desk.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.

All program features are contingent upon final brochure pricing. Gohagan & Company reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions, and surcharges at any time.

Le Soléal
Exclusively Chartered
5-Star, Small Ship

  • Only 110 suites and staterooms, most with a private balcony.
  • All meals included on board the ship, as well as alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
    throughout the cruise.
  • Onboard lecturers and excursions included.

Tokyo Pre-Program Option

Explore Tokyo on a comprehensive 3night itinerary that includes a fullday excursion to Hakone, home to majestic Mount Fuji, and a journey aboard the highspeed Shinkansen, or bullet train, to Kyoto. Enjoy 5star hotel accommodations in the heart of the city. 

Osaka and Nara Post-Program Option

Extend your time in Osaka on a 2-night itinerary that includes an excursion to the tranquil city of Nara, Japan’s oldest capital, and a visit to the iconic Horyuji Temple, where a 7thcentury, 5story pagoda stands as a testament to Japan’s history. Accommodations are in an ideally located, 5-star hotel.

The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your
reservation confirmation.

For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit

Event Details

  • Rebecca Beauchamp
  • Beth Johnson
  • Rob Wyde

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