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17-DAY GRAND JAPAN WITH GION AND TENJIN FESTIVALS

JULY 10 - 27, 2023

The Japan festival season reaches its height during the summer months of July and August. In July 2023 the Sisterhood will be sailing on the Diamond Princess where we’ll not only travel around Japan and South Korea, but we’ll also be participants in the Kyoto Gion Festival (on July 17 from Osaka and July 24 from Kobe) AND the Osaka Tenjin Festival on July 25th!

The Kyoto Gion Festival is Japan’s biggest festival with more than 1000 years of history, featuring massive “Yama” and “Hoko” floats weighing up to 12 tons and up to 80 feet high. The Osaka Tenjin Festival is one of Japan’s top three festivals and features processions through the streets of Osaka with an ornate portable shrine, ending in a parade of glowing boats and a spectacular fireworks display.
 
Closed to the world for over 200 years, today the ports of Japan glimmer with an otherworldly beauty. In Japan, you’ll find an explosion of culture in every city and no matter where you end up, be sure to take in the eclectic architecture along the way, as temples and shrines give way to apartment blocks and izakaya pubs specializing in sushi rolls and sake rice wine. Japan’s ancient culture will capture a piece of your soul. Old temples wafting with incense, impressive castles jutting into the sky and tatami-clad wooden homes await you with an air of magnificence.
 
Join Sisterhood Travels on this once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity. There is not a more economical, convenient, exciting way to see Japan than by cruising. Right now, the deposits are only $100 per person and fully refundable (deposit amount can change at any time based on Princess Cruises requirements). We cannot stress enough that this ship is selling out literally overnight because of its distinctive itinerary. We encourage you to book right away to secure your stateroom. NOTE: If you want to be matched with a roommate, we cannot make a booking for you until we have a roommate or you have one that you’ve secured on your own. Sisters can bring Misters on this cruise!

OUR ITINERARY

July 10, 2023

ail away from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan at 5:00 pm

July 11, 2023

Day at Sea

July 12, 2023

Akita, Japan – 7am – 4pm

July 13, 2023

Kanazawa, Japan – 9am – 7pm

July 14, 2023

Sakaiminato, Japan – 7am – 5pm

July 15, 2023

Busan, South Korea – 8am – 6pm

Haedong Yonggung temple at busan, south korea.

July 16, 2023

Day at Sea

July 17, 2023

Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan- 6am – 7pm

Osaka, Japan Tourist walking in night shopping street at Dotonbori

July 18, 2023

Toba, Japan – 9am – 6pm

July 19, 2023

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan – 6:30 am – 5pm

Cherry Blossoms framing Kanazawa Castle, Japan

July 20, 2023

Day at Sea

July 21, 2023

Nagasaki, Japan – 9am – 6pm

July 22, 2023

Jeju, South Korea – 8am – 5pm

July 23, 2023

Day at Sea

July 24, 2023

Kobe, Japan – 6am – 9pm

July 25, 2023

Osaka (for Kyoto), Japan – 7am – 11pm

Kyoto, Japan featiromg a Traditional event of Gion Matsuri festival during the Summer

July 26, 2023

Day at Sea

July 27, 2023

Disembark Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Explore The Diamond Princess Ship

PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 17 nights of accommodations in the stateroom category of your choice on the Diamond Princess
  • All food and snacks 24 hours per day, including room service
  • $100 per stateroom onboard credit
  • All mandatory port fees and gratuities
  • Standard Vacation Protection Insurance Plan through Princess Cruises
  • Premiere Beverage Package – Enjoy everything from cocktails, beer, and wine to specialty coffees, smoothies, soda, juice, and bottled water. Service charge included!
  • Unlimited WIFI – With Princess’ best internet package, you can video chat and text with family back home, stream your favorite shows and check email
  • Crew Gratuities
  • Deluxe Goodie Bag

Pricing

Interior Staterooms (Aft)

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 3880
16
per person
  • Base Price: $3388.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $257.16
Popular

Interior Staterooms (Aft)

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 6777
72
per person
  • Base Price: $6096.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $426.72
sold out

Oceanview Staterooms (Mid-Forward - unobstructed)

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ $5035
76
per person
  • Base Price: $4468.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $312.76
Popular

Oceanview Staterooms (Mid-Forward - unobstructed)

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 9088
92
per person
  • Base Price: $8256.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $577.92
sold out

Balcony Staterooms (Midship)

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 6244
86
per person
  • Base Price: $5598.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $391.86
Popular

Balcony Staterooms (Midship)

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 10223
12
per person
  • Base Price: $9316.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $652.12
sold out

Mini Suite (Mid-Forward)

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 7603
76
per person
  • Base Price:$6868.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $480.76
Popular

Mini Suite (Mid-Forward)

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 13005
12
per person
  • Base Price: $11,916.00
  • Taxes: $255.00
  • Insurance: $834.12
sold out

What's Not Included

  • Airfare: We will assist you with booking your airfare – Book Here
  • Transfers: we will arrange on request through Princess or through a private transfer company
  • Pre- and Post Stays: We can customize a pre-cruise or post-cruise itinerary upon request (details available late 2022)
  • Any Optional Activities such as casino, spa, shore excursions, and shopping

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Cancellation & Refunds

Activity Level:

Leisurely

This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free time to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.