high end, walk the grounds of the Impe- rial Palace East Garden, or just stroll the streets, looking for the traditional life that still lies just under the modern surface. DAY 16, 17 & 18 - TOKYO This is where your land tour ends and you’ll have 3 nights to spend in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has hundreds of beautiful tourist attractions to keep you busy - from the stunning Shinjuku Gyoen gardens, to the culinary adven- ture that is Tsukiji market. DAY 19 - TOKYO Embark on Diamond Princess before setting off in the afternoon to begin your 9 night full board cruise. DAY 20 - AT SEA Spend the day at sea discovering all the entertainment and activities onboard Diamond Princess. DAY 20 - AKITA Japan’s “True North’, Akita is a mountainous area that offers a variety of things to enjoy whilst being surrounded by the area’s natural beauty. DAY 21 - NIIGATA Overlooking the Sea of Japan, Niigata offers stunning scenery, year-round hot springs and great skiing opportunities in the winter months. DAY 22 - TSURUGA A large but peaceful city that is bursting with things to see and do. There are beaches, shrines, museums and beauti- ful gardens. DAY 23 - SAKAIMINATO Sakaiminato is the gateway to some of Japan’s best traditional cultures, ancient history and possibly some of the best seafood in the world. DAY 24 - BUSAN Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and its rich history and culture sit side-by-side with modern skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of city life. £4499PP * FROM ONLY DAY 25 - AT SEA Spend the day at sea discovering all the entertainment and activities onboard Diamond Princess. DAY 26 - SHIMIZU Overlooked by Japan’s most sacred volcano, Mount Fuji, Shimizu is a busy fishing port that is surrounded by volcanic natural beauty. DAY 27 - TOKYO This is where you holiday ends and you fly back to the UK. INSIDE OUTSIDE BALCONY SUITE £4499pp SOLD £5529pp SOLD DIAMOND PRINCESS Diamond Princess is a cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruis- es, which was voted the best interna- tional ship in Japan by a Cruise Maga- zine's reader's poll. She can accommo- date up to 2,670 guests and is a sub classed Grand Class ship, which is also known as a Gem Class ship. Along with her sister ship, the Sapphire Princess, the Diamond is the widest subclass of Grand-class ships. They have a 37.5 m beam while all other Grand Class ships have a beam of 36 m. T O K Y O A K I T A N I I G A T A T S U R U G A S A K A I M I N A T O B U S A N S H I M I Z U ANCIENT EMPIRES 7 FIND OUT MORE >