Experience the timeless splendor, architectural riches and bountiful landscapes of Japan and South Korea on this unique, custom-designed itinerary. Spend three nights in Japan’s spiritual capital, Kyoto, and for seven nights cruise the 280-mile length of the serene Inland Sea from Himeji, including historical ports of Japan such as Miyajima, Hagi and Ulsan, South Korea. Enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery and excursions to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites on board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Bellot, featuring just 92 ocean-view Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. In enchanting Kyoto, tour opulent temples and Nijo Castle, an imperial gem. Visit the poignant Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima and the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, with its awe-inspiring Great Torii Gate, and see the impressive Himeji Castle, feudal Japan’s best-preserved structure. Admire impressive Japanese artwork in the Adachi Museum of Art and experience Japan’s spiritual mystique in Zen gardens. In Gyeongju, South Korea, visit the Buddhist Bulguksa Temple and the ancient Silla Kingdom Royal Burial Mounds. Tokyo Pre-Program Option and Osaka and Nara Post-Program Option
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