Today you can explore the bustling city of Tokyo before you head
to Yokohama where your cruise departs. Tokyo is the largest city on
earth with so much to discover, see traditional Japanese gardens,
immerse yourself in the sensational art scene or to head to one of
the many world-famous restaurants before you start your cruise.
Yokohama is one of Japan's buzziest, and most cosmopolitan,
destinations. With its microbreweries and international
restaurants, Yokohama has a decidedly different feel from many
other Japanese cities, and you can soak in its unique atmosphere as
you wander its fashionable streets.
From Yokohama, it's a quick trip to peaceful Kamakura, home to
Daibutsu, Japan's second largest bronze Buddha, and to the
important Shinto shrine Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. It's also within
easy reach of Hakone National Park, where on a clear day you'll be
rewarded with picture-postcard views of majestic Mt. Fuji.
You'll board your ship, the elegant Westerdam, this evening, as
your 14-night cruise begins.