Taking a big trip to the other side of the planet Traveling to Asia is as exciting as it sounds; Asia is the largest and most diverse continent on Earth, so you'll expirience culture, beauty, history, and adventure.
Aomori is the capital of the homonymous prefecture in Japan. In the region there are lot of spots worthwhile to visit, like temples, scenic hikes, waterfalls and hot springs. Also enjoy a great variety of festivals all year round and come close to the traditions and rich culture of the Japanese civilization.
Akita port is in the Akita City on the northeast part of the Japan Sea, a famous and financially important center for the asian market. You should visit the Selion Port Tower where you can admire the beautiful city and its sightseeings from 100 metres height. Akita is connected with the nearby cities by the Akita Shinkansen (bullet train), the local railway lines and the highway bushes. You can enjoy many festivals that take place in this region such as the Kanto lantern festival and the Tanabata Edoro festival. Furthermore, you can admire the Masuda Uchikura buldings as well as the samurai residences of Kakunodate.
The Inland Sea is regarded as one of the most beautifula and peaceful parts of Japan.The most scenic part of the Inland Sea is between Hiroshima,Okayama on Honshu and Takamatsu on Shikokou.This area is blessed with superb coastal scenery,charming farms slow-paced fishing villages,a mild climate and over 3000 small volcanic and granite islands.Visitors to this region of sometimes have to pinch themselves as a reminder that they are still in ultra modern Japan.Tourist explore the region on bicycles,ferries,local trains and buses and local cruise ships.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 A.M. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.
This crowded port is the capital of Niigata Prefecture, that lies on Honshu, the biggest island in Japan.The different landscapes is the most impressive characteristic of Niigata: plains, wetlands, canals and the two big rivers that run through city, Shinano and Agaro Rivers offer a unique picture of this popular city.
Kokura Castle, Hiraodai Plateau and Mount Sakamura are ideal for long walks because of their breathtaking landscapes. One of the must-see tourist spots of the city is the limestone caverns.
Kitakyushu is one of the most important hubs of Japan, a popular centre for land and marine trade. Furthermore, it is an industrial city that contributes in wholly growth of Japan. During spring and summer take place a lots of festivals with music and customs.
Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps. Although, it is such a beautiful place and a jewel at this side of the country unfairly, not many tourists come here. There are so many things to see and do here. It is the perfect place to learn about the rich japanese history. You can be informed about the samurai, the geisha, the merchants. There are numerous museums and archaeological sites that indicate this special heritage. A visit to the beautiful temples will, definetely, amaze you and be sure that you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Finally, the city does not post anywhere in natural beauty and many picturesque gardens are here to prove that. There is no better way to get in touch with japanese culture than visiting Kanazawa.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world, Greater Tokyo (which has a population of 35 million people). This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone.
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, an international trade port, which is famous for its seafood, beautiful, pristine beaches, craggy islets that are promising wonderful experiences to the adventurous travellers.
Sakaiminato is a picturesque natural port in Yumigahama Peninsula, in Japan. It is famous for its fishing activity and this is the reason why you can taste such a wide variety of delicious seafood. You have the opportunity to visit many parks and museums that are all dedicated to the marine life. You will realize that the city's history and strong culture are closely connected to the sea. Finally, aquatic sports such as sailing are very popular here.
The port Shimizu, has a number of attractions and is considered one of the most picturesque harbors, thanks to views of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji or Fuji-yama is the highest mountain in Japan, with a peak elevation of above sea level 3,776 meters. The exceptionally symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji is known symbol of Japan and prevalent in photographs and paintings, so, is visited by many tourists and climbers. Since 2013 belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage of Cultural.
Takamatsu is a large city on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is famous for its magnificent parks. Especially, Ritsurin Park is a jewel of the city with its huge, lush green landscapes full of Japanese pine trees and many impressive sights. You can enjoy your tea in the pretty tea houses surrounded by a wonderful scenery. Many museums and beautiful temples are, also, in the city and they create a unique atmosphere. Takamatsu is extremely well-known throughout Japan for its udon, one of the three major types of Japanese noodle dishes. So, do not forget to taste it!
Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan's most attractive cities.Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which killed over 5000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings. Today the city is completely rebuilt, and few signs of the terrible event remain.
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret and you will never feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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