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Japan in Bloom

April 2–13, 2020

Tour Operator: Go Next & Oceania Cruises

NOTE: Due to unanticipated popularity, this 2020 cruise has waitlists for most of its cabin categories. Because of this, UW Alumni Tours has decided to offer this cruise in 2021 (March 31 – April 10). Please call GO Next at 888-918-8954 for more details.

Activity Level: Easy

To learn more, call Go Next at 1-888-918-8954

Welcome spring by reveling in the exquisiteness of cherry blossom season in Japan on this 10-day voyage aboard Oceania’s Nautica.


  • Retreat inside Kobe’s Sorakuen Gardens, an oasis in the heart of downtown noted for its azaleas, which typically begin to flower in April
  • Reflect on lessons to be learned and the resilience of humanity at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Take in the views from Busan’s Haedong Yonggung Temple, a Buddhist temple dating to 1376 that is built on a rocky outcrop facing the sea
  • Outside Kagoshima, open your pores and renew your body with a hot sand bath in Ibusuki, a coastal city known for its underground hot springs


Day 1: Depart for Japan

Day 2: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Day 3 & 4: Kyote (Kobe), Japan

Day 5: Hiroshima, Japan

Day 6: Cruising the Kanmon Strait

Day 7: Busan, South Korea

Day 8: Nagasaki, Japan

Day 9: Kagoshima, Japan

Day 10: Cruising the Pacific Ocean

Day 11: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Cruise rates vary by cabin category. Please see tour brochure for details.

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