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Tokyo Bay Cruise with Dinner and Oiran Show

Tokyo Bay Cruise with Dinner and Oiran Show - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Tokyo, Japan

From USD
$102.96

Indulge yourself in dinner and Oiran Show while enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of Tokyo on the popular Tokyo Bay Cruise! Enjoy the popular Oiran Show presented by one of the most popular and reputable companies in Japan. Be amazed by the colorful costume and stage design as well as the unique performance style that integrates various traditional Japanese art, such as kabuki and courtesan.

Enjoy Dinner and Oiran show on the water! Go to the Hinode Port in Tokyo 10 mins before departure and ride on the uniquely designed cruiser and the boat will cruise Tokyo bay where you will see beautiful neon of the city from the water ... More info ›

Indulge yourself in dinner and Oiran Show while enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of Tokyo on the popular Tokyo Bay Cruise! Enjoy the popular Oiran Show presented by one of the most popular and reputable companies in Japan. Be amazed by the colorful costume and stage design as well as the unique performance style that integrates various traditional Japanese art, such as kabuki and courtesan.

Enjoy Dinner and Oiran show on the water! Go to the Hinode Port in Tokyo 10 mins before departure and ride on the uniquely designed cruiser and the boat will cruise Tokyo bay where you will see beautiful neon of the city from the water. During dinner enjoy the popular Oiran Show featuring Japanese traditional culture.

Oiran Show is presented and performed by one of the most popular and reputable companies in Japan - Shiki (Four Seasons) Company. The performance is a blend of traditional Japanese dance, such as kabuki style and courtesan style and the performer will also invite audience to participate. The show was originally designed for both Japanese and international audience and everyone should be able to enjoy it regardless of nationalities and ages. The casts will also greet you as you board the ship, and work to make the occasion memorable by joining in toasts and taking photos with you during the cruise. In addition to the fantastic entertainment show, the cruise also serves a course dinner along with one drink.

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Visit Gunkanjima island, the Battleship island, in Nagasaki

Visit Gunkanjima island, the Battleship island, in Nagasaki - Nagasaki, Japan
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Nagasaki, Japan

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$61.11

In this tour, you will have a chance to visit Gunkanjima island, the battleship island by cruising from Nagasaki city.

What is Gunkanjima?
“Gunkanjima” is known as the “Battleship island” located in Nagasaki prefecture. 
The shape of the island resembles a Japanese battleship. 
Here, you can observe the crumbling aftermath of heavy modernisation during industrialisation in Japan. 
Coal was once plentiful in this island, and many mining facilities were established during the Showa period, most notably Mitsubishi Corporation. 

Coal production sustained Japan’s economy for years, as corporations sent more and more workers and their families over to the island. 
Both the mining facilities and settlement in this small 15-acre island increasingly grew and became so densely packed as families were forced in very narrow settlements. 
There were 5,259 people living on the island in 1959, exceeding the population density of Tokyo by 9 times! 
The ruins of modernist architecture at that time is really fascinating to observe, such as the uniform and rational high-rise apartment blocks that were left to rot one after another, and the towering concrete sea wall that surrounded the island. 
These high-rise buildings and the surrounding sea wall resembled a Japanese battleship called “Tosa”, which is why the island has the nickname Battleship island. 
In addition to the residencies, many urban facilities were also built such as movie theaters, restaurants, hospitals, and entertainment venues. 

However, petroleum eventually replaced coal in supplying the country’s energy needs, and the coal industry abruptly came to halt in 1974. 
Many workers and inhabitants quickly abandoned the island, often leaving their possessions behind, thus you can see some material goods and artefacts that were left over in the buildings. One can really feel the mysterious atmosphere and sense the feeling of entrapment by looking at the crumbling ruins of the strangely identical architecture. 
You are able to look back through time at this mysterious island which once served to represent modernisation and growth in Japan but at the same time introduced new restrictive and disciplinary behaviour influenced by infrastructural forms. 

What is unique about this island is that it has been untouched for decades, leaving innate processes in nature to take over the concrete architecture, creating a juxtaposition of nature and artificial structures. 
This is indeed both beautiful and peculiar in many ways ... More info ›

In this tour, you will have a chance to visit Gunkanjima island, the battleship island by cruising from Nagasaki city.

What is Gunkanjima?
“Gunkanjima” is known as the “Battleship island” located in Nagasaki prefecture. 
The shape of the island resembles a Japanese battleship. 
Here, you can observe the crumbling aftermath of heavy modernisation during industrialisation in Japan. 
Coal was once plentiful in this island, and many mining facilities were established during the Showa period, most notably Mitsubishi Corporation. 

Coal production sustained Japan’s economy for years, as corporations sent more and more workers and their families over to the island. 
Both the mining facilities and settlement in this small 15-acre island increasingly grew and became so densely packed as families were forced in very narrow settlements. 
There were 5,259 people living on the island in 1959, exceeding the population density of Tokyo by 9 times! 
The ruins of modernist architecture at that time is really fascinating to observe, such as the uniform and rational high-rise apartment blocks that were left to rot one after another, and the towering concrete sea wall that surrounded the island. 
These high-rise buildings and the surrounding sea wall resembled a Japanese battleship called “Tosa”, which is why the island has the nickname Battleship island. 
In addition to the residencies, many urban facilities were also built such as movie theaters, restaurants, hospitals, and entertainment venues. 

However, petroleum eventually replaced coal in supplying the country’s energy needs, and the coal industry abruptly came to halt in 1974. 
Many workers and inhabitants quickly abandoned the island, often leaving their possessions behind, thus you can see some material goods and artefacts that were left over in the buildings. One can really feel the mysterious atmosphere and sense the feeling of entrapment by looking at the crumbling ruins of the strangely identical architecture. 
You are able to look back through time at this mysterious island which once served to represent modernisation and growth in Japan but at the same time introduced new restrictive and disciplinary behaviour influenced by infrastructural forms. 

What is unique about this island is that it has been untouched for decades, leaving innate processes in nature to take over the concrete architecture, creating a juxtaposition of nature and artificial structures. 
This is indeed both beautiful and peculiar in many ways. In recent years, many films have been filmed on this island, such as Skyfall James Bond, as well as the popular anime series Attack on Titan. 
There has been an increasing number of visitors too now that the island restriction ban has been lifted. 
It is now also recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site as a “Meiji Industrial Revolution Site”.

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Traditional Japanese New Years Event on a Cruise Ship

Traditional Japanese New Years Event on a Cruise Ship - Tokyo, Japan

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Tokyo, Japan

From USD
$80.19

Will you be spending the New Years in Japan next year?
Haven't decided on what to do or don't know where to go for the New Years in Japan?
Then this tour will be perfect for you! Why not start the new year on a bang with a traditional Japanese New Years event on a cruise ship!

For this event you will be enjoying the followings:
Taiko Performance
Taiko is an ancient Japanese large drums. One of taiko's defining aspect is it's dynamic playing style ... More info ›

Will you be spending the New Years in Japan next year?
Haven't decided on what to do or don't know where to go for the New Years in Japan?
Then this tour will be perfect for you! Why not start the new year on a bang with a traditional Japanese New Years event on a cruise ship!

For this event you will be enjoying the followings:
Taiko Performance
Taiko is an ancient Japanese large drums. One of taiko's defining aspect is it's dynamic playing style. Taiko is played loud, hard, and fast, and it involves a lot of choreographed movement in which many describe it as a form of Japanese martial arts.
During this tour you will be able to watch a performance from a real Taiko artists.
Shishimai - traditional lion dance
During the New Years in Japan we watch Shishimai - lion dance, it is said that the Shishimai brings good fortune so many people come and watch the lion dance. It is also said that if you get bitten by a Shishimai that it will make you more healthier and stronger, so during the New Years you will see many children getting their heads bitten.
Mochitsuki - Mochi Pounding
Japanese rice cakes is called Mochi in Japanese. During New Years in Japan we do Mochitsuki, where we pound the rice in a wooden container to paste patted with water by one person while another person hits it with a large wooden mallet and molding it to our desired shape. Mochi is eaten in New Years in hopes of gaining good fortune over the coming year.
Kagami-Wari/Sake tasting
Kagami-Wari is a ceremony performed at celebratory events such as opening a new business or starting a new year. During the Kagami-Wari event there is sake barrel and the lid is broken open by a wooden mallet and sake is served to everyone who is present. "Kagami," refers to the lid of the sake barrel and "Wari," means to break open so Kagami-Wari literally means "Opening the lid." Because of the lid's round shape, the Kagami is a symbol of harmony, therefore it represents an opening to harmony and good fortune.

For the cruise course you will be on the ship for about 120 minutes and you will passing through these areas;
1. Takeshiba Pier
2. Tokyo Tower
3. Rainbow Bridge
4. Odaiba
5. Tokyo Skytree
6. Tokyo Gate Bridge
7. Haneda Airport
8. Ooikontenafudou (It is said that the crane of this area looks like giraffe)

On this day you will experience many Japanese New Years tradition while riding on a cruise ship.
It will be an event you will never forget, start off the New Years in a special way with this trip!
*There will be an assistant translator

Tour Itinerary
5:00AM Meet at the North ticket gate at Hamamatsucho *Must be on time
5:30AM Get on the boat
6:00-8:00AM Enjoy the New Years cruising
8:10AM Drop off at either Hamamatsucho Station or Otemachi station.

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Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise

Tokyo Bay Dinner Cruise - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Tokyo, Japan

From USD
$82.01

Celebrate a night in Tokyo with dinner and sightseeing on a 2.5-hour luxury cruise on Tokyo Bay. Glimpse top attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree while dining on a sumptuous meal of international dishes, including one complimentary drink ... More info ›

Celebrate a night in Tokyo with dinner and sightseeing on a 2.5-hour luxury cruise on Tokyo Bay. Glimpse top attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree while dining on a sumptuous meal of international dishes, including one complimentary drink. Enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline while gliding around the bay, perfect for a romantic evening out or entertaining family and friends.

Make your way to Hinode to board the luxury yacht for your dinner cruise.

The staff welcomes you and shows you into the spacious dining room, where you'll dine in style around elegant tables. The open floor plan makes it easy to move around the dining room, and large picture windows provide panoramic views of Tokyo. You can also step out to the deck for an unobstructed look at the city and bay.

Enjoy a selection of Western and international dishes with courses that include appetizers, soup, seafood, a meat dish and dessert served with tea or coffee. Dinner includes one provided glass of wine, beer or a nonalcoholic beverage; additional drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

While you cruise, pass under Rainbow Bridge, a 2,618-foot-long (798-meter) expanse with white towers that mimic the skyline of Tokyo. You can also watch jets taking off from the airport and catch a glimpse of Tokyo Disneyland. Admire illuminated landmarks such as Tokyo Skytree, which stands at a height of 2,080 feet (634 meters) as one of the world’s tallest towers, and pass by Hamarikyu Gardens and Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.

Your cruise ends with return to the departure location.

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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise

Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise - Kyoto, Japan
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Kyoto, Japan

From USD
$126.66

Find yourself surrounded by scenic landscapes on this 5-hour walking tour and river cruise in Arashiyama, a top destination in Kyoto. After a ride on the JR (Japan Rail), start your morning stroll with an informative guide around the garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and continue on foot to Sagano Bamboo Grove ... More info ›

Find yourself surrounded by scenic landscapes on this 5-hour walking tour and river cruise in Arashiyama, a top destination in Kyoto. After a ride on the JR (Japan Rail), start your morning stroll with an informative guide around the garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and continue on foot to Sagano Bamboo Grove. After a walk through this tunnel of trees and the Zen temple grounds of Jojakko-ji, marvel at the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge. Top off your tour with lunch on a cruise with Mt Arashiyama serving as a photo-worthy backdrop.

Meet your guide in the morning at the New Miyako Hotel and head to Kyoto station to board the JR train (non-reserved seating) for Saga-Arashiyama station. You’ll disembark for a short walk to Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is considered the premier among Kyoto’s five prominent Zen Buddhist temples.

During 30 minutes here, stroll around the beautiful Japanese garden, which survived centuries of warfare. Listen as your guide points out traditional design features such as a central pond surrounded by rocks, pine trees and the forested mountain landscape of Arashiyama — a scenic area that is especially vibrant with cherry blossoms in spring or fall colors in autumn.

Continue on foot to the nearby Sagano Bamboo Grove and see why it’s one of Kyoto’s most photographed sights. Take the walkway through the grove, where you can stand under towering stalks and watch the bamboo sway gently in the breeze.
Upon arrival at Jojakko-ji Temple, enjoy views over Kyoto from the temple grounds, where paths and stairs lead across a garden flanked by exquisite maple trees.

After some quiet contemplation in this tranquil atmosphere, you’ll have free time to spend around the Togetsukyo Bridge (aka Moon Crossing Bridge), which dates back to 9th century. Take advantage of great photo ops of Arashiyama’s most iconic landmark, with the forested mountainside and dozens of adjacent cherry trees as your backdrop.

If there’s time, you can stroll across the bridge before embarking on a Yakatabune boat ride through Arashiyama with your guide. Your Yakatabune boat features traditional Japanese low tables with mats to sit on along the floor that you would expect to see in an upper-class Japanese home. Take in the stunning landscape from the water while a Japanese-style lunch is served in a bento box (see sample menu below). During your 1-hour scenic river cruise, marvel at the fall foliage or cherry blossoms in full bloom, depending on the season.
Your tour concludes upon arrival at the Yakatabune boat dock.

Bento Box Sample Menu (subject to change depending on seasonality and availability):

  • Japanese-style omelet
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Fried white fish
  • Chicken yawata roll
  • Green ume or slightly sweetened boiled chestnut
  • Boiled tofu and vegetables 
  • Tofu-skin sashimi

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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Admission with Osaka Bay Cruise - Osaka, Japan
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$90.21

Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the ‘Santa Maria’ around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide. At the aquarium's Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures ... More info ›

Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the ‘Santa Maria’ around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide. At the aquarium's Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures. Then board your sightseeing vessel for a journey past Osaka landmarks around the bay.

In the afternoon, meet your guide at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Nishi-Umeda station. After a train ride to Osaka station, follow your guide on foot to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, named the Best Aquarium in Asia by TripAdvisor. Located at the Tempozan Harbor Village, Kaiyukan recreates natural marine environments centering on the Pan Pacific Life Zone with more than a dozen exhibits.
Start your tour at the Aqua Gate, a 36-foot-long (11-meter) tunnel-shaped tank that provides the sensation of walking underwater while surrounded by colorful schools of tropical and subtropical fish. During more than 2 hours at Kaiyukan, you’ll find a wide variety of animal and plant species, from Antarctica to the Tasman Sea.
Kids get hands-on experience at interactive exhibits, including a touch pool where you can feel the texture of sharks and rays swimming right in front of you.
Then hop aboard the Santa Maria, a replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship that is approximately twice the size of the original vessel. Enjoy a 50-minute sightseeing cruise around Osaka Bay while viewing magnificent landmarks such as the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
Once you've taken in the sights, disembark at the West Wharf with your guide and return on foot to Osaka station, where your half-day tour ends.
Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

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