Explore Japan, from its ancient history to its vibrant present-day culture

Island-hop your way from Japan to Taiwan aboard the National Geographic Orion  (or National Geographic Resolution in 2022), experiencing a wide array of natural wonders, historic sites, and cultural treasures along the way. From the Edo-period towns on the southern coast of Honshu, set sail to the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, encountering contemporary art and age-old culinary traditions, stunning architecture and iconic shrines. Cruise south to snorkel and kayak among the gemlike islands of the East China Sea before exploring the diverse sites of northeastern Taiwan.

  • Experience some of Japan’s most cherished sites, from Himeji Castle and the historic merchant towns of Ozu and Uchiko to the “floating” torii gate at Miyajima

  • Explore Naoshima, an island transformed by art and cutting-edge architecture, and visit the culinary hub of Shodoshima

  • Snorkel the coral reefs of Kerama Island and venture into the mangrove forests of the Yaeyama Islands by Zodiac or kayak

  • Hike among ancient cedar trees in Yakushima’s rainforest and marvel at the incredible hoodoo spires in Taiwan’s Yehliu Geopark

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Duration

15 Days

Price

From $19,470 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Sep

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Japan, New and Noteworthy

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The Japan, Okinawa, and Taiwan itinerary offers an in-depth exploration of historic sites and a look into Japanese cultures and traditions. Flexibility is a hallmark of Lindblad-National Geographic expeditions, so our day-to-day itinerary may change as we choose to take advantage of a unique opportunity or photographers decide to linger in a village through the golden hour of light.

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Embark

Kobe, Japan

Disembark

Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan

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