The entire Zegrahm team was enthusiastic, helpful, fun, very well-organized, and contributed greatly to my awareness of the Japanese history and culture. The intimacy of the smaller group was just what I was looking for.
Treasures of Japan
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- Visit sacred Shinto shrines and ancient Buddhist temples.
- Stroll through the moving Peace Memorial Park at Hiroshima.
- Spend a full day in Gyeongju, South Korea with a visit to Bulguksa Temple, a World Heritage Site.
- View Matsue’s architectural treasures, including a perfectly preserved medieval castle and a 250-year-old samurai house.
- Watch a master potter create distinctive pastel-glazed ceramics in Hagi.
- Photograph two of Japan’s most celebrated traditional gardens—Koraku-en and Kenroku-en—as well as Miyajima’s iconic red torii.
The all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012, her beautifully designed public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge with piano, elegant bar, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, sun deck, library, and small gym. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, flat screen television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands and is equipped to offer scuba diving.
Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years and is nicknamed City of Ten Thousand Shrines. One of the best-preserved cities in Japan, Kyoto represents the heart and soul of Japanese culture. Explore exquisite temples, gardens, palaces, and elegant artisan shops, and enjoy traditional food and cultural entertainment. This extension also includes a day trip to view Nara’s splendid historic monuments.
Trip Preparation: Gear Up!
Stay sun-protected, comfortably cool, and impeccably stylish as you tour the treasures of Japan—from Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park to Matsue’s 250-year-old samurai house—in this short-sleeve sun shirt fitted for travelers and made from Omni-Shade 100% nylon. You’re protected from the majority of the sun’s harmful rays, so you can stay out and explore for longer.