Your South Islands of Japan Package

South Islands of Japan

Princess Cruises


  16 Nights


  Princess Cruises


Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Return economy class flights to Tokyo with a stopover in Manila
  • 2 nights accommodation at a Tokyo Airport hotel including breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation in Tokyo
  • Tokyo West-Side Walking and Street Food Tour
  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour
  • 8 night South Islands Japan cruise onboard Diamond Princess, Tokyo return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of activities & entertainment onboard
  • 3 nights accommodation in Manila including breakfast
  • Discover Manila by Jeepney
  • Private transfers in Tokyo and Manila

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 24 September to 10 October 2023***

***Departure also available 31 August 2023, a surcharge may apply***

Tokyo West-Side Walking and Street Food Tour
Ditch the commotion of Tokyo’s well-trodden tourist hubs and venture into the charismatic pockets of West Tokyo on a ‘no fuss’ walking and street food jaunt. Dive headfirst into the charming Tokyo neighbourhoods of Nakano and Koenji, as we explore the twisting alleyways, alternate subcultures and casual eateries that give these unique enclaves their distinctive character. Feast upon a tailored selection of everyday eats from local vendors, independent markets and Japanese franchises, as we walk the nostalgic 'shotengai', boisterous eating and drinking ‘yokocho’ and contrasting calm of the residential backstreets. Gain a detailed insight into life in the streets, as well as a newfound confidence to take on Tokyo’s flourishing dining scene as a neighbourhood pro. Local eating and drinking hotspots, suggestions for offbeat neighbourhoods to explore, you’ll be equipped with it all as we cap off our outing over a drink at a quintessential ‘izakaya’. So, lace up your walking boots, come hungry and don't be shy about getting your hands dirty on this Tokyo walking and street food tour. Leave content, with a new appreciation of Tokyo life, local flavours and hopefully a few tips and tricks to squeeze that little bit extra out of this bewildering metropolis.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Waterfall Tour
After meeting your tour leader will greet you at the ground floor of the Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch next to the Shinjuku JR Station west exit. You will depart from Shinjuku to Tochigi prefecture, where Nikko City is located. You will travel to the first stop on your tour, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, known as the Edo Period. You can appreciate the beauty of this shrine complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst learning the interesting stories and legends of the buildings from your guide. After visiting the Nikko Toshogo Shrine, you will pass through the Iroha Slope. It is famous for its 48 sharp turns along its route, and is portrayed in the animation ”Initial D”. The road is very popular for its autumn leaves in the fall. You will arrive at the Kegon Waterfall. This almost 100-meter-tall waterfall is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. It is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with the Nachi Waterfall in the Wakayama Prefecture and the Fukuroda Waterfall in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Your tour will be separated into two groups, you can choose according to your preference to either walk along Lake Chuzenji, or to experience the Nikko hot spring. Before finishing your tour, you will stop by the Onihei Edo service area, which is the most interesting service area with edo style design and traditional souvenirs. You will be dropped back at the Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch, where your tour will end.

Cruise Itinerary





29 September 2023

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan



30 September to 1 October 2023

At Sea



2 October 2023

Okinawa, Japan



3 October 2023

Ishigaki, Japan



4 October 2023

Taipei, Taiwan



5 to 6 October 2023

At Sea



7 October 2023

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan




Discover Manila by Jeepney
Colorful jeepneys snake through Metro Manila’s major roads and by-ways, making them an essential part of contemporary Philippine culture. These flamboyantly painted public transportation vehicles are progenies of US Army-issued surplus jeeps from World War II which were reconstructed by ingenious Filipinos into passenger vehicles. Enjoy an extraordinary experience that is uniquely Filipino by riding in an air-conditioned jeepney whilst taking in the sights of Manila. Travel through the financial district of Makati, passing down Ayala Avenue where gleaming skyscrapers stand cheek by jowl with less than distinguished-looking structures. As we approach the bustling metropolis of Manila, drive past the Cultural Center of the Philippines and on to Roxas Boulevard. Stop at Rizal Park, named after the country’s nationalist hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Then proceed to the Walled City of Intramuros which was the nucleus of the old Spanish town. Venture into Fort Santiago in its strategic location overlooking the Pasig River and Manila Bay and stroll along its ramparts where once stood the bamboo-palisaded stockade of its chieftain, Rajah Sulayman. Continue on to San Agustin Church, the only church built within Intramuros that has survived the collective onslaught of numerous calamities including fire and war. Beside the church is a museum that houses a collection of manuscripts, rare books, and religious arts and artifacts. Not far from San Agustin Church is Casa Manila, a reproduction of a 19th century house equipped with oriental and European decor, as well as Philippine antique furniture. Crossing the Pasig River, we move on to the Chinese Cemetery, a virtual “town for the dead” complete with streets and houses. Be awed by its ostentatious mausoleums, some of which are two-story high, equipped with air-conditioning units, kitchens, furniture, stained-glass windows, running water and electricity. Winding our way through traffic, end up in a small side street in La Loma, Quezon City, where rows of native food stalls selling lechon line up the street. Here pig sucklings of every size and shape can be observed roasting in charcoal pits - a mouth-watering feast for the hearty gourmand and every cardiologist’s worst nightmare. End the tour with a drive by the narrow, flower-bedecked street of Dimasalang and the busy highway along Quiapo which houses the Shrine of the Black Nazarene, a 17th century miraculous life-size statue of Christ bearing the cross.

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 15 March 2023and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort or parking fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.