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Maizuru port is considered as the gateway to the Japanese most popular historic city, Kyoto. Why don’t you relax on the coach to save your energy for your exciting day in Kyoto? Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan in the 8th century, and it was the centre for politics, economy and culture for more than 1,000 years. After capital functions were transferred to Tokyo in the middle of 19th century, luckily Kyoto did not lose its lustre. View more

As soon as you step into the city, you will see how hard the local people tried to keep the atmosphere of the heyday. Nowadays, Kyoto is not the centre of attention within Japan anymore; nonetheless it is indeed the centre of tourism industry. There are seventeen historic sites such as Nijo castle and Kinkakuji temple which were designated a World Heritage Site. There are also numerous sites which can be seen from your coach, so please keep your eyes wide open while you are in Kyoto!

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Excursiones en MAIZURU

Amanoashidate & Motoise Konojinja Shrine

Experience the splendid beauty and landmarks of the Kyoto Port via land and air during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Maizuru, Kyoto Port and Amanohashidate

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive towards the Kyoto Port. Located in Maizuru, the Kyoto Port is home to Amanohashidate, one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan, and other natural and historical landmarks. This port is considered the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Your first stop is at Amanohashidate. The name 'Amanohashidate', or 'Bridge of Heaven', was taken from the floating bridge of heaven on which the Japanese mythical god and goddess stood while creating the islands of Japan. The bridge is really a long, narrow, tree-covered (8,000 pine trees) sand spit, approximately 2.2 miles (about 3.5 kilometres) in length.


Motoise Konojinja Shrine

Next, re-board your coach for the drive to the Motoise Konojinja Shrine. This old shrine has a legendary connection with the famous Ise Shine in Mie Pref. It is said that the goddess of agriculture, Toyouke-Ōmikami, who once resided in this area, was called to Ise Shrine by the sun goddess, Amaterasu-Ōmikami, and has since been enshrined at the Ise Shrine.


Kasamatsu Park

Leaving the Motoise Konojinja Shrine, re-board your coach and head to Kasamatsu Park for a panoramic cable car-ride. Along the way, take in a splendid panoramic view of Amanohashidate. Many people like to look at the scene upside-down from between their legs, since it is supposed to make Amanohashidate look as if it were suspended in mid-air. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximate 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 757 yards (about 692 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 20 steps to access the cable car. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Operation of the cable car-ride is subject to weather conditions. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary.

Geisha Performance & Japanese Style Dinner

Discover the ancient traditional culture of Geisha during this unforgettable performance with traditional Japanese dinner.


Kyoto

Depart the pier for the approximately two-hour drive to Kyoto. Kyoto served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh-largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face. Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its exceptional historical value, the city was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb and escaped destruction during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.


Geisha Performance & Japanese Style Dinner

The word Geisha means 'arts person'. Geisha are Japanese women who professionally entertain through performing the ancient traditions of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by traditional costumes and makeup. Their role is to make guests feel comfortable with skillful conversations, using special dialects with grace, drinking and playing various musical instruments. Dinner with Geisha has e very limited access even for Japanese people because they have a strong "connection" business clientele that the first time customers are not allowed to make reservations. This tradition is lasting from the past. Enjoy your special and unique occasion of being hosted by an authentic Geisha.


At the conclusion of your special Japanese evening, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and ten steps at the venue. However, this tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair because the elevator is not available at the venue. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat walking shoes easy to remove are recommended. Guests are required to remove their shoes before entering the venue; it is recommended to wear socks. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Highlights of Kyoto

Discover some of the countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures of Kyoto during this unforgettable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Maizuru and Kyoto

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive to Kyoto. Kyoto served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh-largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face. Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its exceptional historical value, the city was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb and escaped destruction during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.


Golden Pavilion

Upon arrival in Kyoto, an exterior visit is made at the Golden Pavilion, or 'Kinkaku-ji Temple'. Built as a villa during the Muromachi Period in 1397, the Golden Pavilion was later converted into a temple. The temple burned down in 1950, and was rebuilt in 1955. It is three storeys in height, and the second and third storeys are covered with pure gold foil. The mirror reflection on the still-pond in the garden is marvellous.


Nijojo Castle and Chinese Gate

Next, re-board your coach and head to the Nijojo Castle, completed in 1626 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Main Court, or 'Hon-maru', burned down in 1788. The only original part remaining is the Second Court, or 'Ni-no-maru'. The present 'Hon-maru', built in 1827, is a replica of the one that originally stood on the grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The castle is also renowned for its many cultural treasures dating from the 16th-century Momoyama Era, including the Chinese Gate, or 'Karamon'. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your final stop is at the Kiyomizudera Temple.


Kiyomizudera Temple and Souvenir Shops

The Kiyomizudera Temple is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters. The temple was originally associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest schools within Japanese Buddhism, but formed its own Kita Hosso sect in 1965. Although Kiyomizudera's main hall is covered up from February 2017 to March 2020 for the renovation of its roof, guests can enter the main hall during the renovations. Near the entrance of Kiyomizudera Temple are many souvenir shops, where a stop is made to browse a variety of items for sale. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 90-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.6 miles (2.7 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 20 steps at Nijojo Castle, 50 steps at the Golden Pavilion and 150 steps at the Kiyomizudera Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Main parts of Kiyomizudera Temple are now undergoing restoration work until 2020. The drive between the pier and Central Kyoto is approximately two hours in each direction. Guests are required to remove their shoes before entering the temples. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary.

Northern region of Kyoto and visiting Funaya

Discover the local history, culture and landmarks of northern Kyoto during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion.

Maizuru, Kyoto Port and Amanohashidate

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive towards the Kyoto Port. Located in Maizuru, the Kyoto Port is home to Amanohashidate, one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan, and other natural and historical landmarks. This port is considered the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Your first stop is at Amanohashidate. The name 'Amanohashidate', or 'Bridge of Heaven', was taken from the floating bridge of heaven on which the Japanese mythical god and goddess stood while creating the islands of Japan. The bridge is really a long, narrow, tree-covered (8,000 pine trees) sand spit, approximately 2.2 miles (about 3.5 kilometres) in length.


Motoise Konojinja Shrine

Next, re-board your coach for the drive to the Motoise Konojinja Shrine. This old shrine has a legendary connection with the famous Ise Shine in Mie Pref. It is said that the goddess of agriculture, Toyouke-Ōmikami, who once resided in this area, was called to Ise Shrine by the sun goddess, Amaterasu-Ōmikami, and has since been enshrined at the Ise Shrine.


Kasamatsu Park

Leaving the Motoise Konojinja Shrine, re-board your coach and head to Kasamatsu Park for a panoramic cable car-ride. Along the way, take in a splendid panoramic view of Amanohashidate. Many people like to look at the scene upside-down from between their legs, since it is supposed to make Amanohashidate look as if it were suspended in mid-air. Leaving the park, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your drive continues on to Hinode Port.


Hinode Port, Ine Bay Cruise, Ine Town and Funaya Visit

Upon arrival at Hinode Port, take a short, scenic cruise along Ine Bay. In the town of Ine, there are unique buildings called Funaya. For centuries, the funaya have supported a lifestyle centred on the fishing and farming industries. The first floor of Funaya is a combined boat garage and workspace for fishermen, and the second floor is used as a living area. Funaya span along a 3.1-mile (about five-kilometre) stretch of the south-facing Ine Bay; 230 houses are currently in existence. The scenery of these Funaya standing in a row can only be seen in the town of Ine. Following your cruise, re-board your coach and drive to Ine Town for a guided walking tour, and a visit inside the funaya. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximate 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.75 miles (about 1.2 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and 20 steps to access the cable car. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The total driving distance between the pier and sites visited is approximately four hours. Operation of the cable car-ride and Ine Bay cruise are subject to weather conditions. The cruise is not exclusive to Silversea guests. Guests are required to remove their shoes before entering the funaya. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Old Town of Miyama & Kyoto Sights

Experience the history, culture and specialities of Kyoto during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Maizuru and Kyoto Port

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive towards the Kyoto Port. Located in Maizuru, the Kyoto Port is home to Amanohashidate, one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan, and other natural and historical landmarks. This port is considered the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Your first stop is at the Old Town of Miyama.


Old Town of Miyama

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Old Town of Miyama, a remote, rural area nestled in the mountains approximately 18.6 miles (about 30 kilometres) north of central Kyoto. The area is famous for its traditional, thatched roof (kayabuki) farmhouses, of which over 200 can be seen dotting the countryside. Unlike those found in many other historic towns and districts around the country, the majority of Miyama's old houses survive as residential dwellings where people still live and work. This, in turn, lends a very nostalgic atmosphere to the area, and gives visitors a chance to experience the traditional, authentic feel of rural Japan. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant.


Fushimi Inari Shrine

After lunch, re-board your coach and head for a visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. This shrine is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at approximately 764 feet (about 233 meters) and belongs to the shrine grounds.


Nishiki Market

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the Nishiki Market, a narrow, five-block-long shopping street lined with more than 100 shops and restaurants. Known as 'Kyoto's Kitchen', this lively retail food market specializes in fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 60-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.36 miles (about 2.2 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 200 steps at the Fushimi Inari Shrine. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Popular Japanese Cooking Experience & Golden Pavilion

Experience Kyoto in a unique new way during a full-day, sightseeing excursion to this historic city via bullet train.


Kyoto, Japanese Cooking Class & lunch

Depart the pier for the approximate 2 hours drive to the Cooking Studio in Kyoto where your cooking class and lunch will take place. Experience to cook Japanese most popular meal with Seasme Salada, Teriyaki Chicken and Sushi roll also known as maki. Rolling sushi is a kind of like riding a bike: once you learn the sushi roll recipe you will never forget it. Enjoy your home made Japanese lunch before proceeding to the Golden Pavillon.


Golden Pavilion

The Golden Pavilion, or 'Kinkaku-ji Temple' was built as a villa during the Muromachi Period in 1397, and later converted into a temple. The temple burned down in 1950 and was rebuilt in 1955. It is three stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. Note the mirror reflection on the still pond.

Following your visit, commence the approx. 2 hours drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 550 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 100 steps at the visited venues. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Guests are required to remove their shoes before entering the venue; it is recommended to wear socks. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Maizuru at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 5 days prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Please note that private services in this part of the world are at a high premium and we thank you for your understanding. Guides may be heavily accented. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Maizuru at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 5 days prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Please note that private services in this part of the world are at a high premium and we thank you for your understanding. Guides may be heavily accented. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Maizuru at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 5 days prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Please note that private services in this part of the world are at a high premium and we thank you for your understanding. Guides may be heavily accented. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Maizuru at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 5 days prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Please note that private services in this part of the world are at a high premium and we thank you for your understanding. Guides may be heavily accented. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Temples and Local Fish Market of Obama

Discover two of the most revered temples in Kyoto and stop by Wakasa's Fisherman's Wharf during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.

Maizuru, Kyoto Port and Myotsuji Temple

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive towards the Kyoto Port. Located in Maizuru, the Kyoto Port is home to Amanohashidate, one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan, and other natural and historical landmarks. This port is considered the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Your first stop is at the ancient Myotsuji Temple, situated upstream along Matsunaga River. The temple is thought to have been built in 806 by Sakanoue-no-Tamuramaro, the legendary 'Seii -Tai- Shogun'. Long ago, the temple was prosperous enough to have 25 priests' lodges. Both the Main Hall and Three-Storey Pagoda are designated as National Treasures.


Jinguji Temple

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Jinguji Temple, famous for Wakasa's Water-Sending Ceremony held every year on March 2. Water in the upper-stream of the Onyu River, which flows south of the temple, is said to pass underground to Nara to become the scented water of the Wakasa Well at the Todaiji Temple's Nigatsudo Hall. Following your guided tour, re-board your coach and head to the Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf.


Wakasa Fisherman's Wharf

Wakasa Fisherman Wharf, facing Obama Bay, is a facility that includes a restaurant and souvenir store. At the souvenir store on the first floor, you can purchase locally-made products that include salted, dried food, sake, snacks, handicrafts, and more. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.56 miles (0.9 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, ten steps at the Jinguji Temples and 130 steps at the Myotsuji Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests are required to remove their shoes before entering the temples. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary.

Textile Experience and Amanohashidate

Explore the legacy, traditions and textile industry of Kyoto during this memorable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Maizuru, Kyoto Port and Amanohashidate

Depart the pier for the approximately one-hour drive towards the Kyoto Port. Located in Maizuru, the Kyoto Port is home to Amanohashidate, one of the three most famous natural sights in Japan, and other natural and historical landmarks. This port is considered the northern gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Your first stop is at Amanohashidate. The name 'Amanohashidate', or 'Bridge of Heaven', was taken from the floating bridge of heaven on which the Japanese mythical god and goddess stood while creating the islands of Japan. The bridge is really a long, narrow, tree-covered (8,000 pine trees) sand spit, approximately 2.2 miles (about 3.5 kilometres) in length.


Motoise Konojinja Shrine

Next, embark a boat for a short cruise to the Motoise Konojinja Shrine. This old shrine has a legendary connection with the famous Ise Shine in Mie Pref. It is said that the goddess of agriculture, Toyouke-Ōmikami, who once resided in this area, was called to Ise Shrine by the sun goddess, Amaterasu-Ōmikami, and has since been enshrined at the Ise Shrine.


Kasamatsu Park

Leaving the Motoise Konojinja Shrine, re-board your coach and head to Kasamatsu Park for a panoramic cable car-ride. Along the way, take in a splendid panoramic view of Amanohashidate. Many people like to look at the scene upside-down from between their legs, since it is supposed to make Amanohashidate look as if it were suspended in mid-air. Following your cable car-ride, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant.


Tango Chirimen Textile Experience

After lunch, your final stop is the Tango Chirimen Textile Shop. Chirimen, also known as silk crepe, is a form of textile made of flat-woven silk. While there are various local brands of chirimen across Japan, one that especially stands out is Kyoto's Tango Chirimen. It is not only beautiful, but also has a soft texture that feels sublime on the skin. The strongly twisted yarns also make it very durable, and it can be re-dyed multiple times, allowing it to boast unparalleled quality overall. During your visit, you are invited to make your own chirimen coaster. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 757 yards (692 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and 20 steps to access the cable car. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Operation of the cable car and Amanohashidate cruise are subject to weather conditions. The cruise is not exclusive to Silversea guests. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programas en tierra en MAIZURU

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Kyoto & Nara Exploration

Immerse yourself into Japanese history, architecture and customs in a unique way during this overland journey to legendary Kyoto. This unforgettable city was the center of Japan's cultural and political universe and signs of the spirit and tradition are everywhere. See typical Japanese structures including a spectacular castle built for a Samurai lord, temples and shrines, including three UNESCO World heritage sites. Dinner will be a memorable experience as you enjoy dining with a Geisha performance. Next, enjoy a Wagashi Making Class and continue the day exploring Nara. The city of Nara, second only to Kyoto as the richest collection of traditional sites in Japan, is home to some of the country's best temples and shrines, along with several fine gardens, museums and traditional neighborhoods.



01MIDMZQ-A: Kyoto & Nara

Duration: 2 Days/1 Nights

Departs from: Maizuru

Re-join ship: Maizuru

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for China. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Japanese Yen. Japanese Yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (there is no shopping stop planned during the program).



DAY ONE - Maizuru / Kyoto


Disembark the ship in Maizuru and begin your overland excursion with an approximate 2-hour drive to Kyoto, the spiritual heart of Japan. Kyoto is a sophisticated city on the island of Honshu with thousands of classical Buddhist temples, stunning gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. A visit to Kyoto is the perfect introduction to the diversity and tolerance of various eastern religions like the Shinto, the Buddhism and the Zen philosophy.


Commence your Japanese full immertion experience with the visit of the famous Golden Pavilion. This beautiful temple was built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa as a villa in the Muromachi Period in 1397 and later converted as a temple. It burned down in 1950, but was rebuilt in 1955. It is three-stories high with the second and the third story covered with pure gold foil, totaling 2 tons. The Golden Pavilion, situated in a serene, park-like setting is amongst Kyoto's best known sites. The mirror reflection of the temple on the still pond in the garden presents a marvelous scenario for wonderful pictures.


Then head to Arashiyama Bamboo District, which is one of the city's top attractions, and immerse yourself in the mystical bamboo path at Arashiyama. This is a great change of pace for your day in Kyoto. The Togetsukyo Bridge (lit. "Moon Crossing Bridge") is Arashiyama's most iconic landmark. It was originally built during the Heian Period (794-1185) and most recently reconstructed in the 1930s. The bridge looks particularly attractive in combination with the forested mountainside in the background. Enjoy a little free time to explore this peculiar area before your Japanese style lunch.


After lunch proceed to Nijo Castle. The castle was built in 1611 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Hon-maru (main court) burned down in 1788, and the only original part remaining is the Ni-no-maru (second court). The present Hon-maru was re-built in 1827, and is a copy of the one that originally stood in the grounds of Kyoto Imperial Palace. This UNESCO World heritage castle is also famous for its many cultural treasures from the Momoyama Era (16th century), such as the Karamon (Chinese Gate), Ni-no-maru Garden and pictures on the doors in the building.

Next, enjoy the matcha tea ritual: a unique quiet celebration performed with grace and beauty. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a symbol of peace, harmony and happiness. It's a spiritual experience that demonstrates respect through etiquette and grace, which are integral facets of Japanese culture. The matcha tea powder ceremony also promotes social bonding, and provides an occasion for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves away from the worries of the outside world.

Check in at the hotel and get ready for the last part of your day that is a special dinner with a Geisha Performance. Geisha are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals and other occasions, wearing Kimono since Edo period (1603-1867). They are regarded as "traditional and iconic Japanese women" who have learned graceful behavior, traditional custom and various Japanese arts such as dance and playing musical instruments. Their role is to make guests feel at ease with conversation, using special dialect, drinking games and dance performances. Dinner with them are very limited access even for Japanese people because they have a strong "connection" business custom that the first time customers are not allowed to make a reservation since old days.



DAY TWO - Kyoto / Nara / Maizuru


After breakfast and check out, experience a unique cooking class of Wagashi at Kyoto style house "Kanshundo".

Kyogashi is one of the Wagashi used by the Imperial court, nobles, temples and shrines, tea houses, and so on in festivals and ceremonies. Make seasonal real Kyogashi products under the guidance of your Japanese Chef. Enjoy this special class, that is held in a traditional building with wooden beams, and have a taste of your sweet creation with matcha green tea.


Afterwards, proceed for 1-hour drive to reach your lunch venue. Then head to Nara. Nara Park is one of the must-see areas in Nara City. The vast area covers 660 hectares and is renowned for its free-roaming deer and world famous temples. Feeding the deers is an attraction in itself. Kasuga Taisha Shrine originally constructed in 768 A.D. by the Fujiwaras, a prominent feudal family, the shrine has been rebuilt over 50 times in accordance with Shinto custom to purify the site. More than 2,000 stone lanterns line the pathways, and are lit only three times a year on special festival days. Upon arrival, pass through the torii gate to experience the unique architectural style of the shrine, including the shape of the roof and the brilliant vermilion and green halls.

To end your magnificent exploration of Japan, visit the Todai-ji Temple. The temple is famous for its great image of Buddha, a symbol of Nara, and the temple building itself is the largest existing wooden structure in the world. The present temple building was reconstructed in the mid-Edo Period (1603-1867). It measures 187 feet (57 metres) wide, 164 feet (50 metres) deep and 157 feet (48 metres) in height.

Afterwards relax and enjoy the approx. 2.5 hour scenic journey back to Maizuru and your ship.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires moderate to extensive walking (often on gravel pathways) plus climbing steps during site visits. The tour therefore is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests utilising a wheelchair. We recommend wearing layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Trip essentials should fit into a carry-on bag that can be accommodated. Remember to bring your camera and some Japanese Yen for any local purchases. Shoes need to be removed at the entrance to Nijo Castle. The tour sequence may vary and traffic patterns may affect tour timings.


Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at Daiwa Royal Hotel - Kyoto

· One breakfast, Two Japanese-Style lunch, one traditional set menu Japanese dinner with Geisha performance (two drinks, choice of soft drinks, beer or wine with lunch and dinner)

· One Wagashi Making class

One Tea Cerimony

· All sightseeing, internal visits and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

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