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OSAKA

From Minami's neon-lighted Dotombori and historic Tenno-ji to the high-rise class and underground shopping labyrinths of Kita, Osaka is a city that pulses with its own unique rhythm. Though Osaka has no shortage of tourist sites, it is the city itself that is the greatest attraction. Home to some of Japan's best food, most unique fashions, and warmest locals, Osaka does not beg to be explored—it demands it. View more

More than anywhere else in Japan, it rewards the impulsive turn down an interesting side street or the chat with a random stranger. People do not come here to see the city, they come to experience it. Excluded from the formal circles of power and aristocratic culture in 16th-century Edo (Tokyo), Osaka took advantage of its position as Japan's trading center, developing its own art forms such as Bunraku puppet theater and Rakugo comic storytelling. It was in Osaka that feudal Japan's famed Floating World—the dining, theater, and pleasure district—was at its strongest and most inventive. Wealthy merchants and common laborers alike squandered fortunes on culinary delights, turning Osaka into "Japan's Kitchen," a moniker the city still has today. Though the city suffered a blow when the Meiji government canceled all of the samurai class's outstanding debts to the merchants, it was quick to recover. At the turn of the 20th century, it had become Japan's largest and most prosperous city, a center of commerce and manufacturing. Today Osaka remains Japan's iconoclastic metropolis, refusing to fit Tokyo's norms and expectations. Unlike the hordes of Tokyo, Osakans are fiercely independent. As a contrast to the neon and concrete surroundings, the people of Osaka are known as Japan's friendliest and most outgoing. Ask someone on the street for directions in Tokyo and you are lucky to get so much as a glance. Ask someone in Osaka and you get a conversation. Most of Osaka's museums are closed Monday. One exception is Senri Expo Park, which closes (along with its museums) Wednesday. Museums stay open on Monday national holidays, closing the following day instead. Likewise, Senri Expo Park stays open on Wednesday holidays, closing Thursday instead.

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Excursões em OSAKA

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

Explore Osaka 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. Guide is English-speaking. 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 program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Due to the limited availability of qualified English-speaking guides in this region, this service is in very limited supply and at a premium. 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 Osaka 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. Guide is English-speaking. 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 program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Due to the limited availability of qualified English-speaking guides in this region, this service is in very limited supply and at a premium. 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 Osaka 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. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 3-6 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 program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Due to the limited availability of qualified English-speaking guides in this region, this service is in very limited supply and at a premium. 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 Osaka 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. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 3-6 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 program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. Due to the limited availability of qualified English-speaking guides in this region, this service is in very limited supply and at a premium. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Introduction to Osaka

Explore Osaka's feudal and religious past during this memorable sightseeing excursion to the Osaka Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.


Osaka Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 50-minute drive to the Osaka Castle. Built in the late-16th century, the castle was burned down in a series of 17th-century battles. It was later reconstructed, but its donjon was destroyed by fire once again. The castle's final reconstruction took place in the early-20th century. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour. The first-seven floors of the castle display various weapons, armour and artefacts of a bygone era. The eighth floor features a splendid viewpoint.


Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Next, re-board your coach for the drive to Sumiyoshi-ku, and a visit to the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Built in the 3rd century, the shrine is beloved by the people of Osaka as the guardian deity for sailors and a deity to bring prosperity. It also serves as the headquarters of over 2,000 Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrines throughout Japan. Some three-million people visit this shrine at the beginning of each new year.


The shrine is home to the first-fourth sanctuaries. Each sanctuary is built in the Sumiyoshi-Zukuri style with straight roofs, the oldest shrine architecture style. They are all designated as national treasures. In the precincts surrounded by woods, over 600 stone garden lanterns stand in a row and a red arched bridge spans over the pond.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 miles (about 2.4 kilometers), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 20 steps at the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and 215 steps inside the Osaka Castle; ramps and elevators are available at the castle. Please be advised that Osaka Castle is a very popular visitor destination and crowding and lines should be anticipated. Please expect some waiting time when using the elevator at the castle. The parking area is a 15-minute walk from the Osaka Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. Photography is not permitted inside of the Osaka Castle. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Rickshaw Ride

Spend a day exploring the historic landmarks of Kyoto. Most beautiful famous area Arashiyama and ricksoaw ride at the Bamboo. Some free time for your own experience at the Arashiyama.


Tenryu-ji Temple

Tenryū-ji is the head temple of the Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, located in Arashiyama. The temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339, primarily to venerate Gautama Buddha, and its first chief priest was Musō Soseki. Construction was completed in 1345. As a temple related to both the Ashikaga family and Emperor Go-Daigo, the temple is held in high esteem, and is ranked number one among Kyoto's so-called Five Mountains. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".


Arashiyama and Rickshaw Ride to Bamboo Forest

Despite being one of the city's top attractions, the mystical bamboo path at Arashiyama is a great change of pace for your day in Kyoto. A leisurely approx 30 minutes rickshaw ride at the bamboo forest. Also approx 40 minutes free time at the Arashiyama area on your own. 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. A lot of local vendors are available for your free time.


Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

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 rebuilt in 1955. It is three stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. The mirror reflection on the still-pond in the garden is marvellous.


Afterwards, re-board your car for the approximate 105-minute drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 0.8 miles (about 1.3 kilometres) over flat, uneven, and gravel surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 30 steps at the Golden Pavilion. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must remove their shoes at the inside of Tenryu-ji temple. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. Rickshaw ride, approx 30 minutes, one rickshaw for 2 guests.

Kyoto On Your Own

Experience the splendid beauty and landmarks of bustling Kyoto at your leisure during this full-day, self-guided sightseeing excursion.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Kyoto. From dazzling temples and graceful geishas to colourful shops and exotic delicacies, Japan's seventh-largest city offers something for everyone.


Spectacular, must-see sights to explore during your visit include such UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera and Byodo-in temples, castle, traditional Gion Geisha District, Philosopher's Path, picturesque Arashiyama District, Nijō Castle, and more. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 105-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Kyoto is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Photography and videography is prohibited in some temples. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Explore the religious legacy and landmarks of Nara during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Todai-ji Temple

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 75-minute drive to Nara, and a visit to 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. Leaving the temple, your next stop is the Kasuga Taisha Shrine.


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. Proceed to a local hotel for lunch.


Kinkaku-ji Temple

After lunch, 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 stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. Note the mirror reflection on the still pond.


Ryoanji Temple

Your next stop is Ryoan-ji Temple, famous for the greatest Zen rock garden. Authorities argue over when the garden was created; none disagree on its elegance. The garden is 3600 square feet in area and features 15 rocks set in meticulously raked white gravel. The rocks rise from the gravel like small islamds; they are so arranged that one is always hidden from view. It is said that all 15 are visible to enlightened.


Following your visit, commence the approximate 105-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 2.9 miles (about 4.7 kilometres) over flat and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 30 steps at the Golden Pavilion, 20 steps at the Todai-ji Temple, 52 steps at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and 30 steps at the Ryoanji Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour of the Kasuga Shrine does not include an interior visit to the Treasure Hall. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Kyoto by High-Speed Shinkansen Train

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


Bullet Train to Kyoto and the Golden Pavilion

Your tour begins with a 45-minute drive to the Shin-Osaka Station. Upon arrival, board the high-speed Shinkansen bullet train for the 15-minute ride to Kyoto, then board a coach and drive to the Golden Pavilion, or 'Kinkaku-ji Temple' for an exterior visit. 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 rebuilt in 1955. It is three stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. The mirror reflection on the still-pond in the garden is marvellous.


Nijo Castle and Lunch

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the Nijo 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', and the Ni-no-maru Garden. After a stop for lunch, proceed to the Heian Shrine.


Please note that Kyoto City has put together a 21 year plan to restore all 28 of the historical buildings on the Nijo Castle grounds. This is the biggest repair and restoration project since the castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Some of the buildings may be covered.


Heian Shrine

The shrine, also known as the Shrine of Peace, was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Heian-Kyo capital (Kyoto). It is dedicated to two emperors: Emperor Kammu, the first emperor to rule Kyoto, and Emperor Komei, the last emperor to live out his reign in the city.


Kyoto Handicraft Centre

Your final stop offers a chance to see a glimpse of local flavour and shop at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which caters to foreign tourists. During your visit, some time is made available to browse among the seven stories of traditional crafts, artwork and clothing. Japanese souvenirs, including handcrafted dolls, paper lanterns, kites and Japanese sandals, are also available for sale.


Afterwards, re-board your coach for the approximate 105-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 miles (about 2.4 kilometres) over flat, uneven and gravel surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 30 steps at the Golden Pavilion, ten steps at the Heian Shrine and 20 steps at the Nijo Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Photography is not permitted inside of the Nijo Castle and the Heian Shrine. Guests must remove their shoes at the Nijo Castle. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Mt. Rekko and Sake Brewery

Embrace the scenic splendour and traditions of Osaka and its surrounds during this delightful, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Mt. Rokko

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 50-minute drive to beautiful Mt. Rokko. Located in southern Hyogo on the northern coast of Osaka Bay, the approximately 3,000-foot (about 914-metre) Mt. Rokko is the highest peak in the Rokko mountain range, and equipped with a variety of leisure and sporting activities. Upon arrival, drive to the top of the mountain for a stop at the Mt. Rokko Observatory. Here, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of Kobe's Osaka Bay and, on clear days, the Inland Sea.


Sake Brewery and Museum

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to the Sake Brewery and Museum. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of this large, two-story structure, which is populated by life-size dioramas depicting the various steps involved in sake production. Along the way, learn about the centuries-old history of sake, observe its production process, hear traditional music played through the speakers, view short films and videos, and sample fine quality sake made from the pure water running through the Rokko Mountains. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 528 yards (about 483 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 10 steps at Mt. Rokko and 25 steps at Sake Brewery. Walking in Kyoto is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and sun protection and a light jacket or sweater from the ship. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Kyoto by Car with Driver and Guide

Spend a day exploring the historic landmarks of Kyoto during this picturesque sightseeing excursion with your exclusive guide in your air-conditioned car.


Kyoto and the Golden Pavilion

Depart the pier for the approximate 105-minute drive to Kyoto. Upon arrival, 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 rebuilt in 1955. It is three stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. The mirror reflection on the still-pond in the garden is marvellous.


Please note that Kyoto City has put together a 21 year plan to restore all 28 of the historical buildings on the Nijo Castle grounds. This is the biggest repair and restoration project since the castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Some of the buildings may be covered.


Nijo Castle and Lunch

Next, drive to the Nijo 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'. After a stop for lunch, proceed to the Heian Shrine.


Heian Shrine

The shrine, also known as the 'Shrine of Peace', was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Heian-Kyo capital (Kyoto). It is dedicated to two emperors: Emperor Kammu, the first emperor to rule Kyoto, and Emperor Komei, the last emperor to live out his reign in the city.


Kyoto Handicraft Centre

Your final stop offers a chance to see a glimpse of local flavour and shop at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which caters to foreign tourists. During your visit, time is made available to browse among the seven stories of traditional crafts, artwork and clothing. Japanese souvenirs, including handcrafted dolls, paper lanterns, kites and Japanese sandals, are also available for sale.


Afterwards, re-board your car for the approximate 105-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This programme is sold per car and will accommodate 2 guests. Only one person in your party need request this programme by selecting one ticket, which represents the vehicle and not the number of guests. Pricing includes all entrance fees to sites mentioned above, lunch with two beverages per person. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.9 miles (about three kilometres) over flat, uneven, and gravel surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 30 steps at the Golden Pavilion, ten steps at the Heian Shrine and 20 steps at the Nijo Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Photography is not permitted inside of the Nijo Castle and the Heian Shrine. Guests must remove their shoes at the Nijo Castle. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

Silver Shore Privato: Kyoto by Van with Driver and Guide

Spend a day exploring the historic landmarks of Kyoto during this picturesque sightseeing excursion with your exclusive guide in your air-conditioned van.


Kyoto and the Golden Pavilion

Depart the pier for the approximate 105-minute drive to Kyoto. Upon arrival, 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 rebuilt in 1955. It is three stories in height, and the second and third stories are covered with pure gold foil. The mirror reflection on the still-pond in the garden is marvellous.


Please note that Kyoto City has put together a 21 year plan to restore all 28 of the historical buildings on the Nijo Castle grounds. This is the biggest repair and restoration project since the castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Some of the buildings may be covered.


Nijo Castle and Lunch

Next, drive to the Nijo 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'. After a stop for lunch, proceed to the Heian Shrine.


Heian Shrine

The shrine, also known as the 'Shrine of Peace', was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of the Heian-Kyo capital (Kyoto). It is dedicated to two emperors: Emperor Kammu, the first emperor to rule Kyoto, and Emperor Komei, the last emperor to live out his reign in the city.


Kyoto Handicraft Centre

Your final stop offers a chance to see a glimpse of local flavour and shop at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre, which caters to foreign tourists. During your visit, time is made available to browse among the seven stories of traditional crafts, artwork and clothing. Japanese souvenirs, including handcrafted dolls, paper lanterns, kites and Japanese sandals, are also available for sale.


Afterwards, re-board your van for the approximate 105-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This programme is sold per van and will accommodate up to 6 of your friends and family. Only one person in your party need request this programme by selecting one ticket, which represents the vehicle and not the number of guests. Pricing includes all entrance fees to sites mentioned above, lunch with two beverages per person. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.9 miles (about three kilometres) over flat, uneven, and gravel surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, approximately 30 steps at the Golden Pavilion, ten steps at the Heian Shrine and 20 steps at the Nijo Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Photography is not permitted inside of the Nijo Castle and the Heian Shrine. Guests must remove their shoes at the Nijo Castle. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

The View of Osaka

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Osaka, Japan's second largest city.


Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to the Shitenno-ji Temple. The temple was built in the late 6th-century by a son of the Emperor Yomej


Shitenno-ji Temple

One of Japan's oldest temples, Shittenno-ji was the first to be built by the state and was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. While several of the temple's buildings have burned down several times throughout the centuries, they have always been carefully reconstructed to reflect the original 6th-century design. You guide will escort you around the outer temple grounds. Once inside the temple, see the Gokuraku-jodo Garden, the pebble covered courtyard with a five-storied pagoda, and the Main Hall where Prince Shotoku is enshrined as a statue of Kannon.


Umeda Sky Building

After the temple visit, re-board the coach and drive to the Ukeda area and the Umeda Sky Building, one of the tallest buildings in Osaka and a most recognizable landmark. At 567 feet high (173 metres), the building consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. From the Sky Walk enjoy spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Osaka.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.7 miles (about 1.1 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, gravel surfaces at the Shitenno-ji Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise. The view from the Sky Building is dependent on the weather condition.

Programas em terra em OSAKA

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Kyoto in Depth

Immerse yourself into Japanese history, architecture and customs in a unique way during this scenic and memorable journey to legendary Kyoto. Explore Kyoto's historic treasures during visits to Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple all on the UNESCO list of Cultural Heritage Sites. Enjoy a traditional Geisha dinner and and overnight before you will see the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Conclude your Japanese overland at the pier in Osaka, where the ship awaits your return.


Departure: Day one in Osaka

Duration: 1.5 Days/1 Night

Re-join ship: Day two in Osaka

Reserve by: 90 Days Prior to the start of your Cruise


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, and the program price is subject to change. 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. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.



Enjoy the World's heritage city, Kyoto. From 794AD to 1600AD, this 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 castle built for a Samurai lord, temples and shrine, including three UNESCO World heritage sites. Dinner will be a memorable experience as you enjoy dining with a Geisha performance.


DAY ONE - Osaka / Kyoto

Disembark the ship in Osaka and begin your overland excursion with an approximate 60-minute drive to Kyoto. Once the capital of Japan, it is a sophisticated city on the island of Honshu with thousands of classical Buddhist temples. It has many gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. A visit to Japan is an introduction to the diversity and tolerance of various eastern religions - Shinto, Buddhism, Zen, etc.


Surely one of the more picturesque sites of the region, the Byodo-in Temple is your first stop. The temple is dominated by the Phoenix Hall (Ho-odo) built to house the gilded, seated Amitabha (Amida) Tathagata image of the Buddha. The Phoenix Hall literally represents the mythical Chinese Phoenix (Ho-o) descending to earth, with the central hall the body of the bird, the lateral corridors its wings and the tail represented by the rear corridor. The Byodo-in Temple houses numerous national treasures, including the phoenixes after which the Hall is named, and the sole remaining Buddhist statues from the 11-th century: the 52 Worshipping Bodhisattvas on Clouds.


Continue on for a visit to the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. This shrine was built in 714AD and is the most important of several thousand "Inari Shrines" in Japan dedicated to the Shinto god of rice. It is famous for its numerous vermillion torii gates and dozens of stone foxes, as the fox is considered the messenger of Inari and is traditionally seen to be sacred.


Lunch will be served before proceeding for an exterior visit to the Kinkaku-ji Temple. The temple was built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa as a villa in the Muromachi Period in 1397 and later converted as a temple. The temple 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 attractions. The mirror reflection of the temple on the still pond in the garden presents a marvelous scene.


Your next visit is to the more modest Ginkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Silver Pavilion. Built originally as a retirement residence, the structure was converted into a Zen temple in 1490. Despite its name, the Silver Pavilion was never covered in silver. Instead, some believe that the name arose as a nickname more than a century after the its construction to contrast it with the Golden Pavilion. Alternatively, it is explained that moon light reflecting on the building's dark exterior (which used to be covered in black lacquer) gave it a silvery appearance.


Next, proceed to the Okura Kyoto Hotel (or similar) for check-in. Okura Kyoto Hotel is a luxury 16-story hotel is one of the finest traditional hotels in Kyoto. Take in the lavish décor of the spacious lobby and relax in your beautifully appointed room. Meet your fellow travellers in the lobby before heading out for a Japanese-style set menu dinner. Joining you this evening will be a Maiko or a full-fledged Geisha to introduce you to


Overnight at the Okura Kyoto Hotel (or similar) - Kyoto



DAY TWO - Kyoto / Osaka

After breakfast and check out, continue exploring this timeless city. Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence until 1868. Due to its historic value, Kyoto was spared from bombing raids during World War II, thus its countless temples and other priceless structures have remained relatively intact.


First on the agenda this morning is a visit to Nijo Castle. This 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. PLEASE NOTE: Photography is not permitted in some areas of the Castle.


Enroute back the ship, make a stop at the Nishiki Market. Known as 'Kyoto's Kitchen', you'll find everything from incredible street food to exquisite table ware. Afterwards relax and enjoy the hour scenic journey back to Osaka where you will be welcomed back to the 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 Okura Kyoto Hotel (or similar) - Kyoto

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

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary



Not Included:

Any meals, drinks not specified above, gratuities to the drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and any other personal items.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are 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.

Hotéis em OSAKA

OSAKA GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the fine things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

OSAKA SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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