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Embark on a journey filled with beauty, history and spirituality on this intimate excursion reserved for no more than 25 guests. The day’s first stop is spectacular Ritsurin Garden. Created during Japan’s early Edo Period, this landscape garden features more than 160 types of flowers and trees, tranquil carp ponds, rolling hills, and serene pavilions, all watched over by towering Mt. Shiun in the background. Enjoy a guided tour and quickly come to understand why Ritsurin Garden is heralded as one of the most beautiful in all of Japan. From here, journey to the Yashima Plateau, where you’ll find jaw-dropping panoramas overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and an ancient temple just waiting to be explored. Learn about the famous 12th-century battle that took place here and visit the ancient Yashimaji Temple for a close look at its elaborate carvings, ancient artifacts, and extraordinary Buddhist imagery.
Enjoy a guided walk through Ritsurin Garden, honored with three stars in the Michelin Green Guide of Japan.
Explore the Yashimaji Temple and learn about its unique place in Japanese history.
Look out from the Yashima Viewpoint for spectacular panoramas of Takamatsu and the Seto Inland Sea.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guest must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over flat, gravel and cobblestone surfaces, including negotiating approximately 80 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Tour sequence may vary.
Location Takamatsu, Japan
Tour Code F608
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.
Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.
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