Kobe to Manila
Historic limestone churches, majestic ancient gates, sandy island beaches, dense wildlife reserves—this 13-day trip
has it all. Departing from the culturally diverse (and culinary rich) Kobe, the cruise will make its way to a series of destinations in Japan
. In Okayama, you’ll visit Korakuen Garden and the Ohara Museum, showcasing notable works by Western artists from Matisse to Pollock, while in Takamatsu, you’ll stroll through the cherry, pine, and bamboo trees of the Ritsurin Garden, before trying your hand at making Udon noodles. After a stop on the tiny island of Miyajima to see the Floating Torii Gate, you’ll continue to Hiroshima for a tour of the Peace Memorial Park. Visits to ancient castles, lush botanical gardens, UNESCO World Heritage natural sites, historic memorials, and cultural spots (like a kimono-making village) will fill the days in Moji, Kunamoto, Yakushima, Amami, and Okinawa. Once in the Philippines
, you’ll be spotting dolphins, sailing on outrigger boats, and savoring fresh seafood in tropical destinations like Vigan and the Hundred Islands.