Kobe to Otaru
1 Jun - 14 Jun
13 Nights
16 Ports
Silversea Expeditions

Kobe to Otaru

1 June - 14 June 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

16 Ports

1 June

Setting sail from Kobe

Small in size and cosmopolitan in its outlook, Kobe is a thoroughly pleasant city with a long and distinguished history as one of Japan's main trading ports. Kobe's past as a commercial hub is reflected in its architecture, with a number of unusually European-looking houses, as well as a charming, if slightly touristy, Chinatown. Kobe is overlooked by Mount Rokko, and you can take a cable car to the top for marvellous views. The city is also an important centre for sake production, so it's a great place to sample Japan's most famous tipple.

Our tip

Kobe’s nearby Rokko mountains mean it is easy to get up high for great views, with lots of cable cars and ropeways to choose from.

2 June

Japan: Okayama

3 June

Japan: Takamatsu

4 June

Japan: Miyajima

4 June

Japan: Hiroshima

5-6 June

Japan: Moji (Kitakyushu)

South Korea: Masan

7 June

South Korea: Pohang

8 June

Japan: Sakaiminato

9 June

Japan: Maizuru

10 June

Japan: Kanazawa

11 June

Japan: Sado Island

12 June

Japan: Noshiro, Aomori

13 June

Japan: Hakodate

14 June

Arriving in Otaru

The charming port town of Otaru, on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, is a common start and end point for cruises visiting both Japan and the Russian Far East. The town has a notable history, playing an important role in the herring trade during the 19th century, and this is reflected in the stone warehouses alongside the picturesque canal. It's only a small place, so if you run out of things to do then the city of Sapporo is just a half-hour train ride away, or you can explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of rural Hokkaido.

Don't miss

Here’s a weird thing – there is a thriving Venetian glass industry here, dating back to the need for glass fishing floats.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Explorer in Antarctica
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Hot Rocks restaurant

Thrilling, awe-inspiring and unforgettable – Silver Explorer takes just 144 privileged travellers on genuine adventures to some of the most remote regions of the planet.

What we love

The intimate Silver Explorer gives you a magical home from home as you visit places with no tourism infrastructure whatsoever. Without the ship, you simply wouldn't be able to get there. But as it is, you can travel like an intrepid Explorer, without any compromise on style or comfort.

Capacity 144 Guests
Crew 117 International Staff
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals including room service and hot rocks on deck in the evening
  • All drinks including wines and spirits
  • Stimulating lecture programme with expert naturalists and guides
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Snorkel equipment on warm water cruises
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD
  • Gratuities
More about Silver Explorer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel La Suite, Kobe

Where to stay in Kobe

We like Hotel La Suite right on the waterfront.

Japanese sake

Around Kobe

Go to the Sake breweries in the Nada district – much of the best sake comes from this region.

Ryokan Ginrinso

Where to stay in Otaru

If you’ve always wanted to stay at a ryokan, Ginrinso could be a great choice – expensive, but pretty special.

Japanese rickshaw

Take a tour of Otaru

A local tour by ebisuya (rickshaw) is easy paced with a great guide thrown in.

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Kobe to Otaru

1 June - 14 June 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

16 Ports

Ship

Silver Explorer of Silversea Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London