If you are interested in beautiful cherry blossoms, mountaineering, historic sites, and all the seafood you can eat, then you might consider taking a cruise that includes Maizuru. Located in south-central Japan (not too far from Kyoto), Maizuru is an incredible destination filled with parks, historic sites, museums, landmarks, sacred temples, and more. It is easy to think of Maizuru as a smaller version of Kyoto, with a unique flair. Having originally served as a naval base in the early 1900s, Maizuru is also certain to be a popular destination among history buffs.
A great time to visit Maizuru is between April and June, if you’re looking to experience its nicest weather.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Maizuru. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
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These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Maizuru, along with a brief description:
♦ Red Brick Park
One of the most popular, must-see attractions in Maizuru is Red Brick Park. Offering a perfect blend of history and culture, this is where you can go to learn about local history. One of the most unique highlights of Red Brick Park is the World Brick Museum, which features bricks from all over the world, as well as insights into their history and design. The City Commemoration Hall is where you can go to dig deeper into history, and there is also an original studio that hosts creative workshops for local artisans. Occasionally, events are held in one of the buildings on the property (such as bazaars, culinary workshops, etc.). Plus, Red Brick Park has been the filming location of many movies. A must-see when spending time in Maizuru.
♦ Goro Sky Tower
For the most stunning view of Maizuru and the surrounding bay area, head to Goro Sky Tower. The observation tower reaches a height of 988 feet, so you can only imagine what kind of views await your eyes! There is also a small café inside of this tower, where you can grab a coffee and a light snack to enjoy as you witness Maizuru’s scenic beauty. Best of all, the Goro Sky Tower is located within close proximity to other popular attractions, including Maizuru Brick Park, Maizuru Repatriation Museum, and the Kitasuisan Bridge, so you can easily make a day of seeing some of the city’s most famous attractions.
♦ Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum
History enthusiasts will love the Repatriation Memorial Museum in Maizuru. This museum will take you through post-WWII, when Japanese soldier detainees in Siberia were finally able to return to their homeland. This emotional experience will educate you about the war, the war’s end, the deportation and detention experience, and the return. Among some of the exhibits, you can view artifacts such as labor camp clothing, handwritten letters and diaries, and more.
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