Alaska, Japan, New and Noteworthy

A Journey from Nome to Tokyo: Ring of Fire to Ainu Culture

Follow the “Ring of Fire” from Alaska to Japan

Follow the “Ring of Fire” from Alaska’s volcanic Aleutian Islands to the rugged island of Hokkaido, Japan on a voyage that highlights the wildlife and cultures that inhabit the Pacific’s edges. Discover the wild, seldom visited islands of the Bering Sea, encountering millions of seabirds as well as northern fur seals and bears in the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands. Then view towering volcanic cones in the distance as we make our way to the rugged shores of Hokkaido—home to more than 51 volcanoes. Hike amid the mystical lakes and forests of northern Japan’s national parks, explore historic sites along the coast of Honshu, and cap off your voyage in the thriving metropolis of Tokyo. 

  • Witness a profusion of rare wildlife in Alaska’s Pribilof and Aleutian Islands, from the deck of our ship or aboard a nimble Zodiac: from whiskered auklets and northern fur seals to Steller’s sea eagles and brown bears.

  • Spot the sacred red-crowned crane on a visit to the wetlands of Kushiro in Hokkaido, and learn about the culture of Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu people on visits to a village and a living history museum.

  • Delve into the history of the shoguns and samurai while visiting castle ruins in Sendai, the Tokugawa hub of Mito, and the spectacular Kairakuen gardens.

  • Enjoy a rich program of lectures by an expert team of naturalists, historians, and photographers; and take advantage of the National Geographic Resolution’s many amenities, from wellness programs and spa treatments to gourmet dining options and wine tastings.

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Duration

20 Days

Price

From $28,850 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Aug

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Alaska, Japan, New and Noteworthy

Day By Day

Hike, kayak, and cruise by Zodiac. Get out and explore along your journey, walking forest paths created by wildlife and seeing eagles, bears, whales, sea lions, and more. Make the expedition as active as you choose, and each day join a different naturalist in exploring for more viewpoints and learning.

2024

Embark

Nome, Alaska

Disembark

Tokyo, Japan

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