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Japan Cruises

Japan Cruises

Set sail to the Land of the Rising Sun. On Japan Cruises, immerse yourself in a mesmerising blend of ancient traditions and futuristic wonders.

Glide past scenic coastlines dotted with historic temples, vibrant cities, and serene landscapes. From the iconic cherry blossoms of Kyoto to the bustling streets of Tokyo, a cruise to Japan promises a journey of discovery, elegance, and unparalleled beauty. Dive deep into the heart of Nippon and experience its timeless allure from the unique vantage of the sea.

Wander through serene Zen gardens, indulge in exquisite sushi straight from the Tsukiji market, or marvel at the majesty of Mount Fuji as it looms in the distance. Each port of call offers a new dimension of the Japanese experience, making Japan cruises an immersive adventure of aesthetic wonder, rich traditions, and contemporary marvels.

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Some of the most popular highlights in Japan are:

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms, known as “sakura” in Japan, are a symbol of beauty and renewal, captivating locals and tourists alike during the spring season. The ephemeral bloom of these delicate pink and white flowers transforms parks, gardens, and streets into breathtaking displays of nature’s splendour.


Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, is a modern metropolis, filled with culture & cutting-edge technology. From the vibrant neighbourhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku to serene shrines and gardens, Tokyo offers a captivating mix of experiences for visitors to explore. 

Fab For Foodies

From sushi and sake to Wagyu cattle and Yakitori, Japanese cuisine delights with diverse flavours. Experience the tantalising tastes of wasabi, Yuzu, shiitake mushroom, and ginger.

When is the best time to visit Japan?

The best time to take a cruise holiday to Japan depends on the region you want to explore and the specific experiences you’re seeking.

Spring, from late March to early May, is one of the most popular times to visit Japan due to the enchanting cherry blossom season. During this time, the entire country is adorned with delicate pink and white blooms, creating a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities and cultural festivals.

If you prefer milder weather and fewer crowds, the autumn months of September to November are an excellent choice. This is when the vibrant fall foliage paints the landscapes in shades of red and gold, creating a picturesque setting for hiking and sightseeing. Winter, from December to February, offers a unique experience with snowy landscapes in northern regions like Hokkaido and excellent skiing opportunities in places like Nagano. In contrast, southern areas like Kyoto and Tokyo enjoy crisp and clear winter weather, making it a pleasant time for city exploration.

It’s also essential to consider factors like local holidays, festivals and peak tourist seasons. It’s always a good idea to consult with one of our cruise agents who will give you the best advice!

Which cruise lines sail to Japan

Azamara, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Scenic Ocean Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises & Windstar Cruises.

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Our cruise specialists at Southampton Cruise Centre are here to help! Call us from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week on 02380 658 386. Or search our collection of Cruises to Japan below and send us an enquiry online! 

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