Why Cruise Japan?

Book your next vacation on the first premium cruise line dedicated to the magical region of Japan. Join fellow passengers for special onboard programs and shore excursions that showcase Japan’s colorful culture, cuisine, art and history, fully immersing you in the spirit of this amazing island nation.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Princess Cruises

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Ancient Kyoto, Okinawa's Shurijo Castle and the majestic Shirakami Mountains from Aomori – all UNESCO sites – stand among the greatest bucket list attractions on earth, and you can experience these and many other World Heritage jewels on our Japan cruises.

Japan Onboard Experience

Onboard Experience

Princess brings the culture and flavors of Japan right on board. You’ll have the opportunity to sample traditional Japanese breakfast, sushi and authentic sake. There’s also Rakugo comedy shows, Japanese music and cultural ceremonies, as well as our signature Princess offerings.

Hirosaki Castle – Princess Cruises

History & Culture

Marvel at Aomori's 17th century Hirosaki Castle, visit Sakaiminato's ancient Izumo Grand Shrine, stroll Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, the premier example of Muromachi Era (1337-1573) design, and watch centuries of tradition unfold at the Hakata Dontaku Festival Parade.

Japan Attractions – Beppu – Princess Cruises

Natural Wonders

Enjoy the serenity and rituals of Japanese “onsen” hot springs in Kagoshima or Beppu, explore Jigokumeguri, the geothermal wonder known as the “Eight Hells of Beppu,” and feel the spray of Toyama's Shomyo Falls, the tallest waterfall in Japan.

Japan Shore Excursions – Princess Cruises

Shore Excursions

From Maizuru, visit Kyoto's Zen rock garden and Golden Temple. Climb to the top of Cape Kamui Lighthouse for dramatic views of the Hokkaido coast in Otaru. Castles and temples, gardens and museums – and there is at least one tour offered led by English-speaking guides in each fascinating port! And on itineraries with More Ashore Late Night calls, we stay until at least 9 p.m. in port so you can also experience some of the fabulous nightlife.

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