Japan-based Cruise Vacations to Japan & Southeast Asia
Experience the Land of the Rising Sun on a variety of itineraries ranging from 9 to 12 days. Cruise from Tokyo, Kobe and, an industry first, Otaru on the island of Hokkaido. Join fellow passengers, many native to Japan, for special programs showcasing the country’s fascinating culture, cuisine, art and history, fully immersing you in the spirit of this amazing land.
Cruise from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
The mesmerizing metropolis of Tokyo seamlessly blends ancient tradition with technological wonders. This city of startling beauty offers a mix of world-class shopping, entertainment and dining, as well as exquisite museums, serene gardens and historic temples and palaces.
Cruise from Kobe, Japan
Nestled between the sea and the magnificent Rokko mountain range, Kobe is known as one of the most scenic cities in Japan.This prominent port, anchored by the world's longest suspension bridge, shines today with an ideal blend of ancient cultures and modern attractions.
Cruise from Otaru, Japan
Otaru is your gateway to the island of Hokkaido, with treasures such as Hakodate's famous fish markets, historic Sapporo from Muroran, the endangered red-crested crane nature park in Kushiro and the lush landscapes and abundant marine life of the Shiretoko Peninsula .
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.
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.
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.
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!
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