Japan Cruises

A fusion of old and new awaits as you set sail on a cruise to Japan. Marvel at the medieval castles and ornate shrines as you travel Japan’s scenic coastline punctuated with traditional villages and modern cityscapes. From neon lit skylines to peaceful zen gardens and subtropical islands, there is an abundance of scenery and culture waiting to be discovered on a cruise around Japan.

Popular Japan Cruises

14 Days Tokyo to Osaka
Operated By: APT
16 Days Tokyo to Tokyo
Operated By: Azamara Cruises
11 Days Tokyo to Tokyo
Operated By: Silversea
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Popular experiences and highlights on a cruise around Japan

Marvel at Mt. Fuji
Marvel at Mt. Fuji
Admire the snow covered peak of Mt. Fuji as you travel through varied landscapes en route, then take in spectacular panoramas from its slopes.
Cultural Immersion in Kyoto
Cultural Immersion in Kyoto
Explore the cultural heart of Japan brimming with temples and shrines. From the famed Golden Pavilion to Nijo Castle, there's plenty to discover.
Island Time in Okinawa
Island Time in Okinawa
Switch to island time with a visit to Okinawa. Here you will find subtropical coastlines fringed by coral reefs and dotted with pristine beaches.
Old Meets New in Tokyo
Old Meets New in Tokyo
Explore this cosmopolitan city where tradition meets the cutting edge. Wander through serene Japanese gardens between traditional shrines, all nestled in the shadows of a neon-lit skyline pierced by skyscrapers.
Japan’s Seasonal Colours
Japan’s Seasonal Colours
Whether it is the pink pastels of the cherry blossoms in springtime, or the reddish-orange hue that coats the countryside in autumn, the seasonal shades of Japan’s countryside add colour to an already stunning canvas.

Japan Cruising Brochures

225 Japan cruises sourced from 20 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their cruises around Japan

“Japan, Taipei and Hong Kong”
Gareth - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
The quality of the Viking Orión was stunning. The food was excellent with good variety and choice. The crew were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The shore excursions were generally informative and interesting. Time on the ship went quickly due to the wide choice of entertainment, talks and topical information provided.

“First time visit to Japan's smaller ports and South Korea”
Ian & Jan - QLD, Australia Apr 2018
The holiday was fine but in a few respects, lacked attention to detail. The least satisfactory component was the lack of coordination related to the travel plan and the pre and post activities. APT claimed that they provided detailed options to clients for both but none of this information made its way to us. APT staff said that if clients booked direct they got all details but clients who booked via second parties missed out because agents fail to pass on information. The truth might be different? We ...read more

“Lovely cruise with great highlights”
Pamela & Robert - NSW, Australia Apr 2018
Great holiday but sadly with a few hiccups. Arrived on an early flight into Tokyo booked by APT picked up by rep and taken to our hotel to find that us as well as many others on the tour could not get into our rooms until mid afternoon (after 2pm) which left many weary travellers longing for a shower and rest to hang around the hotel. Similar problem at the end of the tour when a lot of us had been booked on late night flights after disembarking in the early morning but APT did, on realizing ...read more

“A great trip and enjoyed it all”
Margaret - ACT, Australia Apr 2018
I like small ship travelling as you get to interact with all the fellow passengers. I have been to Japan several times and have experienced much of its beauty and culture, but on this trip I did do some things that were new for me. I found this trip was a great mix of things to do with a friend who I was introducing to this part of the world, culture and people. One thing that could be improved would be more tasting of the authentic Japanese food which is just great, healthy and a work of art ...read more