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.

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13 Days Tokyo to Hong Kong

Operator: Oceania Cruises

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29 Days Tokyo to Tokyo

Operator: Holland America

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10 Days Tokyo to Tokyo

Operator: Princess

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12 Days Tokyo to Tokyo

Operator: Regent Seven Seas

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For over 180 years Cunard have set the bar, and then raised it. Cunard's rich history and unrivalled seafaring knowledge means that Cunard has grown into...more a truly iconic brand. A brand that constantly refines the definitive experience of ocean travel. The designs of Cunard's current ships have been inspired by our past but reimagined for our future. Alongside classic, art deco stylings and unrivalled craftsmanship you’ll find splashes of bold colour and contemporary comforts. Feel free to do as much or as little as you like on board, as every venue has been carefully developed to provide plenty of choice. Whether your priority is relaxation, adventure, or indulgence, your Cunard ship will not disappoint.
Japan Cruises29
Known For:Royal Fleet
Fleet Size:3
Regent Seven Seas
The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the Seven Seas. Join...more us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included & unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.
Japan Cruises22
Known For:All-Inclusive Luxury
Fleet Size:6
Celebrity Cruises
Set sail on the vacation of a lifetime aboard one of Celebrity's award-winning cruise ships. The luxurious fleet merges cutting-edge technology with welcoming...more interiors and revolutionary venues. Discover the unrivaled luxury of The Retreat®. Experience visionary spaces, like the Magic Carpet®, that are like nothing you’ve seen before. On Celebrity's cruise ships, you’ll travel the world while enjoying the height of style, comfort, and service throughout your journey.
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Known For:Real Lawn at Sea
Fleet Size:14

Discover 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.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their cruises around Japan

Fantastic experience     , Vic, Australia, Apr 2023
The Viking "Far Eastern Horizons" cruise was fantastic. The shore excursions were led by very experienced Japanese guides. The excursions gave us a snapshot look at some great Japanese cities- Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo etc. and Taipei in Taiwan. The on board lectures given by historians on the history, culture and food of Japan were a wonderful ...read more adjunct for understanding our experience. The accommodation, food and entertainment on the ship were first class. Would thoroughly recommend this Viking experience. Attached a view of Mt. Fuji photographed from the dining room at breakfast!
First time Viking cruise     , VIC, Australia, Apr 2023
Georgie from Global Journey efficiently made the whole booking for such a long trip easy answering all our questions and making late changes stress free.
Viking Orion was a magnificent ship having everything included (except spa) made for a relaxing cruise. Crew were fantastic and food exceptional. Japan was wonderful with plenty of time to take ...read more in the culture and beauty. Scenery and wildlife in Alaska was spectacular although we were disappointed that 3 excursions were cancelled and some ports visits were short. The shuttle buses provided by Viking made it an ease to go downtown and we always got a warm welcome back! Crossing from Japan to Alaska, 7 days at sea was a bit long for us. Extension of Vancouver we would have been better to have done on our own. We made incredible friendships we would definitely cruise with Viking again and book with Georgie at Global Journeys. Big thanks 🌺
Japan, Taipei and Hong Kong     , 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.