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The Best Way to Travel to Japan is on a Norwegian Cruise

Exploring Japan has never been easier. With a wide variety of itineraries, our Cruises to Japan give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the Land of the Rising Sun. Our shorter Highlights of Japan itineraries are packed with must-see ports such as Kyoto and Beppu. Looking for a longer adventure? Our Immersive Japan cruises will take you from the snowy peaks of Mt. Fuji to the unbelievable beaches of Ishigaki Island. Experience all of the beauty, history and mystery of East Asia on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise you’ll never forget.

 

Experience Autumn in Japan

Experience Fall in Japan with a Norwegian Cruise

Savvy travellers know to plan their Japan holiday around the autumn time. The changing of the seasons is a sight to behold: imagine walking the traditional Japanese gardens covered in picturesque autumn hues, as comfortable breezes envelop you. Our fall cruises to Japan will give you the best chance to see Momiji-gari, hunting red leaves.

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Travel to Kyoto on a Japan Cruise

More Time to Explore on Your Japan Cruise: Overnight Stays

Our cruises to Japan have been designed to provide you with as much time to explore onshore as possible. With an overnight stay in Kyoto, you will have plenty of time to uncover “Old Japan” – including the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and Nijo Castle. Our longer cruises to Japan also feature additional overnight stays in Tokyo.

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Cruise to China and Japan in one itinerary

Japan and China Cruises - Featured Journeys

Two captivating countries in one magnificent cruise. Set sail aboard Norwegian Spirit for the East Asia holiday of a lifetime, departing from Tokyo and Hong Kong. These itineraries combine port stops in the most popular cities of Japan and China. This means that you can experience a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto one day, and the Great Wall of China a couple of port stops later!

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Remarkable Port CitiesCruises to Japan

Cruises to Tokyo

Cruises to Tokyo

Leisurely admire Tokyo's sacred shrines and Buddhist temples such as the Nezu Jinja Shrine. Built around 1705, it was one of the few structures in Japan to survive World War II. At night, watch the city explode with energy in the Ginza District.
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Cruises to Kyoto

Cruises to Kyoto

Just a short drive away from the bustling city of Kyoto you will find the imperial capital of Japan in all of its splendor. The architecture is right out of a Japanese folktale. Here, you will also find the renowned Sagano Bamboo Forest, one of the most serene spots in all of Japan.
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Cruises to Sapporo

Cruises to Sapporo

One of the country's youngest major cities, Sapporo is dynamic and full of excitement. It is also famed for its miso broth ramen (as opposed to the tonkotsu pork broth version) - which any foodie or ramen enthusiast must try. Later, make sure to check out the Sapporo Beer Museum and take part in a beer tasting.
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Cruises to Mount Fuji

Cruises to Mount Fuji

Our long port stops in Mt. Fuji (Shimizu) afford you more than enough time to explore. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira.
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Delightful Shore ExcursionsCruises to Japan

Delightful Shore Excursions to Japan

Discover More of Japan with a Shore Excursion

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer a variety of pre-planned excursions to choose from to give you the most relaxing but engaging holiday experience possible. Walk through historic Kyoto with an expert guide, or enjoy a scenic drive that will take you to the best spot to admire and photograph Mt. Fuji.

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Uncover Hidden GemsCruises to Japan

The Beaches of Ishigaki

The Beaches of Ishigaki

Discover this remote and picturesque island's lush mountains, dense jungles, stunning beaches, and magnificent coral reef. Enjoy fantastic snorkelling or delve into the rich history of the southernmost city of Japan.

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Beppu's Hot Springs

Beppu's Hot Springs

Beppu is renowned for its invigorating and relaxing hot spring experiences, mud and sand baths. Not to miss: Jigoku meguri (hell circuit) are a group of hot springs, only meant for admiring.

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Fresh food in Niigata

Calling All Foodies: Niigata

Niigata is the top producer of rice in Japan, which brings on an abundance of sake breweries, over 90 in all. And talk about fresh seafood. Culinary aficionados flock here to savour the finest in shrimp, crab, and fish.

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Cherry Blossoms in Naha

Cherry Blossoms in Naha

You will have a unique opportunity to witness Japan's famous cherry blossoms in full bloom in this short itinerary departing from Hong Kong. Okinawa is a spectacle in the Spring that begs to be enjoyed.

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DiscoverFREESTYLE CRUISING

Discover all that Japan has to offer whilst still enjoying the comforts of a Norwegian Cruise ship.

Whilst onboard, take a dip in the Tivoli Pool, soak in one of our four outdoor hot tubs or enjoy our complete Spa & Fitness Centre. With 14 delicious dining options, 12 bars and lounges, the Maharaja's Casino, and more you're ready to have the holiday of a lifetime!
Cruise to Japan Norwegian Spirit

Discover all that East Asia has to offer whilst still enjoying the comforts of a Norwegian Cruise ship.

We'll keep you entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a variety of bars and lounges, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more.

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