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Japan Cruises

Seabourn cruises the islands of Japan during the breathtaking cherry blossom season. The country offers a dazzling array of attractions, from the warm seas, coral reefs and sandy beaches of its subtropical southern archipelagos to Tokyo’s glittering neon wonderland; the tranquil Buddhist and Shinto temples and gardens of Kyoto; and the picturesque forested mountains of Hokkaido island.

Featured Experiences

Japan: Island Life

In 2023 over 7,000 additional islands in Japan were discovered, bringing the nation's island count to over 14,000. Your Japan sailing offers access to four of the most iconic: Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, and Hokkaido.




Featured Passages

Japan's Crafts & Cherry Blossoms

Explore historic cities, cruise the famous Seto Inland Sea, make a stop in South Korea, and explore some of Japan's most iconic destinations along the way.
Kobe, Japan

Kobe, Japan

Kobe's modern Harborland, crowned by the  Port Tower, offers a warm welcome. It is your gateway to Kyoto, and one of the first cities in Japan opened to trade. Explore the venerable Chinatown, or the 19th-century Western-style building in Kitano.
Scenic Cruising Kanmon Straits

Scenic Cruising Kanmon Strait

Kanmon Straits is a narrow channel of water that separates Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan's main islands. It connects the Sea of Japan with the Seto Inland Sea; only smaller ships such as the Seabourn Quest can navigate through these narrow waters.

Golden Week to Glacier Bay

The best of both worlds, from Japan to Alaska. Experience traveling during the height of Japan's famous and festive Golden Week. Continue on to the breathtaking wilderness of Alaska, enjoying fewer crowds during the early season.

Sun & Sand in the South

Lounge like a local on the white sand beaches of Ishigaki, Miyakojima and Okinawa. Visit Taiwan's oldest temple at the exclusive island of Penghu, embark on a search for Ishigaki's rare blue coral, and top it off with a stroll through Kobe just as the spring flowers come to full bloom.