With its neon-lit skyscrapers and historic temples, Japan is an intriguing mix of the modern and the ancient. Take a Japan cruise in 2021 and discover more ways to immerse yourself in the culture.


Discover our Japan ports of call.

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    Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu. The triangular Aspam Tourism Centre has an observation deck that offers spectacular views of the harbour and city.

  • Ishigaki

    Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, part of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyoites come to escape the big city. They seek the warm weather, great food, and friendly people.

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    Hakodate occupies a long strip of land, providing a southern route to Hokkaido. One of the first port cities to accept international trade, Hakodate has a rich history.

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    Hiroshima dates back to 1589. The Peace Memorial Park serves to commemorate its tragic past, but Hiroshima has once more become a lively, bustling and promising place.

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    The city of Kagoshima is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius.

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    At 354ft, Kobe Port Tower is an iconic landmark offering heart-stopping views from its upper deck. If heights are not your thing, sample the local speciality – teppanyaki-grilled kobe beef.

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    The meeting point between India and China, Kochi has been an intriguing and fascinating mix of cultures for over 600 years, drawing the most intrepid travellers to its shores.

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    Mt Fuji (Shimizu)

    On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When capped with snow, it’s a picture-perfect volcanic cone.

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    Revisit WW2 at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum or take a boat trip to Hashima Island, inspiration for the ghost island in the Skyfall Bond movie.

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    Okinawans have grown accustomed to sharing their distinctive customs with visitors from all over the world. Shuri Castle should be at the top of your list of places to go.

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    Otaru is nicknamed 'the town of hills', and it’s true to its name. The observation point on Mt. Tenguyama offers unforgettable, panoramic views of Otaru and its port area.

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    Sapporo (Muroran)

    Located in western Hokkaido, Sapporo is the largest city on the island. Odori Avenue Park is a stunning space filled with beautiful sculptures, fountains and 92 species of trees.



Always wanted to see the futuristic architecture of Tokyo? Climb the picturesque Mount Fuji? Or relax on the beaches of Japan’s sunshine coast? A Japanese cruise lets you do it all in just one luxuriously calm trip - without any fiddly travel arrangements to stop you feeling zen.

Of course, you’ll wake up to exotic landscapes filled with heritage and culture whenever you plan to visit. But our 2021 Japan cruises offer even more ways to explore this intriguing part of the world.

Featuring even longer stays, our 2021 Japan cruises have more port visits that exceed ten hours than ever before. We’ll also be calling at some exciting new places. New ports of call for our 2021 Japan cruises include Ishigaki Island and Miyazaki. Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyo residents come to escape the big city, while Miyazaki is Japan’s sunshine coast and has miles of sandy beaches to explore.

Joining Celebrity Eclipse® on our Japanese 2021 cruises will be the newly revolutionised Celebrity Millennium®. Thanks to its Edge® Class makeover, Celebrity Millennium® features innovative accommodation and stunning features. 

With our in-depth 14-night sailings on Celebrity Millennium®, you’ll also get the chance to have an overnight stay in one of the most exciting cities in the region, Kyoto (Osaka). The second largest city in Japan, Kyoto is a bustling mix of contemporary and traditional and has a nightlife that’s worth staying out for.

So come and join us on a in 2021, because there really is no better time to explore this beautiful country with Celebrity Cruises®.


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* From price is the lowest available fare, based on 2 people sharing.