Embark on a journey to epic lands where ancient traditions and modern vibes blend seamlessly. Get ready to be captivated by Japan's timeless culture, rich history, mouthwatering cuisine, and breathtaking natural wonders on a cruise with Princess, the top-rated North American Cruise Line in Japan.
Immerse yourself in stunning temples and shrines that will leave you in awe, like the iconic Osaka Castle or the awe-inspiring Seiryu-ji Temple housing Japan's largest bronze Buddha. Take leisurely walks through serene gardens and indulge in the therapeutic bliss of geothermal "onsen" hot springs. Prepare to be amazed by the panoramic views of Mount Fuji, the country's ultimate must-see sight. Don't miss the chance to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as ancient Kyoto, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and many more.
Fall head over heels for Japan's seasonal traditions. Choose from five fantastic opportunities in 2024 to witness world-famous festivals that will leave you speechless. Set sail in spring when the country is adorned with its famed cherry blossoms. Witness the mesmerizing sight of Sakura surrounding Kochi Castle or enjoy a delightful picnic amidst hundreds of cherry blossoms in Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen Park while savoring sakura-flavored treats across the city.
If you're up for summer adventures, experience the "Hanabi" or fire flower season, featuring a plethora of festivals including the renowned Aomori Nebuta Festival with its vibrant parade of floats, traditional music, and dancers. Marvel at performers skillfully balancing dozens of paper lanterns during the Akita Kanto Festival. For an unforgettable spectacle, witness 10,000 fireworks lighting up the sky during the Kumano Grand Fireworks Festival right from the deck of your ship.
Dive deep into this extraordinary destination with thoughtfully crafted itineraries in collaboration with area tourism boards. Extend your exploration with More Ashore late-night calls in Aomori, Kochi, Tokushima, and other incredible places, giving you a chance to soak up the festivals or experience the vibrant nightlife.
From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard a Princess ship, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries. Today, Princess Cruise Line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options and an environment of exceptional customer service. Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing you to see the world and connect to what matters most.
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