Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2023 Japan cruises and cruisetours season. The programme will feature a multitude of itineraries spanning from the southern tropical islands of Okinawa to the northernmost island of Hokkaido.
Return to Asia, will be the 2,670-guest Diamond Princess, which boasts features such as the tranquil Izumi – the largest Japanese bath of its kind at sea.
The 2023 Japan season will also see Princess Cruises celebrate its 10th anniversary of sailing from Tokyo (Yokohama) and Kobe.
- Calling to 38 destinations in four countries on 43 unique itineraries, Diamond Princess will offer 57 departures, ranging from five- to 19-nights.
Highlights from Princess Cruises’ Japan 2023 programme include:
Temples, Shrines, Castles – Guests can delight in the abundance of stunning temples and shrines, like the magnificent 16th century Osaka Castle or Seiryu-ji Temple, home of Japan’s largest bronze seated Buddha.
- Festivals – Opportunities to experience seven festivals, including Japan’s world-famous Kyoto Gion Festival, featuring massive, hand-crafted ‘Yama’ and ‘Hoko’ floats that are constructed every year without the use of nails, or the Kumano Fireworks Festival with a display of 10,000 fireworks.
- Vibrant Cities & Landscapes – Astounding cities where the 21st century coexists with the spirit of ancient Japan, such as shopping in Tokyo’s Ginza district, trying local delicacies at nearby restaurants or exploring the Imperial Palace plaza. With access to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, guests can marvel at Mt. Fuji, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.
- Spring Flowers, Gardens and Onsens – Travellers can soak in spring flowers all over Japan during spring, whether it’s visiting a classic Japanese garden, seeing hundreds of sakura (cherry blossoms) while picnicking, or soaking in the healing benefits of a geothermal ‘onsen’ natural hot spring bath.
For more information, visit: princess.com/japan.