Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Tokyo


If you are planning a Japan cruise then a ‘must-visit’ on your itinerary has got to be the sparkling metropolis of Tokyo.

As always, Cruise 1st Australia has the cheapest deals on cruises to Japan and Tokyo. Click here to see the latest offers, or read on to find out more about this destination.

Why go on a Tokyo cruise?

The capital city of Japan, Tokyo was originally known as Edo which means “estuary”, and was a small fishing village. In World War II more than half of the city was destroyed and subsequently the city was completely rebuilt and then showcased to the world in the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Today, Japan is a thriving tourist destination, welcoming around 5 million foreign visitors a year. With attractions such as museums, art galleries and shops there is something for everyone here.

Opening in May 2012 and standing at an impressive 634m the Tokyo Sky Tree is the world’s tallest tower and a spectacular way to get a bird’s-eye view of Tokyo. On a clear day visitors will be rewarded with a view of Mt Fuji. As well as viewing platforms the Sky Tree also houses cafes and restaurants, and the surrounding Sky Tree Town offers further dining options as well as shops and an aquarium.

If you only have chance to visit one museum whilst in Tokyo, then you should make it the Tokyo National Museum. The grand building houses the world’s largest collection of Japanese art, within four galleries. As well as paintings, the galleries house ancient pottery, sculpture, arms and armour and calligraphy.

Tokyo is home to the world’s largest seafood market – Tsukiji Fish Market. Early birds can experience the famous tuna auction which starts at 5am. Or if early starts aren’t for you, you can still experience the extraordinary atmosphere of the auction later in the day, and the outer market is just as interesting (as well as a little quieter!).

With numerous sights, sounds and experiences to take in, Tokyo is sure to be the highlight of your Japanese tour.

Cruise lines currently sailing to Japan include Royal Caribbean International, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises.

Book your Tokyo Cruise today

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Singapore to Tokyo – Fly/Stay/Cruise
Sailing on Voyager of the Seas with Royal Caribbean International on 14th April 2015 for 14 nights

You will set sail from Singapore before cruising to Nha Trang, Hong Kong Ocean Terminal, Taipei, and Nagasaki before finishing in Tokyo. This cruise includes a free hotel stay in Tokyo and a free tour to Mount Fuji.

China to Canada – Fly/Stay/Cruise
Cruising on Celebrity Millennium with Celebrity Cruises
25th April 2015 for 20 nights

Sailing from Shanghai you will then cruise to Jeju, Kobe, Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Tokyo (Yokohama) and Petropavlovsk before docking in Vancouver. This cruise includes a hotel stay in Shanghai.

Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Sebastien Batardy 

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