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Top 6 Things To Do In Japan

Posted June 30th, 2016

Steeped in tradition and ancient religion, yet fused with the modern world of high technology, the culture of Japan will leave you in a state of awe and wonder. Striking Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples abound and the cuisine is delicious, diverse and immaculately presented. To top it all off, Japanese people are welcoming and hospitable. Now is the time to plan your next trip to Japan and cruising is the way to go. To help your plans along, we've put together a list of the top six things to do while you're there.

Delicious Sushi

Eat - Tsukiji Fish Market

Consisting of complementary small dishes, Japanese cuisine is famed for its quality, variety and immaculate presentation. So believe us when we say, no Japanese culinary experience is complete without a visit to the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo!

Traditional Sake bottles

Drink - Sake in Nada

As Japan’s traditional drink and essence of Japanese culture, sampling sake is a must do! The fermented rice and water creates a wine-like beverage that can be enjoyed warm or lightly chilled. The Nada district of Kobe is renowned for producing some the world’s best sake, where breweries open their doors for tastings.

Non-stop souvenir shopping!


With an array of fascinating souvenirs and an abundance of shops and craft centres, shopping in Japan is an experience in its own right. From calligraphy to ceramics, there is something for everyone. Try one of the 5 million vending machines dotted around the country for a different shopping experience.

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Onsen - traditional Japanese hot springs

Experience - Onsen

With volcanoes and geothermal activity abound, hot springs, or Onsen are peppered throughout Japan. Bathing in Onsen brings many health benefits and has been a Japanese custom for centuries. Leave your inhibitions in the change room and come out feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

A Sumo match!

See - Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall

Grasp the opportunity to see Japan’s national sport in action – sumo! Held on a bi-monthly basis, Japan hosts six major sumo tournaments a year, three of which take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo.

Beautiful Mount Fuji

Explore - Mount Fuji

Standing as the highest peak of Japan, Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano come UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt Fuji stands on the border of Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures and popular vantage points include the Fuji Five Lakes, offering a spectacular view of the peak and an array of sports and trekking activities.

With a stunning landscape, enriching cultural experiences and a myriad of activities on offer, Japan offers its visitors endless discovery and inspiration. From snow-capped mountains and volcanoes to coastal plains and urban dwellings, Japan’s terrain is diverse and distinctive. If you're ready to set sail on the perfect Japan holiday, visit our website here or call one of our Cruise Experts on 1300 954 661 today.

Want to learn more about Japan? Click here to visit our friends at JNTO who have a fantastic interactive website on all things Japan.


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