Japan invites travelers to discover its cultural treasures, natural beauty and unique cuisine. Cruise to Japan with Holland America Line and experience the intense energy of Tokyo. Enjoy “forest bathing,” enhanced by spectacular views of snow-capped Mt. Fuji. Compare sakes at a Kyoto brewery. Explore World War II history in Hiroshima. And discover traditional crafts at Hirosaki Castle on your Japan cruise.

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Amami (Naze), Amami Oshima, Japan

The Island of Amami Oshima, Japan, is a lush getaway destination. Just south of Naze, kayak through one of Japan’s largest mangrove swamps. Enjoy shima-uta, a traditional Japanese musical form.
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Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

In 1853, American naval officer Matthew Perry demanded Japan open to foreign trade, and Yokohama was changed forever. The city emerged as an international trading center, and while today it is often overshadowed by Tokyo, it continues to be one of Japan’s liveliest, and most cosmopolitan, destinations. With its microbreweries and international restaurants, Yokohama has a decidedly different feel from many other Japanese cities. From Yokohama, it’s a quick trip to peaceful Kamakura, home to a huge bronze Buddha, and to the important Shinto shrine Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. Head to Hakone National Park on a clear day for views of majestic Mt. Fuji. 

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