Cherry Blossom Cruises in Japan
Cruising to Cherry Blossom Paradise
Japan’s cherry blossom trees are known throughout the world for their beauty and, during the high season from January to May, cherry blossom cruises are extremely popular. With these trees all in bloom in the middle of the high season, it really is a sight unlike any other. The best time to enjoy a cherry blossom cruise is around early April when most trees are in bloom all at once.
The best place to see cherry blossoms is undoubtedly Japan. It is also a wonderful cruise destination even when these trees aren’t in bloom. It boasts modern, urban cities that are perfectly contrasted by traditional farms and fishermen.
Asia is Amazing While in Bloom
If you hope to see the most glorious display of these blossoms, then you have to visit the cruise port in Aomori. Around the Hirosaka Castle there are over 2,500 cherry blossom trees and seeing them all in bloom is simply breathtaking.
Shinjuku Gyoen and Ueno Park are both in Tokyo and they are great spots for spotting cherry blossoms. Other top spots also exist in cities like Hiroshima, Kyoto, Fukushima and more.
Cruise Ships and Lines
There are a number of cruise lines that offer cruises to Japan, including some big names like Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. There are also some smaller luxury lines like Silversea, Seabourne and the Japanese-owned Crystal Cruises that frequent these waters. Princess Cruises is making some waves by intensifying their focus on Japan. Many of their ships can be seen in this region on a regular basis and, for those who specifically wish to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in bloom, the “Golden Week” cruise is ideal.
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