Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. It is located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo is a huge metropolis spanning the city, mountains to the west and subtropical islands to the south. It is made up of central Tokyo, Old Tokyo, 23 central special wards, 26 more cities, five towns and eight villages.

The metropolis blends high-tech industries, many exciting tourist attractions and cultural heritage sights that have been preserved in a variety of forms including beautiful temples, nature reserves, and parks. On the agenda of most visitors are the temples of Asakusa, the gardens of the Imperial Palace (in Chiyoda) and the Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, in Harajuku).

There are many unique areas to visit such as as dazzling Shinjuku, youthful Shibuya and upmarket Ginza. Akihabara, Tokyo's Electric Town, is now also the unquestioned center of its otaku community, and the stores along Chuo-dori are packed to the rafters with anime (animation) and manga (comics). Another popular district for all things manga/anime is the Nakano ward and its Broadway Shopping arkade.

Things to See & Do

* Temples of Asakusa
* Imperial Palace
* Meiji Shrine
* Akihabara – Electric town
* Shopping in Ginza

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 13,100,000 approx
Land Area – 2,187.08 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81

Port Location – The Harumi terminal is used by cruise liners and is best accessible from Tokyo station Marunouchi South Exit. It has easy access to many of Tokyo’s sightseeing spots.

Travel Links – Tokyo has two large airports: Narita for international flights, and Haneda for (mostly) domestic flights. Narita airport is located 70 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

There is a frequent intercity Shinkansen service to and from Tokyo Station (東京駅 Tōkyō-eki) in Chiyoda, from where you can easily connect pretty much anywhere in the city on the JR Yamanote or Metro Marunouchi lines.

Tokyo also has domestic ferry services to other points in Japan. However, none of the regular international ferries to Japan call at Tokyo. The main long-distance ferry terminal is Ariake Ferry Terminal located on an artificial island adjacent to Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. The nearest station is Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon on the Yurikamome line.

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Cruises from Tokyo, Japan

Cruise Date Duration
Insignia, World Cruise 2022 Sector ex Tokyo to Bangkok 19/03/22 28 nts
Insignia, World Cruise 2022 Sector ex Tokyo to Hong Kong 19/03/22 16 nts
Mariner, Volcanic Sights & Glacial Heights ex Tokyo to San Francisco 15/04/22 20 nts
Silver Muse, Transoceanic ex Tokyo to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) 06/05/22 14 nts
Sylvia Earle, Kamchatka & Chukotka ex Tokyo to Anchorage 06/07/22 16 nts
Sylvia Earle, Kuril Islands ex Tokyo to Sapporo 29/08/22 14 nts
Silver Shadow, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 27/09/22 10 nts
Star Breeze, Koi Koalas & Komodos ex Tokyo to Cairns 02/10/22 39 nts
Star Breeze, Eclectic East Asia ex Tokyo to Benoa 02/10/22 26 nts
Silver Shadow, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 07/10/22 10 nts
Viking Orion, Far Eastern Horizons ex Tokyo to Hong Kong 13/10/22 14 nts
Viking Orion, Southeast Asia Horizons ex Tokyo to Bangkok 13/10/22 28 nts
Silver Shadow, Asia ex Tokyo to Yokohama (Tokyo) 17/10/22 10 nts
Sun, Osaka & Busan ex Tokyo Return 27/10/22 12 nts
Sun, Asia Cruise ex Tokyo Roundtrip 08/11/22 10 nts
Sun, Asia Cruise ex Tokyo Roundtrip 18/11/22 10 nts
Sun, Osaka & Busan ex Tokyo Return 28/11/22 12 nts
Sun, Asia Cruise ex Tokyo to Hong Kong 10/12/22 12 nts
Explorer, Ancient Temples & Sacred Sites ex Tokyo to Yokohama 14/03/23 14 nts
Quest, 15-night Japan Intensive Voyage ex Tokyo return 19/03/23 15 nts
Sun, Japan: Osaka, Busan & Beppu ex Tokyo return 23/03/23 9 nts
Silver Whisper, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 30/03/23 10 nts
Sun, Japan: Osaka & Busan ex Tokyo roundtrip 01/04/23 12 nts
Quest, 15-night Japan Intensive Voyage ex Tokyo return 03/04/23 15 nts
Silver Whisper, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 09/04/23 10 nts
Explorer, Towering Mountains & Nippon Culture ex Tokyo to Yokohama 11/04/23 14 nts
Sun, Japan: Osaka & Busan ex Tokyo roundtrip 13/04/23 12 nts
Azamara Quest, 17 Night Springtime In Asia Voyage ex Tokyo, Japan to Singapore 18/04/23 17 nts
Silver Whisper, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 19/04/23 16 nts
Solstice, Japan & Bering Sea Transpacific ex Tokyo to Vancouver 21/04/23 13 nts
Sun, Transpacific: Alaska, Japan & Russia ex Tokyo to Seattle 25/04/23 16 nts
Viking Orion, North Pacific Passage ex Tokyo to Vancouver 29/04/23 22 nts
Silver Whisper, Transoceanic ex Tokyo to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) 05/05/23 14 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 17 Nights Russian Far East & Japan ex Tokyo, Japan Return 16/09/23 17 nts
Silver Whisper, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 21/09/23 10 nts
Silver Whisper, Asia ex Tokyo to Yokohama (Tokyo) 01/10/23 10 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 17 Nights Japan’s Cultural & Coastal Discovery ex Tokyo, Japan Return 03/10/23 17 nts
Viking Orion, 14 Night Far Eastern Horizons ex Tokyo, Japan to Hong Kong 10/10/23 14 nts
Viking Orion, 28 Night Southeast Asia Horizons ex Tokyo, Japan to Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand 10/10/23 28 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 16 Nights Autumn in Japan: Gardens & Empires ex Tokyo, Japan Return 20/10/23 16 nts
Explorer, 10 Nights Adventure In Asia ex Tokyo to Hong Kong 31/10/23 10 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 16 Nights Island Explorations of Japan ex Tokyo, Japan to Keelung, Taiwan 05/11/23 16 nts
Zuiderdam, 24 Night Grand World Voyage ex Tokyo, Japan to Singapore 28/02/24 24 nts
Zuiderdam, 37 Night Grand World Voyage ex Tokyo, Japan to Dubai, UAE 28/02/24 37 nts
Explorer, Heart Of Japan ex Tokyo return 06/03/24 12 nts
Explorer, 14 Nights Cherry Blossoms, Ancient Traditions ex Tokyo Return 18/03/24 14 nts
Azamara Journey, 15 Night Japan Intensive Voyage ex Tokyo, Japan Return 19/03/24 15 nts
Silver Moon, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 30/03/24 10 nts
Explorer, Heart Of Japan ex Tokyo return 01/04/24 12 nts
Explorer, 30 Nights Magic In The North Pacific ex Tokyo to Vancouver 01/04/24 30 nts
Azamara Journey, 15 Night Japan Intensive Voyage ex Tokyo, Japan Return 03/04/24 15 nts
Silver Moon, Asia ex Tokyo to Tokyo 09/04/24 10 nts
Explorer 18 Nights North Pacific Passage ex Tokyo, Japan to Vancouver, Canada 13/04/24 18 nts
Silver Moon, Asia ex Tokyo to Singapore 19/04/24 16 nts
Silver Shadow, Transoceanic ex Tokyo to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) 21/04/24 20 nts
Viking Orion, North Pacific Passage ex Tokyo to Vancouver 23/04/24 22 nts
Silver Muse, Transoceanic ex Tokyo to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) 01/05/24 16 nts