Behind the Japanese ports on the Sea of Japan coast lie a wide variety of sightseeing spots and tourist attractions, making these ports a fantastic place to start your sightseeing cruise.

The Port of Otaru acts as the ocean gateway into Hokkaido, with its picturesque scenery and environment so typical of northern regions, as well as its variety of popular foods and cuisine. The ports of Akita, Funagawa, and Noshiro welcome people with beautiful local landscapes, allowing visitors to appreciate and fully immerse themselves in the array of colours found in each of Japan's distinct four seasons. The Port of Fushiki-Toyama offers access to the tourist and sightseeing hub of the Hokuriku and Chubu regions of Japan, where visitors can take in the unique regional history and culture, with places such as the world famous Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, and the historic houses of the World Heritage Site villages of Gokayama. Amanohashidate, one of the Three Scenic Views of Japan, is but one of the many beautiful natural wonders that can be found near the Port of Kyoto, the front door from the Sea of Japan to Japan's capital of culture, Kyoto, and its centuries of history. Finally, visitors to the Port of Sakai can enjoy delicious local food and produce, as well as Japan's manga and anime culture in the San-in region, often referred to as the “home of the gods”.

Journey to all five of these ports on a Northwest Pacific Region Cruise, and fully experience unique Japan's food, culture, and nature in all its seasonal beauty.

We look forward to welcoming you on board a Northwest Pacific Region Cruise in the near future.

Geographical Features and Distance between Ports