The Cherry Blossom season in Japan is world-famous as a wave of gorgeous colour sweeps the country from south to north, marking the end of winter and the start of spring. Book early on this incredible 13-night stay + luxury cruise holiday and you'll have the very best chance to experience not only this natural phenomenon but the very best of the other many highlights on offer in Japan. You'll start your holiday with a 3-night stay at a hand-picked hotel in Tokyo. There's plenty of time to explore the bright lights, street fairs, temples and more on offer. We've included a day trip to Hakone National Park and Mount Fuji, complete with a bullet train or shinkansen journey back to Tokyo. You'll then join the modestly-sized Nautica for a 10-night cruise. Highlights of the cruise include thought-provoking Hiroshima & Nagasaki, historic Moji and fascinating Osaka or historic Kyoto (from Kobe) where you'll have an overnight stop allowing extra time to explore.