Silversea Luxury Cruises A Hakodate (Hokkaido)

Gaze down over Hakodate from the heights of its namesake peak - Mount Hakodate - to see the city stretching out spectacularly with back-to-back twin bays splitting the ocean. The port area is a redbrick wash of warehouses turned shopping malls all observed by the onion domes of the city's Russian Orthodox church. Elsewhere the star-shaped Goryokaku fortress glows with natural colours and a beautiful haze of cherry blossom during the season. View more

Goryokaku Tower which rises up beside it offers a sweeping bird's eye view of the green fortress and mountain backdrop. Buses trundle up the 335-metre incline to the top of Mount Hakodate but the best way to reach the views is to jump on the ropeway which swings high above downtown's buildings over a carpet of pine trees. Head up to the mountain's heights as sunset approaches. With darkness sweeping in and the lights flickering to life the panorama is one of Japan's most spectacular. Soak it all in and look out to the horizon dotted with the shimmering lights of ships hauling in harvests of the city's renowned squid. The plankton-rich waters attract a delicious variety of feasting sea life to Hakodate's coast which is then plated up in the city's numerous skilled restaurants. For an eye-opening whirring morning see the freshest produce being doled out at Hakodate Morning Market – amid a cacophony of noise and activity.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.