Silversea Luxury Cruises A MIYAJIMA ISLAND

MIYAJIMA ISLAND

Itsukushima Island, colloquially known as Miyajima (translation “Shrine Island”) is home of perhaps the most iconic view in all Japan. This is of course the Floating Torii Gate, a red gate built in the Seto Inland Sea which appears to “float” during high tide. Symbolic for a pilgrims passing from one life to another the gate is by far one of the most photographed sites in the country. UNESCO named it a site of Outstanding Universal Value in 2001, while the Japanese Government consider it one of their National Treasures. View more

The island’s attractions are not limited to just the gate however. The shrine, from which the island takes its informal name, consists of various buildings that are too built over the water and are connected by walkways. The present shrine dates from the early 12th century, although the island has been a place of worship since at least 600 AD. The great artistic and technical beauty of the Torii-Gate summarises Miyajima as a whole. The romantic concept of Japanese beauty is everywhere – in the play of contrast and colour against the mountains and the sea, the balance of nature and mankind and the harmony of Kihaku, loosely translated as the energy of the soul. After a visit to the shrine, be sure to enjoy the inviting paths to see the other parts of the island that lead circumnavigate the town and lead up Mount Misen. If you are not feeling too energetic, note that Mount Misen has a cable car leading partly up to the top with nice views and deer roaming the trails.

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.