A ferry ride from Hiroshima, Miyajima Island is well known for its giant vermilion torii gate, ranked as one of Japan's three best views and which at high tide seems to float on the water.
This stunning, luxury ryokan is the oldest on Miyajima. Its beautiful Japanese-style rooms have been delighting guests, including many prominent Japanese figures (even members of the imperial family), throughout its more than 100 years of history. Being set in the Momijidani (maple valley) park, autumn is really the best time to visit, when the foliage in the forest changes from deep green to vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows.
Rooms in the main building are offered as well as private, detached cottages called hanare. A stay in a hanare is a very special experience as you will enjoy the calm and quiet of a beautiful and secluded space. Some of these also have their own private hot spring baths. Whichever type of room you choose, you will enjoy a delicious kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) dinner, served to you in your room in the traditional style.
A traditional Japanese ryokan perched on a hill giving it arguably the best views of any property over Itsukushima shrine and the famous tori gate. Rooms are large traditional tatami mat rooms with en suite bath and toilet. A small TV, safe, and refrigerator are available in the room. Jukeiso has communal male and female Japanese-style baths and also a private bath with fantastic views over the island that can be reserved making it perfect for families or couples. A delicious, elaborate dinner will be served to you in the dining room where you will also take breakfast (which is a choice of Japanese or Western). Free wifi is available in the lobby.
Hotel Miyarikyu is located on lovely Miyajima Island. It features public baths and traditional Japanese-style rooms with soft tatami mat floor and futon bedding. Hotel Miyariku is a 5-minute walk to Itsukushima Shrine and the beautiful vermilion toori.