Onsens and Spa Hotels in Japan
Escape the demands of normal routine, whoosh through the air across the Pacific tended by the highly-trained staff of Japan Air Lines, and enter a world of graciousness, tradition and pampering ceremony which has changed little since the days of the great samurai warriors.
Stay at a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, surrounded by pristine gardens. Remove your shoes at the door and enter a world of peaceful, enduring design: tatami mats on gleaming wood floors, translucent dividing walls and sliding doors, low-slung furniture, carefully arranged flowers, and traditionally-costumed staff whose graciousness and personal attention will soon make you forget any cares which have come with you.
Perhaps the ultimate Japanese serenity is achieved in the traditional Japanese hot-spring bath, or onsen. Dressed in a flowing kimono, you approach the baths, take a quick dip in the steaming mineral water, get out and wash thoroughly, then return to the bath for a good long soak. Many baths have glass walls looking out onto perfect Japanese gardens to soothe your spirit the way the hot water soothes your body. The result is utter relaxation, with no thought of cares far away.
After your bath, put on your kimono and go for a stroll, admire the surroundings, go window-shopping, and let your mind and spirit wander as they will. This is true serenity, Japanese-style.
Explore the mysteries of the renowned Japanese tea ceremony, an age-old ritual which is not so much about tea as friendship, good feeling, mutual consideration and togetherness. As you participate, that same feeling of utter serenity descends, bringing peace not just now, but whenever you recall these moments.
serene traditional Japanese way of life nourishes the body as well as the spirit.
On your Travel in Style experience, you'll feast on the finest Japanese cuisine.
Dinner is a marvelous variety of local delicacies, from sukiyaki, tempura and sushi to grilled seafood or, if you prefer, finely-prepared Western dishes.
By the middle of your Japanese sojourn, you'll feel that you belong here. By the end, you'll feel more fully restored and revived than if you spent a whole month of leisure at home.
Onsens and Spa Hotels in Japan
･ Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
･ Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en
･ Hotel Buena Vista
･ Hotel Tamanoyu
･ Hotel Associa Takayama Resort
･ Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
･ Gero Spa Suimeikan
･ Ibusuku Seaside Hotel
･ Suginoi Hotel
･ Shiroyama Kanko Hotel
･ Hotel Highland Resort
Don't just visit. Experience and participate in the Japanese way of life, at a price that's more affordable than you thought possible , you'll appreciate the essence of Japan.
This hotel was grand opened in April 2004 in Odawara,
which is well-known for its castle. Odawara is easily accessible from
Tokyo area by train or car, and is only 37 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen.
has 172 guest rooms including 10 cottages, and all boasting a view of
of Sagami Bay.
The hotel features Bade Zone; a facitity that offers a
variety of spas which use natural hot spring water, saunas and a 25m
swimming pool(Bade Facikity 1F)
A Full-day of Relaxation and Fun at a Hot Spring Spa
Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en
Hakone is one of the most popular destinations
in Japan. Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en is very popular among both domestic
and overseas visitors because it features a relaxing outdoor hot spring
bath with a spectacular view of the surrounding natural landscape.
“Yunessan” offers a wide variety of baths and
attractions with a Mediterranean theme. (swimsuits required)
Matsumoto is a city located in the heart of nature's bounty and surrounded by imposing mountains. It is also famous for the Saito Kinen Orchestra by created Hideo Saito, a man who dedicated his life to classical music education.
Hotel Buena Vista, the first full-scale hotel in Nagano Prefecture, is only a 7 minute walk from Matsumoto Station. The hotel is a favorite among guests from foreign countries, and offers a full range of services for those looking to hold conventions, events, exhibitions and parties.
While staying at the Buena Vista Hotel, you can enjoy the unique “nature” of Matsumoto with its view of the Northern Alps as well as Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure.
Hotel Tamanoyu is located in Asama Hot Springs, in the
mountains outside of Matsumoto. This historic spa has a long history,
and records of its name can even be found in the first official history
of the country “Nihon Shoki” (compiled in 720).
In addition, the exclusive bath has proved to be very popular as it commands a view of Utsukushigawara Plateau.
Furthermore, a mini-concert sponsored by the hotel is conducted every night, so guests can enjoy the cultural delights of Matsumoto in a family atmosphere.
“Spa Wing”, a new addition to Hotel Associa Takayama Hotel opened in November 2004.This two story addition features hot spring baths on both floors, a terrace restaurant, and wonderful views of the Northern Alps and Takayama.
The view of the Alps from “Kabeyu”, or wall of hot water, on the 5th floor creates a particularly fantastic landscape as it looks as if the mountains were floating on the surface of the water.
“Spa Phyton” has been an especially popular attraction
among the hotel guests since it opened in April 2004. It’s six treatment
rooms were designed with the woods of Hida-Takayama in mind, and four
of the rooms include private baths.
“KOTORAN SPA By CLARINS” opened on the 10th floor in Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa in Kawaramachi-sanjo, the center in Kyoto, in July 2005. It is the first spa in Asia run by the French Clarins.
relax in the treatment room designed with both modern and traditional
Japanese touches.The room occupies 652㎡ on the top floor of the
Gero Spa is one of the most famous hot springs in Japan,
and has a history of over 1000 years.
In addition, the hotel has a variety of ballrooms and conference rooms installed with cutting-edge audio/visual equipment. The hotel has indoor/ outdoor swimming pools and is also well-known for its full-scale Noh stage.It goes without saying that the Japanese garden is beautiful and Japanese-cypress tub as well as open-air bath are luxurious. The hot spring water is well-known as promoting beauty because of its alkaline nature, and it also contains ingredients to moisturize the skin.
Ibusuki Seaside Hotel is located in the quiet area facing
Kinko Bay just 5 minutes by car from the center of Ibusuki.
Spa the Ceada, which was developed with the full cooperation
of Mr. Daniel Mardon, a French massage and physical therapist, has recently
drawn a lot of attention. It’s services help promote proper metabolism
to expedite the burn-off of fat and is said to be effective from the
very first treatment.
In addition, the hotel is composed of a variety of rooms (562 in all) so that they can meticulously take care of all guests including couples, families, groups and people that require barrier-free facilities.
Suginoi Palace, Aqua Beat (an indoor swimming pool) and other entertainment facilities (such as bowling) are located right next to the hotel so you will never be at a want for things to do even over a prolonged stay. The hotel is located 45 minutes from Oita Airport by bus and 10 minutes from Beppu Station by car. Be sure to add this hotel to your itinerary in Kyushu.
Shiroyama Kanko Hotel stands in the woods of Shiroyama,
a high vantage point right in the center of Kagoshima.Each season holds
its own unique draw at this hotel surrounded by bounties of nature.
Of special note is “Satsumano-yu”, or hot water of Satusma. Guests are
drawn to the views of the hotel’s outdoor hot spring bath “Satsuma no
Yu”, including Kingo Bay, the sun rising over Sakurajima Island, and
Resort with a view of Mt. Fiji
Hotel Highland Resort
The hotel, said to be the best in Yamanashi Prefecture, is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and each season has its own unique charm. It is also located near Fujikyu Highland and Fujiyama Museum, which features a collection of works by painters who were enchanted by the beauty of Mt. Fuji.
The swimming pool can be enjoyed in all weather and seasons, and is special since it often reflects the gentle slopes of Mt. Fuji. Enjoy dinner in the main dinning room ”Top of Zipangu” with cuisine featuring carefully-selected ingredients and local Yamanashi wine.
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La beauté du Mont
Fuji. . . la confusion civilisée de Tokyo. . . la perfection d'une cérémonie
de thé et la sérénité d'un jardin soigneusement
arrangé. Ne faites pas seulement la visite. Eprouvez et participez à
la façon de vie Japonaise, à un prix qui est plus abordable que
vous aurez pensé possible. Sur cet itinéraire de neufs jours et
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"Kayabuki no Sato"
(Interior of one of the home in the traditional Japanese village)
Onsens and Spa Hotels in Japan
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