Christian Stan, at 7 Oct. 16, in Boutique Hotels, Hotels, News

Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. is now accepting reservations for its newest addition to its Hakone Kowaki-en resort complex, the new upscale Japanese hot spring (onsen) resort, Hakone Kowaki-en Tenyu, scheduled to open in April 2017.


All 150 rooms at Hakone Kowaki-en Tenyu will feature a private open-air hot spring bath. The resort maintains a traditional Japanese inn ambiance, yet the décor combines traditional luxury with stylish modern Japanese aesthetics. Most of the 150 Japanese-style rooms have beds, and can accommodate additional guests with futons. The resort facilities include a spa, hot spring baths, restaurant and bar/lounge. Typical accommodation plans start at 33,000 yen/guest, including breakfast and dinner, based on two guests. Six suites offer in-room dining.


Located in the center of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park with breathtaking scenery, the Hakone Kowaki-en property occupies a premier spot in Hakone, a notable hot spring town that has been a popular vacation spot in Japan for decades. The Kowaki-en resort complex also offers other dining and leisure facilities, including Soba Kihinkan, a Japanese soba noodle restaurant; Teppanyaki Geihinkan, an upscale Japanese steakhouse; Hakone Kowaki-en Yunessun, a hot spring-themed amusement park; and Horaien Park, a renowned botanical garden. Kihinkan and Geihinkan occupy cultural heritage buildings recognized for their beautiful architecture.


“With an increasing number of international visitors to Japan looking for specific facilities to meet their diverse needs, we wanted to provide our guests with both tradition and accessibility,” said Akira Segawa, Fujita Kanko’s president. “We look forward to sharing our luxurious hot spring culture with modern amenities and the area’s stunning natural beauty with our international guests.”


Hakone, approximately a 2-hour drive from Tokyo and near Mount Fuji, has been designated as a Geopark by UNESCO, and there are numerous tourist attractions around the area, including many museums. Fujita Kanko has been a major resort developer and operator in Hakone for over 60 years.

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