THE SEARCH FOR ESSENCE

When we search for respite,
what is it we are actually looking for? Is it perfection,
with every detail exactly as we want and expect it to be?
Or is it a deeper connection to the place we visit,
experienced by immersing ourselves in the essence of
that location--refined, enigmatic, and impossible to replicate?

At HOSHINOYA,
the location is not simply an incidental backdrop.
It is a rich environment of sophisticated cultures
and traditions and stunning seasonal sights, sounds,
and flavors--the essence that inspires the resort's every luxury
and pleasure and enriches its contemporary comforts.

Visiting HOSHINOYA is
like entering an entirely new world, one that
allows guests to discover delights they never imagined existed.
It is a place of indulgences that constantly change and evolve,
as the resort spreads its roots further into the location
and deepens its connection to its unique setting.

Those in search of a place's essence will find it here.

HOSHINOYA

HOSHINOYA Karuizawa

HOSHINOYA Karuizawa

A secluded moutainside ryokan resort with natural hot springs. In a richly forested mountain setting, 90 minutes and a world away from Tokyo, our showcase retreat provides the ultimate fresh-air escape with award-wining ecotours, acclaimed birdwatching and healing hot springs. After a day on woodland trails, relax with seasonal cuisine, spa and treatments inspired by Zen precepts, or enjoy a cypress-bath soak in the privacy of your spacious guestroom.

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HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island

HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island

A village perfectly harmonized with its island surroundings and Ryukyu heritage. A mere ten minutes by ferry from Ishigaki, the transportation hub of the Yaeyama archipelago, Taketomi island is a step back in time. with traditional villagescapes to explore via bicycle or water-buffalo cart, in addition to unique festivals, handicrafts, and dreamlike diving and snorkeling.

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HOSHINOYA Tokyo

HOSHINOYA Tokyo

Sublime ryokan-style luxury in the heart of world-city Tokyo. Once you slip off your shoes and step onto the softly fragrant, glistening tatami mats, you have entered a timeless world of Japanese hospitality where native woods, natural stone, and subtle celebrations of the season evoke a sense of place. Drink it all in at serene tea lounges on each floor.

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HOSHINOYA Fuji

HOSHINOYA Fuji

The magic of highland glamping. The intimate glow of the campfire is all the reminder you need to stay in the moment. Indulge in the night sky, relax among the trees on our woodland terrace. Fine food and luxury accommodations are here for you, too.

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HOSHINOYA Kyoto

HOSHINOYA Kyoto

A picturesque nobles' retreat in the millennial city of Kyoto. Kyoto's famed craftmanship and celebrated history pervade every inch of this fully restored century-old property. From the woodblock-print designs in guestrooms to the refined Kaiseki meals, landscaped grounds and timeless setting in Arashiyama, a former playground of court nobles.

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