Below are some highlights of the new openings that will soon arrive in the Land of the Rising Sun.
NEW YORK – Looking forward to the coming new year and the reopening of international tourism, Japan will host a host of new hotels and resorts in 2022, from Hokkaido to Kagawa and many other prefectures and cities across the country. . Below are some highlights of the new openings that will soon arrive in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto – Hokkaido – Opening January 14, 2022
The last opus which is part of Hoshino’s KAI line ryokans is a spectacular blend of local culture and modern comforts. Inspired by the art and architecture of the indigenous Ainu people, the 42 rooms at KAI Poroto will have views of Poroto Lake and will be surrounded by the forests of Hokkaido. The onsen itself is filled with Shiraoi waters, a rare type of onsen water that contains organic minerals derived from plants. Hoshino encourages guests of KAI Poroto to explore many local attractions that showcase the reconstruction and development of Ainu culture, including the Upopoy Ainu National Park and Museum.
Nordisk Hygge Circles UGAKEI – Mie Prefecture – Opening Spring 2022
Among the towering trees and roaring waterfalls of Mie Prefecture, Hygge Nordisk circles should open next spring. The luxury campsite was designed by the Danish architecture team Third Nature in a joint bid with Japanese engineers, which won a regenerative tourism competition launched by the Danish outdoor equipment company Nordisk. The site will consist of three main areas: a rest area with bookable circular cabins and glamping tents; a “learning ground” for nature-inspired excursions and workshops; and an area where customers can pitch their own tents.
Roka – Kagawa Prefecture – Opening April 2022
Opening in time for one of the biggest arts events in Japan, the Setouchi Triennial, Roka is a full-size ryokan with private outdoor baths in its 11 suites. The property will offer guests more than just a luxury ryokan experience, creating a space to inspire art and culture with its various galleries showcasing contemporary artwork. Roka will also have a Japanese-style lounge and restaurant, offering local specialties such as fresh seafood from the Setouchi region, while providing traditional ryokan hospitality and comfort.