Japan for every kind of traveller

21 Feb 2020 in Just Relax

Whether you’re travelling on your own, with family or as a couple, discover the perfect experience!


Planning a trip to Japan and looking for your dream accommodation? With Hoshino Resorts, you can choose from a host of hotels, ryokans and special programs adapted to different tastes.

Perhaps you’re a couple dreaming of a cosy stay or a romantic boat trip?

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Maybe your priority is a relaxed vibe and accessible prices? Or you’re travelling with kids and want to keep them busy?

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And if you’re visiting alone, we offer several special solo traveller programs to help you make the most of your stay.


Comfort for solo travellers

At HOSHINOYA Kyoto, solo guests have special privileges. Check-in is earlier and check-out later – allowing you to stay 24 hours and enjoy the riverside setting when other guests are gone.

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To reach the ryokan, you’ll take a private boat. Located among forested hillsides, HOSHINOYA Kyoto is 10 minutes downstream from the historical district of Arashiyama – and a world apart in terms of atmosphere. Every room is a haven of calm with river views. And, as part of the solo travel program, yours will be filled with travel books for you to peruse.

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In the evening, a multi-course dinner prepared by award-winning chef Ichiro Kubota will be served in your room – paired with our sommelier’s pick of wine and sake.

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After dinner, head to the ryokan’s renovated Salon & Bar to enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

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The next day, you can sleep in until 10 am. A hearty hotpot breakfast will be served in your room. And, when other guests have checked out, you can head to the outdoor tea room for a private tea ceremony, where you’ll learn to whisk green tea matcha. Check out is not until 2 pm.


Another solo travel program is offered by Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Yatsugatake in Japan’s wine country. Just two hours by train or car from Tokyo, you can treat yourself to a wine-themed stay tailored for guests on their own.

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As part of the program, you’ll enjoy an 11-course menu with your own private sommelier. What better way to learn about the local wines than from a dedicated expert?


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For a more urban solo experience, head to Hokkaido. At Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa, you can discover the northern island’s buzzing second city of Asahikawa thanks to insider advice from OMO Rangers. These local guides are part of the hotel’s experience and will point you to the best restaurants for solo travellers, ensuring you get to sample authentic Japanese cuisine with friendly restaurateurs.

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Romance for couples

Travelling as a couple? Then how about a little romance during your stay? During the winter at Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu, an entire ice village is sculpted on the grounds of Tomamu ski station.

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The domed igloos include a bar, a café – and an Ice Hotel. Why not book yourself in for a night to enjoy your own private ice bed – plus plenty of covers to wrap up warm at night?



Or how about a romantic tea party, served at an ice bench and table in a silver birch forest?

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You can even get married in the village’s ice chapel!




If your idea of romance is a private boat trip, how about a tour of Tokyo’s waterside cherry blossom organised by HOSHINOYA Tokyo?



Or head to HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island to watch the sun set over an Okinawan island while sipping cocktails from an old-fashioned sailboat.


Kid-friendly activities for families

For those travelling with children, Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Atami ticks all the boxes. Located in the famed geisha city of Atami, the hotel has a giant climbing wall for kids in the lobby. Nearby, the Kids’ Room houses a smaller climbing wall and a ball pool overlooking the ocean.

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Outside, the hotel’s Kusu Kusu Treehouse and Garden features a tree-climbing adventure park with bridges, ropeways, and wooden platforms, plus a treehouse you can reserve for tea and cakes.

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In the evening, drop the children off at the complimentary nursery while you enjoy dinner.

Laid-back vibe for young travellers

If you’re young or young at heart, how about a casual hotel where rules are relaxed, parties are allowed, and you can come and go as you please? Hoshino Resorts’ new BEB hotels are designed with the younger generation in mind.



At Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Karuizawa, music flows from the DJ booth, breakfast is served whenever you want, and there’s a special flat rate for under-35s.

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Opening March 19, 2020, Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura will be bike-themed, with guests free to check in and check out on their bikes. There’s even a wall rack in each room to hang your bike.

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The BEB concept is all about spontaneity, flexibility, and 24/7 freedom.



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