A mushroom-themed stay in Karuizawa

19 Sep 2018 in Food Culture

It’s mushroom season in the mountains. Eat, drink and beautify your skin with their enriching nutrients!

mush

Through September and October, you can discover the many benefits of mushrooms at HOSHINOYA Karuizawa.

bath

At this time of the year, the surrounding mountainside is strewn with mushrooms – and you’ll experience some of Japan’s most renowned varieties.

On arrival, you’ll be served a cup of shiitake or yamabushi mushroom tea, accompanied by a mushroom-inspired sweet. This is just the beginning of your gastronomic mushroom stay!

japan

For breakfast, take your pick of mushrooms from a tray on your private terrace.

hoshinoya-karuizawa

Choose from shiitake, maitake, tamogitake and more, and then add them to a broth for a hearty morning soup. In the evening, a beef and mushroom hotpot awaits you, washed down with a special Enoki mushroom shochu.

Opposite your hotel, the French restaurant Bleston Court Yukawatan serves dishes with wild mushrooms hand-picked from the local forest.

fresh-mushrooms

But gastronomy is not the only mushroom experience of your stay!

spa

One of the highlights is an 80-minute spa session where you’ll be pampered with cosmetics packed with mushroom goodness (Hourokutake mycelium extract). A full-body oil treatment is followed up by a facial to moisturize and heal your skin.

The fungal finale of your stay will be a walk hunting for wild mushrooms in the resort’s grounds and at a nearby bird sanctuary.

picking

After 3 days, you’ll be rejuvenated, replenished and reinvigorated – all thanks to the natural benefits of mushrooms.

OTHER EXPERIENCES

ichiro-kubota

The secrets of kaiseki cuisine: an interview with Ichiro Kubota

03 May 2017 in Food Culture

Head chef at HOSHINOYA Kyoto, Ichiro Kubota has worked in France and London and is internationally known for his multi-course kaiseki cuisine. He opens up in our exclusive interview. Read more

fuji-nightV3

Fuji in winter: peak viewing

06 Nov 2019 in Food Culture

Expect great views of Mt. Fuji and plenty of the great outdoors at HOSHINOYA Fuji this winter. Read more

japanese-traditionnal-breakfast-2

Ready for a Japanese breakfast?

08 Sep 2017 in Food Culture

Soup, rice and pickled vegetables first thing in the morning? Japanese breakfasts can be a cultural shock – but they’re among the healthiest in the world. Read more

OTHER EXPERIENCES

cover

Our guide to Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market

07 Mar 2018 in Food Culture

Tokyo’s famed wholesale fish market is set to move later this year. Visit it while it’s still as its historic site! Read more

【リゾナーレ八ヶ岳】ロマンティックロゼステイ_ZONA

Japan for romantics

12 Feb 2020 in Food Culture

From an Okinawan sunset cruise to a rosé stay in wine country, find inspiration for a romantic trip! Read more

apple-oil-massage

Aomori, Japan’s main apple-growing region

11 Nov 2016 in Food Culture

Only produced in Aomori prefecture in Japan, the Fuji apple is unique in the world! Discover why... Read more

most popular articles