The wonders of white birch water

13 Apr 2018 in Just Relax

Immerse your senses in the magical powers of white birch water at a mountain retreat.


This spring, HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is inviting guests to experience the refreshing flavours and restorative powers of white birch water.

Sign up for this exclusive program and you’ll be treated to two days of spa relaxation and gastronomic invention, all inspired by natural ingredients from the local white birch tree.


Set in the Shinshu Highlands of Nagano Prefecture, HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is surrounded by thick forests of white birch trees.


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Just before spring, there’s a brief window when it’s possible to extract sap from the trees. The extracted sap is known as white birch water – and famed for its rich mineral and amino acid content.

Until the end of June, HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is offering a “White Birch Water Beauty Stay”.


Guests will enjoy a unique spa treatment using beauty products containing white birch water, whose combination of niacinamides and vitamin C is reputed to work wonders on the skin. You’ll start with a white birch water footbath before moving on to a full body massage and facial treatment, all enhanced by the natural moisturizing properties of white birch water.

White birch water is also known for its smooth taste and as a powerful anti-inflammatory.


What better way to detox than by enjoying white birch jelly or white birch blancmange, made by your own hand in a workshop?



Or how about your morning coffee made with white birch water?


And in the evening, you can sip on whisky served over white birch water ice.


If you’re going to detox, why not do it in style?



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