Series “Unique Hotels & Accommodations in Japan” Vol. 3


Accommodation in Japan offers you various choices, such as a hotel, traditional Japanese hot spring inn, etc.., depending on your purpose and area you plan to go. Especially, if the accommodation itself is unique enough to be a purpose to stay, your journey might be even more memorable. The third article of this popular series, we carefully selected and introduce you to the unique accommodations where you can experience only here.

Welcome to the mysterious world! “Tore Tore Village” (Shirahamacho, Wakayama Prefecture)

Approximately one and half hours from Osaka, Tore Tore village is located in Wakayama Prefecture, which is known for a UNESCO World Heritage, Kumano Miyama. It is a lodging village, which dome-shaped cottages lined, and located next to the “Tore Tore Ichiba (market),” which is popular among Japanese tourists.

All rooms have different theme and atmosphere. They offer you multiple accommodation plans as well.

A fantastic world appears as the whole village illuminated in the night.

Spend a relaxed day in the fantastic village like in a picture book.

“Tore Tore Village”
●2498-1, Katata, Shirahamacho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture
●In: 15:00~ / Out:11:00
● 1 night including 2meals, 6 people sharing 1 room from 7,800 yen per person / 1 night excluding meal, for 1 person use from 9,800 yen

Attracting attention from the world! Robots are all over the place “LAGUNA TEN BOSCH” (Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture)

It looks like a normal hotel from the outside, but when you step into the lobby...Tyrannosaurus will welcome you?!

This is the third location of “Henna Hotel,” which is the world’s first hotel that robots handle almost all customer service. The first hotel is located in a famous Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch, and the second location is in Maihama Tokyo Bay. Your check-in will be done by the dinosaurs.

Services like adjustment of air condition and a delivery of room service will be served by robots.

The accommodation fee includes an entrance ticket to the theme park “Lagunasia” directly connected to the hotel, and a usage fee of the hot spring facility “Laguna no Yu.” You will enjoy a memorable trip with your family.

“Laguna Ten Bosh”
●1-4-1, Kaiyocho, Gamagori-shi, Aichi Prefecture
●In:15:00~ / Out:10:00
●1 night including breakfast, 12,400 yen per person, including the value of approximately to 5,000 yen (Lagnacia 1 day admission ticket, parking fee, a cost of breakfast).

Taste of slipping time to the Heian period! “Gosho YASHIRONOMORI” (Awa City, Tokushima Prefecture)

It is a traditional Japanese inn, reproducing the architectural style, “Shinden-zukuri” from the Heian period, the stage of the “Genji Monogatari,” which is said to be the world's oldest novel, written over 1,000 years ago. There are only 10 guest rooms in the site of about 3,000 tsubo (about 9,917m2).

The room decoration that are a golden folding screen, a bamboo blind, and futon(comforter) resembling Uchikake (a women’s bridal robe) make you feel becoming the Heian aristocrat. Back then, it is said that sending Waka (a general term of poetry by Japan-specific form) to each other and talk all night long through a bamboo blind was the manner of love.

You can also experience the life and play of the Heian aristocracy, such as dressing Junihitoe (women’s costume starting from the 10th century) and Kariginu, fan tossing game named “Tosenkyo,” and distinguishing incense by smell called “Monko.” Use various plans to fully enjoy slipping time to the Heian period.

●71-2, Ochikubo Aza, Miyagawauchi, Donaricho, Awa-shi, Tokushima Prefecture
●In: 15: 00 ~ / Out: 11: 00
●1 night including 2meals from 36,000 yen per person

Meet the cutting-edge art in ancient capital -- HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO (Kyoto, Kyoto City)

“HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO” is a former students' dorm, renovated into a cross-industry complex consisting hotel, apartment and gallery.

In addition to simple and modern guest rooms, there is a concept room designed by Japanese artists active in the fields, where you can revel in the modern art world.

(Kohei Nawa/Swell-Deer/2010-2016/mixed media/Courtesy of SANDWICH, Kyoto)

In the common space, you will find artworks by Kyoto's sculptor Kohei Nawa and upcoming artists. As the artworks frequently changed, you will want to visit again and again.

Breakfast is another pleasure. Your eyes, stomach, and heart will sure to be satisfied.

●7 Aketacho, Higashikujo Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
●In:15: 00 ~ / Out: 10: 00
●1 night from 6,000 yen per person (without meals / it may vary depending to the seasons)

A retro inn built in the spiritual site “Yoshigaura Onsen Lamp no Yado” (Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture)

“Lamp no Yado” is an inn refurbished a palatial residence of a luxury merchant who was a wholesaler in port at the place called “Seiiki no Misaki (sacred cape)” surrounded by the Sea of Japan, and has been running for about 450 years since then. There had been no electricity, only lamps were used as only light until recently.

All guest rooms are facing the ocean, and no TV is equipped even now. Enjoy listening to just the sound of waves and wind crossing the ocean. It is sure to be a calm and quality time.

Particularly, the guest room equipped with an open-air bath, “Nami no Rikyu,” surrounded by a pool illuminated at night gives you being wrapped by magical atmosphere.

In addition, the public open-air bath invites you to the extraordinary space by giving the stunning views of the Sea of Japan to be darkened from a cave.

Get away from the hectic daily life and spend your time with your inner self and partner for a while.

“Yoshigaura Onsen – Lamp no Yado”
●10-11, Misakimachi, Jike, Suzu-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
●In: 15:00~ / Out:10:00
●1 night including 2meals from 19,000 yen per person

*The above information was last updated November 17, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.

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