Like the original property in Kyoto, Hoshinoya Karuizawa seeks to combine the best of traditional Japanese ryokan hospitality with luxury modern comforts and dining. Located just an hour by bullet train from Tokyo, it is a great mini-break for well-heeled Tokyoites and one of the finest places for foreign visitors to stay while making their way through the Japan Alps. Soak in a cedarwood bath in a spacious lakeside villawhile gazing out at the mountain forest scene, and enjoy shiatsu treatments in the spa. Enjoy a luxurious 12-course ‘kaiseki’ traditional feast at Kasuke restaurant, or French with Japanese accents at Bleston Court. Note that dinners are not included, and wi-fi is available in the lobby area but not the villas.
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