Satoyama Jujo

Rooms 12   Architecture Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University   Interior Design Shun Kawakami, Ryuichi Ohira & Kanzo Shibata
The Original Toru Iwasa

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12
Architecture
Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University
Interior
Design Shun Kawakami, Ryuichi Ohira & Kanzo Shibata
The Original Toru Iwasa
Satoyama Jujo Trees in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Table Layout in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Entrance Doors in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Building in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Bedsheets in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Double Bed in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace Spa in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Beds in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Clock in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Hammock in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Hallway in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Bedroom in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace Chair in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Lobby Design in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Dining in Minami-Uonuma City
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Satoyama Jujo Food in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Wellness in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Spa in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Mountain in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Infinity Pool in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo View Pool in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Trees in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Table Layout in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Entrance Doors in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Building in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Bedsheets in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Double Bed in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace Spa in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Beds in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Clock in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Hammock in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Hallway in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Bedroom in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Terrace Chair in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Lobby Design in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Dining in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo F
Satoyama Jujo Food in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Wellness in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Spa in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Mountain in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo Infinity Pool in Minami-Uonuma City
Satoyama Jujo View Pool in Minami-Uonuma City
—Escape to the Japanese countryside where exquisite farm-to-table cuisine and a hot spring spa provide a uniquely local original experience.

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    Rooms 12 /Architecture Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University /Interior Design Shun Kawakami, Ryuichi Ohira & Kanzo Shibata /The Original Toru Iwasa

    Satoyama Jujo not only borrows the Japanese terms for “mountain village” and “10 stories” for its name, but the 12-room hotel also conceptually tells its own stories throughout the 150-year-old house and modern extension that it calls home. For example, the story of organic growth and harvest is told through the farm-to-table process that the hotel’s Sanaburi restaurant employs to serve up cuisine inspired by the Minami-Uonuma region, while the story of art is present in the hotel’s mountainous village-like location, believed to be perfect for unlocking one’s inner creativity. The communal areas—such as the lounges, bars, and meeting space, as well as the multidisciplinary events that take place at the hotel—all tell a story of social gathering and togetherness. The hotel’s wood structure was designed to withstand the area’s intense snowy seasons, exemplifying the region’s architectural heritage. And with a hot spring spa and a chef that has a three-Michelin-star restaurant on his résumé, the hotel offers an indulgent respite just two hours from Tokyo amid a landscape characterized by rice paddies, mountains, and forests.

    Nearest Airport
    NRT - Narita International Airport
    Food & Drink
    Sanaburi: contemporary Japanese cuisine, Koyagumi Lounge, Hito-Bito Lounge
    Event Space
    1 event space
    Spa & Recreation
    Open-Air Spa Bath, Yoga
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Free Parking

    Rooms & Suites

    The hotel’s 12 rooms and suites range from the 30- to 40-square-meter Standard Twin Room to the 84-square-meter Maisonette Suite. While the Standard Triple Room and the Corner Triple Room—at 40 and 52 square meters, respectively—offer space for an extra bed, the Corner Triple Room, the 50-square-meter Corner Suite, the 36- to 40-square-meter Superior Twin Room, and the Maisonette Suite all feature a spa bath. Many of the guestrooms also offer working desks and tranquil views of the surrounding woodland.

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    Interior Design

    Modern and traditional furnishings remain minimalistic throughout the building, while neutral colors and rich materials envelop one in a sense of calm. 

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    Architecture

    Traditional techniques and local materials capture the region’s architectural style.

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    Architecture

    Traditional techniques and local materials capture the region’s architectural style.

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    Interior Design

    Modern and traditional furnishings remain minimalistic throughout the building, while neutral colors and rich materials envelop one in a sense of calm. 

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    MADE BY ORIGINALS

    Toru Iwasa

    After studying at Musashino Art University, Tokyo-native Toru Iwasa founded the Jiyujin lifestyle magazine that quickly became one of the most popular publications of its genre. Moving in a new direction, Iwasa then initiated a project that aimed to bridge the gap between the consumers and producers of organic food, guided by the notion that “a grain of rice is the medium.” This “Organic Express” project won the Food Action Nippon Award in 2013, shortly after Iwasa moved from Tokyo to Minami-Uonuma, in Japan’s Niigata region. After Iwasa was asked by a friend to take over an old inn in a mountain pass, he accepted and undertook the meticulous renovation and preservation of the 150-year-old folk house to create Satoyama Jujo. 

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