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Satoyama Jujo

Satoyama Jujo Trees in Minami-Uonuma City
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  • Food & Drink

    Contemporary Japanese cuisine, 2 lounges

  • Spa & Recreation

    Open-air spa bath, yoga

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 event space

  • Architecture

    Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University

  • Interior design

    Shun Kawakami, Ryuichi Ohira, Kanzo Shibata

  • The Originals

    Toru Iwasa

  • Themes

    Food & Drink, Offbeat Destinations

  • Food & Drink

    Contemporary Japanese cuisine, 2 lounges

  • Spa & Recreation

    Open-air spa bath, yoga

  • Conference & Meetings

    1 event space

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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Architecture Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University

Satoyama Jujo Architecture

Architecture Toru Iwasa, Kei Kaihoh, Musashino Art University

A modern extension features a hot spring spa, while the hotel’s main building is 150 years old...

and was fashioned from hard Zelkova wood and pine in order to withstand the region’s intensely snowy winters. Cedar wood and tatami grass flooring give guests a glimpse into the region’s architectural heritage, while the progressive renovation by Toru Iwasa and Kei Kaihoh won the Singapore Good Design Award in 2015, among other awards.

Interior design Shun Kawakami, Ryuichi Ohira, Kanzo Shibata

Interiors call to mind old-fashioned Japanese homes and modern Western spaces.

In the reception, wooden beams surround an artwork by sculptor Ryuichi Ohira, which was crafted from a huge camphor tree trunk and features Daikokuten, a fabled god of prosperity. Traditional Japanese floor cushions and modern pieces that evoke the 1960s complement furniture by the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Isamu Noguchi, and Charles & Ray Eames. Dark cedar floors are juxtaposed with cream-colored walls.

Satoyama Jujo Interior Design in Minami-Uonuma City
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The Originals Toru Iwasa

“I want to expose people to the benefits of an organic lifestyle in a more authentic way.”

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Rejuvenation Open-air immersion

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Rejuvenation Open-air immersion

At Satoyama Jujo, a rare open-air bath allows you to soothe your soul in an unspoiled setting.

Embraced by a cedar forest with stunning views of Japan’s famous Mt. Makihata, the hotel’s open-air bath looks out onto a primal world, one wholly unspoiled by artificial objects. With no roof to box you in, the experience here is one colored by the sky, shaped by the clouds, and illuminated at night by moonlight and the Milky Way.

Food & Drink The power of ingredients

Vegetables and edible wild plants are masterfully prepared, producing traditional cuisine that surprises in delightful new ways.

The hotel’s Sanae Feng-Sanaburi restaurant produces tastes that cannot be found in Tokyo, but rather those unique to the Niigata and Uonuma region. The chef behind the exquisite cuisine here trained in Kyoto’s celebrated Yoshiizumi restaurant, which has won three stars in “Michelin Guide Kansai”, and is also a student of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka.

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Underrated Destinations Coexist with the environment

Satoyama Jujo’s secluded setting opens up to great hiking and nearby skiing and snowboarding.

When the snows fall at Satoyama Jujo, one is immersed in a silent and beautiful world, with an abundance of outdoor activities close by. The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is just a two-minute drive away, while the hotel’s close connections to local farmers, sake and wine breweries, and ryokans and restaurants in this region mean that guests are fully immersed into the fabric of the land.

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Location

Location

Asia / Pacific
Japan
Minami-Uonuma City

Satoyama Jujo
1209-6, Oosawa, Minami-uonuma, Niigata
Minami-Uonuma City 949-6361
Japan

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