Re­defin­ing Lux­ury

SATOYAMA JUJO IS A NEW STYLE HO­TEL CEN­TRED AROUND A BEAU­TI­FULLY REN­O­VATED 150-YEAR-OLD HOUSE, AND SET IN A MAG­NIF­I­CENT LAND­SCAPE – BOAST­ING NAT­U­RAL HOT SPRINGS AND A UNIQUE LO­CAL FOOD CUL­TURE

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Satoyama

Jujo is lo­cated in the thick of snow coun­try in the beau­ti­ful Mi­nami-uon­uma re­gion, flanked by moun­tains around 2,000 me­tres high, in the shadow of the ma­jes­tic Mount Mak­i­hata. In win­ter, this re­gion trans­forms into a won­der­land of white. It’s as­ton­ish­ing to think that this vastly dif­fer­ent world is just an hour and a half away from bustling Tokyo; it takes a mere 80 min­utes by Shinkansen (the fastest bul­let train) to get there.

Satoyama Jujo trans­lates to “10 sto­ries of moun­tain vil­lage”. It was opened in 2014 by a Ja­panese life­style mag­a­zine com­pany, Jiyu­jin, with the aim of re­defin­ing lux­ury in of­fer­ing guests a unique ex­pe­ri­ence. Vis­i­tors can kick back in this area’s breath­tak­ing en­vi­ron­ment, dis­cov­er­ing its unique food, ar­chi­tec­ture, tex­tiles, agri­cul­ture and art while ex­plor­ing the out­doors, and re­lax­ing.

Lo­cated in the mid­dle of the Osawa Moun­tain Pass, Satoyama Jujo is per­fectly lo­cated for guests to en­joy the open-aired hot spring with a breath­tak­ing panorama. Re­freshed after a soak in the on­sen, guests can (depend­ing on the sea­son) head into the for­est for a moun­tain bike ride, walk, a snow­shoe tour, or take a yoga les­son in the evenings.

Satoyama Jujo has been hon­oured with sev­eral awards, in­clud­ing be­ing listed in Ja­pan’s Good De­sign Best 100, and re­ceived a Sin­ga­pore Good De­sign Award in 2014. The ho­tel in­ter­weaves mod­ern and tra­di­tional

In win­ter, this re­gion trans­forms into a won­der­land of white

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