Explore the Stunning Beauty of Japan’s Autumn Colors at a Hot Spring Retreat
KAI, Hoshino Resorts’ hot spring resort brand, presents a hot spring retreat for guests to enjoy the colors of the autumn season in 2019. The unique experience of autumn is provided at each resort by combining the characteristics of the local region, such as seasonal ingredients and traditional crafts, with an extravagant ambiance in which guests may enjoy vibrant autumn colors while relaxing in a hot spring bath.
The magical scenery of an Autumn Leaf Illumination
KAI Hakone (Hakone Yumoto Onsen, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Peak autumn foliage viewing period: late November to early December
At KAI Hakone, located in Hakone Yumoto, the entrance to Hakone, a night illumination of autumn foliage spreads out in front of the semi-open-air bath from September 6 to December 7, 2019. Guests will be able to bathe in a magical atmosphere as if they themselves were part of a landscape painting.
Soaking in the Shinshu autumn. An experience for the five senses in the Shinshu countryside
KAI Alps (Omachi Onsen, Nagano Prefecture)
Peak autumn foliage viewing period: mid-October to mid-November
A countryside experience with the theme of “Soaking in the Shinshu autumn ” will be provided during the 2019 autumn foliage season at KAI Alps, located in Omachi Onsen, the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Hakuba in the northern part of the Japanese Alps. Autumn is the season when fruits and crops ripen, mountains are colored, and nature is at its climax. At KAI Alps, an experience is provided where autumn can be enjoyed with all five senses – through seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching the autumn foliage.
“Autumn Apple Stay” allowing guests to enjoy autumn in Tsugaru
KAI Tsugaru (Owani Onsen, Aomori Prefecture)
Peak autumn foliage viewing period: mid-October to early November
KAI Tsugaru, located in Owani, Aomori Prefecture, offers an experience unique to autumn, appropriately named with the theme of “Autumnal Apple Stay”. Guests can enjoy the autumn in Tsugaru and see apples—of which Aomori Prefecture is the country’s largest producer—in various places throughout the resort, such as in the bathhouse that features a stunning view of autumn foliage, a terrace equipped with traditional Tsugaru-nuri craft apple trees, and a lobby where Ringobushi—a folk song played on the shamisen—can be heard.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Brand ryokans focus on the traditional onsen, or Japanese hot spring, and kaiseki dining experience, offering guests a blissful, relaxing, and authentically Japanese experience. There are 15 KAI ryokans currently operating under Hoshino Resorts. For more information on the KAI Brand, please visit the website.