A Cozy Hot Spring Stay for Solo Travelers at KAI Properties
A new stay plan at KAI properties will be released for solo travelers to enjoy a cozy hot spring stay from March 1st, 2021. This plan includes moments to enjoy local sake and snacks, as well as items to keep you occupied during your stay. Travel is not restricted to sightseeing, shopping, adventures outdoors, etc but can also be spent indoors to reflect on yourself and relax. Giving yourself a break from travel or everyday life to pamper yourself at any point in time should be an option for all the hard work you have been up to.
During this withcorona time, it is required for travel to incorporate the following actions again the virus: avoidance of the Three Cs (close contact, confined spaces (with poor ventilation), and crowded places), wearing of masks, social distancing, ventilation, frequent washing of hands and frequent disinfection. We live in a time where having fun with friends whilst traveling is difficult to organize so we are proposing a cozy hot spring stay for solo travelers.
1)Night-in with local sake and snacks
If you are new to sake or to choose the best combination of snacks with the sake, our staff at each property will prepare it for you. There are many sake and snacks that are yet to be discovered. Take a breather and enjoy the night-in at the hot spring towns of Japan!
2)A focused time to create regional handcrafts
Enjoy making traditional, regional handcrafts through focused time, different to that of work, which can guide one into therapeutic time, reminding us of our childhood days of creating something. Spend a private time in your room with Japanese craft culture.
*Requires separate fee from the stay plan.
*Depending on the property, the price of the activity will differ.
*Reservations are accepted at the front desk on the day of check-in. Please note that there is a limit each day.
Examples of specific programs at KAI
KAI Tsugaru – Kogin embroidery kit
“Tsugaru kogin-zashi” is a specific type of stitching, unique to Aomori Prefecture and it is popular for its beautiful symmetry.
KAI Nikko – Kanuma kumiko accessory making
Kanuma kumiko is a regional style of wood ornamentation that is said to have started back in the Edo period by woodworkers of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage site today. Its characteristic is the combination of wood without the use of any adhesive.
KAI Sengokuhara – Hot spring painting
Art is an essential theme of this property, where different artists from all over the world have been invited to create artworks that reflect regional craft culture and are decorated throughout the property including the guest rooms. Guests can enjoy painting whilst soaking in the hot spring of their room.
3) Guest rooms with private hot springs
At most of the KAI properties, there are hot springs in the guest rooms so that guests can enjoy the hot springs to themselves. Guests can freely spend time in the hot springs whenever they wish to.
Property of interest: KAI Kinugawa, KAI Kawaji, KAI Hakone, KAI Sengokuhara, KAI Ito, KAI Enshu, KAI Alps, KAI Matsumoto, KAI Kaga, KAI Izumo, KAI Nagato, KAI Aso
4) Japanese breakfast at a semi-private dining room
At KAI, the dining area consists of semi-private rooms a comfortable time. Within this private space, breakfast using local and seasonal ingredients will be served.
Details of the Cozy Hot Spring Stay Plan for Solo Travelers
Time period: Starting from March 1st, 2021 (Limited to Monday through Thursday)
Price: Starting from 14,000 JPY per night per person (includes service fee and excludes tax)
*Price will differ for other weekends, which includes Friday.
Includes: Stay fee, breakfast, local sake and snacks
Reference: Actions against coronavirus with respect to the management of health and hygiene at all properties of Hoshino Resorts
>Confirmation of health upon check-in
Our staff will be checking body temperatures and asking for travel histories upon check-in for all guests. If a guest has a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, we will follow the instructions of the public health center and act accordingly, which may result in a withhold of stay.
>Addition of disinfection procedures to the cleaning of rooms and public areas
In particular, for the cleaning of all guest rooms, alkaline electronic water will be used to disinfect areas that are most often touched such as doorknobs, handles of wardrobes and refrigerators, remote controls, switches, etc.
>Availability of alcohol-based disinfectants at multiple locations around a property
>Alcohol-based disinfectants to be used upon arrival at restaurants for all guests
> High-temperature washing (above 80 degrees Celsius) of tableware (plates and glass) and cutlery, and disinfection of trays.
>Masks to be worn by all staff members
>Management of health and hygiene of staff members (checking and recording temperatures before work).
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