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Welcome Back to Bali: A Distinctive Collection of Experiences at HOSHINOYA Bali

Galungan and Kuningan ceremonies of meaningful and vibrant offerings

First: Image of Galungan, Second: Balinese decorations,
Third: Barong Dance, Last: Balinese Dance Lesson, an all-year activity
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A distinctive collection of experiences await at HOSHINOYA Bali, ready to inspire purposeful journeys that blend Balinese world-class charms and culture with warm hospitality. With the recent announcement of quarantine-free travel for international travelers entering Bali, embark on a peaceful getaway immersed in Bali’s spirituality, nature, and culture. Celebratory Balinese experiences and new all-year experiences await international tourists this June at HOSHINOYA Bali.

Galungan and Kuningan – a Balinese celebration
Galungan (on June 8) and Kuningan (on June 18) are major festive holidays celebrated all over Bali once every 210 days on the Balinese calendar. It is a time for honoring the ancestors in family temples. Witness the mesmerizing sights of Bali as the streets of the whole island are decorated with Penjor, a tall bamboo pole decorated with flowers, coconut leaves, etc., in front of Balinese people’s homes and temples.

To encourage greater understanding and preservation of culture, HOSHINOYA Bali, with the support of the Banjar Pengembungan customary village, offers activities related to this one-of-a-kind Hindu Bali religious and cultural celebration. Experience the lively atmosphere where the scent of incense carries the feeling of devotion and locals dressed in traditional Balinese pray on this special day.

Insight into Galungan and Kuningan: One of the best times to visit Bali
Galungan symbolizes the day that spirits, notably ancestors and deities, come down from their heavenly abode and visit Earth. It celebrates the triumph of Dharma (good) over Adharma (evil). On the eve of Galungan, animals are sacrificed as special offerings, which is meant to get rid of negativity in both the Bhuana agung (the environment of the individual human being) and the Bhuana alit (the inner world of the individual human being). The meat is then used to prepare traditional Balinese dishes such as lawar and satay. The day after Galungan, people visit their families, and on Kuningan, 10 days after Galungan, the spirits will leave Earth at noon.

Kuningan means yellow and reflects the special offerings made of yellow turmeric rice given to the ancestors on this day of farewell and symbolizes man’s gratitude towards God for all the life, joy, wealth, health, and prosperity given. Most Kuningan celebrations take place in the privacy of homes, shrines of the family temples, and housing compounds.

Celebrations of Galungan and Kuningan with HOSHINOYA Bali: June 1 – 18, 2022
Penjor making
Watch as our resort staff prepares the Penjor, the tall decorated bamboo poles. Discover the history of this celebration, the symbolism of each ornament, and the process of its creation. 

Dates:  June 5 and 6, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Crafting ornaments for Penjor
Penjor is lavishly decorated with young coconut leaves, colorful papers, lantern-shaped ornaments made of dried palm leaves and bunches of rice stalks. Crafts include traditional ornaments and offerings called Gantung-gantunganCeniganTamiang, and Canang. Create your own ornaments using different motifs and colors to take part in this celebratory occasion. 

Time period: June 1-18 2022 (Please inquire for further details on dates)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Price: Complimentary
Reservation: Not required

Galungan day of worship
Guests are invited to visit Ulun Suwi temple and the temple of HOSHINOYA Bali, both located in the village of Pengembungan. Ulun Suwi temple means the center of water, where it is a temple that specializes in festivals related to subak, the traditional Balinese irrigation system. Galungan is celebrated by the Balinese by visiting temples in their village and the house shrines of relatives. Take part in this ceremonial walk and accompanied by a resort guide, join the temple ceremony led by priest Mangku Orist.

Date & Time: Scheduled for 8:30 am – 11:30 am on June 8, 2022
Price: Rp. 250,000 per person
Price includes: transportation, guide, Balinese traditional outfit (Kebaya & Sarong for women, Sarong & Udeng for men), Canang or flower offering, and donation for the Banjar.
Reservation: Required by June 5, 2022
Others: Time may be subject to change

Kuningan village festivities
Guest can participate in the celebrations at Ulun Suwi temple through the viewing of Balinese dance by local dancers, Gamelan music, and mass prayers. The sacred and deeply spiritual performance consists of Wayang KulitTari Baris, Rejang Dewa, and Topeng. Guests can also admire the array of Gebogan or aesthetic colorful tower of fruit offerings at the temple.

Date & Time: Scheduled for 9:30 am – 12:00 pm on June 18, 2022
Price: Rp. 300,000 per person
Price includes: transportation, guide, Balinese traditional outfit (Kebaya & Sarong for women, Sarung & Udung for men), Canang or flower offering, and donation for the Banjar.
Reservation: Required by June 15, 2022
Others: Time may be subject to change

Barong dance
Barong is a mythical animal with supernatural powers. This dance is performed by two dancers; one plays the role of the head and the other, the tail. This is accompanied by the dynamic sounds of the Gamelan orchestra and it is a part of a ritual to protect people against plagues and disasters. Usually, children or teenagers parade with this dance through their local villages and visit each household. Capture this rare parade at HOSHINOYA Bali, where all of our guests are invited to admire this cheerful performance within the resort.

Dates: June 8, 11, 14, 17, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

New all year experiences at HOSHINOYA Bali
Balinese Dance Lesson
The delicate gestures performed by Balinese dancers epitomize the charms of Bali. Every movement has meaning, and every dance has its own story. An experience designed for guests to embrace Balinese deep-rooted traditions and customs.

Time: Every day from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Price: Rp. 350,000 per person including authentic dancer outfit and makeup
Venue: Yoga Gazebo
Reservation: Required 5 days in advance

Ubud Rice Field Walking
A magical way to explore the true Balinese way of life. Take a trip with our tour guide to the surrounding village and rice paddy near the resort to discover the deep-rooted traditions of farming. Embark on a journey into the Balinese daily life.

Time: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Price: Complimentary
Venue: Meet at reception
Reservation: Required a day in advance

Other regular activities include flower offering (Canang) making, Batik (traditional wax-resist dyeing) making, and Sun Salutation Yoga.

Designed by Japanese architect Rie Azuma, these 30 villas, Bulan, Soka, and Jalak, have semi-private pool and pool-side lounge area nestled within a dense three-hectare stretch of rainforest, rice field and temple. Featuring the iconic Café Gazebo floating in the jungle, Japanese aesthetics of simplicity blends with Balinese art such as intricate wooden carvings hanging from walls and batik lamps by the beds. Leading Japanese hotel management company, Hoshino Resorts Inc. with CEO Yoshiharu Hoshino opened its first “HOSHINOYA” abroad, in Bali in January 2017.

Address: Br.Pengembungan, Desa Pejeng Kangin, Kecamatan Tampaksiring, Gianyar 80552 Bali, Indonesia
Number of Rooms: 30
Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 12:00 pm
Price: Starting from Rp. 9,800,000 per night per room (includes tax and service charge)

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HOSHINOYA is an accommodation with distinct themes, conceptualized from each location’s land, history, and culture. Woven into these distinct themes is our attention to detail in every aspect from the design to hospitality; contributing to the creation of a one-of-a-kind world of HOSHINOYA. Enrich the heart with the epiphanies of travel through a unique stay experience.


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