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A thatched-roof inn that recreates the look and feel of old world Japan
Set in Kawaba Village at the southern foosteps of Mt. Hotaka, one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. Yutorian is a natural hot springs inn, tucked behind the sprawling rice paddies of Kawaba Village.
The expansive grounds are home to 7 thatched cottages, all of which were constructed painstakingly over months by sourcing kayabuki roofing from across Japan, and amassed materials from authentic Japanese houses. The guest rooms still keep the original pillars and beams today, giving an authentic, rustic air that’s beautiful beyond words. The guest rooms in the main building all include a relaxing layout, with en suite terrace and open air bath. On the mountain hills sits the annexed cottage, providing a perfect getaway to escape the pace of everyday life.
Inside you’ll find 3 different bath facilities, each with an indoor and open air bath for you to soak in the natural hot springs waters. The spring waters are said to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin, having received considerable praise for their skin-beautifying effects.
Once the wear of travel has melted away, guests will find themselves in front of a luxurious feast of creative dishes using local, seasonal ingredients. An exquisite line up of Japanese sakes have been selected to enjoy alongside your meal. After a meal of the area’s beloved sakes and best, seasonal flavors, your body and heart alike will find a new energy to face the day.
Enjoy a time of rustic charm in a quintessentially Japanese atmosphere.
Famous hot springs water, poured from the heart of the sacred Mt. Hotaka.
Enjoy a feast of eclectic, creative dishes that celebrate the luxurious tastes of local ingredients.
Delight in a view overlooking the rice paddies from “Annex Yuzan”, the cottage on the hill.
Interior design features antique cabinetry, scroll paintings and other priceless items to note.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 451-1 Kawabayubara, Tonegun Kawabamura, Gunma
(1) Approx. 15 min. drive from Numata IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway
(2) Approx. 30 min. drive from Nuamta Station on the JR Joetsu Line (free shuttle available)
(3) Approx. 45 min. drive from Jomo-Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen (free shuttle available)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)