HIRUGAMI-ONSEN NAGANO / JAPAN
The Japanese "Sekitaitei Ishida" inn nestles in the southern Shinshu region of Nagano prefecture.
A hot spring inn built at Hirugami onsen with a concept embodying
"Yamatogokoro" (the Japanese sprit)" and focusing on Japanese architecture,cuisine and hospitality.
A sukiya-style building, which has inherited the beauty of Japanese architecture and graced with an extensive and breathtaking garden,
featuring exquisite coloring that changes from season to season.
Our in-house Noh stage features a nightly "feast of Japanese culture", with a rota of different performers, generating a dream-like atmosphere.
Throughout the months until Spring, a decoration featuring around 2000 dolls is exhibited on the Noh stage.
(During this period, the performing arts section at Shishinden is closed)Decorative Japanese tradition with tsurushi bina and hina dolls.
The "wind-bell" is synonymous with summertime in Japan.
The entrance and lobby feature 1000 Edo wind-bells, while the comforting toll of the bells in the building helps intensify the atmosphere of Japaneseness.
The Edo wind-bell was originally made to resemble the Chinese lantern plant (plant of August), since "scarlet" and "sound" have been used to ward off evil from ancient times in Japan.
The appreciation of the traditional performing arts held nightly at the Noh stage of Sekitaitei Ishida, is relocated and performed at Kuriya Shrine during this period.
Up on stage alongside the Gods, the ceremony of "無礼講" ('bureiko') unfolds.
※Otakiage ritual pyre:The day before the national holiday at the end of February or the day before the national holiday at the beginning of March
"Yuyamorisama" is stationed at the entrance; protecting the hot-spring area. Events close with the Shinto pyre ritual of "otakiage" and it is said-that placing the charcoal left on parts of the body will ensure sound health for one year.
The rooms are named after programs of "kyogen", which is a Japanese performing art.
Passages from the program are introduced on a scroll hanging in the alcove.
The hirugami onsen is renowned as a beautifying hot spring, with spring quality characterized by soft and smooth texture.
Facilities include an open-air bath garnished with blue and red stones of Japan and a spacious indoor bath.
Time to enjoy a spacious bath all to yourself.
※Reservations not required.
※Guests can enter free of charge when the bath is vacant.
※The open-air bath is not included.
Delicious food gathered from the mountains and villages, embodying the Shinshu nature. Our dinners feature the best seasonal cuisine, while we offer both Japanese and Western breakfast options.
Please confirm your preference when checking in, then relax and enjoy!
Room type : "Yuki"
The top room in the inn, featuring an inner court view. Rooms with purely Japanese style semi-open-air/or onsen.Please enjoy the garden - our pride and joy - and its ever-changing seasonal colours to your heart's content.
Room type : "Sakado"
Guest rooms with a semi open-air bath or open-air bath for Asian tastes.
Relax in this modern Japanese guest room, while admiring the garden.