Hoshino Resorts Inc. (Yoshiharu Hoshino, CEO) opens the capital’s first luxury ryokan, HOSHINOYA Tokyo on July 20th, 2016. It is situated in Otemachi, the economic center of Japan, surrounded by financial and media giants. HOSHINOYA Tokyo is uniquely created as a “Japanese Ryokan” reminiscent of a “Tower” imbued with Hoshino Resort’s 100 years of expertise in the business.
A ryokan is a traditional Japanese style inn where you can relax in a tatami-floored room with hot spring baths and seasonal cuisine. Ryokans, however, are hard to find in large cities and are more typically located in scenic areas such as in the mountains or by the ocean where the beauty of the seasons are celebrated.
Now staying in a ryokan is one of the most popular experiences for tourists from overseas to enjoy the authentic Japan. At HOSHINOYA Tokyo, you have everything that you want to feel in the true Japan without leaving Tokyo. Enjoy the valuable moments of this once-in-a-lifetime encounter at HOSHINOYA Tokyo.
HOSHINOYA Tokyo represents a marriage of traditional Japanese architecture and contemporary lifestyle. Like a traditional ryokan, soft tatami matting is used not only in the rooms but also throughout the corridors and common spaces for ultimate relaxation.
Also, every ryokan has an ochanoma—a lounge that serves as an exclusive living and dining room for guests staying there. This is HOSHINOYA's unique take on the room. It contains a library and is furnished with desks and sofas; but its main role is to provide access to the best flavors and aromas that Japan has to offer at any time of the year. Teas, sakes, specialty coffees, and snacks are brought in from all over the country to enhance the season, as well as the time of day.
Founded in 1904 as a forestry business in Karuizawa, it opened its first hot spring resort in 1914. Rebranded by Yoshiharu Hoshino in 1995 as Hoshino Resorts, it has expanded across Japan with local culture and tradition focus. Hoshino Resorts has developed three separate hospitality brands, HOSHINOYA, KAI and RISONARE. Now it operates 35 properties around Japan.