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Yasuesou Biohotel is a tranquil oasis in the Azumino region of Nagano, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Japanese Alps. The hotel is the first in Asia to receive certification as a ‘BIO Hotel’, which means it meets a very high standard of sustainability and use of natural and organic materials. The hotel has 7 rooms, each with its own style and character, inspired by the local culture and nature. The rooms are spacious and cosy, with wooden furniture, tatami mats and organic cotton bedding. The hotel also has a lounge, a library, a restaurant and a spa. Guests can enjoy delicious organic cuisine, relaxing treatments and a range of activities, such as yoga, hiking and canoeing. Yasuesou Biohotel is a place of harmony, wellness and authenticity, where you can experience the beauty and culture of the Japanese Alps.
Yasuesou Biohotel is committed to sustainability and social responsibility. The hotel uses renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and biomass boilers. The hotel also recycles waste, reduces water consumption and uses eco-friendly cleaning products. The hotel sources its food and drinks from local and organic producers, and supports local artisans and craftsmen. The hotel also participates in various social projects, such as donating to charities, supporting cultural events and educating guests about the local heritage.
The hotel has 7 rooms, each with its own style and character. The rooms are divided into four categories:
Standard Rooms: These are cosy rooms for solo travellers or couples, with a double bed or two single beds, a desk and a bathroom with a shower.
Deluxe Rooms: These are spacious rooms for couples or friends, with a double bed or two single beds, a desk, a sofa and a bathroom with a shower or a bathtub.
Suite Rooms: These are luxurious rooms with a double bed or two single beds, a separate living room, a dining area, a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower or a bathtub.
Family Rooms: These are large rooms with two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with two single beds), two bathrooms (one with a shower and one with a bathtub), a living room, a dining area and a kitchenette.
All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD player, minibar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers.
Food and drink
The hotel has a restaurant that serves organic cuisine for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, such as rice porridge, miso soup, pickles, salad, bread, jam, honey, eggs, yoghurt, granola for breakfast; and soups, salads, sushi, tempura, noodles, rice, fish, meat, vegetarian options for dinner. The restaurant also has a children’s menu, board games and puzzles for entertainment. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients from local producers, and supports local artisans and craftsmen. The restaurant also has a bar that serves organic beers, wines and spirits.
Things to do
The hotel offers a range of activities to explore Azumino and its surroundings. You can join guided tours of the area, such as the Azumino Cycling Tour, the Azumino Hiking Tour or the Azumino Canoeing Tour. You can also rent a bike or a canoe and discover the area at yourown pace. For more relaxation, you can enjoy massages, sauna and jacuzzi at the hotel’s spa.
The hotel is located in the Azumino region of Nagano, a rural area known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The region is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Japanese Alps, which offer stunning views and outdoor activities. Some of the attractions near the hotel include:
Hotaka Shrine: A Shinto shrine that dates back to the 8th century, where you can admire its architecture and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere.
Daio Wasabi Farm: A large wasabi farm that produces high-quality wasabi and offers tours, shops and restaurants.
Rokuzan Art Museum: A museum that showcases the works of Rokuzan Ogiwara, a famous sculptor who lived in Azumino.
Azumino Glass Studio: A studio that produces beautiful glassware and offers workshops and exhibitions.
Yasuesou Biohotel welcomes kids of all ages. The hotel offers cribs, rollaway beds, high chairs and baby bath amenities upon request. The hotel also has a children’s menu, board games and puzzles for entertainment. Kids can enjoy spotting animals at the nearby Daio Wasabi Farm, visiting the Rokuzan Art Museum or playing at the Alps Azumino National Government Park.
Getting there Yasuesou Biohotel is located at 3550-1 Hotaka Ariake, Azumino-shi, Nagano-ken 399-8301, Japan. The hotel is easily accessible by train, bus or car. The nearest station to the hotel is Hotaka Station on the Oito Line - approximately 3 hours by train from Tokyo Station. From Hotaka Station, the hotel can be reached by taxi - approx. 10 minutes. Alternatively, for guests who are driving themselves, the hotel is approx. 3 hours drive from Tokyo or between 1 to 2 hours drive from Nagano or Matsumoto.
- Actively reduces consumption
- Sustainable build
- Solar powered or renewable energy
- Promotes local businesses
- Funds projects
- Local or organic food
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