Relais & Châteaux
Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of 540 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele.
Relais & Châteaux is established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.
Relais & Châteaux members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014.
"""Beniya Mukayu is a cozy 17-room hotel that embraces a wild garden with red pine, cherry, maple, camellia and many other trees in the mountains of Yakushiyama, Yamashiro Onsen. Sun-dappled leaves wave in the breeze against the backdrop of a blue sky, and a pleasant scent of trees wafts in the air. Our wish for you is that you leave behind your daily routine and spend a quiet, blissful time tuning in to the rhythms of nature. The building's open-plan design will give you a constant awareness of the beautiful surrounding landscape. Every room is equipped with an open-air bath so that you can mentally and physically relax in your own private spa. Please have an enjoyable, relaxing stay at Mukayu."" Kazunari Nakamichi Beniya Mukayu Owner"See Details
Bettei Senjuan locates in quiet and moutain area along the Tanigawa river. With the seasonal elegance of Mt. Tanigawadake, it offers the most excellent relaxation space harmonized with traditional Japanese-style and modern's.See Details
Experience Kinosaki Onsen at Nishimuraya Honkan, a ryokan with 150 years of tradition, a large Japanese garden, traditional Japanese-style guest rooms, and top-class Japanese kaiseki cuisine.See Details
"Tobira Onsen Myojinkan sits 1,050m above sea level nestled away in Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture, surrounded by the beautiful natural environment. Established in 1931, Myojinkan has a history of 80 years and is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world offering bubbling hot springs amidst a tranquil and remote natural environment. Tobira Onsen Myojinkan combines the elements of a traditional Japanese inn with all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel. Enjoy the serenity of the murmuring brooks, tranquil bird song, conifers swaying gently in the breeze and snow covered vistas and feel the stress and tension melt away. Experience the unique beauty of the four seasons and true Japanese hospitality at Tobira Onsen, Myojinkan for a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime. "See Details
Gora Kadan is not a hotel but a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Its building and facitlities have earned high praise for its design, blending Japanese tradition along with modern design elements.See Details
The great teacher of Japanese Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, is said to have bathed every morning in the Katsura river and got refreshed. A few minutes from this river, Asaba submerges you in the Japan of legends: traditional 'Noh' theatre performed by the riverside. After a game of golf in picturesque surroundings, leave your kimono behind and enjoy the pleasures of an open-air bath filled with hot spring water. The restaurant serves traditional dishes with delightful combinations of sweet and savoury flavours. In the lounge, relax in a chair designed by famous Italian-American Harry Bertoia and in the garden, be inspired by the sweet fragrances of nature.See Details