Set along the shoreline of Lake Akan, surrounded by ancient forest and with views of Mount Oakandake, Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza offers upmarket suite accommodation that skilfully blends Japanese tradition with modern comforts. This is a wonderfully serene and calm environment in which to relax away from the stresses of modern-day life. The elegant interiors are spacious and showcase the work of master wood carver Takeki Fujito, creating a rustic but opulent design.
Each suite is individually-furnished and includes a tatami mat room, living room, massage chair, separate bedroom, Western-style bathroom and wooden deck with private onsen, fed from Lake Akan’s natural hot spring. Most suites and decks enjoy glorious lake and mountain views. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, air purifier, fridge, kettle, tea set, coffee grinder and maker and minibar.
The hotel offers multi-course kaiseki fine dining enjoyed in private dining rooms. Guests can also enjoy boutique saki and a good choice of fine wines. The Za Bar features a counter crafted from a 10-metre long tree trunk and is a lovely location for a relaxing drink. As well as private onsen bathing, there are two shared hot spring baths on the upper floors with fine views of the scenery. Guests can also relax in the Listening Room or Library, book an in-room spa treatment or enjoy exploring the hotel’s onsite art gallery, Komori no Za. For those looking to unwind amid beautiful scenery in style and splendour, Tsruga Besso Hinanoza would be the ideal choice.