Hotel Fukinomori

Kiso Fukushima, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

At a Glance

  • This countryside property offers spectacular views over forests and rolling valleys from its hillside location

  • Both its indoor and outdoor hot spring baths boast far-reaching views and mesmerising panoramas of the surrounding hills

  • The rooms are largely Japanese in style, with tatami mats and futon beds, though a number offer western beds and all feature ensuite bathroom facilities

  • Traditional Japanese dishes are served for breakfast and dinner, with local and seasonal ingredients such as Kiso beef and sashimi

  • The nearby towns of Tsumago and Magome offer a chance to explore well-preserved Edo-era buildings while the hills offer hiking trails, waterfalls and boating trips

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Japan has four seasons, similar to the UK and is best visited in spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. December to January can be cold with snow and the summer is hot and humid. The end of March and early April is a particularly good time to visit as this is the cherry blossom season as is October for the autumn colors.

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The remote and scenic location of this small hotel creates a tranquil escape, bolstered by the indoor and outdoor hot spring baths with far-reaching views over the hills and forests, and the delicious meals with ingredients from the local Kiso area.

With an elevated position 20-minutes outside Tsumago and scenic views out over the forest-clad hills beyond, Hotel Fukinomori offers a serene spot in which to unwind with the hot spring waters of the onsen, the fresh, seasonal ingredients of the meals and the opportunity to explore the temples, farms and rural walking trails of the area. 

The 12 rooms are either Japanese or Western in style, with futons or standard beds. Each features an ensuite bathroom and large glass doors that lead onto a balcony overlooking the hills below, with seating areas allowing you to relax and enjoy the views from the privacy of your room. Ranging from the 16sq.m Standard Room to the 29sq.m Special Room, they can accommodate two to seven guests. Complimentary WiFi is available in the guestrooms and communal areas. 

Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room, with seasonal and local ingredients taking center-stage. From stone-roasted Kiso beef to salted calamari and Shinshu salmon, the meals are freshly and thoughtfully prepared with a changing menu that reflects the seasons. Lunch boxes can also be provided on request. 

The hotel boasts six indoor and outdoor hot spring water baths with both public and private bathing available. Surrounded by forests and looking out over the hills, the hot water of the open-air baths offer a relaxing escape, while the indoor bath features large windows that also frame the views of the lush hills and forests.

While a dip in the hot spring waters is a must, the local area offers a range of activities and sights to explore. The historic town of Tsumago is a short drive, as is the Edo-era town of Magome, while the surrounding forests offer treks to waterfalls, mountain hikes and boat trips. 

Hotel Fukinomori’s remote location and picturesque surrounds add to the deep relaxation of the hot spring baths and the quiet simplicity of the accommodation to offer a restful escape away from the city.

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Location & directions

Kiso Fukushima, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

Located around 20-minutes outside Tsumago, Hotel Fukinomori can be reached by train from Tokyo in 3 hours 40 minutes, or by car in approximately 4 hours 45 minutes. It is a 20-minute drive from JR Nagiso Train Station.

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