In every beautiful locale in every country, there is a resort that offers personal space and time of unparalleled luxury and food and service that convey the highest level of hospitality, all infused with the local culture and natural environment. This is the experience promised by HOSHINOYA.
On the slopes of a hill overlooking Lake Kawaguchi, near Mt. Fuji, is HOSHINOYA Fuji. It is a resort that is intimate, hidden from the world by a pristine red pine forest and mountain mists, while also opening up to offer expansive vistas that can be viewed from the comfort of your own cabin. All the pleasures associated with camping are offered throughout the premises, to be enjoyed at your leisure. Your comfort and delight are ensured by our Glamping Masters--your personal guides to the joys that can be found in nature.
Glamping--which combines the words "glamorous" and "camping"--offers the standard camping experience, refined by four elements. One is a space for play that utilizes the forests, rivers, hills, and other features of the natural surroundings. Another element is the Glamping Masters--experienced camping experts who recommend unique activities tailored to each specific space, to enhance the guest's appreciation for nature.
For a comfortable stay, a guest needs both a public area for play and a room for privacy. Rooms at a true glamping resort must be places where the temperature is always ideal, the bed is always soft, and the bathroom is fully equipped. At the same time, the room must impart the specific feeling of comfort that one experiences in nature. The activities that a guest enjoys outside must not cease at the guestroom door.
Food offered at a glamping resort must be refined, but still recall the traditional camp meal experience. The chef must be an outdoors person who infuses their meals with their unique understanding of nature's finest gifts, offering guests a dining experience that goes above and beyond what one might expect from a typical camping trip.
HOSHINOYA Fuji offers a variety of activities, many of which take place on the Cloud Terrace. From lessons on how to brew an invigorating cup of coffee to walks through Aokigahara Forest--a national park also known as the "Sea of Trees"--there is always something to do, no matter the season or the weather. The resort's Glamping Masters are always on hand to offer their recommendations, as well as their assistance.
The cabins of HOSHINOYA Fuji are located in one section of a national park. As a result of volcanic activity 10,000 years ago, the landscape of this park is scattered with craters, ice caves, and mixed forests of deciduous trees and evergreens, as well as geographic formations that once enclosed Lake Kawaguchi. All this, untouched, is on display through the large cabin windows that overlook the scenery, with only the seasons transforming the landscape throughout the year.
The cabins have a minimalist design, allowing them to blend in with the forests that surround the resort's premises. Each cabin features adjustable air conditioning, a bed offering superior comfort, a sofa facing the outside view, an understated bathroom, and a balcony designed to draw you outdoors at any time of day.
Every cabin has a balcony that serves the function of the camping chair that might be placed outside a tent--a place where one can relax in peace. During the day, the balcony can be used as a sunroom where guests can have breakfast, read a book, or take a nap. At night, either a Glamping Master of the guests, themselves, can light a fire on the balcony to replicate the campfire experience.
One of the many draws of camping is eating outdoors. There is something about the natural environment that enlivens the flavor of the food. An enhanced version of this experience is offered at HOSHINOYA Fuji. The dining hall looks out on a serene red pine forest. Guests can take in the view as the chef grills large cuts of beef, preparing them to perfection, right there in the dining hall. Guests may also join him at the grill station for a more personal experience.
Campsite food should be simple and fun. This is the philosophy of chef Yuji Kanai. The simpler a dish, the more the flavor of the ingredients stands out. Kanai explores the local area to acquire the finest vegetables and beef available. The beef is grilled just enough to retain its original succulence. It is then served with a seasoning rack that includes the chef's special sauce so the guest may enjoy the meat to their preference.
Having the freedom to do as one wishes is a big part of camping. This is why guests are offered three entirely different dining options. Those who enjoy the communal buzz of a campsite may dine in the dining hall, which has a grill station in the center. Guests looking for something more intimate may also try their hand at Dutch oven cooking with their own private chef on the Cloud Terrace. For complete privacy, guests may even choose an outdoor dining experience in the comfort of their cabins.
Enjoy perfectly cooked dishes from the central grill station in a dining hall that overlooks a red pine forest.
Outdoor dining, with the scent of red cedars enhancing the meal.