[Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura] Let's enjoy the superb view of cherry blossoms with a water bicycle!

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Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura in Ibaraki Prefecture is the first hotel where you can enjoy cycling staying at Hoshino Resorts. From March 25th to April 10th, 2023, the limited-time event "Cherry blossom viewing Water Cycling" will be held.

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Cherry Blossom Viewing Water Cycling: A Spring Event You Can Experience at Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura

Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura is the first hotel in Hoshino Resorts where you can enjoy bicycles.

From March 25th to April 10th, 2023, we will hold an event called "Cherry blossom viewing Water Cycling" where you can have the superb view of cherry blossoms all to yourself from the surface of the river.

This event will be held at Shinkawa, a famous cherry blossom spot in Tsuchiura City, which is close to BEB5 Tsuchiura. You can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in a different way by riding a personal water bicycle that allows you to ride on water. This place, where cherry blossom trees continue for about 2km on both sides of the river, is one of the leading cherry blossom viewing spots in Tsuchiura.

While enjoying the spectacular view of the cherry blossoms, you can enjoy water cycling with sashima tea and sakuramochi from Shichino, a Japanese sweets shop that has been loved by locals for many years.

Feature 1: A water bicycle for enjoying cherry blossom viewing!

In this event, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing while cycling on the water with a personal water bicycle.

Water bicycles are highly stable and have excellent performance to prevent waves and wind, so you can enjoy water cycling comfortably. The normal speed is about 10km/h, so you can enjoy the cherry blossom arch as you progress slowly.

A personal water bicycle can change direction just like a normal bicycle by turning the steering wheel. When getting on and off, our staff will support you, so no need to worry!

Feature 2: Enjoy cherry blossoms all to yourself from the water

The Shinkawa River runs through Tsuchiura City from east to west. About 200 Somei Yoshino cherry trees are lined up on both banks for about 2 km.

Branches are spread widely from both banks to create an arch of cherry blossoms, so the cherry blossoms are reflected on the surface of the river.

Unlike on the ground, there are no cherry blossom viewers on the river, so you can enjoy the approaching cherry blossoms all to yourself.

Feature 3: Sakura Mochi, loved by locals

Japanese sweets are must bring item to enjoy cherry blossom viewing even more.

We offer Sakura Mochi inspired by cherry blossoms from the locally loved Japanese sweets shop Shichino, which has been in business for 70 years in Tsuchiura. It is a small size that you can eat with one hand so that you can enjoy it while watching the cherry blossoms on the water.

We will also prepare Sashima tea, which is mainly produced in Ibaraki's Sarushima plateau and is characterized by its rich aroma and richness.

Model schedule

12:30 Ride the bicycle from BEB5 Tsuchiura

12:45 Arrive at Shinkawa, receive a lecture on how to ride from the staff

13:00 Ride a water bike and enjoy cherry blossom viewing from the river

14:00 Finish activities and take a walk around Shinkawa

14:30 Departure from Shinkawa

14:45 After arriving at BEB5 Tsuchiura, return the bicycle

15:00 Check-in

Overview of "Cherry Blossom Viewing Water Cycling"

Period : March 25th to April 10th, 2023

Price includes: 4,000 yen per person (tax included)

Inclusions : water bicycle, life jacket, sakuramochi and sashimi tea set

Capacity : 3 people (minimum number of participants: 1 person)

Reservation : Reservation required 3 days in advance by phone (BEB5 Tsuchiura 029-825-0501)

Conditions of Participation: Guests *Height must be over 150cm tall

Remarks : Due to weather conditions, the event period may change. In water cycling, the staff will support the ride. During the activity, the staff will wait in a place where you can see them. Please come in comfortable clothes. Participation requires activity insurance.

What is Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura?

Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Tsuchiura, which opened on October 22, 2020, is the second BEB brand facility operated by Hoshino Resorts.

This is Hoshino Resort's first hotel where cyclists can enjoy bicycle trips through events and activity experiences.

Location : 3rd floor, Play Atre Tsuchiura, 1-30 Ariakecho, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture 300-0035

Phone : +81-50-3134-8096 (Hoshino Resort Reservation Center)

Number of guest rooms : 90, Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00

Price : From 6,600 JPY per night (per person when 2 people share a room, tax included, meals not included)

Access : 0 minute walk from JR Tsuchiura Station ticket gate

Official websitehttps://hoshinoresorts.com/en/hotels/beb5tsuchiura/roomsearch/

Learn more about Hoshino Resorts

In addition to this hotel introduced here, Hoshino Resorts offers a variety of events and lodging experiences.

For details, please check the Hoshino Resorts official website!


Picture courtesy of Hoshino Resorts

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Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates more than 60 accommodations both in and outside Japan with one of the following categories: luxury hotel brand "HOSHINOYA," hot spring ryokan brand "KAI," countryside resort hotel brand "RISONARE," city tourism hotel brand "OMO," free-spirited hotel brand "BEB," or other unique lodgings.

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