Private Boat and Hot Springs! 5 Hoshino Resorts Hotels to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in 2024

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During spring time at Hoshino Resorts, plenty of unique accommodation plans and programs allow guests to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms. Here are five Hoshino Resorts hotels recommended for those visiting Japan to admire the cherry blossoms in the spring of 2024.

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Head to Hoshino Resorts in Spring: A Special Cherry Blossom Experience Awaits!

The beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom from March to April every year symbolize spring's arrival in Japan.

At this time of year, Hoshino Resorts offers unique accommodation plans and programs that coincide with the blooming cherry blossoms.

This article introduces five of the most recommended Hoshino Resorts hotels. Enjoy an exceptional cherry blossom experience alongside beautiful moments of spring.

1. HOSHINOYA Kyoto: A Private Terrace Surrounded by Cherry Blossoms

HOSHINOYA Kyoto is a hot spring inn located in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The inn is located at the end of a boat ride from Togetsukyo Bridge, passing through a beautiful cherry blossom landscape ranked among Japan's top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots. All rooms have river views, so you can enjoy the beautiful spring scenery of the Oi River and cherry blossoms from your window.

Our inn will hold a Cherry Blossom Viewing Stay in Oku-Arashiyama from March 25th to April 9th, 2024. With this plan, you can rent out the Hanazakura Terrace, which is surrounded by cherry blossoms, all day long and enjoy the cherry blossom scenery all to yourself.

Marvel at the cherry blossoms to your heart's content while lying on the sofa on the terrace. You'll be treated to welcome cocktails, sweets, and a special dinner in a private space.

Under the same plan, guests can savor a special breakfast the following morning on HOSHINOYA Kyoto's exclusive yakata boat ,Japanese pleasure boats, Hisui. Have a luxurious time while watching the cherry blossoms of Arashi Gorge illuminated by the morning sun from the boat.

Since this plan is limited to one group per day, we recommend making a reservation as soon as possible from the official website.

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HOSHINOYA Kyoto Official Website

2.Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito and Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin: Open Bus Tour around Cherry Blossom Spots

Hoshino Resorts KAI ItoIto in Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the leading hot spring towns in the Kanto region. In addition to being easily accessible from Tokyo in just 90 minutes by Shinkansen, it is an attractive destination to enjoy beautiful flowers year-round, including cherry blossoms in the spring.

Hoshino Resorts operates two hot spring inns in Ito: Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin, which offers ocean views in all rooms, and Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito, where guests can enjoy a Japanese garden.

From March 23rd to April 7th, 2024, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the Cherry Blossom Open Bus Tour will be hosted at these two inns. On this tour, you can ride an open-air bus to visit Izu's famous cherry blossom viewing spots and enjoy cherry blossoms looming over your head.

The approximately 170-minute tour includes a guide (in Japanese) who will explain the history and trivia of cherry blossoms unique to Izu. Then, see with your eyes, listen with your ears, and discover these new charms of cherry blossoms for yourself.

We'll also offer a limited number of sushi bentos called the "Ohanami Mari Sushi Bento," which will enhance your cherry blossom viewing during the tour. Finally, warm your body at the Hanami Onsen, where you can admire the cherry blossoms while soaking in hot springs. You'll be able to enjoy cherry blossoms to the fullest during the tour from start to finish.

Tour Overview

Period: March 23, 2024 (Sat) to April 7, 2024 (Sun)

Target audience: Guests staying at Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin and Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito (4 years old and older)

Tour participation fee: Free *The “Ohanami Mari Sushi Bento” is an additional 3,500 yen (tax included)

Note: This event may be canceled depending on the weather. The blooming period of cherry blossoms may also vary depending on the weather conditions.

How to make a reservation: Use the link below by noon the day before your tour.

Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin(Japanese)

Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito(Japanese)

Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin Official Website

Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito Official Website

3. Hoshino Resorts KAI Nagato: Experience Japanese Tea on a Riverbed Overlooking Cherry Blossoms

Hoshino Resorts KAI Nagato is a hot spring inn in Nagato Yumoto Onsen, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Otozure River, which flows in front of the inn, is lined with cherry blossom trees. The blossoms peak from late March to early April, attracting many people annually. 

Our inn will hold a program called Spring Riverbed Cherry Blossom Tea Time alongside a row of cherry blossom trees from March 26th to April 5th, 2024. During this period, you can enjoy a Japanese tea experience in front of cherry blossoms in full bloom on the private Riverbed Terrace set up above the river.

Your Japanese tea experience will begin after you've enjoyed a cherry blossom viewing lunch box with the seasonal blossoms right before your eyes. First, choose your favorite bowl from various tea bowls called Fukagawa Hagi-yaki ware. Next, use the container to make your own matcha and savor it with Japanese sweets.

Fukagawa Hagi-yaki ware

The inn also offers a program called the Night Cherry Blossom Viewing on the Riverbed, where you can enjoy illuminated cherry blossoms at night. In addition to enjoying original sweets and drinks along the riverbed terrace, a rental yukata (light cotton kimono) service is included in the program.

Program Overview

▼Spring Riverbed Cherry Blossom Tea Time

Period: March 26, 2024 (Tuesday) to April 5, 2024 (Friday)

Target audience: Guests only

Program participation fee: 10,000 yen (tax included) per person

Note: The period and contents may partially change depending on the situation.

How to make a reservation: Make a reservation here at least 5 days before your stay (Japanese)

▼Night Cherry Blossom Viewing on the Riverbed

Period: March 26, 2024 (Tuesday) to April 5, 2024 (Friday)

Target audience: Guests only

Program participation fee: 12,000 yen (tax included) per person

Note: The period and contents may partially change depending on the situation.

How to make a reservation: Make a reservation here at least 5 days before your stay (Japanese)

*Please apply at the time of reservation if you would like to rent a yukata (light cotton kimono).

Hoshino Resorts KAI Nagato Official Website

4.Hoshino Resorts KAI Tamatsukuri: Rickshaw Tour to Enjoy 400 Cherry Blossom Trees at Night

Hoshino Resorts KAI Tamatsukuri is a hot spring inn in Tamatsukuri Onsen, Shimane Prefecture, where all rooms have open-air baths. The Tamayu River flowing in front of the inn is one of Shimane Prefecture's most famous cherry blossom viewing spots, with 400 cherry blossom trees in full bloom spanning 2 kilometers on both banks in spring.

Our inn will hold the Sakura Mai Utamayura Stay from March 29th to April 4th, 2024. With this plan, you can enjoy the beautifully illuminated cherry blossoms while riding the inn’s private rickshaw once night falls. Enjoy Hanami Dango, mochi dumplings with matcha and cherry blossom flavors, and a cup of warm sakura tea.

The next day, we will prepare a special sushi bento called the "Ohanamimari Sushi Bento." We also recommend cherry blossom viewing during the day with a bento box, which offers a different scenery from the cherry blossoms at night.

In addition, you can take a bath while gazing at the cherry blossoms in the inn's large open-air bath. Enjoy the luxurious cherry blossom experience to your heart's content.

Plan Overview

Period: March 29, 2024 (Friday) to April 4, 2024 (Tuesday)

Target audience: Guests who booked this plan

Plan fees: Prices vary depending on the dates of your stay. Please check the plan reservation screen for details (Japanese).

Note: The night cherry blossom rickshaw experience may be canceled due to bad weather.

How to make a reservation: Make a reservation here at least 7 days before your stay (Japanese)

Hoshino Resorts KAI Tamatsukuri Official Website

5. HOSHINOYA Tokyo: Spectacular View of Cherry Blossoms on a Chartered Boat

HOSHINOYA Tokyo is a Japanese inn located in the center of Tokyo. Even though it is located in a big city, you can experience the hospitality only a ryokan can provide, making you feel closer to Japanese culture.

Our inn will hold the Haruhinata Cherry Blossom Viewing Boat from March 25th to April 10th, 2024. This is a special program where you can enjoy a scenic tour of cherry blossoms on a chartered boat. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can spend a luxurious time admiring the cherry blossoms in a private space.

To help you enjoy your cruise more elegantly, we have prepared special dishes with colorful seasonal ingredients and high-quality Japanese sake, packaged in the inn's original sageju (*).

*Sageju: A box with handles used to hold dishes and ingredients when eating out during the Edo period (1603-1868).

Program Overview

Period: March 25, 2024 (Monday) to April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

Target audience: HOSHINOYA Tokyo guests

Program participation fee: 140,000 yen (tax and 10% service charge included)

Note: The schedule and contents may partially change depending on the situation. You may not be able to see the cherry blossoms depending on the blooming situation. Transportation to the pier is not included in the price.

How to make a reservation: Make a reservation here at least 14 days before your stay (Japanese)

HOSHINOYA Tokyo Official Website

Enjoy Cherry Blossoms to the Fullest at Hoshino Resorts!

Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa cherry blossom viewing bath

In this article, we introduced five Hoshino Resorts hotels where you can fully enjoy the beauty of Japan's cherry blossoms.

At Hoshino Resorts, we offer a variety of accommodation plans and programs for you to enjoy Japan's four seasons to your heart's content, including cherry blossoms in spring, at accommodation facilities across the country.

Please take a look at the Hoshino Resorts official website and find something that interests you!

Hoshino Resorts Official Website

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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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