Volcanoes and water and forest. Nature both heals and inspires awe.
Amid the murmur of trees, the trickle of water, and the scent of soil, rediscover your true self. Nestled in the rich forest ecosystem of Sengokubara, NEST INN HAKONE HYOSEKIKAKU is a traditional hot spring inn that has been renovated with imagination and sensitivity.
Please come and experience the stillness of the true night, and the miracle of the morning’s first light. “Live with the forests – feel it with all five senses. And express your true self on a canvas of your own colors.
NEST INN HAKONE is the place where many thinkers and artists have been attracted.
We would like to be the “nest” of travelers
who feel the nature and be the fundational figures of a new age.
|NAME||NEST INN HAKONE HYOSEKIKAKU|
|OPERATING COMPANY||Hyoseki Hotel & Resort Co., Ltd.|
|LOCATION||〒250-0631 1290, Sengokuhara,Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0631, Japan |
|SCALE OF FACILITIES||SITE AREA/ 24,379㎡|
BUILDING AREA/ 19,540㎡
ARCHITECTURAL AREA / 240,250㎡
|FACILITIES||Hotels（4 Buildings）, Restaurant , Hot springs , Recreation facility, etc.|
During the late Meiji period in Japan, three entrepreneurs – Tokichi Shimada, Heishichi Tabata and Kahei Awashima – happened to acquire an area of land in Sengokubara. They saw great potential to develop the land into a leisure destination, and together they expanded their holding. Planning to build a private villa, they moved a traditional wooden, tea ceremony building - built by Shimada who was a skilled carpenter – from Tokyo and reconstructed it on the site.
That building became the “HYOSEKIKAKU HONKAN.
Working together with owner of a nearby inn, Shimada piped in hot spring water from the nearby Owakudani. In doing so, he set the stage for Sengokubara to develop into a hot spring resort.
From that time onwards, HYOSEKIKAKU has been known for its hot spring waters. It became famous as a favorite spot of Eijiro Kawai, a liberal sociologist of the pre-war era. Many of his books are said to have been written during stays at the inn.
His Imperial Highness Emperor Akihito also stayed on a number of occasions while he was crown prince.
Project director Tamotsu Yagi has supervised the fixtures and artworks in the restaurant and the guest rooms. Please enjoy the artworks of cutting-edge artists like Ms. Lauren McIntosh.