How fancy it is to have your stay in an environmentally protected national park combined with imperial cuisines and services. Such rare experience can only be found in the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel. It is a secluded forest landmark which serves as a base for exploring the beautiful Japanese Alps.
The hotel, which is operated by the Imperial Hotel, Ltd. of Tokyo, is located in the secluded corner of Chubu Sangaku National Park. It is a picturesque, timber-sided lodge which nestles high in the magnificent Japan. It was opened in 1933 to provide a means of convenient exploration of the nearby peaks and lush forests or the many levels of hiking trails in the area. It is said to be the first authentic mountain resort in Japan and is the best place to witness the changing seasons in the country particularly spring, summer, and fall. It is also a cool summer retreat for people who want to stay away from the sun’s scorching heat.
The hotel is known for offering special packages during special seasons. An example of this is the Special Package for Room and Breakfast which gives you the choice to have either American Breakfast in the Dining Room or Japanese Breakfast in the Azusa-an. Rooms are categorized into Twin Room A, B, or with veranda. Twin Room A is a lodge style with a sloped roof. Twin Room B is a spacious standard room accommodating up to 3 persons. The last one has a veranda facing the Hotaka Peaks. The rooms will only be available from April 26 to November 9, 2016, so better make your reservations.
Apart from American and Japanese cuisines, the hotel is also offering French cuisines and casual dining. French Cuisine is available in the rustic main dining room where food is served in an elegant setting blending in with traditional urban tastes. Ingredients used are seasonal in nature and coming from the region of Shinshu. You may opt to have a relaxing casual dining experience at the Alpenrose which serves western a la carte selections using local ingredients from Azumino.
This is the best cool summer retreat, especially for the Japanese city dwellers. Enjoy your days in the unblemished area of the glorious Japanese Alps!