At Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, tucked away in a secluded corner of the mountains, a two-hour train ride from Tokyo, the spring waters leave you feeling cleansed from the inside out while the cuisine, reflecting Nagano’s natural bounty, renews body, mind, and spirit.
In Japan, the arrival of spring brings with it the promise of cherry blossoms - sakura in Japanese - and beautiful landscapes that range from white to pronounced pink. It is a time for celebrating life and calls for picnics in the parks, sitting below the cherry trees to enjoy all their beauty.
The event took place last weekend. Guests reflected on the momentous bee, and how the insect’s impact on human life can be experienced further in one of Relais & Châteaux’s many worldwide destinations.