Relais & Châteaux joins Taittinger to honor the precious value of passing along expertise by awarding the Heritage Trophy to the entire team of Asaba in Izu, Shizuoka. For no fewer than 543 years, this ryokan has been upholding an art of hospitality that has evolved over time, through successive generations, and the descendants of its founders. Demonstrating their unshakeable loyalty to exquisite care for guests, some of Asaba’s fifteen employees have been working there up to forty years.
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. It is said that the great teacher of Japanese Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, bathed every morning in the river Katsura and emerged purified. A few minutes from this river, the hotel Asaba submerges you in the Japan of legends: traditional “Noh” theatre performed by the riverside. After a game of golf in picturesque surroundings, leave your kimono behind and enjoy the pleasures of an open-air bath filled with spring water. The restaurant serves traditional dishes with delightful combinations of sweet and savoury flavours. In the lounge, relax in a chair designed by famous Italian-American Harry Bertoia and in the garden, be inspired by the sweet fragrances of nature. ... Learn moreless