Our Activities:Go, See & Do

Therapeutic bathing experience

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Nobi Nobi Morning Exercise

Stretching exercises.

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Picchio's Eco Tours

Ecotour guides

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Yojo Sojourn: Award-winning Destination Spa Program

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Horse Riding

Gallop through the national forests with a spectacular view of Mt. Asama.

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Meditation bath offers therapeutic bathing experience designed to release stress of your body and mind and stimulate the senses.

HOSHINOYA Spa offers three kinds of activities per day for relaxation in Meditation Bath.

Stretch and awake your body in the hot spring water for your beauty and wellness to start a day.
9:00-9:30 For gentlemen, 9:30-10:00 For ladies.
Free of charge
Please bring your bathing suits (Free rental available).
Reservation on arrival.

Let your body float and relieve the stress and create positive energy.
Free of charge
Please bring your bathing suits (Free rental available).
Reservation on arrival.

Relax and reset your body and mind with slow-movements experience which brings you a good quality of sleep.
Free of charge
Please wear comfortable clothes.
Reservation on arrival.

Why not take advantage of the invigorating morning air and join us for some stretching exercises? Give your mind and body the start they need to enjoy another perfect day.


Our experienced Ecotour guides will lead you through the Wild Bird Sanctuary for a truly unique experience.

Ecotours offer HOSHINOYA guests rare opportunities to enjoy and appreciate rich surrounding environment of idyllic Japan. Picchio Wildlife Research Center's guided ecotours has won the grand prize at the 1st Japan Ecotourism Awards hosted by the Ministry for the Environment. Our experienced Ecotour guides will lead you through the forest for a truly unique experience.

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The HOSHINOYA Karuizawa(Nagano, Japan) ‘Yojo Sojourn’ spa program has won the Crystal Awards Japan Professional Award for 2012 in the ‘innovation’ category!
Professional Awards are given in five categories, the others being design, concept, manager, and Japan. HOSHINOYA Karuizawa was singled out for its ‘Destination Spa’ special program.

Yojo Sojourn is a lifetime adjustment program designed to "Restore body and soul to their original capacities" .Different programs are available to suit your purposes over stays of between 2 nights/3 days and 6 nights/7 days. Programs are carefully tailored to fit individual customer requirements. !

A Course for Weight Loss “So”"
The purpose of the program is to learn (through experience) the way to natural health through a balance of diet and lifestyle, a fundamental health that resists disease and imbalance.

This So Program use time-tested eating habits to work for a defined goal, such as slimming the body by incorporating brown rice or learning a new, balanced eating plan. Guests who join the Yojo Program are encouraged to continue the eating plan set by our dietician.
Meals are 2 times each day, coordinated with a set wake up and sleeping time.
We recommend continuing your specific eating plan into your daily life.

Depending on your interests and body condition you may choose daytime activities that continue the program forward. We do not wish to place restraints on your stay; everything relating to the program is a suggestion. Still, to get the most from the program and establish a solid foundation for health, we recommend taking advantage of the rich surrounding nature of Karuizawa, the clean air from the forest and the pure, hot water from the mountains.

The Weight-Loss Course (a introductory course):
Price:125,000 yen per person based in double occupancy.
Reservation required 7 days before the day of participation.

Program includes …
-Accommodation Fee: 2 nights, 3 days
-Meals (not including drink) : 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners " at Kasuke Japanese restaurant in Hoshinoya Karuizawa. " -Spa treatment: Picchio Nature Watching Tour
-A consultation with a dietician trained in Eastern medicine regarding living habits.
-Other activities (please request additional information)

Horse Riding

Gallop through the national forests with a spectacular view of Mt. Asama.
Now offering a horseback riding experience at one of the best riding environments in Japan, the Asama Trekking. Even beginners can fully enjoy the time away from the daily grind in the grand nature.
Feel the rush as you ride the highlands towards Mt. Asama; an extraordinary and exhilarating time on horseback, an experience like no other.

Place : Asama Trekking
Course : Beginner to intermediate. Recommended for guests who want to get a full outdoors experience. A special scenic course, reserved exclusively for HOSHINOYA guests.
Duration : 60 minutes for horse riding.
Price : 14,000yen (not include tax and service charge)
Transfer Service : Courtesy shuttle service included
Reservations : Please make reservations at least 1 days in advance
Program Specials : Photos taken by the club staff, presented to guests at check out or by mail Offered 4 times a day.
All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

A terrace with a collection of 14 attractive shops with items from Shinshu and Karuizawa surrounded by the trees of Harunire. Take a stroll on the boardwalk by the waters, go shopping or enjoy a great meal featuring the local ingredients of Karuizawa.

Have fun shopping at the Karuizawa Outlet Mall near the JR Karuizawa Station South exit. A short walk from the shuttle bus stop for HOSHINOYA. Check here for the shuttle bus schedule.

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  • A: Check-in is at 3pm. Check-out is by 12 noon.

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Take in the gorgeous view of lush green gardens and mountains while relaxing in the fragrant Japanese cedar hot tub.
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