Echigo Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. There is an inn called Satoyama Juchou, which coexists with an old private house with shiny black beams and pillars that have withstood heavy snowfalls, giving a sense of the good old days.
In this article, I will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of Satoyama Juchou in Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture.
Location of Satoyama Jutaro
Satoyama Jutaro is located in Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture.
Echigo Yuzawa is located in Yuzawa-cho, Minami-uonuma-gun, and is a hot spring resort surrounded by rich nature including Tanigawa-dake, one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan.
Many people visit the area throughout the year to enjoy winter sports such as skiing, camping, trekking, and many other outdoor activities.
There are also many famous sightseeing spots around Echigo Yuzawa, such as Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Yuzawa Kogen Alp no Sato, Dora Gondola, Tashiro Ropeway, Nii Lake (Nii Dam), and OKKY Museum at Oku Kiyotsu Power Plant. There are also many famous sightseeing spots such as Lake Nii (Nii Dam), Okuseizu Power Plant, OKKY Museum, etc. You can stay at Satoyama Jutaro and enjoy these sightseeing spots.
Attractions of Satoyama Jutaro
The main attraction of Satoyama Jutaro is the hot spring named “Yukoro Amanogawa”.
“This hot spring was once ranked first in the “Best Hot Spring” category of the “30 Travel Professionals’ Choice of the Best Japanese Inns in 2014.
The scenery is breathtaking, especially in spring when there is still snow on the mountains, and from the first snowfall in autumn to early winter.
If the weather is good, you can see the starry sky and the Milky Way crossing overhead from the open-air bath.
Satoyama Jutaro Room
Satoyama Juchou offers a total of 13 guest rooms that coexist with old traditional Japanese houses and are harmoniously furnished with furniture from the world’s leading designers and contemporary art that inspires creativity and creativity.
Satoyama Jutaro is not a traditional Japanese inn, nor is it a hotel that competes in service, but it is very comfortable and will make you forget the fatigue of travel.
There are many different types of rooms to choose from, such as the Kura twin room with open-air bath, the View maisonette suite with open-air bath, the View maisonette suite with open-air bath, the View folding twin room with open-air bath, and the View corner suite with open-air bath.
One of the most recommended is the “detached house” just outside the entrance.
The rooms are separated from the reception and guest room buildings, so you can not only relax and enjoy your stay without worrying about your surroundings, but also have a bright room with plenty of light coming in through the large windows and an open-air bath that is larger than the other rooms. There is also a loft with chairs on a bedside ladder.
Cooking at Satoyama Jutaro
Satoyama Jutaro’s dishes are prepared with plenty of fresh vegetables from the region.
The most important thing is for you to feel the power of the ingredients. You can enjoy the cuisine at the restaurant “SANABURI”, which aims to create a new kind of cuisine that is not bound by genre, based on the concept of “cuisine that makes your body feel light”.
The cuisine is prepared by the chief food creator who trained at Kyoto’s Kichisen, which has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide Kansai, and a chef who studied Ayurveda in Sri Lanka and is skilled in vegan cuisine.
Their dishes, which you will never find anywhere else, are full of mysterious charm that will make you want to eat them again and again.
Basic information about Satoyama Jutaro
|Facility Name||Satoyama Jutaro|
|Address||1209-6 Osawa, Minamiuonuma City, Niigata Japan|
|Budget||Approx. 46,000 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
In this article, I have introduced the charms of Satoyama Juchou, an inn that coexists with an old private house with shiny black beams and pillars that have withstood the heavy snowfall of the past, in a satoyama rich in nature where various stories unfold from season to season in Echigo Yuzawa.
Satoyama Juchou is not a traditional Japanese inn, nor is it a hotel that competes in service, but it is a restful inn that gives you a sense of nostalgia.
If you have a chance to visit the area, why not give it a try?