Hoshino Resorts KAI

What is "KAI"?

A brand of luxury boutique hot spring ryokan managed by Hoshino Resorts. Through the baths, dining and KAI Activities (entertainment where you can enjoy the traditional crafts and culture), your wish for a unique and exclusive Japan trip will come true. Experience the unparalleled hospitality of KAI ryokan for yourself.

14 unique KAI ryokans spread out across Japan

Aomori Nikko Izu/hakone Nagano Lake Hamana (Shizuoka) Kanazawa Shimane Oita
Aomori Nikko Izu/hakone Nagano LAKE HAMANA (Shizuoka) Kanazawa Shimane Oita

Hoshino Resorts KAI Tsugaru

A hot spring ryokan with over 800 years of history that stands in the inner parlor of Hirosaki

Overlook a quaint garden as you soak in a bath made from "ancient hinoki", cypress trees over 2000 years old

Enjoy a powerful Tsugaru shamisen performance in front of a mural of Tsugaru scenery

Feast on kaiseki meals filled with the rich flavors of Aomori's coast


Hoshino Resorts KAI Kawaji

A quiet getaway along the banks of a stream, with the sounds of a water mill in the air

Enjoy the sounds of a bubbling stream as you soak amidst the four seasons of nature

Try your hand at small rotary quern to grind soy beans and Yashu hemp paper making at the Satoyama Workshop

Enjoy kaiseki meals bursting with fun and the high-class feel of Satoyama (homage to pastoral Japanese scenery)


Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa

Standing in the middle of a forest, all rooms feature the area's traditional craft arts

Soak in the famous spring waters as you gaze upon nature

See a performance which showcases Mashiko-yaki ceramic instruments

Enjoy authentic and playful kaiseki meals featuring the local specialty: Ryujin-nabe hotpot


Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko

Lake Chuzenji spreads out before you from the comfort of your room

Indoor baths with hinoki cypress and open-air baths made from rocks; indulge in whatever suits you

Nikko-geta (straw sandals) show where you can feel 400 years of history

Enjoy special kaiseki course meals with yuba (tofu skin) on gorgeous Nikko-bori ware


Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone

A serene resort sitting at the entrance of Hakone in the embrace of nature

Open-air bath with picturesque views

Get a feel for hakone's local craft at the Parquetry CHAYA

Japanese kaiseki meals featuring the four seasons of Japan


Hoshino Resorts KAI Atami

An Edo era hot spring ryokan just 45 minutes from Tokyo, offering stunning views from its cliff-top perch

Baths sourced from Izusan Onsen, one of Japan's top 3 ancient springs

Atami geisha carrying on the traditions from the Meiji era

Seasonal kaiseki with ocean and mountain flavors, such as the alfonsino steamed with eight seasoning 'Irisake' seasoning made of Japanese sake and plums


Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito

All baths are fed directly by Ito Onsen, famous for its skin rejuvenating effects

Features an open-air bath fed by a spring waterfall, as well as an outdoor pool open all year round

Enjoy the camellia which blooms in the warm Ito climate, and try your hand at making camellia oil

Japanese kaiseki meals bursting with the flavors of Izu's ocean waters


Hoshino Resorts KAI Anjin

Filled with maritime antiques, you'll feel like you're on a seatrip

The ultimate open-air bath experience with spectacular ocean views

Hear local lore about the first Western samurai who built ships at nearby Ito port

Japanese-style kaiseki meals with a hint of British essence


Hoshino Resorts KAI Alps

Grand re-opening in Dec 2017. A hot spring ryokan with a Japanese countryside theme

Forest-enclosed open-air baths with spectacular view of the majestic Alps

Enjoy light meals and alcohol around a fireplace at Sunken Hearth Bar

Kaiseki meals with "yuki-nabe" recreates the image of region's snow melting in the spring


Hoshino Resorts KAI Matsumoto

Architecture meets modern art in this beautifully traditional resort located in the Asama Onsen area

Multi-feature hot spring baths spread out over two bath houses

Experience Matsumoto, the capital of music, through a live concert

Seasonal kaiseki meals featuring Wagyu beef and Shinshu wine


Hoshino Resorts KAI Enshu

Located where the best green tea in all of Japan is, all rooms have stunning views of Lake Hamana

Soothe your weary body with baths that feature floating baskets of tea leaves

A tea party to enjoy the allure of tea is held daily

Kaiseki meals featuring the famous char-grilled eel with sweet sauce


Hoshino Resorts KAI Kaga

High-class accommodation fusing traditional Kaga architecture with the modern, just 30 minutes from Kanazawa

A beautifying hot spring with 1300 years of history

The traditional regional dance "Kaga Shishimai" is performed every night

Eat extravagant Kaga cuisine using traditional ware "kutaniyaki" and "yamanaka-shikki"


Hoshino Resorts KAI Izumo

Have your fill of Tamatsukuri Onsen, "hot spring of the gods", at this ryokan with open-air baths attached to all rooms

Enjoy the hot spring water like a natural skin lotion that smooth the skin

Delight in tea culture and the mystical Kagura dance

Feast on kaiseki meals featuring seasonal dishes, such as the snow crab


Hoshino Resorts KAI Aso

Secluded rooms commanding expansive views of the five peaks of Aso

Become one with nature as you soak in the open-air bath on the terrace of all rooms

Learning about Mt.Aso and its volcano at the “Caldera Bar” with a local drink

Savor Kyushu-only flavors, sourced from the mountains and sea