The Iizuka-tei boutique hotel is truly unique. This 200-year-old mansion, which has been registered as a cultural heritage property, has now been renovated and converted into a premium quality hotel. The main building itself is typical of the Edo period, with lots of wood and a gently sloping roof; the sort of place that transports you back to another, more gracious and tranquil era. But its accommodation now comes fully equipped with superlative furnishings and an apartment-style layout that offers light and space, a comfortable living area that looks onto tranquil, beautifully tended gardens, authentic dining and a complete kitchen, offering guests a real home from home.
When they do want to get out and explore, they’ll be treated to an unforgettably warm and courteous welcome from the people of Nakagawa machi, the nearby town. Here they can dine, shop and enjoy a range of activities guided by local hosts. We particularly recommend a stroll around the Forest of Delight, an enchanted wood where art lives and breathes among the trees. Just a little farther afield, there’s a crystal-clear river, totally unspoiled farming villages amid hills and mountains, hot springs, sake breweries and craft workshops. For golf fanatics there are some top class courses and for gourmets there are restaurants serving wild boar, a delicious local specialty that shouldn’t be missed.
To make the stay simply perfect, the multilingual staff at the hotel are committed to giving the best service and experience before, during, and after the guests’ stay. The hotel is situated just two hours northwest of Tokyo, and within 1.5 hours by car to the Nikko world heritage site. For more information and bookings, get in touch with our reservation team in Japan at: