Hakone Retreat villa 1/f [one-by-f]
To move off the beaten path in Japan is to discover a country of supreme beauty. To move into the world of Hakone Retreat före & villa 1/f, in Fuji-hakone-izu National Park two hours southwest of Tokyo, is to experience the country as an emperor might.
Set in a deep-green forest, Hakone Retreat uses simple modern architecture and large windows to draw one’s attention to the surrounding natural splendor. While före offers a resort experience, villa 1/f presents an entirely different hospitality concept within the same area, featuring 11 standalone spacious cottages, each with a hot spring bath and inviting wood stoves. Indeed, each villa is made from local trees and coexists perfectly with the surrounding forest.
Complementing one’s full immersion into a sensual environment, the hotel’s Woodside restaurant features masterpieces by Chef Inoue of the famed “L’ecrin Ginza” in Tokyo.