There are so many reasons for us to long for a trip to Japan, not least because of their wonderful ancient art of garden design.
Hoshinoya Karuizawa is a stunning hotel located in Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan.
The landscaped water gardens were designed by Hiroki Hasegawa. There is a natural hot spring at the heart of the hotel which sits in a valley at the foot of Mt. Asama. There are beautiful ancient trees, a river, small connecting bridges and winding scenic paths. The needs of the hotel and the existing natural environment are considered beautifully in the design, which is a triumph of serenity and meandering exploration.
What a wonderful place to rest ones head, cleanse the soul and inspire the mind.