In May, Residence Yasushi took on the renovation of Himecho. We have been busy bringing modern infrastructure to a historic house with well over a century of history - one of the oldest residences in Nozawaonsen, in preparation for the discerning guests that we welcome at Resident Yasushi.
This December, Himecho@Yasushi will be relaunched as part of Residence Yasushi’s accommodation offering. This gives us a villa we can offer to private groups - a frequent request over our first year of operation. It brings this lovely old building, located in the quiet Ogama district, back to its roots. The old Himecho was previously a ryokan welcoming guests visiting the onsen and slopes of Nozawa Onsen. Guests enjoyed its central position and warm hospitality.
Updating this wonderful old machiya-style house with more modern lifestyle elements has been a labour of love and an exercise in finding creative solutions to what often appeared as insurmountable conundrums; when space constraints and respect for a traditional layout collided with the improvements necessary to modern lifestyles. We are proud to have created atmospheric living spaces for guests to relax in together without foregoing modern conveniences.
We hope you will agree that the attention to detail our guests have enjoyed at Residence Yasushi has been replicated in this unique, intimate and historic setting. Step out of your front door and watch vegetables and eggs being cooked by villagers (note, only villagers allowed!) in the Ogama hots springs.
Himecho@Yasushi is ideal for families and private groups who believe a deeper taste of a Japanese lifestyle will enhance their visit. Japan's traditional intimate abodes with elegant, pared down essentials and an eye for detail and quality are our inspiration here.