The one-offs that make Edinburgh brilliant
Hoshinoya Karuizawa, Japan
Beside the Tombo-no-yu hot springs at the foot of a volcano and surrounded by lush maple forests, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re just an hour from Tokyo’s chaos. The peaceful Hoshinoya Karuizawa is a traditional ryokan with a minimalist, contemporary twist. The secluded resort harnesses geothermal heat from the spring and hydroelectricity from the mountain streams, making it almost energy independent. Its conservation programme works to protect bears in the region, and runs twilight nature tours among thousands of fireflies.
Rooms from £432.
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Eco friendly my eye!
With the prices being charged at these hotels only the rich will be able to sample their delights. What about the pollution from their private jets and helicopter transfers?
They will have the best food flown in from all over the world.
They are just expensive hotels with marketing to attract the psuedo 'friends of the earth'.