Shizuoka Prefecture Shuzenji Asaba
静岡県 修善寺 あさば
The beauty of plain wood, a solid presence for the future
Take one step into this inn and unintentionally, you’ll stand up straighter when greeted by the minimalism of an array of unfinished wood and tatami. The etiquette of removing one’s shoes at the genkan (entrance) is the foundation of the invitation to come inside, but the spacious agarikamachi (entry platform) is magnificent, creating a stage for the performance of an extraordinary beginning to your stay. In the rear of the genkan is a large pond, and beyond that, you can see a Noh stage. The hall following the entrance corridor and the area facing the pond garden are flanked by floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and guests are guided to their rooms while enjoying the dazzling view of the garden.