Archive: July 17, 2018

KOSEN

KAKU

KAISEKI CUISINE

Kosenkaku’s commitment to fine cuisine begins with the selection of ingredients.

We carefully select each ingredient based on the season and its location of produce, in order to provide the finest dishes. We select ingredients not only from the local Arima region, but also from places throughout Hyogo Prefecture, including such places with abundant nature, such as Awajishima and Tajima.

The ingredients we procure are cooked by expert chefs and painstaking effort is made in the presentation of such dishes.

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Kosenkaku’s master chef, Yasuhiro Morimoto was inaugurated as the President of the Hyogo Prefecture Cooking Association in July of 2017. He has served in key positions at renowned traditional Japanese restaurants, ryokans in the Kansai region,

and he joined Kosenkaku’s staff in 2007.

He has been in his current position since 2010. He has also jointly-published many books on the fundamental principles and techniques of Japanese cuisine.

VESSEL

Our carefully selected dishes enchant guests with

the changing colors of the seasons.

A Japanese spirit resides within the patterns, designs,

and colors of our dishes, which acts to further enhance

the beauty of each prepared dish.


ROOM

Main Building, Annex Building, East Building Each guest room is unique and each of them was painstakingly designed and individually crafted at the time of the inn’s establishment. We want our guest rooms to be a space in which each guest can feel welcome to create some of their most pleasant memories. Each room acts as the foundation of our hospitality to our guests.


“While bathing, a private mini-garden can be viewed from all of our main building’s bathrooms. These rooms are suitable for a wide variety of uses including both family and group use.”


An Enhanced Sense of Peace and Comfort

“While bathing, a private mini-garden can be viewed from all of our main building’s bathrooms. These rooms are suitable for a wide variety of uses including both family and group use.”

The Hospitality of Blissful Silence

What is the purpose of your trip? Within the hectic pace of your daily life, we provide a place where pinned and strained nerves can loosen and be relaxed. At Kosenkaku, we hope to continue to provide guests with access to such a space. Amidst the otherworldly scenery you will encounter, you will find our high quality hot spring, and our famed cuisine. and our famed cuisine. We are prepared to receive you and those who are important to you as guests to our inn. We promise you a calm and peaceful holiday stay.


Two Hot Springs with Different Characteristics

“The Arima Onsen hot springs boasts more than 1,300 years of history and is one of Japan’s three oldest hot springs or “”kosen.” It is also one of Japan’s three most famed hot springs renowned for its water quality. Among Arima’s hot springs, Kosenkaku is one of the few ryokan (Japanese-style inn) that possesses its very own hot spring source. Thanks to this in-house hot spring source, the abundant supply of water allows for frequent replacement of the hot spring water to keep the water fresh.”

“Kinsen” (Golden Spring)

“The hot springs of Arima Onsen can be traced back to ancient times, and since antiquity, they were often referred to as the “”best host springs in the known world.”According to tradition, it is said that during the Nara period, Gyouki, a Japanese Buddhist priest, began to use the hot springs as a form of medical treatment.Visitors can find the two Kanji characters that combine to mean “”Miraculous Spring”” engraved into our Iwaburo bath.”

The Rustic Iwaburo Bath That Has Continued to Pour Fresh Hot Spring Water Since the Inn’s Establishment

“As an original hot spring with its very own hot spring source, our Iwaburo bath has not changed since its founding and it remains popular to this day.The tubs made of sculpted rock provide the bath with a dignified and refined atmosphere.Even today, fresh Kinsen hot spring water continues to pour into the Iwaburo bath from our bountiful hot spring source.”

The space fine view bath octagonal Buddhist temple which is culture in accord with trees

“Hakkakudo is hot spring bath that allows guests to enjoy a view of the garden with its changing colors of each season.Hakkakudo’s ceiling, pillars, and door frames are constructed entirely of Japanese Cypress wood, and the floor is made of black granite that is pleasant to the touch.From inside the entirely glass-walled bath,please enjoy our onsen while gazing at the forest that overflows with nature.”


July 2018

Kosenkaku

One of the most luxurious hotels on the whole of the Italian Riviera

Imperiale Palace terrace

For over a century the Imperiale Palace has been the focus of Santa Margherita Ligure glamorous social whirl and high-profile cultural events.

At the beginning of the 1900’s royals, aristocrats, divas and intellectuals came to this splendid Belle époque property on the Italian Riviera for their holiday.

Imperiale Palace entrance
Imperiale Palace interior

Today, a century later, the peace enveloping the private park, the elegance of the historic Liberty style building, and the crystal clear water of Santa Margherita Ligure are still the same and the Imperiale Palace is still one of the most prestigious hotels in Liguria.

Imperiale Palace Hotel is the ideal getaway for those who seek comfort, elegance and style, a refuge offering high level services, vicinity with famous resorts such as Portofino, Rapallo, Camogli, Sestri Levante and Genoa.

Imperiale Palace sea overview

Whichever category of room chosen, staying at Imperiale Palace means to experience the same exquisite combination of old world charm and contemporary 5 star comfort.

Luxury suite

Antique or in style fittings, glass chandeliers, sea view balconies, en-suite marble bathrooms, stuccoes and fresco paintings, framed mirrors.

Superior room

Those looking for the ultimate in luxury, will want to try and book one of the three Imperial Suites; to sleep beneath frescoed ceilings, surrounded by antiques and crystal chandeliers. 89 rooms on 5 floors: 66 doubles and 5 singles, 3 Imperiale Suites, 15 Junior Suites, all provided with air conditioning, wi-fi connection, minibar, safe, direct telephone line, color TV and radio.

Superior room sea view

THE LUXURY JEWEL of the Italian Riviera.

Belmond Hotel Splendido overview

From stars above a moonlit ocean to swaying palms in the gardens, live la dolce vita in Portofino. Belmond Splendido Mare offers serene harbour views and a celebrated waterfront restaurant.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor returned time and again to Belmond Hotel Splendido—and it’s easy to see why. A beautifully restored former 16th-century monastery, it is the epitome of Italian glamour.

Belmond Hotel Splendido swimming pool

Stylish accommodation in the heart of picture-perfect Portofino.

Portofino overview
Belmond Splendido Mare double room
Belmond Splendido suite

Our bright and inviting Double Rooms are ideal luxury retreats after a day exploring the Ligurian Riviera. Step inside and discover a haven of comfort.

Double garden view room

Su Gologone terrace

Twenty-five kilometres from the nearest beach, Su Gologone lies in the heart of Barbagia – a part of the island rich in traditions and history. Ancient olive trees and vineyards cling to the slopes of the mountainous Supramonte area, where the air is fragrant with myrtle and rosemary.

Only 25km from the nearest beach, the hotel is surrounded by Mediterranean flora – geraniums, hydrangeas, bougainvillea and prickly pears – and steeped in the art and culture of a part of the world that is both rugged and refined. Every detail of the hotel reflects the character its location.

Wild suite

ART STUDIO SUITE

This room was originally Giovanna’s atelier, where she used to paint.

Because of the beauty and the energy of the space, which has its own private rose garden, she felt she couldn’t keep this special corner of peace and tranquility, just steps from the swimming pool, to herself and so she has decided to share her atelier with guests who would like to paint or do something creative while on holiday at su Gologone.

Su Gologone Art Studio Suite

Paintings, sculptures and other works of art can be found in rooms, common areas and, of course, in the Botteghe d’arte (The Art and Craft Studio) but the Atelier offers a new way to experience art at the hotel. Its explosion of colours is perfectly complemented by the assortment of brushes, canvas, coloured pencils and paper and an easel, placed at the disposal of guests.

Atelier Art Studio Suite
Art Studio Suite Bedroom

It’s own private world, the Atelier comes with everything the aspiring artist needs. The en suite bedroom can be shut off behind sliding doors, and comes with all the mod-cons; a 40” TV, CD player, iPad and free wifi.

Art Studio Suite Bathroom

Forte village waterfront swimming pool
Forte village wedding on the beach

Nestled among 47 hectares of beautiful gardens along a white sand beach on the sunny south coast of Sardinia, the resort offers you a choice of 5 five star hotels and 3 four star hotels plus 11 luxury villas. You have a choice of gourmet and buffet restaurants, up to 21 in high season, numerous swimming pools, infinite activities for couples and families and a charming piazza with fashion boutiques and evening entertainment under the stars.

Discover the luxurious sea-view suites at Hotel Il Castello

Spectacular sea views. Liberty, lightness, fascination. Dedicated concierge.

Imperial suite
Terrace suite

Masterpieces of elegance, luxury and seclusion, the suites on the 4th and 5thExecutive floors of Hotel Il Castello are served by a private lift. They offer spectacular, sweeping views over the sea and gardens at Forte Village Resort, stretching as far as the mountains.

Imperial suite

Beautiful beach

Coccaro Beach Club

Capitolo – Monopoli – Bari – Puglia

Unique in Puglia, among the best 10 beach Clubs of the Mediterranean. Exclusive restaurant and venue on the sea. Tradition & Comfort for an unforgettable. A long beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by secular dunes and beautiful sand gardens.

A beautiful lounge bar, Palms, soft linen tents, carpets and old lanterns all under a beautiful cover for bad weather. Professional service & Gourmet food by our chefs for a special day !

Swimming pool
Tent Room
Restaurant detail

IL NUOVO LOOK DEI MATRIMONI A COCCARO BEACH PUGLIA WEDDING

History of Torre Coccaro

Torre Coccaro is a Masseria set in a vaste estate overlooking the sea dating back to XVI century.Surrounded by olive groves more than 800 years old, almond trees, carob trees, this tower used to be part of a line of defense of towers watching the invading Saracens, now has been restored in a 5 star country house.

Beautiful entrance

In the main courtyard there is the original chapel from 1730, still holding mass and used has a point of pilgrimage for the fishermen living in the little coastal village of Savelletri. Next to the courtyard we find the ortus conclusus a big vegetable garden surrounded by fortified walls that before used to be the place were they got the limestone to build the Masseria, you can walk under the columnade full of local grapes ripe in august and September and you can see the ingenious methods of irrigation made from old wells and channels using the gravity force.

Original 1730 chapel
Hotel overview 

On the terrace of the tower you find the old pigeon tower used for sending messages during the wars. In the huge caves there are the old olive mill and the sheep quarters dating back to the year 1000.