Chikusenso, at the base of Mt. Zao, is a luxury retreat surrounded by waterfalls, trees, and a bamboo forest. Everything about the resort encourages relaxation. The forest setting encompasses more than 66,000 square meters, providing ample opportunity to take in the beauty of Mt. Zao in peace. The beauty of the forest changes with each season, making Chikusenso a year-round delight.
Natural hot-spring water flows from the mountain, and a dedicated men’s and women’s onsen area provides the opportunity to bathe indoors and out. The spa has a full menu of treatments and massage. All suites come with a private outdoor onsen, while deluxe room guests can reserve a time in one of the two private outdoor baths at check-in. The elegant bar is just the place for a drink before dinner or after a hot-spring soak. The restaurant, Kamijin, offers haute cuisine featuring the best of seasonal, local produce from Miyagi prefecture and pairs it with local wines and the finest sake. No matter the season, a stroll through the forest or a hike in the snow is better when you can unwind afterward in a luxury suite, spoiled by the setting, the staff, and the amenities.