Explore Japan's countryside from an elegantly restored farmhouse

The Expedition Hotel Zenagi

There are just three suites at Zenagi, an elegantly restored farmhouse in the Kiso Valley in Nagano, which makes staying here truly special. The property retains its historical features but brings all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. Duplex suites incorporate traditional design elements such as washi paper screens and urushi lacquer floors. Bathrooms are tile-lined, featuring cedar tubs crafted by local artisans, that look out onto a private zen garden. Two chefs create stunning meals from local produce, choosing the best of the season. The dining room and the common areas all have custom-made furniture carved from local wood. Comfort, relaxation, exploration, and nourishment are the goal of Zenagi.

An activity program is available to each guest. A professional guide will consult with you and create a bespoke itinerary. Options include a hike of Nakasendo Kodo, canyoning in the beautiful Kiso river gorge, visiting a nearby village, cycling through rice terraces, or paragliding to get a bird’s-eye view of the Japanese Alps. Zenagi is a magical place in the Kiso Valley. Let it enchant you.


222 Tadachi, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano

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