Monday, December 10, 2012

WHERE I WANT TO BE: Asaba, Shizuoka, Japan

Step back in time and into the Japan of centuries past; into a world of beauty and simplicity next to the river Katsura. Asaba welcomes guests to the kind of place that legends are made of.

Choose between twelve rooms and five suites designed with simple, gorgeous Japanese luxury in mind. This may be an old inn, but it has been impeccably maintained and perfectly updated and is now a lovely ryokan.

If you feel the need to get out and explore, the Hakone National Park, Izu Peninsula, and Mount Fuji are all located in the same region as Asaba. Or simply spend a day or evening in the town of Shuzenji. When you’ve made Asaba your temporary home, you won’t want to leave it for long.