A New Ritz-Carlton Will Open in Nikko, Japan on Open May 22, 2020

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A Luxury Hotel 2 hours North of Tokyo's Asakusa Station, along the Tobu Railway Line

NIKKO, Japan - PrZen -- Tobu Railway Group announces the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko on May 22, 2020.  Located in Nikko, Japan, just two hours north of Tokyo's Asakusa Station, along the Tobu Railway Line, the hotel will be situated along magnificent Lake Chuzenji, Japan's highest altitude lake, with spectacular lake-front views. It will be the first Ritz-Carlton to feature luxuriating hot spring baths, invigorating guests with Japan's ultimate relaxation hospitality.

The hotel is designed as luxury residence blending with the natural environs. It will be a modern, luxury resort with a unique flair, incorporating traditional Japanese craftsmanship, reflecting the culture and natural beauty of Oku-Nikko – deep, wilderness Nikko. For more than a century, this area has been renowned as a place to cool off from the heat and humidity of summer in Tokyo.

The communal baths, including a rotenburo or outdoor bath, will be filled with the natural mineral waters from the area hot springs that offer therapeutic benefits to the muscles and skin. Views of Mt. Nantai, Nikko's most prominent peak and the Kegon Falls, one of Japan's tallest waterfalls are within walking distance and hiking trails abound. With all this, guests will have a truly memorable experience replete with natural beauty, culture and history.

About the Hotel

■ Luxury Area Divided into Three Zones After passing through the arrival lobby, guests can enter the hotel's three different luxury areas. The Lobby Lounge, which is well lit with natural light is designed with warm wooden features and a nod to the history of Nikko. The Library includes large tables made from walnut trees and sofas, providing a relaxing space for reading at any time of day. The Bar offers whiskeys carefully selected from Japan and further afield as well as original cocktails. The lounge and surrounding area include a collection of around 20 precious artworks that have stood the test of time, with the Japanese spirit of these pieces complementing the view of the changing seasons from the hotel's windows.

■ High Quality, Richly Atmospheric Guest Rooms All 94 guest rooms at the hotel are larger than 57m2 in size. Each room also has not only a private balcony but also an additional area designed to resemble a traditional Japanese engawa (sunroom), making a relaxing space in which guests can truly appreciate their expansive natural surroundings. The room interiors feature a sophisticated, coordinated color scheme, and capture the essence of Japan's history and culture with details inspired by the local Tochigi Prefecture craft of Kanuma Kumiko. Suites, which include the nine 'Lake Chuzenji View Suites' and the ten 'The Ritz-Carlton Suites', which are 277m² in size, are perfect for the ultimate Nikko vacation encapsulating nature, history and refined surroundings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is surrounded the natural beauty and spirituality of Oku-Nikko

■Nature:FOREST BATHING / NATURE CYCLING Hotel guests can enjoy the beauty of Oku-Nikko from mountain bicycle on this eco tour through destinations including the wide grassland plateau of Odashirogahara, the hidden woodland location of Lake Sainoko, and Senjugahama where flowers line the shore of Lake Chuzenji in early summer. A hiking tour to Lake Yunoko, Yudaki Falls and the hot springs of Oku-Nikko that supply the hotel is also on offer.

■Spirituality:AWAKEN YOUR SPIRITUALITY Nikko is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which include Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This tour is a chance to explore Nikko's spiritual side as you walk in the areas in and around the town. It includes a prayer ceremony in the Shogun Chakuza no Ma, a room at Nikko Toshogu Shrine used by the Shoguns of the Tokugawa House. The tour also includes the verdant river valley of Kanmangafuchi and the Takinoo Shrine, a "power spot" known for its three cedar trees.

■Culture:CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Guest on this tour will experience Buddhist practices at Chuzen-ji Temple, a former religious training center, which was built by the monk Shodo Shonin, founder of Nikko. The tour includes a unique and spectacular Goma Fire Ritual and the opportunity to copy sutras with brush and ink. Participating in the slower pace of the temple, spending time apart from the ordinary rhythms of everyday life, gives guests a chance to find another side of themselves.

For The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko Online Reservations: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/japan/nikko/offers

To explore other Tobu Railway Group destinations visit TOBU JAPAN TRIP: http://www.tobujapantrip.com/en/

For Images and Other Media Materials:  https://www.mynewsdesk.com/tobu-railway

TOBU Railway Company, Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railways cover the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo and lead to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, famous for its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for beautiful blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in numerous hotels. In addition to the highly anticipated The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Nikko Fufu Resort will also open in 2020.

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marian@mariangoldbergcomm.com
1-347-559-6462


Source: Tobu Railway Group, LTD
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