Rikuzentakada City, IWATE
The Hakoneyama Terrace hotel is held in high esteem through its luscious use of natural wood in its interior design. The buildings walls and surfaces are clad in local materials as well as Kesen cedar brought down especially from Iwate Prefecture. The glowing heat of the pellet stove welcomes guest to the cafe and bar. Soon, a further pellet boiler will be installed, allowing the hotel to be self-sufficient and lower its environmental footprint. The hotel is serenely located amid the Hakone mountain range, overlooking the Hirota bay. Laid out to allow guests to easily move between different spaces whilst enjoying the breathtaking nature surrounding the hotel. This has made the hotel a valued space for both hotel guests and visitors alike.