At there you are surrounded by the panoramic, painting-like and photogenic environment. It’s relaxing in anywhere at every corner. What about relieving the daily weariness by a hot spring, filling up your stomach by the great dishes from the world-famous chef and indulging in the artistic space by trendy designers?
There are also direct express buses from Nagoya station, which is very close to the Chubu Centair Airport. It takes only an hour for a one way trip. There is one bus each running to and fro in weekdays, and two to three buses on weekends and holidays.
A white logo drawn in deep blue, you would simply be hooked and think what shape it is. This is the image of a hot spring logo which symbolize “fire”, “water” and also “reindeer’s horns”. It’s originated from the legend in Yunoyama that a lumberjack found an injured reindeer in a hot spring, and set it free from the trace of hunters. The reindeer then returned and told the lumberjack that the hot spring has a magical healing power.
And thus, Yunoyama hot spring is also called “the deer hot spring”.
Let’s first start with “food”.
“Mariage de Farine”, the antique bakery of Hironobu Tsujiguchi the top-ranked pastry chef in Japan opens at 8 in the morning. The name of the bakery means “the marriage of flour” in French. Only quality Japanese wheat are used to produce its original wheat flour through aged fermentation and thus comes the deep fragrant taste.
Sometimes, you can see smoke coming out from the chimney as well. On your left hand side you see the firewood from Mie prefecture. All firewood used in the masonry oven are locally from Mie, they said.
“Sa-la bianchi Al-ché-cciano”. Visitors here are all guaranteed to enjoy a luxurious course meal with premium ingredients, under the concept of “local based production & consumption”. Pay a visit with your friends, your partner or needless to say, even alone to enjoy a sophisticated dinning.
Be amazed by the unique, creative new-style Japanese food directed by the hot chef Masahiro Kasahara and the full-blown classic Japanese fine dining. There you can enjoy the true, great Mie ingredients like the Ise red sea bream and Kuwana hard clams, etc.
Kataoka is 100% natural and rich in texture! Come and enjoy the natural hot spring without artificial temperature and water-circulation control. The pure hot spring with alkali simply works on smoothen your skin as a beauty water spa.
The signage is as sophisticated. It would be great to have a relaxing time and loosen your body after enjoying a hot spring!
A place for you top laze around at every corner with the plenty of soft cushions. Take a seat, have a full-sleep, or just have a nap, just every relaxing way you can think you. Relax your body and soul here and take your enjoyment to the next level!
Are those sitting on the clouds kids? Or just images of frogs? The playful design mixes extremely well with the modern space.
You can stay at Aquaignis indeed!
The pathway to the guest rooms are warmed by the trees. And the deep wooden color tone just purify your silent heart. Deep inside in this direction, there are 17 guest rooms, each with over 13 square meters.
In the opposite side of the clear woods are four blocks of secretive guest rooms in total. The four blocks are respectively themed as “SUGI (cedar)”, “MATSU (pine)”, “KURI (chestnut)”, and “HINOKI (cypress)”; and there are naturally dried Japanese woods used accordingly. “SUGI (cedar)”, in where you can see unique and fashionable furniture, “MATSU (pine)”, at where Japanese modernity perfectly fuses with the pops; “KURI (chestnut)”, the enjoyment of the Mother Nature and “HINOKI (cypress)”, at where you can enjoy the cypress wood hot spring.
It’s said that the hotels are all super popular and are always full. Don’t wait, book fast for the room you like. The photo is showing a room in “KURI (chestnut)”.
The planting soil are constantly heated up by the hot spring. So the hot spring doesn’t only heal the visitors but also give out fresh sweet fruit!
Fruit inculcated here are used in the restaurants for various great dishes. In winter time the land is filled with over twenty thousand strawberries and visitors can enjoy picking them as a special program. And in summer there are over 500 melons for you to pick!
Aquaignis, the fascinating spot with well-kept secretive hotels, hot spring and relaxing dining experience, but it’s still nice for just a lunch with hot spring as a day trip. You can find your way to enjoy here, with different time and number of guests.
In a sunny day, we recommend you to enjoy a nicely fragranced bread in the terrace with a heart purifying view. What about an extraordinary day-off here in the magnificent nature to recharge your soul?
Aquaignis basic information
*Kataoka hot spring
Adults junior high school students or above JPY600
Children from 3 to elementary school students JPY300
Free admission for kids at & under 3
Free re-entry to resort & to bath area within 4 hours.
Rental facial & bath towels available
Mariage de Farine
weekends & holidays 8:00〜17:00
*Italian course fine dining
Sa-la bianchi Al-che-cciano
weekends & holidays 11:00～15:00
*Casual Italian dining
weekends & holidays 8:00～10:00
For reservations only
Check-in Time: From 03:00 p.m.
Check-out Time: Till 11:00 a.m., next day
From JPY7,500 per head, no meals/
From JPY13.200 per head with two meals
For adults ( Junior high school or above)
*Additional charged on Christmas & New Year, golden week, and summer vacation period
Organic secretive hotel
By driving: From Yokkaichi IC through Highway No. 477 (Yunoyama Kaido), approx. 8km (15 mins)
600 free parking spaces
By railway: Kintetsu Railway Yunoyama Line Yunoyama Station, 8 mins walk or by bus bounds for Aquaignis, approx. 3 mins. (Single trip bus fare 180 yen for age 12 or above, half price for age 6 - 12)
By express bus: Approx. 1 hour from Nagoya station