[KAI Yufuin] Selected as the only hotel in Japan to receive the 2023 AD Great Design Hotel Award.


On September 13, 2023, “Kai Yufuin” was selected as the only hotel in Japan to receive the “2023 AD Great Design Hotel Award” by Architectural Digest, a historic American design interior magazine. This is the first time for Hoshino Resort to receive this award.

What is Architectural Digest?

Condé Nast, which produces magazines such as Vogue and GQ, is a historic U.S. design and interior design magazine. The magazine’s “2023 AD Great Design Hotel Award” is a list of hotels selected by the magazine’s editors as the best in design and interior design from among lodging facilities that have opened in the past year around the world.

Kai Yufuin

Under the concept of “an inn where you can relax in a terraced rice field calendar,” a terraced rice field, one of Yufuin’s original landscapes, spreads out in the center of the inn, reflecting the changing of the seasons.
It is assumed that the inn was highly evaluated for its public spaces and guest rooms where guests can feel the scenery of the terraced rice fields, which are also called the original landscape of Japan, and the large bathhouse with a view of the majestic Mt.

Large bathhouse with a view of Mt. Yufudake right in front of you
Hotarukago no Ma, a local room with the original landscape of Yufuin

Kai Yufuin(Oita Prefecture/Yufuin Onsen)Outline

Location: 398 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu-shi, Oita Prefecture
Number of rooms: 45 rooms (20 Japanese-style rooms, 20 rooms with open-air baths, 5 separate rooms)
Fees: From 35,000 yen per night (per person when 2 people occupy 1 room, tax and service charge included, dinner and breakfast included)



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