An unrivalled experience of a unique world of architecture, art and nature

A blend of traditional design and contemporary comfort, our five villas offer peaceful, spacious accommodation with private onsen and a terrace. Each villa has panoramic views over the valley and forest with no other buildings in sight. 

The villas are named after the five universal elemental symbols: chi (earth), sui (water), ka (fire), fu (wind) and ku (void or spirit). All five elements should be in harmony and are often reflected in architecture through for example, a five-story pagoda or a stone stupa with a combination composed from bottom to top of a cube, a sphere, a pyramid, a crescent and a flower, which together symbolise the universe.

Villa interiors are decorated with a seasonal selection of antique and modern ceramics, contemporary paintings and sculptures from the private collection of Shouya Grigg, bathrooms are sumptuous and organic linens provide the finishing touch to a stay. Each villa has both western-style beds and most have a tatami mat room. The latter can also be used for in-room spa treatments, yoga and meditation.

Each villa comes with a collection of carefully curated books designed to inspire. There is also a private gallery, providing an unparalleled and very intimate experience of Japanese arts and crafts. 

  1. CHI

    144 sqm. Sleeps one to four with a king size bed on the first floor, and a six-mat tatami room on the second. The villa is spacious with a kitchen that has a window-side dining table overlooking the valley below, and a stone bath on a covered terrace.

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  2. SUI

    156 sqm. Sleeps one to five with a king size bed on the first floor and an eight-mat tatami room on the second. There is an open-plan kitchen, and a stone bath on a covered terrace, accessible from the shower or from the living room. There are panoramic views down the valley to the distant mountains.

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  3. KA

    351 sqm. Sleeps one to eight with a king or twin size bed on the first floor. The master bedroom on the lower level has an ensuite bathroom, a private covered terrace with a rotenburo, and a kitchenette. There is also a smaller king/twin bedroom on the lower level that has an en-suite bathroom. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area on the first floor features high ceilings and exposed beams. An additional room on the second floor can also be used for two guests with additional futons, or for yoga, meditation or just relaxing. The terrace on the first floor is accessible from the lounge and bedroom. There are indoor and outdoor baths on the first floor. Commanding views are across the valley to the Hanazono Bokujo grazing pastures and beyond to the distant mountain range.

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  4. FU

    247 sqm. Sleeps one to five with a four and a half-mat tatami room on the first floor that can also be used for yoga, meditation or relaxing. There is also a six-mat tatami bedroom on the second floor. The master bedroom on the lower level has an en-suite bathroom with a hinoki wood bath and there is a private terrace, and a kitchenette. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area on the first floor features high ceilings and exposed beams, and the covered terrace on the first floor is accessible from the lounge and bathroom and has a large stone bath. Views are through the forest and across the valley to the fields and distant mountain range.

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  5. KU

    247 sqm. Sleeps one to five with a four and a half-mat tatami room on the first floor that can also be used for yoga, meditation or relaxing. There is also a six-mat tatami bedroom on the second floor. The master bedroom on the lower level has an en-suite bathroom with a hinoki wood bath and there is a private terrace, and a kitchenette. There is an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area on the first floor which features high ceilings and exposed beams.The covered terrace on the first floor is accessible from the lounge and bathroom and has a large stone bath. Views are through the forest and across the valley to the fields and distant mountain range.

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FEATURES

Each SHIGUCHI villa features a curated selection of amenities made or designed in Japan, from loungewear and organic cotton towels and bags to original hair and bath products.