Hokkaido, and particularly its eastern region, is considered a special place in Japan. This includes the forests and lakes where many local legends originate as well as the wildlife that call this natural haven home. Here, whales and dolphins also swim gracefully in the Okhotsk Sea where drift ice floats in the winter. Hokkaido boasts a history where the many nations of the north including the Jomon, Okhotsk and Ainu peoples lived. There are countless unique stories of history and natural wonders waiting to be discovered in Hokkaido, considered a paradise 10,000 years in the making.
We have never forgotten the fact that we were born and raised in such an extraordinary and special place. And, we have never forgotten our respect for the history, culture, people, and natural environments that are native to this land.
Our respect and recognition for Hokkaido is illustrated in the elegant wood carvings completed by master Ainu artisans that appoint our lobbies, interior designs that follow the traditional patterns seen in the Uilta and Ainu cultures, masterful cuisine created using only the freshest locally grown ingredients and enjoyable activities, such as bird watching, that allow our guests to get in touch with the land.
The Tsuruga Group would like to bring its guests an unforgettable experience that is unique to the local region and provides an unparalleled level of hospitality unmatched anywhere in the world.