“Suwa,” located in the center of Nagano Prefecture, is also called “the belly button of Japan.” And located in Suwa, there is a mysterious lake full of legends, “Lake Suwa,” guarded by the four shrines of Suwa Taisha.
“Sui-Suwako,” is a tiny inn by Lake Suwa. The concept of “Sui-Suwako” is “An inn, for clustering together with important people and returning to self.” The name “Sui(萃)” means the growth and thriving of grass.
We hope all the guests can enjoy the gorgeous view and hot spring with their important person and return to themself. Relaxing body and mind, enjoy the leisure holiday with the view of Lake Suwa in Sui-Suwako.
“Sui-Suwako” has only 8 rooms in total. Each room has its own private dining room; they’re on the same floor basically, so people will seldom meet other guests while moving.
Every employee provides the service according to guests’ rhythm and makes them feel at home from the moment they check in to they depart. Also, we are attentive to employees’ working environment; we hope all employees have a genuine smile from the heart and work happily every day.
Enjoy the luxury experience of immersing yourselfin Hinoki bath with a panorama view of Lake Suwa. Rooms are in a relaxing neutral color combination.
Each room is in 2 parts, a spacious Japanese Tatami mats room, and a bedroom.People can feel relaxed in the spacious Tatami mats room and experience high-quality sleep quality in the bedroom.
The wall material uses exceptional stucco called “Maboroshi-No-Shikkui (fantastic stucco),” which functions as air purifiers. The floor is made of Japanese cedar, which has antibacterial and antifungal effects. Furthermore, those wood had listened to Mozart’s classical music in the drying process.
The furniture is from the craft brand “Kashiwa Mukko” of Hida craftsmen. Beds use the top-quality “Simmons.” Such rooms for relaxing the body and mind are waiting for you to experience.
Material of Wall
“Maboroshi-no-shikkui (fantastic stucco)” uses natural red clamshells as the main material. About stucco, there are lots of legends about its use.
In the “Genesis” by the old testament of the bible, people used stucco to build the Babel tower; in ancient Japan, people used stucco as tombs’ material or applied it to Japanese castles walls.
In addition, the “Maboroshi-no-shikkui (fantastic stucco)” is also called a “Natural air purifier” by its natural and safe material. Furthermore, its “photothermal catalyst” function can absorb bad odors, chemical or harmful substances by temperature changes, even without light.
Material of Floor
There are 2 general ways to dry wood, “Natural Drying” or “Mechanical Drying.” It might be a good way by “Natural Drying” definitely but causes some drawbacks during the process.
For instance, it costs more time to dry, and less wood can be used due to the disadvantage of being out of shape easily. Therefore, the way of “Mechanical Drying” treatment is more widely used.
“Wood dried accompanied with classical music during the dry process” goes through the “Mechanical Drying” process while listening to classical music. Those wood are from a wood factory surrounded by forest in Kyushu Prefecture.
To keep the essential oil and the wood cells in the best situation, the makers need to adjust humidity and temperature often during the process. By its delicate process, the wood has a superior function in antibacterial.
Sugi(Japanese cyder) has features of preventing viruses, bacteria, toxins, and other functions of “immunoglobulin A,” its ingredients can improve human immunity.
The concept of using wood in the guest rooms means extending the energy of “the tree that once had life” and giving the space new energy, and creating a pleasant space.
In the guest room or Irori Cya-no-ma lounge, all the furniture comes from Kashiwa Mokko, which is one of the famous brands from Hida, Gifu Prefecture. The furniture made by Japanese craftsmen has a fine texture and is very suitable for a relaxing space in Japanese style.
Feast on the simple but luxury dining, handpicked seasonal food, with local seasoning from Nagano prefecture and the Suwa area. After tasting food from many places, in the end, the best soul food is just fresh grilled fish, miso soup, or rice cooked in a clay pot.
Among the customers of Sui-Suwako, many of whom had experienced many top restaurants and hotels. However, their common voice is: never thought that such simple foods with simple seasoning could be so delicious!
Those fresh ingredients call for simplicity and let the natural flavors speak for themselves. Season with local seasonings such as miso from Nagano prefecture,
Suwa local Japanese Sake, etc., simple but delicious meals are waiting for you to feast on in Sui-Suwako.
The cuisine of “Sui-Suwako” gathered ingredients throughout Japan with traditional cooking methods of Suwa and Nagano. People can relish the tasty flavor of the meal and chef craft.
Breakfast is made of simple but high-quality ingredients. Good for health and refreshes your morning. Breakfast includes rice porridge, Japanese omelet, grilled fish, special homemade pickles, etc.
We use handpicked ingredients; its’ high-quality only needs simple cooking, and the natural flavors will present the pure country flavor of Nagano Prefecture. The meal is mild and nutritious; you might feel refreshed after finishing the meal. We hope the breakfast can convey the beauty of Nagano’s countryside to people.
The cuisine in “Sui-Suwako” is supervised by Mr. Karaki Masefumi, who is the owner of the Japanese restaurant “無名（Mumyou）” at Chino City Nagano Prefecture.
The cuisine includes organic vegetables, local seasoning of miso and soy sauce, and so on. All food is handpicked and in season. People also can know its source and its maker precisely. We hope people enjoy the seasonal cuisine supervised by Mr. Karaki and the spirit of cuisine.
The menu of “Sui-Suwako” is updated 4 times a year.The cuisine is made with seasonal foods with the most suitable cooking methods.We hope people can enjoy the seasonal atmosphere and refresh 5 senses with every dish.
Local Food Production and Consumption
From dishes to seasonings, we use many ingredients produced in Nagano Prefecture (Shinshu) for local consumption. Not only the luxurious texture of the cuisine, but the handpicked local ingredients express the local deliciousness.
Organic Vegetables from Nagano Prefecture
To provide a healthy and safe diet, we afford fresh harvest organic vegetables grown in Nagano Prefecture. All vegetables can know their source and producer, and we are very confident of those handpicked organic vegetables. Fresh and rich in flavor vegetables, waiting for you to relish.
Miso / Soy Sauce
“Sui-Suwako” uses locally produced miso and soy sauce, and miso is by Takeya Miso Company, founded over 140 years in Suwa City.
The miso produced by Takeya Miso has been awarded first place in the comprehensive project awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. For soy sauce, the soy sauce is by Okubo Soy Sauce Company in Matsumoto City.
Express the Deliciousness of the Ingredients
To maximize the deliciousness of the ingredients, our staff will provide table service according to the different characters of each dish so that guests can enjoy the most delicious time. Table service will perform in front of the guests; thus, to meet your tastes and preferences the dish is adjustable.
Local Japanese Sake (Jizake)
There are 9 Japanese Sake breweries in the Suwa area. “Sui-Suwako” also uses local Japanese Sake from Suwa in cooking.
Such as Japanese Sake by “Masumi”(Suwa city) and “Miwatari”(Okaya city) are on our seasoning list. Both cuisine and seasoning, we always provide authentic Shinshu Suwa flavors for our guests.
Private Dining Room
Dine with your important people in a private and undisturbed dining space. Savor the five sense pleasures brought by the simple but delicious cuisine. Dining spaces are entirely private dining rooms; therefore, people can enjoy cuisine more without disturbing others.
The dining room is capable of up to 8 people. The layout of dining rooms is adjustable, so even just one can feel relaxed. There is also a barrier-free private dining room on the 2nd floor that wheelchair users can use comfortably.
Unisex Open-Air Bath, “Wata-Shizuku”
The open-air bath and Lake Suwa are united into one in a moment, a fantastic infinite view in front of you. From the open-air bath on the top floor, you can experience the infinite view of the combination of the open-air bath and Lake Suwa.
For a more comfortable experience of the unisex bath, we provide special bathing suits, Unomi, for bathing. After changing the bathing suit, you can enjoy the unisex open-air bath with your important person.
Besides, people can enjoy our drinks on the terrace. The unisex open-air bath is only open for our accommodate guests using. We hope you enjoy the unique experience during your stay.
In-Room Open-Air Bath
Ultimate enjoy of an in-room open-air onsen and with the spectacular view of Lake Suwa. All 8 rooms are with an in-room open-air bath with panoramic views of Lake Suwa. Gaze out over the magical scenery of Lake Suwa while immersing yourself in the hot spring in-room.
In addition, the winter is cold in the Lake Suwa area, but don’t worry, all rooms have heaters and windows with good insulation. Even in winter, people can enjoy their stay in the room with the private hot spring.
Indications of Bathing
Chronic symptoms such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, bruise, sprain.
Excessive sensitivity to cold, peripheral circulation failure, gastrointestinal hypofunction, impartial glucose tolerance (Diabetes), dyslipidemia, autonomic instability, insomnia, depression, recovery from fatigue or illness, health promotion.
Irori Cha-no-ma Lounge
Travelers Get Together at Irori, Enjoying the Precious Encounter in Life Cha-no-ma is a free space where people can exchange and communicate. People can relish the Japanese garden while sitting at the Irori, feel free and enjoy the free space for relaxing.
“Jizake Bar” where you can indulge yourself with Suwa local Sake. Open at night at the Irori Cha-no-ma Lounge. The “Jizake Bar” will open at the Irori Cha-no-ma lounge from 8 pm. In Japanese, “Jizake” means the local Japanese Sake, and the Suwa area is famous for many Sake breweries.
We highly recommend the “Nomikurabe Set( testing set of cups of local Sake )” offered by the “Jizake Bar.” You can savor different flavors of Japanese Sake through comparing and tasting. We hope you can relish delicious Sake from local Suwa during your stay.