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The quintessential resort experienceThe quintessential resort experience

In every beautiful locale in every country, there is a resort that offers personal space and time of unparalleled luxury and food and service that convey the highest level of hospitality, all infused with the local culture and natural environment. This is the experience promised by HOSHINOYA.

A resort village on an island encompassed by coral reefs

A resort village on an island encompassed by coral reefs

Taketomi is a tiny jewel of an island located in clear blue waters and graced by breathtaking skies, white sands, and red-tiled roofs. It is here that the HOSHINOYA Okinawa Village is located, offering guests unique accommodations, comforts, and cuisine inspired by local architecture, lifestyles, and ingredients. It is a luxury experience that harmonizes with the traditions, gorgeous setting, and soothing ocean breezes that define the island.

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Guest pavilions rich with Okinawa's character

Taketomi: An island of history and tradition

Taketomi: An island of history and tradition

Red-tiled roofs and paths paved with white coral sand color the landscape of Taketomi Island, where time stands still and traditions are nurtured instead of being forgotten. At HOSHINOYA Okinawa, these revered traditions have inspired a new type of communal lifestyle.

Accommodations designed for comfort

Accommodations designed for comfort

Pavilion amenities have been designed with the modern traveler in mind. These include a choice of wood flooring for those unaccustomed to tatami straw matting, relaxing sofas, and wide bathtubs. Every effort has been made to offer all the comforts expected of a tropical resort.

Well ventilated pavilions built on local architectural customs

Well ventilated pavilions built on local architectural customs

Guest pavilions reflect the traditional architecture found on Taketomi Island. Wall-less living areas face south onto a private yard to welcome the southern breeze coming off the ocean. Roofs are decorated with red tiles and shisa figurines, believed to ward off evil spirits.

The colorful features of Taketomi

Gukku : Stone walls

Gukku : Stone walls

The stone walls winding through the resort are known as "gukku." Each has been built by artisans based on local "gukku" that have existed before the introduction of cars. They are designed to protect homes from strong winds while also offering privacy.

White sands

White sands

The white sands covering the roads and gardens consist of crushed coral transported from the coast. They reflect light into homes during the day and glow in the moonlight after dark. Everyday, they are swept with a broom in a purifying ritual practiced in the Village as well.

Ishigando : Talismans

Ishigando : Talismans

Embedded in the "gukku" that wind through the resort are talismans known as "ishiganto" for warding off evil spirits. These are placed at junctures where the road meets a "gukku," as it is believed in Okinawa that evil spirits can only move in straight lines.

The guardians of the island

Hinpun : Gateway walls

Hinpun : Gateway walls

At the gateway of each guest pavilion stands a wall of stones known as a "hinpun." They are a common feature of Taketomi villages that offer privacy and are believed to ward off evil spirits. The custom is to enter one's home from the left side of the "hinpun."

Shisa

Shisa

Shisa is Okinawan for "lion." These figurines stand guard on top of roofs and are said to chase off disasters and evil spirits that attempt to invade homes and villages. They are made from leftover materials after the making of roof tiles, so no two shisa are the same.

A comfortable space that feels like home

Gardens

Gardens

Like all homes on Taketomi Island, every guest pavilion features a private garden. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the garden, whether eating breakfast in the shade of indigenous trees or sitting back and experiencing the gentle rhythms of the island.

Jutting eaves

Jutting eaves

The red-tiled roofs of Okinawa serve more than just a decorative purpose. The eaves are designed to offer shade from the sun, as well as protect homes from being damaged by strong winds and rain during the typhoon season.

Wall-less living areas

Wall-less living areas

In Taketomi homes, guests are welcomed directly into the living areas, which are lined with wood-framed glass doors. HOSHINOYA Okinawa pavilions have similar designs to give guests the option of opening up their rooms to fully enjoy their gardens and the ocean breeze.

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Nouvelle French cuisine, à la Okinawa

French cuisine that brings out the best of top-quality ingredients

French cuisine that brings out the best of top-quality ingredients

Okinawa is home to many local dishes that feature ingredients found on the islands. HOSHINOYA Okinawa's novel take on French cuisine was inspired by the desire to push the quality of these ingredients to new and surprising heights.

Taketomi Island: A treasure trove of ingredients

Taketomi Island: A treasure trove of ingredients

The coral-rich waters around Taketomi Island are home to numerous fish and shellfish, such as Japanese tiger prawn, that are brought in fresh every morning. These ingredients, in addition to locally grown beef, vegetables, and herbs, are featured prominently in HOSHINOYA Okinawa's cuisine.

Custom-made dinnerware that enhances the dining experience

Custom-made dinnerware that enhances the dining experience

Dinnerware plays an important role in accentuating the culinary worlds conjured by the chef. Collaborating with Okinawan ceramic artist Jissei Omine, HOSHINOYA Okinawa has developed a unique set of dishes that are distinctly Okinawan, while complimenting French elements.

Pool / BeachPool / Beach

An oasis in the middle of the Village

A pool of organic beauty surrounded by dazzling skies

A pool of organic beauty surrounded by dazzling skies

This twenty-four hour heated pool is elliptical and has a gently sloping floor with a curved depression in the middle. Its serene waters are complemented by the sky, which is breathtakingly blue during the day and glitters with countless stars at night.

A place to rest and relax

A place to rest and relax

Just outside Yuntaku Lounge is a terrace furnished with sofas. Chairs have also been set up under the enormous, ancient banyan trees that grow by the pool. Guests may relax here with a book or drink in hand, or catch a few winks while enjoying the island's breeze.

The beautiful expanses of sand that surround the island

There are three major beaches on Taketomi Island. Each offers white sand, deep blue skies, and silence. One of the greatest perks of being a guest on the island is getting to sit on a beach and watch the sea change color as the sun sets on the horizon.

Kondoi Beach

Kondoi Beach

White coral sands and mild currents perfect for swimming are the key features of this beach located on the island's southwest side. Visible just across the ocean is Iriomote Island, known as the Galapagos of the East. Showers and bathrooms are available.

Aiyaru Beach

Aiyaru Beach

This beach, about a 5-minute walk from HOSHINOYA Okinawa, spreads along the east coast of the island. It is a quiet spot with few visitors. The currents are too rapid for swimming, but the beach offers lovely views of the sunrise and passing ships.

Kaiji Beach

Kaiji Beach

South of Kondoi Beach is Kaiji, also known as Star Sand Beach due to the star-shaped sand particles scattered throughout. Star sand can only be found on the purest beaches. Although swimming is not allowed, the sunsets here are spectacular.

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Relaxing to the rhythms of nature

Special treatments inspired by the essences of Taketomi Island

Special treatments inspired by the essences of Taketomi Island

Spa treatments offered at HOSHINOYA Okinawa are designed to reset the mind and body through the slower, soothing rhythms of island time. Oils and scents are all made from natural ingredients picked in Okinawa, such as Butterfly ginger, seaweed, and hibiscus.

ActivitiesActivities

A range of activities for enjoying Taketomi Island

HOSHINOYA Okinawa offers special activities involving the rich traditions, culture, and nature of the island.

Area Activity

Where every destination is just a short trip away

Where every destination is just a short trip away

Taketomi is a small island home to 351 people. It has an area of 5.4 ㎢ and a circumference of 9 km, while its highest point is just 21 m above sea level. Taketomi's size makes it easy to visit local attractions on foot, by rental bike, HOSHINOYA's own bus service or taxi.

A warm climate that remains comfortable all year round

Average temperatures on Taketomi Island are 24°C, due to the area's blend of subtropical and maritime climates. The swimming season lasts from March to November, but the temperate southern winds that blow in from the ocean can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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The unique design elements of HOSHINOYA Okinawa

To design HOSHINOYA Okinawa

How to get hereHow to get here

To get to Taketomi Island, guests will need to board a ferry from Ishigaki Port on Ishigaki Island, which can be accessed by plane from all major Japanese airports.

  • Taketomi, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun,
  • Okinawa, 907-1101
  • Tel: +81-50-3786-1144
  • 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

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