It has already been 4 years since we started pursuing the charm of Auberge Uchiko.
We would like to present an auberge promoting the charm of regional areas to the world, and Auberge Uchiko is the auberge which promotes the world unique “true Uchiko character”.
People of Uchiko have a high cultural sense as many traditions, festivals and entertainments in Uchiko have been preserved and passed down till now.
It was a tradition and a common phenomenon in the past that historical contents were easily destroyed.
However, taken the advantages as living in comfortable climate and experiencing very few disasters, the proudhearted people of Uchiko have passed down their historical contents from generation to generation.
In Uchiko, traditions and scenery of the old times never become obsolete but rather are well preserved and protected.
Even in today’s digital world, the Uchiko culture still exists in the daily life of ordinary people in Uchiko.
It is not proper to say that all proudhearted Uchiko people share no love for their hometown.
For those who love this place and feel proud of being the people of Uchiko, their living style are truly charming.
How about their personality? The Uchiko dialect is very gentle, and Uchiko people have a reliable and optimistic personality that they do not keep brooding about everything.
There is a trend among the people of Uchiko that one should not only focus on work but also develop one’s interest in different accomplishments.
Therefore, in comparison with the rapid and noisy lifestyle in cities, the relaxing and natural lifestyle of Uchiko people seems to be spiritually wealthy.
It is always said that one is unlikely to understand the splendours of a place without living in there.
The people of Uchiko are raised in Uchiko following the local custom, and they inherited the Uchiko culture.
The “true Uchiko character” refers indeed to the people of Uchiko. We hope all of our guests can fully experience the kindness of the people of Uchiko and the true splendours of Uchiko during their stay in hotel.
Rooms are decorated with washi (Japanese papers) and constructed with a spacious design imitating the "transparent" character of traditional architecture in Uchiko. The atmosphere of the room changes as sunlight passing through washi in the morning, afternoon and evening. You may also enjoy the relaxing unusual moments without TVs and clocks. This is the perfect environment for reading, so please bring along your favorite books.
Located on a hill overlooking Uchiko, the hotel is surrounded by seasonal woods and flowers. All you can hear is the birds singing. In spring, there are 100 double cherry blossoms trees in full blossom. Feeling the nature with your five senses and dedicating yourself to her, you shall restore the natural rhythm of your mind and body.
We take pride in our weak alkaline hot spring water, which has a pH of over 10. You may enjoy a full view of Uchiko in an outdoor bath, which turns into a hanami (flowers viewing) bath of cherry blossoms in spring.
Luxurious hot spring bath with continuous water flow from source
The old streets of Uchiko remind you of your hometown and those familiar old memories. People are still leading an ordinary life; and schoolchildren, who are on their way to and getting off from school, greet you cheerfully as you walk in the morning and evening.
Experience the simplicity and the warmth of the people of Uchiko. The friendly Uchiko words. The pure personality. The relaxing "Uchiko time". You may spend a peaceful and relaxing time with the people of Uchiko.
You can thoroughly enjoy the world of haiku (Japanese poems) written by Kyoko Kuroda, the haiku poet famous for her poems about cherry blossoms. Various unique seasonal haikus about Uchiko are written down in each room; and those poems written at different temples during her Shikoku Pilgrimage are marked down on 88 andons (traditional Japanese lamps). The lamps with haikus are lighted up as dusk falls. Shall we spend some moments recalling the remote past and halcyon days of Japan?