New Cyclist-Friendly Villa to Open in Japan’s Town Of Nasu

10.March.2020 | SPOT

Towa Nasu Resort K.K., which manages such locations as Towa Pure Cottagesーa location home to a varied and wide-ranging number of accommodationsーand Nasu Highland Resort Youth Hostel, amongst other facilities, has come together with logging and house construction company Sumitomo Forestry to create a new “cyclist-friendly” villa accommodation. It is set to open in mid-March this year, offering both the time and space for cyclists to enjoy riding.

 

Bike Maintenance Space

Bicycles can be brought into your room. There is a path leading from the entrance to a space which has a bike rack and tools for fixing up your bike.

 

 

Specialist Tools Selected by a Pro Team

Japanese UCI Continental cycling team Nasu Blasen, who have their own mechanic, have picked out a selection of specialist tools for guests to use, such as hex wrenches, torx spanners, screwdrivers, floor pumps, Shimano Di2 battery, a maintenance stand, chain oil, and more.

An Open Space With All Glass and No Walls

The huge space which is made up of the maintenance space, living room, dining room, and kitchen is decked out with warm walnut wood, and has no walls separating the rooms inside, so you can still watch over your bike while spending time with friends and family. The room is furnished with an enormous wooden frame provided by Sumitomo Forestry, and around 95% of the outer wall is made up of glass windows, offering a spectacular view of Nasu’s natural surroundings during the day. At night, the plants are lit up to offer an entirely different atmosphere. All rooms are also as extremely secure and durable as police and fire stations.

 

If you’re a cyclist travelling to  Japan, consider booking at the all-new Cyclist * Friendly * Villa .I.

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