Let’s enjoy the rich nature of Okinawa with an “island-touring program” called, “Hoshinoya Taketomijima”

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A resort located on Taketomijima in Okinawa, “Hoshinoya Taketomijima” will hold a program called, “Datsu Digital Taizai / Fuyu” which is a program to relieve one’s stress and fatigue by not using digital equipment such as smartphones and tablets from the 1st of December 2017.

Guests can concentrate their minds and bodies on the tasks before them in this three-days and two-nights program. They can concentrate on lessons in such activities as bouldering and learning to play the “sanshin” (a traditional Okinawan instrument).

 

 

Hoshinoya’s “Datsu Digital Taizai”
A program offered by four facilities of Hoshinoya at Karuizawa, Kyoto, Fuji and Taketomijima. The goal of this program is to relieve the participators’ stress and fatigue caused by modern gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. The program includes tours where the guests can enjoy traditional culture, the rich natural surroundings of Japan and an experience a refreshing of one’s mind and body with spas and acupuncture treatments.

 

Hoshinoya Taketomijima “Datsu Digital Taizai / Fuyu”
This is a three-days and two-nights program where participators can enjoy bouldering using natural rocks at Iyal Beach (3 minutes on foot from Hoshinoya Taketomijima). Of course, beginners of bouldering can enjoy this program as well.

Other than that, one can refresh his/her mind and body by participating in private shamisen lesson, making goza (Japanese mat) and coasters with “Tiwaza Experience” and receiving spa-treatment.
The program also helps the participators to become more fully aware of themselves by spending a relaxing time.

 

Bouldering

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Enjoy bouldering at Iyal Beach which is a 3 minutes walk from Hoshinoya. You can experience the rich nature of Okinawa by using your own legs and arms.

 

Private sanshin lesson

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Sanshin is a traditional instrument of Okinawa which has a soft and kind sound. In these lessons you will learn how to read music charts and how to play the instrument. A sanshin can be rented while you are staying at the hotel. It might be a good idea to sit on the veranda-like porch and play the sanshin while feeling the gentle sea breeze of the island.

 

Tiwaza experience

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A program where you can learn how to make a coaster and a “goza” (a mat), taught by an artisan. You can learn how to use the “galingale” (a type of grass) rope to make traditional good. You can work on this craft while enjoying the natural smell of the galingale grass.

 

Spa treatment “Otoko no Shima Spa”
A program of experiencing an all-hand-oil-treatment” at the spa where a beautiful view can be enjoyed. You can relax your body by experiencing a spicy ginger and black pepper oil treatment.

Other than that, the hotel offers a set called “Shimanchu no Banshaku” where you can enjoy three kinds of awamori (Okinawa alcohol). You can enjoy the tastes and scents of awamoris. You will learn how the flavor changes according to the brewery, the aging and the liquor content.  Awamoris will become mild by mixing water and putting in the refrigerator overnight so persons who are not used to hard liquor like Awamoris should drink them in this way.

Heal your mind and body by participating in “Datsu Digital Taizai / Fuyu ~Tamashi wo Arau Otoko no Tabi~”

 

 

■Information

URL:http://hoshinoyataketomijima.com/#/activity/002691
Date: 2017,12,01 to 2018,2,28

The program will not be held between 2017,12,23 to 2018,01,07 and 01,13 to 01,20.

Contents: Bouldering experience, Sanshin lesson, Tiwaza experience, Shimanchu Banshaku, spa treatment “Otoko no Shima Spa”, touring Suigyusha (water buffalo carriage), lunch

Fee: 86,500 yen per person (tax, service fee and staying fee are not included) ※reservations must be made
URL:http://hoshinoyataketomijima.com/#/activity/002691

 

Example of schedule
<First day>
14:00 Checking in / depositing of cellphones and computers
15:00 Sanshin lesson
16:45 Viewing evening calm
19:00 Dinner (additional fee must be payed)
22:00    Shimanchu no Banshaku

<Second day>
07:00 Yonna deep breath yoga
07:30 Breakfast (additional fee must be payed)
10:00  Bouldering experience 
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tiwaza experience
20:00   Dinner (additional fee must be payed)
22:00 Shimanchu no Banshaku

<Third day>
07:00 Breakfast (additional fee must be payed)
08:00 Touring around Sugyusha
10:00 Otoko no Shima Spa
12:00 Checkin out / Receiving cell phones and PCs

“Datsu Digital Taizai / Fuyu ~Tamashi wo Arau Otoko no Tabi~” (three days and two nights)

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