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23/11/2022 By : Siddharth Vijay Jairaj

Okinawa is set to welcome the launch of two incredible new properties

Now that Japan has re-opened its borders to all international visitors, Okinawa bolsters tourism offering with unique accommodation options on the remote islands of Ishigaki and Miyakojima.

NOT A HOTEL ISHIGAKI 

Designed by Sou Fujimoto, the venue designer for the Kansai Expo in Osaka, represents NOT A HOTEL Inc’s latest development and sixth location in Japan. The property will be put on sale in May 2023, with its hotel operation coming a little later. The 350 square metre circular house boasts stunning ocean views, a private garden, four separate bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 10 people, and a living room and dining room which look out over the sea. The unique design comprises of a roof which is covered in plants and trees, with no other buildings visible, just slices of the deep blue sky from openings among the foliage which provide subtle boundaries between the indoors and outdoors.

Watermark Hotel and Resorts Okinawa Miyakojima

Located on Sawada beach, selected as one of the “100 best beaches in Japan”, this property boasts 50 guest rooms over four floors with a choice of four room types.  Watermark Hotel and Resorts Miyakojima opened its doors to guests on 5th August 2022 and is situated on Irabu Island in the Miyako Islands, about 300km southwest of the main island of Okinawa. Irabu Island benefits from a mild climate and is blessed with a beautiful sea with layers of aquamarine and blue tints that boast high transparency. The hotel is committed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with furniture in the hotel building and guests rooms mainly made of recycled materials. The property also offers the use of hammocks and astronomical telescopes to guests so that they can make the most of the stunning location.

Photo credit: NOT A HOTEL ISHIGAKI

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