Yasuragi Hasseludden is an extraordinary spa hotel. Here you can enjoy Japanese thermal baths, both indoor and outdoor, beauty treatments, relaxing activities and good food in a harmonic environment, all inspired by Japan. For over 17 years they have created “a little bit of Japan in Stockholm”. Yasuragi is a true japanese spa built on the japanese Ryokan tradition. As such Yasuragi Hasseludden is considered the largest Ryokan outside Japan.
Yasuragi is beautiffuly situated just 20 minutes from Stockholm. Japanese architect, Yoji Kasajima’s elegant, grey-brown buildings seem almost to rise out of the natural rock. Yasuragi is a holistic concept, designed according to Japanese Buddhist aesthetics. “Wabi” represents unadorned simplicity, “sabi” the unspoken elegance of beauty with age: a single stone; the plain lines of a chair.They’ve used the five-thousand year-old principles of Feng Shui to create harmony with the surroundings and a positive energy flow. They consulted a Feng Shui master from Hong Kong prior to their renovations in 1997, and an expert in this ancient art regularly reviews their accommodation helping them maintain a harmonious environment.
In Japanese, Yasuragi means “inner peace and harmony”. You can let go of your worries and take time for yourself. Experience the beauty of the surroundings, the aroma of the light scent of green tea, untreated wood, and freshly washed cotton wafting in the air.
Yasuragi Sake bar – Order a sake tasting in the bar, this way you´ll learn more about the drink that the Japanese call “the drink of the gods”.
Yasuragi Spa lounge
Water is undeniably key to Yasuragi. Almost all rooms have splendid views over Höggarnsfjärden Bay, and even when sitting in hot springs, you can glimpse the sea between the trees.
Hot springs with a view over Höggarnsfjärden Bay
Hot spring bathing first became popular in Japan more than 1000 years ago and the Japanese have made an art out of bathing. This is a tradition they have adopted at Yasuragi. Before getting changed, a bath hostess will tell you all about Japanese baths. It’s a cleansing ritual, with the first part for the body, the second for the soul. Start in the bathing room with its subdued lighting. Along the walls are wooden buckets and stools. This is where you wash, using small, slow movements. Then, filling the bucket with water, you hold it over your head and pour it over yourself. Repeat this a number of times.
Yasuragi also offers a wide range of activities. You may learn to release your thoughts trough Zen Meditation, stimulate your circulation with Do In, or enlive your body with a Yoga session. You can also enjoy in the japanese massage Shiatsu to different bodytreatments.
If you decide to have an overnight stay you can chose japanese-style traditional hotel rooms or suites. All suites are different, but all have beautiful Japanese decor, with Japanese baths and balconies and sea views. For those of your looking for an exclusive and unique experience we recommend Ryokan Hanare. This is finest and most luxurious suite. It is decorated with beautiful materials such as cedar and slate.
In Japanese cooking the visual experience is just as important as the taste. At Restaurant Teppanyaki, every table has its own chef who prepares the food on an iron griddle in the middle of the table while you watch. In Japanese “teppan” means iron plate and “yaki” means grilled. Every table seats up to 8 people.
In Restaurant Tokyo they serve food that is inspired by the Japanese cuisine. After repeated visits to Japan their chefs have “married” the Japanese and Swedish cuisines in an exciting and unexpected way. Here you have a magnificent view over Stockholm´s archipelago and in the summer you may sit out on the patio. Eat your dinner and be served in the tradtional Japanese way. You are served entirely according to Japanese custom while sitting on straw mats, tatami, at low tables with privacy behind the rice paper dividers, shoji.
Yasuragi has been named Best Spa 2014 in the SpaStar Awards. Yasuragi beat out other top spa hotels to take home the prestigious award Best Spa 2014 which is handed out by SpaStar International.
The jury’s comments:
Like a Samurai Master, with your feet firmly on the gray archipelago cliff and a playful twinkle in your eye, you´ve taught the Swedish people the Japanese art of living.
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