ENOWA YUFUIN
Kunihiro Fukumori

ENOWA YUFUIN

KURU CO.,LTD. als Architecten

This luxury resort is situated on a hillside just outside the picturesque hot-spring district of Yufuin, in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture. The approximately
44,000-square-meter site ranges in elevation from 543 to 585 meters above sea level, offering sweeping views of the majestic Mt. Yufu to the east and
the serene Yufu townscape to the south. Leveraging this scenic locale, we designed the guest accommodation facilities based on the concept of a
botanical retreat, while the spatial design channels the fundamental beauty of the natural environment to create an atmosphere that can best be
described as “primitive luxury.”

photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori

Differences in elevation at the site were incorporated into the layout of the facilities, which include ten villas, a restaurant, and a complex with a nineroom
hotel and private dining rooms, creating a sense of harmony throughout the sprawling grounds. Indoor and outdoor garden spaces teeming with
trees, herbs, and other greenery give rise to a botanical landscape that blends effortlessly with the property’s surroundings.

photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori

The guest rooms are imbued with the innate richness of the natural materials used in their design: the strength of solid wood, the refined elegance of
stone, the warmth of earthen walls. The expression achieved through the interaction of these primitive materials endows each room with luxury found
in simplicity rather than extravagance. Rooms are also decorated with pictorial artworks that complement the natural elements, enriching the guest
experience of “primitive luxury.”

photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori

The villas, which were designed as the main attraction of the property, are seamlessly integrated with the surrounding environment thanks to large
windows and terraces that afford expansive vistas of the mountains and the city of Yufu. Each villa features a heated infinity pool and an outdoor hotspring
bath, where guests can soak in 100-percent natural, continuously flowing hot-spring water (Onsen) sourced on-site and cooled naturally using a
bamboo-constructed framework known as Yumetake, which brings the water to a suitable temperature rapidly without diluting it. These elements
create accommodation spaces that are both refined in design and inundated with the power of nature.

photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori

In a time when technology allows us to be bombarded with any number of experiences instantaneously and without being physically present, we
believe true luxury lies in spaces that encourage us to be mindful of the passage of time and delight in our senses—spaces that reconnect us with the
primitive.

photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
photo_credit Kunihiro Fukumori
Kunihiro Fukumori
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