See the Perseid Meteor Shower! A collection of Japanese lodgings that put you close to the starry sky
Collect some unforgettable summer memories of the expansive, glittering night sky, so close you can almost reach out and touch it.
The Perseid Meteor Shower: A summer tradition
With bright shooting stars chasing one another through the night sky, the Perseid Meteor Shower is a particularly popular astronomical event for observing meteors. It is calculated to become visible around the middle of August each year, and this year's peak is predicted to arrive around August 12th, when interfering light from the moon is particularly low. If you can find a place with a good view to observe it away from the lights of the city, you just might be rewarded with an even more incredible shooting star show in the night sky.
Yamagata > Kaminoyama
A running member of the Top 100 Ryokan in Japan for the last 40 years, the venerable and well-known Kaminoyama Onsen Koyo attracts earnest praise for everything from its top-quality service and rooms to its hot spring bathing facilities and its food. After enjoying the inn's incredible dishes, made with high-quality ingredients such as Yamagata prefecture's top-quality brand beef and specialty rice, refresh yourself with a blissful relaxation session viewing the stars that sparkle like jewels in the night sky. It is sure to be a revitalizing experience for both mind and body.
Gunma > Katashina
Marunuma Onsen Kankoso commands the Lake Marunuma area inside of Nikko National Park. The centerpieces of this popular inn are its historic buildings and the "Rainbow Trout Bath," ("Nijimasuburo" in Japanese) with its incredible open feel. The air is fresh at this high altitude, and the midday temperature typically does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius, even in summer, making it a great place to observe the wildlife, eat fresh-caught river fish, gaze at the reflection of a thousand stars in the lake and fully enjoy the magnificence of nature.
Yamanashi > Hokuto
Pension Halloween, located in the beautiful natural environment of the Kiyosato Plateau, is popular for its stargazing package, which allows guests to enjoy the starry sky on the terrace while looking at an old-style star wheel, private open-air bath chartering packages, and more. The amicable owner and delicious food are also loved by many repeat guests.
Yamanashi > Hokuto
Neo Oriental Hotel Resort Yatsugatake Cottage offers a variety of packages for families, couples and friends. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time in one of the villa-like cottages, complete with its own kitchen and open-air bath. At night relax together under the starry sky, reminiscent of a planetarium.
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