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Rosewood to debut in Japan

The turquoise waters of Mikayo Island, Okinawa, Japan.

Luxury hospitality group Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced it is to open its first property in Japan.

The all-villa retreat is due to launch in Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago in 2024.

The holiday destination of Okinawa is renowned for its white sand beaches and turquoise waters, with water sports including diving at Yabiji, the largest expanse of coral reef in Japan, plus deep sea fishing, snorkeling and other sunshine activities.

Rosewood Miyakojima is stunningly located on a secluded peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, sugar cane fields, rocky cliffs and ocean views. And it’s just half an hour from Shimojishima and Miyako airports.

The resort’s 55 villas boast private pools, landscaped gardens and unobstructed sea views. Netherlands-based Studio Piet Boon and is behind the architecture and interiors design with local input from architectural specialists Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei.

Facilities include four restaurants and bars showcasing fresh seafood, island-raised beef and craft beers.

Children will be able to cut loose from parents at Rosewood Explorer’s Club and there will also be a wellness offering, Asaya, with treatment rooms set in private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities and a menu of services embracing local healing traditions.

“We’re tremendously excited that our first presence in Japan will be in this exquisite location,” said Sonia Cheung, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We’re honoured to have Mitsubishi Estate as our partner and very grateful for the trust they have placed in us to offer this exceptional experience.”

“We are fully confident that Rosewood Miyakojima will become one of the world’s most coveted vacation destinations when it opens its doors,” added Mitsubishi Estate’s Atsushi Nakajima.

More details to follow…

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