Beat the Heat: Hotel Grand Phenix Summer Promotion
Anyone who lives in Japan or has spent time here during summer knows all too well just how hot and humid it can be. Through July and August the temperature rises and the humidity can make life a little too sticky and tricky to be comfortable – especially so in the cities!
Located at 1500 metres above sea level, Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga is nestled within the expansive Joshinetsu Kogen National Park – a vast protected area that ascends to over 2500 metres above sea level at its highest point. Much higher than the coastal cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, the area is blessed with a notably cooler climate and little humidity during summer. Indeed the average maximum temperature in August in the area of the hotel is only 21 °C. Days are comfortably warm while nights have a fresh chill allowing for a lovely sleep. And forget about humidity, the higher elevation dispels any chance of that!
Only 4-hours from Tokyo, Hotel Grand Phenix invites you to stay this summer with their long-stay promotion starting from only JPY25,200 for two nights per person including:
— 2 NIGHT / 3 DAY PLAN including 2 x dinner + 2 x breakfast for JPY25,200 pp.
— 5 NIGHT / 6 DAY PLAN including 5 x dinner + 5 x breakfast for JPY108,000 pp.
— 13 NIGHT / 14 DAY PLAN without meals for JPY168,000 pp.
Offering big discounts on stays of two nights or more, the hotel is well-suited to working remotely while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the many activities on offer.
The hotel’s European-inspired design and spacious rooms create an instant feeling of relaxation and escape, while the surrounding landscape of the national park and smaller UNESCO-recognised reserve of Shiga Kogen Highlands entices you to walk outside and explore in the comfortably cool climate of spring, summer and autumn
The air is fresh and thoughts of the maddening crowds of Tokyo and cities below quickly fade-away. Through summer, alpine flowers bloom while the forests turn lush green inviting you to hike or ascend even higher using one of the summer gondolas and chairlifts operating in the national park. During this time Grand Phenix offers in-house activities including yoga, guided walks, canyoning, night SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) and more.
Offering discounted prices for longer stays through the green season, Grand Phenix is well-suited for guests looking to escape the city and work remotely in the beautiful surroundings of Japan’s fourth largest national park.
Taking inspiration from European mountain hotels, Grand Phenix blends Western amenities – including comfortable Western-bedding, spacious rooms and private bathrooms – with the Japanese dedication to service and guest satisfaction. The hotel offers the finest dining of any accommodation in the area with multiple restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine and the lounge offering the perfect place for drink before or after dinner.
Capping it all off, Grand Phenix’s open-air mineral baths offer relaxation and healing while the hotel pool and outdoor dining terrace are those extra trimmings you’d expect of a mountain resort hotel found deep in one of Japan’s largest national parks. Only four hours from Tokyo, Hotel Grand Phenix offers the perfect escape from the summer heat and stress of the daily grind.
For more information about what’s on offer in the national park, see our ‘Stay at Grand Phenix: Enjoy the Seasonal Beauty & Natural Splendor of Japan’ page. Only 4-hours from Central Tokyo, Hotel Grand Phenix operates a free shuttle service from Nagano Station through the green season, putting it within easy reach of Tokyo via the Hokuriku Shinkansen line this summer!