Niki Resort

To our friends,

It’s been just one year since we celebrated our 30th anniversary and we wish to express our gratitude for your support over the years. As we recently announced on our website, we no longer accept the reservations, and will terminate operations of Niki Club on the present site by the end of this year.

When I first visited Nasu Yokozawa, it was a land of abundant nature, densely covered with ferns and very little light. Being more than 10km off the highway, it was not easy to access but the gentle mountain streams and deep woods made it so beautiful that I still remember how this area possessed me. With the support and wisdom of designers and cultural figures, Niki Club came together piece by piece. We sincerely hope that you observe future growth of this property.

We believe that a good resort includes superb restaurants, rooms equipped with simple, comfortable furnishings, and is a facility for arts and culture so that people gather around, eat together, and enjoy life. We have been aiming toward that beautiful ideal for 30 years, and we will continue pursuing our new challenge with an enduring passion and the know-how nourished upon this land.

We have started “Garden Project” at Art Biotop, adjacent to Niki Club. In addition to the present facility with glass and pottery studios, we are deeply committed to “Botanical Farm Garden Art Biotop” grand-opening in 2019 with a botanical farm garden, “Water Garden” (scheduled for completion in fall 2017) designed by Junya Ishigami, and the Suite Villa assigned to Shigeru Ban, one of Japanese leading architects who was awarded the Pritzker Prize recognized as the Nobel Prize in the field of architecture.

After 30 years, it pains me to inform you of this unfortunate news and I sincerely hope that your memories associated with this land will stay with you for many years to come. We would sincerely like to ask for your continued support of Art Biotop and our other related properties with our gratitude for your friendship.

Hitomi Kitayama
Chief Executive Officer
Niki Resort Inc.,