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Onsen Hotel

This Onsen Hotel incorporates a more traditional Japanese design, however it also offer a contemporary aspect where the inhabitants can experience a little bit of both. From the garden the room opens into a traditional tea room, which than leads to a contemporary sleeping area.  The walls are finished in a textured plaster, a charcoal gray, or a glossy black stone, which maintain the dark atmosphere of a traditional space.  Finally the personal onsen is given privacy through metal louvers, which can be retracted to expand its size.  The onsen is also situated in front of a garden, which is framed through the space as a natural painting.