Marriott has opened four Fairfield by Marriott properties in Japan, and is planning to open an additional four hotels under the same brand in the country later this year.
“Following its Japan debut in Sapporo earlier this year, we are thrilled for the Fairfield by Marriott brand to continue its expansion in the country,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.
“These new openings underscore Marriott International’s commitment to growing our presence in Japan to serve travellers here. The new hotels will deliver the brand’s principles of friendly service and family treatment, giving travellers access to inspiring natural destinations across the country,” he added.
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park, Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino, Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Utsunomiya, Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Kyotamba have already opened this month, while Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Gujo and Fairfield by Marriott Mie Mihama are slated to open later this month, followed by Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Motegi in November and Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Miyazu in December.
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (85 rooms, opened October 6)
Marriott says this hotel is a great starting point for family holidays exploring Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park, an urban park designed to emulate the rural landscape of Japan’s Showa era (1926-1989). The park features a cafe, a foot spa, and a morning market. Along the nearby Nakasendo Highway, guests can visit streetscapes of post-station towns, as well as historical temples and shrines.
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino (54 rooms, opened October 6)
Surrounded by views of the great Nagara River, guests can explore Mino’s ancient buildings and streetscapes that date back to Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867) and discover the beauty of Mino Washi, the artisanal handmade paper with a history dating back 1,300 years, says Marriott.
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Utsunomiya (87 rooms, opened October 7)
Located near the Utsunomiya Romantic Village, this hotel makes an ideal base for sightseeing around the beautiful rural countryside. Guests get to enjoy experiences with local farming, strawberry picking, forest hikes and traditional hot springs. Marriott says the area is famous for its gyoza dumplings, which can be found at restaurants nearby.
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Kyotamba (75 rooms, planned opened October 8)
This hotel is located at the gateway of the Kyotamba region. Marriott says the climate of the Tamba plateau produces treasure troves of specialty produce famous throughout Japan, such as Tamba chestnuts and Tamba black beans.
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Gujo (87 rooms, planned opening October 9)
Marriott says guests can explore nearby Gujo Hachiman Castle and the old-world charm of the castle town, surrounded by beautiful rural Japanese countryside. In Gujo, the Kokin Denju no Sato Field Museum features classical waka poetry readings, and thermal spring-filled ceramic baths and foot spas to soothe and relax travel-weary limbs. Guests can also discover the delicacies of this region, including salt-grilled Ayu sweet fish and keichan, a traditional chicken dish, adds the hotel.
Fairfield by Marriott Mie Mihama (63 rooms, planned opening October 12)
The Hamakaido is the main coastal route of the World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo, Japan’s 1,000-year-old pilgrim’s route. This hotel is located next to the Michi-no-Eki Park Shichiri-Mihama roadside station, right in front of the Hamakaido. Marriott says guests can also explore nearby Shichiri Mihama Beach and enjoy the “wealth of regional produce, including the many different varieties of mandarin oranges and the freshest seafood”.
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Motegi (52 rooms, planned opening November 20)
This hotel is located next to Michi-no-Eki Motegi, near the Mooka Railway station and tracks, “famous for its majestic steam locomotives which run on weekends, attracting crowds of children and adults alike”. There is also an international racing circuit nearby, Twin Ring Motegi, which also houses the Honda Fan Fun Lab featuring next-generation technologies such as robotics and electric vehicles.
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Miyazu (93 rooms, planned opening December 15)
This hotel is located in Kyoto, offering views of Miyazu Bay. Marriott says guests can explore classic Japanese cuisine at Osakana Kitchen Miyazu and take a cruise to see the Amanohashidate sandbar, voted as one of the three most scenic views in Japan, according to Marriott.