Regenerative travel aims to bring positive effects from tourism that benefit visitors and locals alike. One of our main goals is to contribute to the nature, culture, and economy of Yukiguni through tourism.
The experiences that are offered focus on the traditional culture of the region and help them endure for future generations. The cuisine is full of locally sourced ingredients which supports producers and artisans in the area, and as much as possible locals are employed which boosts the local economy and the lives of families. Active efforts are taken to participate in woodland conservation, and a portion of the money generated from accommodation and activities is used for causes to help preserve the local environment.
REWILDING THE FOREST
The ryugon forest is a project aimed at carefully thinning the cedar trees on the estate and replacing them with native species which would have originally been in the gardens. The aim is to hopefully encourage native animal species to also return.ryugon forest
FROM OVERCOMING SNOW TO EXPERIENCING SNOW
In times gone by, living in an area of heavy snow was a tough existence, and overcoming the force of the snow was an annual, months-long struggle. A shift in perception has occurred recently and has led to the snow being seen as a unique resource of this area. ryugon has actively tried to increase their exposure to the scenery, the wind, and the wildlife. Over winter, guests have the rare opportunity to come into direct contact with the snow, and they can take part in memorable experiences that are only available because they have traveled to Yukiguni.