About the hotel’s lobbyThe new "Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel",
where the primeval forest becomes one with a forest of art.

 

Permanent exhibitionForest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest - One Stroke

The art work that spreads out on the lobby floor is expressive of interactive art by Team Lab, a world-class art group that has collaborated with summer art events. The dim space represents the deepest parts of Mifuneyama's forest. The countless Venetian glass hanging from the ceiling represents the flowers, fruits, and nuts of the forest and the light filtering through the trees. The color of the light changes with the four seasons of Mifuneyama.

When you enter the lobby, please go and stand by one of the lamps. Soon, the brightly shining lamp will radiate a soft timbre, and that light will propogate to the next closest lamp. In the same way, the light from those two lamps will propogate to the next, and so on. While the light from each lamp intersects with all the others, it also passes through each only once and returns to its starting point, just as if inscribed with a single stroke. The light from the lamps shines with just the brightness of the number of people in the lobby and traces itself through each. Because of this, it is possible to enjoy the influence from the presence of others in the same space, and through the medium of art, one can have a new form of unexpected communication.

* Please understand that the lobby is closed except to guests either staying here or at Onyado Chikurintei, using the coffee shop, or visiting the summer art event.

Lamp display that changes with the seasons

At the Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel, we put on a display of lamps that changes with each season, based on the theme of "kasane no irome" or color combinations created by layered clothing.

Summer Forest
We can see the five summer Kasane no Irome colors: Yomogi Herb Green, Orange Blossom, Chinaberry, Young Myrtle, and Hydrangea.
Period: July 11, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Autumn Mountain
We can see the eight autumn Kasane no Irome colors: Budding Leaves, Green Leaves, Fallen Green Leaves, Yellow Leaves, Fallen Yellow Leaves, Fallen Leaves, Fallen Red Leaves, and Autumn Leaves
Time: 24hours
Period: from September 01, 2018 to December 09, 2018
Snow and Winter Camellia
Three new Winter Kasane no Irome colors are created: Ice, Layered Ice (Kōrigasane), and Tsubaki (camellia).
Time: 24hours
Period: from December 20, 2018 to February 14, 2019
Spring Mountain Fields
We can see the five spring Kasane no Irome colors: Golden Kerria, Kerria Sprouts, Blue Kerria, Kerria Blossoms, and Peach.
Time: 24hours
Period: from February 15, 2019 to March 15, 2019
Cherry Blossoms
The lamps shine brighter, then fade, in the spring Kasane no Irome color, Cherry Blossom.
Time: 24hours
Period: from March 16, 2019 to April 08, 2019
Azalea
We can see the four summer Kasane no Irome colors: Rhododendron, White Rhododendron, Deep red Rhododendron, and Yellow Rhododendron.
Time: 24hours
Period: from April 09, 2019 to May 06, 2019
Hydrangea
Time: 24hours
Period: from May 07, 2019 to July 10, 2019

EN TEA HOUSE
−応灯楼

In one corner of the lobby floor, there is a counter-only café space. The menu is a collaboration with the EN TEA brand from Ureshino City in Saga Prefecture, with the assistance of the Japanese tea connoisseur Shin'ichi MATSUO, who has been characterized as "a regenerator of Japanese culture." Enjoy your drink and sweets from wherever you like in the lobby while viewing the art works.

* Guests who are staying at either Mifuneyama Rakuen Hotel or Onyado Chikurintei can also use this between 10:00-11:00.
* It is also open to other guests not staying overnight.

Hours of business

11:00-21:00 (last order at 20:30)
Open every day of the year.