HOSHINOYA Bali An Elevated Sanctuary for celebrating a Japanese Inspired Festive Season

January 17, 2023

Amazake served at Hoshinoya Bali


An Elevated Sanctuary for celebrating a Japanese Inspired Festive Season


Overlooking exquisite views of cascading Ubud jungle and sacred Pakerisan river valley, HOSHINOYA Bali, with its peaceful well-tended gardens, exceptional dining venues and serene Spa, is an elevated sanctuary in which to celebrate this festive season.


Offering curated programs from this December to January 2023, it incorporates the essence of Japanese new-year culture and traditions imbued with Ubud’s fascinating nature and cultural ambiance. HOSHINOYA Bali is the perfect place to simply get away from it all, restore life balance and recharge, before heralding new beginnings in 2023.


Aimed at leaving the past year’s worries behind and starting afresh, New Year to the Japanese marks a time for celebration, praying for good fortune in the year to come, being close to relatives, friends and family, and enjoying delectable food. Each activity and cuisine means wishes of luck and prosperity for the upcoming year, experience the authentic charm of old-world Japanese celebrations at HOSHINOYA Bali.


Activities taking inspiration from traditional Japanese celebrations and holiday spirit.



A Japanese tradition of sending a new year card symbolizing thoughtfulness. Designed as a postcard, guests are guided to write their wishes in for the coming year in Japanese characters.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available daily at Public Gazebo at 11.00-12.00 from 18 – 28 December 2022.


Kirigami & Origami

Kirigami or Japanese paper cutting means the art of “cut picture”. Create beautiful designs by cutting sections out of a single sheet of paper. Enhance the handicraft with the art of folding paper or origami to make a memorable Japanese-inspired token.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available daily at Public Gazebo 17.00-18.00 from 18 – 31 December 2022.



Fukuwarai, meaning happy laugh, is a simple game that makes you laugh on the first day of the new year. Put on a blindfold and attempt to place facial features in the correct positions of a blank face.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available daily at Public Gazebo at 17.00 – 18.00 from 30 December 2022 to 2 January 2023.


Festive Dinner Menu

Excite your palate with various of delectable Japanese festivities menus including Yosenabe, Sushi, Sashimi, and Jewel Box. Served from high quality and the freshest ingredients, the menu is carefully crafted to present a meaningful togetherness to welcome the new year. Set course menu is available.

Available at the dining area from 18.00 on 18 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.



A Japanese traditional healthy drink using rice and koji or rice malt. Guests can sip a warm cup of Amazake in the morning to start the day and warm up the body. To explore the taste of amazake, in the afternoon guests are also welcome to enjoy more variety of Amazake at the Sake Bar.

Complimentary for in-house guests. Available at the dining area from 7.30-11.00 and at the Sake Bar from 14.30-16.30, from 18 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.


Toshikoshi Soba

Spend New Year’s Eve and taste this authentic Japanese dish. Traditionally, families gather together and eat Toshikoshi soba, a symbol of longevity, on New Year’s Eve to wish for good health in the coming year.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available in the dining area or Public Gazebo from 21.00 – 22.30 on 31 December 2022.



A traditional soup with mochi and vegetables enjoyed on New Year’s Day, featuring Mitsuba, or three-leaved Japanese parsley, tied in a knot, which means forming a good relationship with someone or good luck.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available at the dining area from 7.30 – 11.00 on 1 – 3 January 2023.



On New Year’s Day, many Japanese people drink a celebratory sake called Iwai Zake. Guests are welcome to enjoy Iwai Zake for 3 days in a row from the 1st day of New Year.

Complimentary for in-house guests.

Available at the reception area from 7.30 – 11.00 on 1 – 3 January 2023.


To further stir wanderlust and inspire future holidays in HOSHINOYA Bali, follow our social media Instagram @hoshinoyabali. Contents are carefully curated travel inspirations, made to provide guests with the ease of access to bookings and the latest information.

For more information and booking please visit https://hoshinoya.com/bali/en




Designed by Japanese architect Rie Azuma, these 30 villas, Bulan, Soka, and Jalak, have semi-private pool and pool-side lounge area nestled within a dense three-hectare stretch of rainforest, rice field and temple. Featuring the iconic Café Gazebo floating in the jungle, Japanese aesthetics of simplicity blends with Balinese art such as intricate wooden carvings hanging from walls and batik lamps by the beds. Leading Japanese hotel management company, Hoshino Resorts Inc. with CEO Yoshiharu Hoshino opened its first “HOSHINOYA” abroad, in Bali in January 2017. For more information, please visit HOSHINOYA Bali (https://hoshinoya.com/bali/en/).



2021 Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” as one of the Best Hotels and Resorts in Asia

2021 Condé Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice Awards” as Top 10 Resorts in Indonesia

2018 Travel + Leisure “It List” as one of the Best New Hotels Around the World

2018 Condé Nast Traveler “Hot List” as one of the Best New Hotel Openings



Luxury hotel embodying the true characteristics of land, history, and culture.

HOSHINOYA is an accommodation with distinct themes, conceptualized from each location’s land, history, and culture. Woven into these distinct themes is our attention to detail in every aspect from the design to hospitality; contributing to the creation of a one-of-a-kind world of HOSHINOYA. Enrich the heart with the epiphanies of travel through a unique stay experience.


About Hoshino Resorts

Hoshino Resorts was first established as a Japanese inn/ryokan in 1914 in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture before it began the operation of other resorts in Japan. Today, it has evolved into a highly influential hotel management company and is run by 4th-generation family member Yoshiharu Hoshino. Providing a unique experience focused on the local charms of each destination and a high level of Omotenashi, Japanese-style hospitality, the company has expanded rapidly out of Karuizawa since 2001 and now operates more than 40 accommodations both in and outside Japan with one of the following categories: luxury hotel brand “HOSHINOYA,” hot spring ryokan brand “KAI,” countryside resort hotel brand “RISONARE,” city tourism hotel brand “OMO,” free-spirited hotel brand “BEB,” or other unique lodgings. For more information, please visit Hoshino Resorts (https://www.hoshinoresorts.com/en/)



Banjar Pengembungan, Desa Pejeng Kangin, Kecamatan Tampaksiring,

Gianyar 80552 Bali, Indonesia

Reservation WhatsApp: +62-878-7511-0511

Reception: +62-361-849-3080

Website: https://hoshinoya.com/bali/en/

Instagram: @hoshinoyabali


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HOSHINOYA Bali Public Relations

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