Slated to open in spring 2021, Japan’s subtropical southern prefecture of Okinawa is set to welcome the opening of a brand new sustainable luxury eco resort. Carefully designed to bring its guests closer to nature through a range of sustainable initiatives and seamless design, Treeful Treehouse is the embodiment of planet-friendly perfection with secluded private rooms nestled amongst the jungle canopy.
Just a three hour flight from Tokyo, Okinawa is blessed with incredible natural beauty; ranging from lush forests to crystal blue waters with abundant coral and golden sands. Using the bountiful fresh produce its natural environment produces, Okinawa’s culinary culture is also incredibly unique (and believed to be a key factor in Okinawa’s status as one of five longevity hotspots in the world).
Putting sustainability at its core, the new resort is powered purely by its own solar energy, thus omitting the need to use any fossil fuels. They are also passionate about giving back to the local community, having already embarked on projects in the surrounding area, including reinstating a water mill at the site of the Shizogumui Waterfall which was last home to a mill over 100 years ago.
Located in rural Nago on the north side of Okinawa Island, the resort will be home to four majestic individual treehouse rooms on the banks of the Genka River, each able to sleep two guests. With Genka River considered to be one of the clearest water sources in Japan, ‘pure’ luxury takes on an entirely new meaning here.
Anything but a sore thumb, the rooms have been individually crafted to sit seamlessly within the natural environment, built around the existing flora in the area. Inside, guests can enjoy a luxurious glamping style setting and modern facilities including air conditioning. Perks of the wooden treehouse rooms include 360 degree views and an outside seating area, complete with cosy hammocks for a spot of night-time stargazing. The unusual egg treehouse room, inspired by boats and crafted by a local yacht builder, will offer guests the chance to sleep within a truly unique cocooned space up high in the trees.
The communal Aerohouse is equipped with bathrooms, rest and relaxation rooms and a kitchen connected to the treehouse rooms via a series of floating walkways and jungle paths. The resort’s Floating DNA Catwalk, inspired by the vertebrae of a spine, connects the ground to the tree deck (thus making the resort accessible to wheelchair users).
As well as truly tranquil surroundings, the resort will also offer guests a series of excursions and experiences to explore the local area, including: jungle trekking, kayaking, paddle boarding and yoga. Switch off and branch out – this is one treehouse stay you won’t want to miss.
Opening spring 2021. To find out more, please visit treeful.net
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