Japan is arguably the hottest travel destination of 2023, and it’s abundance of new hotels only add to it’s appeal. One of the coolest ones on the scene, the Fuji Speedway Hotel, couples luxes accommodations and motorsports into one. After opening quietly in the fall of 2022, the under the radar property remains a hidden gem, often overlooked by tourists.
The revving of the engines is not only heard, but seen from the second you approach the property. With a vantage point overlooking the Fuji Speedway on one side and Mount Fuji on the other, the views are breathtaking from every angle. In fact, the hotel is the first and only one to overlook the circuit.
While the property is apart of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, it’s overall aesthetic and identity set it apart as a boutique hotel. Racing is woven every aspect of the hotel with details like the name of the bar, whose number is the length of the circuit, and the carefully curated artwork with vehicle parts on full display.
The entrance to the hotel is home to the two-level Fuji Motorsports Museum, which showcases 40 unique vehicles. Elsewhere in the hotel, Omika, a wellness and spa center, is another main draw. It features a private onsen (hot spring) for guests, six treatment rooms, a sleek pool, and a gym with TechnoGym equipment and a custom-made racing stimulator. And, we’d be remiss to mention the private yoga classes that are held within the museum in the wintertime and on the private rooftop during the summer.
On-site dining options include Trofeo, an Italian restaurant, and Robata Oyama, a Japense-style charcoal grill restaurant that’s modeled after a racing garage. After dinner cocktails can be enjoyed at Bar 4563, which is illuminated in the glow of automobile headlights and features a wall display of hundreds of model racing cars.
Nestled on the outskirts of the 120-room property are 5 newly built villas. They offer a luxe hideaway with spaces for entertaining and a fenced-in grassy yard for guests to bring along their furry friends. Suites are equally as enticing. With a wraparound balcony, guests can spend their time watching the cars zoom around the track from the comfort of their own bed. Plus, the large living area makes it the perfect weekend getaway for families. Regular rooms are equally as spectacular with private balconies, large soaking tubs, and racing details woven throughout the entire space.
Location: Oyama, Japan
The Vibe: By coupling a luxe accommodations and motorsports into one, it feels like a car-lovers dream.
Food + Drink: The hotel has two restaurants, including Trofeo, and Italian Restaurant, and Robata Oayama, a Japense-style charcoal grill restaurant, and a bar called 4563.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the extensive wellness facility with a private onsen, gym, racing stimulator, and pool. Wi-Fi, on-site restaurants and bar, parking, and room service.
What’s Nearby? Mount Fuji, Shiraito-no-Taki Waterfalls, and the Fuji Speedway.
Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel: The incredible wellness facilities, which feature luxe treatment rooms and a private onsen, along with the thoughtful racing details throughout the property.
Rooms: 120 rooms, including suites and villas.
Pricing: Rooms start at about ¥40,000 per night.
Closest Airport: Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)
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