Awakura Onsen Motoyu
- Nishiawakura village, Okayama, Japan
In this rural mountain village, with a declining and aging population, this traditional “onsen” (hot spring) hotel has been closed for some time.
The recent influx of a younger generation to the area has brought entrepreneurs in the timber industry, biomass industries, and other related ventures. One of these young people decided to renovate and reactivate this onsen hotel, and asked us to make a minimal intervention to give a refreshed appearance.