Nordisk Village Japan
Hygge is the popular Danish buzzword meaning "comfortable and cosy" - and it's a soul-soothing concept that the creators of Nordisk Village have taken completely to heart.
The stunning result is Asia's very first Scandi-style glamping site. Discover Nordisk Village perfectly positioned on Japan's remote, magnificently scenic Goto archipelago in the East China Sea, 100km to the west of Nagasaki.
Infused with history, the islands are dotted with exquisite churches, including the famed, red-brick Dozaki Church that doubles as a heritage museum. But if you're a lover of the natural world, then it's the incredible wilderness, soft-sand beaches and crystal-clear water that will charm and captivate you the most.
With this idyllic natural landscape as its backdrop, Nordisk Village beautifully combines all the elements of relaxation, activity and luxury. Unwind amongst furnished tents, deluxe facilities, an outdoor kitchen, and an old school building beautifully restored as a cosy restaurant and lodging space.
Choose your accommodation from seven Vanaheim tents that sleep 2-3 people in a generous 24m2 of space, or three Mongolian-style Asgard tents for two. Whichever you choose, clean-lined minimalist Scandi style reigns supreme throughout, with pure, soft furnishings and irresistibly cosy beds.
If you prefer a more social lodging, unique rooms are also available in the old school building, along with shared facilities including bathroom, kitchen and communal lounge area.
Now it's time to decide how you'd like to dine! Select from a leisurely restaurant sitting, a self-prepared sizzling barbecue, or create your very own culinary delights in the communal kitchen at the heart of the village - all washed down with a glass or two of delicious local wine.
You'll feel a wonderful sense of community throughout your stay...be prepared to make firm friends! Relax, too, in the knowledge that your holiday includes several eco-credentials, including limited use of power and a shared central kitchen.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy in the surrounding area. Rent a rod and head for the sea if you're in need of a quiet afternoon's fishing, or relax on an awe-inspiring cruise around Fukue Island - the very last place to be illuminated by the setting sun.
If you're an experienced scuba diver, you're in luck! Scores of colourful fish and coral reefs await you on the sea bed, or you can hire a paddle board and chart your own course along the waves.
Prefer getting under the skin of the local area? Then take yourself off on a stained glass-making excursion, or create your own traditional Baramon kite and head to Mount Onidake to watch it soar in the sky! Star gazers will enjoy peering into the local observatory's huge, reflecting telescope for an unforgettable view of the night sky.
Hygge personified, your stay at Nordisk Village promises to be completely unique, and absolutely unforgettable.
Things to note
One well-behaved dog is permitted to stay upon prior arrangement (weighing under 7kg). Guests are encouraged to bring rubber boots to cover all weather scenarios.
Region: Goto Islands, Nagasaki
Cost (from): £102 pppn (+ tax)
Sleeps: 2 or 2-3 per tent
Bedrooms: Open plan
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1016
FacilitiesVanaheim Tents sleep 2/3, bed, towels, slippers, toothbrush set, bathroom amenities, table, chair, cushion, hanger rack, hangers, refrigerator, kitchen equipment, flashlight, battery powered lamp, dehumidifer, heater, Bluetooth speakers, Wi-Fi.
Asgard tents sleep 2, bed, towels, slippers, toothbrush set, bathroom amenities, table, chair, cushion, hanger rack, hangers, refrigerator, kitchen equipment, flashlight, battery powered lamp, dehumidifer, heater, Bluetooth speakers, Wi-Fi.
Wharf fishing, boat fishing, stargazing, beaches, swimming, ocean cruising, sunset cruising, scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, horse riding, kite making, glass making.
At a glance
- Nordisk Village is Asia's first Scandi-style glamping village, set on Japan's beautiful and remote Goto islands in the East China Sea.
- Fly to Fukuoka Airport, and arrange transfers to Fukue Port.
- Choose from Vanaheim tents sleeping 2-3 people, or Asgard tents for two. All tents are furnished, with deluxe facilities available in the central school building.
- There are various dining options, including restaurant sittings, barbecue and use of the shared kitchen onsite.
- Local activities range from fishing, scuba diving and stargazing, to island cruises and kite making.