Huis Ten Bosch Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan
How Huis Ten Bosch Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan makes a difference
It took 5 years to develop this city, we were constantly learning from the Dutch approach to environmental preservation.
Huis Ten Bosch is built on reclaimed land which is unsuitable for growing plants. The first step was to improve soil quality and after performing thorough tests, 400,000 trees and shrubs and 300,000 flowers were planted, restoring the vitality of this area.
We are also striving to improve the natural ecosystem by using seawater from Omura bay in the 6,000 meters of canals running through the town and lining the banks with natural stones.
In addition, we have used environmentally friendly bricks for pavement and recycle sewage water for use in toilets and watering plants thanks to advanced treatment systems. We have achieved an Eco city in harmony with nature through our supporting systems, such as those previously mentioned, that make use of existing technology and knowledge.
Apart from above, there is an attraction called "Next-Generation Energy Park" which is a facility authorized by the central government as a regional base to greatly increase public understanding of next-generation energy in the global environment. This is achieved by increasing opportunities for the general public to gain first-hand experience with new energy sources such as solar photovoltaic power generation. In October 2007, the Nagasaki Next-Generation Energy Park became one of the first six next-generation energy parks nationwide to be authorized by the central government.
At Huis Ten Bosch, there are solar photovoltaic cells installed in 10 locations which can generate a total of 900kW of electricity. All the clean electricity produced by these photovoltaic cells is used within Huis Ten Bosch, achieving local production of energy for local consumption.
The Watermark Hotel Nagasaki, Huis Ten Bosch is unique as it is the first hotel in Japan to use English as its first language. We work closely with local education providers such as the Tomodachi Factory & the Nagasaki Junior & International College to provide an environment where students of all ages can study and practice the English language as well as learning to interact and participate locally in a global community.
We provide employment opportunities for over 40 members of the local community, paying employees above the local wage and offering equal employment opportunities to all. We hold regular training within the hotel and provide cross training opportunities for employees in addition to hosting work experience for local students studying both tourism & English language.
Located in the free zone of Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki prefecture, we are eager to assist our guests in experiencing local crafts and culture, offering assistance and advice in both English and Japanese we strongly recommend our guests enjoy not only the facilities on offer in the Dutch themed park, but also many unknown gems in the local area. A few of our favorites are:
Kujukushima Islands, known as the 99 Islands but actually comprising of 208 islands which form part of the Sakai National Park. These lush green islands contrast majestically with the sapphire blue ocean, our Concierge can assist with sunset cruises run by knowledgeable local mariners.
The town of Arita is the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. This charming local town dating back to the Edo period of Japan continues to create world class porcelain, with many local artisans opening their studios to the public, showcasing the skill involved in creating traditional Japanese pottery.
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is a confronting scene to visit but is highly recommended to understand the history and psyche of this nation when viewed in conjunction with the Nagasaki Peace Park, a symbol of Japans aspiration for world harmony, these sites make for a very moving excursion.
We look forward to our friendly team assisting you to discover and interact with our local environment and community.
Huis Ten Bosch Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan