It always pays to travel when you are still young and Hoshino Resorts is currently offering all young travellers between the age of 20 and 29 the chance to visit all participating KAI properties at a jaw-dropping rate of JPY 19,000 Nett (approximately S$230) per person for one night - two meals are provided on each stay. This is valid across all 14 KAI locations from 01 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.
KAI Aso is one of the more popular locations and it is a hot spring ryokan that is located within the Aso Kuju National Park. A quick comparison on prices reveal that the discount with this promotion truly offers great savings. At the time of writing, staying in KAI Aso on 10 January 2018 costs JPY 79,000 (SGD 953) for two but under this promotion, travellers can expect to pay only JPY 38,000 (SGD 458) - this is half the published price!
One important thing to take note however is that this special discount is only applicable to travellers in their 20s and if you intend to share the room with someone well, older (meaning to say, 30 years old and above), he or she will not be able to benefit from the JPY 19,000 per person rate. Age verification will be done upon checking-in and valid Identity Verification Documents include driver's licenses, health insurance cards, passports and student IDs (even though I would imagine passport would be the way to go for international travellers).
This project aims to encourage more young people to stay at KAI ryokans in Japan and enjoy the pleasures of hot springs, food and activities.