Fujita Kanko Story
The origins of Fujita Kanko Inc. were in Denzaburo Fujita Shosha, a company founded in 1869 by Denzaburo Fujita, a benefactor and business tycoon in the Kansai area during the Meiji Era. Denzaburo Fujita Shosha underwent a series of reorganizations, including renaming, merging, and spinning off businesses. In 1955, the tourism sector of Denzaburo Fujita Shosha was renamed Fujita Tourist Enterprises Co., Ltd.
In the aftermath of World War II, Eiichi Ogawa, the first president of Fujita Kanko Inc., opened some of the company’s traditional gardens to the public so their scenic beauty and heritage could be widely enjoyed. His spirit of hospitality, which is very much alive in the company today, nurtured new business markets for Fujita Kanko in the hospitality industry, including hot-spring resorts, banquets and weddings, as well as budget hotels.
Our company aims to be both traditional and innovative at the same time. To suit the varied tastes of our guests and the market, our portfolio of properties includes a range of innovative hotels, restaurants, wedding and banquet facilities as well as leisure facilities. However, in searching for innovation, we rediscover over and over again the timeless value of our traditional heritage, which includes Taiko-en, Hakone Hotel Kowakien and the Garden of Chinzanso, a symbol of our prestige.
The competitive advantage offered by Fujita Kanko Inc. is based on the philosophy of offering the best of “traditional and innovative” hospitality, and on the company’s long history of distinguished service. That service is intended to meet the diversified needs of our guests and offer them a wonderful experience at a level no other property in the country can reach.