Kengo Kuma and Kuniken develop new Four Seasons for Japan

The master plan for Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by design firm EDSA Inc.
The master plan for Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by design firm EDSA Inc. Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, with Berjaya Okinawa Development, will open a new property on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The project will be part of the development's masterplan as Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa.

Comprising a total of 100 acres (more than 40 hectares) of beachfront, the project site is located along the western coast of the island, approximately 31 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Naha International Airport, with access by highway from the airport and close to tourist attractions. The resort itself will comprise 30 acres (12 hectares) of the project development land area, with 120 hotel rooms, 120 residences and 40 villas. The project is expected to take approximately four years to complete with a total development cost of $400 million and estimated gross development value of $1 billion.

The master plan for Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa, including planning and landscape architecture, is developed by design firm EDSA Inc. Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Kuniken will serve as joint architects of the project.

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The vision for the project is to create a destination that portrays the cultural heritage of Okinawa island along with its natural landscape and resources. The resort will be anchored by a resident beach club on the east side. Additionally, the low-density layout of the resort will also allow guests and homeowners to access amenities by foot, bicycles or golf carts. The resort facilities will include a restaurant, specialty dining and lounge, retail shops and recreation facilities, as well as public grounds and gardens.