I am Yasuo Adachi, the manager of Kerrie Sanso.
Although the word “manager” may sound good, it might be more accurate to say that I am a jack-of-all-trades in the name of a manager. From now on, I’m going to work with the assistant manager, Kotaro, to revive Kerrie Sanso.
The story of how we got to this point is almost all described in the description of the crowdfunding campaign (to be described later), but it is also true that it was not an easy road.
A lot of people got involved, and the fact that I was the last one piece to be fitted in, set this story in motion in leaps and bounds. When I write that, at first glance, it looks as if things were going smoothly, but it was not without its problems.
From my mid-twenties, while helping my family run a small textile wholesale business, I would go out to the river or mountains on my days off. Speaking of rivers, the Tedori River system and the Mt.Hakusan… these were the main areas of outdoor recreation.
At the same time, it was around this time that I began to enjoy hot springs, which I had little interest in until I graduated from university.
The mountains, rivers and hot springs at the foot of Mt.Hakusan. The accumulation of all the fun I had in those days is now connected to each other and converges in a place called “Ichirino Onsen”, which is a strange coincidence, but I have a strange feeling of connection.
The guesthouse I had been running until this May in Yuwaku onsen in Kanazawa was closed, and I would move to this place, but the Covid19 epidemic that is still sweeping Japan, and indeed the world, shows no sign of its end.
I decided to close my guesthouse because of the uncertainty about the future of the business and the depletion of funds due to the lack of an end to the corona epidemic.
I think the word “with corona” may be misleading, but my personal feeling is that it is “against corona”.
There is still no way to eradicate the corona virus, but a vaccine is being developed sooner or later, and I feel that the style of travel, including post-corona travel, is going to change dramatically in the future.
This is a major change that the travel industry has never experienced before.
I’m not saying that the so-called major tourist destinations will disappear, but it’s easy to imagine that people traveling and working in the future will be aiming for places rich in nature and remote but comfortable places.
In that context, I feel that Ichirino Onsen ski resort, which once prospered greatly as a ski resort in winter, and the long course “Kaga-Zenjodo” of the nature-rich Hakusan mountaineering, also have hidden potential and potential to be in the spotlight again.
Not only skiing and snowboarding, but also trekking, mountain hiking, snowshoe hiking, mountain stream fishing, river hiking, and a variety of food options.
The new mission of the new Kerrie Sanso is to provide a new and old way to enjoy travel to the foot of the Hakusan mountains, starting from the Hakusan Ichirino Onsen hot spring, and to provide all travelers, including those on bicycles and motorcycles, with a new way to enjoy travel.
As the new manager of the newly reborn Kerrie Sanso, I am more than happy to help you enjoy your trip.
See you at the new Kerrie Sanso, Hakusan Ichirino Onsen.