Onsen Minsyuku Oyado Nozawa
Ms. Yoko Nozawa
Ms. Nozawa gave us impression of sensitive but also dynamic, and she believes it is more important to enjoy herself these days.
She said “I have a phrase that I always keep in my mind: ‘The service is a project’.”
There are many hotels and Misyuku around here and Ms. Nozawa always thinks about how to impress the visitors.
She comes up with ideas through her experiences in which she interacted with various people.
She attended to the meeting with local cooks and went to Nagoya for joining inter-industry exchange meetings every two months.
When invited, she would go anywhere including Tokyo and the information she got there would help her to create new ideas.
“It’s getting dreary here because there are fewer children in our town and not many people get married now. I’m slightly worried about our future.” She said.
Therefore, she planned a big event for a live concert by oldies band from Nagoya on the outdoor stage when the popular summer festival ‘Ideyu Matsuri’ is held in Shinmei Shrine.
But the concert will be held on the day after “Ideyu Matsuri”. We asked her the reason why she decided to hold the event on the next day of the festival.
“Because we are also working while Ideyu Matsuri. I want local people and guests to enjoy in Shinhirayu Onsen area together. It means everyone can be re-gather here.” answered Ms. Nozawa.