About Kosuichihou

autumnfellsgrasmere.jpgWe hope this website will provide you with plenty of information to help you plan your stay here in the Lake District. The seasons here are dramatic so whatever time of year you decide to visit, you will not be disappointed; you can enjoy bright colours in Spring, hazy days in Summer, golden tones in Autumn and the white sugar-coating of Winter snow.  

You will find a variety of accommodation providers, things to do, walks, places to eat and drink as well as some history about Lake District Japan Forum partners who have worked to create this information. One of our main objectives is conservation and you can become involved in protecting this beautiful landscape so that it remains unchanged for future generations to enjoy.

Beatrix Potter, one of our most famous residents, worked tirelessly throughout her life on such projects. It was her commitment that saved areas of the National Park from being destroyed many years ago. The land she owned is now the property of the National Trust.

rowinggrasmere.jpgAnother famous resident here besides Peter Rabbit is the Herdwick Sheep. This rare Lakeland breed is specially adapted to living in the unforgiving landscape and important in maintaining the biodiversity of the open fells.

Cumbria is a county rich in heritage, culture and the arts and home to some of the rarer wildlife species found in England such as the red squirrel, osprey, golden eagle and red deer.

About the Japan Forum 

Nearly 20 years ago, a group of Lake District tourism businesses decided to work together to promote this beautiful area to visitors from Japan. Since then, we have built a strong relationship with Japanese tour operators, marketing consultants and the media, sending out a very personal message of welcome. Forum members make regular trips to Japan to meet with representatives of the travel industry and update them on the many attractions the Lake District has to offer.



Japan Forum Partner Members 

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

This masterpiece of twentieth-century design is a perfect example of the Arts & Crafts movement, offering enchanting interiors, regularly changing exhibitions and a beautiful view over Windermere towards the Coniston fells. Visitors can enjoy lunch and afternoon tea at Blackwell's tea room, with seating available on the garden terraces.

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Home to the Hasell family for eleven generations, who still live in the house, Dalemain Mansion is totally unique and boasts a fine mixture of Mediaeval, Tudor and Georgian architecture. The beautiful English gardens are teeming with wildlife and there are 5 acres of richly planted borders with intriguing and unusual flower combinations.

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues

A group of five very individual 4-star properties, each with its own style and character but all with the same quality service. All occupy excellent locations, with two luxurious hotels on the shores of Lake Windermere. The hotels offer a range of selected menus for Japanese guests and years of experience in delivering the best service to cater for groups.

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

A unique and fascinating little shop originally built in 1630 as the village school, where Wordsworth later taught. It is tucked away in the corner of St Oswald's Churchyard in Grasmere where the famous Lakeland poet is buried. In 1854 it became the home of Sarah Nelson and her world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread which is not sold anywhere else in the world.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

Situated in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere, this train connection with Windermere Lake Cruises has provided a spectacular gateway to the Lake District since 1869. Passengers travel in nostalgic 1950s carriages hauled by a fleet of passionately restored and maintained steam locomotives.

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

A unique 4-star country house hotel, once owned by the best-loved children's author Beatrix Potter, with beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a 2 AA Rosette dining room which is also open to non-residents. Guests are invited to relax by the indoor pool, sauna and fitness room and indulge themselves in various body treatments and massages.

Mountain Goat Tours and Holidays

With over forty years' experience, Mountain Goat is the No. 1 tour operator in the Lake District, renowned for its exciting and inspiring choice of guided sightseeing tours. Tours operate daily throughout the year and include lake cruises, Hill Top, steam train journeys and cultural, historic and literary attractions.

National Trust

The National Trust protects historic buildings, gardens, coastline, farms and countryside, opening them up for ever for everyone. The Trust was founded over a hundred years ago by three passionate Victorians who wanted to preserve outdoor spaces and prevent them from being built on. You will find details of four Lake District properties on this website: the Beatrix Potter Gallery Hill TopTownend and Wray Castle.

Reays Coaches

Reays Coaches operates one of the largest fleets of private hire vehicles in the north of England. Based near the Lake District, this award-winning independent company was established in 1985 and runs nearly 100 executive coaches and cars, from 61-seat executive coaches to top-of-the-range Mercedes and Audi cars.

Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

Scheduled to open in 2017, this is a unique and world-class museum in a beautiful location on the shore of Windermere. On the site of the former Windermere Steamboat Museum, Windermere Jetty will be a working destination, conserving, saving and sharing the internationally important Windermere boat collection.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is a leading tourist attraction operating in the heart of the Lake District on England's largest lake. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside with summer season connections for Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, The Lake District Visitior Centre (Brockhole), Fell Foot Country Park, Wray Castle and Ferry House for Hill Top and Hawkshead.

World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

steamerpeter.jpgA great day out for all the family. Explore the magical world of Beatrix Potter where all twenty three of her enchanting tales are brought to life, recreating the beautiful Lake District countryside complete with sights, sounds and smells. There's a chance to meet your favourite character, Peter Rabbit, and step into his garden. And you can take some Beatrix Potter magic home with you from the famous gift shop.


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