Strickland Thermal Spring Hotel
Thermal Spring Hotel is Golden Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
Thermal Spring Hotel

This Thermal Spring is located in B1 at Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto in Japan. Being located in Kyoto, which has a deep history and culture in Japan, and being located in front of Nijo castle, which is valuable historical heritage that has looked at Japan's long history elevate the value even more. Utilizing the natural hot springs that spring up from this site and the design derived by scenic beauty of Kyoto also produce the luxury space in the basement floor.

Thermal Spring Hotel
Strickland Thermal Spring
Strickland Hotel
Strickland design
Strickland design

Native to Japan, Yohei Akao graduated from Musashino Art University in 1997 having studied in the Department of Spatial Planning Design. Yohei joined the eminent SUPER POTATO CO., LTD. in 2001, before establishing his own and setting up Strickland in 2011. As a founder and design producer of Strickland, Yohei is well experienced in working in hospitality projects with his extensive portfolio encompassing international projects. His projects require in-depth research and thorough planning with holistic design approach, promising to cater tailor-made design for every project, revamping and creating iconic and unique entertaining space.


Founded in 2011, our office is located in Tokyo, Japan. We have worked interior design for many restaurants in the hotels since then. Designing as a device for communication is our philosophy.