Living toxin-free is difficult in modern times, but plotting a quick wellness getaway at a hotel with an ecologically conscious approach to delivering services is more than doable, Japanese environmental activist Kazuhiko Nakaishi says.

The representative director of Bio Hotels Japan says a night at one of these idyllic sanctuaries reminds guests of the importance of being a good steward of the planet, while teaching that caring about one's self and about nature can go hand in hand.

"It's impossible to live free of chemicals. But in a hotel, if it's just for a night or two, you can get a true, raw, organic experience. An organic holiday is a good place to start," Nakaishi says.