Read on to check out 20 fantastic Ryokans and hotels with an onsen facility where you can have the best Hakone onsen experience in your life!
Hakone is located at Kanagawa prefecture and is only about an hour away from Tokyo by train. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan for those who want to explore an onsen experience. Other than onsens and ryokans, the place also has some of the top Airbnbs for those who want to experience a more casual side of Japanese hospitality. Famous sites including the Hakone Open-Air Museum and the Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exepery A Hakone, a museum based on the book “The Little Prince”, are wonderful place to visit too as they will keep you busy in a relaxed atmosphere yet.
Soak your worries away at one of these top Hakone onsen hotels and ryokans.
Hakone Highland Hotel is one of the best hotels in Hakone, where the seasons of Japan can be fully appreciated. Away from the city, it is a cathartic place where guests go to spend a quiet time away from city life.
A unique French-Japanese fusion dish can be enjoyed at the hotel restaurant. Making use of the best seasonal ingredients, Japanese cuisine is prepared together with traditional French cuisine technique.
The fantastic onsens at Hakone Highland Hotel has indoor onsens, outdoor onsens, hot tubs and even spas. Designed specially to allow one to enjoy the beauty of nature, the amazing greenery surrounding Hakone Highland Hotel can be appreciated from the onsen. Purification for both the body and eyes, the onsen is bound to wash your tiredness away.
Hakone Highland Hotel is also located nearby the before-mentioned tourist attractions Hakone Open-Air Museum and the Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exepery A Hakone, so make sure you consider this hotel for your Hakone exploration!
Shinjuku is no doubt one of the places that tourists to Japan will desire to go. Famous for various activities such as shopping, it is amongst the “heart” of Tokyo. Just a direct train ride away from Shinjuku station is Tsukino Yado Sara.
The hotel was opened in December 2015. With a total of 56 rooms, the modern design of Tsukino Yado Sara gives a relaxing atmosphere. Basic amenities are also provided in the rooms.
A communal bath is available in Tsukino Yado Sara, where the chic and modern onsen design - unlike many other hotels - gives a gorgeous atmosphere. What makes Tsukino Yado Sara better is that there are rooms equipped with open-air onsens! Among them is the “Hollywood Twin” room where a fantastic view of River Sukumo can be appreciated all from your room window! This is definitely one of the best Hakone onsen hotels out there.
Full-course Japanese meals, such as Wagyu Sukiyaki and Seafood Shabu Shabu, are served for dinner. Spacious, modern and private, this is a perfect hotel for couples.
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa is located at the Hakone Gora region - an area surrounded by lush greenery. This high-class resort hotel is not only famous for the onsen, but also for the fantastic food available. A total of 4 restaurants & lounges are available in Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa. Among them is restaurant Berce, where a former chef whose work was listed in the 2013 “le guide Michelin” from France is now in charge.
A total of 80 rooms are available in Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa. All of them have either a sun terrace or balcony and the amazing natural landscape spreads right outside the window.
The spacious onsens in this Hakone hotel are designed in an elegant manner with a calm design. Natural hot spring from the Owakudani onsen is used and the minerals are said to alleviate health issues such as muscle and nerve fatigue. Furthermore, a spa is also available in Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa, allowing guests to fully rejuvenate themselves in just one night!
Odakyu Hotel de Yama is a huge resort hotel with European-style architecture. Located near the hotel are famous spots such as Hakone shrine, and guests can enjoy themselves within the hotel itself too - a beautiful flower garden is located in the hotel compound which will bloom with colourful and vibrant flowers according to the seasons.
3 types of rooms are available in Odakyu Hotel de Yama, all of which offer a view of Lake Ashi. Furthermore, some of them have natural hot springs in the rooms! An exclusive view can be enjoyed from these private onsens. Of course, the communal onsen “Tsutsuji no Yu” is available too. The natural hot spring is said to be good for the skin. Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi are amongst the famous natural landscapes that can be viewed from Kanagawa prefecture. A majestic view and splendid onsen - what more can one ask for?
The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko is the perfect hotel for couples who wish to spend a luxurious time while appreciating the nature of Hakone.
Two types of rooms are available in The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko. Those in the main building are characterised by huge balconies, while the other have big windows. Both rooms offers a great view of the nature around The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko. There are also special rooms where Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi can be viewed too.
Natural hot spring is used for The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko’s onsen. Open-air onsens are also available and the grand spectacle of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji can be viewed. The scenery is especially beautiful during winter when the sky is clear-blue. The onsen water is said to work for muscle fatigue, nerve pains and joint pains too.
Fontane Bleau Sengokutei is a small auberge with only 12 rooms available. It is an auberge that runs based on the concept to provide relaxation and calmness through onsen and food.
3 types of rooms are available in Fontane Bleau Sengokutei and all of them have an open-air onsen attached! Natural hot spring water from Owakudani Onsen is used in Fontane Bleau Sengokutei, which is said to alleviate health issues such as muscle and nerve fatigue. Taking a dip in an onsen here is not just another bath - it is pure catharsis.
Setsugetsuka is located at an extremely convenient location - just 1 minute from Gora station by foot. The hotel is equipped with a small gift shop with exclusive Hakone souvenirs. Meals are served at the hotel restaurant where full-course Japanese cuisine making use of the latest seasonal ingredients such as fish and vegetables are served. Wagyu Shabu Shabu and Tempura can be enjoyed as well.
What makes Setsugetsuka more alluring is that all the rooms in the hotel has an open-air bath. The rooms are designed in a beautiful Japanese-style and has a calm atmosphere. Of course, a communal bath is available in the hotel as well. At the communal bath, several types of bathtubs are available which are designed with different themes. There are also private onsens that can be booked so make sure you check out Setsugetsuka when planning for a Hakone trip!
Hotel Green Plaza Hakone is a resort hotel best known for its beautiful view of Mount Fuji. Several types of rooms are available in Hotel Green Plaza Hakone, including Western-style rooms, Japanese-style rooms, hybrid of Western and Japanese and also some with open-air bath attached. Depending on the direction of the room, a splendid view of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed all from your window!
Natural hot spring water from the Sengokuhara Onsen is used in Hotel Green Plaza Hakone. The majestic Mount Fuji can be appreciated from the open-air onsens and the natural hot spring water is said to be good for the skin. Furthermore, the Asian Twin Room is equipped with a private open-air onsen, allowing a quiet and private time to be spent!
Hotel Green Plaza Hakone is also located near Hakone Shrine, Hakone Open-Air Museum and the Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exepery A Hakone, so it is perhaps one of the best hotels for Hakone exploration!
Kinnotake is a hotel designed under the theme Taketori Monogatari, also known as “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”. It is a 10th-century Japanese fiction.
The hotel bar “Bar Bamboo” allows guests to enjoy fantastic drinks while appreciating the beauty of the bamboo garden. Dinner and breakfast - a full-course Japanese meal - can be enjoyed at your room without having to travel to the dining area as well, allowing the highest quality of luxury to be experienced.
A total of 4 types of rooms are available in Kinnotake and all rooms in Kinnotake have an open-air bath attached, all of which offer a splendid view of Mount Hakone. Furthermore, massage services can be reserved at “The moon SPA” from 3 pm to midnight, allowing guests to fully relax and recover from their fatigue.
Ichinoyu Shinkan is located at the Tounosawa region on a slightly hilly area. Surrounded by lush greenery, it is about 10 minutes from Hakone Yumoto station by foot.
The hotel lobby is beautifully designed with stained glass, and meals can be enjoyed at the hotel restaurant where top-notch seasonal dishes such as Sashimi can be savoured.
Ichinoyu Shinkan is best known for their amazing onsen. Unlike other onsens, the onsen at Ichinoyu Shinkan is designed in an extremely modern and elegant manner. With high ceilings and stained glass, the almost European-like onsen is amazing! The natural hot spring is alkaline and is said to work for muscle ache, nerve pains and more. Furthermore, some of the rooms in Ichinoyu Shinkan have open-air onsen attached. Massage in your own rooms can also be reserved, and Ichinoyu Shinkan is definitely amongst the hotels where you can spend a luxurious time in Hakone.
Gora Hanaougi is a hotel that offers a fantastic view of the nature surrounding it. A total of 5 types of rooms are available and they have a beautiful Japanese-style wood based design.
Breakfast and dinner are served directly to the hotel rooms, saving the trouble of travelling to the dining halls. Full-course Japanese meals are served, which include high-quality dishes such as Hida-gyu beef.
The onsen at Gora Hanaougi uses natural hot spring water from Gora Onsen and is said to alleviate muscle fatigue, nerve pains, joint pains and more. Two types of open-air onsen can be enjoyed as well. Furthermore, there are rooms in Gora Hanaougi which have private open-air onsens attached, allowing guests to appreciate the immense beauty of the seasonal landscapes all from the room!
Gora Hanaougi is a hotel perfect for families with babies as well - all the floors in Gora Hanaougi have Tatami mats placed on top and there is no need to worry even when your children fall down.
Hotel Harvest Hakone Koushien is located at the Sengokubara area and is amongst the hotels that offer a magnificent view of the mountains that represent Hakone. The resort hotel is located near popular tourist attractions such as Hakone Lalique Museum as well, making it a convenient place for Hakone exploration.
The onsen at Hotel Harvest Hakone Koushien is located at the top floor. Various types of bath, such as indoor onsen, open-air onsen, hot tub and even saunas are available. Massage chairs are available at the lounge as well that guests can use for free after a great onsen experience!
Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika is located at the Naka Gora area, a quiet and green-rich region. The hotel design has a modern yet Japanese feel and has a relaxing atmosphere unlike many other hotels that are lively (and sometimes noisy) with tourists.
A souvenir shop selling exclusive Hakone gifts, as well as a restaurant, are available in Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika.
There are a total of 44 rooms in Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika, of which 24 of them have open-air onsens attached. The rooms with open-air onsens have a dark brown wallpaper and are relatively spacious. Furthermore, there are 6 rooms in Laforet Club Hakone Gora Yunosumika where dogs are allowed as well - you can finally plan an onsen vacation with your entire family present!
At the communal bath, natural hot spring water from the Owakudani Onsen is used and is said to have effects such as alleviating muscle fatigue as well as smoothening the skin.
Tenseien is a hotel which is famous for having two popular spots, one of them being the Tamasudare Waterfall which is located within the hotel compound.
The hotel is perhaps best known for their amazing onsen, which blends 3 natural hot springs to create their home made onsen. The water at the onsens is said to work for nerve pains, muscle fatigue and more. At the open-air onsen, the tremendous view of Hakone’s natural landscape can be enjoyed. Furthermore, you might be able to enjoy the beautiful star-filled skies at night!
Set in a popular location in Hakone, Gora Kansuiro is actually a ryokan - a traditional Japanese inn - close to popular tourist spots like Hakone Open-Air Museum, Pola Museum, and Hakone Gora Park. If you’re a traveler who likes to explore the city, this property is the perfect base camp. Or you can kick back and bask in the warm hospitality of the friendly staff who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
The traditional rooms have all the modern facilities - we mean it’s a place where you can fix your morning cuppa while checking emails over free WiFi AND soak away your worries in this Hakone ryokan’s private onsen. Nothing can be more relaxing than spending quality ‘me time’ in an olden day’s hot tub. But if you fancy a more outdoor experience, try their open-air bath where you can enjoy the gorgeous surrounding view and be transported back in time!
16. Palace Hotel Hakone: the Mount Fuji resort [PERMANENTLY CLOSED]
Palace Hotel Hakone sure offers service that matches up to its name. The resort hotel is surrounded by Mount Hakone. Located on top of a hill, the amazing natural landscape of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi can be enjoyed from the hotel.
A total of 4 restaurants and bars are available in Palace Hotel Hakone, where high-quality seasonal ingredients are used. Both International and Japanese cuisine can be enjoyed. Furthermore, there are outdoor swimming pools (limited to summer) and tennis courts in Palace Hotel Hakone as well, allowing guests to exercise freely in the nature. A beauty salon is also available.
The open-air onsen in Palace Hotel Hakone is also amazing. Natural hot spring from Gora Onsen is used and the alkaline hot spring is said to have recovery effects. There is also a sauna available.
Ashinoko Hanaori is a highly-rated ryokan that has an incredible terrace with views of Lake Ashi. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and incredible views of the lake or mountain. For your comfort, rooms also have a kettle and refrigerator, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Book into GuestHouse Azito for a traditional stay. Not only is the building in Japanese-style, rooms at this ryokan are also in the traditional Japanese tatami-style. The bathroom, showers and kitchen are shared with other guests. While there are no onsens onsite, you are only walking distance from the most amazing outdoor onsen (Tenzan hotspring).
This onsen is located in Gora, just a five minutes’ walk from Sounzan Station. Rooms are all tatami and have an open-air onsen, you also have an option of selecting a room with views. Please be warned that this ryokan does not serve vegetarian-friendly food and will not be able to accommodate for vegetarians.
Enjoy this traditional Japanese ryokan that has a large, relaxing Japanese garden for you to stroll through. The onsen at this ryokan is sourced from six different hot springs. All rooms are in the Japanese-style and have a flat-screen TV, there are also selected rooms with a private onsen.
Away from city life
Hakone is more than just an onsen town, as it offers so many things to do. However, time just seems to stand still when you are in an onsen. The stress of daily life will be washed away and it will feel as though the onsen cleanses you from the heart. These hotels are not just famous for their onsen but also for their absolutely fantastic service and food as well so make sure you consider them when planning a trip to Hakone!
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