Gora in Hakone is a pretty hillside location that is infamous for its relaxing springs and traditional Japanese ryokan. Hakone is nestled in a large crater of a historic volcano and boasts views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. There is a lot more to Gora than you might expect and you can easily spend time relaxing here away from the humdrum of city life. Be sure to visit the western-style Gora Park which is ideal to walk around on a sunny day. You can enjoy the greenhouses, gardens, and fountain. Gora can be easily reached via the Hakone Tozen Railway, or by cable car. The Hakone Museum of Arts holds a range of ceramics and nearby, you can take workshops in pottery and glassblowing. Gora is best enjoyed by staying in a traditional ryokan which is a Japanese-styled inn. Ryokans offer you a relaxing experience and many include access to onsens and baths. By choosing to stay at a ryokan, you can experience a taste of a by-gone era in Japan. We think it’s the best way to explore Gora and so we’ve done the leg work for you and found the best ryokans in Gora.
Set in a beautiful traditional Japanese garden, Gora Kansuiro is unrivaled when it comes to the calming and serene environment. We particularly love the outdoor onsen at the location. The rooms are spacious and they include a small seating area and flat-screen television. There is free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Breakfast dining options are available from the onsite Asian restaurant.
This ryokan is an adult-only luxury location that is just one minute walk from Koenkami Station. The property boasts beautiful mountain views which are best enjoyed from the private, open-air spa baths. You can also enjoy a private stone sauna which is the perfect place to relax and unwind. There is free WiFi in the lobby, but not in the rooms. The rooms include a private en-suite with complimentary toiletries and towels. Inside the calming neutral colored rooms, you’ll also find a flat-screen television, fridge, and kettle. Delicious meals are offered in the lounge-style restaurant for both breakfast and dinner.
With free-flowing natural spring water drawn from two different springs, you’ll love the purity of this ryokan and bath. There are both private baths and a public bath so you can choose your preference each and every day. The ryokan is located just one minute away from Gora Station and as such, is in a very easy position to get to. Onsite, there are two restaurants which provide guests with much more choice in terms of dining options. Kacho Restaurant serves multi-course seafood while Fugetsu serves a wider range of dishes including shabu shabu hot pots and wagyu beef. The front desk is 24 hours and free WiFi is available throughout the building. If you’d like, you can even pick up a memento from the souvenir shop.
This friendly, family-run ryokan is perfect if you are looking to enjoy both indoor and outdoor baths. We think that you’ll love relishing in the mountain view as you relax in the baths. Dining options include seasonal dishes made from seasonal and local ingredients. The seafood dishes are particularly delicious! There are 10 rooms in the ryokan and they each include a traditional futon bed and tatami floor. Wake in the morning and enjoy green tea while sitting at the low wooden table in peace and quiet before heading to one of the baths. Sounds perfect to us.
As a member of Relais & Chateaux, you can be guaranteed top quality at Gora Kadan. This ryokan is just a short five-minute walk from Gora Station and as such, is in an excellent location to explore the local area and further afield. We personally love traditional ryokans that still have a few additional extras, and Gora Kadan does not disappoint. With free WiFi, 24-hour front desk, concierge service, currency exchange and even karaoke, you’ll have everything you need and more for a perfect holiday. Guests can take full advantage of the indoor pool, hot spring baths, and fitness center. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen television, small fridge, kettle and ensuite with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Nestled in a quiet residential area just five minutes walk from Nakagoura Station, this ryokan feels very traditional. Inside, the rooms all feature tatami mat flooring, and sliding doors. There is free WiFi available in the communal areas, and a television is available in your room, but if you want to snuggle up and watch movies, then you can borrow the DVD player (and DVDs) from reception for free. You’ll be well looked after at the Hakone Gora Kanon ryokan. It is worth noting that the bathrooms and toilets are shared. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining hall for guests.
Free parking is available at this ryokan, although it is only a short two-minute walk away from Naka Gora Station. Guests can use the onsite hot spring baths and sauna free of charge. All of the rooms are Japanese-style and include air-conditioning, a kettle, a television, and slippers for added comfort. Not all of the rooms are en-suite, so it’s worth checking the full details online before booking.
Address: Gora 1300-238
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from The Hakone Open-Air Museum
With access to a hot spring bath, garden, bar, and a shared lounge, Forest Gora Onsen is perfectly relaxing. It is also just 200 meters (656 feet) from Hakone Gora Park which is a fun place to explore for the day. The private en-suite bathrooms include a bidet and hairdryer. The bedrooms feature a flat-screen television, desk, and air conditioning. A delicious Asian breakfast is available every morning in the main dining hall. The staff at Forest Gora Onsen are very friendly and welcoming so we’re sure that you will soon feel right at home.
Address: Gora 1300-166
778 meters (0.5 mi) from The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Prepare to experience Japan
Japan has a vibrant and unique culture. By staying in a ryokan in Gora, Hakone, you can experience it first hand. These traditional ryokans are relaxing and you are guaranteed excellent service. Get away from your daily life and enjoy a holiday in Japan.
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