Scale of 90-100
Intimate 20-room ryokan set on a peaceful hillside in Hakone, a brief train ride from Odawara on the Hakone Tozan Railway (as is Gôra Kadan). Quiet bar-lounge and lobby with a beautiful deck terrace overlooking the Hayakawa River and the verdant mountains of Hakone. Four accommodation types include Hoshi rooms, which feature private onsens (hot-spring open-air baths) and separate dining areas; both Western beds and traditional Japanese futon mattresses are available. Ground-floor Tsuki lodgings should be avoided. Superb multicourse kaiseki dinners, served solely in guest quarters, are complemented by an excellent wine list. Other amenities include a sauna.
Read the full review from our editors.
Charming service, excellent food, private onsen (hot-spring baths) and lovely views.
The small scale of the room furnishings made us feel Brobdingnagian.
Good to Know
Western-style beds are available but must be requested when making your reservation; a porter service from the hotel will meet you at the train station, but must also be requested in advance.
- Hot tub
- Meal plan offered
- Private pool
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Sora Room For Two, $600; Editor’s Choice: Hoshi Room For Two, $680 (breakfast and dinner included).
Learn more about Hakone-Ginyu:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.