We are not currently offering Hakone Ginyu as part of our portfolio of properties in Japan, but please do give us a call for our current suggestions in Hakone and Mt Fuji.
At a Glance
Stunning panoramic views onto the valley below
A traditional Japanese Ryokan with a Balinese feel
Outdoor onsen (hot-spring baths) with breathtaking views
The Meigetsu room comes with its own private onsen
A fabulous place to experience rural Japan
Best time to Visit
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Average time to visit
Hakone is characterised by a mild climate with high precipitation. The climate here is much cooler than it is in Tokyo. The best time to visit Hakone is from April to November.
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With its entrance on the fifth floor, the wow factor is experienced on arrival and continues throughout your stay at the peaceful and opulent spa property Hakone Ginyu, overlooking a lush steep valley amongst the Hakone mountains.
Hakone Ginyu is a modern luxury Ryokan set into the side of a mountain offering dramatic views over the valley. The contemporary property combines traditional Japanese elements with stunning modern touches and the result is a chic and unique retreat.
There are 20 rooms at Hakone Ginyu including three Western style ones where, in place of the tatami mats, there are wooden floors and western style beds rather than traditional futon mattress. All rooms are beautifully furnished with a harmonious blend of Japanese and Indonesian influences. Each comes with the latest flat screen TV, DVD player and sound system. The outdoor baths on the terrace of each room offer uninterrupted views of the Hakone Mountains.
Two meals per day are included in your stay and are based on traditional Japanese seafood cuisine and served in the dining area of the guest room. Service here is subtle and discreet and meals are fresh and delicious. The Ginyu Spa is an excellent place to unwind after a day of exploration in Hakone and continues the ryokan's theme of pampering - guests can choose from soothing massages, facials and reflexology.
Hakone Ginyu has 17 Japanese style and three Western style rooms (for those who are craving a European bed) all designed with Indonesian influences, with a private hot spring bath on the terrace and wonderful mountain views.
Children are welcome at Hakone Ginyu but there are no specific facilities available to children other than babysitting which can be arranged on request.
There are three outdoor and two indoor hot spring baths (some same gender, some mixed) including an open-air 'onsen' with infinity edge pool. There is also a rejuvenating spa and sauna as well as a bar. Traditional Japanese seafood meals are elegantly served in the guest rooms.
The activities here at Hakone Ginyu centre around the surrounding mountains for hiking and the unique mineral-rich thermal waters that this area is so famous for.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Wow! I am slightly reluctant to say just how stunning this place is as the waiting list for a room here is just ridiculous and bookings are only taken a maximum of 6 months in advance. As I arrived the steam rising up from the mountains really set the scene and the views across the valley were just phenomenal. Whilst not your traditional style Japanese hot springs resort, I really feel that you have the best of both worlds here with imported Balinese furniture (thus everything is at normal level rather than crouching around on your knees) and there is a very homely atmosphere. The Onsen here was the most stunning I visited in Japan with an infinity edge rock pool overlooking the valley.
Cruise on Lake Ashi of Hakone
Enjoy a delightful scenic cruise on Lake Ashi and admire the beautiful scenery of the surrounds. If you are lucky, get amazing views of Mt Fuji up close!
Spend a day exploring the treasures of Hakone, including a cruise on Lake Ashi, marvelling at the magnificent views of Mount Fuji and surrounding mountains, before visiting the Hakone Open Air Museum, home to works by Rodin, Miro and Picasso.
Scott Dunn Suggests: Walking in and around Hakone
Hakone have some beautiful hiking trails which provide stunning, scenic walks to many of Japans lofty or snowy peaks. Some of the original stone pavements remain which take hikers past tea houses, waterfalls and through overgrown forests.
Location & directions
Hakone Ginyu is located in the heart of the Fuji-Hakone National Park with spectacular views of the Haya-Kawa River as well as the Hakone Mountains.
How to get there
12-hour International flight to Tokyo International Airport-Haneda, followed by a 40-minute Shinkansen (bullet train) journey to Odawara and then a road transfer of 1-hour.
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