Boutique Luxury

Hakone Gora Byakudan

Infused with a compelling sense of harmony, this ryokan combines elegant interiors and modern comforts with the traditional features of a Japanese inn, offering private onsen bathing on every balcony with outstanding views of Hakone National Park.

Hakone, Hakone, Mount Fuji & Around, Japan
Hakone Gora Byakudan Luxury Hotel in Japan Scott Dunn
  • Absorb the peaceful beauty of Hakone National Park with glass floor-to-ceiling walls offering unsurpassed views.

  • Experience Japanese breakfast and kaiseki dining served in your room.

  • Relax in the privacy of onsen bathing on your balcony or enjoy communal bathing in the indoor and outdoor hot spring baths.

  • Ideal for exploring the charms of Hakone National Park, the hotel is a 90-minute train ride from Tokyo.


Located in a quiet area of Hakone, Hakone Gore Byakudan treats all its guests as VIPs. Fragranced by the hotel’s own sandalwood incense, the vibe is peaceful and calm. A wall of curved floor-to-ceiling glass encases the lounge area, affording wonderful views of the verdant forests and undulating valleys that surround the town.

  The décor is understated, stylish and neutral, creating a sanctuary from which to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. Guests are greeted by kimono-wearing staff with a welcoming cup of matcha tea during the check-in process. This accommodating service sets the tone for your stay, with staff more than happy to help you with any requests or advice.   With just 16 rooms, the vibe is intimate. Each room has a private balcony with stone onsen hot spring bath, along with comfortable Western beds, en-suite rainfall shower bathrooms, fridge, yukata (Japanese-style kimono robes) and electric incense burner. Upgrade for spacious living rooms and private gardens.   Japanese breakfast, along with kaiseki multicourse dining is served in your room, with cuisine created from the best seasonal produce available. Food is cooked using natural water sourced from deep below the town, which draws out the sweetness and rich flavours of the ingredients. Dishes are served alongside Japanese sake to further enhance the flavours.   Along with their in-room private onsen, guests can also access both indoor and outdoor communal natural hot spring baths, both of which have been designed to take advantage of the gardens and mountain views. There is also a spa offering specialist massage and facial treatments.

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Hakone, Hakone, Mount Fuji & Around, Japan

The ryokan is a 90-minute train ride from Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station or Shinjuku. There is a pick-up service from Kowakidani Station which needs to be reserved in advance. The area is rich in hot springs and landmark attractions include Lake Ashi, the Hakone Shrine, a Shinto shrine with a red ‘torii’ gate overlooking the lake and the Hakone Open-Air Museum known for its sculptures. Hakone National Park also offers outstanding views of Mount Fuji.

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