Hakone, Japan

At a Glance

  • Located in Hakone, near the beautiful Lake Ashi

  • With just 19 rooms, Yoshimatsu makes for an intimate stay

  • Enjoy the private onsens here and immerse yourself into the traditional ryokan experience

  • Enjoy a traditional kaiseki dinner, not to be missed

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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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Surrounded by bamboo trees and hills, Yoshimatsu is a traditional ryokan with beautiful outdoor hot spring baths and a traditional Japanese garden. Rooms come with private hot spring baths and the stunning kaiskei cuisine is some of the best in Hakone.

Located just a short walk away from Lake Ashi, Yoshimatsu is a charming Japanese ryokan with just 19 rooms. Enjoy a stay at this intimate Japanese inn where you can enjoy the onsens, hot springs which are popular in Japan.

In the afternoon unwind with a classic Japanese ceremonial green tea before a walk in the bamboo garden. Choose from a selection of rooms, some with in-room private hot spring baths.

In the evening feast upon an authentic Kyoto-style Japanese kaiseki dinner. Kaiseki is a multi-course dinner and no kaiseki in Japan is the same. It is famous for its meticulous presentation and can have more than 14 courses ranging from sashimi and miso soups to hot pots and pickled vegetables and fish.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Season

    Tokyo, Kanazawa, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone

    from £10900 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • March and April is the perfect time to see the Cherry Blossoms, something Japan is well known for
    • Tokyo offers some beautiful and often overlooked parks, perfect for viewing the cherry blossom.
    • Miyajima is one of the crown jewels of Japan

Location & directions

Hakone, Japan

Yoshimatsu is located in Hakone, only a 4-minute-walk from Lake Ashi.

How to get there

Fly into Tokyo International Airport-Haneda. From there take a 40-minute Shinkansen (bullet train) to Odawara and then a road transfer of 1-hour.

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