We arrived at Hakone Ginyu for a one night stay and we were treated like royalty. The day we arrived, it had begun to rain but once inside the ryokan, we were treated to a quick check in and taken to a sofa area and given a warm pineapple milk drink. We were then taken to our room that was a traditional japanese room, very spacious and had a large living/sleeping area, robes for us to wear, a dining area, glass doors that opened up all the way onto a balcony with a loveseat sofa and a private hot tub, it was also connected to a shower area and the washroom.. The toilet was located in a separate area off the the hallway we entered through. It was explained to us how the public hot springs baths worked but after 5 mins there, we decided to head back and enjoy our awesome room and our view of the mountainside on our balcony hot tub. Dinner involved a traditional set course menu, although some of the items were kind of strange and not to our liking, it was definitely a culinary adventure that lasted over 2 hours. During dinner, some guys came in to set up our tatami mats and bedding and it was super comfy. For breakfast the next morning, we were given a choice of western or japanese menus and we tried one of each.. All the food was abundant and very yummy. Checkout was quick and they walked you right to the road.
One of the most relaxing and most wonderful experiences I've ever had. Don't think of the price per night as super steep and pass up this place. If you take into consideration, the set course dinner and breakfast they offer you, you nightly stay only comes to half that price per night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in the lush mountains of Hakone, lies the spa resort of Hakone Ginyu. 'Ginyu' means a person seeking inspiration for a poem by traveling around.Spectacular views of the Haya-Kawa River as well as the Hakone Mountains set the perfect backdrop for poetic inspiration. The entrance and lobby are located on the top of the building. The essence of Japanese style emanates through the corridors and continues throughout the entire resort. The infinite beauty of the natural surroundings will enable you to forget the stress of everyday life.You will be transported to a different world once you arrive at Hakone-Ginyu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hakone Ginyu Hotel Hakone-Machi