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Top Hot Spring Ryokans around Kanagawa

Top Hot Spring Ryokans around Kanagawa

Find a variety of baths and traditional accommodation

For those after a view of Mt Fuji, The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko and Hotel Green Plaza Hakone are great choices. For travelers who wish to enhance their cultural experience of Japan, opt for Tōnosawa Ichinoyu Honkan, an inn established since the Edo Period. For beautiful greenery, Yoshiike Ryokan has a Japanese garden on its grounds and baths surrounded by fauna. And if you are really keen on having a soak in the midst of nature, look no further than Only Yu Hot Spring Resort which is located up a mountain. Whatever it is you are after, Kanagawa with its abundance of ryokans will answer to your needs and fancies.

1. Tsurumaki Onsen (Hot Spring) Motoyu Jinya

JINYA is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan and expansive garden with its back against the Tanzawa Mountains. The ryokan has traditions and 100 years of rich history. Rich seasonal dishes and a hot spring that wells up from deep under the Tanzawa Mountains will be provided to its guests.

2. Hakone Kowakien Tenyu

Open since 20 April 2017, all of the rooms at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu have their own open-air hot springs. Get away from your bustling life at this mountain-facing inn. Indulge your five senses at this hot spring hotel in Hakone conceptualized by combining authentic Japanese hospitality and nature. Enjoy beautifully presented seasonal Japanese cuisine or toast the evening away with more than 100 cocktails to choose from. Hakone Open Air Museum and Hakone Gora Park are only a 6-minute bus ride from the inn; Chisuji Falls is a calming 13-minute walk away; and Owakudani Valley is 2.3 km away.

3. Ichinoyu

A long-standing inn housed in a four-story sukiya-style wood building in the Hakone area. This inn, overflows with the romance of travel and also offers guest rooms with their own private open-air baths. All of the rooms face Hayakawa Valley allowing you to enjoy the unique nature of Hakone during all four seasons. This location was made a National Designated Tangible Cultural Property in 2009, and it is certified as a building that contributes to the historical landscape.

4. Iiyama Onsen (Hot Spring) Motoyu Ryokan

Iiyama Onsen Motoyu Ryokan is a Japanese-style inn located roughly 60 minutes from Tokyo and Yokohama. There are six hot springs available for you to try publicly, the strong-alkali hot spring has a profound beautifying effect on skin. Experience the four seasons in your room, each adorned with local and seasonal flowers. You can even rent a room just for the daytime, arrive that morning and enjoy your own private open-air bath before dining with us and leaving in the evening. Enjoy a multi-course meal featuring seasonal ingredients sourced locally and fresh. And with easy access to many sightseeing spots the Iiyama Onsen Motoyu Ryokan is the perfect place to stay.

5. Gyokutei

Gyokutei is a ryokan-style hotel on the Hakone-Yumoto plateau. The hotel offers a stunning view of the Hakone-Yumoto town, Tonomine, and the rest of the Hakone Outer Rim, like ancient paths leading to Lake Ashi, and Mount Yusaka—home of the Yusaka-michi which is linked to the Kamakura highway. With large rooms and friendly staff, why not enjoy your time at this 4-star inn only 5 km from Hakone's open-air museum; with some of the rooms even boasting serene views of the garden and a hot spring wellness area. But traditional peace isn't the only thing these rooms has to offer, relax in your room with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

6. Noborigumo: Sano Natural Hot Springs

Sano Natural Hot Springs well up from more than 800 meters underground. The deep waters contain sodium chloride, which is effective for heat-retention and skin moisturization. Since its alkaline water removes sebum and unwanted substances resulting in beautiful skin, this hot spring is known as the "Spring of Beauty" or "Beautiful Women Spring". One dip in this hot spring will leave you feeling refreshed and your skin smooth. With a bedrock bath, rock salt sauna, and more, it is no wonder that the facilities are loved by those of all ages and genders.

7. Oiso Prince Hotel

Overlooking a pristine beach and sparkling sapphire waters or the majestic Tanzawa mountains, the Oiso Prince Hotel offers you a chance to unwind during your stay and a thrilling view no matter which room you stay in. The hot spring and spa facilities were established in July 2017, and the front desk and restaurant were updated. The guest rooms were also updated using a natural color palette to create a relaxing atmosphere. It offers diverse plans for families or for adult relaxation time. Enjoy an on-site bowling center and golf course.

8. Yokohama Minatomirai Manyo Club

A hot spring facility with hot spring baths, relaxation areas, and overnight accommodations. The water is carried from hot springs in Atami and Yugawara six times a day on a 20,000-liter tank lorry. There are a variety of baths such as the Observation Foot Bath overlooking the Minatomirai area and the Yokohama Bay Bridge, outdoor baths, and cypress bathtubs. There are also facilities for traditional Thai massage, British-style reflexology services, restaurants providing Japanese course meals, and many others.

9. Only-you (Hot Spring)

This is an outdoor hot spring wellness facility to enjoy modern "Toji" style. Soak in 38°C waters, the perfect temperature to improve your immunity system. Take in the forest and changing seasons around you while the hot spring melts your worries away. There are also hotter baths available. A wide range of programs are available, such as aromatherapy, Nordic walking, Yoga, and others. After a long bath eat your fill at the healthy buffet-style menu, centered on Japanese dishes that use seasonal ingredients focusing on natural and gentle flavors.

10. THE Ryokan Tokyo

Yugawara Onsen is famous for being taken up in the Man'yoshu, a classic Japanese book. The Ryokan Tokyo was visited by many Meiji and Taisho cultural figures. This ryokan is a "cool" hot spring onsen remixed with the contemporary culture and the old hot spring culture from the Nara era. Rooms are filled with "Yogibo", a type of relaxation bean bag chair, for you to relax on. And with waters said to help arthritis, high blood pressure, fatigue, and sleep disorder—not to mention beauty—your worries are sure to melt away. The local Yugawara-inspired menu changes with the seasons and is enjoyable no matter when you visit. Enjoy a chill time at The Ryokan Tokyo, one of the few hot spring ryokan where tattoos are allowed.


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