Recommended for Families and Couples! Five Inns in Hakone with Private Baths
Guestrooms with open-air baths where you can enjoy onsen hot springs in a private space are perfect for families and couples! Here are five select inns in Hakone with guestrooms that have private open-air baths.
1. Tensui Saryo
Tensui Saryo is an inn operated with the concept of "playing with Japan's beauty." This is an inn where you can thoroughly enjoy Japanese elegance.
Each of the 12 guestrooms has private open-air baths with onsen hot spring water. They are spaces where you can enjoy Hakone's nature, and the beauty of the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetics. The bed throws in the guestrooms are made from antique obi sashes. The rooms are designed with elements of Japanese beauty all around, including sofas and chairs made from natural wood from Hida Takayama and Mino Ware decorations.
Dinner is a kaiseki course that can be enjoyed with all of the five senses. A variety of colorful dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients are served in a restaurant with a fabulous view. The restaurant also has an open kitchen so you can see the chefs' amazing skills up close.
2. Tsukinoyado Sara
Tsukinoyado Sara is a hotel that combines Japan's traditions with modern aesthetics. The interior, with its harmonious soft tones, was designed with the image of a moon in the night sky and of yosegi wood art. This is a designers' hot spring inn that offers both beautiful design and comfort.
The guestrooms have a wa-modern design that adds elements of Western design to a Japanese atmosphere. They are designed for comfort, so are highly functional as well. And each room has an open-air bath. Guests can have a heavenly bath listening to the sounds of the nearby stream, the wind, and birds.
Dinner is a new style of kaiseki multi-course cuisine. The food has been arranged by the head chef based on Japanese cuisine, and is served as a course of colorful dishes.
3. Hakone Highland Hotel
Hakone Highland Hotel is surrounded by a vast garden with an area of approximately 12.25 acres. This is a comfortable inn where you will be welcomed by the fresh air of the nature-rich highlands and high-quality, warm hospitality.
Guestrooms with open-air baths are in the Forest Residence Annex a short distance away from the main building. The annex stands as if cradled by the forest, and feels as if you are in a private garden. Here, you can experience a luxurious time in a space that has been designed to let in natural light and wind and offer a great view, all under the theme of "harmony with nature."
The restaurant serves a creative cuisine referred to as French-Japonais. You can enjoy French food cooked with Japanese ingredients and methodology that is only available here.
4. Gora Hanaougi
Gora Hanougi is a place where you can enjoy a pleasant stay in a wa-modern space. This is an inn where all of the guestrooms have open-air baths, and where you can enjoy Hakone's seasonal landscape and fabulous food.
The inn is full of design elements that evoke Japanese aesthetics, such as chandeliers made in the image of Japanese lattice and irori hearths. The entire building, from the lobby to guestrooms, is full of the comforting aroma of natural wood. In the open-air baths in the guestrooms, you can soak in the freely flowing hot spring water while enjoying the fabulous view of Mt. Hakone and a feeling of being one with the forest.
Meals served in private rooms in the restaurant include seasonal dishes made with local vegetables, fresh fish, and the highest grade Hida beef. You can enjoy each dish as a part of a course.
5. Hotel Nanpuso
Hotel Nanpuso offers both the quiet of a hotel surrounded by nature and the liveliness of a resort. It is a special onsen hot spring inn that gives you the opportunity to have a luxurious stay in a verdant environment.
The Kaze-no-an rooms, which come with open-air baths, is available as a Japanese-style room with an open-air bath with a view of the garden, and a wa-modern room with a bed. The Japanese-style room has a bathtub full of water from the inn's own hot spring, and the wa-modern room has a radium germanium bathtub.
A variety of seasonal dishes with an abundance of ingredients from the ocean and land are served for breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy outstanding food of richly-flavored ingredients cooked by skilled chefs.
Hakone is one of Japan's foremost onsen hot spring areas. There are many inns offering guestrooms with open-air baths. You can thoroughly enjoy their quality hot spring without worrying about other people, so try them out.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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