Hakone Gora Byakudan

Hakone Gora Byakudan

What kind of ryokan is Hakone Gora Byakudan?

This is a luxury boutique modern ryokan with outdoor private hot springs.  Each room has a wonderful private outdoor hot spring.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are only 16 rooms.  We felt the gentle breeze and the beautiful nature of Hakone while soaking in our outdoor private hot spring.  That’s precious time.  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, I would recommend it.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  You wouldn’t feel any stress during your stay.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and cozy.
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Is the location easy to access?

The location is near Kowakidani Station.  A free shuttle service is available from the station.  You need to book it in advance.  *Due to the effects of Typhoon 19, the Hakone Tozan Line between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora Station is under a long-term suspension.  During this period of suspension, bus transfers and Rail Replacement bus services will be operating between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora stations.  It will be restored in late July 2020Refer to the info.   The Hakone Tozan Line has restarted since the 23rd of July, 2020.  Alternatively, you can take an Izu Hakone Bus at the East Exit of Odawara Station or Hakone-Yumoto Station and get off at Midorinomura Iriguchi Bus stop, and then a 3min walk to the property.  It takes 20min from Hakone-Yumoto Station and the bus fare is JPY630.  It takes 36min from Odawara Station and the bus fare is JPY890.  If this is your first visit to Hakone, you may want to show the below Japanese sentence to a bus driver when you get on a bus.  You wouldn’t miss the bus stop even if you fall asleep.

みどりの村入口のバス停に着いたら、教えてください。
Please let me know when you reach “Midorinomura Iriguchi Bus Stop”

If you are still unsure about the above access information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the space below.

Where is the best accommodation for anniversaries in Hakone?

If you are looking for venues for special occasions, the property would be one of the best.  The staff arranges cakes to celebrate an anniversary at an additional charge if you request in advance.
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Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with views of the Hakone mountains.  Personally, I like the rooms called “Haruka” and “Hako”.  You can fully enjoy white noise while viewing beautiful mountains in good weather.  That’s amazing.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend the rooms called “Joh” and “Kiri”.  The views wouldn’t be nice.  Then if you are metropolitan, you should avoid staying in the summer season.  Actually, there would be many bugs around outdoor hot springs in summer.  You may feel uncomfortable.  The location is in nature.  It cannot be helped.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, tea bags, yukatas, bathrobes, and a complimentary minibar, etc.  Also, a humidifier, a DVD player, a Blu-ray player, and a CD player were placed in our room.  Room service is not available.  Complimentary lemon water, coffee, and tea, etc. are always available in the lobby.  Also, complimentary champagne between 7:00 and 9:00, and Japanese sake between 20:00 and 23:00 were available when we stayed.  You can chill out in the lobby while viewing peaceful landscapes and drinking.  Then there is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are large communal hot springs.  The spring quality is simply wonderful.  If you are a hot spring freak, you must be happy.  They are open from 15:00-10:00 the following morning.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Then Hakone Gora Byakudan is a perfect universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the lift.
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How about meals?

Kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast was good, but the portion tends to be small.  They have nice sake and wine lists to complement the meal.  All food was served in a private room in a dining area.  *Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request it on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no restaurant for dinner around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals unless you have a car.

My impressions

The staff tends to be not sophisticated.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not.  The hardware is clearly outstanding and is enhanced by the mountain views, though.  Overall, if you want to spend a brilliant holiday that will stretch your back within a calming beautiful scenery, it’s well worth staying here.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Hakone Gora Byakudan from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Agoda

Info about Hakone Gora Byakudan

Style Modern Japanese Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/11:00
Estimated Price 65,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at  +81 460-87-0010 overseas
Call at 0460-87-0010 domestic
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Hakone Gora Byakudan’s MAP
Access Refer to the above
Address and TEL 1297-5 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi,
Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0407
Tel +81 460-87-0010
Official Homepage Hakone Gora Byakudan’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.