What kind of resort hotel is Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel?
This is a sophisticated resort onsen hotel with Mt. Fuji views. If this is your first visit Mt.Fuji area, I would recommend it. Access to the property would be easy from Tokyo Station or Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal by bus. Perhaps, if you are looking for modern hotel rooms with beautiful Mt.Fuji views, you should stay here. On the other hand, if you are a connoisseur of Japan, I wouldn’t recommend it. Overall the resort onsen hotel tends to be sophisticated. The property would be perfect for couples, families, groups, solo travelers, or business persons. Once we entered the hotel, the staff welcomed us warmly and escorted us to a modern room with an amazing view of Mt. Fuji after checking in.
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Is the location easy to access?
Free shuttle service is available from Gotemba Station between 10:00 and 18:00. You need to book it in advance. It takes 10min by car. Alternatively, you can take an Odakyu Hakone highway bus from Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo station, or Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, and then get off at Tomei Gotemba Bus Stop and just a 5min-walk to the property. It takes around 100min by bus from the Tokyo area. The bus fare is JPY1,580 per adult. If this is your first visit Mt.Fuji area, you may be worried where you should get off so you may want to show the below Japanese sentence to a bus driver when you get on a bus. Then you wouldn’t miss the bus stop even if you fall asleep.
Please let me know when you reach “Tomei Gotemba Bus Stop”.
Rooms I would recommend?
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private hot springs in the annex, or rooms with views of Mt.Fuji on a high floor possible. On the other hand, rooms with Hakone and Mt.Fuji Susono views wouldn’t be special and there wouldn’t be nice views. Facilities tend to be the latest. The free WiFi reception was excellent on the property. The room is user-friendly, functional, and comfortable.
How about toiletries & in-room amenities?
All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, bathrobes, drip coffee bags, tea bags, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set. There are mila schon skincare products in the bathroom. Room service is not available. There is a vending machine for drinks in the main building. There is a convenience store nearby.
How about In-house Facilities?
There are indoor and outdoor communal hot springs in the annex. All of them are open from 5:00-11:00, 15:00-24:00. *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, book a room with a private hot spring. Then there is a lounge on 12F. You can appreciate amazing views of Mt.Fuji in good weather. Then there are fountains in the garden and they are lit up at night. It looked fantastic like a mirage. The fountain show is held 5 times a day, from 12:00, 13:00, 18:45, 19:45, and 20:45. Also, there is a walking route in the garden. Don’t forget to try it. You can enjoy taking a walk while viewing Mt.Fuji. Then Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel is a universal design. A wheelchair is 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?
There are three restaurants in house, kaiseki, Teppanyaki, and Italian cuisine. We fully enjoyed the Italian food for dinner while seeing a fountain show. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the show. You need to book a table in advance. Also, you need to inform staff by 2 days before if you have any food allergies. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request it on that day. Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are some local restaurants around the property, but I would recommend having meals in-house as you would feel so relaxed. Then basically breakfast is Japanese cuisine only. If you bring small children, you may want to order kid’s meals for breakfast by 20:00 one day before. Then all staff tends to be gracious, attentive, and informative. If this is your first visit around here, you may want to ask the staff about recommended spots.
If you want to get much of an immersive “Mt.Fuji view” experience from your room as you expect, it’s well worth staying here. At last, if you want to see a dynamic Mt.Fuji, you should stay in the fall or the winter season. There is a high possibility that you can see a beautiful Mt.Fuji during the seasons. Also, don’t forget to check the weather forecast before booking a room. That’s the most important. Have a nice trip! Welcome to receive any questions about Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel from the below space. Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda
Info about Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel
|Check-in and out times
|Estimated Price||30,000 JPY for 2 adults per room|
|Internet Connection||Free wifi in the hotel|
|Facility Information||Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
|Location||Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel’s MAP|
|Access||Free shuttle service from Gotemba Station|
|Address and TEL||
|Official Homepage||Mars Garden Wood Gotemba Hotel’s HP|
*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.