Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou

Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou

What kind of onsen ryokan is Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou?

This is one of the best onsen ryokans in Japan.  If you are looking for a luxury authentic ryokan adventure, you should stay here.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 18 rooms only.  The property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  Everything, such as hospitality, service, hot springs, decorations, interior and food, etc., is sophisticated.  Perhaps, if you love wine, I would recommend the onsen ryokan.  There is complimentary various wine at a cozy library lounge.  On top of that, you can join a complimentary winery tour and try a lot of different kinds of wine at the winery.  That’s a great experience.  The winery tour starts from 11:00 or 15:30.  You need to inform the staff by one day before if you want to join the tour.  Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou would be great for couples, family, solo travelers, or small groups.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and cozy.
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Is the location easy to access?

It would be easy from Enzan Station.  A free shuttle service is available from the station.  You need to book it in advance.  It takes 90min by train from Shinjuku Station to Enzan Station.

Rooms I would recommend?

Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou
If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with balconies and outdoor private hot springs facing a traditional garden.  The rooms are incomparable.  You can see an amazing authentic Japanese garden and colored carps swim so beautifully and elegantly.  That’s precious time.  We felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  Then the property is located near Mt.Fuji, but there is no room with views of Mt.Fuji.  Also, if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese mattresses on tatami rooms, you should book rooms with twin beds on tatami mats.  Then if you bring small children, you can book rooms except for a western room with an outdoor private hot spring in the main building and villa-type rooms with outdoor hot springs in the annex.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, a green tea set, yukatas, samue outfits, sweets, and a coffee machine with capsules.  There are skincare products in the bathroom.  Room service is not available.  The Free Wi-Fi reception was excellent except for the library lounge and the dining area in the annex.  Complimentary wine, coffee, and English tea are available at the library lounge in the main building on 2F.  There is no vending machine in-house.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Then this is child-friendly.  Staff provides samue outfits, meals, and futons for small children if you request in advance.

How about In-house Facilities?

Overall, facilities tend to be the latest.  There are wonderful large outdoor and indoor communal hot springs with saunas.  The water temperature tends to be lukewarm.  The spring quality is perfect, creamy, thick, and moist.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  You may want to book a room with a private one.   All of them are open from 5:30-11:00, 14:00-24:00.  Then Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou is not a universal design.  There are some steps.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the entrance.
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How about meals?

The kaiseki food experience was just divine.  If you love Japanese food, you should try it.  They have a nice wine list to complement the meals.  After dinner, some sushi pockets for a night snack were served in our room.  If you stay at villa-type rooms in annex or rooms with outdoor private hot springs in the main building, basically all meals are served at a dining room in the annex.  If you stay at others, all meals are served at a dining area in the main building or annex.  *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 on that day.  Then, as far as I know, there is no nice restaurant around here.  You may want to book a room with meals unless you have a car.
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My impressions

All staff is excellent.  If you expect signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Overall, the property has great value for money.  If relaxation is your main purpose, the onsen ryokan would be a perfect place.  At last, if you love wine, you may want to visit here by public transportation.  You can drink without hesitation until check-out time!  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *Check-in and out times 2:00 PM / 11:00 AM, if you stay at villa-type rooms in the annex or Japanese western-style rooms in the main building, check-out time is until noon.  If you check-in after 19:00, you need to contact the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou on Booking.com or Agoda 

Info about Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou

Style Small Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out times
14:00/11:00
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at   from domestic
Call at +81- from overseas
Internet Connection Free WiFi at each room and the lobby only
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou’s MAP
Access Free Shuttle Bus from Enzan Station
Address and TEL 2512 Enzanmikkaichiba, Kōshū-shi
Yamanashi 404-0047 
Tel +81 
Official Homepage Fuefukigawa Onsen Zabou’s HP
*Japanese Only

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