What kind of onsen ryokan is Ubuya?

This is a luxury onsen ryokan with Mt.Fuji views.  There are many return guests all year round.  If you want to get much of an immersive “Mt.Fuji View” experience, you should stay here.  That’s truly amazing.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at onsen ryokans, I would recommend it.  Most of the Japanese-style rooms have twin beds.  You don’t need to sleep on Japanese mattresses in tatami rooms.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.  The ambiance is elegant, lively, and charming.   There are many tour groups from overseas and all over Japan.
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Is the location easy to access?

Free shuttle service is available from Kawaguchiko Station between 15:00 to 18:00.  You need to book it in advance. 

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private outdoor baths on balconies.  They are not hot spring but it’s worth the money.  You can view a dynamic Mt.Fuji while soaking in the baths.  That’s precious time.  You can adjust the water temperature.  Furniture, interior, and decorations tend to be modern.  Facilities tend to be a bit worn out, though. 

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, samue outfits, welcome sweets, bottled water, and a green tea set, etc.  The free WiFi reception was excellent on the property.  Room service is not available.  You can chillax to the max at the lounge on 2F while viewing a superb Mt.Fuji.  Complimentary coffee, English tea, herb tea, and orange juice, etc., are available.  Also, this is child friendly.  Staff provides the samue outfits, meals, and amenities for children if you request in advance.
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How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful large indoor and outdoor communal hot springs.  You can enjoy the onsen baths while viewing an amazing Mt.Fuji.   The spring quality wouldn’t be special, though.  All of them are open from 5:00-10:00, 15:00-24:00.   *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area. Then Ubuya is a universal design.  There are some rooms for wheelchair users.  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.  Then there is a convenience store nearby.  There is a vending machine for drinks in-house.
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How about meals?

The food experience for dinner was wonderful, especially the Sukiyaki beef course.  You can choose either the Japanese kaiseki or Sukiyaki course for dinner.  The portion tends to be big.  Don’t forget to bring your empty stomach.  Dinner starts from 18:00, 18:50 or 19:30.  Breakfast starts at 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30.  Then we could choose western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast before, but only Japanese cuisine was offered when we stayed in 2017.  All meals are served in a private room.  *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 wouldn’t be restaurants around the property.  Local papa mama shops are closing early.  You may want to book a room including meals. 

My impressions

All staff tends to be courteous, helpful, and attentive, but it seems that service tends to be patchy during the busy season.  They looked so busy.  The property is one of the popular around there.  If you want to chill out here in a tranquil atmosphere, you might want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekends in Nov, and the end of the year, and the New Year holiday.  The property would be busy during the above periods more than you expect.  At last, 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 Ubuya from the below space.  If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the onsen ryokan on Agoda

Info about Ubuya

Style Modern Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 63,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-Mail
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information  Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Ubuya’s MAP
Access Free shuttle bus from Kawaguchiko Station
from 15:00-18:00
Address and TEL 10 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko-machi,
Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken
Tel +81 555-72-1145
Official Homepage Ubuya’s HP

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