MY RYOKAN EXPERIENCE AT HAKONE GINYU

Hakone Ginyu

A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn which can be found throughout Japan. The best Ryokans will have onsens (hot springs). Ryokans features tatami-matted rooms, communal baths and serves traditional kaiseki meals. It is an opportunity for tourists to experience the traditional Japanese lifestyle and immerse themselves in the culture. I stayed at Hakone Ginyu which is a member of the Ryokan Collection, a collection of luxury ryokans throughout Japan and located 10 minutes away from the main station by taxi.

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Starting our stay with tea and lovely snacks

Hakone Ginyu Property & Sora Japanese Style Room

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Kaiseki

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Private Onsen

Private Onsen in our room! I believe all the rooms have a private onsen.

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu Spa

Hakone Ginyu Spa

Onsen

Onsen

Public Bath #1

Onsen

Public Bath #2

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu

Beautiful view at night from the room.

Kaiseki Dinner

Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that involves the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared to emphasize the flavors. Dinner lasted 2 hours.

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Kaiseki

Japanese Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu is one of the most interesting and best experiences I’ve ever had. The hospitality here was amazing! Everyone was so friendly and catered to your every needs. They even offer free happy hour at the bar in the garden! We all love free alcohol!

If you’re looking for a ryokan experience, I recommend staying at Hakone Ginyu. I know  you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Check for Rates & Availability: Hakone Ginyu

Rooms should be reserved minimum two months in advance. From the website, you will need to register as “A New Member” before requesting your room. Once completed, wait patiently for 24 hours to get a confirmation on the request if it has been approved.

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13 comments

  • Grace

    May 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

    wow! this looks like an amazing experience. I need to do this once in my life. thank you for such a detailed report:)

    1. Tour de Lust

      May 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you get to experience one soon! =)

  • Michelle

    August 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for such a lovely review! Your pictures look beautiful!

    May I check the name of the room that you booked?

    Thank you! 🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Michelle, I stayed in the Sora Japanese style room and loved it!

  • Michelle G

    August 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I really wanna go there now….Unfortunately, 10/1 is not available….So sad!!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Oh no! Keep trying or see if their other ryokans they own have availability. Good luck!

      1. Michelle G

        August 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        Thank you for sharing!

  • Michelle G

    August 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    May I ask where did you book it?

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Michelle – I booked it through their website. It can be a little confusing. The link is above in my post.. test this link here There is an option for “reservation”. I had to create a log in information under “new member”, reserve the room and then they emailed me to confirm. Hope that helps, let me know if you still have questions.

      1. Michelle G

        August 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm

        Hi Christine, thank you for your quick reply! I just did it on their confusing website haha as my final solution lol I tried on other third party website which showed unavailable. Hopefully, I hear some good news from them.

        1. Tour de Lust

          August 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm

          Haha yea I wish their website was easier to use! They will respond within 24 hours, hopefully there is availability for you! Crossing my fingers, I know you’ll love it!

  • Catalina Fonnegra

    February 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Christine hi! im scheduling all my trip to Japan right now, staying at the Hakone Ginyu is really expensive?

    Love your Blog!

    🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      February 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Catalina! Hakone Ginyu was a little on the pricey side but I went during high season (sakura season). However, it was definitely worth it!

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