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.
Starting our stay with tea and lovely snacks
Hakone Ginyu Property & Sora Japanese Style Room
Private Onsen in our room! I believe all the rooms have a private onsen.
Hakone Ginyu Spa
Public Bath #1
Public Bath #2
Beautiful view at night from the room.
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.
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.