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This is a classic ryokan with its own indoor and outdoor hot spring for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Dinner is scrumptious with authentic Japanese dishes prepared fresh for you and breakfast is buffet type with Japanese style selections. The hot spring is magnificent...More
We stayed two nights at Kinokuniya Ryokan and were pleasantly surprised by the large size of the room we were given (room 227) which overlooked the ryokan's garden. Unfortunately, while we were there, the garden was being renovated.
The onsen baths, both public as well...More
Kinokuniya is an excellent, well-located traditional ryokan located about 15 minutes by bus from Ashinoko Lake. The room was spacious and the meals were very good. It is important that you stay on the mountain, as you can go to Ashinoko and catch the first...More
The 'superior' public bath for women was a little too mossy for me to feel comfortable dipping in for too long. The rooms were clean but the comforter had some wear and tear. Looks old and traditional but was skeptical about cleanliness and hygiene all...More
A group of 4 staying in this excellent onsen from Dec 11-13,2016 for 2 nights.
It's about 2 mins walk from the bus stop yo the hotel. Our room is spacious for 4 ppl with 4 big pieces of luggage, we used the luggage delivered...More
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US$153 - US$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#15 Best Value Hotel in Hakone-machi
#36 Top resorts Hotel in Hakone-machi
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Response from amywanderlust | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing anyone not having the Japanese dinner. However, this does not necessarily mean they can't serve Western food. You might want to email them to ask. They might just be able to accommodate you as the... More
I do not remember seeing anyone not having the Japanese dinner. However, this does not necessarily mean they can't serve Western food. You might want to email them to ask. They might just be able to accommodate you as the breakfast buffet had simple Westen fare like sausages, salads, fried eggs, mashed potato and corn soup.
Response from amywanderlust | Reviewed this property |
First of all, how are you getting to Hakone-Yumoto, and from where? If you are travelling from Tokyo, the easiest and most economical way is to buy a 2- or 3-day Hakone Free Pass from Odakyu... More
First of all, how are you getting to Hakone-Yumoto, and from where? If you are travelling from Tokyo, the easiest and most economical way is to buy a 2- or 3-day Hakone Free Pass from Odakyu Railways at Shinjuku Station (2-day pass if you are only staying 1 night in Hakone; 3-day pass if staying 2 nights). The Hakone Free Pass takes you from Shinjuku Station straight to Hakone-Yumoto and back by express train. It also covers bus rides in Hakone, the Lake Ashi Cruise, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Cable Car, and Hakone Tozan Train, all of which take you to the most scenic and interesting places in Hakone. The Pass also offers discounted entry to many attractions in Hakone.
From Hakone-Yumoto, take Bus H from the bus-stop directly opposite the Hakone Train Station and look out for bus stop Ashinoyu, about a 30-minute scenic ride. Kinokuniya Ryokan is on a small side road directly opposite the bus stop. There are also signs at the entrance to the road stating Kinokuniya. The Ryokan is roughly 2 to 3 minutes walk on this side road.
As the Ryokan is very much located in the highlands of Hakone, there is REALLY nothing to do in the evening at the inn except soak in the onsen (hot spring baths) and enjoy the peace and quiet, but that is one of the main reasons to escape to Kinokuniya! Relax over the delectable 9-course kaiseki dinner, and admire the presentation of each dish and savour every morsel of food. All of this will slow down your heart rate and rejuvenate you.
At the Ryokan, the guests usually politely and quietly acknowledge each other as they pass along the corridors or at the onsen or at dinner, but conversations are kept low and private; I never saw guests interacting with other guests other than those in their own groups. The culture is very unlike youth hostels or dominatries or budget hotels where travellers are encouraged to mix and mingle. In a ryokan, people pay for solitude, so intruding on someone else's privacy is considered rude.
Breakfast is served at two seatings - 7.30am and 8.00am - but this might be changed depending on the level of occupancy. It can be a buffet or a multi-course meal (like the dinner). When we were there, breakfast was a very good buffet with a lot of choice.
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