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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Mikawaya is a wonderful Ryoken with community and in room onsen (if you get the rooms with open air bath or the double wide suite they have private onsen). This is a lovely, historical old place (main building ~130 years old) with charming staff who make your stay special. We had a Japanese style room with open air bath and onsen, it cost around $500 a night and included breakfast and dinner. Our room did not have an indoor shower or bath, which we didn't mind because we loved the outdoor shower and the private onsen was amazing- highlight of our stay! Only downside was the room was a bit dated (1980s decor) smelled a little mildewy, and the bedding was kind of older, but we were happy to look past this as everything else was great and the Hakone area is older and sees a lot of rain. The food was very good and was a fun Japanese experience! We paid extra one night ($40/pp) for upgraded dinner and got lobster and overall fancier meal- was worth it! They offer western style breakfast (omelette, bread, fruit, cereal) and Japanese breakfast (fish, miso, rice, noodles, tofu, salad condiments)- get it if you're adventurous. We also got in-room aromatherapy massages for $60/40 min- worth it! The Ryoken location is nice too with. Bus stop outside (horai-en) and 5 min walk to convenience store. Bus from Odarwa takes ~40 min and bus to lake Ashi takes ~$20 min. Hakone area is great, relaxing oasis in nature! Thank you Mikawaya for a wonderful stay- we hope to be back some day!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Courtney J
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

They have a staff who speaks English quite fluently so no worries about that. This place is over a hundred years old and you can enjoy the old historic architecture including the Onsen spa. The food was superb. They changed the menu for us when we found a dish we'd rather not eat. There is a bus stop in front of Mikawa-ya and they also have a free parking space. I've stayed at much more expensive ryokans, but they didn't satisfy me this much. Looking forward to visiting them again.

建物◎ 食事◎ スタッフ◎ は、なかなかないもの。宿泊料が三河屋の何倍もする宿もありますが、満足度が価格と釣り合うことは稀。久しぶりに、また行きたい!と思える宿に出会えました。

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Blue J
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Just left the Mikawaya after a two-night stay and have rarely felt so relaxed (and so clean!). Our room was in the modern wing and featured its own mini-onsen on the balcony, allowing the whole family to bathe together in the open air.

It was our first experience of a traditional Japanese inn and at every turn the staff were friendly and informative. We loved wearing our yukatas, even to the dining room. The keiseki evening meal was utterly exquisite and the high point of our trip so far. The Japanese breakfast was also delicious, in many little bowls, but the Western-style breakfast was also very good.

Sleeping on a futon proved to be much more comfortable than I'd expected, especially once we'd worked out that the pillows were straw-filled on one side and lovely and soft on the other!

The whole Hakone area is great, with lots to do. Well worth a visit if the Tokyo heat gets too much.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
Thank Millie230
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stayed here recently and were very pleased with everything. We stayed in two different rooms because we booked a bit late, but everything worked out wonderfully well. Our first room had an in room bath, which we enjoyed and was in the newer part of the ryokan. The meals for this room were served in the dining room and that was fine. We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the breakfast and appreciated the choice of a western or Japanese style meal. They were also very helpful related to vegetarian needs. Our second night was spent in one of the older rooms and while we liked both of the rooms we occupied, I think we liked the second room even better than the first. Our meals were brought to our room and this was truly a special part of the experience. The staff was just wonderful and was very helpful with directions for buses, walks, etc. The food was also just outstanding. One of our rooms was nearer the road and a bit noisier than the other room, but this did not detract from a wonderful visit. I was sorry to leave and was amazed at how relaxed I felt during my stay. Internet is free but generally only available in the lounge in the lobby.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank betteskid
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

It's my first visit at Hakone. I love the peaceful environment of the mid-hill with so many colorful flowers surrounded.
The Ryokan is quite historical and they are quite proud of that. They provided welcome tea and dessert when we check-in.
My room is located in the old house (main building), with in-room open air hot spring. The room is clean, the tatami are comfortable, and the toilet is simple but enough for my stay. There's no bath room but we can have a shower beside the open air hot spring tub. The toiletries are well supplied with effective turndown service.
I fell in love with the open air hot spring (acceptable temperature and enough space for 2 persons)!
There are also public hot spring room free for ryokan guests.
No in-room dining at the main building (but they have another building with suites).
The dining service is effective and the food is terrific! I love the breakfast sets! They are adorable!!
Most staffs can speak English.
The location of this ryokan is not the most convenient one (not near the tram station), but there are bus stops right in front of the ryokan. We can take the bus from the Hakoneyumoto Station after taken off the Express from tokyo (The Romance Express Train) . There are also buses connecting other famous spots of Hakone.
The price of this ryokan is a little bit expensive if choosing the room with in-room hot spring.
** If one choose to stay with half dining plan, one MUST arrive the ryokan (check in) before 1730 (best before 1700) to confirm the dinner. So one must plan the transportation well.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ATKok
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