Our travel agent booked this stay for us and it was one of the top experiences of our two week stay in Japan from Tokyo to Kyoto. A lot of tourist make the mistake of coming to Hakone on a day trip from Tokyo and end up missing out on the gem of staying in such traditional ryokans. It was quiet, absolutely serene, beautifully simplistic and the service lived up to the impeccable service that Japan is known for.
It's right at the bus stop making it convenient for those who purchase the Hakone Freepass and travel in from Odawara station. Someone walks down the stairs to greet you upon your arrival and you're treated to tea and a sweet before being let or your room. My parents and I stayed at the Sakura villa with a spring water bath to ourselves. We had our breakfast and supper served in the villa, and what a treat! Be prepared to eat - if you think you're done - you're not, the food keeps coming! And the presentation and taste are truly something to appreciate if you like Japanese food.
I highly recommend booking a villa - the service and the privacy you get are truly unmatched. Stay more than a few hours - stay a few nights in Hakone - you won't regret it!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking