While many Hakone hotels have a large public bath, if you're squeamish about being naked with strangers, be sure to book one with a private onsen bath!
Hakone, not far from Tokyo, is loaded with attractions such as onsen hot springs, natural scenery, art, and traditional crafts, and how these can best be enjoyed depends on the area. This is an easily accessible tourist area only an hour and a half outside Tokyo when taking the express train from Shinjuku.
That makes Hakone perfect for a day trip, but if you wish to explore the area more leisurely, we recommend you spend a night there! Here we will introduce recommended Hakone hotels and ryokan with private onsen.

1. Hakone Yutowa: Hakone hotel offering a new type of room and fun experiences

Hakone Yutowa, which opened in August 2019, is a 5-minute walk from Gora Station, the starting point of the Hakone Tozan Railway.
This is a new style of lodging facility where great attention has been paid to the guest rooms, a hot spring having its own original source has been added, and there are several other kinds of shared facilities for you to enjoy your stay even more, such as a library lounge and inner courtyard. The warmth and comfort inspired by the “hot spring” image are everywhere.

There is a wood deck with a foot bath fed by a private hot spring source, a Spa Lounge and Inner Court with a wood-burning stove, and a Library Lounge where you can enjoy about 700 books. This is a fully utilized space where you can relax as though you were in your own private residence. Each has its own drink corner where you can enjoy complimentary beverages.

There are two types of guest rooms; a standard hotel type and a condominium-style that is convenient for families and extended stays.
The rooms at this Hakone hotel are pleasant and functional, being in a modern Japanese style, which means beds are on tatami flooring.

The condominium-style rooms have a bath with a view and their own private hot spring, a living space with a mini-kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, a refrigerator, and a microwave oven.
This is ideal for those who wish to prepare their own meals with local Hakone ingredients leisurely. Whether staying a short or long time at this Hakone hotel, you can enjoy using your room in a variety of ways.

That said, however, there are some dining recommendations. The restaurant primarily serves Japanese cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Hotel and room information is also provided in English.

In addition to the large hot spring bath fed by a private source, two guest rooms are o…

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