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  |   1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408 , Kanagawa Prefecture (Gora Onsen)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
16 reviews 16 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Location: Unbeatable. When you get off the cable car at Sounzan from Gora, exit the station and it's right there. Hospitality: Courteous Japanese hospitality at its best. However, not too many English speaking staff, which didn't bother us too much, but it's something you have to expect. Onsen (the communal hot tub): They have a small indoor one and a... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Me and my wife enjoyed our 1 night here very much. The service was very good and professional. The rooms were cozy with a very nice private outdoor onsen. The food was well prepared and very delicious. We went at the start of December. It was in between seasons. For those interested, I think a snowy landscape would have made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

How about being assigned one person to attend to you on all your meals! If that is not going to make you feel special. This is our first time to stay in a ryokan and I do not know if the personal attention given us is standard in all ryokans but Gora Hanougi Sounkaku did not disappoint. The western architecture... More 

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Isle of Wight
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The welcome alone was enough to warm the heart. A lovely Matcha tea on arrival before being shown to the amazingly spacious room with all you need for a proper modern ryokan experience, including an outdoor personal Onsen. Service was impeccable, personal service from the same lady throughout our two night stay. 11 course meal served in the room. Futons... More 

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights and it was definitely a highlight of our 2 weeks in Japan. It was a Ryokan experience with western influence The staff were fantastic. We had a young lady (I cannot remember her name - sorry!) look after us from check in until we left. She was just superb, spoke good enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the hotel is right next to the cable car and rope car station, which is convenient for you to go along different tourist spots of that region. The onsen is not big but enough for you to enjoy the hotspring water for both day and night. The food there is also on season and very good quality. The room is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights here and found the ryokan is better than we expected. Everything is great, from the food , the service and the hot spring. You won't regret staying here. Highly recommend.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family of 4 spent one night here in a room with a private open air onsen. Everything was top-notch. The staff did not speak very much English but they were very helpful regardless and worked hard to make our stay enjoyable. Our two kids loved everything. The food was amazing - even if I wasn't sure of what I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed just one night on our 10 day trip to Japan. It was our first visit to a ryokan but staff made us feel very welcome and explained how to do things, so the experience was comfortable and relaxing (special mention to Tanaka for taking such good care of us). We loved the whole thing - hot baths, private... More 

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16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Pros: Location - one of the most convenient ryokan in Gora area. Just within a minute walk from the cablecar station (however, travelling from Odawara to Gora takes about an hour). Dinner/Breakfast - Awesome, the spread was fantastic and it is a good place to try tradition Japanese breakfast. Warning: do not expect your usual International buffet breakfast. Room... More 

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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408 , Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 18
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