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Washintei Hougetsu

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90-42 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522 , Kanagawa Prefecture
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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there only for one night (they were totally sold out during the period of our visit). The place is really amazing. Although we had expected all the luxury and pampering from such a place, we were pleasantly surprised. The environment, the food and the service --- I was totally enchanted. Will go back again!

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1 Thank Chun L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first stay at Ryokan and it was wonderful. The atmosphere is very relaxing, the staffs are very friendly and helpful, the food is delicious and the onsen is just perfect to end the day. I would definitely stay here again next time!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was our first time ever staying in a ryokan, and what a fantastic place to experience it. Mr. Ito was in touch with us before we even arrived, making sure to note down any food allergies we had and giving us clearly detailed instructions on how to get to the ryokan from the nearest JR Station, Odawara. When we... More 

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed at Washintei Hougetsu with our 8 and 12 year old boys. Their ryokan experience was amazing. First off, the staff was great and personable--and they explained everything about staying in a ryokan in very welcoming way. Additionally, the food was unbelievable and an excellent dining experience. Finally, the boys enjoyed the hot baths and the massage chairs--and the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wow! Thanks to Mr Ito and the entire staff at the Onsen for making it one of our best travel experiences to date. Mr Ito started to communicate with us much in advance in our stay and ensured all was answered. What a magnificent onsen. The room was extremely spacious with a great view of the lake. The food in... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful resort in the hills above Lake Ashi offers not only an incredible setting but also meets every expectation I could have for a ryokan experience. The staff is both friendly and helpful, the onsen is wonderful with both indoor and outdoor options, and the meals are a wonderful Japanese experience. Our room was spacious and offered comfortable sleeping... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Washintei Hougetsu for one night early April and I wish I had booked at least 2-4 nights there! The experience we had at this Ryokan was magic from beginning to end. The staff was so sweet and really went out of their way to make our experience wonderful. It feels like you are away... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Unfortunately, we did not luck out with the weather here in Hakone. We were pretty much socked in with drizzle the whole time we were there, so thank goodness we had a wonderful experience at the Ryokan. The room was wonderful - a large area, plus 2 smaller rooms, that we could spread out and make ourselves at home. Highlights... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

It's snowing in Hakone now, in April! Weather was bad yesterday, so my wife and I decided to go to Gotemba Premium outlets. Ito-san, a good English speaking staff member, drove us to Hakone-En, the bus station where we took the bus to Gotemba, and he explained how to get to the outlets from JR Gotemba station. We spent a... More 

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4 Thank Lawrence L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

During I planned my trip to Hakone for SPA hotel option, it's hard for me to choose which hotel was the best. I was looking for the hotel could include the traditional Japanese style food and bed, beautiful view of rural, finally, I chose the right one for us. It is Washintei Hougetsu. I have to say thank you to... More 

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