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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1320-276 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture (Gora Onsen)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The small hotel is quite comfortable. Most of the staff can speak English, and is courteous and helpful. Their Japanese cuisines are somewhat unconventional, but worth a try for open-minded travelers. The advantages are three "baths", including a hot rock bed, which resembles an oven. The down-side is their location. It is really close the the main station, but guests... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This was an excellent guest house and very convenient for our weekend in Hakone being close to Gora station for the train and cable car. We were welcomed with a drink at the lovely reception bar with the hot spring footbath at the counter. We were in a Japanese style room with our own outdoor bath which was all lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We didn't expect much when we booked this ryokan. We were just searching for one that was accessible from our Fuji tour drop-off. Well, our group of 4 were all very pleasantly surprised. This place is very near the Gora station. Just an up and down staircase is all that you need to conquer. We arrived at the station at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gora is a great location for getting around the Hakone region by public transport and Gora Tensui is in easy walking distance from the Gora station which made it an easy place to reach from Tokyo. Our modern Japanese room, with tatami mats and futons was clean, comfortable and spacious, with an adjoining sitting area with good views (over a... More 

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5 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for (unfortunately) 1 night just last night & I was blown away. I expected a cute little ryokan in Hakone, a place to experience the Japanese culture and do something different for a night; wow did I seriously underestimate this place! I could have stayed there for a week! From the moment you arrive they take... More 

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This was my first ryokan visit but if they're all like this, I'm looking forward to my next visit! The staff are very friendly, I loved the traditional room with the futon beds (I slept like a log), as well as the traditional clothes, the dinner and breakfast were both very good with lots of different courses to try as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I start off by saying that I have mixed feelings about this ryokan. Firstly, the ryokan is situated towards the right side of Gora station and inevitably, you will pass by a public restroom. The ryokan is situated on a quiet street, but by no means secluded. The view from our room overlooking a deserted area and some residential properties... More 

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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We booked Tensui at short notice when we decided to go to Hakone for a night from Tokyo. We're very pleased we did so as we got a Japanese style room and enjoyed the experience. We had some trouble finding it, even though we went the right way off the train, under the underpass and up the road - there... More 

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Roses, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Have to agree with reviewer Rogue-Wave-Traveler's comments. We had a long journey from Hiroshima to Gora but it was well worth it. The welcome was fantastic but stupidly we dashed out to take an afternoon cable-car ride up to the sulphur springs when we really should have just stayed close and enjoyed what the Ryokan and village had to offer!... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Getting to the hotel is truly part of the fun. There are lots of ways but I chose to take the Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara (35 mins), transferred to the Hakone-Tozan train (around a 15 minute walk platform to platform in Odawara.) From Odawara to Hakone-Yumato takes around 15 minutes with a quick one-minute walk to transfer one... More 

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Address: 1320-276 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): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gora Tensui 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Gora Tensui Hakone Machi
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hakone-machi
#8 Spa Hotel in Hakone-machi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Hakone-machi

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