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4.5 of 5 Onsen Ryokan   |   1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan (Gora Onsen)
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Ranked #4 of 167 Hakone-machi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not easy to describe the experience of staying at this Ryokan. The service, the care with the details, the landscapes and the cuisine are awesome, but there is an extra that only in Japan you will find. Luxury here, is different, subtle and delicate. Well, it is unforgettable! Do not miss the Hakone trip, for the best Mount... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Gora Kadan, looking to experience a ryokan while visiting Hakone. We were very satisfied - the hotel is beautiful, the attendants provide a very original and touching service, the hot waters are great.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there and loved everything from the reception when we arrived to the rooms, the food and the drinks....Superb ryokan. The owner came out to send us away with a selection of restaurants in Kyoto our next stop. On the day we left, I forgot my golden earrings and a diamond ring; I gave them a call and very... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our Japan itinerary, we were coming back from Hiroshima and Osaka, and stopping in Hakone to experience a high end Ryokan and wanted to be close enough to Mount Fuji to be able to go trekking on it during our stay. So from Kiwi Collection ratings and great TripAdvisor reviews on it we stayed there for two nights. It’s... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
53 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous ryokan, combining western comforts with Japanese culture in a way that does not betray Japanese heritage. I enjoyed one of the rooms with a privat outdoor stone bath and this was a delight. The service by the room attendant was superb, not only in terms of the quality of her care but also her friendly demeanour.... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Gora Kadan in Hakone-machi, and our third experience in a ryokan from The prestigious Ryokan Collection (the other two we have been to are Asaba in Izu and Hakone Ginyu in Hakone-machi). For Gora Kadan we stayed in the spacious Kakou Suite. The suite is not located in the main building therefore it was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

At first, we were taken aback by the slightly tired, old feel of our room given the reputation and cost of this famous ryokan. But time won us over entirely. Our room attendant won a special place in our hearts, and she will not be easy to forget. She was so kind and helpful and warm, despite that our conversations... More

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Venice, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you're going to Japan, and can swing $700+ per night, per person, you should go to Gora Kadan. Great location, beautiful building, great food, amazing service, etc. The kaseki dinner was a thing of beauty and quite the experience in traditional Japanese feasting. While delicious, it can be a bit "precious" so we did shabu-shabu the second night, which... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is beyond stunning. Service is terrific. Wish I had known to request a special menu for the kaiseki dinner. The food was gorgeous but too heavy on dashi for me. Gora Kadan met my sky high expectations. Don't miss the outdoor sculpture garden minutes away.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Amazing service. Great location. Excellent service. Spent a night here with my Mum and sisters as a day trip from Tokyo. We did not even leave the hotel to see the actual Hakone. The ryokan's onsen and scenery was enough to keep us occupied. Food was excellent. I highly recommend their homemade sake to accompany your dinner. For those who... More

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Address: 1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gora Kadan 4.5*
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