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5.0 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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  • 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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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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542 reviews 542 reviews
118 hotel reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit secluded, and with the railway that passes just on the backyard of the location, to reach it you need a taxi, or service from the hotel. The structure is adjacent to a western style villa used by the Imperial family. Upon entrance (through a small Japanese garden) you are greeted by the owner and the staff. The public... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent 2 nights at the Gora Kadan in September and it's an experience that will live with me forever. From the lovely welcome to the young lady that saw to our every needs (I am ashamed to say 3 weeks later her name has escaped me) but the memory of her never will. The location is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very traditional and incredible! Amazing place and warm people. Definitely we will come back with the children. Simple but very good restaurant. We had a delicious private dinner with the elephants. A tasty curry with rice was served and very good wine list.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
53 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
131 helpful votes 131 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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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:5 star — Gora Kadan 5*
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