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Mikawaya Ryokan

503 Kowakudani, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0406, Kanagawa Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

It was a great experience to stay in this Ryokan! The private open hot bath is just outside the house. We could see stars and the moon on the sky while enjoying the hot bath at night! The dinner and breakfast in room was great too!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A real highlight of our Japan trip, this was a mid-trip treat for us. We stayed at Mikayawa Ryokan for 2 nights at the Tsutsuji building and it was gorgeous. Complete with separate living room, bedroom, showroom, bathroom and private outdoor onsen. This was brilliant as sporting a few very visible tattoos, was concerned about public onsens. We had breakfast... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Brilliant and very different experience with my Japanese wife; I'm South African. I was blown away by the very warm welcome; 4 of the employees were lined up and gave us a bow as we entered the ryokan! We both enjoyed the food and especially the shared bathroom, just for the experience, even though we had our own bathroom. Can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed in the 'Sakura' Japanese style villa on the mid April rainy days. The temperature dropped down to almost freezing, and we were surrounded by mist. The fresh fragrance of forest made onsen in the open air a refreshing one. Dinner and breakfast were great and in the same standard as other luxury ryokans. Room was nice and clean,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you want to stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan and experience a traditional kaiseki meal, then this is the place to book! The location was an easy ride from the Hakone train station (from Shinjuku on the Romancecar) and then direct on the H line bus. The facility may be older, but it has modern amenities and really strives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We caught the H bus from Odawara and alighted at Hakone-en. Cross the road and the Ryokan is opposite. Takes about 40 minutes on the bus. Tip, forward your luggage as there is limited space on the bus and it makes travelling quite stress free. What a great memory we have of our stay here where apparently Sun Yat Sen... More 

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Ferring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the first time we have been to a ryokan and were not entirely sure what to expect. The staff were very friendly but most knew only limited English so sometimes it was a bit difficult to understand what they meant. We had a bedroom, dining room and private bathroom with a pool that ran continuously 24/7 so all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Been twice now and cannot wait to return again. Really enjoyed the hot volcanic water straight to your room and the authentic Japanese food. Would really like to go there in winter so I can have the full experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night and we had very high expectations as this was the highlight of our Hong Kong/ south korea/ Japan tour, also by far the most expensive (+$750 2 people one night). However it did not live up to expectations. Besides the first person who checked us in the other staff members spoke almost non existent English, also the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love this place! It’s definitely my favourite stay over my whole japan trip. Also my most expensive. The onsen has fabulous service. The lady that helped me was super sweet and nice even though we had to use broken English, and lots of sign language to communicate. The food is delicious and there’s soooo much of it. I had... More 

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