Hakone Yuryo

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Onsen Resorts • Spas
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hakone Yuryo is a traditionally-styled countryside hot spring resort.These large hot springs can be visited in a day trip and offer quality time, blessed by the rustic charm of Hakone Yumoto.Let go the stresses of daily life and soothe your body and soul.Hakone Yuryo awaits your visit with welcoming hospitality.
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YY Y
Sydney, Australia55 contributions
The experience was quite out of expectation.

It was September when we were at Japan for our holiday. Because the weather was still quite warm, we didn't expect we might enjoy the spa. We still booked one since we did want to try the onsen in Japan.

At the time I stepped into the host spring, I realized that how worth it is to have an onsen even in summer. We totally enjoyed it so much.

Only one thing is that it would be good if they can provide a bottle of water in the room.

Tips:

1, book one private room. My wife and I booked a room Type 2 (for 4 persons). We feel that it's the right size even for 2-person.

2, bring a bottle of water with you. There are complimentary snacks in the private room, but no water.
Written July 26, 2020
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milo808
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii28 contributions
Couples
My bf and I just rented a private hot bath here. It's so nice and peaceful. We had our own room with the hot bath,towels,shampoo and conditioner,brush,hair ties and lotion. And there was a mini refrigerator in the room too.
It was perfect!
Bring water and snacks. Otherwise you can order food from there.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jasmin A
Adelaide, Australia74 contributions
Couples
We booked a private bath for 1 hour, followed by a 1 hour massage. Both were so relaxing and exactly what we needed after days of travelling and so much walking. There's a free shuttle bus from Hakone yumoto Station, so getting there is easy!
Written February 1, 2020
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lnsbln
Kyoto, Japan4 contributions
Couples
As I understand and respect that tattoos might offend other visitors or make them feel uncomfortable, we were willing to pay significant extra bucks on a private onsen.

On the phone already, we were asked if we have any tattoos. I asked „would that a problem in a private onsen?“
The answer was „yes, you cannot have a tattoo in our private onsen. We do not want you here.“

Being ready to pay extra just to not make people uncomfortable, I would expect an onsen proprietor to respect the privacy of the private onsen.

Certainly no recommendation for anyone holding liberal 20th or 21st century beliefs.
Written March 1, 2020
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Trip25687
London, UK25 contributions
Solo
I visited out of season and was lucky enough to almost have the public baths to myself. There are a series of 7 or so hot baths to use as well as a sauna. The setting is breathtaking - it’s on the side of a mountain in a forest with views of trees and mountains and the sound of the river below. It was a cold, sunny day which made the experience even more special. The best 1500 yen spent of my trip!
Written February 1, 2020
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Louise C
Ettalong Beach, Australia116 contributions
Solo
I discovered Onsen when I visited Japan 5 yrs ago and fell in love then. When I knew I was returning it was on the list to do again .

This place is lovely - I didn't allow long enough - you need 2 hrs or more if you want to eat as I did.

Don't be put off by having to be naked. Nobody looks and it is part of the pleasure.

There is both indoor and outdoor areas. The staff are very helpful and speak good English. They even charged my phone.

So, be brave. Take the plunge (but slowly). You won't regret it!
Written February 22, 2020
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smrtyskrt
Sydney, Australia388 contributions
Couples
Even though Hakone Yuryo was the ONLY day-use (not staying overnight) private onsen that has an english website, it turned out to be everything we hoped for.

I made a reservation via email as the receptionist did not really speak english when I called them. I booked two type 2 rooms (480 yen per hour per room) - Room YAMA-SAKURA and room BOTAN (to be specific), because they were slightly bigger than a "round bath tub onsen" - http://www.hakoneyuryo.jp/spa/private/

Located next to Hakone train station, I would not recommend walking there, as it was on a very steep uphill. Instead, take their shuttle bus on the ground floor at the train station. (when you exit the ticket machine, walk straight, past the gift shop and ticketing counter, take the escalator down and the shuttle bus stop is there). The shuttle bus comes every 15- 20 mins.

At the reception, everyone was very friendly despite my basic (or lack-of) japanese language.

Note that there is no private bathrooms in type 2 rooms. In room YAMA-SAKURA, the private onsen was quite big, more than enough room for 2 people. There were basic amenities like hair dryer, skin lotion. We also loved the view (even though it was just trees) while we soaked in the osen. Too bad there were instructions on how to use an onsen only in japanese.

For a first-timer like myself, an hour was just nice.

After that, we went for a 60 min massage at a facility next to the restaurant. The masseur was really good. The massage itself felt like a combination of thai and swedish massage.

Lastly, we had dinner at their restaurant. We opted for the a irori set dinner (3500 yen per person). It was quite fun to cook the food yourself over the charcoal grill. We also ordered tenpura (Very good, worth trying). Service was very good ! Even though we sat at a corner but the waiter always checked on us to see if we needed anything else.

It was overall an amazing experience ! Perfect for travelers who did not want to want to stay overnight but wanted a private onsen experience.

Highly recommended! Two thumbs up !
Written December 22, 2013
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itd-be-rude-not-to
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Incredible private onsens. Such a relaxing environment, friendly staff, clean, with air conditioned rooms.
Written August 19, 2019
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Inexology
Perth, Australia961 contributions
Couples
During our three day trip to Hakone, we purposely booked a private open-air bath to relax our muscles and replenish our energy at Hakone Yuryo.

It was a very good experience for us and Hubby still remember how relaxing it was when we first dipped ourselves inside the 40 degree hot water. Private open-air bath is definitely a way to go if you want more privacy and relaxation time inside the mineral-rich spring water.

There are three different types of private open-air baths starting from 3,900 yen, 4,900 yen and 5,900 yen (hourly rate). A total of 19 private rooms available at the premise. A private bath is quite a luxury especially at an onsen. An onsen needs to have one of 19 beneficial minerals such as iron and aluminium, and the water needs to be naturally warmer than 25 degree Celsius.

We chose the third type (Ajisai) which was the biggest one and it was perfect for two to four people. Children are not allowed in the public open-air baths so if you plan a visit with your children, don't forget to book the private bath.

We reserved the private bath months before our trip to Japan through email to hakoneyuryo@odakyu-hotel.co.jp just in case the room got fully booked. If you're not sure how long you will use the private bath for, just opt for one hour first. The front desk staff informed us that we can prolong the usage by calling the front desk, 15 minutes before our finishing time.

Whether you go to onsen or jimjilbang (Korea's public bath), the rules will always be the same. Before bathing, always sit down and wash yourself first with warm water at the washing station. The bucket, soap and shampoo will be provided at the wash area. Do not dip the wash towel into the bath water and definitely do not swim inside it.

A lot of Japanese people visit Hakone for a day trip and book their private bath at this place too. They believe that onsen can helps them stay healthy and disease-free. A trip to Hakone Yumoto station from Shinjuku Station only takes 85 minutes using the Odakyu Romancecar train. From there, a free shuttle bus will be available every 10-15 minutes to pick up guests to the onsen.

With the private bath, Hakone Yuryo will provide you with towels and kimonos. There will be water bottles and cold green tea available in the fridge for guests to drink. After you drink, don't forget to fill out a slip of paper depicting how many bottles that you take.

We tried the free spicy shiitake mushroom that was provided for guests, it was really delicious! The mushroom can also be bought from the shop area located just across the front desk along with other souvenirs.

Similar to sauna, drinking water 15 minutes before hot spring is really recommended to improve your blood circulation.
Written January 12, 2017
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Xin Wei Y
Malaysia24 contributions
3,900yen (min) for 1 hour of private onsen room, consider cheap because normally the public onsen it costs about 1,200 to 1,500yen per person. The onsen tub can fit in 2 or 3 adults. And inside the room, it has snacks (free shitake mushrooms snack... yum yum!), hair dryer, beverage (charge), skin care samples and others basic equipment. Me and my boyfriend were really enjoyed the onsen since private room has more privacy. So if you are shy person, I would strongly recommend this onsen. Please reserve a room at least 2 weeks before. You can email them and they are very responsive. Oh ya, they also provide shuttle bus from Hakone Yumoto station (please do not wait at Hakone Yumoto bus stop, the bus will not pass by the bus stop) if you are at the bus stop please go left and cross the road to the opposite. The waiting area is at the bottom (down/under) Hakone Yumoto train station.
Written November 22, 2016
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