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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My stay at Hanagokoro was wonderful.

The modernist decor in the communal areas created a great ambience, the rooms were very nice, the staff were extremely attentive, and the food was the best I've had in Japan.

The biggest highlight, however, was the private onsen (baths). These are accessed via a communal hallway, however each bath is completely private (in a wooden hut-style structure). The baths are beautifully decorated (lots of wood, and low level warm lighting).

We also chose to get a massage in our room. This was also fantastic. The massage is received fully clothed - wearing the yukatas (casual kimono) that the guests are expected to wear at all times around the hotel.

I really recommend this place. However, this place is not for those who like total anonymity - this is a 'ryokan' style hotel, where the level of service is very high and attentive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Mixed bag here- but the strong was so strong that I just couldnt go less than Very Good.

Let's start with the weaknesses:
The decor is 1960's though everything is absolutely immaculate
There are only 8 rooms, so if you're looking for an ambiance, let alone a vibe- forget it- there is none BUT it's peaceful.

The private baths are not 'in room' and require you to go down to another part of the Ryokan
While the rooms are very traditional Ryokan style, the overall architecture pulls you back into the 60's....which is particular.

Wifi only in the lobby- free, but lobby only was not ideal.

The owner is in her 70's and though we just loved her total commitment to making us happy, there were many moments where she just monopolized our meal and hijacked all the discussion as she was busy explaining each dish in our Kaiseiki meals- we simply could never get the flow our conversation going as she just kept interrupting!!

This is due to the...

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Additional Information about Hanagokoro

Address: 1320-883 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408 , Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi
Price Range: $561 - $911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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