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Reviewed December 9, 2012

It's been more than 5 years when my husband and I lugged our bags straight from Narita Airport, boarded the Romancecar from Shinjuku as we made our way to Hakone. Back then in Apr 2007, after more than 23 years since my first visit to Japan, I did not know what to expect. I was enthralled by scenes of cherry blossoms and the rugged mountainous region as we left Tokyo behind us. When we arrived at a Hakone, I though the holiday was doomed cos everything was in Japanese and Yoshiike's staff couldn't explain the directions in English on how to get there from Yumoto station. Help came from an English speaking young Japanese couple and it was a short walk with some trepidation after the disappointing start. However when we arrived, the sight of the charming ryokan that greeted us started to make us feel better. The welcoming drinks were a pleasant touch. When we were shown our room, I was really taken by it, with its tatami flooring and everything typically Japanese. The room was divided in 3 parts, the main living area, the bedroom n the sitting area. The last was my favorite as it opened up to a spectacular view of a vast, beautiful, sprawling n well kept garden, with one side of a mountain looming up behind it. It was such a feast for the senses that till today, I can still recall it. The meals that we had was another out of this world experience - we were so full cos we don't know how many courses we would be served. And each course was so beautifully prepared, we felt it would be rude if we didn't finish what was served. And staying at yoshiike was a lovely way for a newbie to be introduced to an onsen. And soaking in the outdoor onsen with a view of the mountain was truly a relaxing experience. I was most reluctant to leave after 3 days cos I just could not have enough of the ryokan experience. Becos of Yoshiike, that will be my yardstick for all other ryokans. In my eyes, it will be a tall order for other ryokans to match - fr service, to food to hospitality. I travelled to Tokyo in Dec 2012, and wanted to recapture thy experience with my daughter. Alas the ryokan was fully booked.

Room tip: Rooms with garden view.
Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Asz101
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Initially I thought~ paying jpy35,700 for a night for 2 (with 2 meals included) was considered expensive, however, ended up I think it's totally worth it. It's really a 7 min walk from yumoto-hakone train station and it's not hard to find. The hotel looked a bit old initially, but after I have realized it's a hundred years old then I would considered it's well kept. The meals were great, the onsen-s were nice. It's really like the photos you see online in its official website! I've managed to take a walk in the garden in the morning and you can tell they've put thought and energy to keep the garden so clean, the trees were well trimmed and organized. Great service provided also. Inside the women's change room they have hang a poster with instruction ~ procedure to use the onsen. (It's useful for first timer.) I'll definitely recommend Yoshiike to anyone travelling to Hakone.

Room tip: Garden view room is jpy1,000 more expensive than mountain view room~ for a reason, I think it's worthwhile to pay the extra
Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank BertiHongKong
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

WOW! My first trip to Japan and spent a night in true Japanese hospitality. Took the Shinkansen Bullet Train from Tokyo. Barely a 30min ride and another 10mins in the taxi and we were transported to a world away from Sydney, my home. Enjoyed the onsen (bath) in the evening. I was with six Japanese hosts and boy did I shed my inhibitions immediately! Being starkers with many other men was a first for me. Lovely rooms, amazing toilets....seat lifted when you opened the door and was my first heated toilet seat. Great showers. Lovely twin beds with a nice view over the Japanese Gardens and stream. A delightful dinner & breakfast in true Japanese style with waitresses dressed in traditional kimonos serving us. One night was not enough and am determined to go back with my wife for a longer stay at this Ryokan and to Japan in general.

Room tip: Rooms on the 4th floor appeared to have been recently re-furbished and nice views of the hillside, gardens & stream
Date of stay: August 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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3  Thank gerardlee
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

I stayed for two nights in May 2011 before going on to Kyoto. My lasting impressions of the Yoshiike are the great onsen - particularly the outdoor one - the wonderful food and most of all the helpful staff, who made an effort to speak English and were very tolerant of the clumsy foreigner in their midst!

On checking it I was shown to the traditional tatami room, which also has a more western table-and-chairs earlier where one can eat if kneeling on the tatami is not your thing. I was shown where the onsen were, served Japanese tea and sweets and offered a choice of times to have dinner. After a bath (reading up on onsen etiquette in advance will only enhance the experience) one of the best meals I've ever had was served. This is full-on kaiseikei cuisine, with some elements that are challenging to the western palate; but all was fresh, full of flavour and beautifully presented.

I would definitely recommend the Yoshiike. Parts of the decor are a little faded and translating some of the signage around the hotel into English are very minor improvements that could be made. A ryokan stay is a very pleasant culture shock that should form a part of any Japanese holiday if possible.

Date of stay: May 2011
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Thank dsmetcalfe
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

This is an excellent ryokan - great food, beautiful garden and onsen, wonderful service. There were five of us and we were given a (by Japanese measures) huge room (two connecting bedrooms, two balconies, one bathroom). It is true the rooms were quite old, but well preserved and clean. Both balconies faced the garden (which is absolutely lovely by the way).

The food was good, traditional kaiseki ryori served in your room. You can choose a time slot for dinner as well as breakfast, and it was served very punctually. The staff did not seem to speak much English, but that was not a problem for us. Everyone we met were very welcoming and professional.
The location is very convenient for travelling to/from Tokyo (~7 minutes walk to the train station in Hakone-Yumoto), but still far enough from the town centre to be perfectly peaceful and quiet.

All in all a wonderful, relaxing stay - the perfect treat after a day of hiking/sightseeing.

Date of stay: July 2010
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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