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Hakone Ginyu
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“Awesome and relaxing.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed here as a stop between Kyoto and Tokyo and it turned out to be a nice "break" between the two. The view, the room, the food, the private onsen, all fantastic. Of course the service was what you would expect - top notch.

Super close to the nearest rail station (Miyanoshita). Down the hill from the station, cross the street and make a right at the bottom of the hill, walk past a couple of buildings, and you're there. Careful crossing the street as it's just a bit tough with no sidewalk and not much of a break between traffic.

An epic 3 hour meal with I can't even remember how many courses. I'm not a foodie, and I thought everything was excellent. If you don't mind spending a little (or a lot) more to treat yourself, Hakone Ginyu is a great option.

Room Tip: Seisyuku Room is great. 2 story, private balcony/onsen, windows from floor to ceiling.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My girlfriend (now wife) wanted to share a favorite childhood experience with me on our to Japan. Growing up, her family stayed at traditional ryokens with an onsen. Hakone Ginyu was the perfect place to stay during our trip. The views, food, and ambiance were all just amazing.

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor and our room had both an indoor and outdoor tubs/spas
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our trip to Japan was so busy! Running here running there... Then we got to Hakone Ginyu.
My boyfriend and I were going to go do the "freepass" tour that day, but the minute we got to Hakone Ginyu, we knew we would not want to leave the property, and we didn't until the following day at check out. We had a traditional Japanese room with the futon bed don the floor. Much to my surprise it was very comfortable. having the private onsen on our terrace overlooking the garden was a delight, we could get in and out whenever we felt like it, such luxury.
The service was top notch. we had a second floor room, which gave us a nice view and plenty of privacy.
The Kiseki dinner was interesting, it was fun with all of the different dishes, and a wonderful experience to eat in the privacy of our own room, the food was presented beautifully, although much of it didn't suit my taste, it was still worth the fun experience and there was enough to eat that I did did like, so I didn't go hungry.
I ordered the western breakfast, which was beautiful and delicious. Dinner and breakfast are included in the price of the room.
You can spent your whole visit wearing a "yukata" which is a Japanese Kimono style robe. It is ok to walk the grounds or the hotel wearing it... So you can ditch your clothes for your stay there!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Loved, loved, loved Hakone Ginyu! I'm actually not the type to write reviews on anything, but I just had to because this was really an exeprience worth raving about. Okay, so I booked this Ryokan because it had good reviews and looked great in pictures, but realized once we got there that the pictures hardly did the hotel justice.. It was much better than i expected! The room was so charming, the service excellent and the onsen in our terrace was just heavenly!! Sheer bliss!! The room was also of good size, about 60sqm which is fairly large for a room in Japan. Food was great too, loved the kaiseki dinner! We must have spent half the time taking pictures of each course, as they were all so beautifully decorated! The service was also perfect - our attendants made sure we were completely comfortable during our entire stay. They even helped us plan our trip to kyoto after we had already checked out, and provided us with maps and much-needed advice on attractions and transportation! Now that's really going the extra mile! (Thanks so much Moyu-san and Suzuki-san!) All this said, we HIGHLY recommend Hakone Ginyu to everyone looking for a relaxing ryokan experience! Truly worth it!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 3rd floor. We were given the Kiraboshi room - great view of the mountains! Als...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We have been fortunate to travel to many wonderful places but few have made such a lasting impression as this. The contrast withTokyo (a comfortable 2 hours away on a couple of trains) is quite magical and while the Hakone area generally is something of a Tourist trap for locals and foreigns visitors alike (a bit like the UK's Lake District) there can be few experiences on this planet more relaxing than sinking into your private Onsen while gazing out over the lush mountains. It is relaxation redefined and however busy things get in the wider area, within the sanctuary of Hakone Ginyu, you'll feel like you're in your own little slice of heaven.

We had made our booking through 'The Ryokan Collection' some time earlier - booking months in advance is both recommended and required - and were quite lucky to secure a 2 night break so close to 'Golden Week' in Japan. One compromises that worked out well in the end was needing to split our stay across two different room styles. Our first night was spent on the ground floor in the most expensive category. It had the largest outdoor space and both indoor and outdoor Onsens. Our second night was on a higher floor, losing the indoor Onsen and replacing the garden with a large terrace. What you lose in a little space you make up for with the more panoramic views and we enjoyed sampling two different room styles - our bags had already been moved for us when we returned from a day exploring the area. What was consistent throughout our brief stay was the wonderful and good natured service (language barriers always overcome with good humour), some high quality Japanese food and an authentic/mind broadening experience. The staff were consistently helpful and thoughtful and, as an aside, the bar tender in the Garden Lounge was quite happy to go "off menu" when it came to cocktails and made one of the nicest Margarita's we've ever tasted - including in Mexico!

Practically speaking, finding the Ryokan is really straightforward - down the hill from Myanoshita station, turn right onto the main road and it's about 70 metres on the left (just about opposite the petrol station) and you can travel really light for a short stay as they even provide traditional clothes (with guidance how to wear them) to don in both the public and private areas. Kimonos are remarkably comfortable things and we were glad that we'd made prior arrangements with The Peninsula Hotel for our suitcase to stay in Tokyo.

In closing, we loved Japan overall and our trip to Hakone Ginyu was a real highlight. It is unthinkable as I write this to believe we will not one day return and if you are looking for a unique and memorable experience in a truly stunning location, do yourself a favour and make the effort (and investment) to stay here. You only live once and everyone should sample a slice of Hakone Heaven!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was initially very hesitant in booking this ryokan because of the price, but once I stepped foot in the door I knew that I had made the right decision.

Right from the beginning, we were warmly greeted by Mr. Suzuki (the director for international guests), and he showed us to the welcome area where we were first given a refreshing drink. Mr. Suzuki was absolutely exceptional, as he helped us with our day plans and also suggested different sightseeing activities in the area.

We booked a room on the bottom floor with an onsen overlooking a private garden. The entire room was breathtaking, and I couldn't imagine a more perfect scene to unwind and enjoy the surroundings. The traditional Japanese Kaiseki dinner/breakfast was also a very memorable experience.

So, if you're on the fence about spending $$$ for a ryokan, I'd say take the plunge and don't look back! I'm sincerely glad I did, and I can't wait to return here on my next trip to Japan!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

this was the last stop of our 2 week japan trip. we stayed mostly in ryokans during the whole stay. this one was our big splurge and it was amazing. everyone was so friendly. the ryokan was spotless and luxurious. There were 2 public onsen that were nice overlooking the mountains but the best part was having one in your balcony. The food was very good too, set menu, but plenty to fill you up. I didn't really like hakone itself but this place was definitely worth the visit. i still remember when we left the ryokan, the 2 front desk employees came out and waved at us, and didn't stop waving till we were out of their sight. amazing service!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hakone Ginyu
Address: 100-1 Miyanoshita, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0404, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Hakoneyumoto Onsen , Kowakidani Onsen , Miyanoshita Onsen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Hakone-machi
#9 Spa Hotel in Hakone-machi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Hakone-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hakone Ginyu 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the lush mountains of Hakone, lies the spa resort of Hakone Ginyu. 'Ginyu' means a person seeking inspiration for a poem by traveling around.Spectacular views of the Haya-Kawa River as well as the Hakone Mountains set the perfect backdrop for poetic inspiration. The entrance and lobby are located on the top of the building. The essence of Japanese style emanates through the corridors and continues throughout the entire resort. The infinite beauty of the natural surroundings will enable you to forget the stress of everyday life.You will be transported to a different world once you arrive at Hakone-Ginyu. ... more   less 
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