Staying at suites and VIP rooms of Japanese style inns (Kanto region)
If you are traveling Japan, you should stay at a purely Japanese-style inn (ryokan) at least once in your lifetime. Particularly, suites and VIP rooms should make your staying experience in Japan at the highest level. We most certainly recommend the following hot spa inns with suit rooms and VIP rooms in the Kanto region.
View Mt. Fuji from your private open-air bath - “Fujisan-onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen” (Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture)
Hotel Kaneyamaen, popular ryokan (Japanese inns) ranked 9th out of the best 100 Japanese hotels and ryokans. The suite is on the top floor, with Japanese-style 15 tatami-mat room, 8 tatami-mat room, Japanese-style twin bedroom, Western-style twin bedroom, private open-air bath, and garden patio. Whether in your room or in the bath, you can have a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji all to yourself. Dinner is served at your own dining room with a private kitchen. The chef will give the finishing touches to specially selected food in front of your eyes. You are guaranteed to enjoy this moment.
Japanese-style twin bedroom
Dining room with a private kitchen
“Teien to Kando no Yado Fujisan-onsen Hotel Kaneyamaen”
●6283, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture
●1 night including 2 meals: starting from 135,000 yen per person (tax and service charge included, bath tax excluded, when 2 people share 1 room)
Soak in your private milky white hot spring in the independent cottage - “Senkyoro Bettei Oku no Kigi” (Hakonemachi, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Villas of Senkyoro, well-established ryokan, which started business in 1870. The villa is made of wood, and giving you a feel of relaxation. There are 6 spacious Japanese-style rooms, which all have open-air baths filled with milky white sulfur spring. They also have “tsukimidai (the place to view the moon),” allowing you to relax and admire Hakone’s natural scenery after you come out of the bath. Each hot or cold food is carefully kept at its original temperature, served as wonderfully delicious “kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal).”
Private open-air bath for each room
An example of a monthly Japanese-style course meal
“Hagure gumo,” the open-air hot spring in the main building
“Senkyoro Bettei Oku no Kigi”
●1284, Sengokuhara, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
●1 night including 2 meals: starting from 46,440 yen per person (tax and service charge included, bath tax excluded, when 2 people share 1 room)
Have a panoramic view of Ikaho’s nature from the highest floor – “Ikaho-onsen Fukuichi” (Shibukawa-shi, Gunma Prefecture)
Known as the city of elegant stone steps, Ikaho hot spring has been loved by many writers and artists. Fukuichi is a well-established ryokan with a history of 400 years. You can enjoy two types of Ikaho’s onsen water, Kogane-no-yu (golden hot water) and Shirogane-no-yu (platinum hot water), and they have an established reputation of its facilities and services. Their VIP room is on the top floor. You can have the magnificent view of Ikaho of each season from the bath and rooms with refined furniture, allowing you to relax your body and soul.
Bath in the VIP room
Open-air bath “Ichi-no-yu” (women only)
One of the dishes, like a work of art
“Mamori Tsutaeshi Yu no Kokoro – Ikaho-onsen Fukuichi”
●Ko 8, Ikahomachi, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma Prefecture
●VIP Japanese-style and Western Style rooms: 1 night including 2 meals: starting from 37,950 yen per person (tax and service charge included, bath tax excluded, when 2 people share 1 room)
*The above information was last updated April 13, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.
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