"Hotel Hatsuhana" stands close to the mountains near Hakone-Yumoto Station. A peaceful forest encircles the area, which gives the feeling of a completely natural journey. Female guests will be delighted with the "beauty bath", filled with alkaline simple hot spring water with a high ph-value and the spring well is owned by the hotel. Other facilities that are ideal for female guests include the jacuzzi and exclusive spas. You can enjoy all of these wonderful hot springs to yourself in a room with an open-air bath. The room is exclusively for personal use, so you can experience these hot springs in comfort and privacy.
- *There is a limited number of rooms with open-air baths. Please book early. You can relax in a male- or female-only large open-air bath in completely natural scenery while listening to the flow the nearby river.
A quiet hotel located in woods by the shore of Lake Ashi. A natural hot spring and the gardens surrounded by nature are the star attractions of this hotel. From the green lawn of its front garden and meandering paths, you can fully enjoy the changing seasons. Lake Ashi, Owakudani, and a handful of galleries and museums are only a short distance away. With the bus, Ropeway and cruise ship all only 3 minutes away on foot, the hotel is an ideal base for Hakone excursions.
- *In April, 2013, YUBO – MAYU NO MORI reopens!
Enjoy the delights of this outdoor bath space, with its tent-shaped sauna designed in a "cocoon" ("MAYU" in Japanese) motif.
Hotel De Yama has the elegant appearance of a typical aristocratic villa. While there is a sense of history throughout, the interior is modern and there are plenty of services on offer, ensuring that guests will be fully satisfied with the extensive hospitality at this resort.
The hot spring "Azalea bath" at Hotel De Yama will please female guests as the simple alkaline water is said to be "water for beautiful skin." Why not immerse yourself in water for smooth skin? You can relax in comfort in one of the various baths, including open-air hot spring baths, jet baths, and bubble baths, while enjoying the view of Hakone´s wooded countryside from the window of the bath.
Guest rooms feature a view of the scrupulously maintained garden, which can be enjoyed in any season. At dinner, guests may choose between French or Japanese cuisine using seasonal ingredients. This hotel offers a more refined stay in Hakone.
The Prince Hakone is a hotel located directly in front of Lake Ashi. Hot spring baths may be used by visitors as well as guests (12:00 - 16:00), so you can rest up after traveling. Take in the views of Lake Ashi from the popular open-air bath, which has an ambience of freedom. There is a lunch and hot spring set available, so you can also enjoy the taste of classic Japanese food. The authentic French cuisine set using local ingredients is another popular choice. The hotel also features a treatment spa with the concept of Japanese hospitality, so why not come and rest your body in the Hakone countryside?
Ways to enjoy onsen
The feel and effect of onsen will vary depending on the spring water's characteristics and minerals. Some invigorate the skin, while others are said to be effective for symptoms such as high blood pressure or eczema. The hot springs (onsen) of Hakone have long been called "Hakone 17 Toh" (17 noted hot springs in Hakone), and as the name suggests, visitors can enjoy the different therapeutic properties of the onsen found throughout Hakone.
In addition, there are many different styles of spas such as open-air baths (rotemburo) and large public baths. In some onsen spas, there are private open-air baths available where families or couples can enjoy the hot springs in comfort and privacy.
What's more, there are mini-onsen experiences with footbaths (ashiyu). These footbaths are quite simply wonderful for reviving those tired feet after a long sightseeing stroll.
Mt. Fuji & Fuji Five Lakes
At the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa close by Fujikyu Highland, you will find the traditional Japanese themed natural hot spring spa of Fujiyama Onsen. Modeled on a traditional Japanese farmhouse, the timber framed Machiya-zukuri style communal bath has a 12m high ceiling and 330m2 of floor area, which is the largest public bath in Japan.