Hotels in Hakone with Private Onsen
Hakone has a lot to offer: world-class museums, views of Mount Fuji, and charming ryokans with natural hot springs.
These intimate sanctuaries transport you to a world of tranquility, where private, mineral-rich baths bubble up in your very room. Immerse yourself in steaming waters as you savor this gift of the nearby volcanoes, soothing the body and soul.
Discover retreats catering to all preferences and tastes, with Japanese-style rooms and western accommodations available. Whether you seek the authentic allure of tatami mats and shoji screens or a more contemporary experience, these ryokans promise an immersive journey through Japanese culture. It's the ultimate way to savor Japan's natural beauty while indulging in an authentic travel experience.
1. Great views from the hilltop: Aura Tachibana
Aura Tachibana is located on a hilltop just a short walk from Hakone-Yumoto Station.
There’s a lot to do here: relax in the public bath, get an aromatic massage, check out the view from the Sky Terrace, grab a drink from the cafe bar, or chill in the library space.
There are two guestroom buildings, each with different concepts; "Mori no Tachi" offers simple Japanese-style rooms, while "Kaze no Tachi" offers rooms with open-air baths.
2. Great for groups: Rakuten Stay Villa Hakone Sengokuhara
Rakuten Stay Villa Hakone Sengokuhara is near Sengokuhara, the famous pampas grass field in Hakone. There are two types of rooms; the Northern rooms have a stylish design, while the Southern rooms have a more fun atmosphere, but both types include a hot spring bath you can take a dip in anytime during your stay.
All rooms come with a kitchen, living room, and multiple bedrooms, making it a great choice for groups and families. Some rooms even include a massage chair, offering an extra relaxation option during your stay.
3. Private bath in every room: Susukinohara Ichinoyu
Located near Sengokuhara, Susukinohara Ichinoyu provides all rooms with an open-air bath, allowing guests to enjoy the hot spring anytime during their stay. Rooms are Japanese-western style, with tatami mats and comfortable bedding, and you can even try some sulfuric hot spring baths in some of the rooms in the annex. You can also relax in the public indoor bath and open-air bath surrounded by cypress trees.
4. Fuji views: Hotel Green Plaza Hakone
Hotel Green Plaza Hakone is a 123-room property located just a short drive from Lake Ashi, Hakone’s scenic crater lake. The crowning glory of this hotel is the Japanese-style suite, which has a private cypress wood bath with spectacular views of Mount Fuji. Other hotel rooms, including the Japanese and western-style rooms, also have private open-air baths.
The hot spring water is from Sengokuhara Onsen, a small hot spring cluster north of Lake Ashi, and its waters are believed to have a calming, soothing effect on the body. At breakfast and dinner, sample Japanese and international feasts prepared before your eyes in a spectacular live kitchen. The buffet dinner includes roast beef, sashimi, sushi, and tempura.
5. Riverside bathing: Hakone Yumoto Onsen Tenseien
On the banks of the Sukumo River, Hakone Yumoto Onsen Tenseien is best known for its communal 55-foot-long open-air rooftop bath, which has views of the forested mountains around it that are beautiful in every season.
If you prefer a more private bathing experience, the hotel also has rooms with open-air baths that offer mountain views. Each room has a traditional Japanese aesthetic, though guests who prefer a western-style bed to a futon are also catered to with fusion rooms.
The ryokan serves international cuisine with plenty of opportunities to try local dishes, including tempura, sushi, and flat-iron grill prepared right in front of the diners.
6. Immersed in nature: Hakone Yumoto Onsen Hakone Suimeisou
Hakone Yumoto Onsen Hakone Suimeisou sits on the bank of the Haya River, just under four miles from the Odawara coast. Book one of its simple tatami rooms with futon beds and in-room open-air baths to experience authentic hot spring culture in Japan.
Most of these deep outdoor tubs have views of the river below, allowing you to have a therapeutic experience as you take in Hakone’s stunning scenery. The hotel also has several large communal baths with panoramic views of the Haya River and the surrounding mountains.
For dinner, expect a traditional multi-course kaiseki (banquet) feast with an emphasis on carefully selected ingredients, served either in the guestrooms or in private banquet rooms.
7. A rejuvenating getaway: Yoshiike Ryokan
The hot spring water at Yoshiike Ryokan flows directly from the source at up to 190 gallons per minute, filling the inn’s public and private baths. Some of the rooms have a private bath, so guests don’t even have to leave their room to benefit from the mineral-rich spring water.
The ryokan has both Japanese and western-style rooms, as well as a serene seven-acre garden with a large pond that makes for a beautiful spot to explore when you’re between baths. Every aspect of this ryokan is conducive to rest and relaxation. Refuel at breakfast and dinner with a set menu of seasonal Japanese dishes that highlight local flavors.