My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in Nov 2017. We enjoyed the stay mostly because the staff were really warm and friendly. Despite the huge language barrier, they were still earnest in their tone and non-verbals, which made us feel very welcomed and understood.
The onsen was very clean and looked like it’d been scrubbed down very regularly.
The Kasiseki dinner was the highlight of this stay, lasting 2.5hours with every course prepared carefully and explained to us in Japanese. We opted for a Japanese style breakfast, which thankfully was not as long as dinner. If you are looking for an upbeat lively place, this is not it. It will offer instead, a calm and peaceful environment, truly making it a good nights rest.
Do note that many of the staff do not speak English, so if that’s a big thing for you then maybe it’s not the place for you. I didn’t mind it and felt that the language barrier was trivial given the authenticity of the experience.
Overall, I would say this is a good one night stop in Hakone if you are looking for something near the train station and want a traditional experience. More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included