Kijitei Hoeiso – Hakone

When planning a trip to Japan, I am sure that most of you will include the big and famous cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. While they are truly spectacular places to visit and you could spend weeks in each one without seeing it all, no trip to Japan can be completed without experiencing the beauty and serenity of Japan’s nature. And the ideal part if Japan for this is the Hakone area. Famous for its hot springs and rich in beauty and history, it is a perfect getaway form the rush of Tokyo. The best possible way to experience it is by spending a few days in a traditional ryokan. Surrounded by nature, you can relax in tranquil hot baths, enjoy delicious local dishes, and soak up the atmosphere of traditional Japan. If this is something that you would like, I have just the place for you!

Kijitei Hoeiso is a quiet and peaceful Japanese ryokan, surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush green nature. It is an ideal place to relax and allow the tranquility of the surroundings to soothe your body and soul. Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, listen to the sounds of nature and enjoy a traditional Japanese lodging experience. If you choose this place as your accommodation during your visit to Japan, you will not regret it!

Hakone is famous for its hot springs, and the water at Kijitei Hoeiso has the highest levels of alkaline in the Hakone area, making it very good for your skin. There are three types of baths you can enjoy at this ryokan. The first one is the open-air bath. This bath is surrounded by nature. Located beside a clear stream and enveloped by the mountains of the Hakone-Yumoto area, it feels like a mythical paradise. Soak leisurely in the soothing waters, while listening to the chirping of birds and enjoying beautiful mountain views that showcase the changing colors of the four seasons. One more bath is the Grand Public Bath, located inside the hotel building. Both this and the outdoor bath have separate male and female facilities. Also, there are In-Room Baths which you can enjoy in the privacy of your room whos hot water is sourced directly from the Onsen Hot Spring. One more thing that makes the baths of this ryokan unique is the fact that the wood chips cut from local Hakone trees are used as a biomass fuel source for heating both the hot water supply and also the hot-spring bathing water.

If you want to stay at a place linked to the nature around it, you will love the guest rooms at Hoeiso. They are surrounded by lush greenery and offering a traditional Japanese experience that can help you connect with the times gone by. Staying in the mountains allows one to forget about time itself as you gaze out upon the clouds drifting by above the ravine and forest. This is truly a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and resets your body and soul. Rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring with traditional futon bedding. All rooms are fitted with both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. The rooms come equipped with everything you need such as a robe (Japanese summer cotton kimono/ yukata), bath towel, face towel, and many toiletries. If you are coming in a larger group, the best place to stay in the ryokan is the famed stand-alone guest cottage, that has been converted from a traditional Japanese farmhouse. The cottage has a high ceiling with a steeply sloping roof and makes the perfect getaway for larger groups wishing to have a memorable and traditional Japanese experience.

A relaxing day cannot be complete without a delicious dinner. Luckily, the food here is as exquisite as the hot spring. They serve their famous pheasant meat that is both tasty and mild. It is known for being healthy meat that is lean, hearty, and rich in protein and amino acids. The broth from the pheasant meat is also very mild and tasty. Since their ryokan’s inception, they have raised around 3,000 pheasants on the grounds of our property. Of course, there are many other types of dishes that can be prepared for you from fresh local ingredients. Breakfast is also served to prepare you for a day of sightseeing!

Even though the ryokan is located in a calm ravine surrounded by greenery, it is still easily accessible from either JR Mishima Station (by 2 buses) or JR Odawara station (by train and bus). All in all, I am sure you will leave this place satisfied and with many new unforgettable experiences that you will cherish forever! For your next trip, Kijitei Hoeiso is your perfect authentic accommodation!


11 comments

This looks like a heaven! I wanna go there right now!

Can you post more stories on your profile about this place, please? I want to see more!!!

Stay tuned for more posts and stories from Kijitei Hoeiso. 🙂

Hakone is close to Tokyo, right?

Yes, that’s correct! I definitely recommend you to visit it if you are travelling to Tokyo!

I am planning my trip for 2021 and I wasn’t sure if I should visit Hakone or not. Now that I’ve seen this, Hakone is one of my priorities! I will be definitely visiting this place. Thank you for sharing so many details about it!

I’ve been to Hakone last year. Now I want to visit it again because this place looks breathtaking!

I can’t wait to travel to Japan again! Hopefully covid-19 will stop next year and I’ll be able to visit next year in April. I am going to Hakone too, this place looks like a dream! Take me there!! 😀

I stayed here once and it was AMAZING! I definitely recommend it to everyone!

The guest rooms look so authentic and amazing! I wanna spend a couple of days there. Soon, hopefully!

I’ve put this on my list! I can’t wait to go there!

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