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!
Kijitei Hoeiso in Hakone 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!
Fans of hot spring baths will love Hakone because is famous for its hot springs. Moreover, the water at Kijitei Hoeiso has the highest levels of alkaline in the Hakone area. Consequently, this makes it very good for your skin. You can enjoy three types of baths at this ryokan. The first one is the open-air bath. Located beside a clear stream and enveloped by the mountains of the Hakone-Yumoto area, it feels like a mythical paradise. Here you will soak leisurely in the soothing waters, while listening to the chirping of birds. Also, you will 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. Their hot water is sourced directly from the main Onsen Hot Spring. In addition, the wood chips cut from local Hakone trees are used as a biomass fuel source. They are used for heating both the hot water supply and 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. Air conditioning and heating facilities are located in every room. Each room comes 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. This is a 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 available to you to help you prepare 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 in Hakone is your perfect authentic accommodation!