With serene hot springs (onsen) and world-class art museums, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations for both Japanese and international visitors seeking a tranquil escape from bustling city life. The finest among the traditional inns in the region is Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, where authentic Japanese hospitality is in perfect harmony with beauty of nature and the ever-changing seasons.
All guest rooms feature an open-air onsen bath with superb mountain or forest valley view. Rooms are also furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, private bathroom, mini bar, electric kettle and refrigerator. Suites also feature a balcony and dining area.
In addition to your private hot spring, there are two public onsen in the hotel – one infinity hot spring with uninterrupted mountain views, and another with forest and waterfall views. In addition, there are a wide number of public onsen located elsewhere in the town.
In the evening, get ready for gorgeously presented Japanese cuisine. You can choose between several traditional-style interiors and menus, including sushi, teppan-yaki and exquisite kaiseki dinners.
Hakone is beautiful in every season, including the pink cherry blossoms in spring, fireflies in summer, red and yellow leaves in autumn and white steam rising from the hot springs in winter. Nearby the Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Gora Park are a short bus ride away, Chisuji Falls is a lovely 13-minute walk away, and a trip to Lake Ashinoko for the world-famous view of Mount Fuji is unforgettable.