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14 Best Hakone Ryokans with a Private Onsen

Located in Japan’s sprawling Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone is a peaceful town nestled amongst undulating mountains, tranquil lakes and verdant forests. However, this town is best-known for its array of hot springs, also called onsens. These mineral-rich baths offer a variety of health benefits while letting your body, mind and soul rejuvenate.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the 14 best Hakone ryokans (inns) with private onsens offering the ultimate in traditional Japanese pampering. These lavish accommodations also feature a wealth of other on-site facilities, including gourmet restaurants and lifestyle amenities.

Gora Kadan

Gora Kadan bedroomHotelsCombined visitors praise the exceptional pool at Gora Kadan, which is heated and boasts a glass ceiling, plush daybeds and an outdoor Jacuzzi. You also have access to the gourmet Kadan restaurant, which serves traditional Japanese cuisine, and the pampering Kadan Spa for rejuvenating body treatments.

If you’re seeking a private onsen, stay in the Matsu, Tsubaki or Suzukake room, all of which boast open-air baths, classic Japanese interior design, tatami flooring and futons. You can also stay in one of the Kadan Suites, some of which have an onsen with panoramic countryside views.

Hotel Highlights

  • The onsen with panoramic forest views in the Yugao room.
  • A short walk from the Hakone Museum.
  • The stone therapy in the Kadan Spa.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 678 – USD 1,876
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1300 Gora, Hakone, Japan

Gyokutei

Gyokutei bathA 4-star ryokan, Gyokutei has Japanese-inspired rooms with four futon beds, classic tatami flooring and tea rooms, natural outlooks and private in-room onsens with fresh hot spring water. You also have access to the public Ginden bath with mountain views and the Kinden hot spring with cherry blossom vistas during spring.

On-site dining showcases Japan’s unique cuisine, whether you’re enjoying seasonal fish, tofu and tea at breakfast or tucking into fresh lobster and vegetables at dinner. Along with free on-site parking, the hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, family-friendly room options and a tranquil garden. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • About 250 metres from the open-air Kei Hiraga Museum.
  • A private onsen in every room.
  • Gourmet Japanese cuisine in the on-site restaurant. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 690 – USD 1,419
Guest Rating: 7
Address: 501 Yumoto, Hakone, Japan

Senkyoro Ryokan Hotel Hakone

Senkyoro Ryokan Hotel Hakone bathDiscover a tranquil retreat in Hakone at the alluring Senkyoro Ryokan Hotel Hakone, where the communal onsens overlook a verdant tapestry of green forested mountains. There are two male-only and two female-only onsens, including the picturesque open-air baths encircled by rocks. You can also book private open-air onsens with peaceful forest outlooks.

There are a handful of Japanese-style rooms with private onsens fed via hot springs. These cosy accommodations also feature tatami mats, Japanese-inspired futons and private balconies. Don’t forget to indulge in the seasonal seafood dishes at the on-site restaurant or Japanese whiskey at the lounge-style bar.

Hotel Highlights

  • Picturesque communal and private onsens overlooking the mountains.
  • Ceramic art lessons on site.
  • Peaceful on-site garden with cherry blossoms during spring.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 416 – USD 1,340
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 1284 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Japan

Hakone Ginyu

Hakone Ginyu bathNestled among the trees within the dramatic mountain range alongside Hakone, the 5-star Hakone Ginyu is a luxurious onsen retreat surrounded by verdant nature. All the guest rooms at this ryokan feature open-air baths, beautiful outlooks over the mountains and forests, tatami mats, kitchenettes and private outdoor living areas.

There’s an on-site garden lounge for enjoying a whiskey or beer, while the top-floor lounge captures incredible scenery from its alfresco terrace. You also have access to two communal onsens, Tsukishiro and Tsukine, with the former boasting an infinity edge and panoramic mountain vistas. 

Hotel Highlights

  • Sake cocktails and authentic Japanese dishes in the on-site bar and lounge.
  • Outdoor onsen on the terrace overlooking mountains in the Kaze room.
  • Pampering hand treatments in the Ginyuspa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 393 – USD 899
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 100-1 Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan

Kitanokaze Saryo

Kitanokaze Saryo bedroomKitanokaze Saryo is an intimate ryokan with only 10 guest rooms, offering you plenty of space for a relaxing holiday. All of these rooms, except for the Susuki room, provide private onsens, with many being outside surrounded by peaceful nature. The holiday abodes combine authentic Japanese and Western-style decor while treating you to private balconies and comfortable beds.

Don’t miss out on the sumptuous dinner served on site, which is prepared in the kaiseki-ryori style and showcases seasonal ingredients from Hakone and Hokkaido. From the hotel, you’re also a short walk from the Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands, Hakone Mononofu-no-Sato Art Museum and Little Prince Museum.

Hotel Highlights

  • Seasonal dishes from Hakone and Hokkaido served on site for dinner.
  • The glass walls and open-air onsen in the Rairakku room.
  • Close to many of Hakone’s top attractions. 

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 586 – USD 979
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 934 Sengokubara Hakone Ashigarashimo-Gun, Hakone, Japan

Kansuiro Ryokan

Kansuiro Ryokan bedroomLet yourself be enveloped by Hakone’s history and true Japanese luxury at Kansuiro Ryokan, which is home to numerous artefacts from the imperial family and artistic calligraphy. The centuries-old architecture perfectly complements the on-site onsens, which include the geyser-fed Iwaburo with Taisho-period tiles and the open-air Roten Buro with a leafy outlook.

Many of the rooms at Kansuiro Ryokan feature private in-room onsens, along with authentic Japanese decor, river views, private verandas, tatami mats and heavenly beds. You can also indulge in fresh Japanese cuisine or hire out the old-world Jindai Kaku banquet hall for a memorable event. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • The private wooden onsen, river view and vestibule in the separate Shenshin-Tei Room.
  • Rare artwork and artefacts in the on-site Kansuirou Museum.
  • Picturesque setting on the Haya River.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 688 – USD 1,361
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Tonosawa 88, Hakone, Japan

Gora Tensui

Gora Tensui bedroomCapturing panoramic views of the mountains around Hakone, the on-site onsen at Gora Tensui is a relaxing retreat with separate male and female spring-fed baths. You can also book the hot stone bath adorned with precious gems. Tuck into a delicious menu of Japanese Kaiseki cuisine and wake up each day to a sumptuous breakfast with small-plate Japanese food.

Want your own private onsen in your room? Check into the Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Private Open-Air Bath and enjoy an onsen on your balcony overlooking the mountains. You can also book rooms with traditional tatami rooms and onsens, which also boast flat-screen TVs and feather pillows. 

Hotel Highlights

  • A short walk from the Hakone Museum of Photography.
  • The cocktail and foot bath while checking in.
  • Traditional Japanese robes for women to wear.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 131 – USD 906
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 1320-276 Gora, Hakone, Japan

Gora Hanaougi Sounkaku

Gora Hanaougi Sounkaku bathLocated a short walk from the Hakone Ropeway, Gora Hanaougi Sounkaku sits at the base of picturesque mountains, offering a peaceful respite among nature. Those seeking ample space should book the Suite Room, which comes with a cosy reading chair and open-air onsen. This rejuvenating bath sits on a private balcony overlooking forested mountains.

There are multiple on-site onsens to choose from, including the hot spring and cold spring in Daiyokujyou and a bath that lights up at night. Seasonal cuisine is served throughout the year, including Hilda beef and fresh fish. There is also a Japanese-style breakfast with miso soup, grilled fish and rice.

Hotel Highlights

  • The open-air onsen in the Suite Room.
  • A leisurely walk from the Doryoson Hakone Branch Temple.
  • Male and female public onsens on site. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 369 – USD 819
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Gora 1300-492, Hakone, Japan

Susukinohara Ichinoyu

Susukinohara Ichinoyu bedroomAre you looking for a more contemporary ryokan in Hakone? Susukinohara Ichinoyu offers a distinct vibe that mixes traditional Japanese styles with modern comforts. The rooms showcase natural timber decor while also providing complimentary Wi-Fi, fridges, TVs and outdoor onsens. These private baths range from hot springs to circle pools, while some also include showers.

Enjoy a Japanese-inspired dinner or breakfast in the on-site restaurant surrounded by trees. You’re also within easy walking distance of the Little Prince Museum, Pola Museum of Art and Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. Relax after a day of sightseeing in your private onsen or the hotel’s public bath with magnesium sulphate and chloride.

Hotel Highlights

  • Private onsens in all the rooms.
  • On-site restaurant serving delicious Japanese fare.
  • Easy access to Hakone’s popular attractions.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 145 – USD 526
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Sengokuhara 817-77, Hakone, Japan

Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu

Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu bedroomThe 5-star Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu routinely wins over HotelsCombined visitors with its incredible mountain scenery and exceptional service. The expansive open-air onsen with infinity edge is the perfect place to watch the sunrise over the mountains, while the 5th-floor hot spring features a cascading waterfall. The on-site An Spa Hakone treats you to high-quality Japanese products and traditional treatments.

All the rooms at this opulent ryokan come with private onsens, along with tatami mats, futon beds, mini bars and flat-screen TVs. Stay in the Executive Suite Room for an additional dining table, private pool and spacious terrace. Don’t miss the delicious meats and seafood at the Teppan-yaki Geihinkan restaurant.

Hotel Highlights

  • Savoury cakes and signature cocktails in the lounge bar.
  • A short walk from the Okada Museum of Art.
  • Open-air onsens in all the rooms.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 332 – USD 2,008
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Japan

Kijitei Hoeiso

Kijitei Hoeiso bathPositioned near the Sukumo River, Kijitei Hoeiso is a quiet ryokan encircled by verdant mountains and the sounds of flowing water. This rural ryokan transports you to a natural enclave with its outdoor onsen fed by springs with some of the highest alkaline levels in Hakone. The hotel also offers fresh seasonal produce crafted into delicious Japanese specialties.

Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese architecture and comfort within the guest rooms, which feature classic sliding doors and mountain views. You can also stay in the stand-alone Kijitei Cottage, which is converted from a Japanese farmhouse into a cosy abode with a steep, sloping roof and tatami mats. 

Hotel Highlights

  • The space and comfort of your own stand-alone cottage.
  • Indoor and open-air onsens.
  • The tranquil setting among nature. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 353 – USD 881
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 277, Yumotochaya, Hakone, Japan

Mikawaya Ryokan

Mikawaya Ryokan guestroomNestled on the side of Hakone Mountain, Mikawaya Ryokan offers more than 120 years of rich Japanese history with spectacular mountain vistas and alluring natural surrounds. The ryokan offers a traditional Meiji bath for men and women and a private bath that can be booked by guests. You can also enjoy your own open-air onsen in the Japanese-style Villa, which also has an indoor bath made of cypress.

Alternatively, stay in the Kokonoe-sou villa for a tatami room and private balcony or the Fuga villa for an indoor spring-fed onsen and Western-style bathroom. During spring, the on-site garden is a vibrant space filled with cherry blossoms, while the year-round dinner menu showcases traditional Japanese cuisine. 

Hotel Highlights 

  • A scenic setting near the Kowakidani Horaien Gardens.
  • Authentic Japanese decor and architecture in the villas.
  • Communal male and female onsens. 

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 326 – USD 778
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 503 Kowakidani, Hakone, Japan

Hakone Suimeisou

Hakone Suimeisou bathHakone Suimeisou is a relatively affordable ryokan on the Haya River, where you can stay in Japanese-style rooms overlooking the river. Two room types feature private in-room onsens, including the Japanese-Western-Style Room, which has its hot spring on the balcony, two futon beds and tatami mats.

The on-site dining highlights Hakone’s regional spoils for each season, from fresh seafood and juicy meat to light vegetables and gourmet desserts. You also have access to a public on-site onsen with jungle vistas, a chilled-out lobby lounge, a kids’ club and a clothing store. 

Other Luxurious Extras

  • A two-minute walk from the Hakone-Yumoto station on the Odakyu Line.
  • Hakone River vistas from every room.
  • Five communal onsens with hot spring water on the top floor.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 61 – USD 736
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 702 Yumoto, Hakone, Japan

Matsuzakaya Honten

Matsuzakaya Honten bathYou’ll find a range of inviting rooms with private onsens at Matsuzakaya Honten, including the Luxury Room, which also boasts a traditional tatami area, sunlit windows, slippers and Japanese-style garden. You can also stay in the Deluxe Room or Premium Room for a private onsen.

Treat yourself to gourmet Japanese cuisine for breakfast or dinner at the on-site restaurant. You can also indulge in a dip in the communal onsen, which dates back to the Edo period and features mineral-rich hot spring water with calcium, sodium and magnesium. 

Other Luxurious Extras 

  • The tea ceremony room and footbath with garden views in the Imperial Villa.
  • Tranquil location surrounded by mountains.
  • A short walk from the iconic Soga Brother’s Tomb and Hakoneyunohana Golf Course.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 341 – USD 1,391
Guest Rating: 7
Address: Ashinoyu 57, Hakone, Japan

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Soak up the Best of Hakone From Your Private Onsen

Enjoy complete holiday indulgence by staying in a ryokan with a private onsen, where Japanese-style rooms reveal traditional tatami areas, cosy futon beds and a private balcony or terrace. The most popular Hakone ryokans typically feature numerous room types with private onsens, gourmet Japanese cuisine, communal onsens, nearby attractions and scenic mountain vistas.

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Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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