Gora Kadan, Hakone & Mt Fuji, Japan
This stunning residence is the former retreat of the “Kanin no miya” imperial family, and takes its relaxation seriously! The rooms are authentic tatami-style and the décor is sympathetic to the natural surroundings of the area. Relax in the whirlpool jacuzzi or open-air bath and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Hakone National Park. The original building, which dates back 75 years, is now a Japanese restaurant, while the main accommodation is based in the stylish, modern attachment designed by the Japanese Architect, Kioshite Takayama. Traditionally ryokans are very efficiently run, and the Gora Kadan is no exception; punctuality and precision are of paramount importance here and the service is second to none. Your every need will be catered for in this fabulous accommodation.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The full day Hakone Free pass allows you unlimited access to the local scenic train line, the bus network, a funicular train up Mt Kami which leads on to a gondola rope-way, and a cruise boat on Lake Ashi. Mt Fuji can be sighted from various points around the park, weather permitting.