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3 Popular Hakone Onsen Rentals with Hot Springs and Private Rooms!

3 Popular Hakone Onsen Rentals with Hot Springs and Private Rooms!

Date published: 29 January 2021
Last updated: 16 February 2021

This is the perfect time for a relaxing trip to the Hakone hot springs with your family and friends! But how can you avoid contact with other guests at inns and hotels?

We recommend a private rental onsen inn - complete with its own hot spring! From the moment you enter to the moment you leave your room, there will be minimal contact with others. The entire space is limited to you and your guests!

Hakone is the most popular hot spring town in the Kanto Region. Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, it is easily accessible from Tokyo, only an hour and a half away by train. There are plenty of rental inns with hot springs that are well-protected against coronavirus. We would like to recommend the following three facilities.

1. Hakone Retreat VILLA 1/F: An Open-Air Hot Spring in a Natural Paradise

1. Hakone Retreat VILLA 1/F: An Open-Air Hot Spring in a Natural Paradise

Hakone Retreat VILLA 1/f, recently reopened in 2019, is an accommodation facility made up of 11 separate villas. It is located in a lush forest, about 40 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station by bus and 5 minutes from Tawaraishi Hakone Glass Nomorimae Bus Stop.

One of the features of VILLA 1/f is that each villa has its own Hakone hot spring! Soak in an open-air hot spring surrounded by the birds, the breeze, and the nature of Hakone during the day, or underneath the starry sky at night.

Each room is built differently according to the terrain on which it stands. The warm, wooden structures decorating the living room and bedroom will leave you feeling as if you are still surrounded by Hakone's nature, even while indoors.

As of January 2021, VILLA 1/f's Restaurant Tawaraishi will serve both breakfast and dinner right to your room. Enjoy authentic kaiseki cuisine, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from Kanagawa and Shizuoka, in the comfort of your own private space.

There are also many activities that let you experience Japan's nature and culture, such as tea ceremonies, climbing Mt. Ashigara, and kayaking on Lake Ashi. Please see the official website for information in English. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
Indoor disinfection measures taken/Sanitizer installed/Disinfected after each guest/Ventilation measures taken/Staff members wear masks, gargle, wash hands regularly, and monitor body temperature/Implementation of admission restrictions, reservation system/Masks required/temperature check enforced/Automated check-in and contactless support

2. Manrai Hakone Sanso Mountain Villa: Rejuvenate Yourself in a Japanese Onsen Hot Spring

2. Manrai Hakone Sanso Mountain Villa: Rejuvenate Yourself in a Japanese Onsen Hot Spring

Manrai Hakone Sanso is a mountain villa in the Sengokuhara area, and is surrounded by museums. It is about 25 minutes by bus from Hakone Yumoto Station, and about 3 minutes on foot from Kozuka-Iriguchi Bus Stop.

This mountain cottage boasts a 200-square-meter space with six Japanese-style living rooms, a lounge area with a sofa, a terrace, two Japanese-style rooms, and one Western-style room. With so many rooms, it can safely accommodate a large number of guests!

The semi-open-air bath draws its water directly from the natural hot springs, and has a great view of Hakone's seasonally-changing nature. Its rocky interior gives it the feel of an authentic Japanese inn.

You can even rent the entire 2,100-square-meter garden! Take a walk in the quiet Japanese garden during the day, or go out to stargaze at night. In this private rental space, you will feel as if you were in your own private villa!

Meals are not included, however there is a spacious kitchen with a refrigerator, a pot, and cooking utensils. There is also a supermarket 4-5 minutes away by bus. Why not try cooking your own authentic meals?

You can contact the owner before your visit with any concerns. Available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the rooms.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
Indoor disinfection measures taken/Sanitizer installed/Disinfected after each guest/Ventilation measures taken/Masks required/temperature check enforced/Automated check-in and contactless support

3. Hakone Hoshizora no Oka: Experience a Warm Mountain Lodge

3. Hakone Hoshizora no Oka: Experience a Warm Mountain Lodge

Hakone Hoshizora no Oka is, as its name suggests, a bungalow-style inn on a hill surrounded by forest. It is about 25 minutes from Hakone Yumoto Station by bus, and about 10 minutes on foot from the Sengokuhara Elementary School bus stop.

The interior is decorated with handmade furniture and a warm, homely vibe. The moment you arrive, you will feel as if you had been invited to the villa of an old friend.

The indoor bath draws its water from the natural Hakone hot springs. It is compact yet clean, and will surely ease any stress accumulated on your travels.

The bedroom on the second floor is an authentic Japanese-style room with tatami mats and shoji screens. You can look out over the lush green forests of Hakone from the windows.

There are several restaurants within walking distance that you can visit for dinner. However, there is also a kitchen you can use, complete with cooking utensils and seasonings!

After dark, step onto the terrace and look up at the stars. The clear, unobstructed Hakone sky appears to stretch into eternity!

The manager is a lover of travel, and can speak English, Japanese, and Chinese. While you won't meet in person when entering or leaving your room, you can still feel the owner's welcoming hospitality. Free Wi-Fi available in rooms.

Countermeasures against Covid-19
Indoor disinfection measures taken/Sanitizer installed/Disinfected after each guest/Ventilation measures taken/Masks required/temperature check enforced/Automated check-in and contactless support

All three inns support foreign languages, however with automated check-in and check-out, you won't have to worry about speaking to anyone at all. Enjoy a high-class accommodation at a hot springs rental inn in Hakone, and spend some time in solitude with peace of mind!

*Due to COVID-19, business hours and services may be subject to change, and temporary closures may apply.

Written by:

Ran Tanaka

Ran Tanaka

A writer based in Southeast Asia. Happy life is with cheap beer.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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