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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great hospitality and service as you'd expect from Japan. Traditional ryokan room with traditional clothes provided for meals. Private hot spring was the only letdown - very nice in spring but room very rundown and grimey

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed here overnight in a tatami room (are there any others?) Enjoyed the semi-outdoor onsen at night,and later soaked in the "public" bath which we had to ourselves. We ate both the dinner and the breakfast buffet. The dinner was really superb and even came with an English cheat-sheet to figure out what you were eating. The breakfast buffet was...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayd for one night. Room was great traditional but big japanese room. Exept for the really bad smell of smokes. It smelled like there had been smoked for decades and it was supposed to be a non-smoking room. Smell was so bad I felt sick during the night and it almost ruined the stay. Staff was helpfull and spoke good...

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed for 2 nights. After long reading on Tripadvisor we decided to book our stay at Kinokuniya Ryokan and we were very happy about our decision. Ryokan located on side street around 2-3 minutes walk from bus station. Onsen: They have 300 years of onsen experience and have many real onsen baths (both public and private) with two types of...

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a great ryokan! Relatively easy to get to from Hakoneyumoto station and just a short walk from the ashinoyu bus stop. Went with my girlfriend for one night, wish we had done two though! Turned out to be way more luxurious than expected and great value for money. Definitely recommend getting dinner and breakfast included in your stay....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We chose the place because they have fresh hot spring water pumped by themselves. We used the family-private hot spring bath which was very nice. Did not try the big public baths as I don't want my two minor boys go by themselves. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent too. The location is far from the town/shops/restaurants, very quiet and...

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Orange, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here just one night, but it was fabulous. Staff was lovely, the room was spacious (included a Western-style sitting area along with the tatami floor for the futon), and the food was fabulous. The room included a little mochi treat for each of us, and really high-quality tea. Pro-tip: make sure to drink at least...

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Annapolis, MD
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We had to try a ryokan that served a traditional multi-course ryokan meal. Can't say we actually enjoyed the meal -- breakfast was way more to our liking -- but we did enjoy the experience. If you go, try the outdoor bath. Same hot water as indoors, but so pleasant listening to the birds and gazing up at the trees...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely a visit to share. The sulphur springs were a highlight of our trip. The dinner for two nights which. Was included was a feast of Japanese cuisine. The breakfast was also plentiful. I would recommend but it is an old ryoken so do not expect much at night. The scenery is great and the bus stop 50m away so...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I’m not sure what the difference is between a ryokan vs a yusenkan, but our stay at Kinokunyia was very pleasant. Kinokuniya Yusankan is in the same complex at the back of Kinokunyia Ryokan, with privileges to the shared and private baths. We had a Japanese style room in the annex with very comfy beds. Our meals were served in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Why not try our medicinal spas? Kinokuniya opened in 1715 during the Edo period as a sophisticated inn and since has been in business for about 300 years. Quiet and tidy rooms, especially recommended for the guests who want to try onsen gushing on our premises. It takes 30 mins from Hakone Yumoto Station by bus bound for Ashinoko Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinokuniya Ryokan

Address: 8 Ashinoyu, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0523, Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Ashinoyu Onsen
Price Range: $220 - $453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kinokuniya Ryokan 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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#19 Best Value Hotel in Hakone-machi
#42 Top resorts Hotel in Hakone-machi
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“For a nice Japanese Ryokan experience, go for the tatami room. Japanese room. Any level will do. The hotel is extremely quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles skloh, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Please tell the hope of the room. in the stage of reservation, it is a deluxe type -- or may the ordinary room be sufficient?”
 of 5 bubbles かんちゃん19, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Best to check with the hotel if you want your dinner to be serve in your room instead, believed it's another arrangement with additional cost involved.”
 of 5 bubbles MayTan21, 22 Nov 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are situated to provide a quiet private experience. We went a bit high end, but for a once in a lifetime experience we would recommend it.”
 of 5 bubbles drdeansaipan, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
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