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1320 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0408 Kanagawa Prefecture
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Free parking
Street parking
Hot bath
Hot spring bath
Room features
Blackout curtains
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 71 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 1 km
8Attractionswithin 1 km
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Marque B wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Simply fantastic. Check any previous English reviews of Cozy Inn Hakone no Yama, and you'll get an idea of what Cozy Inn has to offer. Even if you do, it's completely different from actually staying there. Admittedly, I'm not much of a traveler. I don't know much about B&Bs, hotels, and the like. I've stayed in 5-star hotels, business hotels, and Air BnBs, and I'm generally fine with whatever. To give an idea of who I am, I'm an American who has been living in Japan for about 10 years. My girlfriend and I were planning a weekend trip to Hakone, and I was happy to leave the arrangements to her. When we arrived at the place, the owner, Mr. Watanabe, greeted us warmly and took us in. I absolutely loved the decor. Cozy Inn is a home. A lot of love and care went into the interior design over the 41 years that Mr. Watanabe has put into Cozy Inn, and the first thing I noticed and loved was the wood-burning furnace that kept the place warm. A couple Brambly Hedge (a series I had never heard of until then) books were lying on the table, of which Cozy Inn had a similar atmosphere. It may not be the perfect analogy, but think Redwall or Bilbo Baggins's home. Mr. Watanabe was incredibly accommodating. He suggested we go to the private hot spring. I'm a relatively even-keel guy, but when I stepped outside, it took my breath away. The view was phenomenal. After spending the better part of an hour there, my girlfriend and I returned to the room, then followed Mr. Watanabe to his house next door, where he had built another hot spring. I can't rate the two against each other. I enjoyed them both for different reasons. All in all, we went to the hot springs a total of 4 times in under 24 hours, and I had never slept better. When my girlfriend was asking me about the kind of place I'd preferred to stay, she mentioned that such-and-such place was more expensive since they serve dinner and breakfast. I told her that I'd be fine whether the place had meals included or not, and that it didn't matter to me. I didn't really care, but somehow she did. Halfway through dinner, I understood. I put down my fork and I told my girlfriend that she was right, and that she made the right choice. I was stuffed and satisfied. The meal was Western and very flavorful (check the pictures others have posted). Breakfast was delicious as well. Cozy Inn Hakone no Yama is phenomenal. As I said before, I'm not much of a traveler. Next time I do travel, though, I'll have to choose carefully. Do I try to have new experiences somewhere new, or do visit Hakone no Yama? (And so I've spent 45 minutes typing this review.)
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Date of stay: November 2021
Hitomimarisa wrote a review Mar 2021
Tokyo, Japan452 contributions42 helpful votes
Pros -Amazing hospitality -Watanabe san is extremely warm and friendly -Breathtaking private onsen -delicious western meals -cutest Akita dog 笑福( male guests-please don’t pet him as 笑福had some bad experience before, 笑福can get aggressive) -free manga to read -clean -the place is like in Switzerland but with a hot spring - high cp, for such a low rate with private onsen with views and yummy food (dinner and breakfast) Cons -share toilets -no wi fi The place is run by a sweet couple with sister, even they don’t really speak English but you can feel their warmth There’s no TV and they got 2 hairdryers that you can lend
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Yoshi wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
I could spend a relax time. The owner is very friendly, the meals are very delicious. Especially onsen made by the owner is superior. I visited here two years consecutively, and will visit next year also!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
Roxanny和 wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been in hospitality for 3 years, includ 5 stars hotel and youth hostel but here, I've never find any place better than here. First they are hundred clean, although I do cleaning work in my hostel as well but I can not make it so clean like hakonenoyama. The most impress me point is grandmas and grandpa are really, really friendly, they make you feel it's a home.Here is a place that you have heard in fairy tales :long long ago, there was a beautiful hut on the mountain, kind grandma and grandpa living there.Delicious home made meal,warm spring water,soft decoration,everything makes you so comfortable that you will forget here is just a hotel.You can never miss here.我自己在酒店业做了三年,包括国际五星酒店和青年旅社,也去过很多地方住过不同的酒店,但是没有任何地方比得上这里。首先这里非常干净,一尘不染,虽然我在自己工作的酒店也要打扫卫生,但是我完全打扫不到这个干净的程度。其次这里的爷爷奶奶真的非常亲切和蔼。这里让你感觉像是童话里讲的,很久很久以前山上有座漂亮的小木屋,里面住着和蔼的老爷爷和老奶奶。窗外风景令人心旷神怡,屋内装饰也让人觉得这就是宫崎骏的童话世界。来之前我以为提供的餐饮也是不怎么样的怀石料理,但其实是老奶奶手作的和风西餐,和动漫里看到的一模一样,非常美味。这个地方让我觉得温泉已经不是最重要的了,就算没有温泉我也愿意有空多来几次。是一个能让你完全忘了自己在旅游,只是暂停时间放松的地方,一个爷爷奶奶的家。他家猫途鹰的平分很高,但是其实店家的爷爷奶奶们根本不会上网,也不知道这个平分意味着什么,和许多费尽心机要好评的酒店完全不一样。如果有机会,我以后一定会成为常客。——孫
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Timc1989 wrote a review Dec 2016
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Having stayed at numerous ryokan and inns around Japan, Hakone no Yama has been my best experience by a country mile. We arrived at Gora station on a cold, wet, November afternoon and headed straight for the inn. There we were greeted by Watanabe-san, who showed us around his property. Having read glowing reviews prior to the stay, we arrived with high hopes of the place. These were exceeded. Imagine a warm, inviting, homely atmosphere with spectacular views of the autumnal slopes, as well as a host with a rare gift for hospitality, and you end up with the delightful result that is Hakone no Yama. During our stay we bathed in the two private onsen, ate simple, tasty meals, warmed ourselves by the rustic stove, browsed the extensive collection of books, and laughed with Watanabe-san. These are pleasures that few, if any, five-star hotels could hope to offer. Thank you Watanabe-san for the extraordinary experience and I surely will be back. -Tim
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
JapanKantoKanagawa PrefectureAshigarashimo-gunHakone-machiGora Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama
Which popular attractions are close to Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama?
Nearby attractions include Hakone Museum of Art (0.7 km), Gora Park (0.9 km), and Hakone Craft House (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and hiking.
Is parking available at Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Itoh Dining by NOBU, GORA BREWERY & GRILL, and Living Room.
Are there any historical sites close to Cozy Inn Hakoneno Yama?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu (5.0 km), Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson) (6.8 km), and Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum (6.2 km).