Gora-Kadan Ryokan Hotel in Hakone, Japan

At its best Japanese interior design gives you the sensation of lightness and airy space. Minimalism is a tradition here, with cool, flat areas punctuated with small but striking works of art and items that portray a flawless attention to detail. But make the Gora Kadan Ryokan part of the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Japan and you’ll also be introduced to the country’s finest culinary traditions. The Kan-in-no-miya Mansion Restaurant was built over 80 years ago and was once the grand mansion and summer residence of Prince Kan-in-no-miya who was Imperial Royalty – third in line to succeed as Emperor in the absence of a direct heir. Today the Japanese Kaiseki restaurant serves beautifully prepared food based on the four seasons, using the best of local harvests.

Gora Kadan Ryokan, at a glance

  • Tantalising choice of guest rooms and suites
  • Exclusive, private Annex Suite
  • Rooms with big stone, open air baths
  • Standard rooms with exquisite traditional Japanese décor
  • Kadan suites with Jacuzzis and steam saunas, plus balconies and panoramic wooden baths
  • Exquisite dining experience at the unrivalled Kan-in-no-miya Mansion Restaurant

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb covered swimming pool and first floor fitness centre equipped with advanced workout apparatus
  • Spa with restorative treatments ranging from aromatherapy facials and hand massages to placenta masks and stone, Thalasso and Dead Sea therapies
  • Great base for exploring the museums and galleries, historic sites and ancient ruins of the city of Hakone
  • Cultural, shopping and market opportunities
  • Tours of local parks and restful botanical gardens
  • Jo has been excellent throughout providing us with all the info (and more) that we required.

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    Sarah, Lapland, 2013