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Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, Hakone

Get a taste of traditional Japanese hospitality, and serene natural landscapes, at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu.

A modern take on the traditional ryokan inn with an enchanting mountain and forest setting. Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu promises you true tranquillity. Start your day early with yoga in the garden, or catch the sunrise from the stunning infinity-edge onsen. You can then venture out trekking along Chisuji Falls, pay a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum or enjoy a stroll through Hakone Gora Park. 

Upon your return, retreat to the privacy of your own open-air bath – a feature of every guestroom. The décor resembles that of a traditional ryokan, but with a contemporary touch. Expect traditional futons, low tables and tatami mats complimented by a neutral cream and brown palette. Beautifully prepared Kaiseki-style cuisine is presented daily at the restaurant. 

Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, at a glance

  • Nine-storey ryokan-style hotel in Hakone, just outside of Tokyo
  • 150 minimalistic rooms with incredible forest and mountain views 
  • Each room comes with its own private open-air bath 
  • Contemporary wood and glass interiors inspired by traditional Japanese décor
  • Seasonal, Kaiseki-style cuisine served at the restaurant 
  • "Ten-yu" bar & lounge serving an array of cocktails

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Beautiful shared infinity-edge onsen with beautiful views 
  • A six-minute bus ride from Hakone Open-Air Museum and Hakone Gora Park 
  • Chisuji Falls, great for trekking, is a 13-minute walk away
  • Morning yoga in the garden
  • Visit nearby Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, a hot springs spa resort and amusement park 
  • Spa set in the tranquil garden 
  • We have travelled with The Ultimate Travel Company six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. Given our obvious satisfaction with Ultimate, we had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was unfortunately cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble. When travel becomes viable again we would definitely rebook with them.

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    DN, August 2020