(1) All rooms have open-air hot spring baths
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 1 bath
“No. 1” ryokan in Japan
All rooms come with open-air baths that command a view of Mount Fuji (Fujisan)
Tourist spots nearby
Mount Fuji 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai Springs, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Year of establishment
Number of rooms
Note: The Bessho SASA luxury suites with open-air baths are also available for booking on JAPANiCAN.com. Please select the [Bessho Sasa “Mizuho” Twin Room] on Hotel Kaneyamaen’s booking page.
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 1 Hours 7:00 – 22:00 Price 3,240 yen / 60 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in, Reserve in advance
In or near
Price range (yen)
80,000 – 100,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
Fujisan Onsen Bessho Sasa
Total rating: 4
What an excellent introduction to our very first but not last experience to a Onsen. Was totally blown away by the Immaculately kept and serene atmosphere of the Gardens, the private kaiseki dinner and the massage chairs in both the lounges. For a truly immersive experience, book 2 nights. Our 3 pm arrival and 9 am departure meant we could only enjoy a fraction of the hospitality on offer. Its a sublime experience being able to soak in the warm waters of the Onsen in the privacy of our room knowing its 1 degree C outside.
Having said that, this hotel is not without its blindspots as pointed out in other reviews, so please moderate expectations. That being said, we still enjoyed ourselves and shall cherish the memories
Very pleasant experience!
We had two nights in this hotel and I was a bit worried reading the negative reviews after my booking. I am glad to say none of the unpleasant experiences mentioned in the reviews happened. The staff are very friendly and personal even when they don’t speak fluent English. I can see the hotel makes a lot of effort to give the guests a different experience with the tea ceremony and drum performance etc. The nightly bingo game was fun especially the first night we had quite a big group of senior citizens and they got so excited over winning the prize! That’s so cute! I highly recommend this hotel.
Private onsen room with great view
Takes about 2 hours bus ride from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, it’s a nice scenic area with 5 lakes to visit for a perfect short excursion outside of Tokyo.
We got a room with private onsen with a great view of Mt. Fuji, it’s a good size room, with all the amenities we needed.
Dinner ( Japanese Kaiseki) served in our room, which was wonderful, and an excellent buffet breakfast served in one of their restaurants.
The hotel has an amazing garden with hot spring for foot spa. The hotel sits right beside a river and they’ve really taken advantage of this. There is an area where they do calligraphy and painting and there is a building that hosts/ performs tea ceremonies. The area is beautiful !
Apart from the private onsen In our room, there are other public onsens we could try out.
The hotel itself was huge but it didn’t feel that way unless you were looking at it from the outside.
At night the hotel lobby hosted a number of activities for guests to enjoy and/or participate in like the traditional drummers and even bingo!
Great hotel. Really enjoyed our stay.
Left the hotel with mixed feelings
We left this hotel with mixed feelings.
This hotel caters more for vacationing locals or Japanese families rather than western guests. The staff spoke barely any English and when we tried to communicate with the front desk staff we really struggled and they had to call an interpreter on an iPad.
I started communicating with the hotel well in advance of our stay as I have a seafood allergy and wanted to be sure they understood my requirements for the included dinners. The responses I received were brilliantly worded and I was assured it would be fine. On the first night, I was served a meal with several seafood items. I was so disappointed and made me feel like the hotel could no longer be trusted. The hotel apologised, however, when you live with a food allergy, an apology isn’t really enough when your life is at stake! Thankfully our servers English was ok, so she was able to communicate to the chef and tell us the ingredients of every dish presented after.
The private onsen was lovely, but as Japan was experiencing a heat wave we weren’t able to take advantage of it as the water temperature was far too hot (even though we had it turned down once).
The room type we stayed in looked over a car park and a highway which took away the charm, but had splendid views of Mt Fuji in the mornings.
We did the tea ceremony and also took a lovely stroll in the hotel’s perfectly manicured gardens which need to be seen to be beloved. We also watched the drumming performance at night which was excellent. We didn’t stay on for the bingo though! If we ever stayed near Mt Fuji again, we would stay in Lake Kawaguchiko. We went for a bike ride around it and there was far more to do and see within arms reach.
We stayed in the Bessho Sasa, which is a hotel within a hotel. Our room had a private onsen tub and a view of Fujisan. Beware though; the hotel publicity photos show greenery in front of the mountain. The reality is that the room overlooked the carpark. There were no curtains, so it was certainly more public than we had been led to believe.
Having said that, the room itself was very nice. There was a tatami area, though not the floor was not completely covered. An ingenious system of sliding screens (shoji) allowed the sleeping area and bathroom to be closed off from the sitting area.
We had kaiseki every night. This was served twice in the room and twice in a dining hall. Far better to have it in the room if possible. Breakfast was very good, though somewhat marred by the behaviour of some guests. An Italian-speaking man munched pineapples at the buffet and put the skins back on the plate!
What made this hotel outstanding were the gardens behind. There is a river with a tea house over it (guests can have a quiet cup of macha). This got quite crowded at the weekend, but when we first came on a weekday we had the place to ourselves. The gardens are quite extensive and extend up a mountain. There is a pavilion from which one has a magnificent view of Fujisan.
The staff were polite, as one would expect in Japan. However, their English skills are limited. Technology came to the rescue, as there appears to be a translator at hand whom the counter staff can contact when necessary.
A very nice hotel, and one at which we would stay again if in the area.