Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu is a traditional Sukiya-style ryokan located in Hakone Onsen in Kanagawa and is an old established hot spring resort. The ryokan has 18 rooms that have tatami mats and traditional Japanese furniture. They are also equipped with a flat-screen television and private bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, and a private open-air hot spring bath. Guests are also provided with a yukata during their stay. One night in the rooms may range from 60,000 – 95,000 JPY.
In addition to the en-suite hot spring baths, there is also a large communal open-air bath, an indoor bath and a private bath that comes on a first-come-first-serve basis. Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu also has a serene gardenwhere guests can have a stroll and enjoy the flora and the koi ponds. Other facilities include a karaoke room and free parking. A massage can also be provided upon request.
Specialty Kyoto set meals are delicately prepared with seasonal ingredients and served to the guests for breakfast and dinner, either in the privacy of their guest rooms or in the main dining room by request.
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Hakone Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu Location
Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu is a short walk to Lake Ashinoko Cruise Station and Lake Ashinoko, as well as Onshi Hakone Park. Within a short distance are tourist spots like Narukawa Museum, Hakone Shrine, Owakudani, Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Field, and Mishima Skywalk. Takuminoyado Yoshimatsu can be accessed by taking JR Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Odawara Station, then 1 hour by bus to Hakone-machi Port or Hakone Machi Bus Station, where the ryokan provides a free shuttle service. The hotel is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.
Address: 521 Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0521, Japan
Total rating: 4.5
What an excellent place to stay
We have just returned from a couple of weeks in Japan and the highlight was a couple of nights in this wonderful Ryokan. If you want to, and are prepared to, immerse yourself in the Japanese culture this is most definitely for you. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you will receive wonderful service and food. The location is fantastic and just a short walk from a number of activities such as the boat ride around lake Ashi and the transport links.
The Ryokan does have Onsens that guests can share but to be honest we only used our private Onsen (hot tub) that was part of our room and was very welcome after a day of walking.
I cannot recommend this Ryokan enough.
What a special place! We loved it so much, an oasis in so many ways. Calm and beautiful setting just what was needed. Onsen was fantastic, the staff are really amazing and nothing is too much to ask. The food has been absolutely delicious!
A wonderful traditional experience!
The people at this traditional Japanese inn are so lovely, friendly,welcoming and happy.They all came out to say goodbye when we left for the day and welcomed us back on our return.How refreshing!The surroundings are truly relaxing and peaceful..The food was nourishing and healthy and made a nice change from Western food.It was beautifully served by our dedicated member of staff.The inn is ideally placed for access to the whole area and we used public transport which was exciting and enjoyable.They have private and public onsets (hot spring baths).
Amazing experience in every way. We spent the day travelling around Hakone after using the luggage delivery service from Hakone Yumoto- a great option. This Ryokan is a five minute walk from Lake Ashi. As soon as you wander up the path you know you are going to have a special experience. The welcome was great we were taken into a small garden room and offered green tea and a cookie, the gardens were beautiful and everything felt so tranquil. This was the last we saw of our shoes until we left, the next 24 hours were traditional clothes and slippers- bliss. Our room was the size of an apartment, it had a beautiful living space with views over Lake Ashi and beyond, more green tea was brought along with flasks of water. We tried each of the bathing pools, although a little conscious of ourselves at first we soon got to one with nature, we followed the ritual of 3 baths - one before dinner, one after dinner and one in the morning. Dinner was a gourmet experience. I was a little worried that my son would not quite get into the spirit but how wrong I was, the attention and explanation of everything made the 2 hour Kaiseki dinner a wonderful experience, the different tastes were wonderful and the presentation amazing- we photographed every course 🤣. Our beds were made up in the spare room, we had a great nights sleep on the traditional futon, though an extra pillow would have been nice. Breakfast was another extravaganza. When it was time to leave, the hotel kindly drove us to the bus stop for the next leg of our journey. I could have quite happily left my shoes at the door and stayed in paradise for ever more. Thank you for a wonderful experience, a truly special time as part of our amazing Japan experience.
Out of this world
Yes, this is a very traditional Japanese inn and anyone who is foreign who chooses to go there needs to understand you will be challenged in terms of sleeping arrangements, sitting and eating. This is a total immersion in Japanese custom and culture and we loved every minute of it even if my companion who cannot sit on their knees struggled with the low seating and futon. But the hotel accommodated us and the moment we raised this they replaced the table with a "Western" table which was slightly higher. This is an extraordinary place - the Keiseki dinner was so fascinating (not all to my taste but I tried almost everything) and the breakfasts equally fascinating and kept me satiated until late into the afternoon. Something to be said for a diet without sugar. Our attendant Takako was absolutely wonderful looking after our every need. The hotel staff spoke just enough English to make us able to converse and the onsen was such a wonderful experience especially when we were joined by Japanese women where we could watch the ritual cleansing before entering the hot springs. This place was such an amazing experience and we were fortunate enough to see Mt Fuji on both evenings of our stay, and what a sight. The Inn is a little remote but it suited us and a taxi from the Inn to Odawara station was approx 6400 Yen. If you are fussy about what you eat then this place is not for you but if you want to have a taste of Japanese culture then I cannot recommend it enough.