What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
Map and Directions to Yugiriso
It is a 35 minutes ride on the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo train station to Odawara train station. From Odawara station, get on the bus Number 3 bound for Hakone-cho and then get off at Hakone-cho bus stop. It is a 60 minutes bus ride. From Hakone-cho bus stop, it is a 3 minutes walk to Yugiriso. The ryokan is located near the post office. From Shinjuku train station in Tokyo, take the ""Romance Train"" to Hakone Yumoto train station. It is a 90 minutes train ride. From Hakone Yumoto train station, it is a 40 minutes bus ride to Hakone-cho bus station. From the bus station it is a 3 minutes walk to Yugiriso. Important Travel Warning: It takes a long time to go through customs at Narita International Airport and then travel to Hakone. If your plane lands in the early morning at Narita International Airport, you can make it to a Hakone ryokan in time for dinner. However, if your plane arrives after 10:00am you WILL NOT be able to make it in time for dinner. You should stay at least 1 night in Tokyo and then go to Hakone the next day.