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.
Welcome to Yugiriso. This Modern Ryokan has 2 buildings - a "honkan" (original building) and a "bekkan" (annex). The buildings are almost the same but the main difference is the guest rooms. In the honkan, all guest rooms are 10 tatami mats and have private baths (not hot spring baths) and toilets. In the bekkan, all guest rooms are 8 tatami mats and only have private toilets. There are shared indoor hot spring baths at Yugiriso for both women and men (same gender only). There are also two shared outdoor hot spring baths (same gender only), and special bath times for families. Fresh, seasonal cuisine is served at Yugiriso to the guests throughout the year. In the honkan, all meals are served in the guest rooms but in the bekkan only dinner is served in the guest room (breakfast is served in the dining area). Also, the meals served in the honkan are a little larger than the meals served in the bekkan. Check-in time is after 15:00 and check-out time is before 10:00 am. Parking is available and a little English is spoken. 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 10:00 am 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.
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Japanese Style Room with Private Bath
Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Avialable
Large Japanese Style Room (4 or more guests)
Hanare, (Private Guest Residence)
HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES
Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
"Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath
REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES
Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
"Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)
Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
Breakfast Plan Only Available
No Meal Plan Available
SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST
Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
Dinner Served in Guest Room
Breakfast Served in Guest Room
English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners: A Little English Spoken
The overall experience was lovely. The staff was really attentive and food was lovely. The location was right by lake ashinoko, which was lovely; however, most bus routes/boats/cable cars finish by 5pm, so we had to take the taxi once back to the hotel, which was rather expensive. The onsen was really nice and open throughout the night. The family bath is at the other end of the ryokan; we tried it in the evening before it closed but however by that time the water had cooled down, so we didn\'t stay long. Only inconvenience was that there is only wifi available in the lobby but not in the rooms.
Great Place, Great Views
Month of Visit: March
Country Of Reviewer: Germany
Atmosphere Rating - 4
Food Rating - 5
Staff Rating - 5
Location Rating - 4
Room Rating - 5
We had beautiful days at Yugiriso: We looked forward each day for our dinner as it was really delicious. During the three nights we stayed there, there was each day a different menu, giving an overview of all the delights Japanese kitchen has for you. A rewarding experience for us was also to sit outside in the hot spring, next to snow and look into the quiet night sky. The surroundings of Yugiriso offer a lot for walking and sightseeing. And the best: One of the best views of the Fuji is from the banks of Lake Ashi, just ten minutes walk from Yugiriso.