The Ryuguden Experience

A Timeless Beauty that Shines Both Now and Forever
A Sanctuary Guarded by the Divine

Hakone, often referred to as “Edo’s inner parlor,” has long been a place of yearning for the Japanese, flourishing as a coveted destination. Ryuguden, a traditional Japanese inn located on the shores of Lake Ashinoko, offers stunning views of the majestic Mount Fuji and the expansive Lake Ashinoko from every room. Take your time to enjoy the shifting beauty of the landscape from dusk to dawn. Surrounded by divine presence, including Hakone Shrine, Kuzuryu Shrine, and the celestial Hakone Mototsumiya Shrine, you’ll experience a profound sense of protection and mystery.


The View

A Vacation Amidst Breathtaking Scenery

The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, offering stunning vistas of Lake Ashinoko, the surrounding Hakone caldera mountains, and on clear days, Mount Fuji itself. For early risers, there’s no better start to the day than enjoying a cup of coffee on the spacious veranda, taking in the transforming natural beauty all around you.

Savor a Japanese Breakfast with a Scenic Backdrop

Enjoy a special breakfast in your room while taking in the views of Lake Ashinoko, Mount Fuji, and the outer Hakone caldera. The meal, featuring individually cooked pots of rice and a variety of small side dishes, is exceptional. Delight in the flavors of Japanese cuisine as you take in the breathtaking scenery.

A Hot Spring Bathing Experience that Frees Your Body and Spirit

The open-air bath in the Day-trip Onsen Ryuguden Main Building, adjacent to the annex building (the lodging wing), offers a truly unique experience. The infinity hot spring bath, which seems to merge with Lake Ashinoko, provides dramatic views that blend seamlessly with the vast nature of Lake Ashinoko. Disconnect from the daily grind and indulge in a moment of peace and luxury.
* Guests staying at Ryuguden can use the hot springs for free.


Experience Our Vibrant, Unmatched Hospitality.

Unwind in a spacious room with tatami flooring while savoring the seasonal flavors of kaiseki cuisine. Each dish, prepared by our chef using select ingredients, offers a feast for both the eyes and palate.


Activities

Experience the Great Outdoors by Lake Ashinoko

Explore Hakone’s great outdoors through exclusive activities. We offer unique Segway tours found nowhere else in Hakone, kayak tours on the lake, and guest-exclusive fishing experiences right in our Hotel’s courtyard.


Season

Spring

In the high-altitude area by Lake Ashinoko in Hakone, cherry blossom season typically arrives from early to mid-April. You can enjoy a leisurely cherry blossom viewing a bit later than in Tokyo, with views of the Oshima cherry trees next to the Hotel in Hakone-en, the weeping cherry trees in the forest of Hakone Kuzuryu, and scattered cherry blossoms that decorate the mountains across the lake.

Summer

This season wraps Hakone in vibrant green, setting the stage for Reitaisai(the grand annual festival) at Hakone Shrine, the area’s most well-known landmark. The week starting July 31, the day before the grand festival, celebrates a week of summer festivals at Lake Ashinoko. Fireworks illuminate the sky over Lake Ashinoko for six nights in a row across its four ports (Moto-Hakone, Hakone-en, Kojiri, and Hakone-machi).
Particularly on August 2 and 3, the fireworks launched from the port at Hakone-en, which is adjacent to our Hotel, can be enjoyed from the tranquility of your room, offering a front-row seat to the spectacle.

Autumn

As the remnants of summer dissipate and the sun’s fervor cools, the landscape gradually transitions to shades of yellow and red. Autumn in Hakone can be as relaxing as soaking in hot springs while admiring the fall colors, or as active as exploring the nearby trails.

Winter

The quiet dance of snowflakes and the land shimmering in silver under a clear, snowy sky create an unparalleled serene atmosphere, reminiscent of a private winter wonderland.
After a snowfall, the weather often clears up, revealing the spectacular view of the “upside-down Fuji” reflected in Lake Ashinoko and mountains blanketed in snow.
Moreover, the early mornings of winter, when Mount Fuji is bathed in a pink hue by the rising sun, present a scene of striking beauty.

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