Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom (20 - 24sqm)
Homely yet well-built ryokan outside the main area
Located just outside the main Hakone area (10 mins by bus from Moto-Hakone), the ryokan is located in a small residential village without any other touristy developments around it. Thus it was surprising to find such a well-developed ryokan, that can cater to large crowds, rather than the usually smaller minshuku, in such an area.
Facilities were well developed, with an indoor garden, 2 distinct baths, a small souvenir shop and basically everything you should and would expect from a ryokan. Place was clean and spacious as well.
Food too was great. Dinner was kaiseki style with dishes that are visibly Japanese, yet something I have not eaten anywhere else before. Breakfast was a Japanese/Western-style buffet that had a very good range of items.