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Where to stay in Hakone

Like most places in Japan, Hakone is a fairly spread out area so you’re probably trying to work out where to stay in Hakone. Like any city in Japan, Hakone is a large area and working out the best place to stay in Hakone can be super tricky. Plus, Hakone accommodation can be really expensive so trying to find cheap hotels in Hakone is even harder.

But you probably knew all this right? Which is why you’ve just googled “best hotels in Hakone” and landed on this page. That was me too when I was trying to find the best location to stay in Hakone as well as cheap Hakone hotels that could accommodate families. I spent hours on the internet researching and I’ve compiled everything I found into this article to save you all that hassle.

So, no need to spend any more time searching the internet trying to find places to stay in Hakone, which are not only in a good location, but also have enough space to accommodate the entire family. In this Hakone Japan Hotels family guide, I’ve done all the research for you and located the perfect Hakone lodging for families.

The guide covers all sorts of options for where to stay in Hakone area, whether you prefer a Hakone budget hotel, a traditional Ryokan in Hakone, complete with onsen, or something more spacious with a few amenities. Whatever your preference, you’ll find a great option for your upcoming trip to Hakone with the kids. 

So, let’s get started and find you the best hotel to stay in Hakone with the kids.

 

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The Best Place to Stay in Hakone – A Quick Overview

Below is a super quick overview of all the Hakone best places to stay included in this guide. You can use this table to quickly determine if the accommodation is right for your family. For a more comprehensive Hakone hotel review, keep reading below.

NameLocationRoom & Hotel AmenitiesNearest TransprotPrice GuideBook Now
Yumoto Station Hotel
Yumoto• Bunk beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Private Bathroom
• Shared Kitchen
• Restaurant
160m to Hakone – Yumoto Station$$$Book Now
Condominium Mirahakone
Yumoto• Beds
• Private Bathroom
800m to Hakone – Yumoto Station$$$Book Now
Manten-no-Hoshi
Ohiradai• Futon Beds
• Fridge
• Shared Bathroom
• Onsen
• Breakfast Included
150m to Ohiradai Station$$Book Now
Tsukinoya
Miyanoshita• Futon Beds
• Fridge
• Shared Bathroom
• 3 Onsens
230m to Uesokokura Bus or 850m to Miyanoshita Station$$$$Book Now
Emblem Flow
Gora• Bunk beds
• Private Bathroom
• Tea/Coffee
• Onsen
• Restaurant
• Laundry
61m to Gora Station$$Book Now
Suirinso
Gora• Futon Beds
• Fridge
• Shared Bathroom
• Onsen
600m to the Kamigorairiguchi bus or 1km to Gora station$$Book Now
Hotel Hakone Terrace Annex
Gora• Futon Beds
• Kitchenette
• Private Bathroom
550m to Gora Station$$Book Now
Yutorelo Annex
Gora• Futon Beds
• Fridge
• Shared Bathroom
• Kitchen
850m to Gora Station$$$Book Now
Prince Hakone
Motohakone• Beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Private Bathroom
• Restaurant
• Onsen
• Golf Course
240m to Hakone-En bus$$$$$Book Now
Hakone Onsen Sanso
Sengokuhara• Futon Beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Shared Bathroom
• Onsens
• Meals available
400m to bus$$$Book Now
Hakone Retreat Fore
Sengokuhara• Beds
• Tea/Coffee
• Private Bathroom
• Onsen
• Restaurant
500m to bus$$$$$Book Now
Hotel Kagetsuen
Sengokuhara• Futons
• Fridge
• Shared Bathroom
210m to bus$$$Book Now

Where to Stay in Hakone 

The Hakone area is relatively well spread out and is made up of lots of smaller areas. Which area to stay in Hakone really depends on the attractions you and your family intend to visit.

Hakone is relatively well serviced by trains and buses, so no matter where you stay, I’d check that its within walking distance to a bus or train station. All the Hakone places to stay recommended in this guide are within walking distance to a train station or bus stop.

Below I’ve provided a brief overview of some of the popular and affordable areas to stay with family. 

1. Hakone – Yumoto 

Hakone – Yumoto is the gateway to the area of Hakone and where everyone needs to pass through, to visit Hakone. 

While the area of Hakone – Yumoto has plenty of shops and restaurants, I don’t recommend it as an area to stay while sightseeing in Hakone as you will need to continually travel up and down the mountain to see most of the Hakone attractions. However, if you just plan to stay overnight in Hakone and just do one day trip, the area could be convenient. 

2. Tonosawa 

The next area you may choose to stay after Hakone – Yumoto is Tonosawa. This is a lovely little area by the river and only a short train ride away from Hakone – Yumoto. The area has some lovely accommodation with onsens and stunning mountain views.

Once again, though, I don’t personally recommend this as an area to stay for sightseeing in Hakone as you will still need to continually travel up and down the mountain to see most of the attractions. 

3. Miyanoshita

Located about 15 minutes by train from Hakone – Yumoto, the area of Miyanoshita is a reasonably central area for exploring most of the Hakone attractions.

4. Gora 

Gora is an excellent place for those sightseeing in Hakone as it’s very centrally located for all the various attractions around Hakone. The area is small and easy to walk around; however shops and restaurants are very limited.

In my view, Gora is the best area to stay while visiting Hakone. It’s not only central for sightseeing, but you can also find some good budget accommodation here.

Gora is also super close to the start of the Hakone Ropeway, as well as the Hakone Gora Park. 

5. Motohakone 

Motohakone is another great central area for families sightseeing around Hakone. The area is located right by the stunning Lake Ashinoko where, on a clear day, you can get fabulous views of Mt Fuji, plus the area has plenty of shops and places to eat. From Motohakone, you are well connected to transport for exploring the area.

Attractions in Motohakone include cruising in a pirate ship across Lake Ashinoko and the Hakone Checkpoint Museum,

Given there are so many benefits of staying in Motohakone, it does tend to be one of the more expensive areas for families to stay in Hakone. 

6. Sengokuhara 

Located in the north of Hakone, Sengokuhara is a beautiful area of Hakone and an excellent base for those wanting to spend time in the beautiful outdoors. Many people choose to stay in this area for its top-quality resorts, and proximity to Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.

Attractions in the area include the Little Prince Museum, Venetian Glass Museum, as well as being close to Gotemba where the shopping outlets are and the base of Mt Fuji.

The Best Hotels in Hakone 

Before we get into where to stay in Hakone, Japan, I thought it was important to say a few things about the type of accommodation you will find in Hakone, particularly if you are after a budget hotel in Hakone.

First of all, like most places in Japan, accommodation in Hakone is not cheap. However, there are more affordable options to be found. For Hakone budget accommodation, I recommend you consider staying in a traditional Ryokan, which is a Japanese style inn. A Ryokan has Japanese futons as beds (mattresses on the floor) and usually shared bathrooms. Many of the Ryokans also have onsens available for guests to use.

What’s an onsen you ask? Well an onsen is a Japanese hot spring or the term also refers to a bath you will find in a hotel, which uses the water from the hot springs. Some of the onsens are private within your hotel room, or some are shared facilities.

Given I’m all about good value accommodation, the hotels recommended here are basic in terms of amenities, however in my view they all offer lovely family accommodation. If you want something more, you will need to be prepared to increase your budget drastically.

1. Yumoto Station Hotel Mirahakone 

Located right near Yumoto station, this hotel offers low-cost family accommodation with plenty of conveniences close by.

Family rooms at the Yumoto Station Hotel Mirahakone come in a couple of different options. A family room can fit four people in bunk beds and, if you’re a larger family with infants, a maximum of 2 can stay for free on a pull out sofa. The other option is a junior suite, which can fit up to 4 people on futon beds and these rooms also have a bath rather than just a shower.

As with most budget Japanese hotels, the rooms are on the small side, but they are clean, bright, and comfortable. All rooms at the hotel have private bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.

Guests will also have access to a small, shared kitchen, making it great for families who want to save a little money by catering for themselves. If you’d rather not have the hassle of cooking, there is an Italian restaurant onsite.

The hotel is in a super convenient location with the Yumoto station just a 2-minute walk away, giving you easy access to all the local attractions. It’s also and surrounded by shops and restaurants, making it super convenient for families who want everything right on their doorstep. 

What we love? 

The convenience – a 2-minute walk to the station and surrounded by restaurants with a great Italian restaurant onsite as well. After a long day exploring, it’s nice to stay somewhere that has everything close by. 

What’s not to love? 

The hotel doesn’t have a lift; it’s only a small building so it shouldn’t be a huge problem but maybe something to consider if you have small children. 

Summary 

Large families with infants would be hard pushed to find a better room setup for such a reasonable price and, with the great location, Yumoto Station hotel Mirahakone is perfect for families. 

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2. Condominium Mirahakone 

 

If you have a huge family or are traveling with another family and looking for self-contained accommodation, Condominium is a great affordable option that offers more room choices than most in this guide.

Rooms can fit up to 10 guests!! Yep that’s right; if you opt for a junior suite, you’ll get four double beds and a double sofa bed. It is a little bit of a squeeze but definitely livable for a short stay. There is also the option of a family suite, which has two double beds and two singles. Smaller families would be comfortable in a standard family room with just one double bed and a pull out double sofa bed.

All the rooms come with private bathrooms that have baths instead of just showers, which is a great bonus for families with young kids. Every room also has a small but really well stocked kitchen with all the utensils you’ll need to cook and even a coffee machine. Other room features include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and soundproofing.

The hotel itself is in a good location with Yumoto station just 800m (12-minute walk) away, but if you don’t feel like walking that far, there is a bus stop right outside. There are only a few restaurants nearby, but with your own kitchen, it’s hardly a worry. 

What we love? 

Having your own well-stocked kitchen in the room makes this a really convenient place to stay for families with young children, super easy to keep an eye on them while you cook. 

What’s not to love? 

Not as conveniently place for the train station as our other Yumoto-Hakone choice, but there is a bus stop just 60m away and getting around is still very easy. 

Summary 

Families of all sizes looking for self-contained accommodation in the Hakone area will be hard pushed to find anything better or more affordable that Condominium Mirahakone. 

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3. Manten-no-Hoshi

 

When it comes to Hakone accommodation, ryokan options are a great way to experience the traditional side of Japanese culture and this one has an extra wow factor with traditional Japanese dishes available for breakfast and dinner.

Rooms at Manten-no-Hoshi are basic, as you would expect to find in any traditional ryokan, and family rooms can sleep up to 5 on futon style floor beds. When the beds are rolled and put away during the day, which is the norm in ryokans, you’ll have plenty of space to eat or relax. The flooring is also traditional Japanese woven straw matting called tatami.

All the rooms feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and fridges as well as a choice of colourful Japanese Yukata robes to really get you feeling at home.

The hotel itself has a public open-air onsen for guests but you can actually reserve the whole thing for private time slots, which is a real bonus if you want some relaxed family time. The hotel also offers a breakfast and dinner service, cooking traditional Japanese food that is delivered to your room, perfect at the end of a long, busy day exploring.

Manten-no-Hoshi is in a very quiet area and there are limited restaurants close by, but the hotel food is a great traditional experience and there is a convenience store right at the end of the street. The train station is only a 2-minute walk away so, although the attractions aren’t right on your doorstep, getting there couldn’t be easier. 

What we love? 

Cheap accommodation in an area that is usually well-known for its expensive price tag and a great traditional Japanese experience to boot. 

What’s not to love? 

The lack of facilities in the area makes finding suitable dining options a bit difficult, but the breakfast and dinner options at the hotel itself get great reviews! 

Summary 

If you’re looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation with friendly staff and a good meal at the end of a long day, this cheap ryokan in Hakone would make a good base to explore the area. 

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4. Tsukinoya 

 

If you are looking for a ryokan with private onsen in Hakone, Tsukinoya has two, which are both really well maintained and were built by the owner’s own father.

Rooms at this ryokan sleep up to 6 adults on Japanese futon beds, so it’s a great option for larger families looking for the traditional ryokan experience. Rooms have shared bathrooms and are simple but surprisingly spacious as well and they all feature air conditioning, TVs and fridges.

The hotel itself has a choice of 3 onsens, all of which are available to book for private use during your stay so you can relax in private with your family. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the reception area.

Tsukinoya is a little further from a subway station than some of the other options and you’ll need to take a 15 to 20-minute walk to reach it, but there is a bus stop just 200m away. A short bus ride will connect you one of two stations and lots of attractions close by, like the Hakone open-air museum. The area around the hotel has plenty of dining options, so tired kids won’t need to walk far to find dinner after a long day sightseeing. 

What we love? 

This hotel is perfect for larger families, with up to 6 futons available in one room and the chance to book the onsens for the family to use in private. 

What’s not to love? 

A little further from a subway station than some of our other choices, but the bus stop is so very close by and has great direct links to attractions and stations. 

Summary 

A great ryokan with spacious rooms and everything you need close by to relax at the end of a long day exploring Hakone. 

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5. Emblem Flow 

 

When it comes to our pick for the best places to stay in Hakone, Japan – Emblem Flow is our pick.   It’s a fantastic hotel in the perfect central location for exploring all the main attractions Hakone has on offer.

Family rooms have two bunk beds, fitting up to 4 guests, or larger groups could opt for a suite, which has three double beds and two singles. Every room has simple, modern decor and comes with a desk and couches to relax as well as a TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathroom. These rooms are actually surprisingly spacious compared to a lot of Japanese budget accommodation.

Guests at the hotel have access to a shared lounge area complete with table tennis and there is also a bar and restaurant within the hotel itself and laundry too. The indoor onsen is free for hotel guests to use throughout their stay but is not available for private hire.

Emblem Flow could not be in a better location for travellers to the Hakone area, it’s incredibly central with the Gora station literally right next door, making it a great base to explore the surrounding area. Gora Park is just a 5-minute walk away and the open-air museum is only about 7 minutes on the train. There isn’t a huge choice of restaurants nearby but if you walk just a few minutes to the next street down or on the other side of the station, there are enough to get by. 

What we love? 

The location!!! This hotel is fantastic for families who want to do a lot of exploring and need an easy, comfortable hotel to get back to at the end of a long day. 

What’s not to love? 

Honestly, we kind of love everything! If we had to choose something, it would be nice to have a private onsen but, at such an affordable price, we’re certainly not complaining. 

Summary 

A modern hotel with spacious and comfortable rooms in the best possible location to explore everything the Hakone area has to offer! 

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6. Suirinso 

Families looking for a little extra space or large groups will like the option of booking a small multi-room “house” instead of just a single room at Suirinso.

Family rooms are available and can fit up to 4 guests on futon beds. If you would like a little more space or want the kids in a separate room to you, the small houses might be a better option. Each house has two rooms with sliding partitions and a small seating area with lounge chairs and tables and can fit up to 7 guests on futon beds.

Rooms and houses both feature air conditioning, a small TV and DVD player and a fridge but there are no rooms at Suirinso with private bathrooms and all the facilities are shared including the onsen.

The location isn’t the best for those with young kids due to a lot of steep hills when walking around and a lack of restaurants in the area to grab something quick to eat. There is a bus stop about 600m away and Gora station is about a 1km walk, which has excellent access to attractions all over Hakone. 

 

What we love? 

The option to book a small house rather than just one room, like with most ryokans, is nice for families looking for a little extra space. 

What’s not to love? 

Unfortunately the location isn’t quite as convenient as other options in this guide and may be a problem for those with little legs but if you have older kids, it’s still doable. 

Summary 

A lovely and quiet ryokan in an area that makes a great base for any family who would like a little extra space but still at a budget price. 

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7. Hotel Hakone Terrace Annex 

If serviced apartments are more your kind of accommodation and you don’t like having to walk to around to find somewhere for dinner, Hakone Terrace Annex could be just what you’re looking for.

The hotel offers two-bedroom apartments, which can sleep up to 4 adults and two kids under seven on futon beds. All the self-contained apartments have their own kitchenette for preparing simple meals and a private bathroom with a bath as well as a shower. Rooms also feature a small dining table, tv, and sofa for relaxing, air conditioning and free wifi.

The hotel is only about 550m from Gora station but, be warned; there are a lot of steep hills on the walk. Koen Kami cable car station is much closer (about 280m) and an easier walk for young kids or anyone who travels with a lot of luggage. The nearest convenience store is about a 10-minute walk away and there is a small café at the end of the road for if you really don’t feel like cooking. 

What we love? 

The chance to have a bit of extra space and a private kitchenette means families with young kids aren’t forced to venture out looking for food if everyone is tired. 

What’s not to love? 

The location doesn’t have very many restaurants or shops but, with a little forward planning, it’s easy enough to get supplies and prepare something yourself in the kitchenette. 

Summary 

If you’re looking for self-contained apartments for extra privacy and convenience but don’t want to pay a fortune to get it, you could do a lot worse than Hotel Hakone Terrace Annex. 

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8. Yutorelo Annex 

 

Families looking for a convenient ryokan in Gora that doesn’t require a lot of walking around the steep hilly area will be happy with Yutorelo Annex, located right next door to Naka-Gora cable car station.

Family rooms at this hotel fit up to 6 guests on futon beds and are actually two small rooms separated by a sliding partition. All of the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a TV, a fridge, and a humidifier, but there is no air conditioning. The smaller four-person rooms have a shared bathroom, but the larger six-person rooms do have a private bathroom with a bathtub and a small kitchenette with basic supplies. Some rooms even have mountain views so be sure to ask on booking.

Guests will have use of a communal kitchen and dining area at the hotel. There is also a public onsen, which is indoors but has a large window that can be fully opened allowing some great views of the mountains. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle bus between the hotel and Gora station between 3 pm and 6 pm, so it’s easy to get back after a day exploring or to visit the restaurants around the station.

Gora Station is 850m (20-minute walk) away, but the Yutorelo Annex is actually right next door to the small Naka-Gora cable car station. Here, you can get the cable car straight to Gora station, which then allows you to travel all over the Hakone area easily. There aren’t many restaurants or stores in the area but Gora station has a few choices so you could easily get the cable car there to eat or get supplies. 

What we love? 

Mountain views from some of the rooms are a nice bonus at such a budget hotel so be sure to request one when you book. 

What’s not to love? 

Having no restaurants nearby or on-site at the hotel is a little frustrating but, with a bit of planning, it’s easy enough to organize getting supplies to cook for yourself or visit a restaurant in the Gora station area before returning to the hotel. 

Summary 

This is a simple, no-fuss ryokan with some great mountain views, and the cable car station next door makes it easy for families with young children to avoid the steep hills in the area. 

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9. The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko Hotel 

 

Families looking for a more resort type of holiday with standard hotel-style rooms instead of the traditional Japanese ryokans will lovethe Prince Hotel, Hakone, with its incredible views over Lake Ashinoko.

Family rooms have two single beds and two pull out sofa beds as well as a desk and casual chairs and there is plenty of space to spread out a little compared to some Japanese hotels. All the rooms have free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning as well as baths and showers in the private bathroom. There are blackout curtains in the sleeping area, which is a great bonus for families with young kids who might need a day nap. Many of the rooms also have stunning views over Lake Ashinoko.

The hotel itself has heaps of facilities for guests, most notable of which is the large open-air onsen with great views over the lake. There are also three restaurants to choose from as well as a bar, café, small convenience store, spa and even an on-site golf course. Guests can also make use of the free shuttle bus to Odawara station.

The location is not the best on this list for exploring the rest of Hakone but this is a resort rather than a hotel so it’s easy to stay on-site and have a relaxing few days taking walks around the lake and enjoying the onsen. The Hakone-en bus stop is less than 250m from the hotel though so you can still get around if you like. There is the Hakone-en aquarium close by and the ropeway station is only a few minutes walk away, where you can enjoy a trip up the mountain for some stunning views. 

What we love? 

The large open-air onsen is a real highlight at the Prince Hotel, especially with the stunning views out over Lake Ashinoko. 

What’s not to love? 

The transport links are not as convenient as other accommodation in this guide but the free shuttle bus and facilities on site mean it is still a fun yet relaxing holiday. 

Summary 

Resort style accommodation with everything you need onsite as well as a beautiful onsen setting makes this Hakone lake hotel the perfect way to waste a few days relaxing or taking in the scenery with walks around the lake. 

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10. Hakone Onsen Sanso Nakamura 

 

If you are looking for something a little more remote and in a quiet setting, Hakone Onsen Sanso Nakamura is a traditional ryokan just outside the main area of Sengokuhara.

Family rooms can sleep up to five guests on Japanese futon beds and also have a small seating area and television as well as tea and coffee. All rooms come with shared bathroom facilities.

The hotel has two nice onsens, but they are single-sex use so, unfortunately, the whole family cannot make use of one together. Guests can also make use of the mahjong room and the hotel offers traditional Japanese breakfasts and dinners served in the dining room.

There are two bus stops close by, both around 300m away so you will have easy access to public transport. The area is a little quiet and there are no restaurants or shops really close but it is only a few minutes bus ride into Sengokuhara, which has plenty to choose from. There are also some great attractions close by like the Little Prince Museum (650m), Venetian Glass Museum (1km) and Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands (1.5km). 

What we love? 

The quiet and relaxed setting is nice while still being close enough to a bus stop to enjoy local attractions without too much hassle. 

What’s not to love? 

It would be nice if the whole family could enjoy the onsen together instead of being split into sexes, but both of the onsens are nice and well maintained, so it’s a small price to pay. 

Summary 

A small, traditional ryokan with well-kept onsens and a remote setting make this an excellent spot for a bit of rest and relaxation after long days exploring the area. 

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11. Hakone Retreat Fore 

 

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots? Then look no further than Hakone Retreat Fore, a stylish and welcoming hotel surrounded by beautiful forest and views of nature. 

Hakone Retreat Fore offers family rooms with one double bed and a sofa bed with a maximum capacity of four guests. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, great views of the surrounding forest and Bluetooth iPod docks. If you feel like splashing out during the winter, deluxe rooms have a wood-burning stove, as do the suites, which also feature their own terrace and two bedrooms with plenty of space to stretch out.

Guests can take a walk along the wooden deck surrounded by nature to the hotel’s outdoor onsen or, if you don’t feel like venturing outdoors, try the indoor public bath with great views of the surrounding forest. Free barista-made coffee and tea is available to all guests in the café downstairs and can be enjoyed in the lounge while taking in the view.

Also on site is a great restaurant where the hotel offers both breakfast and dinner options (make sure to book breakfast on booking as it’s much more expensive when you arrive!). There is also fresh bread baked every day, which is a nice touch if you have hungry little ones who need a little something to tide them over in the afternoon

Hakone Retreat Fore is a bit out of the main area of Sengokuhara, where you’ll find the closest convenience stores and restaurants. There is a bus stop less than 500m away from the hotel though and this provides easy access into the town or to train stations for access to the rest of Hakone. 

What we love? 

The stylish rooms with modern touches and plenty of space will make a welcome change to families who have been staying in other budget accommodation during their trip. 

What’s not to love? 

It can be a little tricky to find and is a little tucked out of the way but that’s a small compromise for the seclusion and closeness to nature you get in return. 

Summary 

Stylish, modern and surrounded by nature, you will truly feel a world away from the busy tourist areas of Hakone. Take a relaxing dip in the hot spring bath or treat yourself to a free barista coffee and freshly baked bread while you soak up the peacefulness. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

12. Hotel Kagetsuen 

If you’re trying to find a budget Hakone hotel with private onsens, look no further because Hotel Kagetsuen has 4 of them!

The hotel has both Japanese and western-style rooms on offer, with the most budget-friendly option being the traditional Japanese style room, fitting up to four guests on floor beds. Another great option, if you want a bit of privacy from the kids, is the Japanese-Western mixed rooms. These rooms have two single beds in one room and a sliding partition separated it from a second room with floor beds, again max occupancy is 4. All rooms at the hotel feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, televisions and fridges and many of them even have great views of Mt Fuji.

The hotel has a restaurant offering breakfast and dinner, but be warned; these need to be booked in advance! The real highlight of Hotel Kagetsuen is the onsen options, as with a lot of budget accommodation, there are public baths but they also have four private onsens on offer as well.

Hotel Kagetsuen is in a great location for exploring the Hakone area and there is a bus stop just 250m from the hotel where you can take a quick ride down to Lake Ashinoko or go further afield to see the sights. Unfortunately there aren’t any dining options within walking distance but a quick bus ride will take you to the shops and restaurants either in Lake Ashi or Sengokuhara. 

What we love? 

The great thing about this budget accommodation is the chance to relax in your own private onsen. Hakone is also easy to explore from the area with a bus stop right outside the hotel. 

What’s not to love? 

It’s a shame there aren’t more dining options close by, so just make sure you book dinner in advance if you don’t think you’ll be up for the short bus trip to find somewhere to eat. 

Summary 

For budget-friendly Hakone accommodation, private onsens are a real bonus and something you don’t usually see. Families will love being able to relax in their private hot spring at the end of the day. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

 

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