Gora Kadan

1300 Gora, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Japan
39 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Three MICHELIN Keys · An extraordinary stay
Eighty-five minutes outside of New York and you could still be in North Jersey, or partway across Long Island; eighty-five minutes from central London and you’re lucky (in a manner of speaking) to be in Luton. But somehow, just eighty-five minutes outside Tokyo you could be at Gora-Kadan, a one-time imperial family retreat, now a first-class ryokan inn in the middle of the Hakone national park, a rural idyll in the shadow of Mount Fuji. Forget carbon footprints and all that — if Gora-Kadan doesn’t make you a believer in high-speed rail then nothing will.

The construction is contemporary, but the style, of course, is traditional, and everywhere you turn there’s a magnificently framed view of the Hakone countryside. Rooms come in semi-Western as well as typical tatami styles, and some have open-air wooden or stone baths. Most impressive is again the natural setting, a mineral pool ringed with enormous rocks. Dine on seasonal, local classics, expertly curated by Gora-Kadan’s chef, and enjoy the utter silence of the Hakone national park — it feels a long, long way from Tokyo.

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Gora Kadan
1300 Gora, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Japan

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage

Need to Know

  • Although rates are based on single or double occupancy, some room types can accommodate up to 5 guests, including children for an additional charge. Please be sure to enter the correct occupancy when booking to view suitable room types.
  • Children up to 3 years old can be accommodated with existing bedding for JPY4,000 per night.
  • Children 4-5 years old can be accommodated with an extra futon and meals for JPY15,000 per night.
  • Children 6-12 years old can be accommodated with an extra futon and meals for JPY20,000 per night.
  • Children 13 years or older are accommodated at the adult rate.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

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