Hakone, famed for it’s therapeutic onsens and only a short train journey from Tokyo, is a perfect destination for family and couples looking for rest and relaxation. We loved KAI Hakone’s secluded and luxurious property located along Sukumo River. Our spacious and traditional ryokan room boasted a separate lounge and tatami sleeping area, deep bathtub, and beautiful terrace overlooking the peaceful river and natural surroundings. Each of KAI Hakone’s semi-open baths feature views of Mt Yusaka and distinct calming sounds of the river. The grounds were always quiet and tranquil allowing us to fully unwind and feel miles away from the crowds and tourist. Dining at the ryokan was a true treat and a enlightening traditional experience for us and our family. We were in awe of the fresh flavours and intricate presentation. An ideal getaway to catch a glimpse of local culture and relax in luxurious and natural surroundings.
Dining at KAI Hakone is a true treat. Located in a traditional and intimate venue, guests dine in private dining rooms, enjoying local fare and hospitable service. We loved the kaiseki meal utilizing fresh produce from the Hakone area and intricate Japanese cooking techniques. Our menu included Vichyssoise and Consomme Jelly with Smoked Salmon, assorted Fresh Sashimi, Fried Tofu Fritter and Crab Soup, Fried Dumpling made of Turnip and Cod Roe, Soft Roe Gratin and the unique Kai Hakone Meringue Hot Pot which was full of flavour and incredibly satisfying during winter. Breakfast was equally enjoyable and cultural with a full grilled fish and rice set. Each bite was enjoyed by us and our family and gave us the full authentic ryokan experience.