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Taisei-kan at Hakone Onsen


Local Train Station: Takayama
From Tokyo : From Tokyo station go to Odawara using either the JR Shinkansen Express (Kodama) or JR Tokaidou line. From Odawara, take a bus to Miyanoshita. Be aware that there are many travel options to Miyanoshita. This is the quickest route from Tokyo, but there are others.
Travel Time: Tokyo to Odawara by Kodama, 40 minutes; by Tokaidou, 1 hr. 40 minutes. Bus to Miyanoshita, 30 minutes. Travel Time, approx. 2 hours.

Location/Contact Info

Address: Miyanoshita, Hakone
Fax: 460-2-5217
Web: www.taiseikan.co.jp/...


Price: Rates start at Y8,000 (with shared toilet, no dinner, Mon - Thur only). Rates then go as high as Y20,000 (including breakfast and dinner). The ryokan has 30 Japanese-style rooms and five cottages (Japanese-style facilities). Rates for the Jindai-kaku villa are between Y23,000 and Y28,000 per person (including breakfast and dinner). .
Days Closed: None
Day Visit Option: Not available
Credit Cards: Diners Club, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB card accepted.

The Water

Onsen Specifics: Two outdoor and two indoor baths (all separate bathing). The ryokan also has a small outdoor bath that can be reserved (for a fee) for couples or families.

This ryokan is a well-known site. Located in Japan's Hakone National Park, visitors must use the ryokan's private cable car to enter the onsen.

Of special note is the Jindai-sugi (Japanese cedar) Jindai-kaku villa on the ryokan grounds. It was built in 1886 by a wealthy merchant from Tokyo and is the oldest building at the ryokan. It overlooks a Japanese garden that was constructed some 200 years ago and there is also a waterfall at the opposite end of the garden.

The villa, pictured above, can be rented out by guests.

The Buzz

We recommend you take a look at the Taisei-kan web site. Plenty of information in English, but what we especially like are the cutouts of the local trains. These diagrams can be printed out and then constructed to resemble trains on the local Hakone-Tozan line.

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