GREAT JAPANESE INNS AND HOTELS WITH PRIVATE HOT SPRING BATHS AND VIEW FOR AUTUMN/WINTER SEASONS
When is the best time to visit Japan? We usually answer "autumn".
Some may say "spring". But autumn is the spring( not cold and not hot) minus hay fever.
And Japan shall be full of the great autumn leaves (well we do not get beautiful cherry(sakura) flowers like spring in fall though ).
Where you stay makes your trip a lot different. We see more and more great hotels with global brands in Japan but if you really want to have a very special Japan experience, we recommend you to stay at a Japanese inn with private hot spring bath(onsen) and with the wonderful view at least for several days.
With this article, we introduce the great Japanese inns with private onsen baths we recommend for Autumn and Winter season, which are with nice natural hot springs and located in good nature.
Many of their websites have no English information to book thus we put the links to book these inns to each picture (if the reservation website is not an international platform, then after you click, you jump to the Japanese website but you can book from the box at the bottom left corner).
1. Yusen Shidate, Iwate
Beautiful snow and the nature in front of your own private hot spring bath
Name: Yusen Shidate
Location: Hanamaki, Iwate
ca 4.5 hours away from Tokyo in total.
3 hours by the bullet train (Tohoku bullet train) from Tokyo to Shin Hanamaki station, then take the hotel's shuttle bus from Shin Hanamaki station to the hotel (15min). Please check the time table HERE.
Contact: +81 198-25-3939
Checkin: After 15:00
Checkout: Before 11:30AM
2. Atsugi Iiyama Onsen Motoyu Ryokan
Real hot spring(onsen), just 60 mins from the center of Tokyo
Inn name: Atsugi Iiyama Onsen Motoyu Ryokan
Location: ca 1.5 hours away from Tokyo. Motoatsugi ( Odakyu line) then bus to Iiyama onsen iriguchi bus stop, Kanagawa
Contact: +81 46 242 0008
3. Bettei Senjuan
All rooms equipped with private outside hot spring baths with the river view
Inn name: Bettei Senjuan
Location: ca 2-3 hours away from Tokyo. 1.5 hours away from Tokyo to get Jomokogen by Joetsu Bullet train, then 25mins to get Minakami bus stop by bus, Gunma
Contact: +81 278 20 4141
All rooms with private outside hot spring baths with the view of Mt. Fuji
Inn name: Fugakugunjo
Location: ca2.5 hours away from Tokyo. 44mins away from Tokyo to get Mishima stn by Bullet train, then 36mins to get Shuzenji stn by Izu Hakone trainline, thereafter 50mins to get Toi by bus, Shizuoka
Contact: +81 0558-99-1111
Checkin: 15:00(you can not check in after 18:00)
Checkout: 12:00PM(lunch time)
All rooms with private outside hot spring baths with the beautiful gardens
Inn name: Tokinoniwa
Location: ca 4 hours away from Tokyo. 51mins away from Tokyo to get Takasaki stn by Hakutaka express, then 1.5 hours to get Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station stn by JR Azuma line, thereafter 25mins to get Kusatsuonsen bus terminal by bus plus 5 mins hotel bus, Gunma
Contact: +81 279-89-9320
Checkin: 15:00(you can not check in after 24:00)
All rooms with private outside hot spring baths with the dynamic nature
Inn name: Seikansou
Location: ca 1.5 hours away from Tokyo. Yumotochaya, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa
40min away from Tokyo to get Odawara stn by Bullet train, then 30min to get Hakoneyumoto from Odawara by Hakonetozan train line, thereafter 5min to get the inn by the inn's bus
Contact: +81 460-85-5795
7. Hotel name: Luxury Wa Hotel Kazeno Kaori
All rooms with private hot spring baths overlooking the great ocean
Hotel name: Luxury Wa Hotel Kazeno Kaori
Location: ca 2 hours away from Tokyo. Ito, Shizuoka
Around 1hour and 40min away from Tokyo to get Ito stn by limited express odoriko or Bullet train (Kodama), then 5min to get the hotel by taxi
Taxi fee (around 1000JPY) shall be reimbursed at the hotel lobby in exchange of the receipt ( do not forget to ask for the receipt when you get off taxi!)
Contact: +81 120-759-337
8. Hotel name: Seikansou
Close to Tokyo. The mountain views reflecting each season in Japan.
Source: the hotel's official website
Hotel name: Seikansou
Location: 19 Yumotochaya, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken 250-0312
ca 5 mins by bus from Hakoneyumoto stn (Odakyu line) (the bus costs 100JPY per person). if you walk, it is around 20 mins
2.5 hours from central Tokyo
Contact: +81 460-85-5795
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Source: Wikipedia, each inn's official websites
Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.