10 Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen

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Japan has finally opened up for tourists, so it’s time to start booking those luxurious, dreamy accommodations! Check out these gorgeous Hakone Ryokan with private onsen, which are amazing Japanese accommodation options to celebrate your next trip to Japan.

If you’re like me and have been daydreaming about relaxing in a private onsen accommodation in Japan, there’s no better place to look than Hakone. For maximum privacy and comfort, splurge and stay at a Hakone Ryokan with a private onsen! Every one of these 10 amazing accommodation options in Hakone with private onsen has something amazing to offer, from beautiful traditional interiors, to mountain and river views, and the best on-site facilities. I hope this list will help make planning your next trip to Hakone a breeze! 

Although I try to keep the prices listed below as accurate as possible, be sure to check the latest prices for the ryokan on Booking.com

Heading to Nikko, another onsen town in Japan? I’ve made a list of Nikko ryokan with private onsen too! 

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What is a Ryokan? An Onsen?

First let’s break down what I’m talking about here when I say “ryokan with private onsen in Hakone”:

Hakone – A scenic Japanese town located south of Tokyo, famous for its hot springs and views of Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji. Hakone makes a perfect day-trip from Tokyo but many travelers choose to spend the night here to stay in a Ryokan. For maximum relaxation, treat-yo-self to two days in this quaint Japanese town. 

Ryokan – A traditional Japanese inn known for incredible hospitality, where guests can wear yukata (Japanese-style bathrobes), enjoy an onsen, and usually with Japanese dinner and breakfast included. Traditionally guests sleep on futons on tatami floors, but most modern ryokans offer rooms with Western-style beds as well. 

Onsen – Japanese hot springs which can be indoor or outdoor, public or private, and usually enjoyed in the nude (hence the preference for a private onsen!)

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10 Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen

Here’s my compilation of 10 Hakone Ryokan with private onsen

The Hakone onsen listed are ordered by price (USD) at the time of writing (lowest to highest). It’s best to check Booking.com to confirm the latest rates before booking. 

1. Hakone Suimeisou

Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath$280 per night for two people, $530 per night for four people, breakfast and dinner included.

Hakone Suimeisou ryokan has both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms. Each room has a large multi-purpose tatami area that can be used for sleeping at night with futons and for relaxing during the day. The balcony in each of the rooms has a stone private onsen with views of the forest and the Haya river below. Just imagine yourself soaking in the tub while listening to the birds chirping and the river flowing below you! 

This ryokan also has additional private onsen rooms, each one picture-perfect, that can be reserved for 50 minutes at a time. Each room has a unique semi open-air design that draws your attention to the mountain and river views surrounding the ryokan. Additional facilities at the ryokan include a resting lounge, conference room, kids play area, and a souvenir shop.

Hakone Suimeisou is located just 3 minutes away from the Hakone Yumoto Station, which means easy access to Odawara and the train lines back to Tokyo.

Check the latest rates for this budget Hakone ryokan with private onsen here.

2. Hakone Hoshi no Akari

Japanese style room with Open-Air Bath$290 per night for two people (triple room), $640 per night for four people (quadruple room), breakfast and dinner included

Hakone Hoshi no Akari is a traditional Japanese ryokan that offers rooms with large private wooden onsen and a shower area on each balcony or deck. The water for the free-flowing onsen here is fed from the Gora Onsen, one of the most famous in Hakone.

For a little extra money you can upgrade your room to a suite, which is located on a higher level of the ryokan and has sweeping views over the Hakone mountains and a nearby golf course ($684 per night for two people).

This Hakone ryokan has a spacious rooftop as well, where you can enjoy views of the town and surrounding mountains. Other facilities here include a large public onsen filled with cloudy sulfate hot spring water, two restaurants, a spa, a kids play area, souvenir shop, and a library. It’s the perfect home-away-from-home! 

Check the latest rates and room availability here.

3. Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori

Deluxe Room with Tatami Area with Open-Air Bath Lakeside$330 per night for two people, buffet breakfast and dinner included. Vegetarian options available.

Hakone Ashinoko Hanaori is located at the base of the Hakone ropeway next to Lake Ashi and the Pirate Ship port. This ryokan is a perfect base to explore the rest of your Hakone itinerary, especially if you’ve booked a Hakone free pass.

The rooms here with private onsen all have Western-style beds and balconies, perfect for resting and enjoying the lakeside views as well. The private ceramic onsen on the balconies are semi open-air, and although they are not fed by hot spring water, can be enjoyed just the same.

This Hakone ryokan also has two scenic public onsen baths, one with a beautiful Japanese garden view and another with views of Hakone’s Lake Ashi. Two additional private onsen rooms can be booked for 40 minutes each, for a full luxury experience with added privacy.

Other facilities at the ryokan include a spa, souvenir shop, open-air terrace, cafe, and decorative resting lounge. The outdoor terrace and its gorgeous water feature are totally Instagrammable too! 

Check the latest prices here

4. Hakone Airu

Standard Room with Open-Air Bath with Mountain View – $400-460 per night for two people, breakfast and dinner included.

If you’re looking for a Hakone Ryokan with a private onsen, cool modern vibes, and great mountain views, this might be the perfect one for you. Hakone Airu has large stone, private onsen on the balcony of every room, that are fed by natural hot springs. The interior of the rooms and lobby are decorated to feel like Bali, with stone statues, colorful lanterns, and amazing water features.

When making your booking online, you can choose between a steak, sushi, or shabu-shabu (Japanese hot pot) dinner, for various prices.

Other facilities at Hakone Airu include a large public outdoor onsen, a spa, aromatherapy treatments, a cafe, souvenir shop, and aquarium-themed bar. The ryokan is located near the Hakone Yumoto train station, making it walking distance from many quaint little shops in town too. 

Check the latest prices and availability here.

5. Gora-Kansuiro Ryokan

Japanese-Style Room with Hot Spring Bath$430-500 per night for two people, $910 per night for four people (room with open-air bath), breakfast and dinner included. Vegetarian option available.

This Hakone ryokan with private onsen is located in a historic building with traditional Japanese architecture. It is located on the Haya River, a five-minute walk from the Gora Station in Hakone. Guests can choose between rooms with an outdoor or indoor private onsen, which are all fed by natural Gora Onsen hot spring waters. 

This Hakone ryokan can accommodate groups of up to 8-9 people, with large family suites available for booking. If you’re traveling Japan with a large group, this is the perfect Hakone ryokan with private onsen for you!

The main ryokan building has a public outdoor onsen that overlooks a beautiful Japanese garden, and several indoor onsen that guests can enjoy as well.

Check the latest prices and availability here.

6. OKCS Retreat Hakone Villa

Villa with Private Hot Spring Bath$496-$577 per night for two people, breakfast and dinner options available. 

This ryokan in Hakone with private onsen consists of a number of stylish wooden cabins, each that give off more of a hygge Scandi-Japanese vibe than a traditional Japanese ryokan. Perfect for completely disconnecting from the world. 

OKCS Retreat villas are all detached cabins with private onsen, which are surrounded by the Japanese forest and with small paths connecting each cabin. Guests will enjoy the much more secluded feel in the heart of the Hakone forest, compared to some other Hakone ryokans. The ryokan has different private onsen options in their villas, including indoor, semi-outdoor, or completely open-air. Some rooms even have a fireplace! 

This ryokan allows reservations without food options, which can reduce the price considerably if looking for a Hakone ryokan on a budget. Two restaurants, a cafe, spa, an outdoor wooden terrace, and a conference room are available at the main retreat building 5-10 minutes away on foot. The large public onsen here is fed by the Gora Onsen hot springs.

Check out the latest rates and availability for this Scandi-chic location here

7. Senkyoro Ryokan

Japanese-Style house with open-air bath$550 per night for two people, $970 per night for four people, breakfast and dinner included.

Senkyoro ryokan in Hakone offers tatami houses for guests, each with a private outdoor onsen and backyard. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own traditional Japanese home with a private onsen and Japanese garden, seriously consider booking this ryokan to live out your dream! 

Here, you can soak in some hot springs while admiring the ryokan’s beautiful outdoor foliage, enjoy the spacious tatami rooms and balcony, and pretend you’re Edo-era royalty. Compared to many other Hakone ryokans with private onsen, Senkyoro really makes you feel as if you’re in your own traditional Japanese home.

Senkyoro has a public onsen available for guests too, made of stone and overlooking the rolling hills of Hakone, Japan. Other facilities here include a lounge (including all-you-can-drink packages), a karaoke room, and a large garden with a scenic walkway. The ryokan also has Japanese ceramics classes available for hotel guests only. Take home your very own ceramic rice bowl, jar, or cup from this Hakone ryokan with private onsen!

Check room availability and prices here.

8. Tensui Saryo Ryokan

Japanese-Style Room With Open-Air Bath$500-$650 per night for two people, $880-$1300 per night for four people. Combination of breakfast and dinner options available.

Tensui Saryo Ryokan offers a complete choose-your-own private onsen experience in Hakone. This contemporary ryokan gives you complete flexibility over your room type, meal option, and even onsen type! 

Book either western-style rooms or Japanese tatami rooms, and select your preferred meal option (if any). The ryokan offers options to book just the room, the room + breakfast, or the room, breakfast, and dinner.

Most rooms at this ryokan have private onsen options available, which are fed from the Kiga Onsen hot springs. Depending on your preference, you can book a cypress wood onsen or granite full-body onsen. Even book a room with a bonus onsen footbath too! For a small upgrade, many of the ryokan’s upper-level rooms have a gorgeous view of the surrounding Hakone mountains.

Tensui Saryo Ryokan also has two picturesque public onsen, one indoor and one open-air, which are fed from the Owakudani hot springs. Two additional private onsen rooms (indoor and open-air) with beautiful mountain views can be reserved by guests for an extra fee.

Other facilities available to guests at this Hakone ryokan with private onsen include a cocktail bar, a footbath cafe & bar (that’s a footbath while enjoying drinks!), a bedrock “bath” and spa.

Check the latest prices and availability here.

9. Hakone Kyuan

Twin Room and Luxury Rooms – from $530-$550 per night for two people, $970 per night for four people, breakfast and dinner included.

Hakone Kyuan is a wonderfully centrally-located ryokan in Hakone, and is walking distance from Hakone Yunnessun Onsen Park and the Hakone Museum of Art.

This updated ryokan has a variety of traditional Japanese and Western-style rooms including ones with a private onsen. The private onsen, made of cypress wood or granite stone, take free-flowing hot springs water. They are all a semi-open air design, to blend the boundaries between an outdoor onsen and the indoor room.

Hakone Kyuan also has a private onsen room that can be booked separately for 40 minutes per reservation, which overlooks the majestic Mt. Myojogatake.

If you really want to splurge on some TLC, Hakone Kyuan Ryokan has super luxurious VIP suites as well, which have private outdoor and indoor onsen, plus an outdoor fireplace! They’ll set you back over $1500 per couple or $2800 for four, but it’s sure to be a highlight of your trip to Japan. If you’re going to splurge, why not do it where you have a private onsen at your disposal! 

Check the latest prices and availability here.

10. Yoshimatsu (Takumino-yado Yoshimatsu)

Japanese-style corner room with outdoor hot spring – $685 per night for two people, $980 for three. Breakfast and dinner included, vegetarian option available.

This Hakone ryokan with private onsen is perfect for people who love nature and the outdoors. Each room with private outdoor stone onsen all overlook sculpted Japanese gardens and connect to wooden terraces and traditional tatami rooms. Surround yourself here with bamboo groves, serene Japanese gardens, and a stone private onsen. What more could you ask more? 

This Hakone ryokan has a super-special private onsen room too, that overlooks nearby Lake Ashinoko and Mt. Fuji, but they book out well in advance. Keep an eye out for availability of the Luxury Suite with Mt. Fuji view (>$1,000 per night, breakfast and dinner included).

Yoshimatsu Ryokan in Hakone also has a public outdoor onsen that visitors can use, so you’ll likely be spending a lot of time enjoying nature outdoors at this luxurious ryokan. Other facilities here include a ceremonial Japanese tea room and a scenic koi pond.

Check the latest rates for this ryokan with a private onsen here.

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