Yama No Chaya, set on a wooded hillside overlooking the Hayakawa River, offers you a luxurious stay in Hakone. This spectacular boutique hotel follows traditional Japanese design sensibilities. The rooms, although understated in quintessential Japanese style, are elegant and stylishly influenced by traditional architecture. Rest your head in rooms that are specially designed to offer tranquility—from the tatami mats (woven straw) floors and futons to the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies overlooking majestic views of the forested mountain sides. Some of the rooms even feature onsens (open air deep soaking tubs), filled with water from the famous Tonosawa Hot Spring. Take leisurely laps in the hotel’s indoor or outdoor swimming pool, or soak your tired muscles in the traditional bathhouse with Hakone’s natural spring waters. Appreciate the deliciously creative dishes carefully prepared for you with fresh seasonal produce.
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Places: Tokyo (4 days) → Kyoto (4) → Osaka (2) → Hakone (3) → Tokyo (1)
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