Ryokan hot spring

What the bleep is a ryokan?! It is not something I visit every day and I can try to explain what a Ryokan is but Wikipedia explains it well so I am just going to quote them “Ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), serving travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.”

Hakone is a small town famous for their onson hot springs and close proximity to Mount Fuji. Hidden away in the winter mountains is the Hakoneyumoto Tonosawa Spa. Tonosawa hot spring is one of the seven great natural hot springs of Hakone. Our boutique spa hotel Yamanochaya, along the Hayakawa river, was an amazing find especially because they served the best Yebisu draught beer I ever had.

Yama No Chaya
Tounosawa, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.

Yama No Chaya room The best spot at the ryokan Yama No ChayaThe Hayakawa river next to our ryokan

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