Upon arrival in Odawara station it unfortunately had started to rain. The trip with the Hakone Free pass is great and a good deal. And the hotel had a shuttle bus ready to pick us up from the bus station in Moto-Hakone.
The hotel itself was beautiful and the staff were very helpful. As it was raining and foggy we did not see the 'real' view until the next bright morning. It was amazing! Mount Fuji, lake Ashi, the very pretty gardens. The Japanese restaurant is also a Must. Not cheap, but soooo worth it!
The female onsen has an in- and outside area and is facing into the forest which creates for a real 'Spirited Away' (Studio Ghibli) effect. The massage chairs and steamrooms were a treat too.
In conclusion: great hotel, felt like a true mountain relaxing retreat!!More
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