The 4-star Palace Hotel Hakone is a comfortable family friendly establishment with a charming rural location in the town of Hakone, a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Tokyo. Set atop a hill in the Sengoku-hara Highlands, it offers travellers tranquil surroundings, as well as spectacular views of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi. It’s the perfect choice of hotel if you’re ready for some peace and fresh air after the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s easy to get here by car, or train to Yumoto just 30 minutes away; or Odawara, 50 minutes away.
There are various sized rooms, depending on your needs and size of your party. They all offer functional, yet homely décor with lightly patterned wallpaper, classic yet basic furnishings, and homely touches like art on the walls and delicate bed throws. They also have a TV, and generously appointed bathroom. Most rooms have stunning views across to Mount Fuji.
With plenty of hiking opportunities nearby, there’s also the chance to take a trip to Mount Fuji, before returning to the hotel and relaxing and unwind in the hotel’s very own hot spring bath.
From family gatherings to romantic dinners, the Palace Hotel has it covered. Head to Café Restaurant Humming for an international menu served amid casual surroundings. Sengoku serves fine Japanese cuisine and an excellent choice of sake, while authentic French cuisine and teppan-yaki is on offer at Asuka. There’s also the karaoke bar, Piccolo, for some after-dinner fun.
1245, SengokuharaHakone-machiAshigarashimo-gunKanagawa PrefJapan