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Gora Kadan is a luxurious ryokan (traditional inn) located in the grounds of a former Imperial residence in the beautiful Hakone region south of Tokyo.
A Relais & Chateaux property, Gora Kadan has traditional ryokan rooms with elegant tatami mats, rice paper screen walls and futons.
The restaurant is found in the oldest building in the complex and as is usually the case, the ryokan prides itself on its kaiseki, haute cuisine Japanese multi-course dinners.
Gora Kadan benefits from volcanically heated springs so offers one of the finest onsen (hot spring) in Hakone region, where guests can lounge in the perfectly heated water; ideal after tackling one of the many trekking trails in the Mount Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. In addition there is also a swimming pool.
Why we love it
Because this is the best place to stay in the Mount Fuji/Hakone region, and to experience that most Japanese of experience - a soak in an onsen hot spring.
Miranda, Original Traveller