強羅環翠楼 GORA-KANSUIRO

Welcome to Gora-Kansuiro

ABOUT US

  1. Hakone is one of Japan’s best-known hot spring areas. Since the Meiji period (1868-1912), Gora has enjoyed an unsurpassed reputation as a holiday retreat in Hakone, and it is here that you will find Gora-Kansuiro, a traditional Japanese hotel (or ryokan). In addition to 14 undeniably atmospheric guest rooms and hot springs with water that flows directly from the source, the hotel is also home to a beautiful Japanese garden. Gora-Kansuiro is in a convenient location, a three-minute walk from Gora Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway.
  2. At our hotel, we offer a traditional Japanese ryokan atmosphere for your enjoyment. This includes authentic kaiseki ryori (Japanese multi-course cuisine), our in-room baths, and our open-air bath with a view of a garden overflowing with natural splendor, one that will allow you to experience the beauty of Japan’s four seasons.

We invite you to enjoy a luxurious stay in an authentic Japanese space that is unlike anything you have experienced before.

HISTORY

The Gora section of Hakone was developed as an upscale resort area in the second half of the 19th century. Around 1920, Yasuya Iwasaki, third son of Yataro Iwasaki (founder of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, one of Japan’s leading companies of the era), built this hotel as a holiday home. Then, in 1949, local industrialist Niroku Suzuki acquired the building, opening Gora-Kansuiro as a luxury ryokan. With a glittering history that has seen visits from many illustrious guests including statesmen, world-class filmmakers, and literary figures, Gora-Kansuiro is admired today as Hakone’s most venerable ryokan.

The grounds at Gora-Kansuiro, which measure approximately 177,000 square feet, are home to a Japanese garden called Kasei-en. The garden features exquisite examples of ancient Japanese techniques, including a stream drawn from the mountains, which flows around the garden. Gora-Kansuiro made headlines in 1955, when Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress Showa stayed at the Kinkatei villa. This was the first time that the Imperial family had stayed outside of the Imperial Palace. Their Majesties enjoyed an elaborate kaiseki meal, as well as a view from their room of the Daimonji bonfire blazing on Mt. Myojogatake. Today, it is possible for any guest to stay at Kinkatei, the graceful appearance of which has remained unchanged since those days.

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Guest Room

  1. Gora-Kansuiro is made up of three distinct areas: the Hanare, the Shunju-tei, and the Issho-tei. We have 14 Japanese-style guest rooms with traditional architectural features including tatami mat floors, paper sliding doors, and ranma transom panels. Each room has a different design. The rooms that are the farthest away from the main Issho-tei building are the Hanare, which are our four detached villas. We can accommodate everyone from pairs, to groups, to large families.
  2. Every room at Gora-Kansuiro offers an experience of traditional Japanese style, which is unlike anything else in the world.
    We hope that during your stay here, your room will provide you with an enjoyable experience of the spirit of Japan.

Here are some of the unique features found in Japanese buildings.

Agari-kamachi
A small space found after opening the door, in which you take off your shoes.
Tokonoma
A space positioned one step above a tatami room floor. In Japanese-style rooms, this is where decorative items are hung on the wall, and flowers and other ornaments are placed on the floor.
Kakejiku
Hanging scrolls that decorate a tokonoma, with calligraphic works and paintings that depict things such as seasonal flowers and scenery.
Shoji
Door-like features found in places such as the boundaries of rooms and at the windows. A special type of paper is affixed to a wooden frame.
Oshi-ire
A closet in which items such as bedding and clothing are stored.
Engawa
A long, narrow wooden floor located outside of a tatami room. This is the perfect place to enjoy a view of the scenery outside.
Tatami
The mat-like flooring that covers Japanese-style rooms.
Zabuton
Cushions used for sitting and relaxing.
Futon
Japanese-style bedding.

AMENITIES

Hot spring towels, bath towels, toothbrushes, combs, razors, shower caps, hair dryer

Our rooms that have bathtubs are also supplied with shampoo, conditioner, and body soap

  1. Check-in
  2. 3:00 PM
  3. Check-out
  4. 10:00 AM

MEAL

In 2013, Japanese washoku was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Washoku is the traditional cuisine of Japan, and you can enjoy it in authentic style here.
We provide carefully selected, fresh ingredients, such as fresh seafood harvested from Sagami Bay and local vegetables, in the form of full-course kaiseki ryori meals. The menu changes once every two months, so you can enjoy different flavors every time you visit.

Dinney

DINNER

Dinners here are traditional kaiseki ryori, a parade of elegant dishes such as sashimi, yakimono (grilled foods), agemono (deep-fried foods), and nimono (boiled or stewed foods), all made with carefully selected, seasonal ingredients. The arrangements are beautiful, providing a sense of the season, while the food also pairs brilliantly with exquisite sake.

Breakfast

BREAKFAST

For breakfast, you can enjoy classic Japanese cuisine, such as rice, miso soup, grilled fish, tofu, egg dishes, and tsukemono (pickled vegetables), all made with seasonal ingredients. Our tamagoyaki (rolled omelets), cooked to fluffy perfection, stand out as an especially popular item, so much so that some guests come here just to have one. We can also provide Western food on request.

ONSEN

In 1952, the industrialist Niroku Suzuki built the first hot spring facility in Gora. Today, we have two hot spring sources of our own on the grounds. With our open-air bath and our two public baths (indoor baths with hot spring water), you can enjoy hot spring water directly from different sources. From our open-air bath, which looks out over the garden, you can take in such sights as cherry blossoms and fresh green leaves from spring to summer, the crimson leaves of the fall, and the snow-blanketed landscape of the winter. Our indoor hot spring baths have a nostalgic atmosphere, and operate on a shift system, so that women and men can bathe separately. All of our baths offer you the chance to be warmed to the core.

ROTEN

  1. ROTEN「MEGURI」
  2. Male
  3. MEGURI
  1. ROTEN「MIDORI」
  2. Female
  3. MIDORI

JOINT

  1. TATSUMI
  2. change
  3. TATSUMI
  1. HYOUTAN
  2. change
  3. HYOUTAN

Information

  1. Address
  2. 1300, Hakone-Machi Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
  3. TEL
  4. 0460-82-3141
  5. FAX
  6. 0460-82-3141
  7. E-Mail
  8. info@gourakansuirou.co.jp

Access

By train

From Tokyo (1 hour & 30 minutes):

Take the Shinkansen (Bullet train) from the Tokyo station to Odawara station. Then, change to the Odakyu Line at the Odawara station and get off at Hakone-Yumoto station.

From Shinjuku Station(2 hours & 10 minutes):

Take the Odakyu Romancecar from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station. Then, take the Hakone Tozan Line (a mountain railway) to Gora Station.

From Osaka (3hours & 20 minutes):

Take the Shinkansen (Bullet train) from the Shin-Osaka station to Odawara station.
Follow instructions above from Odawara.

By car

From Tokyo (1 hour & 30 minutes):

Drive on the Tomei-EXPway to Atsugi IC.
Pay toll at Atsugi IC, then drive on the Odawara-Atsugi Road (toll road). Passing through Odawara IC, the road ends and merge to Route 1. From there, a 30 minute drive takes you to Gora-kansuiro.

From Nagoya

Drive on the Tomei-EXPway to Gotenba IC and change there to Route 138.
A 30 minutes drive takes you to Gora-Kansuiro.

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