We invite you to enjoy a luxurious stay in an authentic Japanese space that is unlike anything you have experienced before.
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.
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
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.
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.
Take the Odakyu Romancecar from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station. Then, take the Hakone Tozan Line (a mountain railway) to Gora Station.
Take the Shinkansen (Bullet train) from the Shin-Osaka station to Odawara station.
Follow instructions above from Odawara.
Drive on the Tomei-EXPway to Atsugi IC.
Pay toll at Atsugi IC, then drive on the Odawara-Atsugi Road (toll road). Passing through Yamazaki IC, the road ends and merge to Route 1. From there, a 25 minute drive takes you to Gora-kansuiro.
Drive on the Tomei-EXPway to Gotenba IC and change there to Route 138.
A 30 minutes drive takes you to Gora-Kansuiro.