Hakone | Superior
Founded in 1878, the Fujiya Hotel is one of the oldest, and arguably most characterful, western-style hotels in Japan and has played host to many prominent guests over the years including Charlie Chaplin, John Lennon, Helen Keller and even royalty in the form of George VI.
Accommodation is split between five buildings (four of which have been registered as culturally important). Rooms are incredibly spacious, with high ceilings and all feature baths fed by the natural Miyanoshita spring. Décor is a classical style that admittedly looks a little old-fashioned but that’s part of the hotels’ old-world charm; televisions and air-conditioning bring the amenities up-to-date. In contrast, the three rooms in the Kikka-so Inn building are purely Japanese and guests here benefit from exclusive use of the Miyanoshita natural hot spring bath.
Set in beautiful grounds, the Fujiya occupies a fairly vast area with various hot spring pools (private and shared), an outdoor swimming pool, traditional Japanese garden and a greenhouse that uses heat from the hot springs, and even a hotel museum, that’s worth a visit. The hotel also offers a selection of dining: its main restaurant, The Fujiya, is particularly special and serves a menu of classic French cuisine in a wonderfully grand dining room.
We SayA stay at this elegant grand dame of a hotel is like stepping back in time.
359 Miyanoshita, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken
- Your Accommodation
- 146 Rooms & suites
- Superior room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- The Fujiya French restaurant
- Kikka-so Inn Japanese restaurant
- Wisteria restaurant
- Orchid tea lounge
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Indoor hot spring pool
- Outdoor swimming pool (open in the summer)
- Shared & private onsen bath facilities
- Japanese garden & greenhouse
- Hotel museum