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Suffolk
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our two night trip to Hakone we chose to try different accommodation for our second night. There was absolutely nothing wrong with our first Ryokan, we just wanted to sample a different style of Ryokan and compare the two. Our first Ryokan was only a couple of stops down on the Tozan cable car so we were able to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Just one minute walk from Sounzan station, greeted by 2 gentle men (forget their names, sorry) asking me some words in Japanese and found out asking me what the reservation name is. Helping me carrying the luggages. Being well served by Akino san theoughout our stay. Even her english is little but trying to do the best as she could.... More 

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London, Canada
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I stayed at this Ryokan and were very disappointed. For the price I believe there are many better options. The rooms were average and our room over looked the parking lot. The meal was well prepared but fell short of our expectations. I would recommend you look at other options if you travel to Hakone! I could... More 

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39 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and the hotel was extremely comfortable. We had a really nice room with a great view. The Onsen experience was great and highly relaxing. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and we really had a great time. The hotel is 100 metres from the Hakone ropeway so very convenient. We would highly recommend... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We spent one night here with an extended family of 8. This is a mix of traditional and modern Ryocan in my opinion. Tatami rooms are clean and functional but less exciting than some of places we have stayed. I was looking for a more traditional place so hence my slight disappointment but if you are looking for a slightly... More 

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早雲閣, フロント at Sounkaku, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in Gorahanaougi Sounkaku! Could you enjoy a stay ? I wait for your stay again. Thank you! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Stayed here in late March for one night, as part of a trip around Japan. The journey to get here is a bit of an effort with luggage, not least the funicular for the last part of the trip. However, it is well worth it. Got a very warm welcome on arrival, then taken to our room, which was spacious... More 

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早雲閣, フロント at Sounkaku, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in Gorahanaougi Sounkaku! Could you enjoy a stay ? I wait for your stay again. Thank you! More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were thrilled to experience a night in a Ryokan on our trip to Japan. This was the only Ryokan I have ever stayed in, so not much to compare it to, but I did feel like it was a relaxing, unique and truly Japanese experience. There was one guy who helped take care of us and served out meals.... More 

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Thank you for staying in Gorahanaougi Sounkaku! Could you enjoy a stay ? I wait for your stay again. Thank you! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Sounkaku is situated right in front of the Sounzan cable car station. The mountain view outside the ryokan is great on a clear day. However, do note that this view is accessible to public and not exclusive to the ryokan. We wanted to enjoy the mountain view from the comfort of our room but the weather suddenly changed and we... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Sounkan is located high up the hills above Hakone, and is a quiet retreat in the clouds. Excellent service from the moment you step in, and not to mention the delicious meals we had here. Highly recommended for those who want to escape the busy city life. It can be a tad bit quiet at night, but was a nice... More 

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HKG
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I checked out this ryokan and ended up staying there because of its high ranking and good reviews read here at TA, but I felt I could have made a better choice after staying there end of March. We stayed in a standard room (room 208) because the price for a standard room is already quite high and for any... More 

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It is 3 minutes walking distance from Sounzan Station. Check-in: 2pm to 6pm (No later than 6pm) Check-out : 10am (No Late out) No vegetalian meal. All smoking room. If you have food dietary such as allergy, please let us know in advance. A dinner and breakfast is served in a semi private dining room. If your arrival time will be later than 5pm, please contact us in advance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sounkaku

Address: 1300-492 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kanto > Kanagawa Prefecture > Ashigarashimo-gun > Hakone-machi > Gora Onsen
Price Range: €154 - €505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“If possible, request a room on the top floor (at the front) to get a better view”
 of 5 bubbles LiveLondonWillTravel, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“If possible, get a room with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles laurenl968, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the second floor facing the mountains provide nice views and the onsens are located on the second floor as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 255gabriellel, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room on the Mountain side provides a great view .”
 of 5 bubbles raymondy539, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Although the down stair room is quiet, but you get the full view of the parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles yeh2013-NJ, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
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