There are few places quite beautiful as Japan in the autumn time & I try to come back as much as I can during this bewitching season.
I arrived at 2 pm and was happy that my room (101) was ready. The spacious room equipped with huge windows had perfect vantage views of the buttery yellow mountains & swirling clouds, but could definitely use some refurbishment, ie the bathroom shower and tub looked especially 70s & the water could have been hotter.
But enjoyed every minute nonetheless: Had a lovely relaxing dinner at their sushi restaurant as Berce was full, after a heavy Kobe beef lunch at the nearby Itoh by Nobu, was happy to have a lighter meal here of sushi, tofu hotpot, and lovely Dassai sake; the hotel’s also had very spot on service, email requests were promptly replied to & etc. I didn’t have time to try the onsen nor the free HH drinks (goes on for 3 generous hours and includes champagne) but chose to drive first to Owakudani with the constant wisps of vapour, then the 45 min gorgeous drive to Saijoji temple in Minamiashigara which was much prettier and infinitely more serene vs the Hakone Shrine.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included