Suishoen is a luxury ryokan housed in a former aristocratic villa. Built in 1925, this magnificent structure is not just beautiful – it’s a piece of history, listed as a Registered Cultural Asset by the Japanese government. It was transported here from its original location to serve as both the literal and the aesthetic center of Suishoen.
While the main building is historic, this is still a modern luxury ryokan, where the suites blend contemporary and traditional design elements: there are sofas, excellent western beds and polished wooden floors, but there are also tatami-floored living rooms with low Japanese furniture. Carefully placed artworks and elegant furniture provide both a Japanese sense of place and warm, comfortable surroundings. Traditional design elements grace the interiors of the ryokan’s 23 rooms with traditional accents.
The world-class kaiseki cuisine, however, makes no compromise with tradition, and you can expect stunning dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. All rooms have their own hot spring bath, and Suishoen’s Sisley spa offers the best treatments and a further two large baths.
- Address: 519-9 Kowakidani, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa 250-0406
- Tel: 0460 86 0852
- Access: 40 minutes by taxi from Odawara Station or a private shuttle service is available to and from Hakone Tozan Railway Kowakidani Station or Hakone Tozan Bus Kowakien bus stop
- Number of rooms: 23
- Check-in: 15:00
- Check-out: 11:00
Tel: 01865 841443
Fax: 01865 841445
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