7 Onsen to Go in Kawaguchiko

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Source: Masahiko Okhubo

One of the many things that the Japanese are known for is long life expectancy. In a world where being healthy is becoming more of a struggle to achieve, having the life expectancy similar to the Japanese is indeed something worth aiming for. One of the secrets of the Japanese to achieving this is having frequent onsen baths. If you’re ever in the Kawaguchiko area and you want to give this Japanese health and wellness habit a shot, check out these seven onsens.

1. Onsen Konanso

Located just right by the foot of the famous Mt. Fuji, Onsen Konanso is definitely one of the most popular onsens in the area. Its prime location makes it accessible for anyone to simply drop by and have a relaxing dip in their open hot spring bath that also boasts of beautiful, breathtaking scenery.

Information

  • Name: Onsen Konanso
  • Address: 4020, Funatsu, Kawaguchiko-Machi, Minamitsuru-Gun, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan
  • Phone:+81 555-72-2166
  • Credit cards: Yes
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Parking: Yes, free

2. Yamagishi Ryokan

If you’re looking for the ultimate authentic traditional Japanese experience in Kawaguchiko, spend at least a night in Yamagishi Ryokan. This cozy, homey traditional Japanese inn has just about everything you could ever ask for to be included in your experience including communal baths and open-air hot springs with views of Lake Kawaguchi and along with warm Japanese hospitality.

Information

  • Name: Yamagishi Ryokan
  • Address: 4030-1 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0301, Japan
  • Phone:+81 555-72-2218
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Credit cards: Yes
  • Parking: Yes, free
  • Website: www.yamagisi.co.jp

3. Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan

For the ultimate onsen experience, come to Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan. This upscale ryokan is changing the way outsiders experience the traditional Japanese practice of onsen baths. Instead of a communal bath, Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan features private onsens in each and every room so guests can enjoy a soak peacefully and privately – something that first-timers would immensely appreciate.

Information

  • Name: Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan
  • Address: 6677 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Phone:+81 555-72-6111
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Credit cards: Yes
  • Parking: Yes, free
  • Website: http://www.onsenji.com/en/

4. Fuji Royal Hotel

Finding an onsen that runs from the a natural hot spring source instead of an artificial one is truly the best way to experience an onsen bath and if that is what you are looking for then be sure to check out Fuji Royal Hotel’s Kaiun No Yu or Fortune Onsen. The beautifully decorated onsen is kept at a constant 40-degree temperature to ensure that everyone who gets in gets relaxed and rejuvenated.

Information

  • Name: Fuji Royal Hotel
  • Address: 6713-22 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0301, Japan
  • Phone:  +81-555-73-2228
  • Credit card: Yes
  • Parking, Yes, free
  • Website: http://www.fuji-royalhotel.jp/facility/

5. Mifujien Hotel

Conveniently located inside the hotel, the onsen at Mifujien Hotel is quaint and quiet. It’s a great place to experience an onsen bath if you’re looking for something traditional but also contemporary and convenient. With the perfect view of Mt. Fuji to accompany you while you dip in and relax, there’s really nothing more to ask for. Mifujien Hotel’s onsen can also be booked for private events or group use.

Information

  • Name: Mifujien Hotel
  • Address: 207, Asakawa, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Phone:+81 555-72-1044
  • Onsen opening hour: 13:00
  • Credit cards: Yes
  • Website: http://www.mifujien.co.jp/

6. Lakeland Hotel Mizunosat

If you’re the type who appreciates having a few extra options laid out in front of you, you’ll definitely appreciate what Lakeland Hotel has to offer. Aside from a private onsen that you can enjoy all to yourself or with friends and family that you are comfortable with, there are also two other public onsens where you can meet and mingle with either the locals or the other tourists and an observatory open-air bath where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Information

  • Name: Lakeland Hotel Mizunosat
  • Address: 1070, Kodachi, Fujikawaguchikomachi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Pref.
  • Phone: +81 555-72-1831
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00
  • Parking: Yes, free
  • Website: http://www.mizunosato.jp/english/

7. Oike Hotel

Oike Hotel’s onsens are known for having some of the best views of Mt. Fuji and this is something that many visitors come here for (aside from the actual onsen, of course). They have both public and private onsen baths with the latter being open to reservations for private group use.

Information

  • Name: Oike Hotel
  • Address: 6713-103, Funatsu, Kawaguchiko-Machi, Minamitsuru-Gun, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan
  • Phone: 0555-72-2563
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00
  • Credit cards: Yes

Onsen baths can do you a lot of good so if you’re ever feeling a little stressed out while on a trip to Japan, try to go for a quick dip or a luxurious soak and see the wonders that an onsen bath can give you.

Have a good trip and travel!

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