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Ryokans with private open air onsens/baths/rotemburo

Aug 2nd, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Ryokans with private open air onsens/baths/rotemburo

My husband and I are going to Japan late Sep/Early Oct.

We are only staying for 2 weeks but would like to splash out on a 1 or 2 night stay in a ryokan which has private open air onsen baths/rotemburo with the room.

I have done a bit of internet research, but keep having trouble when I find the websites - as I do not have much in the way of Japanese language skills.

I am open to any suggestions anyone has about any ryokans that have the private baths (I'm certain that I would be unable to bath in public in my birthday suit).

We will be concentrating our travels from Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto and down to Hiroshima area, so anything in and around these would be great. If there are any with great views from the private baths that would be a bonus - but also happy with a nice garden view.

Price wise - just give me the links and I will make a decision - not sure how much we want to spend just yet.

Hope someone can help!!!

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Aug 2nd, 2008, 07:13 PM
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In that area of Japan these two come to mind because they are on my list for Oct '09. Would love a report if you stay in one of them this year




and I know this one has mixed baths(men & women) but women all wear full towels anyway, its the men's pride who really are forgotten about in Japan beleive me, lol


they do have a private bath you can reserve though

There is a start, I'm sure others will chime in soon.

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Aug 12th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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I made a reservation for 1 night at Hakone Ginyu. I love the pictures on their website and every room comes with an outdoor bath. I booked the room through the Ryokan Collection and their service is wonderful (the staff emails you back within 24 hours).
From what I've read this place is expensive but worth every penny. I'm SO excited to see what it's like and should be one of the highlights of my trip.

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Aug 12th, 2008, 11:38 PM
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I have done a lot of research. We have decided that we are happy to spend up to around 35 000 for a room (2 people) in a ryoken for one night. This has knocked out quite a few options. I was looking at the Ichynou Honkan but they are booked up. They said their sister ryokan Shinkan was available and they have tubs on balconies in the rooms, but it does not look anywhere near as authentic/traditional as it is fairly new. I think this will be a backup.

Any more suggestions??

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Aug 13th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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this one may have rooms in your range and fits your scenic criteria


this one has views of Mt Fuji but not necessarily from the rotenburo


this one has very expensive to reasonable rooms....you have to inquire to find out what they are charging during your stay time


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