Miyanoshita Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs


This is another more upscale resort area located in the center of the Hakone group, just to the east of Hakone Yumoto. Miyanoshita is a classy hot spring town where many foreigners come to vacation and pamper themselves. The Fujiya Hotel and the Naraya have a long and checkered history together. At one point they were both hotly competing for foreign residents until they finally came up with a compromise. The way it worked, the Fujiya won right to welcome all foreign guests while the Naraya accepted the Japanese visitors. The catch was that the hotel had to compensate the Naraya for lost profits. The Fujiya was once frequented by more foreign guests than any other hot spring resort in Japan, and if you have the time (and money) it’s worth a visit.

Another place worth checking out is Taiko-no-Iwaburo. Here you’ll find a cave-shaped open-air bath situated on a cliff over a waterfall. Sadly, bathing is prohibited, but the view is nice. Also nearby is the picturesque waterfall called Kaiko-no-taki. There are many great hiking trails in the area. You can get trail maps at the hotels, ryokan and tourist offices. Miyanoshita is also where you catch the cable car to Dogashima Onsen. Dogashima offers a distraction-free hot spring experience that is hard to find. There are two ryokan here with numerous secluded, outdoor pools to choose from.

Getting Miyanoshita Onsen Area: Hakone Tozan Line to Miyashita Station Miyanoshita Hakone Tozan Railway Station 404-11 Miyanoshita, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0404, Japan

Tel: 0460-82-2766

  • Sieyukaku Yamatoya Hotel (Dogashima Onsen) Open: 2pm – 4pm Closed: N/A Fee: Y2000 Phone: 0460-82-2261

    Address: Miyanoshita 66

    Sokokura-no-yu Tsutaya (Sokokura Onsen) Phone: 0460-82-2241

    Address: Sokokura 240-1

    Taiseikan (Dogashima Onsen) Phone: 0460-82-2281

    Address: Miyanoshita 72

    Tsukinoya Phone: 0460-82-2401

    Address: Miyanoshita 413

  • Miyanoshita Kyodo Yokujo Open: 7am – 9:30pm Closed: 1st, 11th, and 21st and the day after holidays Fee: Y200 Phone: 0460-82-4756

    Address: Miyanoshita 223

    Naraya Open: 11am – 8pm Closed: N/A Fee: Y12,000 (lunch and rest area included) Phone: 0460-82-2411

    Address: Miyanoshita 162

    Takagi Open: 9am – 8pm Closed: N/A Fee: Y1000 (includes rest area) Phone: 0460-82-2066

    Address: Miyanoshita 281


Miyanoshita Hakone Onsen 296 Miyanoshita, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0404, Japan Tel: 0460-82-3831

Website: http://www.miyanoshita.com/iroriya/index.html (Japanese Only)