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If you’re planning a relaxing getaway, then look no further than Hakone. It is without a doubt one of the most peaceful and calming places in all of Japan. This mountainous little town is known for having beautiful parks, hot spring resorts, and of course, iconic views of the majestic Mt. Fuji. If you’re a nature lover, then Hakone is definitely perfect for you!

Of course, what better way to enjoy your stay in this romantic little town than by staying at a luxury ryokan? These traditional hotels will provide the full experience — from having traditional interiors to relaxing onsen baths! You might have heard that some ryokans don’t allow tattooed people to use their onsen facilities. While that’s true for some, there are still plenty of ryokans who accept all kinds of guests — inked or not.

With that, here are 5 of the best ryokans in Hakone that are 100% tattoo-friendly!

1. Gora Kansuiro

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Up first we have the gorgeous Gora Kansuiro. If you’re booking a ryokan for the onsen, then you will have a blast at this ryokan! There are private onsens in many of the rooms so you can enjoy a nice relaxing time privately. But if you want a more scenic bath, then Gora Kansuiro also has a lot of beautiful outdoor public baths that welcome even the most tattooed guests. Imagine taking a nice long hot bath with that incredible view! Now that is the true meaning of luxury.

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Aside from incredible hot spring baths, Gora Kansuiro is also known for having extremely comfortable rooms that will truly give you a relaxing time. This ryokan also serves amazing food that you definitely have to try! Made from only the finest of local ingredients, Gora Kansuiro could be mistaken for a Michelin-star restaurant because of how high-quality their dishes are. The amazingly hospitable staff here is just the cherry on top!

Book It Here: Gora Kansuiro

2. Hakone Onsen Yuyado Yamanoshou

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Up next we have another gorgeous ryokan in beautiful Hakone. Hakone Onsen Yuyado Yamanoshou is promptly named as such because it is known for its fabulous onsens. This ryokan has both public and private hot spring baths that you can enjoy — tattooed or not. The rooms here are all large, spacious, clean, and comfortable. The stylishly curated traditional pieces just take this place to the next level. They’re really aimed at giving you the most relaxing hotel experience possible!

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But most of all, this ryokan is perhaps best known for their incredible food! Treat yourself and check out their breakfast and dinner menus. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed! Guests love to rave about the freshness of the ingredients used. Hakone Onsen Yuyado Yamanoshou’s meals combine the personalized touch of homemade food with the finesse of professionally prepared dishes. A feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds!

Book It Here: Hakone Onsen Yuyado Yamanoshou

3. Ichinoyu Honkan

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If you’re staying at a ryokan for the history, then you’ll definitely enjoy this next one. Ichinoyu Honkan is a gorgeous hotel that goes way back. You can catch this in the ryokan’s stylish vintage interiors and classic charm! But take note, that doesn’t mean this ryokan is old-fashioned. On the contrary, this ryokan also allows you to enjoy the most modern of amenities while relaxing in its traditional interiors.

Ichinoyu Honkan’s staff is also there to complete the ryokan experience. The little touches they provide will take your stay to the next level — for example, the fun board games any guest can borrow from reception!

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Ichinoyu Honkan has spacious and scenic onsen baths. You can enjoy a lovely view of the river from the windows as you bathe. The entire ryokan also has a pretty good location. It’s quite accessible via public transport, only a short walk away from both the bus and train stations. Most of all, Ichinoyu Honkan is very accustomed to serving all kinds of guests. They have yukatas (summer kimonos) available for all kinds of body types, so tall Westerners won’t have any problem here!

Book It Here: Ichinoyu Honkan

4. Fuji-Hakone Guest House

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Of course, we can’t miss talking about one of the representatives of Hakone hospitality. Fuji-Hakone Guest House is one of the best places to experience the beauty of Hakone. They have a nice selection of beautiful onsens filled with mineral-rich water from the Owakudani mountains. If you visit during Spring, you can even catch sight of their lovely cherry blossom trees as you relax in your warm bath! Fuji-Hakone Guest House is great because they offer top-notch hospitality at an affordable price range.

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If you want a cozy and relaxing stay without pinching for pennies, then consider staying at this ryokan. Don’t let the “affordable” tag fool you — Fuji-Hakone Guest House doesn’t skimp when it comes to hospitality! The staff is truly dedicated to giving each guest an unforgettable experience. They also speak English quite well, so communication wouldn’t be a problem. This ryokan also has a free shuttle to the nearby restaurants. It’s really the perfect stay!

Book It Here: Fuji-Hakone Guest House

5. Onsen Guest House Tsutaya

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Lastly, we want to highlight this gem from Hakone. Onsen Guest House Tsutaya is often proclaimed by guests as one of the best hotels they’ve ever stayed in. As soon as you step onto the compound, you’ll know why. This ryokan is probably as relaxing as it gets. The abundant greenery and beautiful landscaping will make you feel like you’re thousands of miles from the city. The entire property has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere that we’re sure you’ll appreciate.

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Onsen Guest House Tsutaya is also relatively affordable, so you can have a comfortable stay without breaking the bank. They have great private onsens that will soothe you after a long day of traveling. The ryokan itself is also conveniently located since the Hakone bus stop is right outside the property. There are also plenty of convenience stores, groceries, and restaurants nearby so you can make the most out of your stay.

Book It Here: Onsen Guest House Tsutaya

We hope you enjoyed our little guide on the best tattoo-friendly ryokans in Hakone! Which one are you most excited to book? Share it with us in the comments!

Nowadays, more and more onsens are allowing everyone to enjoy their facilities. It doesn’t matter if you have 0 tattoos or are completely covered in them — you can still enjoy these ryokans no matter what. Treat yourself and enjoy a nice relaxing stay at any of these beautiful ryokans!

If you want more similar recommendations, feel free to check out our collections of the best tattoo friendly ryokans in Japan.

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