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Can anyone recommend a good accommodation with open air bath for a solo traveller around Tokyo area, which is accessible by car?

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Can anyone recommend a good accommodation with open air bath for a solo traveller around Tokyo area, which is accessible by car?

I’m middle aged man who lives in Tokyo and loves driving a car. I basically like travelling by myself but I want to stay somewhere close to Tokyo over the weekend because I’m an office worker. I don’t care the direction to drive but I prefer the route which I can use the expressway. Your advice will be appreciated.

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  • Tokyo
  • Hot Springs

Sengokuhara Onsen Hotel Green Plaza Hakone

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Sengokuhara Onsen Hotel Green Plaza Hakone

4.9

  • address
  • 1244-2, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0631, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • Toward Hakone, 25 min by car from Gotenba I.C. on Tomei expressway / From Hakone-yumoto stn., ride on the Izu-hakone bus bound for Kojiri or Hakone-en and get off at Ubako bus stop. 5 min walk from here / From Hakone-yumoto stn., ride on the Hakone Tozan Railway to Gora and from Gora, ride on the cable car to Sounzan, next ride on ropeway from Sounzan to Ubako stn., 3min walk from here

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An accommodation with open-air bath and the view of Mt. Fuji

It takes about 25mins by car from Toumei gotenba IC to get to Sengokubara onsen Hotel Green Plaza Hakone. There is an open-air bath with the view of Mt. Fuji. This view is magnificent in every season. This hotel offers a plan for a solo traveller. You can choose meals from Japanese kaiseki dishes or Western course menu. I recommend this hotel.

Taking a bath while viewing Mt. Fuji

If you look for onsen place around Kanto area, I recommend Hakone. The location of this hotel is great because you can view Mt. Fuji from the hotel on sunny day. The Asian rooms (guestroom) with private bath are very chic and modern. The rate is a bit pricey but I think it is good value for money for view of Mt. Fuji and quality. The hot spring comes from Sengokubara onsen and you can soak in hot spring while viewing Mt. Fuji.

Wadokosen Yu no Yado Yakushi no Yu Wado

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Wadokosen Yu no Yado Yakushi no Yu Wado

4.8

  • address
  • 813, KUROYA, CHICHIBU-SHI, SAITAMA, 368-0001, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Free pick up from Wad?-Kuroya Station (Chichibu Rail), or 30 min from Hanazono IC (Kan'etsu Expressway)

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Having a relaxed time in Chichibu

This is a quiet accommodation. You take Kannetsu road and get off at Hanazono IC then you drive to Chichibu with No.140 road. There are some rooms with an open-air bath. You can also eat great dishes. This accommodation is very quiet so you can have a relaxed time. I think this is a perfect place for soaking in a hot spring in a leisurely pace and doing nothing. I think this is a rare place where you can have a relaxed time near Tokyo.

Kisarazu Onsen Ryugujo Hotel Mikazuki

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Kisarazu Onsen Ryugujo Hotel Mikazuki

4.9

  • address
  • 1, KITAHAMACHO, KISARAZU-SHI, CHIBA, 292-0006, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Free shuttle available fr JR Kisarazu Stn, Express Kanada bus terminal and Express Sodegaura bus terminal.

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It takes 5mins by car from the exit of Aqua line ‘Kisarazu・Kaneda’

It takes 5mins by car from the exit of Aqua line ‘Kisarazu・Kaneda’ to get to this hotel. Its location is great. You can view Mt. Fuji, Aqua Bridge and Sky tree clearly from this hotel. You can escape from the bustle of big city and spend relaxed time at open-air bath with ocean view. You can enjoy eating dinner at Japanese restaurant ‘Mikazuki tei’ in a leisurely pace while viewing the night landscape of Tokyo Bay.

Kusatsu Onsen Matsumuraya Ryokan

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Kusatsu Onsen Matsumuraya Ryokan

4.6

  • address
  • 365, KUSATSU, KUSATSU-MACHI AGATSUMA-GUN, GUMMA, 377-1711, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 30 min by bus from Naganoharakusatsuguchi Station on the Agatsuma JR line.

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A solo trip can make you feel atmosphere

I recommend Kusatsu onsen Matsumuraya. This hotel is close to Yubatake so its location is good for sightseeing. In case of solo trip, you can also enjoy the hot spring of Kusatsu in a quiet environment. This hotel is a perfect place if you want to savor the Kusatsu atmosphere in a leisurely pace by staying at good traditional Japanese style hotel with hot spring. This hotel is a bit far from Kanetsu but it’s the best place in Kusatsu for solo trip.

Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel

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Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel

3.8

  • address
  • 1394, KINUGAWAONSENOHARA, NIKKO-SHI, TOCHIGI, 321-2522, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • A 3 minute walk from the Kinugawa Onsen Station on the Tobu Line.

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A solo trip to enjoy soaking in a hot spring and drinking alcohol in the rich nature

You can relieve the weariness of daily life by soaking in a hot spring which is good for neuralgia and rheumatism in a leisurely pace. I could eat my meals at my room and I was very satisfied with the meals set with selected sake. There is a night lounge inside of the hotel so I could enjoy drinking alcohols. I felt comforted by the views of mountains of Kinugawa from my room.

Minamiboso Sanbi no Yado Ryokan Kawana

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Minamiboso Sanbi no Yado Ryokan Kawana

3.8

  • address
  • 915, HITOMI, KIMITSU-SHI, CHIBA, 299-1147, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 3 km fr JR Uchibo Line, Kimitsu Stn./ 1 km fr JR Aohori Stn.

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A room with open-air bath and 4 different open-air baths

This Japanese style hotel is located in the town so you cannot expect nice view. There are 4 different open-air baths and each of them has unique characteristic. I recommend open-air bath and meals there. You can eat beautifully decorated rare dishes of local speciality of Kazusa beef eating with milk at the restaurant. The head chef at this restaurant won the award and you’ll know why.

Akigawakeikoku Seotonoyu

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Akigawakeikoku Seotonoyu

3.8

  • address
  • 565, OTSU, AKIRUNO-SHI, TOKYO, 190-0174, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Just a 13 min. bus ride from Itsukaichi station on the JR Musashi Itsukaichi line, then 10 min. walk from the bus stop.

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Recommended

I recommend Akikawa Keikoku Sene no yu in Akiruno city, Tokyo. It takes about 30mins by car from Kenondou Akiruno IC. The nature around the valley is always beautiful so it’s a perfect place for a solo travel. A hot spring is alkali sulphur spring and it’s good for skin. I recommend this hotel.