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Located just a few minutes' walk from Lake Yamanaka, Kounso offers cosy accommodation. Property staff will assist guests with finding nearby restaurants, tourist attractions, making transportation reservations and accommodations.

Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. Yukata robes are provided during the summer season and Japanese-style happi jackets are provided for both children and adults during the winter.

There is a shared lounge with a free massage chair at the property. Guests can play billiards at the ryokan. The property offers a shoe drying service. A washing machine and dryer are available for guests to use freely.

Yamanakako Teddy Bear World Museum and Asahiokakohan Ryokuchi Park are a 5-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Haneda Airport, 52.2 miles from Kounso.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Kounso has been welcoming guests since 22 Jul 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site

Public Bath


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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
  • 2 single beds and
  • 2 sofa beds
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  • The staff speak English

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  • Does this location offer private baths?, im from the UK and happen to be covered in tattoos, ide hate to offend anybody/not be allowed in the baths due to this, unless this is a tattoo friendly location of course?

    Although there is no private bath, you can use each bath individually. It doesn't matter if you have a tattoo.

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    Answered on 12 July 2020
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    If you have a request when applying for breakfast I will correspond as much as possible.

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    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    Basically Men from 19:00 to 21:00 For women, from 21:00 to 23:00 When there are few customers, you can change the time zone.

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    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • Hi, are you pet friendly? Can a small dog stay in the room?


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    Answered on 1 August 2021

Hosted by Fumito Takamura

Host review score 9.5

Fumito Takamura

富士山の麓の自然がいっぱいの山中湖湖畔近くで、布団を5組まで敷ける広い和室が7部屋と洋室1部屋のアットホームな旅館です。 ご家族や友人等の小人数の連泊で、湖雲荘を拠点にゆったりした滞在型の旅行をお楽しみになるには最適なお宿です。 旅行で溜まった汚れ物の洗濯を無料で提供しています(ランドリーサービス)。ご家族での数日間の滞在型のご宿泊に最適です。


山中湖村役場のすぐ近くで山中湖湖畔まで50m程の好立地、近くには東京大学農学部演習林「癒しの森研究所」があり、自然が一杯で滞在するだけで癒されます。 山中湖の標高は約1,000mで、その気圧0.9気圧は母の胎内の羊水の環境とほぼ同じと言われています。ユックリと眠りに来てください。

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Great location - show map
What's nearby
  • Lake Yamanaka
    0.6 miles
  • Subasiri Onsen Tenkei
    3 miles
  • Oshinohakkai
    3.6 miles
  • Fuji Yusui no Sato Aquarium
    3.7 miles
  • Fuji International Speedway
    4.6 miles
  • Ararayama Shrine
    5.2 miles
  • Kewpie Fujiyoshida Factory
    5.3 miles
  • Kitaguchiihongu Fuji Sengen Shrine
    5.6 miles
  • Oshijuutaku Togawa and Osano’s House
    5.9 miles
  • Fuji Omuro Asama Shrine
    6.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant ほうとう「小作」
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar 居酒屋「北海」
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant イタリアンレストラン 「Lake Said Cabin」
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar ステーキ酒場
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant イタリアンレストラン 「キャンテキ・コモ」
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Fuji-Q Highland
    7 miles
  • Mount Fuji
    8 miles
  • Mount Kachi Kachi Ropeway
    8.1 miles
  • Lake Kawaguchi Ohashi Bridge
    8.8 miles
  • Gotemba Premium Outlet
    9.2 miles
  • Lake Kawaguchi
    9.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake 山中湖
    0 miles
  • Mountain 富士山
    3.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Tokyo Haneda International Airport
    52.2 miles
  • Shizuoka Airport
    57.4 miles
How to get to Kounso from Tokyo Haneda International Airport
    Public transport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Kounso
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Massage chair
  • Badminton equipment
  • Public Bath
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Billiards
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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15:00 - 22:00


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Showers are available during the following hours: 17:00-23:00 and 06:00-09:00.

Please note hallway lights will be turned off at 23:00.

Legal information

Managed by a private host. EU and/or national consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more

FAQs about Kounso

  • Room options at Kounso include:

    • Family

  • Kounso is 950 yards from the centre of Yamanakako.

  • The prices at Kounso may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Kounso offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Badminton equipment
    • Public Bath
    • Massage chair
    • Bikes available (free)

  • Guests staying at Kounso can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Kounso (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kounso by:

    • Bus 3h

  • Check-in at Kounso is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.