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401-0302 Yamanashi, Fujikawaguchiko, Kodachi 498, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 30 reviews)
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Boasting a view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, Maruei feature warmly decorated Japanese-style rooms and is located a 15-minute bus ride from Kawaguchiko Train Station. The ryokan offers a traditional Japanese kaiseki meal for dinner. Free WiFi and free shuttle service from the nearby train station is available.
Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.
Maruei offers luggage storage space and gift shop at the property. Mount Fuji can be seen from the observatory, public open-air bath Fuji-no-yu and private bath Fuyo-no-yu. Free parking is also available.
Japanese-style meals are served for breakfast and dinner. Dinner is served in the guest room or a private dining room. Breakfast is served in a hall where other guest will dine as well.
The Kawaguchiko Muse Museum and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum are both a 5-minute walk away. Shimobe Hot Spring is 16 mi from Maruei, while Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine is 1,300 feet away.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
When booking for more than 15 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Maruei accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests arriving after check-in hours must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
Free shuttle service from Kawaguchiko Station is available between 14:00-19:00. Please contact the property after arriving at Kawaguchiko Station.
Dinner is served in either the guest room or a private dining room. Please note, guest preferences cannot be accommodated.
Guests must check in by 7:00 PM to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about Maruei
Maruei is 1.1 miles from the center of Fujikawaguchiko.
The prices at Maruei may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Check-in at Maruei is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Room options at Maruei include:
Maruei offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
From the nearest airport, you can get to Maruei by:
- Airport shuttle (public) 2h 40min