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401-0304 Yamanashi, Fujikawaguchiko, Kawaguchi 2312, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 278 reviews)
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Right on the shore of Lake Kawaguchi, Shuhokaku Kogetsu features outdoor hot-spring baths with lake views, traditional Kaiseki dinners in the privacy of guests’ rooms and a terrace with Mount Fuji views. The Japanese rooms all have views of the lake and Mount Fuji.
Guests at Shuhokaku Kogetsu Inn sleep in traditional Japanese style, in futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Each air-conditioned room has an private bathroom, an LCD TV and central and window-side seating areas.
The property is about a 10-minute drive from Kawaguchiko Train Station. Fujiomuro Sengen Shrine is 3.1 mi away. Parking is free.
You can relax with a massage, unwind at the sauna or sing karaoke. Free WiFi is available at the lobby, which also has a piano. The lounge also offers views of Mount Fuji.
A Japanese/Western breakfast buffet is served at Terum dining hall. Dinner consists of multiple courses of local specialties, made using fresh seasonal ingredients. Dinner will be served either in the guest rooms or in a private dining room.
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 9.7 for a two-person trip.
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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Until 10:00 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.
Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.
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
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Shuhokaku Kogetsu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests with food allergies or other diet restrictions must inform the property in advance. If informed on the same day, the property may not be able to change the meal.
Guests using a car navigation system are advised to use the map code: 161 361 593
Please inform Shuhokaku Kogetsu of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
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.
Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
FAQs about Shuhokaku Kogetsu
Check-in at Shuhokaku Kogetsu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Shuhokaku Kogetsu is 2.2 miles from the center of Fujikawaguchiko.
The prices at Shuhokaku Kogetsu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Yes, Shuhokaku Kogetsu is popular with guests booking family stays.
Shuhokaku Kogetsu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Tennis court
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
- Hot spring bath
From the nearest airport, you can get to Shuhokaku Kogetsu by:
- Train 2h 30min
Room options at Shuhokaku Kogetsu include:
Guests staying at Shuhokaku Kogetsu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).
Breakfast option(s) include: