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Top Luxury En Suite 'Onsen Ryokan' near Tokyo

| Onsen , Ryokan

Have you ever stayed in a luxurious en suite onsen ryokan? For a distinctly Japanese experience, pamper yourself with a lavish and unforgettable holiday at one of these luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) that are within three hours from the capital city of Tokyo!

10. Bettei Yaeno

Bettei Yaeno is located in the beautiful hot spring town of Minakami. There are only four Japanese villa-style rooms at the inn, so you can be assured of a secluded and soothing getaway. In addition, you can enjoy a rejuvenating hot spring bath anytime and as often as you like in your villa. The Japanese kaiseki cuisine being served at Yaeno may look simple and nothing to shout about, but it is a satisfying treat with fresh local produce. Regardless of the season you visit, the surrounding greenery acts as a fabulous backdrop while you enjoy the retreat. Rooms are booked quickly so act fast for a marvelously private stay at Bettei Yaeno!

9. Kaichoro

With only 8 en-suite onsen ryokans on its premises, Kaichoro is a wonderful place where you can rest in a serene setting in the town of Ikaho. Enjoy your meal in a private room at Saryo restaurant and be delighted with unique and unconventional culinary delights by the young and promising chef. Have a lovely time in the terrace bath made from Japanese umbrella pine wood. Above all these great facilities, the warm hospitality of the staff is definitely worth mentioning too, as they go out of the way to ensure you a truly relaxing holiday to remember!

8. Tsutsuji-tei

Tsutsuji-tei is a charming little ryokan with only 10 rooms on a 16,500-square-metre wooden field. The interiors may look old to some, but they are well-maintained for you to relax and unwind throughout your stay. Dining at Tsutsuji-tei is an experience by itself, as they offer the finest Japanese cuisine customized for each guest. Utmost care is taken at each step throughout your dining to ensure that each dish can be enjoyed at the best timing to please the most sophisticated palate. Besides being able to enjoy your time in the soothing onsen, there is also a homely fireplace where you can relax at night, with a cup of tea or book from the inn.