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Kanagawa’s Inn that Warmly Welcomes Foreign Visitors, The Ryokan Tokyo Yugawara

Writer : tinyasu

Stay a night at a ryokan (Japanese-style inn) tailored to foreign tourists, “The Ryokan Tokyo Yugawara,” in Kanagawa Prefecture’s Yugawara!
Dormitory rooms start at 2700 yen per night, possibly making this the cheapest lodging in Yugawara!

Access to the Ryokan

The ryokan is located 10 minutes by car from JR Yugawara Station.
The road to the ryokan is fairly narrow, with some sharp inclines!

Narrow Hilly Road
Narrow Hilly Road

If you see this sign, you’re almost there!

Entrance
Entrance

Its entrance immediately gives off a Japanese-styled vibe!

Outside View
Outside View
Gates Reminiscent of Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari-Taisha
Gates Reminiscent of Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari-Taisha

You change into slippers for inside, and leave your outside shoes in a locker.

Entryway, Shoe Area
Entryway, Shoe Area
Reception
Reception

Exploring the Building!

Shop
Shop
Café, Dining Area
Café, Dining Area

The ryokan offers all-you-can-drink black tea, roasted green tea, and coffee.
There is also a drink vending machine (paid).

Drink Corner
Drink Corner
Building Map
Building Map

There is a list of interesting paid activities.
There are lots of costumes and props available too!

Menu, Costume Room
Menu, Costume Room

These are photo panels of famous Japanese locations.
You can dress up in costumes and take pictures in front of these photo panels!

Photo Panel
Photo Panel

Rooms

Available room types are Japanese-style and dormitory-style. This time, I used the dormitory style room.

Dormitory Room
Dormitory Room

The dormitory rooms are mixed gender and shared. There is a communal refrigerator as well. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

Bed

The beds are 120-centimeter semi-doubles, so they are somewhat wide.

Bed
Bed
Lockers
Lockers
Toilet
Toilet
Shower Room
Shower Room

Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap are provided.

Onsen

The hot spring is certified as a 100% Gensen Kakenagashi onsen. You can enjoy Yugawara’s popular onsen at this ryokan.

100% Gensen Kakenagashi onsen
100% Gensen Kakenagashi onsen
Painting of Mt. Fuji on the Onsen Wall
Painting of Mt. Fuji on the Onsen Wall

You can definitely relax here!

Onsen Amenities

Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hair dryer, combs, cotton swabs
(Women: Lotion, milky lotion, facial cleanser)

Paid Amenities

Toothbrush 54 yen, rental bath towel 216 yen

There is a convenience store located around 15 minutes on foot from the ryokan, but keeping in mind the steep slopes along the path, I recommend you do your shopping beforehand.
I ordered the 490 yen breakfast, and I felt like it was a pretty good value since it came with two pieces of toast, as well as ham and eggs.

Nearby Convenience Store
Nearby Convenience Store

Basic information on The Ryokan Tokyo Yugawara

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The Ryokan Tokyo Yugawara

Address
742 Miyakami Yugawara-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa[MAP]
Access
About 10 minutes by taxi from Yugawara Station
TEL
0465-63-3498
e-mail
info@theryokan.jp
Check-in
16:00-21:00
Check-out
6:00-10:00
Credit Cards
Accepted
WEB
URL(English)