Yama No ChayaJapan/Yama+No+Chaya

Starting price: 330 USD/night


Contact the concierge on



Located in the lush green mountains near Hakone, Yama No Chaya has been welcoming guests for more than 50years. Located in Hakone, the region is conveniently close to both Tokyo and Mount Fuji. Famed for sightseeing and the hot springs, Yama No Chaya has also earned a reputation within Japan for excellent seasonal Japanese cuisine that rivals any fine dining restaurant. As much a luxury ryokan as a delightful onsen retreat, the team at Yamanochaya have created a wonderful family atmosphere, a warm and welcoming hospitality style all set within a beautiful setting. Whether looking for a cool summer retreat from nearby Tokyo, or to enjoy the changing of the seasons and the autumnal colours within the surrounding leafy woodland, Yamanochaya is a place for all seasons.
With 15 rooms over 10 room types, there is a room for every stay occasion, from solo travellers to family getaways in rooms that can sleep from 1 to 2 guests in the ‘Japanese Twin Room’, to 2 to 6 guests in the ‘Tsukimidai-room Ajisai’. Every room type features a private open-air onsen bath with water drawn from the local ancient hot spring. Located near a bridge that spans the Hayakawa Gorge, the restful sounds of the Hayakawa River bubbling over rocks below can be heard from the terraces of the rooms or while soaking in your private open-air onsen bath. Yama No Chaya’s facilities include a bar and restaurant, sauna, communal onsen both indoor and open-air, and a spa offering aromatherapy and massage services. The restaurant serves both Japanese and Western style breakfasts and is famed locally for its Kaiseki-ryori cuisine – a special Chef’s menu served with artistry and elegance as a multi-course dinner using the freshest seafood and seasonal produce sourced locally with some special ingredients foraged from within the surrounding woodland.

Your Host and The Team

“Our Yama No Chaya ryokan is not simply traditional, I rather like to think we have created a wonderful place for fun and discovery, where our guests can really feel at home, where they can relax, unwind, dine of fresh delicious Japanese cuisine and where we hope they will want to come back again and again to our special home in the beautiful woodland of the Hakone mountain.”

“Yama no Chaya is conveniently close to Tokyo and is the epitome of a rustic-luxe escape. In style, it’s a traditional Japanese onsen inn, a ryokan set within beautiful natural surroundings, and in the experience and service style, it is a wonderful Japanese boutique hotel. And the seasonal Kaiseki Japanese cuisine is to die for.”
Kim, the discoverer.


Yama No Chaya features 15 rooms across 10 room types. Sleeping from 1 to 2 guests, 2 to 4 guests and the largest room type sleeping 2 to 6 guests. All rooms are traditional Japanese in style with tatami mats, futon beds, and a private en-suite open-air onsen bath. Two of the room types are set over 2 floors sharing Japanese style living rooms and bedrooms with guests. Some of the rooms also feature a special Moon-Viewing platform, perfect for stargazing and bathing in the woodland air after a long soak in the onsen.
Contact the Secret Retreats concierge to discuss and select the best room to suit your stay at Yama No Chaya.

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Yama No Chaya highlight
  • Concierge/Tour DeskConcierge/Tour Desk
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Gay FriendlyGay Friendly
    Wine CellarWine Cellar

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 15 rooms across 10 room types
Opening time:
Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 10am

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: JPY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
Electricity voltage: 100V
Electricity plug type:
171 Tounosawa, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0315 (〒250-0315 神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町塔之沢171) , Japan
Transfers can be arranged from Tokyo by private car. Or take a train to Hakone Yumoto Station from where it is just a 5 min drive by public taxi to Yama No Chaya.
Airport: Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) - 71.5 km
Train Station: Hakone-Yumoto station – 5 min. by taxi

Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation,
contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com

Unique Travel Itineraries and Secret Experiences
in Japan

Discover Kyoto and Nara

4 days / 3 nights
1,050 USD
Learn more
Discover Kyoto and Nara

4 days / 3 nights
1,050 USD

On the Road From Tokyo to Kanagawa

3 days / 2 nights
Learn more
On the Road From Tokyo to Kanagawa

3 days / 2 nights


instagram youtube linkedin blog tiktok

Travel Asia with Secret Retreats

Secret Retreats is a curated community of independent boutique hotel, villas, yachts and river boats keen to share their Asian Homes with travelers, sustainably and responsibly. Conservation of the environment, culture and traditions of Asia is of paramount importance to all in Secret Retreats. A community of like-minded hospitality professionals, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to unveil the essence of Asia. Supporting the Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals and providing incredible holidays in Asia and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public ad travel agents.
Get inspired and make savings!
By booking direct with Secret Retreats and enjoy peace of mind from our full on the ground support. Contact our concierge and plan then book your Asia holiday now!