Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone
The Fujiya Hotel is all registered as the important cultural assets in Hakone, Japan. Hotel guests can stay
in architecturally historic buildings, receiving the high levels of hospitality service.
A general view of Fujiya Hotel at Miyanoshita:
It shows, in order from left, Flower Palace, Restful Cottage, Comfy Lodge and Main Building.
The house with a two-story pagoda is the restaurant building.
This photography was taken from the fourth floor of the Forest Lodge, Fujiya Hotel at Miyanoshita, Hakone in October 2016.
The Fujiya Hotel offers five types of accommodation, and they are all registered as the important cultural assets.
Here in Hakone, Japan, the hotel guests can stay in architecturally significant buildings, receiving the highest
levels of service honed over the history from 1878, when the Fujiya was found. Most of the building were
constructed between 1891 and 1960. The hotel is located in Hakone area, making it a convenient base for
touring around the region.
(L) The entrance of Fujiya Hotel (R) Front view of the Flower Palace
(L) It's time to see a Japanese pampas-grass in the hotel garden.
(M)Many carps came around to scrounge for food and striving to be first. (R) A water mill in a garden
(L) A pond in the Annex (R) The entrance to the Grill Wisteria in the Restaurant House
A footpath links the main building and Annex, Japanese-style dinning house, named as Kikkasou.
(L) This is an old post which was used in the 20th century. (M) Flower Palace (R) Main Building
(L) The entrance to the Main Building (R) Indoor hot-spring pool
(L) A twin-bedroom at Forest Lodge
(R) A bathroom: A pure hot-spring water is pumping up at high pressure, flowing to the bathtub.
Hot-spring water is quite different from an ordinary hot water; then, the whole body becomes very warm up after.
(L) A full-functioned washlet toilet (M) a brand new Imabari-made soft towel was prepared in a bathroom.
(R) A mountain-side guest room is facing to the mountain railway line. However, there is no train running sound
because of a double door, and the room inside is silent.
The ceiling of the main dinning-room is beautifully decorated with 636 Alpine plants.
This building was constructed in 1930 as a restaurant. It speaks us to keep a delicate balance of uncivilized country
and the essence of ancient architecture in Japan. It provides a fine view of the Flower Palace and its surroundings.
Dinner: Saumon marine a la vinaigrette d'aneth and Consomme ou potage du jour
Entrecote de baeuf roti sauce chasseur, clafoutis aux figue glance au vaniffe and tea
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria has visited the hotel in 1893.
Fujiya Hotel at Miyanoshita was requisitioned to Occupation Forces in September 1945. In July 1954, the hotel
was returned to the private owner of Fujiya Hotel. Many foreign dignitaries and well-known peoples have stayed
in this hotel. Some of the hotel's guest are Charles Chaplin, Helen Keller, John Lennon, Prince Albert
(later George VI) of the UK, the Swedish Crown Prince, the Emperor Showa, the current Emperor and Empress.
Guide Map of Fujiya Hotel
(L) No-smoking sign and smoking booth on the lobby floor (R) A compact smoking room for a single use
All guest rooms of Fujiya Hotel became smoke-free since January 2015. There are five smoking booths in the buildings.
(L) A compact shuttle car of Fujiya Hotel may take you to Miyanoshita Station upon request.
(R) Miyanoshita Station of Hakone-Tozan railways
Note: This hotel is closed for two years, until 2020, to be the earthquake resistant structured.
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How to get there from Tokyo:
(1) Take Tokai Shinkansen super-express train to Odawara, then change a train to Hakone-Yumoto, and at Hakone-Yumoto, transfer
a tram car to Minanoshita station to get off. It takes 75 minutes from Tokyo terminal to Miyanoshita, without counting a time
to change a train.
(2) Take Odakyu Express train from Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto station. It takes about 85 minutes, and there is no need to change
a train to Hakone-Yumoto. This is money-saving and quick-access-way. At Hakone-Yumoto, as used shinkansen, you have to transfer
a mountaintram car to Minanoshita station.
Super-express train 50,000 by Odakyu Electric Railway Co. is parked at Hakone-Yumoto Station.
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If you want to have experience of true Japanese 'Omotenashi,' you will find it at Kagaya Ryokan.
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of non-smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photograph was taken, and the article was written in October 2016,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., Ph.D.