Yoshiike, Hot-spring resort, Hakone-Yumoto
Yoshiike Ryokan with a lage Japanese garden in spring time
Photo(C)2016 Junhaku Miyamoto
Yoshike Ryokan is conveniently located at seven minutes on foot from Hakone-Yumoto Station, which takes
86 minutes by an express car from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. This area has a history stretching almost 1300
years as a hot spring. It is very pleasant to see a Japanese garden with an area of 33,000 square meters,
inherited from Iwasaki Zaibatsu, a financial combine. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery that
changes every season.
Yoshiike Rykan is a modern ryokan in Kanagawa Prefecture. It offers guests friendliness and Japanese-style
$B!z(BA ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated from the Edo period ( 1603-1868). They
typically feature tatami-matted floors, where a guest may wear a yukata, a kind of kimono.
The route how to get there from Tokyo:
(1) Get a limited express modern train from Shinjuku station, Tokyo
(2) From Tokyo station: Take Tokaidou shinkansen super-express train to Odawara; then, change a train to Hakone-Yumoto.
A Japanese garden was used in a villa of the Iwasaki family, the founder of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu.
A Japanese garden in Yoshike Ryokan
A Japanese garden with a natural stone
A Japanese garden with full blossoms of cherry trees
A Japanese garden with a carp: There are 1,000 carps in this pond.
A twin-bedroom with an automatic toilet with a bidet; this room has been recently renovated and designated as smoke-free.
This rokan, Yoshiike has a total of 64 guest rooms. Six rooms on the fourth floor of the main building are smoke-free (non-smoking).
Smoking-room rate of this accommodation is 90.6%.
In all other rooms, smoking is allowed. If a tobacco smell remains, they will remove it by a deodorant work.
(L) This panel shows a hot-water temperature at each public hot-spring bath.
(R) Open-air bath: At night, a shower of cherry blossom is so fantastic that nobody thinks it in the everyday world.
There are six hot-spring sources, creating a total of 720 liters per one minute of hot-water springs from the
land of Yoshiike. For all baths, the over-flow methods are applied. They never re-use a hot water twice by
circulating it. A hot water is also used as a heating system of the buildings.
Senshintei, a smoke-free Japanese restaurant
(L) A designated smoking place is observed on the outside of Senshintei restaurant, which prohibit smoking.
(R) A view from Senshintei restaurant
In April, you can enjoy various flowers in a Japanese Garden.
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of 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 April 2016,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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