Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, a new upscale resort built around the Japanese onsen (hot spring) opened this week in the town of Hakone, Japan. Surrounded by Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park near Mount Fuji, the popular destination and designated geopark is located about a two-hour drive/train ride from Tokyo.
The resort’s most unique feature is that all 150 Japanese-style guest rooms have private, open-air, hot spring baths. Other facilities include two large onsen, a hot spring-themed amusement park, a renowned botanical garden, a spa and two on-site Japanese restaurants.
The developer, Fujita Kanko has been operating resorts in Hakone for more than 60 years.