A private resort hotel in the serenity of the forest, where birds serenade you in soprano among the rustling leaves and treetops.
Welcome to Hakone.
Countless intellectuals and political and business leaders have long come here to escape from their busy lives in Tokyo and enjoy the majestic nature.
With famous hot springs and several refined hotels and villas, the history and elegance of Hakone is in a class of its own.
It is hard to believe it is only 90 minutes from central Tokyo.
These blue skies are just a moment away.
The forests of Hakone seem to celebrate this moment of peace.
This is the Kanaya Resort Hakone, an annex of the Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel,
one of Japan’s oldest resort hotels.
Enjoy the hospitality of the Kanaya Resort Hotel, constantly evolving while maintaining the traditions of a classic hotel.
A natural wonder awaits.
Enjoy a glass of welcome champagne while relaxing in forest greenery on the garden terrace.
Slowly unwind surrounded by a forest covering over five acres in Sengokuhara, Hakone.
The guest room opens up to a view of a large evergreen captanopsis tree wrapped in mistletoe, a primeval forest made up of colorful acers and maples, and the peaks of Hakone in the distance.
Relax in the private bath on the spacious balcony, completely alone, enjoying the luxury of the hot spring waters of Owakudani, famed for promoting beautiful skin, and the bathtub of green tuff stone from Towada.
Bathe alone in the clear mountain air, the forest greenery, and the rich hot spring waters to your heart’s content.
Enjoy total privacy, as the sky and treetops are reflected on the shimmering surface of the bath.
Take dinner at Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Restaurant, which maintains the fine traditions of Seiyo Zendokoro John Kanaya Azabu Restaurant, a famed establishment once located in Azabu, Tokyo.
As a gourmet, the dream of founder John Kanaya was a cuisine of “East Meets West.”
Unwrap the chestnut leaf on the autumn forest plate to discover a novel combination of flavors:
mallard foie gras dressed with green onion and dried mullet roe, which pairs perfectly with a natural Burgundy.
This whimsical and creative French cuisine brings out the best of fresh seasonal ingredients from both East and West and is designed to be eaten with chopsticks.
The traditional and modern are fused naturally like the trees and flowers of the forest.
A painting of a beautiful woman dining adorns the wall.
This journey is made all the more thrilling with a sip from a novel cocktail in a space brought to life by a pageantry of delightful dishes.
On this evening, the serenity of the forest, and even the darkness of night, feel gentle and welcoming.
From the trees sparkling in sunlight to the glass artwork of Gabriel Loire, let the interaction of the light with nature and man soothe you.
John Kanaya, the founder of the Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel and a leader of the hotel industry in Japan during his time was also a great lover of art.
He was an avid collector of Loire, an artist heavily influenced by the Japonesque aesthetic, and a portion of his collection can also be found at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.
Here is the Forest Villa loved by John.
The “East Meets West” hospitality is a legacy of John’s fine sensibilities and resonates with the world of Loire, who himself embraced the beauty of both East and West.
Let it release you from your daily concerns, so subtly that you hardly notice it happening.
Feel the weight being lifted from your body and mind, leaving them as fresh as the morning forest.
Let the Kanaya Resort Hakone, the jewel of Hakone, be your own private forest villa, and pass the time in privacy and beautiful comfort.