New Year's ryokan stay, Kanto
July 5, 2014 11:42 AM Subscribe
We'll be in Tokyo between December 27-January 2 at the tail end of our honeymoon, right in the middle of the New Year holidays. Help us add a ryokan stay and onsen relaxation to our itinerary!
posted by harujion to Travel & Transportation around Tokyo, Japan (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We've both spent a lot of time in Japan, and can usually manage enough Japanese to handle bookings and decode online information - however, we don't have any personal experience with any Kanto-area ryokan.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a ryokan with an onsen that isn't three transfers and a shaky bus ride away from Tokyo? We're on a pretty tight itinerary, and it looks like our best bet is to do it on December 30th - perilously close to New Year's Eve and the traditional closing of most businesses. A huge bonus to any recommendation would be that of a place known to be open over New Year's.
As it's our honeymoon, we're willing to pay above average prices for fantastic experiences, but we've got nothing against good old fashioned budget options either! The only must is either a nice onsen or an outstanding rotenburo. I'd be happy to elaborate on anything else that would make recommendations easier to specify.