2.5 star property
Lakefront guesthouse within easy reach of Lake Yamanaka

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Front of property
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Room amenity

Overview of Kounso

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
235-3 Yamanaka, Yamanakako, Yamanashi-ken, 401-0501
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Reception fireplace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Bike hire
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Japanese-Style Room with Shared Shower

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 Single Futons

Twin Room with Sofa Bed, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds and 2 Single Sofa Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Fujiyoshida Gekkoji Station - 11 min drive
  • Gotemba Station - 18 min drive
  • Fujisan station - 20 min drive


  • 甲州ほうとう 小作山中湖店 - 3 min walk
  • 庄ヤ - 19 min walk
  • CHIANTI CoMo - 9 min walk
  • 郷土料理和十郎 - 4 min walk
  • FUJIYAMA KITCHEN - 20 min walk

About this property


Kounso puts you 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lake Yamanaka and 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Oshino Hakkai. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Also, this guest house is within a short drive of Fuji-Q Highland.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Pool table


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Spring water bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Coronavirus Guidelines (Japan) guidelines.


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Additional fees may apply to children age 3 and under for extra bedding.

Also known as

Kounso Inn Yamanakako
Kounso Inn
Kounso Yamanakako
Kounso Japan/Yamanakako-Mura
Kounso Guesthouse
Kounso Yamanakako
Kounso Guesthouse Yamanakako

Frequently asked questions

Does Kounso offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kounso does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kounso?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kounso?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kounso?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kounso?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Does Kounso have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a spring water bath.
What's the area around Kounso like?
Kounso is located a short 18-minute walk from Mishima Yukio Museum.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Mara, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Small Place with Big Heart
Great location, very near Lake Yamanaka. We had the hotel all to ourselves, but the owners made sure we were looked after very well, making great efforts to get the bath ready for us. The garden autumn colours were radiant and playing pool in the lobby with my son and wife was priceless!
Alastair, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Little Experience
Very nice little tucked away guesthouse. The couple that run it are very friendly and helpful. They literally contacted me five minutes after booking to explain how to find them and check in. It's very clean and up kept. Will definitely book again in the future!
Adam, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was an excellent choice to experience a Japanese ryokan. Specially considering the price. Very traditional and an amazing service. We really hope to come back.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Karen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Onsen bath was an unexpected bonus, as was the pool table and the traditional Japanese furnishings.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant guesthouse near lake and restaurants
This is a very pleasant and spotlessly clean guesthouse set back from the lake (and the main road around it) along an alley. My room backed onto a forest and was very pleasant. A good western style cooked breakfast is available; order the day before. There are several good restaurants back on the lakeside within easy walking distance.
Alastair, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice place!
Thomas, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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