Where is the cheapest ryokan?
Since Hakone is a very popular place for people from Tokyo and foreign tourists, it is rare to find very good deals there. For this reason, some unsavory hotels pretend to be ryokan, while they are not traditional at all. Do not fall into the trap by trying to pay the cheapest price.
If you want to try a traditional hotel at a low price, Hakone is not the best destination. In this case, I advise you to target other Japanese hot springs, even if they are more difficult to access.
Despite that, here are two traditional hotels in Hakone offering more affordable rates than the ones I have already shown you. I preferred to select ryokan that offer authentic experiences rather than looking at the cheapest hotel in the town. By choosing one of the inns below you will thus be guaranteed to have the best value for money for this type of hotel service.