The noise and bustle of the city drop away the moment you are greeted at Gora Kadan. The only sounds are the occasional whoosh of a sliding rice-paper door and the trickling water of the hotel's outdoor natural hot springs.
The quiet elegance carries through to your room, where soft woven tatami mats muffle your footsteps. Outside each room is a private garden and personal soaking tub, with a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji.
Come meal time, you'll discover kaiseki, or haute cuisine, Japanese style - a traditional multi-course dinner.
The fully equipped gym offers plenty of exercise options, or if you prefer exercise of the outdoor variety, hiking trails range from a leisurely stroll around Lake Ashi to a rigorous all-day hike skirting the park's mountain peaks.