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9.1

Exceptional

599 reviews

599 reviews

Breakfast6
View5
Housekeeping3
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 160 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Unaki Hime Shrine 580 m
Yunotsubo Kaido 1.2 km
Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village 1.2 km
Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS- 1.3 km
Yufuin Basin 1.3 km
Tenso Shrine 1.3 km
Yufuin Chagall Museum 1.4 km
Mt. Yufu 1.4 km
Sagiridai Observatory 2.2 km
Michi-no-Eki Yufuin 3.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Hino Hospital 130 m
Kozen-in Temple 140 m
Yufuin Hot Spring 310 m
Yufuin Kosei Pension Hospital 370 m
Maxvalue Yufuin 420 m
Gourmet City 420 m
Norman Rockwell Yufuin Museum 470 m
Aso Chaho Shop 530 m
Ito 550 m
Yufu Tourist Information Center 560 m

Sanso Tanaka

286-1 Kawaminami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu, Yufu, Japan, 879-5103 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Yufu part of Yufu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mt. Yufu. This 3-star property features hot spring bath to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

610 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

560 meters to Yufu Tourist Information Center

Hygiene Plus

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Spa

Smoking area

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.5
Distance to city center1.5Km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportOita Airport (OIT)
Distance to airport42.7 km

Rooms available at Sanso Tanaka

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.8

Standard Western Style Room with Tatami Area for 2 People - Adult only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Economy Western Style Room with Tatami Area for 2 People - Adult only
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Western Style Room with Tatami Area for 2 People - Adult only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Single Western Style Room for 1 Person - Adult only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Economy Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Countryside view
  • 1 single bed
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Superior Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Western Style Room with Tatami Area for 2 People - Adult only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sanso Tanaka?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The ryokan offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sanso Tanaka?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sanso Tanaka has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Yufu with private transportation, the ryokan can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Sanso Tanaka?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1200 JPY if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the ryokan.

What is the smoking policy at Sanso Tanaka?

Sanso Tanaka does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sanso Tanaka?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Sanso Tanaka is Yufuin Train Station, 610 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Sanso Tanaka?

Sanso Tanaka is located in Yufu, famous for good restaurants such as Yufuin Ichinoza, Yufuin J's Kitchen and Yufuin Beer-Kan.

What popular shopping places are close to Sanso Tanaka?

Sanso Tanaka is located in Yufu area which features shopping places such as Ito, Yufuin Otoya and Hinoshin.

What are popular attractions near Sanso Tanaka?

Sanso Tanaka is located in Yufu area, which is famous for attractions such as Yunotsubo Kaido, Sagiridai Observatory and Yufuin Basin.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sanso Tanaka?

Sanso Tanaka is located within Yufu, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mt. Yufu, Tsukahara Highland and Yufugawa Valley.

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What people love about Sanso Tanaka

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Nice and clean places and the hosts are very friendly!"

    Pui

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    May 4, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Perfect place."

    Jaitana

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    January 7, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "It has breathtaking view from the room and private onsen for use."

    GINETTE

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    September 25, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 319 Yufu properties
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Room comfort score
9.8/10
Value for money score
9.5/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Service score
9.7/10
Better than
98
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of Yufu properties
Better than
97
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
91
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
89
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of Yufu properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
599 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.1
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More about Sanso Tanaka

More about Sanso Tanaka

Sanso Tanaka

Enjoy the best of Yufu and nearby adventures with a stay at Sanso Tanaka. Just 1.3 km from Mt. Yufu, Sanso Tanaka provides an easy access to nature, a great escape from everyday life.
Enjoy all that Sanso Tanaka has to offer! Free internet access provided within the ryokan keeps you connected throughout your stay. Car hire services provided by Sanso Tanaka makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Yufu. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Sanso Tanaka. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ryokan. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Sanso Tanaka provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the ryokan, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the ryokan you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the ryokan's shared kitchen.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Yufu has to offer! Be sure to stop by Sagiridai Observatory located 2.1 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 99% of all other options in the city.
Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 97% of the city's accommodation.
According to guests who stayed here, this ryokan's room comfort is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Yufu.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

7 mentions

View

3 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • Japanese
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Spa
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Humidifier
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian

Location

286-1 Kawaminami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu, Yufu, Japan, 879-5103
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports
  • Oita Airport (OIT)
    42.7 km 54 min drive
  • Kumamoto Airport (KMJ)
    65.8 km 2.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Yufuin Train Station
    620 m
  • Minami Yufu Train Station
    3.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Hino Hospital
    130 m
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    890 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    890 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Unaki Hime Shrine
    580 m
  • Yunotsubo Kaido
    1.2 km
  • Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village
    1.2 km
  • Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-
    1.3 km
  • Yufuin Basin
    1.3 km
  • Tenso Shrine
    1.3 km
  • Yufuin Chagall Museum
    1.4 km
  • Mt. Yufu
    1.4 km
  • Sagiridai Observatory
    2.2 km
  • Michi-no-Eki Yufuin
    3.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Hino Hospital
    130 m
  • Kozen-in Temple
    140 m
  • Yufuin Hot Spring
    310 m
  • Yufuin Kosei Pension Hospital
    370 m
  • Maxvalue Yufuin
    420 m
  • Gourmet City
    420 m
  • Norman Rockwell Yufuin Museum
    470 m
  • Aso Chaho Shop
    530 m
  • Ito
    550 m
  • Yufu Tourist Information Center
    560 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • Guests arriving after 08:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • The maximum occupancy per room is strictly limited to 2 people.
  • Any additional people that are not included in the original reservation are not allowed to stay.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until20:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.5Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1200 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of rooms 7
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1988
  • Most recent renovation2020
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Sanso Tanaka from real guests

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9.1
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities8.9
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality9.8
Service9.7
Value for money9.5
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10.0
Exceptional
MinHwa
Solo traveler
Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

I really recommend it.”

Actually i didn't expect to enjoy it much but it was really such a beautiful place in Yufuin. The hosts are really kind and the breakfast of this place was really simple and good. The view of scenery is really perfect. The mountain shows amazing views. The sauna was really perfect to relax our body. The most important thing is the price is very reasonable to enjoy something like wearing yukata, enjoying sauna and going somewhere to sightseeing.

Reviewed September 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Pui from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great Choices!”

We absolutely had a great time and enjoyed a lot in this lovely place! Nice and clean places and the hosts are very friendly! Although we do not have private toilet, but the public toilets are just out of our rooms, and we do have a sink in our room which is good enough. The room is big and the view is superb! We do enjoyed the outdoor hotspring which is very nice and private! And we also had a nice japanese breakfast with a perfect view! We love this place a lot :)

Reviewed May 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
GINETTE from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Best ryokan in town ”

This place is strategically located 15 mins walk from the train station. It has breathtaking view from the room and private onsen for use. You won’t regret booking here.

Reviewed September 25, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
MYUNGSUK from South Korea
Couple
Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Awesome owner!”

Our shoese are completly wet after raining and the lady owner was trying to dry our shoses. so sweet!!! Private hot spring was great as well. Highly recommend thi ryokan.

Reviewed May 07, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
DA-EUN
Solo traveler
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Beautiful and perfect meal!”

This place is perfect for anyone who is travelling alone, couple, familly also :) And the most impressive thing that i think is morning meal! I recommended to have a reservation included morning meal. Thank u for your kindness and memorable places

Reviewed May 16, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Sook from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

good”

very good. I want to go again this here.

Reviewed June 27, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Jaitana from Thailand
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Jaitana from Thailand ”

Perfect place. I will visit there again sooner or later.

Reviewed January 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Mikayla from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Highlight of my trip to Kyushu! I never wanted to leave! ”

It was my first time staying in a Ryokan and Sansoh Tanaka did not disappoint. In fact, it greatly exceed my expectations! The inn is approximately 7 minutes away from the Yufuin station by foot. You wouldn't mind the short walk as the town is so beautiful. Staff was immensely accommodating and overly thoughtful. They put utmost care into everything they do for their guests. We arrived in Yufuin 2 hours before check-in and decided to drop our stuff off at Sansoh Tanaka. We were warmly welcomed by the proprietor and proprietress. They allowed us to drop off our things and even let us borrow their bikes before we even checked in! They also give us a detailed map of the area with recommendations on where to eat and the scenic routes to take. Room was clean and huge-- we didn't expect such a big room for 2 people! Also, the VIEW is priceless! I loved waking up to the twin peaks of Yufudake. Toilets were always clean. The inn also has a microwave and refrigerator should you wish to heat up your food and chill your highballs. The onsens were wonderful! Such a great experience! Lastly, the breakfast was delicious!!! I believe they grow their own vegetables which made for an unforgettable meal. I loved everything about Sansoh Tanaka! The place is highly recommended! I wish I could stay there forever!

Reviewed May 18, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
SUNGSOO from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

very Quiet, very Clean, very Cozy, very Hot in old-traditional Japanese house.”

It is super very amazingly quiet place, because this hotel does not accept people with child or children. There are three private spas that even 4-6 people can get in. one is outdoor spa, and two are indoor spa. (outdoor one is smaller than indoor one.) It seems that there are (maybe) 8 rooms in this hotel. So if you check in this hotel early, you can use spa as much as you want. If you are a talkative or active person, I would say that you should avoid this hotel. Though, If you like quiet or want to enjoy silency and calm atmosphere, I strongly recommend this place. The outside view was amazing. you can see full view of yufuin mountain.

Reviewed December 19, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Prapassorn from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Very great view hotel with in door and out door onsen”

About 15-20 minutes from station with great view of mountains but if you have many luggages I suggest taking a taxi because of difficult track. There are 2 in-door onsens and 1 out-door onsen with surrounded nature. Great service with very clean rooms. There are bicycles for free ride around the town.

Reviewed June 17, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
punon from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Great place to stay with private onsen”

Pros: Room is large and very clean Staff is very nice Breakfast is great Private onsen Cons: Location is a bit far from the city center but within the walkable distance. Shared bathroom and toilet

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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7.6
Very good
MINSIK from South Korea
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Quiet and nice place to stay”

Ryokan's location is about 15-min walikng distance so It is some bothering to get there with carrier. The room is clean enough. Spa is very good for relaxation after whole day sightseeing. A small wish for host is to change the towels at Spa with new one. Most of them make debri or fine towel dust when clean the water from the body. It could be why it worn. The breakfast is full and delicious. But I was sorry to bite something like a piece of shell cover or sand from clam in soup. So quiet property.

Reviewed May 20, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Wilfred from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Friendly host, elegant Japanese house and garden, stylish and tasty breakfast, clean onsen facilitie”

Though not exactly in the centre of the town, it is however within walking distance to major points of attraction, supermarket and restaurants. We had a good two days of stay, enjoying particularly the peaceful and tranquil countryside and the Japanese hospitality.

Reviewed October 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
man from Macau SAR, China
Solo traveler
Deluxe Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

nice view ”

nice view, it is in front of the mountain view. the hosts are very nice and friendly couple. you could enjoy the quiet & relaxing moment. around 20 mins walking distance from the JR station.

Reviewed September 30, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Ling-Yi from Taiwan
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Relaxing”

The room and the spring are perfect!!!

Reviewed September 21, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
yujin from South Korea
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Very great plece”

Very kind and nice breakfast ! I want to stay here next time again

Reviewed January 22, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
RACHANON from Thailand
Solo traveler
Standard Western Style Room for 2 People with Tatami Area - Adults Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Great hospitality. ”

Great hospitality, nice staff, excellent breakfast. But small and low quantity of hot springs for all of customers and a little bit far from train station.

Reviewed May 08, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Yee from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Excellent!”

The host were very nice and friendly. Good breakfast.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Chia from Taiwan
Couple
Western Style Single Room - Adult Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Good accommodation”

Delicious breakfast,good location

Reviewed August 20, 2016

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6.4
Good
Suchaya from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

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Reviewed November 29, 2016

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