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Yufuin Santoukan
Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open Air Bath, Yufuin Santoukan in Yufu
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9.1

Exceptional

1,041 reviews

1,041 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Noichigo

80 m

Tsunouchiya

80 m

You-ki-ya

90 m

Yufuin Retro Motor Museum

120 m

Museum of Automobile History Kyushu

130 m

Popular landmarks
Yufuin Basin

150 m

Yufuin Chagall Museum

160 m

Mt. Yufu

160 m

Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-

160 m

Tenso Shrine

250 m

Closest landmarks
Yufuin Basin

150 m

Yufuin Orgel no Mori

160 m

Yufuin Chagall Museum

160 m

Mt. Yufu

160 m

Yufuin no Inu Yashiki

160 m

Yufuin Santoukan

1553 Kawakami, Yufu, Yufu, Japan, 879-5102 - See map

This ryokan features free Wi-Fi in all rooms for easy connection, and car park free of charge. Strategically situated in Yufu, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mt. Yufu. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and hot spring bath on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Yufu

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Excellent breakfast

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Shops

Coffee shop

Bar

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Yufu every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportOita Airport (OIT)
Distance to airport41.6 km

Rooms available at Yufuin Santoukan

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 6 futons
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Japanese Style For 3 Persons
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 futons
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Superior Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 futons
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Twin Room - 2 Single beds
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open Air Bath
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 2 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Yufuin Santoukan?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Yufuin Santoukan?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Yufuin Santoukan has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Yufuin Santoukan?

Yufuin Santoukan 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 Yufuin Santoukan?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Yufuin Santoukan is Yufuin Train Station, 1.2 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Yufuin Santoukan?

Yufuin Santoukan is located in Yufu, famous for good restaurants such as Nurukawa Onsen Snack Corner, Towari Soba Nukukawa and Restaurant Togoan.

What popular shopping places are close to Yufuin Santoukan?

Shopping options in Yufuin Santoukan’s Yufu neighborhood include Noichigo, Tsunouchiya and You-ki-ya.

What are popular attractions near Yufuin Santoukan?

Yufuin Santoukan 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 Yufuin Santoukan?

Yufuin Santoukan 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 Yufuin Santoukan

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room was clean and spacious, with personal onsen."

    Tsz

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    November 9, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Nice & clean with Chalet style room Very attentive staff Good Onsen facilities Good Kaiseki dinner & Japanese breakfast"

    Kong

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    December 22, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Yufuin is a lovelier place to stay than nearby Beppu."

    Leon

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    February 20, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 319 Yufu properties
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Service score
9.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Room comfort score
9.1/10
Location score
9/10
Better than
88
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
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of Yufu properties
Better than
87
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
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of Yufu properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
1,041 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Staff is very helpful and thoughtful!
Chit from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
More about Yufuin Santoukan

More about Yufuin Santoukan

Yufuin Santoukan

Make your vacation a genuine city adventure with a stay at Yufuin Santoukan, which offers an activity-enabling location right in the city center -- so you can see more and do more in Yufu. Need to get away from your everyday city life? Just 160 m from Mt. Yufu, Yufuin Santoukan is the ideal base camp for an escape into pristine nature and natural exploration.
The facilities and services provided by Yufuin Santoukan ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the ryokan's free parking, right on-site. The ryokan provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the ryokan to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Yufuin Santoukan guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Yufuin Santoukan are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The ryokan also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the ryokan provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. A night in at the ryokan's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Yufuin Santoukan. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Yufu while in the city. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Sagiridai Observatory, located 1.6 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 88% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

19 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Swimming Pool

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Bathtub
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Asian

Location

1553 Kawakami, Yufu, Yufu, Japan, 879-5102
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports
  • Oita Airport (OIT)
    41.6 km 54 min drive
  • Kumamoto Airport (KMJ)
    67.1 km 2.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Yufuin Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Minami Yufu Train Station
    4.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Iwao Hospital
    830 m
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    240 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    1.2 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village
    140 m
  • Yunotsubo Kaido
    150 m
  • Yufuin Basin
    150 m
  • Yufuin Chagall Museum
    160 m
  • Mt. Yufu
    160 m
  • Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-
    160 m
  • Tenso Shrine
    250 m
  • Unaki Hime Shrine
    1.2 km
  • Sagiridai Observatory
    1.6 km
  • Michi-no-Eki Yufuin
    3.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Noichigo
    80 m
  • Tsunouchiya
    80 m
  • You-ki-ya
    90 m
  • Yufuin Retro Motor Museum
    120 m
  • Museum of Automobile History Kyushu
    130 m
  • Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village
    140 m
  • Yufuin no Nekoyashiki
    140 m
  • Yufuin Floral Village
    150 m
  • Yufu no Hana
    150 m
  • Yunotsubo Kaido
    150 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
  • Check-in is not possible after 06:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to provide an estimated time of arrival in the Special Request section upon booking.
  • Any additional people that are not included in the original reservation are not allowed to stay.
  • Please inform the property regarding number of children, age, meal plan, and extra bed requests in the Special Request section upon booking.
  • There is no English speaking staff at the property.
  • Guests who reserved a room with dinner must check in before 06:00 PM or dinner cannot be served and no refund provided.
  • The pick-up service from JR Yufuin station has been ended.
  • Children can stay in some rooms. Please note that some room types do not allow children to stay.
  • Children under 6 years old will be charged JPY 2,200 per child per night when using existing bedding.
  • 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 until18:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until18:00
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage100

Reviews of Yufuin Santoukan from real guests

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9.1
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities9.1
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality9.1
Service9.7
Value for money8.7
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6-7 Good (4)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kejian from China
Solo traveler
Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Friendly Staff, Excellent Room, Dinner and Service”

The room is very large for just one person. There is a bedroom/dining area, then there is also a living room area. The bathroom has a regular shower area, which is really large, then there is the outdoor onsen tub. The tub area is covered with wood/bamboo screen, so you can't really see the view, but right outside was some parking lot, so I was just watching the little garden in my guestroom. The public bath is really nice. The hotel is very pretty, right outside my room was the garden. With the maple leaf season, it was a beautiful view. The dinner was really nice, but also every dish was a very large portion. By the last two dishes, I could barely finish them. The girl who took care of me during the stay was very friendly. Although she spoke very little English, she tried to introduce everything to me and make conversations with me during dinner. Rest of the staff was also professional and caring.

Reviewed October 11, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Ching from Taiwan
Couple
Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

An exceptional hotel for an exceptional place”

It is also the details, good details! I would have given the rating of 6-Star if there is such thing! Food was decadent (“8 course meal”beautifully plated, if I counted right), cannot be better! staff was super polite and friendly, the tatami room was spacious, nicely and comforting layout, amenities was well thought out, hot spring facilities was just wonderful - 2 tubs, each has insider and outdoor ones. The “hotel” was about 25 mins walk away. The hotel staff picked us up in no time after we call them(they also dropped us off after). Yufuin is just a lovely place to stroll and shop. We really enjoyed the walk toward the bus station after dropped off the luggage. It is like 1 min walk away from the 金鱗 Kinlin Lake. All and all, it is just a lovely trip and wonderful stay! Nothing I could even criticize on maybe if I have to pick on one thing, it would be no clock in the hot spring place but maybe it is all intentional to forget about time! VCC, Toronto, Canada CCT, Taiwan Nov. 12-13, 2019

Reviewed November 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kyungchul from South Korea
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

delicious food and friendly staff , Thank you EBI”

Staff "EBI" explained each food in detail. And the food was delicious, too. The room was so neat and the water in the hot spring was just right, so it was good to enjoy. I think it is a really good place to travel with family. Thank you for your kind hospitality and EBI.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Paul from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese-Style Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Personalised Service”

Wonderful experience and hotel has a open air and close door onsen and the staff service was absolutely good and exceed our expectation. thank you will recommend without doubts on this hotel and walking distance to the mysterious yufuin lake.... and easy access to the market..

Reviewed December 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mandelena from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Exceptional”

The staff are very friendly & warm! Impeccable service. :) Superb location and the room is nice & cosy. Meal service was definitely the highlight! Tip: Park your car at the hotel and explore the Yufu shopping district that's a stone throw away.

Reviewed January 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
SHIH-TING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Japanese-Style Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

The best service! ”

Great service. Outdoor and indoor hotspring in the room. There are also public hotspring options. Staff were all nice. The meal is delicate and fantastic. What a great memory I had. Highly recommended!

Reviewed May 16, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Singapore
Family with teens
Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Great ryokan”

Its an experience to try out the ryokan. Breakfast & dinner are served in the room and it's a very lavish one. The only disadvantage is there is no bed to rest other than bedtime because the beds are only laid out before bedtime

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
CHIANG from Macau SAR, China
Couple
Superior Japanese Style Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Wonderful stay”

Super convenient location: this onsen ryokan (hot spring hotel) is located in a quite corner right next to the popular shopping street, the beautiful Kinrin Lake, and the famous hot pot rice restaurant "Yufumabushishin". Excellent service: Offer free transportation between Yufuin JR/bus station. Staff is super polite and helpful. The young lady serving us speaks fluent English. Dinner and breakfast are included and are served inside your room. Food is decent and tasty. Nice amenities: Room is spacious (one living room and one bedroom/dining room). Bathroom and toilet included in the room. Together with its adjacent sister ryokan, there are 4 onsens available for the hotel guests. No view at onsens but still very quiet and comfortable.

Reviewed November 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
shauk from Canada
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Excellent service from the lady who served us, though farther from train station but provided shuttl”

All staff are very nice, meals very delicious for breakfast and dinner, the lady waited at door and handed over the umbrella at the rainy morning, two minutes walked to the lake though it is very small never see such beautiful scene in the morning as a paradise.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Chit from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Enjoyable experience”

Excellent service and food! Staff is very helpful and thoughtful! The outdoor hot spring inside our room is great! The heating in my room is sufficient, except for the toilet and bathroom. Though facilities are a bit old, they are very clean and tidy. Strongly recommend Yufuin Santoukan to those who have never tried Japanese onsen hotel before! Trust me it is value for money!

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Yeung from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

A&O from Hong Kong”

Money worth, well spent a wonderful night here with my wife and we both had an experience that we will never forget! The food and services are excellence and location is very convenience! Highly recommend!

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Leon from Japan
Solo traveler
Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Onsen hotel”

Yufuin is a lovelier place to stay than nearby Beppu. This onsen ryokan offers two bathing facilities (both with an indoor onsen and outdoor rotenburo) and large, traditional Japanese-style tatami rooms. The staff were lovely.

Reviewed February 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
yun from South Korea
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Perfect”

Very nice room, perfect food

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Iris from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

excellent service。 b-rekfast takes a bit long time”

Dinner is good but also takes a bit long time

Reviewed October 17, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Sui from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese-Style Room 8 Tatami with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Nice experience”

What I appreciate - clean - close to lake - dinner and breakfast - the people who served us, they really treat the guests well - the private hot bath is so nice Still some downside - before checkin I tried contact CS for several times inquiries via email. They never reply. - I suggest to provide more information on shuttle service (eg how arrange) and meal arrangements upon bookings. But seems this is the responsibility of Agoda, rather than the hotel.

Reviewed April 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Kong from Singapore
Couple
Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Superb Ryoken”

Nice & clean with Chalet style room Very attentive staff Good Onsen facilities Good Kaiseki dinner & Japanese breakfast

Reviewed December 22, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Yu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great warm service but too hot spring”

The room is Japanese style with an open air hot spring. The staffs are very nice, patient and considerate. The meals are great and delicious. But the spring is too hot and not very suitable for bath. Also, the room is a bit old. All in all, the hotel is still very good. I will certainly recommend it to my family and friends.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ying from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Everything is good”

Everything is good. But I hope the hotel staff could reply my e-mail before my stay

Reviewed November 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Jocelyn from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese style Room (8 Tatami)
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent”

Attentive staff and nice service

Reviewed December 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Japanese Style with Open-Air Bath
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Very good experience”

Meal are very nice Hot spring in room very good

Reviewed November 22, 2019

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