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8.8

Excellent

805 reviews

805 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 760 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Unaki Hime Shrine 230 m
Tenso Shrine 1.4 km
Yufuin Basin 1.4 km
Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village 1.4 km
Yunotsubo Kaido 1.4 km
Yufuin Chagall Museum 1.4 km
Mt. Yufu 1.5 km
Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS- 1.5 km
Sagiridai Observatory 1.8 km
Michi-no-Eki Yufuin 3.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Unaki Hime Shrine 230 m
Yufuin Kosei Pension Hospital 240 m
Yufudake Hot Spring 490 m
Hino Hospital 560 m
Ogosha Shrine 640 m
Yufuin Stained Glas Museum 660 m
Baien 690 m
Kozen-in Temple 720 m
Yufuin Hot Spring 790 m
MUSOUEN 870 m

Yufunogo Saigakukan

2378-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, 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. 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. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

230 meters to Unaki Hime Shrine

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Hot tub

Sauna

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

9 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOita Airport (OIT)
Distance to airport42.6 km

Rooms available at Yufunogo Saigakukan

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Premium Mount Yufu View Suite with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Mount Yufu View Junior Suite with Jet Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Mount Yufu View Japanese Style Suite with Open-Air Bath
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Mount Yufu View Japanese Style Suite with Jet Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Standard Japanese Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 4 futons
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Mount Yufu View Japanese Style Room with 10 Tatami
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 futons
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Room
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Quadruple Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Yufunogo Saigakukan?

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.

How do I get to Yufunogo Saigakukan?

A stay at Yufunogo Saigakukan also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the ryokan. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Yufunogo Saigakukan has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge.

Is breakfast offered at Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2198 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 are my dining options at Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Yufunogo Saigakukan features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast and dinner.

What is the smoking policy at Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Yufunogo Saigakukan 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 Yufunogo Saigakukan?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Yufuin Train Station, 1.2 km away from Yufunogo Saigakukan.

What restaurants are nearby Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Restaurants including Saigakukan, European Style Hostel Rin and Yufuin J's Kitchen are popular in Yufunogo Saigakukan’s neighborhood which is known as Yufu.

What popular shopping places are close to Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Located in the Yufu area, Yufunogo Saigakukan is close to great shopping choices like Sueda Art Gallery, Ito and Yufuin Otoya.

What are popular attractions near Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Guests at Yufunogo Saigakukan can easily visit Yunotsubo Kaido, Sagiridai Observatory and Yufuin Basin located in the Yufu area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Yufunogo Saigakukan?

Yufunogo Saigakukan is located in the Yufu area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Mt. Yufu, Tsukahara Highland and Yufugawa Valley.

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What people love about Yufunogo Saigakukan

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The tatami room was very clean and they even made the bed for us when we had our Kaiseki dinner."

    Thanh

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    February 1, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The futons are nice, clean and comfortable."

    Sitas

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    November 3, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The room is so big and new."

    Tak

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    November 6, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 319 Yufu properties
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Room size
41 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
8.7/10
Value for money score
8.8/10
Bigger than
85
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
82
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
82
%
of Yufu properties
Better than
79
%
of Yufu properties
Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
653 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
It was really beautiful.
Daniel from Singapore
Couple
More about Yufunogo Saigakukan

More about Yufunogo Saigakukan

Yufunogo Saigakukan

Get into the excitement of all great offerings in Yufu as well as its surrounding adventures with a stay at Yufunogo Saigakukan. Only 1.4 km from Mt. Yufu, Yufunogo Saigakukan is your ideal escape into a vacation away from the city.
Yufunogo Saigakukan offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the ryokan's free Wi-Fi internet access. The ryokan provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Yufu. Parking is available and free, provided by the ryokan for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful ryokan, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The ryokan is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The ryokan provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Yufunogo Saigakukan include a separate living room, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The ryokan also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the ryokan. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the ryokan's bar. Yufunogo Saigakukan has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks.
Yufunogo Saigakukan offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub, salon and sauna. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Around the property

Yufunogo Saigakukan is the perfect spot to explore Yufu's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Photograph yourself in front of Sagiridai Observatory located 1.8 km away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 84% of the city's accommodation.
This ryokan's food and dining score higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

7 mentions

View

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Sauna
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Shuttle service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental

Location

2378-1 Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu, Yufu, Japan, 879-5102
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports
  • Oita Airport (OIT)
    42.6 km 54 min drive
  • Kumamoto Airport (KMJ)
    65.9 km 2.3 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Yufuin Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Minami Yufu Train Station
    3.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Yufuin Kosei Pension Hospital
    240 m
Convenience store
  • Lawson
    1.4 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    1.5 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Unaki Hime Shrine
    230 m
  • Tenso Shrine
    1.4 km
  • Yufuin Basin
    1.4 km
  • Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village
    1.4 km
  • Yunotsubo Kaido
    1.4 km
  • Yufuin Chagall Museum
    1.4 km
  • Mt. Yufu
    1.5 km
  • Showa Retro Park Yufuin Showakan -ALWAYS-
    1.5 km
  • Sagiridai Observatory
    1.8 km
  • Michi-no-Eki Yufuin
    3.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Unaki Hime Shrine
    230 m
  • Yufuin Kosei Pension Hospital
    240 m
  • Yufudake Hot Spring
    490 m
  • Hino Hospital
    560 m
  • Ogosha Shrine
    640 m
  • Yufuin Stained Glas Museum
    660 m
  • Baien
    690 m
  • Kozen-in Temple
    720 m
  • Yufuin Hot Spring
    790 m
  • MUSOUEN
    870 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 06:00 PM are required to provide an estimated check-in time to the property prior to arrival.
  • [Child policy] Although it is stated that child A will be served meals according to adults, hotel prepares "meals for elementary school students" instead of "meals for adults".
  • 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
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)55
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2198 JPY
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 JPY
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNO
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 24
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1999
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Yufunogo Saigakukan from real guests

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8.9
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Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.8
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.4
Value for money8.8
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6-7 Good (12)
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10.0
Exceptional
Thanh from Germany
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Exceptional staff with great service”

We felt very welcome and the staff took a lot of time for us. The tatami room was very clean and they even made the bed for us when we had our Kaiseki dinner. Both breakfast and dinner was very delicious and special and more than enough! We didn’t leave hungry, it was good value for money. The private onsen are very nice but be aware that they are not always free. We enjoyed the tv with youtube and screening.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Wonderful and beautiful ryokan in Yufuin”

Was scouting for a nice ryokan to celebrate my wife’s birthday in Yufuin. Chanced upon it as I was reading reviews and we are glad to have chosen this ryokan. The ryokan offers pickup from the Yufuin station. We just had to make a call from the public phone at the station and the driver picked us up in 10mins. It was definitely a beautiful hotel with very courteous staff welcoming us. The staff could speak basic English and it was definitely sufficient for us to communicate with them. For more complex requests, we had to speak Japanese with them. All in all we are very happy with their service. The welcome drink was great as they placed us facing mount Yufu. It was really beautiful. We wrote in to request for a room with a view and they were very accommodating to arrange it for us (with a small fee). We were indeed very pleased with the room as the view we had the next morning was so good with a clear sky. Dinner was a typical kaiseki, where waves of beautiful and tasty food kept coming in courses for us to savour and enjoy. It was definitely one of our better kaiseki’s that we have had over the years visiting all around Japan. The highlight of the stay was definitely the onsen where they had 2 private baths (available at first come first served basis) which was truly gorgeous. There was also a sitting/viewing area outside of the onsen area. Loved this ryokan and would definitely come back again.

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
yusun from South Korea
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

good”

It was very satisfying. It's got shampoo, rinse, and body wash. The food was delicious, too. The children's yukata are so cute. All the employees were kind. I want to visit again.

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Jia from Singapore
Group
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Wonderful Stay”

The ryokan offered delicious food for both dinner and breakfast and the dining area has a pleasant view of Mount Yufu. The hotel staff were polite and friendly. The place is situated further away from the main area of the town but pick-up service can be arranged upon arrival at Yufuin station by call (check their website). The ryokan have both private and public onsen, which we have enjoyed. Soaking in the outdoor bath was amazing. The availability of the private onsen can be seen through the TV screen in the room, which is rather convenient. It was an enjoyable stay.

Reviewed February 14, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Sitas from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

A nice ryokan with fine kaiseiki dinner, lovely onsen facility and great service mind”

We stayed for 2 nights - I, my wife and our 3-year old girl are very happy with everything - the room may be a bit small with no shower/bath in room (only wash basin and toilet) but we can see great mountain view and my daughter loves wearing yukata and play in the room. The futons are nice, clean and comfortable. The meals were all excellent and we can feel how ingredients were carefully selected and prepared - even the rice looks and tastes really good, the raw fish and raw chicken are fresh, the Oita wagyu beef (first night dinner was yakiniku style, second night was shabu shabu style) is premium quality. Children dinner set was also big portion and worth paying for. The onsen has both public area (separate room for men and women) and the 2 private rooms - this is special because we could enjoy bathing together as a family and also enjoy the mountain view from the bath. Moreover, it was not too busy and we used the onsen 3 or 4 times during the 2 night stay here.

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Qing from Singapore
Couple
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent stay”

Just something to take note if you don’t take beef/horse, please inform front desk staff upfront because we were served beef during our kaiseki dinner, and they weren’t flexible enough in helping us swap the beef with other options. In the end, we have to purchase chicken meat in addition.

Reviewed May 16, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Man from Thailand
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Friendly and Warm Customer Service”

In addition to hot spring and breakfast/dinner set included, they try to offer some musical performance in their hotel. With the selection of Western bedroom type, there are private bathroom. The food are nice and the staff are very helpful. There are free shuttle bus arrangement upon calling at the station. And there are 2 private hot spring section that can be shared to use. So far, it was a very nice stay =)

Reviewed January 06, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Tsz from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Recommend!”

Nice staff, clean room, valuable price, onsen with awesome view

Reviewed July 07, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Son from South Korea
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

second visit”

everything is very good to us next time i will visit again!

Reviewed February 08, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Jing from China
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

best view of mountain”

best view of mountain

Reviewed January 24, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
panitta from Thailand
Group
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Everything was perfect. But the food can be improved

Reviewed January 02, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Sukit from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great onsen (private & public), service is exceptional ”

We have a good stay at this ryokan, location is a bit further from station but since we drive, it wasn’t issue for us. Staff are very friendly and helpful. View of mt.yufu from dining room and onsen are pretty amazing. Dinner is also very good especially grilled beef. Though the room is old and carpet in the hallway has old/unpleasant smell. We travel in summer so there are a lot of bugs and a few of it was actually in the room (one fly and one small bug).

Reviewed July 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
UNG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Pretty good”

it's cost-effectiveness was bad. First of all, i stayed room number 1301, it's view was terrible. We can see only passage. Second, the hot spring was small in quantity. We always watch TV for present condition of hot spring. Everything including facility & employees' attitude was good except for these two things.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Taneas from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Nice and cozy place, good quality kaiseki dinner.”

We stayed 2 nights here. Very good hotel. We booking Mt.Yufu view and it’s nice. Also we have experience both public & private onsen. But no more reservation for private onsen, just look on Inroom TV and will show the onsen available or not. Then run as fast as possible to the onsen because someone may looking for also. Both breakfast and dinner is great. Staffs very nice and helpful. Only one thing we don’t know before is NO BATHROOM in the room.. so we have to take a bath at the onsen which located on the opposit side our room.

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Injin from South Korea
Couple
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great spot to relax”

All the staff were so nice and ready to help. Great pick-up and drop-out service. I would consider visiting here again :)

Reviewed July 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Chu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Quite good”

Good for self-driving. Hotel will also provide shuttle service. Meals are good. Outdoor hot spring also good.

Reviewed June 15, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Yin from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Service is good and quiet place to stay”

Service is good and quiet place to stay. Onsen view is good but water is not hot enough

Reviewed September 17, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Yin from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Service is good and place is quite to stay”

Service is good and place is quite to stay Onsen is with good view but seems water is not hot enough

Reviewed September 17, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
bumchul from South Korea
Couple
Mountain View ROH
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Very good”

Very good.

Reviewed February 26, 2019

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6.0
Mike from United States
Couple
Standard Garden View ROH
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Dinner and Onsen Good, Service Poor”

I was really looking forward to the hospitality at a ryokan in Yufuin. I’ve stayed at other ryokans in Japan and the service was over the top. Unfortunately the service at the Yufunogo Saigakukan was very poor. The young Japanese woman who checked us in did not smile and was not friendly. We had two twin beds and an area for the tatami mats. We chose to sleep on the tatami mats because the beds were not comfortable and we were told that if we slept on the beds we would be charged an extra price ! I’ve never heard of this at a hotel. The private onsen is a nice option but it’s tiny. The public onsen was much better with a nice view of the Yufuin mountain. The dinner was very good and the Miyazaki beef was probably the best beef I’ve ever eaten. The only downside again was the service. We waited a long time between some courses and other courses were very rushed. We were never asked how we liked the food and mostly ignored. I would not return to this hotel.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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