Situated 41 km from Yufuin Motorcycle Museum, Sanso Tensui offers 4-star accommodation in Hita and features an open-air bath, a garden and a terrace. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. The ryokan has a hot spring bath and free shuttle service. All units are fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, a minibar, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a wardrobe. At the ryokan, each unit includes bed linen and towels. There is a coffee shop, bar and lounge. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Kinrinko Lake is 41 km from the ryokan. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 72 km from Sanso Tensui.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free private parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Hita
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  • Richard
    Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. A dreamlike ryokan nestled in the middle of a small gorge surrounded by lots of forest. The onsen were a dream with a direct view of the river and forest. The varied and diverse food in the evening and...
  • Gerard
    Calm and exquisite attention to detail. Beautiful setting. Beautiful tasty food. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Hot baths were amazing.
  • Jinhan
    South KoreaSouth Korea
    This place is just amazing. Located in a deep valley, so I felt like I was completely isolated from civilization. It was a perfect getaway trip. The staff is super kind and helpful. The dinner and breakfast were excellent. It has so many onsen...

Host Information

Company review score: 9.9Based on 105 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

We can only guide you for a maximum stay of 3 nights and 4 days.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

Facilities of Sanso Tensui
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Foot bath
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Korean

    House rules

    Sanso Tensui takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 17:00


    From 08:30 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card UC NICOS Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Sanso Tensui accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 15:00 and 11:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 15:00:00 and 11:00:00.

    FAQs about Sanso Tensui

    • Room options at Sanso Tensui include:

      • Quadruple
      • Family

    • The prices at Sanso Tensui may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Sanso Tensui is 6.8 miles from the centre of Hita. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Sanso Tensui offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Hot spring bath
      • Foot bath
      • Open-air bath
      • Public Bath

    • Sanso Tensui has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Check-in at Sanso Tensui is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.