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879-5103 Oita, Yufu, Kawaminami 1723, Japan – Great location - show map
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Surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens, Yufuin Yumeguri Hotel Sankouen features 10 indoor and open-air hot spring baths within a vast property. Guests can unwind in chic Japanese-style guest rooms. JR Yufuin Station is just a 5-minuite drive away, and free shuttles are available between 15:00 and 17:00.
Looking out to surrounding mountains from a balcony, each room comes with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. Facilities like flat-screen TV, telephone and fridge are included. It has a private toilet, while bathroom is shared with other guests.
Sankouen Hotel’s bathing area features various hot spring baths, some of which are available for a private use. Complimentary coffee is offered to the guests.
The property is an 8-minute drive to Yunotsubo-kaido Street and Lake Kinrin. Yufuin Interchange on Oita Expressway is a 7-minute drive away.
Seasonal Japanese dinner is offered if guests book a dinner-inclusive plan. Café Kei in the lobby area offers coffee and snacks.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Most popular amenities
- Is there a WC in roomDear Sir/Madam, Yes, there is a private toilet in every room. Hotel SankouenAnswered on November 5, 2019
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?Dear Sir/Madam, The dinner starts from 18:00 and 18:30. So if you arrive before dinner time, it would be no problem. Best regards, Hotel SankouenAnswered on September 7, 2019
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?Dear Sir/Madam, We would cater it as possible as we can, but we could not make sure to provide the food without allergy precisely. Please understand that. Best regards, Hotel SankouenAnswered on September 7, 2019
- What time are the communal baths available?Dear Sir/Madam, The public bath(大浴場) opens from 15:00 to 9:30, and the private bath(貸切風呂) opens from 15:00 to 24:00, 6:00 to 9:30. Best regards, Hotel SankouenAnswered on September 7, 2019
Most popular amenities
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Yufuin Sankouen accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
- Gender and age of each guest staying in the room
- Approximate time of arrival
- Need for shuttle service
Please note, guests who have a dinner-inclusive reservation must notify the property in advance if they plan to check-in after 18:00.
Free shuttles from JR Yufuin Station depart at 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00. Guests who wish to use this service are required to make a reservation at least 1 day in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.
Operating hours for hot spring baths are as follows:
- Indoor: 15:00-09:30
- Open-air bath (female only): 15:00-23:00, 06:00-9:30
- Open-air bath (mixed-bath): 15:00-23:00
- Private bath:15:00-23:00, 06:00-9:30
Please inform Yufuin Sankouen of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
Guests must check in by 6:00 PM to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.
FAQs about Yufuin Sankouen
Yufuin Sankouen offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Bath/Hot spring
Yes, Yufuin Sankouen is popular with guests booking family stays.
The prices at Yufuin Sankouen may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Guests staying at Yufuin Sankouen can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Check-in at Yufuin Sankouen is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.
Room options at Yufuin Sankouen include:
Yufuin Sankouen is 1.4 miles from the center of Yufu.