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Located on the premises of Jigenin Temple and boasting a hot stone sauna and indoor/outdoor hot spring baths, Zen no Yu is located a 10-minute drive from Kawazu Train Station. In the early spring, the Kawazuzakura (Kawazu cherry blossoms) can be seen along the nearby Kawazu River. Air conditioned Japanese-style rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring, traditional futon bedding and a low table. Each is fitted with a safety deposit box, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Yukata robes and a green tea set can also be found in rooms. At Zen no Yu Ryokan, guests can relax in the hot spring baths, use the barbecue facilities at a surcharge or get a soothing massage at a surcharge. A coin launderette, a luggage storage service and drinks vending machines are also available. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A healthy breakfast and dinner featuring fresh seasonal vegetables are served upon request at the dining area. Some vegetables are purely home-made, grown in the property garden. Amagi Horse Village and Kawazu Nanadaru Falls are both a 5-minute drive away, while Mine Onsen Daifunto Park is a 9-minute drive from the property.

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Property highlights

Free private parking available on-site

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

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Number of guests
2 single beds
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Value for money
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Host Information

Host review score

Zen No Yu is a rare guest house where you will find an authentic shinto shrine, thermal bath or "Onsen" as we call it in Japan and elegant yet cosy rooms.
Our "special" is simple. We propose meditation and yoga classes for free to all our customers. We do this because sharing and discoveries are important for us. The use of "Onsen" is also free of course.
Kawazu is one of those beautiful places where ocean meet the mountains. It is a peaceful place where you can do a lot of outdoor activities.
Languages spoken: English,Japanese

Property surroundings

Facilities of Zen no Yu
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Shared bathroom
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Chapel/shrine
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Yoga classes
    • Steam room
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Sauna
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Zen no Yu takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 21:00


    Until 10:00



    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 are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa Cash Zen no Yu 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
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that this property is located on the premises of a Buddhist temple with a cemetery.

    There are no restaurants or convenience stores around the property. Guests are recommended to dine on site. To eat dinner at the property, a reservation must be made in advance.

    The last bus from Kawazu Station to the property leaves at 19:54. Guests who plan on taking the bus to the property should plan on arriving early.

    Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Zen no Yu

    • Check-in at Zen no Yu is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Zen no Yu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Zen no Yu offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Open-air bath
      • Steam room
      • Hot spring bath
      • Horse riding
      • Public Bath
      • Yoga classes

    • Zen no Yu is 2.9 miles from the centre of Kawazu. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Zen no Yu include:

      • Quadruple
      • Twin