See why so many travellers make Fukinoto their onsen ryokan of choice when visiting Bungotakada. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
Close to some of Bungotakada's most popular landmarks, such as Motomiya Magaibutsu (1.6 mi) and Tashibunosho Kosaki (2.5 mi), Fukinoto is a great destination for tourists.
Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and Fukinoto makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the onsen ryokan, including baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
If you are interested in exploring Bungotakada, check out a history museum, such as Onie no Sato History Museum.
At Fukinoto, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Bungotakada.
This inn is run by the family of the Abbott of Fukiji temple next door. Expect peace, simplicity, clean and adequate rooms with meals prepared from locally sourced ingredients (including melt in your mouth bungo beef) and home- made soba. Photos here include the surrounding bamboo groves, flowers, and vegetation. The onsen is a bit of a squeeze but if you use it at strategic times, it won’t be too bad.
An atmospheric little place adjacent to Fukiji Temple which offers nourishment for both body and soul. Before heading to sample their delicious breakfast, you can take party in a meditation session led by the abbot in the main temple building below. Before starting, we were instructed on seiza, the correct floor sitting position in Japan (which curiously is frown upon in Korea as over there this manner of sitting is reserved for criminals). If your legs go numb half way through, don't worry, the abbot promises not to whack you with a wooden stick to correct your posture (apparently they do that to regular monks). The food is fabulous, very varied and beautifully presented. Their signature ginger ale is made by the owners and definitely worth trying. The onsen is a bit small but totally adequate as the whole place has only 12 rooms.…
This minshuku (a ryokan where you lay your own bed) is run by the family of the abbot of the famous Fuki shrine next door. It is simple (smallish rooms with no private bath in most of them, small onsen), but the hosts are delightful. The abbot's wife is the manager/receptionist, and their son - a former soba master and a priest himself - is the chef. Meals are delicious. Free and fast WiFi. If the priest is free, you can ask him to conduct a meditation session in the morning.
This ryokan, loosely affiliated with neighboring Fukinoji Temple, was great! The staff were friendly and laid on a sumptuous dinner as well as a tasty breakfast. My ensuite room was spacious and overlooked a small private garden. I was able to relax completely and soak up the peace and tranquility (both in the hot spring bath and out of it). In the morning, I awoke to the song of nightingales. I don't think it could have been better.