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2378-1 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture
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#11 of 156 hotels in Yufu
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Finding an ideal romantic onsen ryokan in Yufu does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Yufunogo Saigakukan, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Unaki Hime Shrine (0.2 mi) and Ogosha Shrine (0.4 mi), guests of Yufunogo Saigakukan can easily experience some of Yufu's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Yufunogo Saigakukan features shops, newspaper, and a coffee shop. In addition, as a valued Yufunogo Saigakukan guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Yufu, you may want to try some Japanese curry at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Aiboya Curry.

If you’re looking for something to do, Yufuin Area (0.8 mi), Yufuin Onsen (0.7 mi), and Yunotsubo Kaido (0.9 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Yufunogo Saigakukan.

Yufunogo Saigakukan looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Yufu.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Internet
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Open-air bath
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Air purifier
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Safe
Telephone
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Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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fuzzy321 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions27 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike S wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California125 contributions126 helpful votes
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. There was one lady at the front desk who was very friendly and made the experience a little better but overall the vibe was very “cold” and I would not recommend the hotel nor return.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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shazzie08 wrote a review Jan 2019
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This was truly a beautiful place! We were greeted very warmly by each staff member that we came accross. We were led to our room on arrival by a staff member and given a thorough tour of the hotel. We had a view of Mt Yufu and also opted for the breakfast and dinner for two nights. Every meal we had was amazing! After dinner, we hopped into one of the two private onsens and let our troubles melt away. The onsens, particularly the private ones, are in demand but most people usually stay for around 30 minutes, so you can either relax the in adjacent room with a view of their beautiful Japanese garden or go back to your room. We had a very wonderful and memorable time here. We will definitely be reccommending this to anyone we meet and will most certainly be coming back!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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John H wrote a review Apr 2018
Auchterarder, United Kingdom72 contributions44 helpful votes
Our first time, with a group, in a traditional Japanese Inn, and it couldn't have been better. We stayed two nights, and had a selection of traditional Japanese meals and breakfasts. The 'special' meal was outstanding. The service was first class, and the amenities very good. the bedrooms had both beds and futons (excellent) and a full range of facilities. bathrooms small but adequate. It's an experience we would like to repeat.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the twin peak mountain
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Patrick J wrote a review Jan 2018
Busan, South Korea15 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and had a fantastic experience. Although it’s a bit far from the bus/train station, they provide a free shuttle bus to take you to and from town. Being up the mountain a little ways, the view of the mountain and valley were beautiful. Another thing my wife liked was that they served both lunch and dinner. There were a two or three hour time frame where you could choose when to have your meals. The meals themselves were Japanese style with many different dishes throughout the courses. By the end of the meals, we were all full. The rooms were clean and had all types of amenities: TV, wifi, toothbrush, razors, hair dryer, air conditioning/heater, toilet and sink, hot water dispenser, table and floor chairs, balcony with small table, safe box and wardrobe. The only thing missing from the room was a shower. This was fine with us because we spent a lot of time in the hot springs. There were no western style beds in the room. Instead, each night during dinner the housekeeping staff would come make up a floor bed, which was very comfortable for us. The hot springs were calm and relaxing. They have two private/family hot spring rooms and separate public ones for men and women. Both types have indoor and outdoor baths with views of the mountains. The private baths are on a first come first serve basis, but the room tv shows you if the private baths are available. If not you can wait in the lounge area outside the private baths until they become available. Each of the areas has showering areas with soap, shampoo, lotion... The staff was extremely helpful and polite throughout our stay. They were courteous and always asked if we needed anything to make our stay better. Also, they were very accommodating if we wanted to change times for meals or shuttle services. If you ever get a chance to stay in Yufuin, I would suggest choosing Saigakukan. We will definitely be coming back here.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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passionatetraveler20 wrote a review Dec 2017
Portland, Oregon137 contributions93 helpful votes
This is the perfect place for Westerners to experience a ryokan. First of all, the ryokan is situated on a hillside overlooking the valley and Mt. Yufu. While the uninitiated can be at a loss of what to do and how to behave in a ryokan, the two charming "directors" speak good English and have lived several years on a work assignment in England. More than most, they understand Western habits and expectations. Unlike most ryokans, several room come equipped with both Western beds as well as classic tatami mats. The hotel offered two different bathing pools - Onsen - (inside and outside overlooking the mountains) for men and women as well as a private pool for families or small groups. Very nice. The staff is very anxious to please. The dining was very appealing to the eye though it is hard for me to judge how well it met Japanese standards. It's a unique and very insightful experience -- I strongly recommend this ryokan to Western travelers.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for Mt. Yufu view
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dogdogboy wrote a review Nov 2017
Hong Kong, China82 contributions6 helpful votes
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The hotel is really very nice and staffs are very friendly. It is about 5-8 minutes drive from the Yufuin JR station and the hotel offers free shuttle bus for pick up at the station. The hotel faces Yufu Mountain and the view from the resturant is excellent. My room is a traditional Japanese style room with balcony facing the Yufu Mountain as well. It is very spacious and comfortable. The outdoor hot spring is relatively large and it is so relaxing to enjoy the spring water bath. There are also 2 private hot springs that you can use whenever it is available (no need to book). After enjoying the hot spring, you can take a rest at the conversation room . The dinner is served with Wagyu beef and chicken and is very tasty. It really gives me a memorable trip in Yufuin and I surely recommended my friends to stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Room Tip: Book a Japanese style room with mountain view and you can see the beautiful Yufu Mountain when...
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John v wrote a review Apr 2017
60 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice accomendation, room is nice and clean with amendeties. Nice Private Onsen, food was first day OK second day (our meaning) it taste not so good. But this can be our taste...... The staff is exellent and very friendly everething you ask is for them a plesure. Surroundings are supeeb.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yeon Y wrote a review Jan 2017
59 contributions12 helpful votes
This was my first time in a traditional ryokan, so my review does not draw from a reservoir of similar experience. I stayed one night in this beautiful establishment which is perched on a hill overlooking the town. It is a twenty minute walk from the town center, providing a rather calm atmosphere. It has a direct view of Mount Yufu, visible both from the restaurant and the baths. I slept in a traditional tatami room with a window to an outdoor corridor. Though the view wasn't great, it did give an idea of the Japanese skill in creating intimate spaces; it was decorated with moss-covered stone sculptures such as a small lantern and what looked liked a bird bath. It created the illusion that this was a private, protected space just for my appreciation. There are two public baths, one male and one female, and two private baths that all guests can use whenever available. Both public and private baths have outdoor and indoor facilities. I found the decoration around the baths beautiful and intimate. The included dinner kaiseki was highly decorative and tasty. It includes sashimi, pickled vegetables, miso soup, beef that you grill yourself, etc. You can order a single glass of plum-based alcohol or tea included in the meal. It wasn't the tastiest meal I have tried in Japan, but it was highly tasteful, natural and balanced. The breakfast the following morning was just lighter but just as tasteful. We tried each one of the private baths at dawn to see the sun rising. The hotel gave us a ride to Yufu station free of charge. All in all, the experience was enlightening, relaxing and definitely worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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SudaLamwilaikasorn wrote a review Dec 2016
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand7 contributions1 helpful vote
I got the winner prize to rest at Yufuno Saigakukan. It ' s the ryokan hotel,(Japanese style). It's closely with Yufuin Mountain, very beautiful view. 2 types of onsen services; private and public onsen. The price is included with breakfast and dinner that very delicious. It's far 10 minutes from Yufuin village that you can walk and shop and you can enjoy with the lake.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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US$265 - US$381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKyushuOita PrefectureYufuYufuin Station
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yufunogo Saigakukan
Which popular attractions are close to Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Nearby attractions include Yufuin Onsen (1.2 km), Unaki Hime Shrine (0.2 km), and Bussanji (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Takeo, Hidamari Shokudo, and Sanshoro.
Does Yufunogo Saigakukan have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Yufunogo Saigakukan offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yufunogo Saigakukan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Yufunogo Saigakukan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bussanji (1.1 km) and Ogosha Shrine (0.6 km).
Does Yufunogo Saigakukan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.