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2106-2 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture
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#12 of 156 hotels in Yufu

Looking for a place to stay in Yufu? Then look no further than Baien, a family-friendly onsen ryokan that brings the best of Yufu to your doorstep.

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

Baien features a convenience store and shops. In addition, as a valued Baien guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to some of Yufu's most popular landmarks, such as Unaki Hime Shrine (0.3 mi) and Bussanji (0.3 mi), Baien is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting Yufu, you may want to try some yakitori at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Satoya.

If you’re looking for something to do, Yufuin Area (0.7 mi), Yufuin Onsen (0.9 mi), and Yunotsubo Kaido (0.6 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Baien.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Baien as you experience everything Yufu has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Convenience store
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and 2 more
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Iain G wrote a review Oct 2019
Cheshire, United Kingdom858 contributions426 helpful votes
We had a confirmed reservation here for three nights on our travel documents. When we booked in they had two nights. It was our travel companies fault. The staff, especially Morachi? Were very helpful, and managed to get us the third night down the road. Anything else would have been a disaster. Room wise it was lovely, Japanese style, but due to the wood, very noisy, and we had to pull our mattresss into the living room to get some sleep. Breakfast Japanese style was amazing. Onsen was an experience well worth doing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Tony268 wrote a review Jul 2019
Hong Kong216 contributions67 helpful votes
This is my second time to this ryokan. My family of 4 visited this ryokan in July 2019 and stayed for 2 nights. The room was spacious, with 2 western style beds and 2 tatami beds. The dinner was with excellent quality, seafood and beef. My son has seafood and nuts allergy and requested special meals well in advance during booking. The ryokan was very attentive and prepared for him special meals with beef, different vegetables, pork, duck and chicken meats. The breakfast was also great. Different types of juices and coffee were offered and were self-served. Baien was near the mountain area and the air was really refreshing. The outdoor public onsen was superb, with nice mountain view and was large enough to serve many. The service was great and friendly. Some tips: taxi fare from Yufuin JR station to Baien was 700Yen. It only took about 15 minutes walk from Baien Ryokan to the popular lake area and the touristic streets of Yufuin. Definitely will stay again in future.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Gerald T wrote a review Dec 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Strike one - our package allowed us early check-in at 1400 but the staff was not attentive and told us the standard check in time of 1500. We had arrived around 1230 and again I enquirers if it was possible to check in earlier, and the response was possibly 1430. Final strike - This place has a ridiculous policy of charging 300yen for every replacement towel. When we explained to the front desk staff that our towels were wet and we wanted fresh ones, they said we could use the small towelettes to dry ourselves and reiterated that it was the rule to charge 300yen for each fresh towel requested. At this point, my stay was spoilt and felt that we were staying in a budget hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julia Y wrote a review Nov 2018
Macau, China223 contributions52 helpful votes
Trip 9th to 14th Nov, Yufu, Beppu and Hakata. First night staying at Hotel Baien. Late check in at 7:15pm due to highway bus fully booked until 5:00pm. Once check in, we were brought to the dinning floor! (They know us..... we are starving!). Dinner was so nice! Around 9:00pm, finished our dinner, we were shown to the facilities (hot spring area) and our room (Japanese Style)! Service 100% excellent! Meal 100% Baien Style! This is a 100% top onsen hotel in Yufu.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Scott T wrote a review Jul 2018
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions38 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived, the attentive staff was flawlessly gracious and professional. Our room was very large and nicely appointed. The private baths were available on both occasions that we visited them. The separate male and female baths offer excellent views of the surrounding hills. The meals are very generous and interesting. The property's gardens are beautiful. The walk into town is easy. We were not inconvenienced by not having a shower or bath in our room, though it would have been a nice option.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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soaim wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore238 contributions43 helpful votes
This ryokan room didn't come with attached Shower Facility and caught my family by surprise. Nevertheless, the dedicated time for family bonding during onsen was one of the most interesting activity we had. Private onsen session can be booked with the key from the management when the onsen is not occupied. You simply need to hang the key on the door to indicate that the onsen is in use. Alternatively, you can also share the public onsen with others. The ryokan is relatively quiet and distance to the nearby attractive is within 10mins of slow walk. The rooms though old are well-kept and tidy. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room 301 was closest to the Private Onsen - easy to keep an tab on availability
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Bona T wrote a review Apr 2018
267 contributions74 helpful votes
Overall offering reasonable service. Food quality was mediocre. Our rooms did not come with shower/ bath facility, yet its public bath facilities (with view of Yufudake) was more than sufficient. However where privacy is preferred, Baien got only two first-come-first-serve private bath might cause concern. Agreed with a previous reviewer on the shortcomings of onsen layout, not alternating men and female public bath facilities and closing women public bath facilities at the odd hours of 8am to 11am (with one private onsen converting to women's public bath). Discount tickets to hotel's bar successfully lured our business. Enjoyed it to ourselves on our last night in this stand alone modern annex. The hotel has a huge garden, beautifully landscaped. Stroll around it on a fine day is very worthy.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Shiva_Dragon wrote a review Jan 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada227 contributions48 helpful votes
We were only there for the onsen and didn't stay overnight. We wish we could have. Service by staff was courteous even though we were only visitors. The views from the onsen were great, the mountain ranges of Yufuin in front of you when you enjoy the onsen.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
coco711 wrote a review Nov 2017
Bangkok, Thailand38 contributions17 helpful votes
This Ryokan is situated in a very quiet and nice location showing a very good view. The hotel provides 2 open-air baths, one for men and one for ladies. Moreover, it also has 2 private baths, where you can privately enjoy the onsen with your family. The services are excellent. Even though, the staff hardly speak English, they have a guide book in English, where you can read.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Patricia S wrote a review Apr 2017
Hong Kong, China12 contributions17 helpful votes
If you want a Ryokan with a stunning a drop of the mountain ranges and an enchanting garden to stroll in , this is it ! What's more, there are two private onsens that you can book to use for free but it is on a first come first serve basis. I think this is the area they could improve by introducing a booking system limiting guest to one use of the private onsen for each day of their stay so that other patrons get to use the private onsen as well. The public onsens are beautifully designed , especially how the indoor onsen is connected elegantly with the outdoor ones. The other area that caught my eye is the lobby of this Ryokan! The windows peer out to a distant village below and when sunset comes , its a breathtaking view ! The Kaiseki meals are good but they are not exceptional. There are hits and misses with their services. We were pleasantly surprised that after parking our car at the carpark about a slope below the Ryokan, we had the attendant driving down to pick us up from the carpark back to the Ryokan! A nice gesture and a pleasant surprise indeed! Makes one feels like a real VIP! However the lady who was primarily responsible for introducing us around the Ryokan and serving our Kaiseki dinner was below par. She did not make much effort to clear my friend's dishes after who was sitting in the inner part of the table after every dish. This is almost a standard thing for a Kaiseki dinner! Nevertheless, I would still recommend a stay at this Ryokan. The stunning surrounding made up for the blitzes in their service !
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baien
Which popular attractions are close to Baien?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Yufu (0.9 km), Yufuin Area (1.1 km), and Sagiridai Observatory (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baien?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Baien?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Baien?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Baien?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baien?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabou Tenjosajiki, Yufuin Milch, and Yufuin Kinsho Croquettes.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baien?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Baien?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bussanji (0.6 km) and Ogosha Shrine (1.3 km).
Does Baien have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Baien accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.