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1500 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102 Oita Prefecture
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#21 of 156 hotels in Yufu
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Finding an ideal luxury onsen hotel in Yufu does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Soan Kosumosu, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Yufu, Soan Kosumosu is located a short distance from Hotarumi Bridge (0.1 mi) and Yufuin Basin (0.1 mi).

As your “home away from home,” the onsen hotel rooms offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a seating area, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service, a gift shop, and a coffee shop while staying at Soan Kosumosu. In addition, Soan Kosumosu offers a hot tub and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Yufu trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Korean restaurants, including Shokusaiya Goemon and Samejima, all of which are a short distance from Soan Kosumosu.

Yufu is also home to Homme Blue Cafe, a popular art gallery that is not too far from Soan Kosumosu.

Soan Kosumosu looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Yufu.

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Free parking
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Open-air bath
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English, Japanese

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EBM-IP wrote a review Nov 2019
Fukuoka, Japan44 contributions243 helpful votes
<Excellent> Cuisine I think this is one of the best Japanese cuisine “ryokan (auberge)” in “Yufuin” town. During dinner in a private room, a handwritten "course menu" paper of staying date was placed on the table. A total of 11 course meals were offered in a reasonable time according to our speed of the meal. Each one was a delicate and wonderful dish. I think this cuisine deserves Michelin stars. <Good> Location Located near the center of Yufuin town, it is very convenient for sightseeing. You will arrive within a minute walk to the souvenir shopping street. <Passing> Cramped and cheap rooms The site area of the entire inn are not large because it is located in center of the town. Each room and open-air bath are somewhat small for the price. A famous designer in Japan is working on the guest room design and interior, but the used building materials are cheap, so I can't feel design goodness. <Failing> Cost effectiveness I stayed in most expensive special room and paid 1,000 USD with half board. But the narrowness and comfort of the rooms are not worth it. In my intuition, reasonable price is 700-800 USD for this room. The cost effectiveness is not good, but I might make a reservation again next year only to taste cuisine. というわけで、マイナス点もありますが、プラス面の方が遥かに凌駕している宿ではないかと感じられました。
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Akiko525 wrote a review Mar 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii40 contributions16 helpful votes
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Ryokans and Kaiseki is my ultimate obsession. Cherishable memories created our loved ones through beautiful food accompanied exceptional customer service is why I continuously live to dream about it. Being a family of four, we always wanted to take advantage of larger sleeping accommodations, local dining options and multiple bath facilities that remote locations had to offer. Souan was definitely not our typical pick due to the location itself but my mom's vague recollection of her positive food experience with this place about 20 something years ago was a major indicator for us to do so. We were truly glad that we did. This tranquil sanctuary is conveniently located right in the hustle and bustle of Yufuin tourist attraction area, only steps away from popular souvenir shops. Don't let the humble exterior fool you. With the compassionate staff along with a mind-boggling kaiseki food experience, everything exceeded our expectations. The owner and Kie (our server) and the rest of the staff members made us feel completely at ease by consistently providing my family with exceptional customer service. The rooms were large and contemporary hinted with old world flairs. The onsen was a bit on the small side but the spring water literally made my hair silky smooth and skin feel like a baby's bottom. The dining experience was what literally flabbergasted us. The food looks so simple but we have never tasted anything like this before. From the creamiest tofu to the unique texture of the steak, every single ingredient caught us by surprise. It's typically nearly impossible to satisfy my crazy grandma due to her unattainable standards when it comes down to food but she gobbled everything down like there was no tomorrow. It's really difficult for me to express through my own words because all of these humble items look so familiar, but yet, tasted completely out of the ordinary. For those who are like us and looking for a completely unique dining and onsen experience, this is the go-to place. Thank you Soan Kosumosu Staff and Owner. Your compassion and strive to provide the best Ryokan experience for your guests truly resonates throughout this place. We will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Den L wrote a review Jul 2016
337 contributions26 helpful votes
I requested the pick-up service at the train station and so we could place the luggage at the ryokan before check-in. The service of this ryokan is good even their staff couldn't speak much English. We booked the 2-storey villa and the room was large. There was an outdoor onsen in the room which was my 4-year-old son's favourite! He loved it and didn't want to leave. We also enjoyed the public and family onsen. As there were total 13 rooms only of this ryokan, we never met others when using public onsen and it was so peaceful and more enjoyable. The dinner here was nothing to complain. All the dishes were delicious and presented beautifully. The service was excellent too. As my boy didn't like the frying food, which was normally in kid meal, I requested to have simple rice with fish or meat, or a bowl of udon as dinner for him. I was surprised that they provided such a great set dinner for my little boy with baked fish, steak, steamed egg, rice ball, udon and salad etc. He was so happy to have this delicious and healthy meal~
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Room Tip: Villa with private onsen is great
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cocuye wrote a review Sep 2015
Hong Kong, China173 contributions24 helpful votes
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Our Japanese style room in the main building was more spacious than similar ryokans we've stayed in. It has all the amenities for room in this price range. The ryokan is 5 minutes walk from the lake but coming from the train station with suitcases you'll probably need a taxi or shuttle. Although there's no private onsen in our room, the outdoor public baths are of reasonable sizes and thoroughly enjoyable. The lobby rest area has an impressive Hi-Fi system with MciIntosh amplifier and Canton free standing speakers playing soft music. We didn't have the meal at the ryokan, but there are a few restaurants within 15 minutes walk on the way to train station. The area is very quiet at night, most shops are closed when the sun goes down.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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SeoYoon K wrote a review May 2015
Amherst, New York9 contributions4 helpful votes
It was my second ryokan in yufuin(the first one was kazenomori). First of all, if you are staying at this ryokan, you must stay in the private villa. There is a huge difference between private villa and the rooms in the main building! In the villa, the bathroom and the living space with kotatsu are located in the 1st floor (with beautiful garden view) and the bedroom is on the 2nd floor. This ryokan has two public baths (men and women) and two family baths so if you are going as a couple or family, you can use the family bath. The onsen water quality was not as great as kazenomori but the location of this ryokan is near kinrinko lake and the main street. The staffs were really friendly and The kaiskeki meals were also great !!
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Date of stay: November 2014
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PRICE RANGE
US$268 - US$414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanKyushuOita PrefectureYufuYufuin Station
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soan Kosumosu
Which popular attractions are close to Soan Kosumosu?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Yufu (0.2 km), Yufuin Area (0.2 km), and Lake Kinrin (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Soan Kosumosu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Soan Kosumosu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Soan Kosumosu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Soan Kosumosu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Soan Kosumosu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabou Tenjosajiki, Yufuin Milch, and Yufuin Kinsho Croquettes.
Does Soan Kosumosu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Soan Kosumosu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Soan Kosumosu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Soan Kosumosu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bussanji (0.4 km) and Ogosha Shrine (1.7 km).