Fodor's Expert Review Yufu Ryochiku

1097--1 Kawakami, Yufuin, Oita-ken, 879-5102, Japan Fodor's Choice

When not submerged in the mineral waters at this relaxing lodging that dates from 1925, you can warm yourself by the glowing coals in the irori (sunken hearth) in the lobby and enjoy the delicious included meals. The rates include breakfast and dinner; the kaiseki course dinner is usually served in your room (vegetarian options are available). The inn is among the shops and galleries near the thermally heated Lake Kinrin, which gives off steam much of the year. Service is excellent, with kind and thoughtful staff. 

PROS

  • Tranquil atmosphere
  • Private mineral baths
  • Excellent service

CONS

  • Car access can be crowded by tourists on Takemoto St.
  • Only eight rooms, so it books up quickly
  • Only toilets are private (all baths are shared)

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0977-85–2526

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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