Fodor's Expert Review Sansou Murata

1264-2 Yufuin-cho Kawakami, Yufu, Oita-ken, 879-5102, Japan Fodor's Choice

This unique and special place mixes the best of Western and Japanese accommodations. Rooms are mostly in freestanding houses in a wooded setting, making autumn one of the best times to visit. Most ryokan serve only Japanese food, but Murata has an Italian restaurant and a full bar where you can sit fireside and enjoy after-dinner drinks. If you get bored with taking baths, there is a small but elegant art museum whose well-curated exhibitions change twice yearly. The food is made of the finest ingredients, and all dishes are delicately flavored and exquisitely presented. The menu changes every month, and includes options for vegetarians.

PROS

  • incredible food
  • marvelous staff
  • real taste and atmosphere

CONS

  • no wheelchair accessible rooms
  • expensive
  • no wheelchair-accessible rooms
  • fixed price for rooms all year

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Service
Intimate
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0977-84–5000 | 0977-85–2975

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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