Last updated on September 23rd, 2023
Discover the top pick on best ryokan stay in Yufuin, Oita prefecture if you are looking for where to stay in Yufuin. A great place for a relaxing gateway in Kyushu.
Located about 2 hours away from Fukuoka, Yufuin is a perfect destination to get off the beaten track of rustle and bustling city life. Many locals and even foreign visitors love to spend their time for relaxing gateway in Yufuin. That’s nothing more relaxing than a short escape into the Japanese countryside, strolling in Yufuin’s street and catch some fresh air in the mountainous region.
No doubt, Yufuin is very ideal to spend a night or two in one of the traditional best ryokan in Yufuin for a uniquely Japanese experience. Imaging immerses yourself in a delightful and traditional atmosphere, soaking into exquisitely natural hot spring with marvelous kaiseki dinner during your stay in the best ryokan in Yufuin.
We highly recommended staying in a traditional Japanese inn located in the onsen town of Yufuin. Many of the ryokans have a relaxing atmosphere that’s ideal for onsen bathing. If you are still hesitating about where to stay in Yufuin, let us inspire your stay by below top pick on the best ryokan stay in Yufuin.
Yufuin Hinoharu Ryokan
Let’s start this best stay in Yufuin with a really fantastic traditional ryokan. The magnificent Yufuin Onsen Hinoharu Ryokan (日の春旅館) is located centrally in Yufuin town with 15 minutes walk from Yufuin JR station. So it should be easily accessible by travelers.
Once you’re there, be sure to soak in the large public hot spring baths or take a dip in a cozy privately-reserved bath for free. Truly a real treat for your best stay in Yufuin.
Make sure to reserve the kaiseki dinner during your stay in Hinoharu Ryokan. The meal will be served with traditional Japanese multi-course meals including sashimi, beef, local vegetables, and many more. All meals are prepared with high-quality ingredients for the feast of eyes and taste.
Next on our best ryokan stay in Yufuin in Musouen Hotel. The Yamanohotel Musouen (山のホテル夢想園) is a traditional Japanese Ryokan situated in the hills south of Yufuin Station. The location is slightly away from Yufuin town. So you have to get there by self-driving or have a 5 minutes taxi ride from Yufuin station or a 20-minute walk. The hidden location will bring you to a rustic and charming ryokan stay in Yufuin.
The building of Musouen had traditional Japanese settling with wooden flooring and a Japanese garden surrounded by picturesque scenery around. Most importantly, Yamanohotel Musouen is famed for gigantic outdoor baths with incredible views. Your stay is featured with the most beautiful rotenburo (outdoor), especially the woman bath where bathers can enjoy the breathtaking Mt Yufu view. Besides, hotel guests can enjoy the collection of private outdoor and indoor baths for free of charge.
Yufuin Bettei Itsuki
The Yufuin Bettei Itsuki is a tranquil and high-quality ryokan in Yufuin. It has been built with modern luxuriously furnished, yet perfectly mix with traditional Japanese style wooden floor seating area. It is a beautiful place to relax with a private spa (indoor and outdoor) onsen for guests. Spacious and comfortable room for your best stay in Yufuin. It’s not too far from Yufuin station with about 5 minutes drive or a 10-minute walk from Kinrin Lake.
Besides, Yufuin Bettei Itsuki also served tasty cuisine with a Japanese meal dinner and an American breakfast. You can even upgrade to the Bungo Beef steak course dinner with an additional charge. The food is so delicious and beautifully presented during served.
Yufuin Lamp no Yado
The Yufuin Lamp no Yado is a more than traditional onsen ryokan with a renovated 175 years building structure in Yufuin. The ryokan is beautifully surrounded by beautiful scenes with a small little Japanese garden landscape. It featured three private outdoor and one indoor onsen bath. You can even enjoy the footbath in the garden after wandering around in Yufuin town.
Added, your stay in Yufuin Lamp no Yado comes with impeccable service, free bike, and free private parking. Located about a 10-minute walk from Yufuin station and a short walking distance to Yufuin’s main street and town area.
Let’s share another best stay in Yufuin. The Ryokan Yufusan is a wonderful ryokan that featured a stunning mountain view. The best part of your stay in Ryokan Yufusan comes with an amazing view with a private onsen bath in the room. It is super relaxing and comfortable to relax in the room, enjoying the view while soaking in the hot spring bath.
Since it is located a little bit far from the Yufuin town and high up in the mountain, free schedule shuttle bus services are provided. So that you can still access Yufuin town during your stay in Ryokan Yufusan.
The Yawaragi-no-Sato Yadoya is the last ryokan on this best ryokan in Yufuin list. Yawaragi-no-Sato Yadoya is a traditional ryokan featured in a Japanese-style room with a futon bed and tatami flooring. Optional, you can also choose to stay in the room with a western bed and tatami area.
Just like all the ryokan on this list, there are open-air, hot spring water outdoor baths for customers to unwind along with beautiful views of the surrounding nature. It also has an indoor hot spring bath for free use and a private onsen bath with additional charges. It’s also relaxing to stay in during your visit to Yufuin.
Overview: Best Ryokan Stay in Yufuin
Our list of the best stay in Yufuin is never enough to complete the full list of the best ryokan. Here are some quick tips for staying one night in Yufuin.
Depending on your budget, your stay in Yufuin will cost from as low as $100 to $500 for an amazing night in Yufuin. But regardless of how much it cost, for sure your stay in Yufuin is worth the money.
Probably the best luxury ryokan stays in Yufuin is Yamanohotel Musouen (山のホテル夢想園). It is a traditional Japanese Ryokan situated in the hills south of Yufuin Station.
Many people choose to day trip to Yufuin. But we recommend spending one night in Yufuin for a uniquely Japanese experience.
That’s it for this best Yufuin ryokan blog post. Thank you for reading along. Hopefully, it did inspire you to find your best ryokan stay in Yufuin. If you are looking for Ryokan in Kurokawa onsen, another quaint onsen town in Kumamoto prefecture, feel free to check out below blog posts too.
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