What is a Ryokan? Like a Western-style inn, maintaining the special, atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern conveniences. Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Japan has eight beautiful regions rich in culture and diversity. Select a region to explore and view available ryokans.
To the west of Beppu is another famous hot spring resort - Yufuin Onsen. Known as the "town of morning mist," Yufuin is a mountain village home to a hot spring whose source is found at the foot of Mt. Yufu. There are 12 public hot spring baths as well as the famous Shitanyu hot spring which is located on the shore of Lake Kinrinko.
Welcome to Yufuryochiku. This Traditional Ryokan was constructed in the early 20th century, and it is located in the center of Yufuin Hot Springs. Yufuryochiku is famous for its antique Japanese furniture, decorations, pictures, and tableware. Yufuryochiku has indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for both women and men. They also have a""family bath" which can be privately used by guests (on a first come, first serve basis - no reservations accepted). All of these baths are hot spring bath...
Welcome to Hotaru. This is a Traditional Ryokan. located in the natural beauty that is Yufuin. The hot spring baths are known to help your skin and are the best way to relax after a long day of sightseeing. For dinner you will enjoy fresh seafood, fish, Higo beef and locally grown organic vegetables.
Welcome to Kamenoi Besso. This Traditional Ryokan was originally built as a ‘Besso’ (Country House) of a great merchant Aburaya Kumahachi of Beppu in 1921 as his resort villa. Now, in a natural grove lies the main building with 6 Western rooms and 15 detached Japanese Guest Houses scattered within the forest like surroundings. Each room has different tastes and all the rooms except one have private bath. There is a big community bath which opens onto views of the garden and receives ...