Daimaru Besso

Style: Traditional Ryokan

Price Per Person:
¥20,000 ~ ¥50,000

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Address (English)

1-20-1 Yumachi
Chikushino -shi

Address (Japanese)

福岡県筑紫野市湯町1丁目20-1

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Welcome to the Daimaru Besso. This Traditional Ryokan was established in 1865. Daimaru Besso has 3 different buildings, the Taishotei a 2 story building, the Heiantei which has four stories and the Showatei that has only one floor. All the rooms in the Taishotei have a view on the Japanese garden; other rooms have a view on the Japanese nature. Daimaru Besso has 40 rooms, and all of them have their own private bathroom. There are 2 family bathes that can be reserved for private use. Guests will be served meals in the dinning room. Daimaru Besso recommends you to try their four season Kaiseki for dinner.

Welcome to the Daimaru Besso. This Traditional Ryokan was established in 1865. Daimaru Besso has 3 different buildings, the Taishotei a 2 story building, the Heiantei which has four stories and the Showatei that has only one floor. All the rooms in the Taishotei have a view on the Japanese garden; other rooms have a view on the Japanese nature. Daimaru Besso has 40 rooms, and all of them have their own private bathroom. There are 2 family bathes that can be reserved for private use. Guests will be served meals in the dinning room. Daimaru Besso recommends you to try their four season Kaiseki for dinner.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    24:00
  • Pickup Service:
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  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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  • Great value for money

    James

    Date of Review: May, 2019

    Month of Visit: May

    Country Of Reviewer: Singapore and United Kingdom

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    The location on Google maps is wrong, instead use the location from their Facebook page. You must walk along the main road and the entrance to the guest house car park can be found directly to the side. Walk through the car park to reach the check-in. The people working here are very friendly, the rooms are idyllic and the food is really good. I especially enjoyed the beef which was far better than the Kobe beef I had in Kobe. The assortment of new things to try, like Fugu, was also really wonderful. The young staff who showed us to our room spoke English well and explained the facilities well. The people who served us breakfast and dinner spoke more limited English but were kind, patient and helpful. We had no trouble communicating with them with our extremely basic Japanese grammar and limited vocabulary. The sake with the meal, and drinks in our room, were a very reasonable price. At 10.30pm-11.30pm the male and female baths were empty. It was lovely to open the shutters, feel the cool breeze and smell the flowers while taking my bath. The baths were so beautiful, I felt like I was in the anime series Love Hina. I would love to come back. I strongly disagree with all negative reviews left about this guest house.
  • Not good value for the price you pay.

    Dianne

    Date of Review: April, 2019

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer:

    Atmosphere Rating - 2

    Food Rating - 3

    Staff Rating - 1

    Location Rating - 2

    Room Rating - 3

    This Ryokan has staff who know little English. Very difficult to communicate with staff. The inside is a little tired and not good value for the price you pay. Very disappointing. Rooms are large but you don’t really need all that space. One person in our group was sick and not eating , we still had to pay for all meals. This was not the case in another Ryokan the night before. Would not stay again.
  • Amazing right from start to end.

    Month of Visit: September

    Country Of Reviewer: New Zealand

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Truly the perfect place to experience a traditional Ryokan! The ryokan is situated on a busy road but you would not fathom that idea once you are inside. It's so peaceful, quiet and relaxing. The staff go above and beyond to make sure you are cared for and even though the staff has limited English they ensure that there is no language barrier. Absolutely impeccable service and the food was amazing and very traditional. The onsen and gardens were great as to the private onsen bath. The room is enormous and is set up with a western style sitting room, Japanese style sitting room that you have your meals served to and the sleeping area where you sleep on a futon that the staff set up for you. You will not regret staying at Damaru Besso - it's worth every yen spent!
  • Fantastic place

    Matt

    Date of Review: April, 2018

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: United Kingdom

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We have just returned from a trip to Kyushu, where we stayed for 2 nights at Daimaru Besso. It's very easy to get to by car (we rented from outside Hakata station), and the facilities are excellent, with a very nice bath on the bottom floor. Food was served in our dining room each evening and was superb quality and served with great care, they also have some rather nice sake :) Our room was gigantic, with a western style sitting area, a Japanese style sitting room and a Japanese style sleeping room, with futon laid out at night. We also had a cedar tub in the bathroom which was really nice to relax in by the window.
  • Like a Fairy Tale

    Megan

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: USA

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We stayed in Daimaru Besso as the endcap to our honeymoon trip in Japan. One of my Japanese friends looked it up for us in advance to see the reviews and said she couldn't find a single bad review of the place even in Japanese! She was so right - we had an amazing time! We took the train from Fukuoka to Chikushino (about 30 minutes) and could find the ryokan easily. We had to cut our stay short by one evening (we needed to get off Kyushu for our flight home and a typhoon was coming). So we only stayed one night, but that one night was incredible! Most of the staff do not speak English, but a few do so there's no worry about communicating (we do not speak any Japanese). The place is beautiful - once you're inside you feel like you've stepped into a different world. It's quiet and peaceful, with a garden in the middle of the property complete with koi ponds and beautiful trees and flowers. We stayed in the Taishotei building so we had a view of the gardens from our windows. The service was impeccable, even by Japanese standards. The food was an unparalleled experience - we've never had a kaiseki meal so that in and of itself was lovely. The quality of the food was top-notch and prepared beautifully. We never got to experience the onsen on the property because we had to leave too quickly, but we had a private bath as a part of our rooms which was so relaxing. We would highly recommend this place to anybody staying in the Fukuoka area. There's nothing negative I could think to say about it!