Yufuin has a relaxed atmosphere and is rich in natural hot springs making it very popular with the ladies. If you're thinking of exploring Kyushu then this is one location that should definitely be in your plans. In this article, we're going to introduce 5 of our most recommended hotels and traditional Japanese inns that foreigners can stay in without worry.
Found hidden within a thicket created as a sanatorium for a zen temple in 1953 is a lone building. This large public bathing house has been created to allow the sun's light to enter freely, with guest rooms, kakenagashi wooden baths, and more creating a relaxing atmosphere. The food is fresh and kept to the highest standard, with the chefs aiming for a polished rural taste.
- Location Name：Yufuin Tamanoyu
- Access：15-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station, 3 minutes via taxi
- Address：879-5102 Oita, Yufu, Yufuincho Kawakami, Tamanoyu
- Fee：36,450 JPY〜（1 Night 2 Meals, the fee is for room only, 2 people in 1 room is 1 payment）
- Languages： English
- HP: https://www.tamanoyu.co.jp/english.html
※ Website available in English, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified)
Within this 33,000 square-meter large area you'll find 18 private guest rooms all with their own open-air bath. The building itself is old Japanese-style with over 300 years of history including a suspension bridge to reach the guest rooms from the main building. From the open-air bath, you're able to directly see the majestic view of Mount Yufu and a beautiful starry night sky.
Location Name：Yufuin Gettouan
Access：7 minutes via taxi from JR Yufuin Station
Address：295-2 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu, Oita 879-5102
Fee： Weekday 1 Night 2 Meals Per Person 27,700 JPY〜
Languages： Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese, Russian
The website supports English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), and Thai
Yufuin Baien re-opened after a renewal project in March of 2021, adding private rooms to the restaurant as well as a large indoor bathing area. There is a reservation-based family bathing area that can be used for free as many times as you wish and a 9,900-meter square garden that has sights to offer throughout the 4 seasons. The meals you can eat here include local dishes that use the famous local mineral water and more.
Location Name：Yufuin Baien
Access：5 minutes via taxi from JR Yufuin Station
Address：2106-2 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu, Oita 879-5102
Languages： English, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese
The website supports Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese (Traditional)
Yufuin Kotobuki, Hananosho
Yufuin Kotobuki, Hananosho can be found in the center of Yufuin but is slightly off the beaten path allowing for a relaxing and quiet stay. It has a 6,600-square meter garden that has a lake and lakeside stage, and is directly in front of Mount Yufu, an outstanding view we're sure you agree.
Location Name： Yufuin Kotobuki, Hananosho
Access：5-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station
Address：2900-5 Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu, Oita 879-5102
Fee: 12,100 JPY～ (Tax Inc.)
The website supports English, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified)
Yufuin Sansuikan is a long-standing hotel that's approaching its 110-year anniversary. It has amazing views and open-air baths that allow you to look straight at Mount Yufu as well as delicious foods such as local seafood dishes and traditional Japanese course meals that use food of the mountains (wild game, mountain vegetables, mushrooms, etc.).
Location Name：Yufuin Sansuikan
Access：8-minute walk from JR Yufuin Station
Address：108-1 Yufuincho Kawaminami, Yufu, Oita 879-5196
Fee: 15,000 JPY〜（May differ depending on time of visit and number of visitors）
Languages： English, Korean, Chinese
Foreign language call center:0977-84-2102
The website supports English, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), and Thai