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We will go to Yufuin as a married couple. Please tell me any recommended hot spring inn, other than the three most famous Yufuin inns (Tamanoyu, Kamenoi-besso, and Sanso Murata).

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We will go to Yufuin as a married couple. Please tell me any recommended hot spring inn, other than the three most famous Yufuin inns (Tamanoyu, Kamenoi-besso, and Sanso Murata).

Speaking of Yufuin, Tamanoyu, Kamenoi-besso, and Sanso Murata are the ones often talked about. Please tell me must-visit hot spring inns other than those three.

  • Married couple
  • Oita
  • Yufuin
  • Hot Springs

Yufuin Onsen Oyado Nihon No Ashitaba

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Yufuin Onsen Oyado Nihon No Ashitaba

4.3

  • address
  • 918-18, YUFUINCHO KAWAKITA, YUFU-SHI, OITA, 879-5114, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 7 mins by car from Yufuin Station (JR Kyudai Line)

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A retreat in the woods

Hello. My recommendation is an inn hidden in forests and surrounded by nature. Their rooms are detached and make you feel as if you are in early Meiji era. Meals are carefully cooked using abundant local ingredients and cooking methods that match the ingredients.

Enjoy forests in fabulous outdoor baths

There are nice open-air baths with lots of sunshine going through trees and leaves, and you can also enjoy forests. Bathtubs are quite large and so comfortable. There are various types of reservable baths, so choose your favorite. The Kaiseki Japanese course meal with local ingredients makes you enjoy heartwarming dishes. It is a Japanese style nice inn located in a quiet location. I recommend this inn if you just want to relax and have a good time.

Recommended inn in Yufuin

As I also recommended to other people, this inn is really calming.

I’ve never seen any family with children there, so it is perfect for a married couple to stay at ease. The rooms are all detached rooms and spacious, and the entire inn is very quiet and you can feel perfectly relaxed.

In particular, large outdoor hot spring baths surrounded by trees are available from early morning until midnight, and are wonderfully open and maintained carefully in very good condition.

Dinner menu is mainly dishes using fresh local vegetables, and was very delicious.

I believe you should come and try once.

Yufuin Onsen Hanayoshi

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Yufuin Onsen Hanayoshi

4.8

  • address
  • 913-11, Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu city, Oita 879-5114, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • [ From Oita Airport ]: 55 min by nonstop bus bound for Yufuin. Get off at Yufuin station, 10 min by taxi from here / [ By JR Kyushu ]: 45 min from Oita station or 2 hour 10 min from Hakata station ( JR Line ). Get off at Yufuin station, 10 min by taxi from here / [ By Car ]: 2 min drive from Yufuin I.C. of Kyushu Expressway / [ About Pick-up Service ]: You can request pick-up service when booking. Be aware that this is a shared service and you may be with other customers. Please be punctual ( From Yufuin station to Hanayoshi, between 15:00 and 17:00 by appointment only; From Hanayoshi to Yufuin station, 9:30 or 10:00 by appointment only; Tel:0977-85-5000 ). If arriving at Yufuin station after 17:00, you can take a taxi to the hotel ( Minato Taxi, Tel:0977-84-3131 )

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Overlooking Mt. Yufu-dake

I recommend Yufuin Hanayoshi.
It costs ¥ 11,550 ~ / per person.
The reason to recommend is its overwhelming superb views.
Morning mist and Mt. Yufudake from large public baths are exceptional.
Rooms in the main building and cottage-style rooms with open-air baths consist of two serial rooms.
The following is their basic information.
3 minutes by car from Oita Expressway Yufuin IC. By taxi from JR Yufuin Station takes about 8 minutes. There are also pick-up services available.

Wonderful views

It is just a short distance from Yufuin interchange and is convenient.
Views from a lobby and rooms are superb.
You can overlook a townscape of Yufuin and Mt. Yufudake.
Mt. Yufudake up close is simply overwhelming.
The Kaiseki Japanese multi-course meal looked good and was delicious. I had no complaint about it.
An open-air bath is equipped with a jacuzzi so you can enjoy both.
The room has a floor heating, so you can keep yourself warm.

Yufuin Onsen Mori no Yu Yufuin Yasuha

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Yufuin Onsen Mori no Yu Yufuin Yasuha

4.8

  • address
  • 1270-48, YUFUINCHO KAWAKAMI, YUFU-SHI, OITA, 879-5102, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 40 mins walk/5 mins by car from JR Yufuin Station, pick up available from 15:00-17:00. 15 mins by car from Yufuin IC.

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Rare blue spring water heals your soul

It is 40-minute walk from JR Yufuin station and 5-minute by car. It is a tranquil inn standing in a quiet environment in Yufuin, moderately away from a spa town. Their baths are “Aoyu” blue hot springs that are rare in Japan and have attracted a lot of attention as it is rich in components to make your skin beautiful. Not only making your body restful but also easing your soul when you immerse yourself in this mysterious bath, and you will feel like all your daily weariness disappears. Detached rooms have open-air baths, so you can eat seasonal dishes using local produce and enjoy hot springs anytime you want without leaving your room.

Yufuin Onsen Yufuin Gettoan

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Yufuin Onsen Yufuin Gettoan

4.7

  • address
  • 295-2, YUFUINCHO KAWAKAMI, YUFU-SHI, OITA, 879-5102, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 7 mins from Yufuin Station, or 15 mins from Oita Expressway Yufuin IC

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All rooms are cottages with open-air baths

It is a bit far from the center of Yufuin. It is an atmospheric inn where detached rooms are scattered in the vast site. It is quiet and meals are delicious. If you tell them about your anniversary, I think they may offer you some special service. There is a small bar in the inn. An open air bath in a room is not big (there may be a large bath in other rooms?), and I think to go back and forth from your room to a dining area and large public baths is pretty hard. The site is not necessarily maintained as a Japanese-style garden, but it looks more like in a natural state. I think an atmosphere of this inn is different from other famous inns in Yufuin so I am not sure if this place fit what you say as “spend a lot of money on”. It may be a good idea to stay one night each at those famous inns. (I am in my 50s and this is a quite expensive inn for me. The price starts at 30,000 yen per person).

Yufuin Onsen Yufunogo Saigakukan

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Yufuin Onsen Yufunogo Saigakukan

4.2

  • address
  • 2378-1, KAWAKAMI, YUFUIN-CHOU, YUFU-SHI, OITA 879-5102, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 5 MIN BY TAXI FROM YUFUIN STN. ON JR KYUDAI LINE

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A family bath was good

I liked family batha that guests can use for free of charge.
I felt so good, relaxingly in a bath while overlooking Mt. Yufudake. Baths and landscapes are atmospheric, and I enjoyed hot springs without worrying about surroundings.
About food, you will be satisfied with both taste and quantity.
Room rates are slightly higher, but I believe the inn is satisfactory for everything.

Yufuin Onsen Yufu no Irodori Yadoya Ohashi

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Yufuin Onsen Yufu no Irodori Yadoya Ohashi

4.3

  • address
  • 1235, Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu city, Oita 879-5114, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 10 min walk from JR Yufuin station ( pick-up service available / advance reservations required ) / 5 min drive from Yufuin I.C. ( If you are coming by Expressway Bus, pick-up service is available. Advance reservations required )

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Best for a quiet stay

Calming rooms based on Japanese style. All rooms are equipped with indoor baths and open-air baths, so you can spend a quiet moment without worrying about other people. Although there is a little distance from a train station, but it would give you another touch of a private trip. This high level of satisfaction with this price range. It is recommended.

Yufuin Onsen Oyado Uraku

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Yufuin Onsen Oyado Uraku

3.9

  • address
  • 2868-5, YUFUINCHO KAWAKAMI, YUFU-SHI, OITA, 879-5102, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 10 mins walk from JR Yufuin Station

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A cottage room like a house

You can relaxingly and fully enjoy Japanese food. A number of rooms is small so you can chill out. A detached room is particularly good, and cheaper rooms are not detached rooms. You can feel at ease in a bath in your room. There are cypress baths and others. Breakfast is not a buffet as well.

Yufuin Iyotomi

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Yufuin Iyotomi

4.0

  • address
  • 848, Kawaminami, Yufuin town, Yufu city, Oita 879-5103, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 7 min walk from JR Yufuin station, 2 min by taxi / 10 min drive from Yufuin I.C.

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Reasonable yet satisfying hot spring inn

Meals, hot springs, and rooms. Everything is satisfying at this hot spring inn.

I recommend Nabe hot pot with locally produced chicken. All the dishes are good and will fill your stomach.

Baths are reservation-only and their open-air baths are simply the best.

Prices are reasonable, but this hot spring inn will surely satisfy you.

Yufuin Bettei Itsuki

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Yufuin Bettei Itsuki

3.0

  • address
  • 2652-2, Kawakami, Yufuin-cho, Yufu city, Oita 879-5102, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Yufuin station

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Recommended

I recommend Yufuin Bettei Itsuki. It is a beautiful hot spring inn that combines Japanese style and modernity, different from other historic hot spring inns. Each room is detached, and each has its own different concept. There is a nice hot spring bath in each room. It is recommended for a great hideaway for adults.