Daimaru Besso

If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would highly recommend staying at Daimaru Besso.  This is like a history museum.  Everything, such as architecture, decorations, interior, and a large garden is amazing.  If you are looking for authentic ryokans with hot springs in Fukuoka, you should stay here.  The location is 30min from Hakata Station.  On the other hand, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Facilities tend to be outdated.  The housekeeping was excellent, though.  You may feel stressed during your stay.  Daimaru Besso would be great for couples, solo travelers, family, or small groups.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide meals, tableware, and yukatas for children at an additional charge if you request in advance.  The ambiance is serene, tranquil, and traditional.  Once we entered the property, we felt that I was being pulled into old-Japan.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with views of the traditional garden in Taisho-Tei.  It’s well worth it.  The room is authentic, quaint, and charming.  You can relax while viewing a beautiful garden.  That’s precious time.  It seems that all rooms in Taisho-Tei have great views of the garden.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you should book a room with twin beds on tatami mats in Taisho-Tei.  Then most of the rooms have private indoor hot springs, but rooms in Taisho-Tei and Showa-Tei have no private hot springs.  Instead of that, if you stay at rooms in Taisho-Tei, there are two wonderful large indoor private hot springs that you can use for free whenever they are not occupied.  Two of them are open for 24H.  There is no outdoor private hot spring, though.  Then there are very large historical communal indoor hot springs on-site.  The spring quality is excellent, very creamy, and moist.  All of them are open from 5:00-10:00, 11:00-25:30.  If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, Japanese sweets, and green tea bags, etc.  Complimentary coffee is available at the lounge on 1F.  Room service is not available.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Free Wifi reception is available except rooms in Taisho-Tei.  If you stay in Taisho-Tei, you can connect to the internet around the lobby only.  Then Daimaru Besso is not a universal design.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room with twin beds.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing, but the property is very large.  This is like a maze.  If you bring wheelchair users, I wouldn’t recommend staying at Daimaru Besso.  Then Japanese kaiseki food experience for dinner and breakfast would be OK, but not special.  The portion tends to be small.  All meals are served in a private room.  After dinner, you can order night meals, such as noodles, rice balls, and sushi pockets, etc., at affordable charges.  Alternatively, you can go out for meals as there are some local restaurants around the property.  Then the staff tends to be patchy.  Some staff tends to be so helpful, but some are not.  If you expect a 5-star hotel service, this is not.  Overall, the property has great value for money.  If you want to get an authentic onsen ryokan experience in Fukuoka, you should stay here.  Then access to the property would be easy from Hakata Station or Fukuoka Airport.  If you take a train from Hakata Station, get off at Futsukaichi Station, and then it takes 15min on foot.  Alternatively, you can get a Taxi from the station.  It costs JPY800.  If you take an express bus from Fukuoka airport, get off at Chikushino Bus Stop and then just a 5min-walk to the property.  A free shuttle service is not available.  Then if you drive a car, check a map carefully in advance as it wouldn’t be easy to find the parking lot.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Daimaru Besso from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check-in and out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Daimaru Besso

Style Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.1
Estimated Price 26,136 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact  info@daimarubesso.com
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Daimaru Besso’s MAP
Access 30min by express bus from Fukuoka Airport
Address and TEL 1-20-1 Yumachi, Chikushino, Fukuoka 818-0058
Tel +81 92-924-3939
Official Homepage Daimaru Besso’s HP

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