Kairi-murakami

  If you are in Fukuoka, I really think you should visit and stay at Kairi-murakami.  The property must leave a lasting impression.  An access to the property would be inconvenient, but it’s well worth staying.  The location is in IKI Island.  It takes around 90min from Fukuoka Airport.  This is one of the best…

Shioyu Naginoto Ryokan

  If you are in Fukuoka, I would highly recommend visiting Karatsu.  It takes around 70min by train from Hakata Station.  Shioyu Naginoto Ryokan wouldn’t be luxury, but cozy and good value for money.  If you are looking for small modern ryokans in Karatsu, Saga prefecture, you should stay here.  There are 23 rooms only. …

La Vista Kirishima Hills

La Vista Kirishima Hills wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy and good value for money.  If you are looking for rooms with private hot springs in Kagoshima prefecture, you should stay here.  Each room has an outdoor private bath at the terrace.  Perhaps if you prefer hotels to ryokans, I would highly recommend La Vista…

Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel & Resort

    I love this small hotel.  There are only 12 rooms.  Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel & Resort is designed by a globally well-known architect, Mr. Kengo Kuma.  To be frank, we almost forgot during our stay we were in Miyazaki.  It is like a different world.  If you are looking for modern hotels with…

sankara hotel & spa Yakushima

  sankara hotel & spa Yakushima is a perfect venue if you are looking for a refreshing and rejuvenating oasis from hustle and bustle of city life.  Perhaps, if you are looking for secret hideaways for adults in the southern islands, I would highly recommend it.  There are only 29 rooms.  The ambience is serene,…

Tsumikusa No Yado Komatsu Ryokan

  This is my cup of tea.  If you are a connoisseur of Japan, I really think you should stay at Tsumikusa No Yado Komatsu Ryokan.  Perhaps, if you are looking for beautiful tatami rooms with private hot springs, I would highly recommend it.  This is one of top notch ryokans in Japan.  This is…

Amakusa Tenku no Fune

  Amakusa Tenku no Fune is definitely one of the best in Kyushu.  If you are looking for resort hotels with magnificent views, you should stay here.  It’s like a postcard.  Perhaps if you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life, I would highly recommend it. …

Yurian

    If you are looking for mountain villas with private outdoor hot springs in Kagoshima prefecture, I really think you should stay at Yurian.  On top of that, some rooms have private heated swimming pools.  They are surprisingly hot springs too.  You can swim in the swimming pools all year round including the winter…

Ryokan Shinsen

  I love this ryokan.  If you are looking for top notch ryokans in Miyazaki, you should stay at Ryokan Shinsen.  Absolutely this is one of the best in Japan.  Perhaps, if you are a connoisseur of Japan, I would highly recommend it.  You can get much of an immersive “traditional Japanese way” as you expect. …

Yakakutei

    If you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure, I really think you should stay at Yakakutei.  The property is one of the best in Kagoshima.  Once we entered the gate, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the traditional garden.  It’s like you’re in another world.  Perhaps, if you are a connoisseur…

Mizuno Ryokan

    If you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure in Saga, I really think you should stay at Mizuno Ryokan.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, this is not.  Perhaps, if this is your first time staying at ryokans, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Because facilities tend to be…

Yoyokaku

  This is absolutely my cup of tea.  If you are looking for an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Saga prefecture, I really think you should stay at Yoyokaku.  We felt the luxury and authenticity at once.  It’s truly worth a visit.  On the other hand, if you are looking for modern ryokans, I wouldn’t…

Wasureno Sato Gajoen

  This property is quite unique.  If you love traditional Japanese mountain hut-style ryokans, I really think you should stay at Wasureno Sato Gajoen.  This is like a small Japanese traditional village.  We were so excited to explore in-house.  Once we entered the gate, we felt that we were being pulled into old-Japan.  Perhaps, if…

SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima

  If you have a chance to visit Kagoshima prefecture, you should stay at SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima.  Perhaps if you are looking for hotel rooms with spectacular views and hot springs, I would highly recommend it.  On the other hand, if you are looking for a traditional onsen ryokan adventure, this is not.  The property…