Hana Beppu

Hana Beppu wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  If this is your first time staying at ryokans, you should stay at Hana Beppu.  Perhaps, if you are looking for Japanese-style modern boutique hotels with hot springs in Beppu city, I really think you should stay here.  On the other hand, if you are looking for…

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Oita

If you are looking for amazing business hotels with hot springs in Oita, I really think you should stay at JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Oita.  This is one of the great business hotels in Japan.  Perhaps, if you are looking for wonderful outdoor hot springs with nice views in Oita, I would highly recommend it. …

IKI Retreat KAIRI MURAKAMI

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

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 a 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 on 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 great hospitality…

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 ambiance is serene, tranquil,…

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 the top-notch ryokans in Japan.  This is like…

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.  Perhaps,…

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 season.  Once…

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.  We felt…

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 of Japan,…

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 outdated.  The…

Yoyokaku

This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for an authentic Japanese ryokan adventure in Saga prefecture, I 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 recommend it.  The…

Wasureno Sato Gajoen

This property is 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 you are…

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 would…