What kind of onsen villa is Yurian?

This is a Japanese-style modern mountain villa with private outdoor hot springs in Kagoshima prefecture.  Each villa has private hot springs.  Also, some villas have private heated swimming pools.  They are surprisingly used hot springs.  You can swim in the swimming pools all year round including the winter season.  Once you enter the property, you wouldn’t need to go out until check-out time.  This is a perfect venue if you are looking for a rejuvenating and refreshing oasis from hustle and bustle of city life.  On the other hand, if you are not so keen on hot springs, this is not.  The ambiance is very cozy, relaxed, and tranquil.  Yurian would be wonderful for families with children, couples, solo travelers, or small groups.  Once we entered the gate, we forgot about our day to day life.  Staff escorted us to our villa by resort cart.  The property is really large.

Is the location easy to access?

Access to the property would be inconvenient.  I would recommend renting a car.  It takes around 90min from Kagoshima Airport by car.  If you drive a car, you may want to ask the staff in advance how to go to the property as it wouldn’t be easy to find it if this is your first visit.  Alternatively, if you take a train, get off at JR Ibusuki Station and then take a taxi.  It takes 15min from the station to the property.  It costs around 2,000JPY.  A free shuttle service is not available.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend villas with private swimming pools and a private hot spring.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private hot spring pool during our stay.  We chilled out at the swimming pool while enjoying white noise from the forest and starry sky, such an extraordinary experience.  A one-night stay wouldn’t be enough.  Check Availability and Pricing for the villa on Booking.com or Agoda

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, samue outfits, pajamas, bathrobes, drip coffee bags, a green tea set, and bottled water, etc.  A DVD player, a CD player, and a humidifier were placed in our room.  Room service is not available.

How about In-house Facilities?

Yurian is not a perfect universal design but staff can bring you to the public areas by resort cart.  Also, each room has a wonderful private hot spring.  You wouldn’t need to move around once you enter your room.  Then there is no communal hot spring in-house.  Also, there is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Free Wifi reception was slow in our villa.

How about meals?

Kaiseki food for dinner and breakfast was ok, but it wouldn’t be special.  All meals are served in a private room in a dining area.  *Please note that inform staff in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day.  Then if you don’t like Japanese food, you may want to go out for dinner.  Staff may be able to send you to the city if you request in advance.  Alternatively, you can get a taxi.  There are some local restaurants around JR Ibusuki Station.  Unluckily, there is no restaurant around the property.

My impressions

All staff is friendly, attentive, and warm, but they tend to be not sophisticated.  This is Kagoshima prefecture.  If you expect 5-star hotel service, this is not.  If you cannot find English speakers at the front desk, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the young staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind.  Overall, Yurian has good value for money.  If relaxation is your main purpose, you should stay here.  Then, as you may expect, the mountain villas are surrounded by rich nature.  There would be many bugs around the property between June and Oct.  If you are metropolitan, you should avoid staying here during this period.  On top of that, Kagoshima prefecture has a lot of typhoons during the above period.  Flights often tend to be canceled.  At last, don’t forget to check a weather forecast before booking a room.  If it’s fine, just go ahead.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Yurian from the below space.  You need to inform the staff of your expected arrival time.  Check Availability and Pricing for the villa on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Yurian

Style Japanese-style Villa
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 35,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at +81 993 22 2217 from overseas
Call at 0993 22 2217 domestic Japan
Internet Connection Free wifi in the resort
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available 
Location Yurian’s MAP
Access 90min drive from Kagoshima Airport
Address and TEL 〒891-0406 Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi
Jūnichō Yunomori 6771−6
Tel +81 993 22 2217  9:00-19:00 JST
Official Homepage Yurian’s HP

*All information above is as of the date that I posted on my blog.

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