Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu

Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu

What kind of onsen ryokan is Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu?

This is a luxury authentic villa-style ryokan in Fukushima Prefecture.  If you have a chance to visit Fukushima, you should stay here.  The property must leave a lasting impression.  The location is in a beautiful forest a large national park.  There are 9 rooms only.  There are amazing family private onsens.  We didn’t see other guests even it was fully booked.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  The outdoor hot springs in a magnificent, untouched virgin forest are the best.  You will feel as if you are one with nature.  This is a very valuable experience.  The ambiance is mysterious, solemn, and serene.  The property would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.
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Is the location easy to access?

No, it’s a little tricky.  Take a Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and get off at Fukushima Station.  It takes around 90min.  Then take a bus from Fukushima Station East Exit and get off at TsuchiyuOnsen Bus Stop.  It takes around 40min.  The bus fare is JPY860 per adult.  Then free shuttle service is available from the bus stop.  You need to book it in advance.

Then if this is your first visit to Fukushima, you may want to show the below Japanese sentence to a bus driver when you get on a bus.

Kindly let me know when you reach “TsuchiyuOnsen Bus Stop”

*If you are still concerned about the above information, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time in the space below.

Where is the best accommodation for anniversaries?

If you are looking for a good place for a special occasion, the property would be one of the best in Fukushima.  The staff arranges cakes to celebrate an anniversary at an additional charge if you request in advance.

Rooms I would recommend?

Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu

Overall, the facilities are the latest as it was renovated in May 2020.  The appliances in the rooms are up to date.  If you are looking for a room with a private onsen.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses on tatami mats, you should book a room with twin beds.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, a complimentary minibar, and a green tea set, etc.  There are THANN amenities in the bathroom.  A Blu-Ray player and a tablet were placed in our room.  Room service is not available, but there is complimentary beer, fresh juice, coffee, tea, sweets, ice cream, etc. at the lobby lounge.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Free Wi-Fi reception was excellent.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can arrange amenities, yukatas, and meals for children if you request in advance.

How about In-house Facilities?

There are wonderful private family hot springs.  You can use them for free.  You need to book them when you check-in. They are open from 5:30-10:00, 14:00-23:00.  The spring quality is nice.  There is no communal hot spring.

Then the property is not a universal design.  There are some steps.  If you bring people with weak legs, you should find others.
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How about meals?

The local kaiseki for dinner was just divine.  The food tends to be sophisticated. If you are a gourmet, you should try it. For one or two people, all meals are served in your room.  If there are more than three people, they will be served in private rooms in the dining area.  Dinner starts at 18:00 or 18:30.  Breakfast starts at 8:00 or 8:30.

*Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies. They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request it on that day.

My impressions

Overall, the property has good value for money compared to Hakone, Izu, or Atami.  The staff is also excellent.  You can experience signature Japanese hospitality.  If you want to spend a luxurious time in a beautiful forest while listening to the sound of the river and birds singing, this is the best place in Fukushima.  If you’re lucky, you might be able to see Japanese serows, squirrels, and raccoons.  Have a nice trip!  Check Availability and Pricing for the onsen ryokan on Agoda

Info about Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu

Style Authentic Villa-Style Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out times 14:00/10:30
Estimated Price 60,000JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Fill in the form
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu’s Map
Access Free pick-up service from Tsuchiyu Onsen Bus Stop
Address and TEL 27-2 Akutojiri Tsuchiyuonsen
Fukushima-city, Fukushima 〒960-2157  

TEL +81 24-595-2149
Official Homepage Tsuchiyubettei Satonoyu‘s HP

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