If you are looking for luxury Japanese-style mountain villas with private hot springs, I would highly recommend it.  This is like a secret hideaway for adults.  We never met other guests during our stay.   If you want to enjoy privacy and luxury in rich nature, it’s worth staying here.  Perhaps if you want to bring your dogs, you should stay here.  This is pet-friendly.  There is a dog run on-site.  On the other hand, if you are looking for an authentic ryokan adventure in Yufuin, this is not.  The ambience would be relaxed, tranquil and serene.  The property would be great for couples, small groups, family or solo travelers.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a villa-type room with a view of Mt.Yufu.  That’s truly special.  The stately interior, furniture, decorations absolutory create a mature impression.  I heard that the owner is an antique art dealer.  Then facilities tend to be the latest.  Floor heating is installed.  Each room has a wonderful private outdoor hot spring.  The spring quality is amazing.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private bath.  Then there are two private family outdoor hot springs with awesome views which you can complimentary use whenever they are not occupied.  Don’t forget to try them.  They are open from 7:00-10:00, 15:00-22:00.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, pajamas, yukatas, samue outfits, a Japanese tea set, a coffee machine, and a complimentary mini bar including beer, etc.  Also a CD player, a DVD player and a humidifier were placed.  Then there are some kinds of pillows you can choose.  Complimentary coffee and plum wine were available at the lobby.  Also you can enjoy “Happy Hour” at the annex lounge from 16:00-17:30.  It costs 1,500JPY.  All you can drink, such as beer, wine, champagne, and orange juice, etc.  Then there is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Wifi reception was sometimes very slow in our room.  Then the property is perfect universal design.  A wheelchair is available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the reception.  Then kaiseki cuisine for dinner and breakfast was just divine.  It may be little challenging for western palates but it’s worth trying it.  Are you a gourmet?  If so, you should try it.  The portion tends to be big.  You may want to bring your empty stomach.  *Please note that inform staff when you book a room with meals 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.  All meals are served at a private room in a dining area.  Dinner starts from 18:00.  Breakfast starts from 8:00 or 9:00.  As far as I know, there is no nice restaurant for dinner around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals unless you have a car.   Then after dinner, don’t forget to visit the bar.  You can enjoy drinking while listening to Jazz.  Then all staff tends to be gracious, helpful and sincere.  You wouldn’t get stressed even if this is your first time staying at Japanese-style mountain huts.  If you expect a 5 star hotel service, you should stay here.  Overall, it’s not cheap by all means but it’s worth every penny.  Once you enter the gate, just get lazy and enjoy white noise form the forest and starry sky while soaking in the bath, such an extraordinary experience.  Anyway the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend staying in the summer season as there are many bugs around outdoor baths.  At last, don’t forget to check a weather forecast before booking a room if you want to see a beautiful view of Mt.Yufu.  The location is 5min drive away from Yufuin Station.  You need to get a taxi from the station.  It costs around 1,000JPY.  Free shuttle service is not available.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  *Check in and out times 3:00PM/11:00AM   If you check in after 17:00, you need to inform staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for Ikkoten on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Ikkoten

Style Luxury Japanese-style mountain villa
Guest Rating Superb 9.3
Estimated Price 67,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
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Internet Connection Free wifi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are allowed
Free parking lot is available
Location Ikkoten’s MAP
Access 5min by car from Yufuin Station
Address and TEL 〒879-5102 Kawakami Yufuin-cho Yufu-shi 302-7
Tel +81 977-28-8815
Official Homepage Ikkoten’s HP

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