Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan

If you are looking for authentic ryokans in Yufuin, I would highly recommend staying at Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan.  Perhaps if you are a connoisseur of Japan, I really think you should stay here.  The surrounding neighborhood is so quiet even though there are so many tourists on the main street.  It’s nice to be able to escape from the crowds of people that pulling suitcases around Yufuin Station.  It’s like you’re in another world.  The ryokan would be great for couples, family, solo travelers, or small groups.  This is like a hideaway for adults.  There are 11 rooms only.  We didn’t see other guests during our stay.  Absolutely the property completely emphasizes private experiences for each guest.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with an outdoor private hot spring on 1F.  You can chill out at the room while viewing a well-kept traditional garden.  We fully enjoyed our private bath until check-out time.  The spring quality is soft, smooth, and moist.  If you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a Japanese-western room with twin beds.  The room is Japanese minimalistic, but truly relaxing.  Facilities tend to be worn out but the housekeeping was excellent.  The free WiFi reception was good in the property.  All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, bottled water, and a Japanese tea set.  There are THALGO JAPON amenities in the bathroom.  Room service is not available.  There is a convenience store nearby.  Then Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan is not a universal design.  There is no lift.  A wheelchair is available for borrowing, though.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room with a private hot spring on 1F.  Once you enter your room, you wouldn’t need to move around.  Then this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide meals, yukatas, and futons for small children if you request in advance.  *If you bring small children, you can book Japanese-style rooms only.  Then there are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs in-house.  There is no view from the outdoor baths.  The indoor ones are open from 5:00-10:00, 15:00-25:00.  The outdoor ones are open from 15:00-24:00.  Also, you can use communal hot springs in the sister inn, Santoukan.  The location is next to Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Then authentic kaiseki food was wonderful.  It may be a little challenging for the western palate, but if you are a gourmet, you should try it.  The food was very fresh and well presented.  *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 on that day.   Alternatively, you can go out for lunch and dinner.  There are some nice restaurants in Yufuin.  Then all staff tends to be professional, elegant, and first‐class.  You can absolutely experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  It felt exclusive like some other luxury ryokans I have been to in this price range.  It’s well worth staying here if you want to get much of an immersive Japanese traditional atmosphere.   Access to the property would be easy.  A free shuttle service is available from Yufuin Station.  You need to call at 0977-75-8420 when you reach the station.  Then if you want to chill out at the property in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check-in and out times 15:00/11:00  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan

Style Small Onsen Ryokan
Guest Rating Exceptional 9.6
Estimated Price 50,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact +81 977-84-2251 from overseas
0977-84-2251 from domestic
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan’s MAP
Access 5min by car from Yufuin Station
Address and TEL

Tel +81 977-84-2251
Official Homepage Ryotei Tanokura Ryokan’s HP
*Japanese only