Yufuin Gettouan

This is one of the amazing ryokans in Yufuin.  If you are looking for a traditional mountain hut adventure, I would highly recommend staying at Yufuin Gettouan.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, you should stay here.  Each room has a wonderful outdoor private hot spring.  Once we entered the property, we felt that we were pulled into old-Japan.  The stately architecture, interior, and decorations create a mature impression.  The ambiance would be nostalgic, charming, and quaint.  Yufuin Gettouan would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide yukatas, meals, and tableware for children if you request in advance.  Then if you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a deluxe villa in an annex.   Each villa completely emphasizes private experiences for guests.   The room in the annex is spacious, tranquil, and serene.  The décor is “Japan minimalistic”, but truly relaxing.  Facilities tend to be bit worn-out, but well-maintained and clean.   If you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a room with twin beds on tatami mats.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, samue outfits, a complimentary mini-bar including beer, and green tea bags, etc.  There are POLA amenities in the bathroom.  The free WiFi reception was good in our villa.  Room service is not available.  Complimentary coffee, herb tea, and water, etc., are available at the lounge near the main building.  It’s open from 7:00-11:00, 20:00-23:00.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Then Yufuin Gettouan is a very large and not universal design.  There are some steps on-site.  This is like a maze.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a room in the main building.  Actually you wouldn’t need to move around once you enter your room as there is a private hot spring.  Then there are wonderful indoor and outdoor communal hot springs in-house.  They are open from 14:00-9:00 the following morning.  Also, there are two amazing private family ones for guests who stay in villas.  If you stay at a villa, you can use two of them for free whenever they are not occupied.  They are open from 14:00-11:00 the following morning.  *If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  Then kaiseki food experience was just divine.  All local ingredients were so fresh, exquisite, and dainty.  Each dish has a sense of the season and it’s like an art.  If you are a gourmet, you must be excited.  They have a nice Japanese sake list to complement the meal.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room.  Dinner starts from 18:00 or 18:30.  Breakfast starts from 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00.  *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.  As far as I know, there is no restaurant around the property.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals.  Then all staff tends to be excellent, professional, and proactive.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  We really got much of an immersive “traditional country life” experience in rich nature as we expected.  Definitely we would come back again.  Access to the property would be easy.  A free shuttle service is available from Yufuin Station.  It takes less than 10min by car.  You need to book it in advance.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Yufuin Gettouan 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  If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for Yufuin Gettouan on Agoda or Booking.com

Info about Yufuin Gettouan

Style Traditional mountain hut-style ryokan
Guest Rating Superb 9.2
Estimated Price 52,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at +81 977-28-8801 from overseas
Call at 0977-28-8801 domestic Japan
Internet Connection Free wifi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Yufuin Gettouan’s MAP
Access Free  Shuttle bus from Yufuin station.
Need to book in advance upon request.
Address and TEL Yufuin Gettou-ann 295-2 Kawakami, Yufuin-Cho
Yufu City, Oita 879-5102  Tel +81 977 28 8801 
Official Homepage Yufuin Gettouan’s HP

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