Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai

What kind of onsen ryokan is Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai?

The small onsen ryokan wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  This is one of the best mom-and-pop ryokans.  There are 8 rooms only.   The surrounding neighborhood is so quiet even though there are so many tourists on the main street.  The ambiance is tranquil, serene, and friendly.  Definitely, one night-stay wouldn’t be enough.  The property would be great for couples, small groups, solo travelers, or family.

Is the location easy to access?

The location is a 15min-walk from Yufuin Station.  If this is your first-time visit, you may want to ask for a free shuttle bus from the station.  It wouldn’t be easy to find the property.  Free shuttle service is available between 15:00 and 17:00.  You need to book it in advance.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend rooms with private hot springs.  We fully enjoyed our indoor private one until check-out time.  The spring quality was smooth, soft, and moist.  Then there was no view of Mt. Yufu from our room but it was a fresh environment surrounded by greenery.  If you are looking for rooms with Mt. Yufu views, you should book a room with an outdoor private hot spring in an annex.   The room is Japanese minimalistic, but truly relaxing.  The housekeeping was excellent.  Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-mattresses in tatami rooms, I wouldn’t recommend it.  There is no room with western beds.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, tea bags, and a Japanese tea set.  Also, this is child-friendly.  Staff can provide cribs, yukatas, and samue outfits for small children if you request in advance.  Room service is not available.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  The free WiFi reception was sometimes unstable when we stayed in March 2019.
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How about In-house Facilities?

There are small communal hot springs.  All of them are open for 24H.  Also, there is a private family hot spring that you can use for free.  You need to book it when you check-in.  It’s open from 15:00-10:00 the following morning.  *If you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use the private family one instead, or book a room with a private one.   Then the property is not a universal design.  There is no lift.  There are some steps in-house.  If you bring people with weak feet, I wouldn’t recommend it.  A wheelchair is available for borrowing, though.
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How about meals?

The Japanese kaiseki food experience was just divine.  The property is one of the well-known auberges in Yufuin.  If you are a gourmet, you must be happy.  Each dish tends to be exquisite, dainty, and tasty.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a dining area.  There is no private room in the dining area.  Dinner starts from 18:00 or 19:00.  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.  Then actually there are some nice restaurants in Yufuin, but if you stay here, you may want to have meals on the property.  It’s well worth trying the food.  Also, you can order wonderful lunch boxes.  I noticed that some local people visited here for lunch or dinner only.

My impressions

All staff tends to be sophisticated, professional, and proactive.  The software would be impeccable.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Overall, the property has good value for money if compared to others in Yufuin.  Absolutely we would come back again.   At last, the onsen ryokan is very popular.  If you want to chill out here 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 Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai from the below space.  *They can accept CASH only.  **If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform the staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on Agoda  

Info about Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai

Style Mountain hut style Ryokan
Check-in and out times
15:00/10:30
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact +81 977-84-5700 from overseas
0120-068701 from domestic
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai’s MAP
Access Free shuttle service from Yufuin Station
Address and TEL
  
Tel +81 977-84-5700
Official Homepage Yufuin Onsen Ryokan Hananomai’s HP
*Japanese only

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