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Suwon, South Korea
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I visited this Ryokan in Dec. 2011 and Oct. 2015. This place is the first and only place I visited multiple time except business destination. It is located 10 ~15min. car ride from Yufu downtown, you only can reach the place by car or Taxi. It might be the only difficult point if you travel from abroad. This place is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

this was overwhelmingly our favourite place that we've stayed in japan and arguably ranks top compared to anywhere else on our travels. we stayed in a self contained ryokan - ie we had our own villa like ryokan with multiple rooms as well as indoor and outdoor onsen so the size was unique relative to other ryokans - we travelled... More 

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warabino, 広報担当マネージャー at Sanso Warabino - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Dear Luigisan22, Thank you very much for your comment and the compliments to our ryokan. We are glad to know that you and your family had a comfortable stay in our place. yuki feels glad also to know you remembered her. She remembers you and your family well, too! We look forward to seeing you again. Summer and Autumn are... More 

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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

What more can I say? I have stayed in various ryokan across Japan and this is one of the best. The location is convenient yet quiet. The private onsen in the room is totally relaxing and looking at the snow falling while indulging in the onsen itself bring one to be in perfect harmony with nature. The scenery is charming,... More 

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warabino, 広報担当マネージャー at Sanso Warabino - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Dear Terence L, Thank you very much for your comment and the compliments to our ryokan. It is a great pleasure to us to know you had a relaxing time and enjoyed our meals. It is true that Yufuin and our place are rustic, but there you could feel the beauty of each season. We look forward to welcome you... More 

Tokyo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We spent one night with our 5 year old son. We loved everything at this ryokan. People were friendly, room was cozy and beautiful. The bath in the room was quite small but comfortable, and the food was great. But most of all, we loved the trees turning colors. It was a rainy day but the trees decorated whole ryokan... More 

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warabino, 広報担当マネージャー at Sanso Warabino - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Dear asari1115 Thank you for your comment. We greatly appreciate it. We were glad to have welcoming you in the best season in Yufuin. As you said, Autumn in Yufuin is very beautiful for its Koyo. We hope that many people see its beauty. Spring and early summer are also nice. Many flowers bloom and the fresh green leaves will... More 

Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

I spent two nights here for a quiet vacation with mom, and Sanso Warabino was THE perfect choice. Upon entering, you will experience service, accommodation, and meals that are comparable to those of five-star hotels. The room we stayed offered view to beautiful bamboo forest. The staff were extremely helpful--their service wasn't too over the top, and provided just what... More 

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warabino, 広報担当マネージャー at Sanso Warabino - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Dear Soomin12 Thank you very much for your comment. We are very glad to have it. It is a great pleasure for us that you liked our services, facilities and foods. We always look forward to welcome you again. Take good care of yourself always. More 

Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

I was there for 4 nights in Sept 18 - 22. I have been to several high end ryokan in Japan, but I think this is the best so far. There are only 10 villas, so it is not very crowded, in fact I did not see many other guests. The local food is kaiseki and out of this world.... More 

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warabino, お客様担当マネージャー at Sanso Warabino - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your heart-warming message and we are really sorry for replying you very late. It's been almost a year since your visit... How have you and your family been? Is everyone OK? We had really good time with you for 4 days of your stay and we, especially Yukiko and Rika, are very glad to hear... More 

Hong Kong
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111 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We picked this property as we are looking for a traditional upscale ryokan for a different kind of experience within the Yufuin location. The car navigation system recorded this property correctly and we arrived the property with no issue. When we parked the car, we did not see anyone. Interestingly, once we got out from the car, a very young... More 

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Singapore
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

There is a youthful vibe for such a traditional ryokan, due to its staff whose median age I guess to be below 30. One of them who served my meals had recently studied overseas and spoke excellent English. She was a real mine of information on sightseeing and shopping around Yufuin. Located as it is in a secluded corner of... More 

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Fukuoka, Japan
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a beautiful ryokan with Onsen hotspring. There is a huge Japanese garden with a little stream going through, and villas are built a little apart from each other. The room we stayed, Hana-ikada, has 2 spacious tatami rooms with 1 little tatami room, and of course private Onsen outside and inside which we can enjoy anytime we want.... More 

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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We had a great time here! The onsen quality here felt great on our skin afterwards.The meals were very tasty and they managed to serve us a good variety of quality food for two nights. Their service was impeccable! From picking up our B speak rolls from the town for us and catering well to our every needs! Highly recommend... More 

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Address: 952 Yufuincho Kawakita, Yufu 879-5114, Oita Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Oita Prefecture > Yufu > Yufuin Onsen
Number of rooms: 10
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“Each room has very unique private outdoor bathtub. If you love hotspring bath need to check the room's unique bath tub in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles HahnJR, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get one with private onsen”
  • Private onsen in own bedroom
 of 5 bubbles 332terencel, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Yamaboushi room has a great outdoor onsen.”
 of 5 bubbles Soomin12, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The inn gives out a special discount card, so you can get discounts at certain shops and enjoy free stowage of your luggage at certain inns.”
 of 5 bubbles NHS44, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Checkout their webpage to see how the room/Onsen looks like, and pick the right one for you. Each room/Onsen is different.”
  • Wood deck in Hana-ikada room
  • Private Onsen in Hana-ikada room
 of 5 bubbles 29amyt, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
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