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“Serene and Inspiring”
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Sanso Tensui
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels / Ryokan in Hita
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We loved our restful time in this beautiful garden setting in the mountains by a river. The large rocks, both in and out of the house, were a fabulous touch. For us it was a dream stay - in a peaceful haven with excellent food, a gorgeous day and night time hot spring bath in a rock pool below the house, and caring staff.

We came by train via Kurume, then Amagase Station and accidentally arrived a stop early and two hours late on a cute single carriage red train that had chuffed through the mountains. The guest house has a shuttle service. The owner had notified the station that we were late, and they rang the guest house for us. Such consideration is rare in the modern world. We felt very well cared for.

It is worth going out of your way to spend a couple of days here and you can explore the mountains of Japan in this area. If you want a relaxing place to write your memoirs, or a song, or to enjoy a great book, then this is the place. There were so many beautiful individual touches both inside and outside, whether a lamp, a picture, furniture or the many aspects of the restful and enticing garden.

We spoke no Japanese. This was no problem, as the owner and several staff spoke English to us. We want to return one day.

Room Tip: Ask the owner to recommend your room. Thye are quite individual. Ours looked over the river and we c...
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Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

not sure how to access by public transport because I went there by car
very nice open-air onsen on the mountain
with some private onsen rooms you can use with your family or partner or even alone
food were also excellent

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sanso Tensui

Address: 601 Amagasemachi Sakuradake, Hita 879-4201, Oita Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kyushu-Okinawa > Oita Prefecture > Hita > Amagase Onsen
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Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels / Ryokan in Hita
Price Range: ₹ 23,221 - ₹ 52,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21

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