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About Kyushu

Japan’s south-westernmost island, Kyushu is a magical land of active volcanoes, near-tropical coastline, rolling green hills and mountainside carpeted with the petals of rhododendrons. Brilliant for a hiking holiday, a rejuvenating hot spring hideaway or a culture-focused city break, Kyushu offers a vast array of attractions for guests of all ages, tastes and budgets. The best places to stay in Kyushu include intimate ryokans, chic seaside spots and smart city hotels.

This is an island rich in history and culture. Excavations near Kagoshima reveal that Jōmon culture spread north from Kyushu roughly 10,000 years ago, and it’s also where trade with China began. The region is peppered with 16th-century fortresses and ancient temples. Kumamoto Castle, surrounded with cherry blossom, is deemed one of the greatest in Japan, whilst the Fuki-ji Temple in the Oita prefecture and the Takachiho Shrine in Miyazaki are fascinating. Nature lovers, on the other hand, will adore hiking in the Kuju Mountains or Kiyomizuyama, exploring the scenic Nichinan coastline or sinking into the hot springs of Kurokawa Onsen, Yufuin and Beppu.

If you’re looking for a lively city break, head to Fukuoka — a foodie haven — or to Nagasaki. At the other end of the scale, the pint-sized island of Yakushima is perfect for romantic escapes and wildlife excursions. The best places to stay in Kyushu await!

The Best Places to Stay in Kyushu

For a Traditional Ryokan

  • Yufuin Hoteiya is just outside Yufuin, but feels wonderfully quiet. Perfect for those dreaming of an authentic ryokan experience, the hotel has tatami mats, paper shutters, and private hot spring baths. Lantern-lit evenings are gorgeous, and the seasonal menu of local dishes is fantastic. For quiet couples or individuals.
  • Unzen Fukudaya has a traditional feel, with hot spring baths and kaiseki cuisine. Guests can choose between futon beds and Western options in rooms with tatami matting and low seating areas. Very atmospheric, and a great base for exploring Unzen.
  • Ryokan Sanga is perched at the source of two hot water springs in Kurokawa. A brilliant choice for those looking to soothe aching muscles in typical onsen baths, it's also an intruiging ryokan in that it fuses classic design with more glass, enhancing tranquil forest views. Lovely.
  • Beppu Showaen takes the classic ryokan concept to the next level with individual Japanese houses set amidst lush, manicured grounds in Beppu. Each features tatami matting and futon bedding, beautiful garden views and an in-room or open-air hot spring bath. The multi-course gourmet Japanese meals are exceptional. For romantic couples or families and small groups.
  • Yufuin Gettouan Ryokan sits amidst picturesque woodland, just north of Yufuin. The 10 traditional rooms have tatami mat floors and low dining tables. Highlights include the onsen baths, the delicious regional fare and the forest views — particularly striking in the autumn months. A restful choice.


  • Hotel Nikko Kumamoto is just moments from the acclaimed City Museum of Contemporary Art. Swish, contemporary rooms offer panoramic city views, big cosy beds and flat-screen TVs. Dine on French, Japanese or Cantonese fare after days of exploring. A cool, contemporary choice for business or leisure.
  • Hotel New Nagasaki features sleek interiors, with both Western and Japanese-style rooms. Feast on Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisine at three elegant restaurants. Meeting rooms and a business centre make this a top spot for a work trip.
  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka is a modern hotel with eight restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and spa, and easy access to the city centre and the airport. Luxurious rooms have white and cream interiors and a classic feel. For business or leisure.
  • Amane Resort Seikai fuses cool, contemporary design with traditional Japanese elements to create a luxurious sea-facing base in Beppu. The 46 rooms and suites are spacious and offer family-friendly options — some also have private terraces with open-air baths. Unwind at the spa or hot spring baths, and dine on exemplary regional cuisine at the water's edge. Smart and soothing.
  • Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk offers fantastic ocean views from its waterfront setting. A huge high-rise with minimalist interiors, this is a smart choice for well-heeled holidaymakers as well as business travellers.

FOR Romance

  • Yufuin Rikka has just six luxurious rooms and suites. The hotel fuses classic Japanese style with modern minimalism to create more contemporary spaces. Expect crisp white bed linen, ergonomic chairs, small balconies and wood-clad walls. Add the gourmet cuisine and onsen baths, and you're in for a romantic treat.
  • With The Style Fukuoka is a chic 16-bedroom hotel with a lovely courtyard swimming pool, bar and two restaurants. Brilliant for intimate weddings and events, this is also a romantic base for couples looking to explore Fukuoka. Very cool.
  • Takefue is made up of luxurious lodges nestled within a bamboo forest near Kurokawa Onsen. Take restful soaks in natural hot spring baths, enjoy rejuvenating massages and feast on delectable cuisine at the restaurant. A hugely romantic boutique choice.
  • Sankara Hotel & Spa offers gourmet cuisine and expansive luxury suites in a gorgeous seaside setting on Yakushima. Set near the south-eastern corner of the island, this boutique hotel also offers beautiful views and rejuvenating massages. Very special.
  • Miyazaki Ryokan is a minimalist contemporary hotel — previously a traditional ryokan — close to the National Park. Expect stylish, pared-back rooms, bathrooms and shared spaces, expansive gardens and restful hot spring baths. Splendid gourmet cuisine completes the picture. Romantic and well-placed for immersing yourself in nature.

For Families

  • Huis Ten Bosch Forest Villa offers two-bedroom cottages set on the banks of a peaceful canal inside the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, just outside Nagasaki. Surrounded by flower-filled gardens, these cosy villas have pretty chintz-patterned interiors, waterfront views and sitting rooms for relaxing with family and friends. There's a good restaurant onsite. Idyllic.
  • Kumamoto Hotel Castle has elegant interiors with a classic feel. Pick this place for a romantic trip — the suites are generously appointed — or for a family holiday. Kumamoto Castle is minutes away on foot, and there are four excellent restaurants, so guests of all ages will find something that they love.
  • Suginoi Hotel is a big high-rise hotel in the hills overlooking Beppu and the sea. Spacious rooms, multiple swimming pools, a bowling alley, hot springs and a spa make this a top pick for families, groups or business travellers. Imposing, impressive and brimming with activities for little ones and grown-ups.
  • Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch is an enormous property at the gates of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park, close to Nagasaki. Expect classic rooms with space for families, great restaurants and a buzzy karaoke bar. Very good fun.
  • Umikaoru Yado Hotel New Matsumi is a lovely traditional hotel with both communal and private hot spring baths. Gaze out to sea whilst immersing yourself in the restorative waters before retreating to your tatami-matted room. A classic ryokan with impressive sea views and large family rooms in Beppu. Simple and authentic.


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  • Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Oita Airport, Kumamoto Airport, Nagasaki Airport or Yakushima Airport. Most hotels will be happy to arrange an airport pick up, or you can travel by bus or taxi to your destination.
  • You may want to drive if you're exploring Yakushima independently. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the summer, spring or early autumn for the warmest weather and to make the most of the island's beauty. Expect temperatures of 23 - 30°C. May and September are cooler and quieter.



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Best Hotels in Kyushu

  • Hotel Mei Fukuoka 36 rooms from £57

    Local exploring  -  There is a never ending supply of museums, parks and historical monuments to keep you busy
    Short break  -  Ideally located close to the Naka river and the eclectic nightlife of the Hakata Ward
    City Style  -  Minimalist modern styling with a real industrial-chic feel
    Value chic  -  Stunning accommodation at bargain basement prices
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    A modern lifestyle hotel close to Fukuoka's highlights. Exposed concrete and steel and chic industrial furniture give a modern minimalist aesthetic to both bedrooms and communal areas, plus there's a cafe lounge for coffee and snacks. A cool urban base that won't break the bank! See More

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  • Jr Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki Nagasaki (Nagasaki-shi) 144 rooms from £60

    City Style  -  A stylish city choice, perfect for exploring Nagasaki whilst on business or on a holiday
    Designer Shopping  -  The hotel sits above the Amu Plaza Nagasaki Shopping Mall, perfect for keen shoppers
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the scenic Heiwa Park, just a few minutes from the hotel
    Value chic  -  A sophisticated hotel in a central location, offering very reasonable rates
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    A smart hotel conveniently located next to JR Nagasaki Station. Light and airy rooms feature soft hues, crisp white linen and simple dark wooden furniture. Find efficient service and massages on arrangement. With easy access to the city this is an ideal property for both business and leisure. See More

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  • The OneFive Villa Fukuoka (Hakata) 50 rooms from £75

    Local exploring  -  Optimal location on the banks of the Naka river. A multitude of local shrines and Fukuoka's canal district await you
    Value chic  -  Smart, contemporary rooms with a very reasonable price tag
    Local markets  -  Go shopping for all the weird and wonderful items that Fukuoka's street markets have to offer
    Sights nearby  -  Canal city Hakata is a short stroll from the property and a must-see when in Fukuoka

    A smart luxe for less property in central Hakata. Rooms are contemporary in style, some with river-facing terraces or floor-to-ceiling windows. Interiors feature plenty of exposed wood and moody lighting for a sophisticated allure. Perfect for business or leisure travel. See More

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  • 9 Hotel Hakata Fukuoka (Hakata) 44 rooms from £78

    City Style  -  Chic, contemporary Japanese style rooms, and modern industrial-feeling communal areas downstairs
    Families  -  The largest rooms can easily sleep up to four and area ideal for families or small groups
    Architectural  -  The futuristic exterior is a showcase of modern architecture
    Value chic  -  Modern Japanese style rooms with a very appealing price tag
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    A modern property that offers chic, comfortable accommodation in the Hakata district. Clean, authentically styled rooms with sleek lines and exposed wood and a contemporary feel. 9 Cafeteria serves breakfast daily. Close to nightlife and culture, an ideal city base and great value for money. See More

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  • Lamp Light Books Hotel Fukuoka (Kyushu) 16 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  Dive into Fukuoka's vibrant heart, where sleek urban vibes blend with a unique literary twist for an unforgettable city escape
    Walking distance restaurants  -  Discover culinary delights at Chikae Fukuoka, a 4-min walk away, for an authentic taste of Japanese Kaiseki cuisine
    Total relaxation  -  Indulge in the café's inviting ambiance, where books and coffee blend for a perfect leisurely afternoon
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic Kego Shrine, just 6 minutes away, for a peaceful retreat and a glimpse into local religious practices
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    A bibliophile's retreat in Fukuoka's vibrant Daimyo district. Cozy, clean rooms amidst a world of books and a lively café atmosphere. Enjoy reading-inspired decor and modern amenities at this 3-star gem. An ideal getaway for book lovers and city explorers alike. See More

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  • Azumaen Ryokan Unzen (Nagasaki-ken) 27 rooms from £98

    Total relaxation  -  Take long onsen soaks, enjoy restorative massages and savour delicious traditional cuisine
    Back to Nature  -  A beautiful lakeside hotel, perfect for unwinding or immersing yourself in nature
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Evening karaoke sessions are brilliant for bonding with family and friends
    Golf  -  Play a round or two of golf at the scenic Unzen Golf Club
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Azumaen Ryokan boasts a spectacular location on the banks of Lake Oshidori. The property offers accommodation featuring traditional tatami (woven-straw) flooring and either Western style or Japanese futon beds. Take stock of the spectacular views as you relax in their onsens! A top quality retreat. See More

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  • Hotel Nikko Kumamoto Kumamoto 191 rooms from £98

    City Style  -  A chic choice for a city break or business trip, with contemporary interiors and impressive city views
    Local exploring  -  A chic, centrally located, property close to Kumamoto Castle and the Contemporary Art Museum
    Great walks  -  Enjoy relaxing strolls through the beautifully landscaped and historic Suizenji Park
    Museums  -  The Contemporary Art Museum's fascinating exhibits are just a minute's walk away
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    A centrally located hotel with epic city & mountain views, close to the Contemporary Art Museum. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in French, Japanese and Cantonese restaurants before retreating to elegant rooms with crisp white sheets, flat-screen TVs & seating areas. Great for business or leisure travellers. See More

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  • Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki (Sasebo) 388 rooms from £103

    Short break  -  Great for an active weekend with family and friends in a verdant location north of Nagasaki city
    Families  -  The location within the Huis Ten Bosch theme park makes this brilliant for family holidays
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Sing your heart out with family and friends in one of the private karaoke rooms
    Sights nearby  -  Embark on the hotel's city guided tour to visit numerous historical sights
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    A grand hotel located at the gates of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. Elegant rooms are western in style with sash windows, chintz curtains and simple wooden furniture. Dine in the choice selection of restaurants and spend evenings with microphone in hand at the karaoke bar. Perfect for families. See More

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  • Yamada Bessou Beppu 11 rooms from £104

    Trekking  -  Scenic hikes to the top of Mount Tsurumi are fantastic for keen walkers, and promise panoramic views
    Local exploring  -  A wonderful Beppu base, with inviting communal areas and bicycles for exploring the area
    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil property set in pretty gardens in a city known for its healing onsens
    Cycling  -  Hire one of the hotel's bikes to explore historic Beppu on two wheels
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    A traditional ryokan situated in picturesque gardens. Rooms are spacious with light wooden floors, tatami matting, paper shutters & roll-down futons. The guesthouse chef creates top regional dishes and there are private & shared hot spring baths. A truly authentic stay, with inviting communal areas. See More

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  • Unzen Fukudaya Unzen (Unzen-shi) 41 rooms from £118

    Foodies  -  Unzen Fukudaya's restaurant serves splendid kaiseki cuisine, perfect for foodies eager to experience classic Japanese fare
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in the public, forest-facing baths or treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage
    Sights nearby  -  The striking Unzen Hot Spring is definitely worth visiting
    Trekking  -  Enjoy scenic hikes in the Unzen National Park
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    Unzen Fukudaya is located a few miles outside Unzen, just a short distance from the National Park. This ryokan offers smart traditional accommodation and you can choose between rooms with Western beds or Japanese futon bedding. Cosy communal areas complete with wood-burning stoves. See More

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  • Kumamoto Hotel Castle Kumamoto 179 rooms from £119

    Romantic Break  -  A romantic city hotel with classic interiors, large suites and four swish restaurants for intimate evenings as a couple
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to follow myriad trails through the city and surrounding countryside on two wheels
    Local exploring  -  Boasting excellent transport links and striking views of nearby Kumamoto Castle
    Sights nearby  -  A 7-minute walk from the iconic Kumamoto Castle, a city highlight
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    An elegant hotel situated in the heart of Kumamoto. Stylish rooms are contemporary in style with floor-to-ceiling windows, crisp white linen and luxury bathrooms. The best boast views of Kumamoto Castle. A range of regional and international dishes are served up in the restaurants. A chic city base. See More

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  • Kappo Ryokan Sennari Beppu (Oita) 8 rooms from £122

    Other Activities  -  The city's public onsens, famous for their healing waters, are brilliant for long afternoon soaks
    Local exploring  -  A centrally located spot for exploring Beppu's main attractions with family and friends
    Trekking  -  The surrounding mountain ranges provide miles of hiking trails to be explored
    Groups  -  Larger rooms with multiple futon beds are ideal for group trips
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    A traditional Japanese inn located in central Beppu. Classically designed rooms feature paper shutters, tatami mats, floor level dining and wicker chairs. The restaurant specialises in seafood and within the tranquil gardens there's a hot water spring bath for post-exploration relaxing. Charming. See More

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  • Hotel Great Morning Fukuoka (Kyushu) 25 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  The area is known for its ancient temples, beaches and modern shopping malls — something for everyone!
    Total relaxation  -  Hotel uses natural materials and special air-con system to promote wellness and the best night's sleep
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby Kushida Shrine has attractions including largest otafuku mask in Japan and a fountain where people pray for eternal youth
    Great walks  -  Shofukuji, the first Zen temple built in Japan, has lovely grounds to walk in
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    Stylish hotel in the Hakata district, with everything designed around the optimum night's sleep! Think carefully chosen linens, windless AC systems and more. Rooms are simple but comfortable and suites have a kitchenette and personal sauna. The perfect environment for a refreshing city stay. See More

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  • Rihga Royal Kokura Kyushu Kitakyushu 295 rooms from £134

    Local markets  -  Wander through the Yanagibashi market to sample regional produce and delicious local dishes
    City Style  -  A luxury hotel located on the 14th-20th floors, boasting epic city views and great rates
    Business meetings  -  A smart choice for business meetings with flexible event spaces and dining options
    Sights nearby  -  Situated just 2.2 km from the impressive Kokura Castle
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    A sleek high-rise hotel boasting sweeping views across the city. Smart rooms are simply dressed with crisp white linen, soft hues and large windows. Two top floor restaurants offer Chinese and Japanese cuisine. A spoiling spa and gym are a great addition after a day spent exploring the city. See More

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  • Hakusuikan Ryokan Ibusuki City, Kyushu 205 rooms from £135

    Great walks  -  Meander around the garden or head along the coast at sunset and take in the beautiful views
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind with one of the hotel's extensive spa treatments or in the onsen baths
    Foodies  -  Enjoy excellent meals at each of the hotel's six on-site restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  The traditional Shinto Ryugu Shrine is definitely worth a visit
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    Enjoying a superb location overlooking Kagoshima Bay, Hakusaikan Ryokan is situated on Ibusuki's coast. Traditional Japanese accommodation (tatami woven-straw flooring and futon bedding) offered. Unwind and heal in a variety of baths and onsens! Head off exploring the city. A truly top-notch spot! See More

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  • Watermark Hotel Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki (Sasebo,) 228 rooms from £138

    Active Holiday  -  Enjoy myriad activities on Omura Bay, cycle along the waterfront and discover the amusement park
    Families  -  Situated within Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, this hotel is ideal for holidays with children
    Other Activities  -  Adrenaline-seekers of all ages will adore a day at the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park
    Cycling  -  Hire a hotel bike and follow scenic trails around Omura Bay
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    A grand hotel situated within the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park and featuring European-inspired architecture. Spacious rooms are light and airy with large sash windows, warm yellow hues and elegant wooden furniture. Sip cocktails in the marina-facing bar and feast on regional dishes. Ideal for families. See More

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  • Hotel Monterey Nagasaki Nagasaki 123 rooms from £142

    Groups  -  Quarduple rooms are perfect for groups of friends travelling together, or for families with kids who can share
    City Style  -  An elegant property reminiscent of a Portuguese palace, close to main of the city's main attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The early 20th-century Urakami Cathedral is a fascinating landmark to discover
    Great walks  -  Wander through the picturesque hillside Glavor Gardens on a sunny day
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    A stylish remnant of the city's Portuguese connections. An elegant lobby complete with black and white tiled flooring and heavy antique furniture set the tone. Boasting a central patio and glamorous Italian restaurant. A charming base for exploring the city. See More

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  • KAI Yufuin Yufuin 45 rooms from £154

    Total relaxation  -  From meditation to traditional Japanese crafting, Kai Yufuin is tailored towards your relaxation
    Contemporary  -  Minimalist decor, with sleek bathrooms, modern furnishings and neutral colours
    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous rural hideaway nestled between Mt Yufu and paddy fields
    Restaurant  -  Offers a cultured, traditional Japanese dining experience featuring local game and vegetables
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    A peaceful haven overlooking beautiful terraced rice fields, with rejuvenating hot springs and inspiring spa treatments. Luxury rooms provide an intimate, minimalist taste of Japanese culture with nature-inspired designs and earthy colours, and there's delicious kaiseki cuisine. Superb! See More

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  • Kurokawa Onsen Oku No Yu Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni) 26 rooms from £157

    Back to Nature  -  Set close to the Tanohara River, this forested hideaway is wonderful for relaxed couples, independent travellers & birdwatchers
    Other Activities  -  Unwind in the hotel's healing onsens, or the nearby public baths, housed in caves - the Gambanyoku Stone Sauna is superb
    Trekking  -  Follow miles of hiking trails through the surrounding forest, which looks particularly striking in the autumn
    Total relaxation  -  A rural haven situated in the Kurokawa Onsen hot spring area, with rejuvenating onsens
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    A tranquil haven hidden in thick forest, situated besides the Tanohara River. Interiors are traditional and minimalist; think paper shutters, tatami mats and plenty of light wood. Boasting an indoor pool and healing hot water spring baths. The perfect spot to completely unwind amongst nature. See More

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  • Miyako Hotel Hakata Fukuoka 208 rooms from £160

    Total relaxation  -  The spa takes up an entire floor complete with indoor onsen, an outdoor pool and its own waterfall
    City Style  -  A gleaming urban property with smart rooms and fab views
    Views  -  Take in the beautiful Fukuoka skyline from your room
    Restaurant  -  Choose between glamorous Somewhere Restaurant & Bar for french cuisine & views or the casual Lounge downstairs
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    A gleaming urban retreat, just 5 mins from Fukuoka Airport. Bright and spacious rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows for fab views, the best offer private furnished terraces. Somewhere Restaurant and Bar is a glamorous spot and the rooftop pool is perfect for chilling. Very chic. See More

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  • Sozankyo Aso City, Kyushu 22 rooms from £165

    Romantic Break  -  A romantic boutique spot on the banks of the Kuro River, this is a brilliant base for an authentic ryokan experience
    Total relaxation  -  A blissful property set in tranquil gardens and boasting both inside and outside onsens
    Trekking  -  Explore miles of hiking trails through the nearby hills and forests
    Cycling  -  Hire a hotel bike and set out to explore the area on two wheels.
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    A luxury ryokan situated in the Aso Uchimaki Onsen Hot Spring Area. Traditionally designed throughout with floor level in-room dining, tatami mats and paper shutters. Boasting both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, exemplary service and noteworthy regional cuisine. An utterly relaxing stay. See More

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  • Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Fukuoka (CHUO-KU, JA) 1053 rooms from £168

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a prime oceanfront location, adjacent to Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome, and with many other attractions within walking distance.
    City Style  -  A stylish city stay, with impressive contemporary interiors and sea views
    Designer Shopping  -  Find endless luxury stores at the underground Tenjin Shopping Center
    Other Activities  -  Watch a baseball game at the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome.
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    A luxury hotel boasting an enviable city centre location with oceanfront views. Contemporary rooms are minimalist in style with plenty of glass, crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms and the best have hot tubs. Expect efficient service and boundless facilities. Ideal for both business and leisure. See More

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  • Umikaoru Yado Hotel New Matsumi Beppu (Oita) 35 rooms from £180

    Total relaxation  -  Beautiful baths with ocean views make this a top choice for a restful Beppu stay
    Other Activities  -  Takegawara Hot Springs, famous for its sand bath, is just 5-minutes walk away
    Families  -  Spacious rooms with four futon beds are great for families or groups
    Views  -  Striking ocean views from the hotel's waterfront location
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    A traditional Japanese hotel boasting an enviable location in the heart of Beppu. Rooms feature tatami mats, paper shutters and futon beds - Western beds are another option. Outdoor onsens with sea views are a real treat before savouring regional dishes in the restaurant. An authentic stay. See More

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  • The Basics Fukuoka (Hakata) 238 rooms from £183

    Local exploring  -  Located in the lively Hakata Ward, discover local attractions, shops and restaurants all along the banks of the Mikasa river
    City Style  -  Beautifully designed rooms and suites and the epic lobby library make this a very hip base
    Great walks  -  Nakahie Park is opposite the hotel and makes for a pleasant stroll
    Sights nearby  -  The Hiyoshi shrine is one of many beautiful shrines in the area
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    A new concept hotel/library hybrid situated next to the Mikasa river in Hakata. The luxurious rooms feature high-end modern comforts with plush beds, sleek wooden furnishings, original artworks and some seriously indulgent bathrooms. Why Not Restaurant serves breakfast daily. An urban haven. See More

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  • Hotel New Nagasaki Nagasaki (Daikoku-machi) 153 rooms from £186

    Business meetings  -  A smart hotel for business or leisure travellers, with imposing shared spaces and extensive meeting rooms
    Local exploring  -  With excellent transport links, this hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city
    Other Activities  -  Admire the sprawling city views from the observation deck at the Nagasaki Ropeway
    Golf  -  Play a round at the Nagasaki International Golf Club
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    A sleek hotel, well positioned next to the JR Nagasaki Train Station. Offering both contemporary western rooms and atmospheric Japanese style rooms. Dine on superlative Chinese, Japanese or continental cuisine at the three elegant restaurants. An ideal base for both business or leisure. See More

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  • Amane Resort Gahama Beppu (Kyushu) 31 rooms from £148

    Spa breaks  -  Amane resort offers a total relaxation experience at their on-site spa where treatments focus on detox and body reform
    Families  -  Families or groups will love the larger villa accomodation
    Sights nearby  -  The Oita Fragrance Museum is very close as is the Yukemori Observatory
    Views  -  Soak in views of the Gahama forest and the ocean from the club lounge
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    A luxurious resort featuring both period and modern architecture. Luxurious rooms come with sleek furnishings, all with private onsen fed by a local hot spring and some featuring a sea view balcony. Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the restaurant and drinks by the pool. A charming retreat. See More

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  • Amane Resort Seikai Beppu (Oita) 46 rooms from £194

    Spa breaks  -  A restorative spa hotel with a sea-facing swimming pool, great massages and private onsen baths
    City Style  -  A stylish hotel overlooking the water, this is a brilliant choice for a central Beppu stay
    Trekking  -  Hike up Mount Tsurumi to enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain
    Wildlife Area  -  Take the whole family to the Takasakiyama Monkey Park for the afternoon
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    A sleek luxury property overlooking the ocean. Contemporary rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, enormous terraces and the best boast hot tubs. The design perfectly mixes traditional Japanese with contemporary styles. An elegant restaurant serves up exemplary regional dishes. Fabulous. See More

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  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka Fukuoka (Hakata-ku) 360 rooms from £223

    Local exploring  -  Excellent transport links to the airport, Hakata Station and the city's attractions
    Business meetings  -  Flexible spaces are brilliant for events and business meetings in the city
    Museums  -  Visit the Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan Folk Museum or the City Art Museum
    Great walks  -  Enjoy scenic strolls through the picterusque Rakusui-en Garden
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    A luxury hotel conveniently located close to both the airport and the city centre. Chic rooms are classic in style with large windows, crisp white linen and elegant antique furniture. A choice selection of 8 restaurants cover a number of world cuisines. An ideal base for either business or leisure. See More

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  • Ryokan Wakaba Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni) 15 rooms from £224

    Groups  -  Groups will appreciate the larger rooms, which have space for 4 futon beds, and the shared onsens
    Back to Nature  -  A tranquil property set within the forest, this is a great choice for hikers and spa-goers
    Other Activities  -  Unwind in the hotel's onsens (hot water spring baths) or enjoy a restorative massage
    Sights nearby  -  The impressive Aso Shrine is a local landmark and well worth visiting
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    A charming traditional ryokan set in the leafy forest, close to the river.Rooms feature tatami mats, floor-level dining tables and paper shutters - some have private bathrooms. A number of indoor and outdoor hot spring baths will ease any aching muscles. Rural bliss for keen hikers and birdwatchers. See More

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  • Ryokan Sanga Kurokawa Onsen (Kumamoto) 15 rooms from £224

    Spa breaks  -  Boasting two hot water spring sources; one offering medicinal benefits and the other cleansing for the skin.
    Trekking  -  Wind your way through the forest, spotting birds and wildlife as you follow tranquil hiking trails
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic ryokan for quiet couples looking to relax and unwind in the forest
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic Mangan-ji Temple, just 10 minutes from the property
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    A traditional property situated in a picturesque forest at the source of two hot water springs. The house, made from wood and glass, mixes traditional design with contemporary style. Classically Japanese rooms feature tatami mats and paper shutters. A place to completely unwind as couple or group. See More

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  • Miyazaki Ryokan Unzen (Obama-cho) 98 rooms from £225

    Back to Nature  -  Unzen National Park, just a mile away, is famed for its natural beauty and popular with hikers, cyclists and birdwatchers
    Total relaxation  -  Treat yourself ot a massage, kick back in the garden or take a long soak in the hot spring baths
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning hikes amidst the flora and fauna of tranquil Unzen National Park
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent Unzen Hot Spring
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    Surrounded by natural beauty, Miyazaki Ryokan is situated a short distance outside Unzen and offers chic, traditional accommodation. Enjoy excellent meals made from seasonal ingredients and relax in their beautiful garden! A wonderfully peaceful and country retreat. See More

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  • Yufuin Onsen Hinoharu Ryokan Yufuin (Yufu) 11 rooms from £298

    Local exploring  -  Set near the centre of town, this spot offers the ideal balance of proximity to attractions and quiet seclusion
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in a hot spring bath or with a soothing massage and feast on fabulous fresh food
    Museums  -  The Yufuin Trickart Meikyukan Museum is moments away & well worth visiting
    Cycling  -  Follow a network of cycling trails through the town and surrounding hills
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    A chic boutique property set in tranquil surroundings. Beautifully designed Japanese rooms feature paper shutters and lanterns, roll-down futon beds and polished wooden floors. The best have indulgent baths. Delicately prepared Kaiseki dishes are on offer and the staff are friendly and attentive. See More

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  • With the Style Fukuoka Fukuoka 16 rooms from £311

    Weddings  -  Brilliant for intimate weddings in the chapel, with guests partying & staying at the hotel
    City Style  -  A chic boutique hotel complete with contemporary artworks and lively poolside bar
    Museums  -  Discover the enormous Kyushu National Museum's vast collection
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the picturesque Ohori Park.
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    A chic boutique property set in the heart of the city. Contemporary rooms feature bright works of art, luxury bathrooms separated by a glass screen & small terraces. Boasting a patio garden complete with pool, a hip bar & two atmospheric restaurants. A fabulous choice for romantic breaks and events. See More

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  • Yufuin Kaze No Mori Yufuin (Yufu) from £313

    Country Escape  -  A rural property set in lush gardens overlooking Yufuin, this is a restful escape for birdwatchers
    Romantic Break  -  A lovely choice for quiet couples who will appreciate the garden views and cosy guestrooms
    Great walks  -  Explore the walking trails around scenic Lake Kinriko, accessible directly from the hotel
    Museums  -  View the eclectic collection at the Yufuin Retro Museum
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    A boutique property set atop a hill with a great vantage of the scenic mountain surroundings. Japanese-style rooms with private sitting areas and onsen baths offer a comfortable and authentic experience. With a multitude of outdoor pursuits in the area, this is the perfect rural escape. See More

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  • Ryokan Yumotoso Kurokawa Onsen (Kumamoto) 12 rooms from £323

    Romantic Break  -  Brilliant for romantic couples looking to kick back in elegant, traditional rooms with picturesque views
    Country Escape  -  A charming rural property, set close to the river and offering rejuvenating onsen baths
    Sights nearby  -  10-minute drive away, Meotodaki Falls are gorgeous & well worth visiting
    Other Activities  -  Enjoy the healing properties of the shared indoor and outdoor onsens
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    A traditional wooden property set overlooking the Tanoharu River in the Kurokawa Onsen hot-spring area. Atmospheric rooms are reminiscent of design from the end of Edo Period yet with modern comforts such as western beds and flat-screen TVs. A charming rural escape, with a luxurious feel. See More

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  • Suginoi Hotel Beppu (Oita) from £341

    Groups  -  A brilliant group base, with spacious guestrooms, a bowling alley, karaoke room and hot spring baths
    Hotel Entertainment  -  A bowling alley and karaoke bar ensure lively afternoons and evenings with family and friends
    Business meetings  -  A stylish city hotel offering a luxury stay for business or leisure travellers
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools
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    A grand hotel located on the lush hills overlooking Beppu. Spacious luxury rooms boast epic views. A series of spoiling onsens (hot water springs), eateries, lounges, karaoke rooms and a bowling alley make this a special stay for couples, families or groups. A perfect base for exploring the region. See More

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  • Yufuin Hoteiya Yufuin (Yufu-shi) 14 rooms from £353

    Total relaxation  -  Choose a private annex with a hot spring bath to experience the tranquil magic of the Yufuin thermal region
    Great walks  -  Scenic strolls around Lake Kinrin are particularly special in the early morning
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil rural hideaway close to Mount Yufu, perfect or a relaxed break
    Trekking  -  Hike up Mount Yufu, following trails which begin close to the property
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    A traditional property located in the picturesque Yufuin area. Japanese style rooms feature tatami mats, paper shutters and lanterns. The best boast private outdoor hot spring baths. Spend evenings feasting on regional cuisine after a day spent in the great outdoors. A rejuvenating stay. See More

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  • Yufuin Sanso Waremokou Yufuin (Yufu) 5 rooms from £359

    Museums  -  The Yufuin Motorcycle Museum is less than 2 kilometres away, and makes for a great afternoon out
    Total relaxation  -  With stunning mountain views and a number of hot spring baths this is a very relaxing stay.
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the two-bedroom suites and flexible futon options
    Great walks  -  Stroll along the walking paths surrounding scenic Kinrinko Lake
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    A boutique property boasting stunning mountain views. Steaming outdoor hot spring baths take advantage of the picturesque setting. Traditionally styled rooms feature tatami mats, paper shutters and futon beds. Find an exemplary seasonal menu (including blowfish) and a selection of sake. Superb. See More

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  • Unzen Kyushu Hotel Unzen (Obama-cho) 25 rooms from £296

    Back to Nature  -  Set in the midst of the beautiful Unzen-Amakusa National Park, book this hotel for an authentic back-to-nature retreat
    Local exploring  -  With historic sites and a national park a stone's throw from the hotel, there is lots to explore during a stay here
    Foodies  -  Guests can enjoy Japanese and Western cuisine in the hotel's chic dining room - perfect for foodies
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic Manmyō-ji Temple, located close to the hotel; the hotel was founded over 1300 years ago
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    This stylish resort is nestled in Japan's first national park in Unzen. A grand, pillared entrance gives way to contemporary guestrooms and a selection of private villas with exposed stone walls and valley views from a terrace. Eat at the classic Japanese dining room after park exploring. See More

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  • Miyama Sansou Kurokawa Onsen (Kumamoto Prefecture) 16 rooms from £401

    Total relaxation  -  Rooms with private hot spring tubs are perfect for unwinding in traditional, luxurious surroundings
    Country Escape  -  Overlooking a stream, leafy forest and lush green paddy fields, this is a picturesque rural spot
    Skiing  -  Hit the slopes at the nearby Kuju Forest park Ski Area during the winter months
    Great walks  -  Ask the team about marked paths for relaxing walks in the area
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    A luxurious rural escape built to resemble a small village. Chic individual cottages have minimalist traditional interiors and architecture making the most of the epic views. Rooms feature natural spring hot tubs, western beds and paper shutters. The perfect countryside hideaway for adults. See More

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  • Yufuin Gettouan Ryokan Yufuin (Yufu) 18 rooms from £406

    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love hiding away in private villas with open-air baths, garden views and a real sense of tranquility
    Museums  -  Delve into the region's history and traditional art at the Kyushu Yufuin Folk Craft Village
    Trekking  -  Hike to the top of Mount Yufukade and for epic views of Kyushu Island
    Total relaxation  -  Set in picturesque gardens and complete with healing hot spring baths
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    A small boutique hotel located amidst picturesque woods. Traditional rooms feature tatami mat floors. Low level dining tables and large windows that frame the views. Indulgent regional meals are served and tea ceremonies are also on offer. A charming stay ideal for totally unwinding. See More

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  • Kutsurogi No Yado Nanakawa Yufuin 5 rooms from £414

    Total relaxation  -  A small boutique property hidden within pretty gardens and boasting a number of healing hot spring baths
    Hideaway  -  Escape to your laid-back maisonette and unwind in the onsen, delicious cuisine and restful garden views
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around nearby Lake Kinrin, famous for the beauty of the morning mists on the water
    Museums  -  Take a trip to the Yufuin Folk Craft Village to see artefacts from the Edo period
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    A charming boutique property located near scenic Lake Kinrin. Japanese-style maisonettes feature paper shutters, tatami mat floors, low level dining tables & private open-air hot spring baths. Experience traditional ryokan cuisine in the compound. An authentic stay for quiet travellers & romantics. See More

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  • Huis Ten Bosch Forest Villa Nagasaki (Sasebo) 105 rooms from £424

    Families  -  Set inside the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, two-bedroom private villas have plenty of space for little ones to run around.
    Active Holiday  -  Hire bicycles, take scenic riverside walks and enjoy the marvels of the surrounding amusement park
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to explore the theme park and follow marked paths in the nearby forest
    Other Activities  -  Spend a fun-filled day at the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park with the whole family
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    Charming villas situated along a peaceful canal inside the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park. Style is based on Dutch design and features chintz patterns, flower-filled gardens and soft hues. boasting a spa and a restaurant that promotes healthy eating. A tranquil spot ideal for family getaways. See More

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  • Kurokawa Onsen Oyado Noshiyu Kurokawa Onsen (Kumamoto) 11 rooms from £424

    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to explore the area on two wheels, cycling both through town and along the river into the surrounding forest
    Honeymoons  -  An adults-only spot with indulgent rooms and suites featuring hot spring baths and delicious cuisine
    Local exploring  -  Brilliantly located for exploring the town, nearby hot springs and restaurants on foot
    Birdwatching  -  Bring your bird book and binoculars to spot local wildlife flitting between the trees
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    A small traditional Japanese inn set in town yet surrounded by forest. The eleven atmospheric rooms have beamed ceilings, tatami mats and low-level dining tables. Regional dishes are served in the dining room and there are both indoor and outdoor onsens to relax in. A charming, adult-only stay. See More

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  • Ryokan Shinsen Takachiho, Kyushu 11 rooms from £480

    Local exploring  -  The town of Takachiho is steeped in tradition and culture, with many sites of natural beauty within walking distance
    Restaurant  -  A fantastic spread of authentic Shinsen cuisine awaits, featuring unrivalled Takachiho Wagyu
    Hideaway  -  This is a rural area, providing a boutique stay with gorgeous views amid stunning scenery
    Sights nearby  -  The nearby Takachiho Gorge Freshwater Fish Aquarium is a must-see, and there are lots of local shrines
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    Boutique ryokan offering a mix of Western and Japanese style rooms, each with private outdoor bath or indoor cypress tub. Interiors are traditional with plenty of wood and spacious sitting areas. Dine on delicious Kyoto style kaiseki cuisine made with high quality local ingredients. A rural gem. See More

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  • Yufuin Rikka Yufuin (Yufu) 6 rooms from £380

    Foodies  -  This hotel offers a unique menu of contemporary, fusion cuisine, great for travellers looking to sample modern Asian gastronomy
    Romantic Break  -  The modern suites at this hotel are great for a romantic break, offering a blend of Japanese style and Western comforts
    Local exploring  -  This hotel is perfectly placed for sightseeing in and around Yufu, with parking available for guests onsite
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a morning at the Ogosha Shrine, a little-visited shrine close to the hotel which is over 1000 years old
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    This hotel is a charming 'ryokan' or Japanese-style inn. Set in Yufu, an area renowned for its hot springs, the hotel offers contemporary guestrooms featuring sit-out terraces with open-air baths. Guests love the food at this hotel, a fusion menu of Western and Japanese cuisine. See More

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  • Beppu Showaen Beppu (Oita) 11 rooms from £568

    Total relaxation  -  A luxury property set in picturesque gardens, offering a tranquil haven in the heart of the city
    Families  -  Spacious houses with western beds and additional futons are perfect for families or groups
    Sights nearby  -  Take the Beppu Ropeway for panoramic views of the city and the sea
    Other Activities  -  Rakutenchi Amusement Park is just three minutes' walk away
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    A collection of traditional houses in beautifully manicured gardens. Traditional rooms feature tatami mats, floor-level dining, paper shutters and Japanese art. Each house boasts a healing hot water spring bath and some have space for families. Exemplary regional dishes are served in-room. Superb. See More

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  • Takefue Kurokawa Onsen (Aso District) 12 rooms from £480

    Spa breaks  -  With a Zen Spa onsite complete with natural hot springs and holistic treaments, book this hotel for a unique spa break
    Romantic Break  -  With luxury toiletries, romantic hot springs and a peaceful setting, book this hotel for a couples' hideaway holiday
    Back to Nature  -  Located on the cusp of a bamboo forest in Shirakawa, this hotel makes a tranquil nature retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to the Tsuetate Hot Spring in nearby Oguni-machi; ask the hotel to arrange a transfer for you
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    This hideaway hotel is nestled within a native bamboo forest in Kyushu. Guest lodges are equipped with straw sandals, Tempur bedding and bamboo grove water from nearby springs, in addition to a tea box and traditional Yukata gowns. Soak in natural hot springs after dinner at the restaurant. See More

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  • Hotel Cultia Dazaifu Fukuoka 13 rooms from £635

    City Style  -  Rooms are modern and authentic, with deep colours, simple furniture and urban finishes to represent its surroudings
    Boutique  -  Urban style rooms, with simple decor, contemporary furnishings, exposed wooden beams and industrial style lighting
    Local exploring  -  Explore the city's shrines and monuments, and its history that dates back to the 7th century
    Restaurant  -  Fresh, local ingredients created into gourmet cuisine, with a creative French twist
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    Modern comfort meets traditional charm at this hotel in Dazaifu. Rooms are dotted throughout period buildings and are simple in design, with contemporary furnishing, urban style finishes and lovely greenery views. Savour exquisite dishes in the fabulous fusion restaurant. A chic city base. See More

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  • Tenku no Mori Kirishima (Makizono-cho) 6 rooms from £828

    Country Escape  -  Tenku no Mori, literally translated as "heaven in the sky", enjoys a stunning rural location for couples, friends or families
    Romantic Break  -  A peaceful atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and excellent organic cuisine: ideal for a romantic getaway
    Golf  -  Take a shuttle to one of two excellent nearby golf courses - one 18-hole and one 9-hole course
    Trekking  -  Trek up Mount Karakuni for fabulous views, or take guided river and mushroom-picking walks
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    The stunning Tenku no Mori enjoys a splendid forested location overlooking the mountains of Kagoshima. Feel rejuvenated in their spacious and private wooden villas, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering superb views. Wonderful cuisine served using their own produce! A first-class rural escape. See More

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  • Gekkoju Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni) 8 rooms from £882

    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy the use of private open air baths in the rooms, or relax in the outdoor bath with breathtaking mountain views
    Views  -  Either on a leisurely stroll or in your private bath, take in the gorgeous views of the Korukawa countryside
    Local exploring  -  Explore the nearby town of Kurokawa Onsen, with an abundance of hot springs, and sites to visit
    Traditional  -  Authentic Japanese interiors, rooms feature woven tatami flooring and futon bedding
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    A luxurious traditional ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen. Eight individually designed rooms feature minimalist style décor and all boast both an indoor and outdoor bath (all fed by free-flowing hot spring water). Lovely mature gardens, fantastic views and superb cuisine. Relaxation guaranteed! See More

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