RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Sukinoyado Yakakutei in Kirishima Onsen (Kagoshima) – All guest rooms are supplied with hot spring water. This ryokan is divided into two areas, the Main Building and the Annex. The latter is composed of five detached rooms scattered throughout a Japanese garden, four with open-air baths and one with a cypress bath. The garden, designed by a famed gardener from Kyoto, and the outdoor hallway have a unique and traditional Japanese ambiance. The quaint beauty of the garden’s moss on rainy days is particularly famous.
Access: It is accessible from the Kagoshima Airport by taking a 12-min taxi ride.
Private Onsens available (For couple, family, tatoo)
Rooms with open-air baths: 4 rooms
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Hydrogen carbonate springs
Special gourmet food
Shabu-shabu and sukiyaki hotpot dishes using beef of the highest-class Japanese black cattle called “Kagoshima Kurogyu” raised in the ryokan’s private farm is superb.
The renowned hot spring at Yakakutei, called Hinatayama Onsen, has a history of 800 years and is even involved in Japan’s creation myth. Famous heroes in the country’s history, including Saigo Takamori and Sakamoto Ryoma, are known as great fans of this onsen.
Tourist spots nearby
Ebino Kogen Highlands, Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Sakurajima Island
Number of rooms
*The open-air baths in the rooms are hot spring baths.