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Certificate of Excellence
5-26-29 Yunohama, Ibusuki 891-0406, Kagoshima Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kobe, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely weekend in Kagoshima, flying from Osaka, hiring a car and visiting Sakurajima (an island with a smoking volcano) on the way to Ibusuki. Here the first highlight was the sand bath - you change into a Yukata and are covered with hot sand (do say if you find yourself in a hot spot... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

From the green (matcha) tea as a welcome to the waving goodbye at the street side walk, our stay was a warm bath/rotemburo. Especially loved the 'infinity onsen' at the rooftop with awesome views over the bay with sunrise in the early morning, unique experience!

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

砂蒸し温泉から徒歩2分。浴衣をきてお散歩すればすぐいけます。 海は目の前 屋上の露天風呂から見る朝陽は絶景です! そして夜のお食事も 地熱をつかった美味しい薩摩料理の数々に 加え 若くて元気なスタッフの心地よいサービスが行き届いています。 ゆっくりするにはもってこいの場所♪ Amazing seaside hot spa especially on the top foor of the building. You can see the super sun rise from spa and really relax. Also so easy access to the sea sand spa by utilized geo-power. Young guy will dig the sand for you to sleep in, and you can lay down in the... More 

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A big Ryokan hotel that, like most of these accomodations, doesn't appear to have changed much since the '80s. But it is clean and the traditional tatami rooms are big and very comfortable. Dinner is served in a private room downstairs, in an area that tries to recreate a traditional Japanese street. It looks a bit tacky, but the food... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I stayed at Ginsyo for 2 nights with my family. Breakfast and dinner are served in individual room in the dining area. They have hot onsen (spring) water coming directly to the fireplace surrounded by dining table and they make fresh onsen tamago (slow cooked eggs) there. Their local Kagoshima cuisine was excellent. We had dinner twice but they changed... More 

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