Stayed at Soyotei for two nights during recent visit to Yakushima with friends. May be we were lucky - blue skies, lovely and cool weather, quiet and non-peak season.... we were given a large house to share amongst all 7 of us. Us gals have the larger room, and it opens out to a mega sun deck overlooking the beach. Accommodation is simple but clean and charming. It's location just off the beach is also just perfect - the walks along the beaches were so calming and relaxing.
They have two onsen bathrooms but require private booking. Very rustic, natural and holistic, and allow you to soak to your heart's content while enjoying the sounds, sights and smell of the natural waves from the sea.
The owner and his family don't really speak much English, but the elder son tries hard and the service is good. Dad likes to come out and sit with us when we dine and offered us Japanese wine. Watching sunset from the dining cabin was just so blissfully beautiful.
The only thing that was not perfect for our stay was that we didn't get to see the turtles!!!!!
Love the place and hope to return in future. :o)
- Also Known As:
- Soyotei Yakushima, Japan