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792-1 Furuyu Fujicho, Saga 840-0501 Saga Prefecture
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2015
Saint Paul, Minnesota2,494 contributions286 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night as part of a reunion with some former colleagues. Although it is pricey, it is well worth it for the true Japanese experience, luxurious surroundings and amazing meals included in the price. We arrived mid-afternoon and were escorted to our private cabin where we received a thorough orientation. Our Japanese is quite rudimentary so it was nice to have our friend along who could translate! The "cabin" (it's much more luxurious than that) has a tatami room with huge sliding doors, a bedroom area with a small couch and a huge deck with its own private onsen! There is also a toilet room and huge vanity but no private shower. You can use the showers in the shared onsen or do the traditional Japanese bucket routine on your private deck. Every amenity you can think of is included including pajamas. The room is minimally decorated and has exposed beams giving it a very calm feeling. We spent lots of time looking out onto the mountains, enjoying the sound of the rain. The shared onsen has two separate sections and it is changed daily so men and women can enjoy both sections during an overnight stay. One is a completely indoor pool (with the requisite "scrubbing stations" to be used prior to entering) while the other is a lovely but slightly smaller outdoor pool. I could have stayed there all day! We had a group dinner with our former colleagues in the evening and the food was spectacular. The dishes just kept coming and each one was a work of art. We learned the first course fish was caught that day by the father of the server! None of my colleagues stayed overnight so we were on our own in the morning for breakfast. It is served in private rooms in the restaurant area and is very traditional. If you aren't familiar with some of the traditional foods, you may find it a bit unusual. Breakfast also looked like a work of art and was served by the same friendly server who took care of us the night before. Even though our Japanese is bad and she spoke only a few works of English, we felt very at home and welcome. We never would have known about this place (or found it for that matter) if we wouldn't have been with some local friends. We are so happy they arranged everything for us and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, the website does have a great English description and a special "international guest" deal that has a great description of what you can expect. I can't wait to visit again! One night was not enough! I hope we can stay longer next time.
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Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ccm827 wrote a review Apr 2015
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong21 contributions8 helpful votes
Location: if you are not local, like us. You need a car with GPS. Then everything is ok. Not sure for public transport. Good direction from car park (free) to hotel (in Japanese characters only) The hotel: lovely, with only 6 rooms, better to say houses, every house with its own hot spring pool but there's no private bathroom. It's ok as you may not meet other guests. The meals: superb and we had the meal in a common area but not our house. Still, it's v private with compartments and there's a buffet corner. It's like those v fine Jap cuisine and every dish is a piece of art. You will have more then enough.The grapefruit sorbet is such a perfect ending. The service: superb though the staff don't speak English. probably a family owned hotel, the baby of the family is so cute, and mastered the Japanese manner very well even he's jut 1yr old. Everything from shampoo, towels to face cream are provided. Cleanliness: perfect Room/house: very good size with proper bed. Overall: superb! Tips: booking via Jalan website is easy (with google translate)
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Date of stay: April 2015
$338 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanKyushuSaga PrefectureSagaFuruyu Onsen
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Nearby attractions include Tanka Inscription of Saito Mokichi (0.06 miles) and Shimoose no Okatsura (0.2 miles).
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