We got a helpful run down of the place from an English-speaking member of the staff upon arrival. Rooms were large, clean and traditional looking.
It is a relaxing resort ideal for those who would like to get away from crowds and the rest of the world.
One small hiccup: Wi-fi was not easily available. Pros/cons depending on your perspective. When we tried to ask the counter staff about wifi access, one particular manager was curt and unhelpful. The language barrier made communication even more difficult. Other than this one rude guy, the rest of the staff were extremely courteous and pleasant.
For shopping there's a convenience store 5-10 min walk away & some souvenir shops around the resort. No big malls in the vicinity, but you won't feel compelled to shop anyway. Yufuin is picturesque and worth taking a stroll around.
The main draw and the reason I'd come back here is the onsen.
There are indoor/outdoor onsen on levels 1 & 2. Males & females rotate levels at each half of the day. The onsen at level 1 was especially lovely with a breathtaking view of the outdoors. There aren't many people around late morning and late night so it's great if it's your first time and you feel self-conscious. Shower facilities were large, clean and well stocked with all manner of toiletries including moisturizers/makeup removers.
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