This place is stunningly beautiful! It was better than I expected. A traditional ryokan, it is the total experience. Forget about all the 5 star international chains. From the time you enter this gorgeous Japanese ryokan, you are met with over whelming hospitality. This property has 11 villas and 7 of them have their own indoor and outdoor hotsprings. After checking in at the reception, we were invited to choose a yakuta to wear during our stay. We had a choice of two different snack boxes when checking in. One was high calorie and one was low. I picked the one with low calorie. We even brought the empty snack box back home. Suzuki was our room attendant. She was superp. She escorted us to our villa, Bijo-an. It had two private onsen baths, one indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor hot spring bath was a beautiful rock pool with beautiful view over the surrounding bamboo forest. It was unbelievable. Our meals were brought to our room, beautifully presented in a large irori (traditional sunken hearth). They began the kaiseki dinner (many small courses) by heating up the irori in the middle of our private living room. The food was delicious.
Takefue’s certainly provided us with a memorable experience of a lifetime. We would definitely stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Takefue Japan/Kumamoto Prefecture - Aso-Gun