Blissful moments where you forget the hustle and bustle of daily life.Welcome to Musouen, a tranquil hotel surrounded by mountains.

Musouen is a hot spring ryokan located on a hill in the southern part of Yufuin Basin.
It offers a magnificent, panoramic view of Mt. Yufu and Yufuin Basin, and spacious open-air baths.
Enjoy a nice soak in our hot spring, savor a delicious full-course kaiseki prepared with seasonal ingredients,
and spend a relaxing time in a place where time seems to pass slowly.

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About 7 minutes by taxi from JR Yufuin Station to Musouen.

About 130 minutes from JR Hakata Station to JR Yufuin Station via the JR Kyudai Line Limited Express.
Musouen is easy to access from Yufuin Station, only 7 minutes by taxi.

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01/HOT SPRING

Enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Yufu from our amazing open-air baths

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Men's
bath
Gomuso no Yu
The bath has an impressive building with a thatched roof—a rare but lovely sight in this day and age.
Measuring about 182.4m2, the bath tub is made with tataki earth and natural stones, giving it a simple, idyllic air.
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Women's
bath
Kukai no Yu
A spacious, outstanding open-air bath measuring more than 273.6m2. In the cold mornings of autumn and winter, the bath is shrouded in mist and creates an otherworldly ambiance.
This is a women’s bath, and dressing room and shower area are fully equipped.
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Women's
bath
Kobo no Yu
Kobo no Yu has the longest history out of Musouen’s open-air baths.
The bath enshrines a Kobo stone with ties to Gomuso Onsen. Enjoy an amazing bath in a hot spring that has been flowing for 600 years.

Try four different baths Hot spring for day-trip visitors

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Bath information
for day-trip visitors

Hours 10:00 to 15:00 (Last admission at 15:30)
Price Adults (over age 12): 700 yen. Children (age 5 to 12): 600 yen. Children under age 5: Free.
Amenities Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner (Please bring your own towels. Towels are also sold at our store.)
Bath towel: 1,000 yen. Face towel: 200 yen.
Unavailable baths

Monday: Private family open-air bath
Tuesday: Private family indoor bath
Wednesday: Kukai no Yu (Women’s bath)
Thursday: Kobo no Yu (Women’s bath)
Friday: Gomuso no Yu (Men’s bath)

Note: Some baths may be unavailable at times. Above is a schedule of unavailable baths.*
*Subject to change due to weather and the condition of the baths.
Particularly in winter, the schedule may change without prior notice due to construction, photo or video shoots, and other reasons.

Note: Reservations are not required for the private family baths. Check whether the bath is occupied at the entrance. If it is unoccupied, you are welcome to use it.
The private bath can be used by only families and groups.

Feel free to stop by the café after taking a bath.

Crème caramel is Musouen’s signature dessert, and has been loved by our guests since it was first served in 1976. Although only made in limited numbers, our crème caramel is slowly made all by hand with local ingredients, and free from additives. The bitterness of caramel and the mellow cream create a perfect balance of flavors.
Enjoy a relaxing time at Ban Ban, where you can take in a panoramic view of Mt. Yufu and Yufuin Basin.

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02/MEAL

Putting the chef’s passion into every dish.Meals made with seasonal ingredients.

Our kaiseki meals (10 to 13 dishes) are prepared with fresh local vegetables, river fish, and seafood, as well as carefully selected, Kyushu-raised chicken and wagyu beef delivered from our partner butcher.
The dishes served change every month, according to the ingredients and cooking methods that are best for each season.

Our chefs and staff will serve you with the utmost hospitality to give you a delightful meal.

Mindful dishes that convey the essence of Japanese cuisine culture.

Raised in the clean air and pure water of Kyushu's mountainsYufuin Bonchi rice

Bounty from the mountainsJapanese Black wagyu beef from Kyushu

03/GUEST ROOMS

Every guest room in our three buildings has a unique ambiance.

Japanese style, 8 tatami mats + 8 tatami mats

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Two rooms, each 8 tatami (~14m2) large. Perfect for families and groups.

Occupancy 6 people
Meals Dinner and breakfast are served in your room or in one of our dining areas.
Note: After June 2019, both dinner and breakfast are served in the dining areas.

Japanese style, 12.5 tatami mats + Sitting Room

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A Japanese-style room with a Western-style sitting room. The sitting room has big, comfortable chairs.

Occupancy 4 people
Meals Dinner and breakfast are served in your room or in one of our dining areas.
Note: After June 2019, both dinner and breakfast are served in the dining areas.

Japanese-Western style + Private Open-Air Bath

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A luxurious room with a private open-air bath. Recommended for the guests who wish to take their time enjoying a bath in their own space.

Occupancy 4 people
Meals Dinner and breakfast are served in your room or in one of our dining areas.
Note: After June 2019, both dinner and breakfast are served in the dining areas.

Japanese style, 8 tatami mats + 8 tatami mats + 8 tatami mats + Private Open-Air Bath

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A spacious room that you can rest and relax in. This luxurious room has a private open-air bath.

Occupancy 9 people
Meals Dinner and breakfast are served in your room or in one of our dining areas.
Note: After June 2019, both dinner and breakfast are served in the dining areas.

Japanese style, 6 tatami mats + 6 tatami mats

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A tranquil, authentically Japanese-style room. This room has no bath.

Occupancy 4 people
Meals Both dinner and breakfast are served in one of our dining areas or restaurants.

Japanese style, 8 tatami mats + 6 tatami mats

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This relaxing suite has two rooms, one with 8 tatami mats (~14m2) and the other with 6 (~10m2).

Occupancy 5 people
Meals Both dinner and breakfast are served in one of our dining areas or restaurants.

Japanese style, 8 tatami mats

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Rooms of this type are located on the second floor (the same floor as the front desk) and third floor of the main building. The guests who stay on the third floor must use the stairs. Please notify us if you have difficulty walking.

Occupancy 3 people
Meals Both dinner and breakfast are served in one of our dining areas or restaurants.

Japanese style, 10 tatami mats

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A relaxing room, great for parties of two to four people. We have only one room of this type, located on the first floor of the main building.

Occupancy 4 people
Meals Both dinner and breakfast are served in one of our dining areas or restaurants.

Japanese-Western Room

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Japanese-Western rooms with tatami sitting for parties of two to five people. Equipped with twin beds and a modular bathroom. There are two rooms of this type in our hotel. Both are located in the main building, one on the first floor, and the other on the third floor.

Occupancy 5 people (Beds for two people)
Meals Both dinner and breakfast are served in one of our dining areas or restaurants.

Access

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Oita Airport

  • Oita Kotsu Bus
    (Direct bus)
    About 60 minutes
  • Yufuin Bus Terminal
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
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Oita Airport

  • Oita Airport Road
    Car/Taxi
    About 60 minutes
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Fukuoka Airport

  • Nishitetsu Highway Bus
    (Direct bus)
    About 120 minutes
  • Yufuin Bus Terminal
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
  • Musouen

Kitakyushu Airport

  • Airport Bus
    About 33 minutes
  • JR Kokura Station
  • JR Nippo Line
    Limited Express Sonic
    About 90 minutes
  • JR Oita Station
  • JR Kyudai Line
    Limited Express About 40 minutes
    Local About 60 minutes
  • JR Yufuin Station
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
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Kansai International Airport

  • Kansai International Airport Terminal 1
    Kansai Airport Line [Itami] Bus bound for Hotarugaike Station
    About 75 minutes
    Walk from Itami Airport South Terminal
    About 25 minutes
  • Itami Airport
  • Plane
    About 60 minutes
  • Oita Airport
  • Oita Airport Road
    Car/Taxi
    About 60 minutes
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Chubu Centrair International Airport

  • Plane
    (Direct flight)
    About 75 minutes
  • Oita Airport
  • Oita Airport Road
    Car/Taxi
    About 60 minutes
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JR Oita Station

  • JR Kyudai Line
    Limited Express About 40 minutes
    Local About 60 minutes
  • JR Yufuin Station
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
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JR Hakata Station

  • JR Kyudai Line
    Limited Express
    Limited Express Yufuin no Mori / Yufu DeluxeAbout 130 minutes
  • JR Yufuin Station
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
  • Musouen

Shin-Osaka Station

  • JR Shinkansen
    Nozomi
    About 140 minutes
  • JR Hakata Station
  • JR Kyudai Line
    Limited Express
    Limited Express Yufuin no Mori / Yufu DeluxeAbout 130 minutes
  • JR Yufuin Station
  • Taxi
    About 7 minutes
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Fukuoka I.C.

  • Kyushu Expressway
    About 20 minutes
  • Tosu JCT
  • Oita Expressway
    About 70 minutes
  • Yufuin I.C.
  • Via National Route 210 / Prefectural Route 11
    About 15 minutes
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Kokura-Higashi I.C.

  • Kyushu Expressway
    About 5 minutes
  • Kitakyushu JCT
  • Shiida Road
    Usa Beppu Road
    About 80 minutes
  • Hiji JCT
  • Oita Expressway
    About 15 minutes
  • Yufuin I.C.
  • Via National Route 210 / Prefectural Route 11
    About 15 minutes
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Note: Turn right at the traffic light in front of the Yufuin I.C. exit and continue along National Route 210 toward Oita for about 2 km. Turn left at Prefectural Route 11, and after about 3 km, turn left.

Note: In winter, roads are sometimes covered with snow and ice, and snow tires and snow chains may be required.

Information from Musouen

Food allergies and vegetarian menu We will do everything we can to accommodate your dietary needs, but please understand that we may not be able to meet every request. Please inquire by e-mail.
Bringing your own food and beverages You can bring some outside food and beverages into the hotel.
However, please refrain from bringing outside food and beverages into our restaurants or dining areas.
Parking lot We have a parking lot with spaces for 60 cars. It is free of charge.
Free shuttle bus There is no free shuttle bus service. It takes about five minutes by taxi from Yufuin Station to Musouen, and it costs about 800 yen.
Check-in and check-out times Check-in opens at 15:00, and check-out closes at 11:00. Dinner is served at 18:00 or 19:00.
Please be sure to inform us if you will be arriving later than 19:00. (Please note that we may not be able to provide dinner if you arrive late.)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Wi-FiFree Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Leaving your luggage You can leave your luggage with us before check-in and after check-out. Please inquire at the front desk.
Accepted credit cards Visa, Mastercard, JCB, US, SAISON, AMEX, DC, Diners, UFJ, Saison, UnionPay
Cancellation fees 7 to 1 day(s) before your stay: 20% of room charge
The day of your stay: 70% of room charge (with notice), 100% of room charge (without notice/no-show)
Non-smoking rooms There are no non-smoking rooms. If you would prefer a non-smoking room, we will deodorize your room.
Reservations for private family baths Reservations are not required for the private family baths. Check whether the bath is occupied at the entrance. If it is unoccupied, you are welcome to use it.
If there are small children in your party Additional charges apply for dinner, breakfast, and bedding for small children. Please inquire by e-mail.
Start date of reservations Reservations can be made up to six months in advance by phone, or up to five months in advance online.