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Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Set on ‘The Alps on the Sea’, the mysterious Island of Yakushima

A magnet for nature lovers, Sankara Hotel & Spa is a secluded retreat set between mountains, cedar forests and the sea. An idyllic spot perfectly placed for exploring this unique island or for simply relaxing, Sankara has a wonderfully indulgent spa, a superb French restaurant with an open kitchen, an extensive library and a varied selection of stylish suites and villas.

Relax on a sun bed by the pool and capture the essence of Sankara Hotel & Spa. The glorious granite mountains in the background, the uninterrupted sea views and the sounds of wildlife in the surrounding forest and orchards are constant reminders that this is a magical place. The suites and villas are havens of style with high ceilings and the use of dark cedar wood. For the ultimate relaxation, visit the spa for a Thai-style herbal heat treatment.

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Discover the island’s rugged wilderness. Hike through the UNESCO listed mountainous forests or take the walking trail to Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine and see the Sasuga Otoshi waterfall, ancient cedar trees and the island's unique species of deer and monkeys. Take a day trek to witness the famous Jomon Sugi, a cedar tree that is thought to be up to 7,000 years old. Guests can also enjoy observing the famous sea turtles who come to lay their eggs on the island from May to August. Once back at Sankara Hotel & Spa, end the day savouring the delights of French cuisine in the restaurant, Okas.


Enjoy your stay!


29 Rooms |  2 Floors |  Restaurants | 

4.7 /5

101 reviews

Country

Country House Hotel

UNESCO

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Spa

Spa

Adventure

Adventure and Activity

Covid-19 Measures

  • Disinfectant sprays have been placed at the Lobby, Library Lounge, Restaurants, Spa and Restrooms.
  • Breakfast open buffet is stopped, and currently changed to fixed/set menu.
  • Sankara Spa is operating in accordance with the regulations and guidelines put forth by Japan Aesthetic Association. Management and staff have worded diligently during the spa's closure to update its already rigorous sanitation and hygiene standards and implement new policies and procedures to promote the health and safety of guests and staff.
  • Staff are required to gargle and wash their hands and disinfect thoroughly, and as an added precaution are required to wear medical masks.
  • Guest will be asked to fill a form regarding your health condition upon arrival & taking body temperature. 

Our rooms

Samdura Villa 1st floor


Sleeps 3
Twin

Sankara Junior Suite


Sleeps 2
King

Sankara Villa Suite


Sleeps 3
King

Sankara Suite


Sleeps 3
King

Samdura Villa 2nd floor


Sleeps 3
Twin
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.7 /5

4.7

101 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Fabulous hotel on amazing island

We stayed for 4 nights in November. Yakushima is an amazing island and was a great change of pace on our Japan trip. While it was very rainy (as somewhat expected) we still managed to explore the island and it’s nature. The hotel is fabulous and the staff (including Nobu and Aki) went above and beyond Read more[SPLIT]Read lessmaking us feel welcome and ensuring we enjoy our stay. Food at Ayana was great as well, though we didn’t get to experience their restaurant Okas. Being able to rent a car from the hotel was very convenient and allowed us to explore the island.

By Henning Dec ’19 Trip Type Couple


Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, Japan

5

(based on 1 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Fabulous hotel on amazing island

We stayed for 4 nights in November. Yakushima is an amazing island and was a great change of pace on our Japan trip. While it was very rainy (as somewhat expected) we still managed to explore the island and it’s nature. The hotel is fabulous and the staff (including Nobu and Aki) went above and beyond Read more[SPLIT]Read lessmaking us feel welcome and ensuring we enjoy our stay. Food at Ayana was great as well, though we didn’t get to experience their restaurant Okas. Being able to rent a car from the hotel was very convenient and allowed us to explore the island.

By Henning Dec ’19 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Air
Air conditioning
Bar
Bar
Room
Room service
Spa
Spa

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Gym

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Jogging track
  • Wedding services
  • DVD rental
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Adults only
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Massage services

Food And Drinks

The auberge-style adopted at sankara means it's like a French restaurant at which guests can stay overnight. We offer sensations that can only be experienced here, through the finest quality cuisine and dining atmosphere. Our chef applies his wisdom and techniques honed in the leading gourmet city of Tokyo to creating new epicurean delights from ingredients grown in the natural abundance of Yakushima.

Library Lounge

24 hour open Lounge with Library. Self service and included except for bar drinks which are available between 1700 and midnight for an additional charge.

Restaurant ayana

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ayana serves breakfast-lunch and dinner with a simple French style of cuisine

Restaurant okas

Sophisticated French cuisine. Chef cooks dishes at an open kitchen- so guests can watch the preparation of their meals. Guests staying in Suites with included dinner can eat at okas within the rate they have already paid- other guests require a reservation and pay an extra charge.

Spa

Enhance mind, body and qi in Sankara Sana. Rain and water, sun and fire, forest and mountain – treatments here are tuned into being in harmony with nature. Choose from a menu of bespoke detoxifying and revitalising therapies, designed to promote balance and wellbeing. All are welcome treats after a day's hiking in the Yakushima mountains.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

553 Mugio

.

Yakushima cho

891 4402

Kagoshima

Japan

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1300

Where is it?

30 kms to airport Yaku Shima

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