Guests get to enjoy views of open skies and Mt. Yufu as they relax in the outdoor baths, which are fed by the bountiful, soft waters of the Yufuin Hot Springs.
At KAI, we offer “KAI Hot Spring Healing,” an authentic hot spring cure experience based on the efficacy and quality of the water at the hot springs.
Take a time to relax with our complimentary refreshments prepared in your room. Now, change your clothes into our original Samue.
On several occasions, our "Yumori of KAI" -Hot Spring Concierge- at KAI will explain the history of the hot spring as well as its spring qualities and effective ways to bathe.
Braid straw into rope to create a traditional Oita good luck charm. Farmers once spent the winters making rope in preparation for farming season.
Wrap your bathing kit in a Furoshiki, a traditional wrapping cloth, and off to the hot springs. Enjoy a dip in an outdoor bath that looks out over majestic scenery: open skies and Mt. Yufu in the distance.
Cool off from the bath with popsicles and locally sourced tea while gazing out at the terraced rice fields.
Enjoy Japanese Kaiseki cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients, served with Onta ware, a traditional handicraft of Oita Prefecture, and other elaborate tableware.
The breathing exercises in the "KAI Hot Spring Healing" Guidebook lets you calm down.
Ginger tea with black vinegar and brown sugar relieves your fatigue and regulates your body temperature. It gradually prepares your body and mind for a relaxing and peaceful sleep.
A soft, cloud-like mattress provides you the most comfortable sleep while supporting your body at its core. Smooth sheets and pillowcases invite you to heavenly sleep.
At KAI, we offer a “Local Breakfast” using ingredients and cooking methods that reflect the local culture.
Try walking with large strides while consciously “inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.” A course map is available with routes that you can walk lightly for about an hour.
Try our breathing techniques to enhance the effects of the hot spring or enjoy the local beverages after bathing.
Panels on the display introduce the mechanism of hot springs, the history of hot spring cures, and the descriptions of the spring qualities. It is also a great way to review hot spring etiquette and manners.
A pleasant way to spend time is going for a walk to scenic Kinrin Lake via Yunotsubo Kaido—a street full of shops and restaurants specializing in local dishes and souvenirs.
Stretch out on the main building's long balcony while gazing out at the terraced rice fields that spread below.
When the weather is good, you can enjoy the sky full of stars.
Mornings are ideal for walking around the ryokan's premises, with gentle winds blowing over the main building's balcony.
We offer delicious coffee along with books and stories about the history, culture, nature, and crafts of the area.
Our shop has a wide selection of local treats and folk crafts for you to take home.
The check-out is until noon. When you leave the inn, you are refreshed and fully charged.