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

luxury hotel on yakushima island, japan

  • Auberge-style resort dedicated to caring for its surroundings on the UNESCO World Heritage island of Yakushima
  • Japan’s first Asia Herb Association luxury spa, with Thai herbal treatments using locally-grown plants
  • Fine dining offers a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine, prepared in an open kitchen

Sankara Hotel & Spa 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.

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.

  • 29 rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 floors

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The rooms

Location

Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Lounges/bars

Exercise gym

Wireless internet connection

Pool

Airport shuttle

Wedding services

Check in
  • 1500
Check out
  • 1300
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Children not allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference space
  • Doctor on call
  • DVD/video rental
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Half board/modified American plan
  • Health club
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jogging track
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • outdoor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Translation services
  • Turndown service
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Speaker phone
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Trouser/Pant press
  • TV
  • Wireless internet connection
Recreation
  • Extensive health club
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trail
  • Jogging trail
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Varies by the tours

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