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Sankara Hotel and Spa

Sankara Hotel and Spa

Check In

Wed 29 Jan 2020

Check Out

Thu 30 Jan 2020


All guests must be aged 13 or over. When making a reservation, please include any guests aged 13 or over within the number of adults. 

Hotel Highlights

  • Auberge-style resort dedicated to caring for its surroundings on the UNESCO World Heritage island of Yakushima
  • Island nature inspired spa, Sankara Sara, offering an array of holistic treatments to balance the 'sana-being'
  • Fine dining offers a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine, prepared in an open kitchen

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima - luxury hotel on yakushima island, japan

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.

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
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 floors

The rooms

Samdura Villa 1st floor

Sleeps: 2 People.

Samdura Villa 1st floor, are standard rooms with a balcony, daybed, free WiFi access, air conditioning and are located in the forest. Room size 53 square metres.

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Sankara Junior Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Sankara Junior Suite, are small sophisticated suites located in the main building. These rooms have King bed, sea view, balcony, free WiFi access and air conditioning. Room size 71 square metres.

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Sankara Villa Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Sankara Villa Suite has King bed, sea view, large balcony, free WiFi access and air conditioning. Room size 104 square metres.

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Sankara Suite

Sleeps: 2 People.

Sankara Suite has an in and outside bath spa room, living and bedroom. These rooms have King bed, sea view, free WiFi access and air conditioning. Room size 126 square metres

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Samdura Villa 2nd floor

Sleeps: 2 People.

Samdura Villa 2nd floor, are standard rooms with a balcony, daybed, choice of king/twin beds, free WiFi access, air conditioning and are located in the forest. Room size 53 square metres.

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Key Features

Air conditioning


Exercise gym


Airport shuttle

Wedding services

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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bed & breakfast
  • 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
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Translation services
  • Turndown service
  • Valet parking
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection

  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Speaker phone
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • TV

  • Fine dining
  • Jogging trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Varies by the tours

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

Cuisine type: International

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

Cuisine type: French

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ayana serves breakfast-lunch and dinner with a simple French style of cuisine

Restaurant okas

Cuisine type: French

Meals served: Dinner

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.

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.


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