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Renewal and reopening of the resort hotel ‘samana hotel Yakushima’ on Yakushima Island with spectacular views.


The interior of the hotel, including guest rooms, restaurants and lounges, has been renovated to create a new facility that combines comfort and a high-casual resort feel for a wide range of guests, including those with children.
In addition, the ‘Samana Foundation’ was established to mark the opening of the rebranded resort. The funds will be used to contribute to the conservation of nature and the local community on Yakushima Island, a World Heritage Site.

Rooms Spa suites

All Onsen Suites have ocean views, allowing you to have the bright blue gradient of the Yakushima Sea all to yourself. The rooms are also equipped with an in-room, free-flowing hot-spring bath, allowing guests to enjoy the natural hot-spring water 24 hours a day, whenever they like.

Room Standard twin

Outside the rooms, which are chic yet functional, you will find spectacular views of Yakushima from a variety of angles, from ocean views over the horizon to mountain views of the World Natural Heritage-listed area.

Yakushima Hot Springs

This is a natural hot spring with free-flowing hot spring water, which was ranked No. 1 in the Kagoshima Prefecture user-voted category in the 2023 NIFTY Hot Springs Annual Ranking. It is said to ‘relieve stress’ and ‘improve sleep quality’, and its moderate temperature makes it possible to enjoy a long hot bath without strain.

The View Restaurant

Enjoy seasonal produce from local producers with whom you have a close relationship in a buffet-style resort dining room.

The Traveler Lounge

The lounge welcomes travellers with a carefully selected drinks menu. It offers a space that is close to the hotel’s guests.

The 360° Terrace

The terrace is perched on a steep cliff. The view is spectacular wherever you look – the ocean stretching out in front of you, Mt. Mocchom when you turn around, the sunset beautifully tinting the sky and sea, the stars in the sky – it’s an experience of being swept away by Yakushima’s nature.

『samana hotel Yakushima』overview.

Address: 136-2, Onoma, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
Number of rooms: 43 rooms.

>『samana hotel Yakushima』Official website



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