Passing through the atmospheric gate and walking along the stone pavement, you will find “Sanso Shinwa-en,” a hot-spring bathhouse where the Japanese atmosphere and nature are in harmony.
This charming inn in Oita Prefecture has a traditional Japanese Noh theater and a thatched tea house in the garden, two ponds with small waterfalls in the garden, and historic sites and stone pagodas designated as tangible cultural properties.
In this issue, we will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of Sanso Shinwa-en, a peaceful inn nestled in the greenery.
Sanso Shinwaen Location
Sanso Shinwa-en is located in Beppu Kannawa Onsen, Oita Prefecture.
Many of you may have heard of Beppu Onsen in Oita Prefecture, as it is one of the most famous hot spring resorts in Japan.
Beppu’s group of hot springs is called Beppu Onsen-kyo, and there are eight major types, including Shibaseki and Myoban, from Beppu Onsen.
One of them is Kannawa Onsen.
Kannawa Onsen dates back to the Kamakura period (1185-1333), when Ippen Shonin, on his way to Nenbutsu (Buddhist prayer), opened a therapeutic bath (Kannawa Mushi-yu) to calm the raging hell of the Kannawa area.
The Kannawa Mushi-yu has a statue of Ippen Shonin enshrined in it, and it is said that if you pour hot spring water on the same part of your body as your problem, you will get well, and the hot spring has a long history of attracting many healers from all over Japan.
While staying at Sanso Shinwa-en, you can enjoy not only the hot springs of the inn but also those of the surrounding area.
Attractions of Sanso Shinwa-en
Sanso Shinwa-en is an inn that makes you forget the hustle and bustle of daily life and the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area once you step into it.
With majestic Mt. Tsurumidake in the background, Beppu’s hot spring resort town and Beppu Bay stretching out below you, the location is blessed with abundant nature.
There are two private hot springs on the premises, and all rooms have natural hot spring water that does not add water or humidity. The mysterious hot spring water, which has long been valued as a therapeutic bath to heal people’s wounds and has been called the “hot water of beauty,” will relax your body and mind once you soak in it.
It is good to relax and enjoy the famous hot water of the land where even the gods are at peace, without worrying about the time.
Sanso Shinwaen Rooms
All 50 rooms at Sanso Shinwa-en are furnished as if you were living in a guesthouse with a hot spring bath.
The Japanese-style tatami mat rooms with the gentle scent of rushes and the stately, comfortable, high-quality European furniture create a relaxing space that is at once extraordinary and nostalgic.
It is also ideal for spending a luxurious day while savoring the luxury of doing nothing and relaxing in the mystical hot spring water, which is richly fed from a natural source.
A good night’s sleep is guaranteed in the bedrooms, which are furnished with top-quality mattresses and cotton comforters made by Simmons, a company that has been dedicated to the pursuit of the best possible sleep for 140 years.
Whether you are alone or with your loved ones, you are sure to have the most fulfilling time.
Cuisine at Sanso Shinwa-en
Sanso Shinwa-en offers Restaurant Yui, where you can enjoy the best of Japanese cuisine based on the five tastes, five colors, and five methods, and Restaurant Kaede, where you can enjoy the bold harmony of the finest Japanese black beef and organic ingredients.
The top-class chefs use carefully selected ingredients to prepare the finest Japanese black beef raised in the wilds of Kyushu, fresh spear squid landed in Nagasaki, and sumptuous abalones and lobsters, so you can experience the excitement of the finest of sensibilities.
Wouldn’t you like to stay at a luxurious inn in Oita Prefecture filled with all these luxuries?
Basic information about Sanso Shinwa-en
|Facility Name||San-so Shinwa-en|
|Address||345 Kannawa, Beppu City, Oita, Japan|
|Budget||Approx. 30,000 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
In this issue, we introduced the charms of Sanso Shinwa-en, a peaceful hot-spring resort nestled in the greenery.
Sanso Shinwa-en is a restful inn that makes you forget the hustle and bustle of daily life and the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area as soon as you step into the inn.
The superb rooms, delicious cuisine, and hot spring baths that soothe the fatigue of travelers are enough to make you a repeat guest.
If you have a chance to visit the neighborhood, please stay at the inn.