Well, i managed to find something in Yufuin (read my Yufuin travel review here) and it's call Yufuin Onsen Ryoso Yufuin Yamadaya (由布院温泉 旅想 ゆふいん やまだ屋). My considerations for the ryokan in Yufuin was that it shouldn't be too far from the train station so that we didn't have to worry about transportation around the town.
Yamadaya is just a short walk away (7-10 mins stroll) from the station. On the way, we walked past the main stream and there are many ryokans along the streams.
I liked that there are lots of open spaces in this ryokan.
This is our room! Each room is decorated such that it looks like a little house by itself and it is amazingly spacious.
This is our sitting area/bedroom.
A mix of indoors and outdoors.
Private Family Baths. No booking required. You just need to lock the door from inside. :)
There is also a rooftop bath!
Meat for our shabu shabu! Yum Yum!
I really love the meal times at these ryokans because they feed you sooooo well. I woke up early for another soak in the onsen before breakfast and it really helped with the appetite. I obviously don't need much encouragement.
Japanese breakfasts are my favorite because there's always a huge variety! And they served me my favorite pumpkin salad, fresh omelette and some pickled vegetables.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
Price: 18900Y/pax/night including accommodation tax and bathing tax (approx 200-400Y)
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Address: 2855-1, Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu-shi, Oita, 879-5102 Japan