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Bathe in the beauty of a bamboo forest at this luxury hot spring resort
Takefue Ryokan sits between the mountainous landscape of Mt. Aso on one side and endless ocean views on the other. This hot spring resort has 12 private lodges, all opening to the surrounding bamboo forest. Laying on a thick "futon" at night, feeling the cool air come in the open doors, and listening to the bamboo gently rustling in the breeze is unforgettable.
Each lodge has a private open-air bath, as well as an indoor cedar bath, all constructed in traditional style while ensuring modern comfort. "Kaiseki-style" meals are served in your room—multiple courses featuring local ingredients. Take the footpaths that cross the gardens to visit the rock garden, or to dip in the three other open-air baths spread across the property.