Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

The Kunisaki Peninsula offers rustic forests and dark greenery nestled in Mount Futago’s valleys. It is the birthplace of Rokugo Manzan, a combination of Buddhism and Shinto, and offers numerous temples and shrines within its dark forests. Inspired by the teachings and surroundings, Ryokan Fukinoto is a homey oasis in Bungotakada, on the same grounds as designated national treasure Fukiji Temple.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

Fukiji Temple’s monks run Ryokan Fukinoto, keeping the tradition in the family. The ryokan is a family ran operation with the mother acting as the manager and the son working as the house chef. The staff is friendly and treats guests like they are part of the family. Both the temple and ryokan are surrounded by tall cypress and bamboo trees, creating a feeling of spiritual seclusion in the forest.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

Ryokan Fukinoto embodies the same tranquility as Fukiji Temple. Guests are invited to stay the day and relax in their room or take breaks from sightseeing. Nature and accommodation slowly merge into one with the wide windows and warm sunlight pouring into the rooms. The ryokan is minimalist with sparse wood paneling and shoji paper lanterns acting as decorations. The soothing smell of wood is prevalent throughout the ryokan, from the cozy rooms to the wooden indoor hot spring.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

The ryokan chef also doubles as a soba master and serves his special handmade noodles with lunch and dinner. The meals are served in a set style and reflect the changing seasons and specialties of the Bungotakada region. Each dish is prepared carefully with local whole ingredients. Lunch prices range from 1,080 yen to 1,430 yen and dinner from 2,160 yen to 2,510 yen. Dine in options for non residents are also available. Small, traditional snacks are also provided. Diners can choose between matcha or coffee paired with Japanese sweets.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

There are two accommodation options for guests: the inner and outer rooms. The rooms are similar in style providing a tatami area where meals are served and a futon. Each room either has a private bathtub, a hinoki ofuro, or a Japanese style deep wooden bathtub, or a shared hot spring, made from the same hinoki cypress. Soak in tradition in the woody aroma of the steaming tub. The hot springs have a hidden window where bathers can enjoy the outdoors while resting peacefully inside. Ryokan Fukinoto is incredibly proud of its hot spring and its nutrient rich waters. The hot spring is also available to visitors staying in rooms with private bathrooms.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

Each room is equipped with a television and toilet. The tatami area is a traditional style Japanese room where diners sit on cushions and enjoy meals on low tables. Shoji rice paper doors and windows let visitors rest in peace. During the daytime, the windows provide a view of the forest the ryokan sits inside.

Stay at Ryokan Fukinoto in Kunisaki Pensinsula

JR Usa Station is the closest train station to Ryokan Fukinoto but it will still take some time to get there. Contact the ryokan in advance for transportation or take a taxi, about a 30 minute ride. Alternatively, a car would be the easiest way to access. There are two parking lots. Ryokan Fukinoto recommends using Fukiji Temple as a destination point as their address might not be listed in major navigation guides.

Facility Name
Fuki-ji Temple
Address
Oita Pref. Bungotakadashi Tashibufuki 2395
Phone
0978263189
Hours
8:30-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Admission fee to worshipGeneral・High School Students300yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students150yen
Parking Lot
Available
Introduction
A Tendai Buddhist temple standing silently along Prefectural Route 655 in Bungotakada City. Erected in the Heian period (794-1185) as a shrine in the Usa Jingu Shrine complex, the temple’s principle object of worship, a seated wooden figure of Amitabha Tathagatta, is designated an Important Cultural Property. Together with the Phoenix Hall at the Byodoin and the Golden Hall at the Chuson-ji Temple, the temple’s Great Hall is counted one of the three most outstanding halls devoted to an image of Amitabha in Japan. Designated a National Treasure, the Great Hall is also the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu. The Fukinotou inn adjoining the Great Hall for those looking to have a quiet and relaxing stay.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Usa
Address
Oita Pref. Usashi Iwasaki
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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