Sanga is a Gorgeous Japanese Ryokan Tucked into the Forest with a River Running Through It

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  Sanga is a Gorgeous Japanese Ryokan Tucked into the Forest with a River Running Through It
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My husband and I spent two nights in this lovely Ryokan Sanga. The rooms are large with a little sitting area that overlooks the river area and from where you can open the windows and go to sleep listening to water sounds.

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Sanga Ryokan

Experience traditional Japanese hospitality at Sanga Ryokan. Located in the picturesque landscapes of Japan, this ryokan offers authentic accommodations, soothing hot springs, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. With tatami-matted rooms and kaiseki cuisine, it's the perfect destination for travelers seeking an authentic Japanese getaway. Whether you're enjoying a tea ceremony or relaxing in an onsen, Sanga Ryokan provides a serene and culturally rich experience in the heart of Japan.

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This Ryokan was lovely — very peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed renting a car and driving around the area. This part of Japan in Kyushu Island is very easy to drive around and is the best way to explore the many highlights.

  • The double sink areas are a nice touch.

  • Traditional Japanese tats are comfortable. We slept well .

  • Meals are absolutely outstanding. We were pampered with 17-course meals, exquisitely prepared and delicious.

  • Staff is polite and try hard to please. There are a few who speak English.

  • It is a beautiful walk to the nearby town with shopping opportunities and there are even walking paths (courses) leading into the hills.

  • The many onsens are stunning. We especially loved the outdoor barrel shaped onsen. The trees and river views had vibrant autumn colors. We attended the onsen twice in the mornings.

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We highly recommend this ryokan for a immersion into Japanese traditional luxury in the lush forest setting.

This is part of our ongoing series on travel to Japan.


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