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4.7 / 5Exceptional
39 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yakushima Botanical Research Park
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Toroki Falls
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Senhiro Fall
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    Yakushima (KUM)
    17 min drive

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  • Sankara Suite Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Sankara Villa Suite Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Sankara Junior Suite Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Samudra Villa Tara (2F) Forest View 

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Samudra Villa Soma (1F) Forest View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Sankara hotel & spa Yakushima is located in Yakushima. Yakusugi Nature Museum and Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Yakushima Botanical Research Park and Anbo River.

4.6/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Quiet (35 reviews)
  • Safe (18 reviews)
  • Good eats (18 reviews)
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yakushima Botanical Research Park - 2 min drive
  • Toroki Falls - 2 min drive
  • Mt. Mocchomudake - 7 min drive
  • Senhiro Fall - 9 min drive
  • Yakusugi Nature Museum - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Yakushima (KUM) - 17 min drive


  • Ayana – Restaurant offering French cuisine.
  • Okas – Restaurant offering French cuisine.

About this property

sankara hotel & spa Yakushima

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and full-service spa
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, massage/treatment rooms, and a meeting room are onsite. All 29 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Free wired Internet and living rooms are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
Sankara hotel & spa Yakushima offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and free minibar items. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.
This Yakushima hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 5 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages, facials, and body treatments.
The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
2 restaurants
Room service available

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Separate living room


Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room


Picnic area


5 treatment rooms
Body treatments
Massage - Thai
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Deep soaking bathtub
Designer toiletries
Electronic bidet
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


DVD player
Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Free minibar


Separate living room



Check-in between 3 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 1 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Renovations and closures

This property will be closed from 06 January 2020 to 23 January 2020 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).  


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 13 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 500 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 13 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

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5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Fantastic service on a unique island

Sankara is a great choice for yakushima, and my recommendation for anyone traveling there. The service is top flight. Our butler/concierge Sam was helpful, joyful, and outright hospitable with just the rain got amount of fussing-he intuited our needs perfectly. Food is fantastic-seafood fresh and prepared with nuance. The young (very young!) pastry chef is not only a genius, but sweet-she has an amazing career ahead of her. Bacon (breakfast) is of note. All this because half pension is included. Room is large and comfortable which is not of little mportance with all the rain n that yakushima gets. Bravo!

5/5 Excellent

beautiful setting, best kept secret

most beautiful island in the world!!!! if you like hiking do not miss this island.

Pros: staff,food,room could not be better

Cons: nothing

Location: hiking,

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This hotel is beyond beautiful!

An extraordinarily blissful stay in this gorgeous secluded boutique resort. Wonderful attention to detail both in the rooms and the delicious, creative food. My daughter is vegetarian and eating in Japan has been a challenge, but the chef came up with delicious food for her at every meal! Staff were all delightful and genuinely cared that we had everything we could possibly need. I especially want to mention Ryoko, who raises the level of the hotel even higher.

Location: Hiking, spa treatments, hot springs nearby, and RELAXING.

5/5 Excellent

Exceeded expectations

Exceptional in every way. The food and service were very good indeed and the staff did everything possible to make your stay memorable - it felt as though it was very important to them that you were happy.

Pros: Everything! The staff, the food, the view, the peaceful location, spacious and comfortable rooms.

Cons: Nothing

Location: It is a destination for nature lovers and for outdoor activities, including quite challenging hiking. Definitely worth hiring a guide.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

What, no unicorns on rainbows?

To compare this hotel with any other would be a disservice to its greatness. My wife and I arrived by ferry and were greeted by our butler (who quickly became our friend), Yui, with a friendly presence that we felt thru our entire stay. It took all of 30 seconds on the Sankara grounds to decide our stay needed to be extended by an extra day. We had the two best meals of our lives in the French restaurant. I say again, 2 BEST MEALS OF OUR LIVES. I could go on and on about every detail and moment when we were surprised by their welcoming spirit but this is already getting long. I will only say that if any of the Sankara staff were to visit our town, we would welcome them into our home and only hope to make them feel as honored a guest as they did us.

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