Sankara Hotel & Spa

Yakushima | Deluxe

Thanks to its outstanding location on Yakushima Island’s southeast coast, amidst thick forest overlooking the sea, the luxurious Sankara Hotel and spa plunges you deep into the landscape.

The accommodation is spacious and sophisticated. Guestrooms and suites have their own balcony or terrace, with sea views or surrounded by forest and rhododendron bushes, growing so close you could almost touch them. There are four suites in the main hotel building, and the other rooms are located in villas dotted around the forested grounds. The décor is modern Asian – dark wood furniture against a neutral backdrop with pops of pattern and colour on soft furnishings.

The Sankara’s two restaurants serve French inspired cuisine made with local ingredients from Yakushima and the wider Kyushu region, including fresh seafood and wagyu beef, a highly prized delicacy. The hotel has its own organic garden, and chefs often forage for wild plants and berries from further afield. One restaurant looks out over the pool, while the other has an illuminated open kitchen as its dramatic centre stage. There’s a huge choice of Japanese and western dishes served at the breakfast buffet.

Yakushima’s lush countryside flows right up to the hotel’s door, and you can hike to waterfalls, mountain bike or, in summer, swim in the sea or in the hotel’s outdoor pool, surrounded by a large terrace with spectacular ocean views. Bustling Anbo Harbour is a 15-minute drive away. The spa offers a host of treatments and packages, and in each room’s luxurious bathroom you’ll find eco-friendly products made with local organic ingredients.

We Say

A luxurious hotel and spa in a fantastic forest location that celebrates and supports Yakushima’s local producers.


553 Haginoue, Mugio, Yakushima-cho

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 29 suites & villas
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Ayana restaurant
    • Okas restaurant
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor pool and terrace
    • Sana spa
    • Gym
    • Library
    • Hiking gear available to rent

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