Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

An auberge in paradise on the island of life.

Address: 553 Haginoue, Mugio, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-4402
Phone: 0997-47-3488

Welcome to Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima. When you arrive at Sankara Hotel, a butler will be on hand to consult with you about your ideal stay. Whatever your interests may be—walking in the ancient forest, savoring delectable cuisine unique to the island, seeking out little-known local gems, or just enjoying a luxury vacation—we will make sure you have everything you need for a stay that exceeds expectations. Leave your burdens behind as you enjoy a moment in paradise and a world of new discoveries.

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima is an auberge-style resort hotel. Our founding philosophy is based on providing the ultimate in hospitality while protecting the majesty of Yakushima’s natural World Heritage Site. The auberge is nestled on a verdant hill at the foot of the mountains, overlooking the sea on the island’s southeast side. Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima sits in a serene corner of a natural wonderland formed over the course of millennia. We look forward to welcoming you to an area resplendent with the blessings of nature, expressed through a unique blend of food, ambiance, and butler service.

Guest Rooms 

At Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima we offer pure luxury and tranquility. Our meticulously designed rooms provide a seamless blend of contemporary elegance and comfort. Immerse yourself in a haven of relaxation with breathtaking views, plush amenities, and personalized service. Whether you choose a spacious suite or a cozy room, each accommodation exudes sophistication and is equipped with modern conveniences. Book your unforgettable stay today and elevate your senses to new heights.


“10 days at sea, 10 days in the village, and 10 days in the mountains” is a time-honored saying on Yakushima. Since time immemorial, the island’s residents have plowed the fields around the villages and embraced the natural blessings from the sea and mountains. At Sankara, we have taken the abundant blessings of the island as inspiration to create Sankara cuisine, a delectable culinary experience that can only be enjoyed on these shores.


Sankara Hotel Spa                                                    

Enjoy a blissful experience with a menu of treatments for body and mind. Stretching and shiatsu treatments help you recharge after a long day’s hiking, while the Sana-being Signature Session is an in-depth session during which your therapist consults with you to combine body, facial, and thalassotherapy treatments into the spa experience you need right now.


The sauna features an interior crafted from local jisugi cedar, löyly made with shell ginger oil, and a mirrored exterior that blends naturally into the surroundings. Experience unparalleled deep relaxation, cool down in Yakushima’s super-soft water in the infinity pool, and take in the breeze and aromas of the island air by the poolside.


Yakushima is a miraculous island where every aspect of Japan’s majestic nature comes together, and the people who live here have built up a unique culture based on these abundant blessings. Eco-tours around the towns of the island offer an insight into coexistence between people and nature, from forestry in the mountains to fishing in the sea, and the laurel forests of the Seibu Rindo Forest Path, part of Yakushima’s World Heritage Site.



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