Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Address: 553 Haginoue, Mugio, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-4402
Phone: 0997-47-3488
Reservation Phone Number: +81-800-800-6007
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Leave your burdens behind as you enjoy a moment in paradise and a world of new discoveries. Welcome to Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima. Upon receiving your reservation, the hotel will promptly send a confirmation email to ensure your booking is secure. Rest assured, well before your arrival, their dedicated team will be at your service, ready to assist with any arrangements or answer any questions you may have about your 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—they will make sure you have everything you need for a stay that exceeds expectations.

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima is an adults-only auberge-style resort hotel. Their 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. The management looks forward to welcoming you to an area resplendent with the blessings of nature, expressed through a unique blend of food, ambiance, and hotel service.

Guest Rooms 

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima offers pure luxury and tranquility. The meticulously designed hotel 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. Sankara has 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       

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.

One of the Best Saunas in Yakushima      

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.

Activities on Yakushima

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 exploring the laurel forests of the Seibu Rindo Forest Path, part of Yakushima’s World Heritage Site.

Customer Reviews

Relaxing and in connection with the beautiful nature of the island. Perfect service, beautiful place, delicious food.” —Jerome (UK), 3 nights, July 2023

“Perfect spa retreat. Very good food, especially at the second floor restaurant. The tour guide was excellent. The massage in the spa is a must. One of the best I ever had.” —Sebastian (Germany), 2 nights, July 2023

“Incredible hotel—one of the best we have ever stayed at. The staff were incredibly kind and accommodating. The food was delicious and the facilities world class.” —Wesley (US), 3 nights, June 2023 

 “It was simply wonderful. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful, especially our butler. She picked us up from the airport, and arranged a pair of hiking boots for my wife. The facility is beautiful. In the sauna you can see the ocean and the palm trees. The infinity pool is very cool. Dinner started with warm bread freshly baked by the chefs, and featured local fish (mackerel and flying fish) and poultry. The room was large and comfortable, with a daybed and a night bed! The guest laundry facilities are helpful. Everyone there strived to anticipate your needs and prepared for them. When we were about to leave for a hiking trip, the staff members brought water, towels, and umbrellas—we actually needed all of them. We had a wonderful time!” – Wolfgang (US), 3 nights, April 2023 



Why is Yakushima Famous?
One of the primary attractions of Yakushima is its ancient cedar trees, particularly the Jomon Sugi, which is estimated to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old. The towering cedar trees are a symbol of the island’s natural beauty and have earned Yakushima a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Yakushima Island, which is one of the Nansei Islands, stands apart as the sole guardian of ancient cedar forests dating back over a millennium and boasts a remarkable vertical distribution of vegetation, from its shores to its mountain summits. This extraordinary ecological system and its breathtaking natural beauty have earned it global recognition, and approximately 20% of the island is designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. The island’s pristine environment and unparalleled landscapes stand as a testament to the importance of preserving our planet’s natural wonders. Yakushima is a sought-after destination for nature lovers, hikers, and those seeking a tranquil escape into the heart of pristine wilderness.

Which popular attractions are close to Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima?
Yakushima is primarily known for its nature and wildlife. There are plenty of hikes, nature walks, and other outdoor activities in the area.

What food and drink options are available at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima?
There are two restaurants in the hotel specializing in French cuisine.

Is parking available at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima?
The hotel proudly offers a complimentary transfer service to and from the airport and Anbo Port, ensuring your seamless arrival and departure. Additionally, for those exploring the island with rental cars or bikes, they provide free parking facilities, making it convenient for you to explore Yakushima at your own pace.

Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima?
Sankara employees primarily speak Japanese but English will not be a problem.

When is the best time to visit Yakushima?

  • January to February: Snowfall can make hiking in the interior mountains such as Mount. Miyanoura dangerous, but you can still explore the popular Shiratani Unsuikyo and Yakusugi Land.
  • March to April: Beautiful new greenery emerges, and this season is recommended because fewer visitors come at this time. Early April offers wild cherry blossoms.
  • May: Abundant flowers and pleasant weather, but it can get crowded.
  • July onwards: Potential for good weather if typhoons are not nearby. It’s ideal for activities such as canoeing and canyoning, but it’s also hot and crowded.
  • September onwards: Relatively stable weather with fewer crowds. December offers a quieter forest experience but watch out for hail and snow.

Reserve Your Stay in Yakushima                                          

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