Takefue Kumamoto

On Kyushu Island, anchored between mountain and ocean, you will find Takefue. 

Cradled within an otherworldly bamboo grove, this ryokan sanctuary is a marriage of rustic and refined styles. In your suite, bathtime is akin to a meditative ritual. You can enjoy a private open-air bath known as rotenburo, right under the starry sky. 

At the on-site restaurant, be introduced to fusion haute cuisine that celebrates Japanese country cooking. 

Once you are rested, set off to discover the wild beauty of Kyushu. Go in search of plunging waterfalls, kingly castle, and a rumbling volcano.

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