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sankara hotel&spa YAKUSHIMA
553 Haginoue,
Mugio, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
891-4402 JAPANAccess

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.


The name Sankara evokes an air of mystery and means “blessings from heaven” in Sanskrit.
We chose this name to reflect the five S’s that underpin our philosophy―safety, sophistication, scenery, surprise and service―and in honor of the great nature of Yakushima, which is home to a natural World Heritage site.

Guest Rooms
Wake from your dreams to the sound of birdsong

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima is nestled on a hill overlooking the sea, where subtropical forest and subalpine climates intersect.
It is the perfect place to enjoy the rich aroma of the surrounding greenery, coupled with a sumptuous, refreshing breeze.
Five types of guest room are available, with sizes ranging from 126㎡ suites to 53㎡ villa rooms.
Whichever room you choose, we promise you the ultimate in refinement and relaxation.

Sankara Suite

Sankara Junior Suite

Sankara Villa Suite

Manasa Villa

Samudra Villa

Amenities such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and skin care sets include original items made using natural materials, designed to be kind to both your body and the environment of Yakushima.
We are also working to reduce the use of plastic through efforts such as eliminating single-use plastic drink bottles.

Discover the blessings of the heavens, the earth and the ocean

The Sankara style, a “residential restaurant” embodying the essence of the auberge.
Enjoy a culinary experience like no other, with exquisite food unique to Yakushima and a truly refined ambiance.

Executive Chef Chiharu Takei, a renowned master of French cuisine, specially selects ingredients from the local area and elsewhere in Kyushu for use in the creation of his culinary masterpieces.

Sankara is home to two exquisite restaurants that are the face of the auberge.
Ayana is ideal for casual dining, while Okas offers the true gastronomic experience of a French full course meal.
Accommodation packages including meals at both restaurants are available.

Feel invigorated with treatments for mind, body and qi

Yakushima is an island of mysteries.
Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature and enjoy a moment of unparalleled luxury and relaxation.


Relax while enjoying drinks and light bites at the poolside, or take in the magnificent sunrise from the hilltop view overlooking the sea.


Immerse yourself in nature at this one-of-a-kind sauna made using local jisugi cedar and indulge in a moment of relaxation by the pool as you gaze over the ocean.

Library lounge

Forget the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a night indulging in a journey of contemplation.
Explore a collection of books spanning topics such as Yakushima, cuisine, wine and saunas, expertly compiled by book curator Yoshitaka Haba.
Drinks, sweet dishes and aperitifs are also provided during your stay.

Living in Harmony with Yakushima

The “For Yakushima” Declaration is a statement of our commitment to living in harmony with the rich nature of Yakushima, which is home to a natural World Heritage site.
We place great importance on our responsibility to care for the island’s natural environment, and have established the Sankara Fund as part of these efforts.
Moving forward, all of us at Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima will continue to engage in wide-ranging activities to protect and foster the nature and communities that call Yakushima home.
Thank you for your support in these nature conservation efforts.

The Sankara Fund

We established the Sankara Fund as a way to support environmental conservation on Yakushima, which is home to a natural World Heritage site.
These activities are supported through a donation of 500 yen per person per stay, which is collected from each visitor to Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima.

sankara hotel&spa 屋久島 +81-800-800-6007 (phone number for reservations only)

553 Haginoue, Mugio, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-4402 JAPANGetting here