Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Resort in Yakushima

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9.4 out of 10

Overlooking Yakushima's southeast coast, this stunning collection of luxury villas blends ocean views with Balinese design elements. Sustainable practices at Sankara include all water used on the property being sourced from mountain run-off, and the restaurant utilising as much local and organic produce as possible, much of which is grown expressly for the hotel. Guests 15 years and older only.

The main restaurant's French fusion cuisine is created by Chef Takei Chiharu, who trained at several three-Michelin-star establishments in France. Staff can pick you up, but if you have transport, look for the green signs in English along the road between Hirano and Hara.

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Located on the beautiful Yakushima Island, Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima offers luxurious accommodations with modern warm-colored interior and free WiFi. Guests can also relax with massages at the Spa. The air-conditioned villas and suites feature a balcony or a terrace. A refrigerator, a CD player, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player are included in each. The en suite bathroom features slippers and free organic amenities. A hairdryer and a bathrobe are provided. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or enjoy reading books at the library lounge. The outdoor pool is open during the summer season. Car rental, laundry services and washing machines are also available. The ayana restaurant serves casual French dishes using local ingredients. An authentic French dinner is available at the okas restaurant. The Anboko Port is a 15-minute drive, and the Yakushima Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Free pick-up service is available from both locations with an advance reservation. Yakushima Hotel and Spa Sankara is 23 km from Yakusugi Land, and 27.3 km from the Ookawa no Taki Falls. The Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine is 38 km away.

Important information

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
To use the hotel's free shuttle from Anboko Port or Yakushima Airport, please make a reservation at time of booking. The hotel will contact the guests to organise a pick-up time.

Meals for guests staying in villas are served at the ayana restaurant, while meals for guests staying at suite rooms are provided at the okas restaurant. If you want to change restaurants, please indicate so in the special requests box at time of booking.

Please note that the property only accommodates guests that are 15 years of age and above.

Features of Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Allergy-free room
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Adult only
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site parking
  • Public transport tickets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet with grab rails

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Airport shuttle (free)


  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available