1.4km from Yakiniku GansoStayed here twice for a couple of nights and very much enjoyed it, the property is really well designed and definitely at the luxury end of the market at a good price point. Although modern style it is very much Japanese style and maintains all the Ryokan elements you would expect such as the slippers, yukata, and the onsen, not to mention the mind-blowing multi-course Kaiseki meal in the evening. The rooms are very plush, tatami style and very muted and warm inside with an excellent outdoor private onsen bath overlooking the Japanese garden, a great place to enjoy a whiskey and relax. The breakfast in an impressive and large Japanese style and also they have great juices and free low espresso coffee. The evening course meal of kaiseki was sensational and we had the Fugu main fish course and Wagyu beef shabu which was out of this world. The drinks selection was also great, good range of local Shoju, Sake and other Liquors, we tasted a lot of Shoju and a fair bit of Yamazaki and Hibiki Whiskey all of which was stellar. Great place for romantic couples or groups and Beppu has plenty to do both day and night if you are interested in great food and drinks. Staff very helpful and English is spoken to a fairly good degree, will definitely be back here soon.