- 6784 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture 〒869-2402
Ryokans in Kurokawa Onsen are not found in large buildings; many are small, family-run inns with around 10 rooms. Some ryokans offer unique baths, such as large open-air baths with large rocks, to entertain their guests.......
Kurokawa Onsen has become one of the most popular hot spring area not only in Kumamoto Prefecture and Kyushu, but also in Japan. The hot spring area stretches along the Tanoharu River in a valley, and is mainly a series of small-scale hot spring inns with less than 30 guest rooms......
The guest rooms are designed with the highest regards for the privacy of each room. 4 rooms are in a detached style established after the new management, and 5 rooms are in a row-house connected on a step, although they are not detached......
After relaxing in your room and enjoying the hot springs, it is time for dinner. The young landlady personally goes to the restaurant every day to stock up on seasonal ingredients for her creative Japanese cuisine......
Before you leave, be sure to check out the souvenirs lined up in front of the reception. Unique items that remind you of nature, such as preserved flower decorations made in the neighborhood and sake cups made from bamboo tubes......
|Keywords for this ryokan
|Located on the outside of Kurokawa Onsen, overlooking the valley from a hill
|All rooms are equipped with an open-air bath with free-flowing hot-spring water
|All rooms are detached, private and surrounded by nature.
|Private open-air bath with a great view, for guests only
|Created Kaiseki with a modern arrangement of Kumamoto flavors
|People like this are OK
|Those who want to spend time without worrying about their surroundings in a detached guest room
Those who want to enjoy a pleasant view of nature
|People like this are NG
|Those seeking the convenience of a location where you can be in a hot spring area as soon as you step out of the ryokan.
|Mountain Each room has a different open-air bath and location from the room
|Modern Japanese creative cuisine
|Official website's online reservation benefits
|The most economical rates are available for reservations through official website.
One drink ＋ "Patisserie Roku" cream puff ticket
|Marbled Higo Beef shabu shabu plan, Higo Beef steak plan, etc.Check theOfficial Website for details★
|【Row-house】2 story type（Capacity of 2 to 5 persons）
|from ￥28,600 Up charge on days before holidays from ￥2,000
All 5 rooms ※10 tatami mats room＋Spacious veranda＋Living room＋Open-air bath＋Indoor bath＋T
|【Annex】2 story type（Capacity of 2 to 5 persons）
Room "Asebi" ※10 tatami mats room＋Spacious veranda＋Living room＋Open-air bath＋Indoor bath＋T
|【Annex】1 story type (Japanese/Western-style room)（Capacity of 2 to 5 persons）
All 3 rooms ※10 tatami mats room＋Twin Bedroom＋Half open-air bath＋Shower room＋T
|Establishment / Reconstruction
|Established in 2002 / Reconstructed in 2016
|Number of Rooms
|All 9 rooms (6 Japanese-style rooms, 3 Japanese/Western-style rooms)
|Number of People Accommodated
|Private open-air bath×1
Fee: Free for overnight stay
Usage time: 50 min. between 3:00PM~10:00PM, 7:00AM~9:00AM
How to reserve: At Check-in
|Public bath / Other
|All 9 rooms with open-air baths, separate men's and women's large baths, 1 private open-air bath
|Available for 20 cars
|Supported（One-story type guest room）
|Esthetics / Massages
|Free Wi-Fi Enabled
|NHK: 2 stations, Private Broadcasting: 4 stations, NHKBS: 2 stations
|Sales shop & Footbaths
|Declare only what you use (cannot be brought in)
Refrigerator drinks: canned beer and juice
|Ice cream available (Local Aso Jersey milk ice cream)
|Rinse in shampoo
|Toilet with washer
|Barrier-free guest room (one story type)
|Nearby Convenience Store
|10 min. by car
|Sodium・CalciumーCarbonate・Sulfate・Chloride springs(Hypotonic, Neutral, Hyperthermal spring)
|Temperature of the source
|Total dissolved substances (excluding gases)
|Gushing of the source
|Private source of spring water (power pumping) gushing on the premises
|Add water / Circulation Filtration
|No using 100% free-flowing hot-spring water
|Sterilization of bath
|Replacement of hot water in bathtub
|Once per day
|Indications by Spring Quality（Revised on July 1, 2014）
|Cuts, Peripheral circulatory failure, Cold sensitivity, Depression, Dry skin
|General Indications for Bathing（Revised on July 1, 2014）
|Chronic pain or stiffness of muscles or joints (chronic phase of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, bruises, sprains, etc.), muscle stiffness in motor paralysis, excessive sensitivity to cold, peripheral nerve disorder, decline of gastrointestinal function (slow digestion, intestinal gas formation, etc.), mild high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes), mild hypercholesterolemia, mild asthma or emphysema, hemorrhoid pain, autonomic instability, various symptoms from stress (sleep disorders, depression, etc.),convalescence stage of illness, recovery from fatigue, promotion of health.
|Color of hot water
|Weak yellow and colorless
|Cannot ※Non-submission of application for drinking to the health department
|Indications for drinking
|Smell / Taste
|Astringent taste・Weak hydrogen sulfide smell
|○From Fukuoka area：
Hakata Sta., Tenjin Sta., Fukuoka Airport: Highway buses available（Nishitetsu Highway Bus）
○From Kumamoto area： Kumamoto Sta., Aso Sta., Kumamoto Airport, : Highway buses available （Kyushu Crossing Bus）
※For Kyushu Crossing Bus, there are two types of buses: one includes sightseeing in Aso, and the other does not. Buses are also available from Beppu area.
※Sanko Bus is also available from Kumamoto area.
※Nishitetsu highway buses are available to Hita Sta. (many services, transfer at Hita Sta.) and to Tsuetate Onsen (few services).
|60 min. on Route 212 from the Hita Interchange of the Oita Expressway, 70 min. from Yufuin Interchange, 90 min. from Kumamoto Interchange on Kyushu Expressway
|Nearby Sightseeing Spots
|Mt. Aso, Kuju Flower Park, Kurokawa Hot Spring Area
|Recreation (tourist farms, parks, etc.)
|Hot spring tour with bath passes
|Comment from young landlady Mrs.Yuko Ren
This quiet ryokan is located on high ground, a little away from the center of Kurokawa. There are many services here that women can enjoy. We hope you will learn more about Kurokawa, Aso, and Kumamoto through your stay here.
|Date of Interview
※When making a reservation, please mention that you saw "kashikiri-onsen.com"
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For more than 30 years, he has been visiting hot spring ryokans all over Japan, persuading innkeepers of the need for "private baths". He is still a traveler who spends half of the year at a hot spring.In addition to being a article creater, photographer, and drone pilot, he also designs websites and provides consulting services.