Roppokan Ryokan

Roppokan Ryokan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Roppokan Ryokan?

This is not luxury ryokan, but very cozy, tranquil, and comfortable.  There are many local return guests all year round.  If you are looking for a modern ryokan in Fukuoka, you may want to stay here. 

Alternatively, if you are looking for a room with a private outdoor hot spring, I would recommend it. There are several rooms with great private hot springs that have been recently renovated. The spring quality is thick, creamy, and moist.  You may become a hot spring freak. 

Overall, the exterior of the building is old-fashioned, but it has been well renovated and is very clean. You can see the Chikugo River and peaceful countryside scenery.

Then there is no quaint hot spring town around the ryokan. If you want to hang out in a hot spring town in yukata, I would rather recommend going to Kurokawa Onsen or Beppu Onsen. It takes about two hours from Fukuoka, though. On the other hand, if you don’t have much time and are looking for an onsen ryokan around Fukuoka, this is a good place to stay.

Once we arrived at the property, the staff served Japanese sweets with green tea.  We felt relaxed in the lobby while viewing peaceful mountains and the river in good weather. 

The property would be great for couples, families, or small groups, but not solo travelers.  The ambiance is serene, family-oriented, and friendly.
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Is the location easy to access?

You can get there by bus or train but it is easier and faster to take the train than the bus. If you still want to go by bus, please contact me at the below space. I’ll find out how to get there. It takes 60min by express bus from Fukuoka Airport or Hakata Station.

To get there by train, take the JR Kyushu Shinkansen at Hakata Station and get off at Kurume Station. It takes 18min. Then transfer to the JR Kyudai Main Line and get off at Chikugo-Yoshii Station. It takes 31min.

Then, a free shuttle service is available from Chikugo-Yoshii Station or Haki Bus Stop.  You need to book it in advance. It takes 30min from Chikugo-Yoshii Station to the property by car.

Rooms I would recommend?

If you are going to stay here, I would recommend a room with a private hot spring on a high floor.  We fully enjoyed our private hot springs and tranquil rural landscapes.  All of the rooms with private hot springs have been recently renovated and are brand new. The facilities are also up-to-date.

On the other hand, rooms without private hot springs wouldn’t be special.  The facilities are outdated.

Then if you don’t want to sleep on Japanese-style mattresses in tatami rooms, you may want to book a room with twin beds on tatami mats.

Then the ryokan features several universal design rooms with nice private hot springs. Even wheelchair users can stay comfortably. If you are taking someone with weak legs, I would recommend staying in a room with a private hot spring. Once you are in the room, there is no need to move. You can request to have meals in your room too.

How about toiletries & in-room amenities?

All of the amenities are taken care of including enough toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, Japanese sweets, and green tea bags, etc.  Room service is not available.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  The Free Wi-Fi reception was good. 

Then this is child-friendly.  The staff provides meals, a baby bath, toys, mid-afternoon snacks, and baby-bouncers if you request in advance. *The baby bath is available at the communal baths. Basically free for children up to 2 years old.
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How about In-house Facilities?

This is a perfect universal design.  There are 6 rooms for wheelchair users.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring someone with weak legs, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they arrange a room near the lift. 

Then there are wonderful outdoor and indoor communal hot springs on 1F and 4F.  All of them are open from 5:00 to 25:00.  If you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use the communal bathing area.  You may want to book a room with a private hot spring.

There is a foot bath, terrace, lounge, gift shop, etc.

How about meals?

The local food for dinner was nice, but it wouldn’t be special.  The portion was big.  Dinner starts from 18:00, 18:30, or 19:00.  Dinner is served in a private room or dining area.  If you stay in a room with private hot springs, you can request to have meals in your room. It depends on which room you book.

Then western Japanese buffet-style breakfast was wonderful.  Breakfast time is between 7:30 and 9:00.  Basically, breakfast is served in a dining area.  

*Please note that inform the staff when you book a room with meals if you have any food allergies.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare alternative food if you request on that day. 

Then, as far as I know, there is no nice restaurant near the property.  You may want to book a room with meals.

My impressions

All staff tends to be friendly, but not sophisticated.  This is Fukuoka prefecture.  I guess it’s OK.  Overall, the property has great value for money.  If you want to enjoy a modern onsen ryokan in Fukuoka or if this is your first time staying at ryokans, it would be best. 

At last, the property is popular among local people. If you want to chill out in a tranquil atmosphere, you may want to avoid staying during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, the weekends of Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and New Year holiday.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Roppokan Ryokan from the below space.  Check Availability and Pricing for Roppokan Ryokan on Agoda

Info about Roppokan Ryokan

Style Modern Onsen Ryokan
Check-in and out times
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact E-mail Address
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Roppokan’s MAP
Access Refer to the above
Address and TEL 1840 Hakikugumiya, Asakura, Fukuoka 838-1514
Tel +81 946-62-1047
Official Homepage Roppokan’s HP

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