Kurokawa Onsen Oku no Yu

Kurokawa Onsen Oku no Yu

What kind of ryokan is Kurokawa Onsen Oku no Yu? This is one of the most popular ryokans in Kurokawa Onsen with its quiet and tasteful ambiance. The ryokan is built along the river, and the open-air hot spring baths face the river. Listening to the murmuring of the river as you soak in the…

Tobise Onsen Tenga Sanso

Tobise Onsen Tenga Sanso

What kind of onsen ryokan is Tobise Onsen Tenga Sanso? Located in a secluded and nature-rich area of Kurokawa Onsen, this small onsen ryokan has a total of seven rooms, all with spacious private hot spring baths. We liked Oyado Kafugetsu so much the last time we stayed there that we decided to stay at…

Yamashinobu

Yamashinobu

What kind of onsen ryokan is Yamashinobu? This is my cup of tea.  If you are looking for very cozy mountain huts with hot springs, you should stay here.  The location is deep in the mountains.  The surrounding neighborhood would be so quiet even though there are so many tourists in Kurokawa Onsen.  The location…

Ryokan Miyama Sansou

Ryokan Miyama Sansou

What kind of onsen ryokan is Ryokan Miyama Sansou? We love the atmosphere of a small farming village tucked away in the mountains, and we stop by here every time we visit Kurokawa Onsen. This is a modern villa-style onsen ryokan and each villa has a wonderful private hot spring. The small hot spring town…

Ryokan Sanga

Ryokan Sanga

What kind of onsen ryokan is Ryokan Sanga? Kurokawa Onsen is a good old hot spring resort with many old-fashioned wooden buildings. This is also an old-fashioned onsen ryokan, and I think it is perfect for those who want to enjoy such an ambiance. It may be a bit far from the center of Kurokawa…

Oyado Kafugetsu

Oyado Kafugetsu

What kind of onsen ryokan is Oyado Kafugetsu? Kurokawa Onsen is dotted with small wonderful hot spring inns that look like hideaways for adults, and this is just one of them. Moreover, the cost performance is very good, and we were surprised at how large the private hot spring baths in our room. Also, you…

Takefue

Takefue

What kind of onsen ryokan is Takefue? This is definitely one of the best in the world.  There are only a few houses around the ryokan, and the scenery makes you wonder if there is really a 5-star luxury ryokan in such a place, but as you drive through the thicket, you will soon find…

Yamamizuki

Yamamizuki

What kind of onsen ryokan is Yamamizuki? This is one of the ryokans we always want to stay at when we come to Kurokawa Onsen. The Japanese countryside scenery, the sound of the river, the chirping of the birds, the dynamic outdoor hot springs with floating hot water flowers, and the liberating beauty of nature…

Kurokawa Onsen Oyado Noshiyu

Kurokawa Onsen Oyado Noshiyu

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kurokawa Onsen Oyado Noshiyu? Kurokawa Onsen has so many charming ryokans to stay at that I always have a hard time deciding which one to stay at. This is an onsen ryokan that I really don’t want to tell you about because it has only 11 rooms and reservations…

Yamabiko Ryokan

Yamabiko Ryokan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Yamabiko Ryokan? This is not luxurious, but a very cozy ryokan where you can feel the changes of the four seasons with your whole body. The magnificent thatched gate that blends in with the beautiful nature is very impressive. In front of the thatched gate, you will be greeted…

Shikinosato Hanamura

Shikinosato Hanamura

What kind of onsen ryokan is Shikinosato Hanamura? If you are looking for rooms with private hot springs in rich nature, I would recommend it.  Overall, the onsen ryokan has great value for money if compared to others.  Perhaps, if relaxation is your main purpose, you should stay here.  A one-night stay wouldn’t be enough. …

Fujiya

Fujiya

What kind of onsen ryokan is Fujiya? This inn is like a hideaway for adults built along the river. With only seven rooms, it is always difficult to make reservations, but we always stay here at least one night when we visit Kurokawa Onsen. From the common areas to the guest rooms, the warmth of…

Okyakuya

Okyakuya

What kind of onsen ryokan is Okyakuya? I love to travel, so I have stayed in many ryokans, and Okyakuya is one of the best I have ever stayed in. It doesn’t have the latest facilities, luxurious interiors, and furnishings, etc. but the service and hospitality are like that of a five-star hotel. This is…

Oyado Nonohana

Oyado Nonohana

What kind of onsen ryokan is Oyado Nonohana? The authentic onsen ryokan, located along a mountain stream a short distance from the Kurokawa Onsen town, is a quaint, secluded inn with only eight rooms in total. Each room has its own hot spring bath, perfect for those who want to relax in a quiet environment…

Kurokawa Onsen Yama no Yado Shinmeikan

Kurokawa Onsen Yama no Yado Shinmeikan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kurokawa Onsen Yama no Yado Shinmeikan? The onsen ryokan is not luxurious, not modern, or not the latest equipment. It is a typical mountain lodge-like hot spring ryokan. But it’s well-maintained, clean, and comfortable. The price range is reasonable, the hospitality is very warm, and we were really happy…

Kurokawa So

Kurokawa So

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kurokawa So? If you want to enjoy outdoor communal hot springs while seeing dynamic views, you should stay here.  It’s truly worth it.  The property has amazing outdoor hot springs.  There are many outdoor hot springs in Kurokawa Onsen, but no doubt they would be the best.  Perhaps, if…

Kurokawa Onsen Gosyo Gekkoujyu

Kurokawa Onsen Gosyo Gekkoujyu

What kind of onsen ryokan is Kurokawa Onsen Gosyo Gekkoujyu? This is a gourmet 5-star onsen ryokan with the most beautiful views of the moon, stars, majestic mountains, and sky in Kurokawa Onsen. With only eight villas on a vast site, all with private outdoor and indoor hot springs, it is the perfect place to…

Fumoto Ryokan

Fumoto Ryokan

What kind of onsen ryokan is Fumoto Ryokan? The onsen ryokan wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  There are 14 rooms only.  Also, the location is perfect in Kurokawa Onsen.  You can fully enjoy hanging out around the town in Yukata whenever you like.  Perhaps, if you are a hot spring freak, I would recommend…

Aso no Shiki

Aso no Shiki

What kind of onsen ryokan is Aso no Shiki? This is my cup of tea.  The onsen ryokan wouldn’t be luxury, but truly cozy.  If you are looking for small lovely ryokans near Mt. Aso in Kumamoto prefecture, you should stay here.  The location is not in Kurokawa Onsen.  The staff welcomed us with warmth. …

Ryokan Konomama

Ryokan Konomama

What kind of onsen ryokan is Ryokan Konomama? This is a modern onsen ryokan near Mt.Aso. It is only an hour’s drive from Kumamoto Airport, and the rooms and the private hot springs attached to the rooms offer spectacular views of Mt. Aso. Each room has a wonderful private hot spring. On top of that,…