Fujiya wouldn’t be luxury, but the ryokan has such a laid-back atmosphere.  Staff welcomed us with warmth and we didn’t feel like we were checking in a ryokan, it was like we were being welcome back home.  If you are looking for charming and quaint ryokans in Kurokawa Onsen, I would highly recommend Fujiya.  Perhaps, if you are looking for ryokans like a secret hideaway for adults, I think you should stay here.  The ambiance would be perfect.  We hardly met other guests during our stay.  There are only 8 rooms.  Fujiya would be great for couples, families, small groups, or solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 7 applies.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room called “KIN”.  The room with twin beds is very cozy, functional, and user-friendly.  If you want to view peaceful landscapes with the river, you might want to book rooms called “Nichi”, “Mizu”, or “Moku”.  The decor is “Japan Minimalist”, but truly relaxing.  The housekeeping is excellent.  All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, and a green tea set, etc.  Complimentary coffee and tea were offered in the lobby.  There are vending machines for drinks and snacks in-house.  Room service is not available.  Free WiFi reception was good at the small lounge on 1F and the reading room on 2F only.  Then there are awesome communal indoor and outdoor hot springs in-house.  Also, there are 2 complimentary private family ones that all guests can use whenever they are not occupied.  The spring quality is simply wonderful.  All of them are open for 24 hours.  Also, you can use communal hot springs in the sister inn, Kurokawa Onsen Oyado Noshiyu.  Don’t forget to visit there.  It takes 10min on foot from Fujiya.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use the private family ones instead.  There is no room with a private hot spring in Fujiya.  Then Fujiya is not universal design and there are some steep steps in-house.  There is no lift.  I would rather recommend staying at Oyado Nonohana if you bring people with weak feet.  The property has room for wheelchair users.  Then the Japanese food experience for dinner and breakfast was wonderful.  The portion tends to be average.  All meals are served in a private room in a dining area.  Dinner starts from 18:00 or 18:30.  Breakfast starts at 8:15.  *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 wouldn’t be restaurants for dinner around the property.    Local papa-mama shops are closing early.  You may want to book a room including meals.  Then the most important I would like to highlight is that all staff is sophisticated, proactive, and considerate.  We received a lot of warm Japanese hospitality.  Overall, Fujiya has good value for money.  We were so completely happy the whole enter time.  Then Fujiya is located near Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop, just a 5min walk.  It wouldn’t be easy to find the entrance of the property, though.  Check a map carefully in advance.  A free shuttle service is available from the bus stop.  You need to book it in advance.  Also if you drive a car, be careful.  There are some narrow mountain roads around there.  On top of that, the parking lot tends to be cramped.  You may want to use public transportation when you visit Kurokawa Onsen.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **The payment is cash only.   ***Check-in and out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM You need to inform staff of your expected arrival time in advance.   Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Booking.com or Agoda

Info about Fujiya

Style Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Exceptional 9.5
Estimated Price 40,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at +81 967-48-8117 from overseas
Call at 0967-48-8117 from domestic
Internet Connection Free wifi reception at the public area only
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Fujiya’s MAP
Access 5min walk from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop
Address and TEL 6541 Kurokawa Minamioguni-Cho Aso District
Kumamoto 869-2402  
Tel +81 967-48-8117
Official Homepage Fujiya’s HP *Japanese Only

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