Oyado Kafugetsu

If you are looking for rooms with wonderful large private hot springs in rich nature, I would highly recommend Oyado Kafugetsu.  Each room has a private one.  Perhaps if you are keen on hot springs, I really think you should stay here.  There are some amazing hot springs in-house.  On the other hand, if you want to hang out around Kurokawa Onsen town in Yukata whenever you like, this is not.  The location is away from the central of Kurokawa Onsen.  It takes 10min by car.  The ryokan would be great for couples, families, and solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  Oyado Kafugetsu is like a secret hideaway for adults.  There are only 11 rooms.  We never met other guests on the property even though it was fully booked.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend a premium room with a terrace in the annex called “Shikisai”.  It’s truly worth staying in the room.  It is so spacious, relaxed, and tranquil.  The indoor and outdoor private hot springs are large.  We spent a lot of time jumping in and out of our private ones while enjoying white noise from the river.  The water temperature tends to be a bit hot.  Staff can adjust the temperature if you request.  Then there are some wonderful communal hot springs in-house.  Also, there are two private family ones for free which you can use whenever they are not occupied.  All of them are open from 15:00-23:00, 6:00-9:00.  *Please note that if you have tattoos and want to use the communal hot springs, use the private family ones instead.  Then Oyado Kafugetsu is not a perfect universal design but there are few steps in the building.  If you bring people with weak feet, you might want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a room near the entrance.  Alternatively, I would rather recommend Oyado Nonohana or Kurokawa Onsen Gosyo Gekkoujyu as there are wheelchair-accessible rooms.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, yukatas, pajamas, a coffee machine with capsules, and a green tea set.  Also, a DVD player and humidifier were placed in our room.  Free Wifi reception was available in the lobby only.  I noticed that computers were placed there to use someone.   Then complimentary drinks including Japanese sake were available in the lobby.  There is a vending machine for drinks.  There is no convenience store nearby.  You might want to buy your necessitates before coming here.  Then the local food experience for dinner was good but it wouldn’t be special.  The portion tends to be average.  After dinner, some rice balls were served for a night snack.  Then when we checked out, some croissants were offered for lunch.  All meals are served in each private room in the dining area.  Dinner starts from 18:00 or 18:30.  Breakfast starts from 8:30 or 9:00.  *They may be able to arrange food for guests who have food allergies if you request in advance.  Then please note that there is no restaurant around here.  The location is out of the way.  You may want to book a room including meals.  They probably wouldn’t be able to prepare dinner if you request on that day.  Then the staff tends to be not sophisticated but they are very warm, proactive, and helpful.  You can experience signature Japanese hospitality during your stay.  If you cannot find English speakers at the front desk, you might want to write on paper what you want to say.  Most of the staff would understand English sentences.  I hope you don’t mind.  Anyway, the best season to stay here would be in spring or fall.  You can view breathtaking landscapes while soaking in the bath.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend staying in the summer season.  There would be many bugs around outdoor baths as the ryokan is surrounded by rich nature.  If you are metropolitan, you may feel uncomfortable.  At last, Kurokawa Onsen would be very crowded during Lunar New Year, late April to early May, the weekend in Oct and Nov, and the end of the year and new year holiday.  If you visit during these periods, you should stay at Oyado Kafugetsu as you would be able to escape from the crowds of people that are pulling suitcases around the town.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *Check-in and out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM   If you check-in after 19:00, you need to inform staff in advance.  **All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  ***The payment is CASH only.  ****Free shuttle service is available from Kurokawa Onsen Bus StopYou need to book it in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on Agoda or Booking.com

Info about Oyado Kafugetsu

Style Traditional Onsen Ryokan
Guest Rating Wonderful 9.0
Estimated Price 45,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0967-44-0277 from domestic
Call at +81 967-44-0277 from overseas
Internet Connection Wifi reception at the lobby only
Facility Information Wheelchairs are not available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available
Location Oyado Kafugetsu’s MAP
Access Free Pick-up service from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop
Address and TEL 5890 Manganji, Minamioguni, Aso District
Kumamoto 869-2402  
Tel +81 967-44-0277
Official Homepage Oyado Kafugetsu’s HP

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