If you are looking for properties on beautiful plateaus near Kurokawa Onsen, I would highly recommend Spagreenness.  This wouldn’t be luxury, but very cozy.  This is like a holiday villa.  You can relax with a beer in hand while seeing panoramic views on the terrace.  That’s precious time.  On the other hand, if you don’t have a rental car, I wouldn’t recommend it.  The location is in a large national park.  Access to the property would be inconvenient.  Unluckily the property wouldn’t offer free shuttle service from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop.  The location is a 10min drive away from the bus stop.  If you don’t have a car, you need to take a TAXI.  You may want to check in earlier as it may be hard to get a taxi at night around the onsen town.  The ambiance is cozy, tranquil, and friendly.  Spagreenness would be great for family, couples, or small groups.  There are only 9 rooms.  Each room has a big private hot spring.  The spring quality is amazing, very soft, thick, and creamy.  We fully enjoyed our private hot spring until check-out time while hearing white noise from the plateaus.  *There is no communal hot spring in-house.  Overall, facilities tend to be worn out, but the housekeeping was good.  The WiFi reception was excellent.  Then all of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, a Japanese tea set, and samue outfits.  They wouldn’t offer amenities for children.  A DVD player was placed in our room.  It seems that some big rooms have small kitchens, microwave ovens, and rice cookers, etc.  Room service is not available.  There is a vending machine for drinks.  Complimentary coffee and tea are available at the lounge.  There is no convenience store within walking distance.  You may want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Also, there is no safety deposit box in each room.  You need to leave your valuables at the reception.  Then Spagreenness is almost universal design.  Wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to book a western room near the reception.  Then there are Italian, French, and Japanese restaurants around the property.  You need to book a table in advance.  We tried Italian food.  That’s wonderful, but you need to walk around 10min from the property to the restaurant.  There is a long slope on the way to the restaurant.  If you bring small children or people with weak feet, you may want to visit by car.  Then you can choose Japanese or western cuisine for breakfast in advance.  You can have breakfast in the lounge while viewing peaceful landscapes.  The portion tends to be small.  Breakfast time is from 8:00-10:00.  Then the staff tends to be friendly, but not sophisticated.  This is Kumamoto Prefecture.  I guess it’s OK.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscapes from our room.  It feels like the time stopped flowing here.  It’s well worth a visit if you are in Kyushu.  Anyway, the best season to stay at Spagreenness would be except for the winter season.  Because there would be plenty of snow around the property and it would be hard to drive a car in winter unless you are a local.  If your main purpose is to go skiing, you may want to ask staff by e-mail in advance how to go to a ski resort.  Kujyu Forest Park Ski Resort is near the property.  It takes 15min by car.  There is no free shuttle service from the property.  At last, before booking a room, don’t forget to check a weather forecast.  That’s really important if you want to view magnificent views.  The resort must leave a lasting impression. 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.  **Check-in and out times 15:00/10:00  If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform staff in advance.  If you stay at rooms called Kuri or Daidai, check-in time is supposed to be at 16:00  ***They can accept CASH only.  Check Availability and Pricing for the property on or Agoda

Info about Spagreenness

Style Japanese-style mountain villa
Guest Rating Wonderful 8.8
Estimated Price 25,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Internet Connection Free wifi in the property
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available

Spagreenness’s MAP

Access 10min by TAXI from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop
Address and TEL     Tel +81 967-44-0899
Official Homepage Spagreenness’s HP

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