Ryokan Miyama Sansou

Ryokan Miyama Sansou is like a small mountain village.  If you are looking for ryokans with private hot springs, I would highly recommend it.  Each room has a wonderful private hot spring.  Perhaps if this is your first time staying at ryokans, this would be great.  Facilities tend to be the latest.  You wouldn’t feel any stress during your stay.  On the other hand, if you want to hang out around the onsen town in Yukata whenever you like, this wouldn’t be.  The property is located a five-minute drive away from the center of Kurokawa Onsen.  The property would be great for family, couples, small groups, or solo travelers.  *A minimum age requirement of 13 applies.  The ambiance is cozy, tranquil, and friendly.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a special room called “C type”.  It’s truly worth staying in the room.  The private outdoor hot spring is along the river.  You can enjoy white noise from the river and starry sky while soaking in the bath.  That’s an extraordinary experience.  All of the amenities are taken care of including minimum toiletries, pajamas, samue outfits, a coffee machine with capsules, a green tea set, and a complimentary mini-bar including beer.  Also, a humidifier and a DVD player were placed in our room.   Free WiFi reception was sometimes very slow at night.  There is a vending machine for drinks.  Room service is available until 22:00.  There is no convenience store around here.  You might want to buy your necessities before coming here.  Then communal indoor and outdoor hot springs were amazing.  The spring quality was soft, smooth, and moist.  The water temperature was just nice.  There were some outside guests who take a day trip to the communal hot springs between 10:00 and 15:00 so the communal ones tend to be busy during the time slot.  If you want to chill out here, you might want to use it after dinner or before breakfast in the early morning.  The communal ones are basically open for 24 hours.  Then you can use communal hot springs in the sister inns, Yamamizuki and Yama no Yado Shinmeikan.  Staff can bring you to each of them.  *Please note that if you have tattoos, you may not be permitted to use all of the communal ones.  Then Ryokan Miyama Sansou is not a perfect universal design but there are few steps in-house.  Also, wheelchairs are available for borrowing.  All rooms have western twin beds and private hot springs.  Once you enter your room, you wouldn’t need to move around.  When you move to the dining room, the front desk, and the communal baths, staff can bring you by resort cart.  If you bring people with weak feet, you may want to inform the staff in advance as they can arrange a villa near the entrance.  Then the local cuisine for dinner and breakfast was wonderful.  It may be a bit challenging for the western palate.  You can choose either Western or Japanese cuisine for breakfast.  All meals are served in a dining area.  Dinner starts from 18:00 to 20:00.  Breakfast starts from 7:30 to 9:00.  *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 restaurant 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 was warm, proactive, and friendly.  If you want to experience signature Japanese hospitality with a personal touch, you should stay here.  Overall, the price range would be reasonable.  The experience was very unique and should definitely be tried.  Anyway, if you drive a car, be careful.  It’s often foggy, especially the spring and the fall season.  Also, it would be very hard to drive on snowy days in the winter season.  There are many narrow mountain roads.  You may want to use public transportation when you visit Kurokawa Onsen.  Free shuttle service from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop is available between 11:00 and 17:30.  You need to book it in advance.  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about Ryokan Miyama Sansou from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  **Check-in and out times 3:00 PM/11:00 AM   If you check-in after 18:00, you need to inform staff in advance.  Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan on  Booking.com or  Agoda 

Info about Ryokan Miyama Sansou

Style Modern Japanese Villa
Guest Rating Superb 9.4
Estimated Price 43,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact  info@miyama-sansou.com
Internet Connection Free WiFi in the ryokan
Facility Information Wheelchairs are available
Pets are not allowed
The free parking lot is available 
Location Ryokan Miyama Sansou’s MAP
Access Free pick-up service
from Kurokawa Onsen Bus Stop
Address and TEL 6393 Manganji, Aso-gun,
Kumamoto 869-2402
Tel +81 967-44-1101
Official Homepage Ryokan Miyama Sansou’s HP